ASU Ultimate Frisbee

When most people think about a game of frisbee, the common thought is of a family throwing around a disc in the backyard on a sunny Saturday afternoon. However, at Arkansas State University, frisbee is so much more than just a game. I recently had the chance to watch the ultimate frisbee team in action as well as interview one of the captains, Ronnie Short.

Also, the team will have a hectic schedule over the next few weeks as they are traveling to three tournaments and hosting one in Jonesboro.

The Manhattan Project (Manhattan, KS)
Oct. 10-12
Evansville, IL Tournament
Oct. 18-19
Astro Memorial Tournament (Baton Rouge, LA)
Nov. 1-3
The Pack Attack Classic (Joe Mack Campbell Park, Jonesboro, AR)
Nov. 22-23

Anyone who is interested in joining the ultimate frisbee team should contact Ronnie Short, or email the team at redwolf.ultimate@gmail.com

Ultimate Frisbee Captains (l-R): Matt Reid, Ronnie Short, Kyle Whittington

Ultimate Frisbee Captains (L-R): Matt Reid, Ronnie Short, Kyle Whittington (Photo by Quortney Kolen)

To learn more about ultimate frisbee, definitely check out the following links:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Red-Wolf-Ultimate/1431214147101320?fref=nfhttp://www.usaultimate.org/index.html

Arkansas State Red Wolves Rugby Defeats Florida State 95-0

This past Friday, September 19, the Arkansas State Red Wolves varsity rugby team traveled to Tallahassee to play the Florida State Seminoles.

The Red Wolves started the match off with great power and continued this energy all the way to the end, evident in the halftime score of 55-0 and the final score at 95-0.

This was the biggest win so far for the varsity rugby team, following a successful tournament in Little Rock against the University of Arkansas, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State and Louisiana Tech, going undefeated in all matches.

The varsity team was not the only success story for the Red Wolves rugby club.  The junior varsity team also dominated Florida State in Jonesboro, leaving the final score at 45-0.

When asked about the success of the team, Coach NeMani “Mani” Delaibatiki seemed to have one key ingredient for their winnings: teamwork.

“It’s part of the winning formula that helps the guys win and play big games on weekends.”

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This Saturday, September 27, both varsity and junior varsity teams will have games with varsity again being away with junior varsity at home in the ASU rugby pitch.  The varsity team will go against the Glendale Raptors in Glendale, Colorado at 3 p.m while junior varsity will play Harding University Varsity at 1 p.m.

For more on the Red Wolves rugby team, you can visit the official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/asurugby

And the Arkansas State University page: http://www.astate.edu/a/rugby/

Changing Lanes: Jonesboro Bowling Center Prepares for Home Tournament

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While the 2014-2015 bowling season doesn’t start until late October, the Jonesboro Bowling Center is gearing up for the Red Wolves’ home invitational in January. The A-State bowling team is looking to have repeat success at this invitational as they won last year’s after sweeping Sam Houston State 4-0 in the finals.

Going into tournament, the Jonesboro Bowling Center has to make sure the lanes are set up, and machines are working correctly, as well as making some decisions as to the oil patters to be used in the matches. During the sweep of the Bearkats last January, Coach Justin Kostick explained in a post match interview that the lanes were “hooking more and that plays right into our wheelhouse.” Later in the interview he said that these lanes were tougher than in previous matches.

As far as staff goes for tournaments of this nature, Kelly Stevens, the manager of the Jonesboro Bowling Center says that in case of lane breakdowns they have two people on staff at all time in the back of the alley for maintenance, as well as four volunteers at the front for assistance in score keeping.

These games are open to fans and the Red Wolves home invitational takes place on January 16th through the 18th.

 

A-State Women’s Bowling Team

Jonesboro Bowling Center

Inside Intramural Sports

Inside the video there is a brief description  on how the Intramural staff prepare for the upcoming season and how to prepare for each game. Kaite Titsworth Intramural Sports Coordinator and Marcus Williams Referee Supervisor will walk you through the steps.

For more information about Intramural Sports

http://www.astate.edu/a/campus-recreation/intramurals/

http://www.imleagues.com/Default.aspx

Intramural Flag Football

Intramural flag football is a team sport consisting of seven players on both sides of the ball. Rather than tackle, the players must remove the flag belts from the opponent in order to stop the play. This sport is challenging for some, but most can get the hang of it after a while. Intramural flag football is a way for students to get active and and involved on campus.

Marqus Williams practicing on his catching.

Marqus Williams practicing on his catching.-Photo by: Keandra Gross

Some students use this activity to compete with other students. Other students use it to get away from their rooms, and relieve stress. Students don’t always have time or skills to be apart of an actual collegiate sport such as football. Flag football is an alternative, and fun experience for most students. It’s also a way to meet people on campus. Intramural flag football is a great experience for the students to participate and make different connections while challenging each other in a sport that most people love.

Link for Intramurals:

http://www.astate.edu/a/campus-recreation/intramurals/

http://www.imleagues.com/Default.aspx

Arkansas State Red Wolves Women’s Soccer Team Takes Down Mississippi Valley State 5-1

Arkansas State’s Ava Abner attempts a shot on goal in the match against Mississippi Valley State on Friday.  The Red Wolves won the Match 5-1.(Eric Frazier, Sportscasting class)

Arkansas State’s Ava Abner attempts a shot on goal in the match against Mississippi Valley State on Friday. The Red Wolves won the Match 5-1.(Eric Frazier, Sportscasting class)

By Eric Frazier, Sportscasting class:  The Arkansas State Red Wolves Soccer team got back into the win column as they defeated Mississippi Valley State 5-1 in a nonconference matchup on Friday at the Arkansas State Soccer complex.

The Red Wolves started the scoring off early with them scoring four goals in under 10 minutes of the opening half.  Loren Mitchell scored the first goal 25 seconds into the match.  That was followed up by Jenna Duerst’s goal at the 1:20 mark in the match.  Katey Carmichael scored the third goal at the 3:09 mark in the match.  Tayler Carter wrapped up scoring in the first half by scoring the fourth goal at the 6:17 mark in the match.

Red Wolves Women’s soccer coach Tafadzwa Ziyenge explained why the Red Wolves had so many goals in the first 10 minutes of the game.

“That is what it’s about trying to jump on the opponent, we had traced the challenge on our team the first 20 minutes to try to get four goals and they did do a good job of that, so I was very proud.” Ziyenge said.

Mississippi Valley State held the Red Wolves off the scoreboard for most of the second half while managing to get a goal of their own by Hailey Beekman at the 52:49 mark of the match.  Alexis Philippe scored the final Red Wolves’ goal at the 85:22 mark in the match.  Red Wolves goalie Sara Wicks got the win which improved her record to 2-2.

With the win, the Red Wolves improve their record to 2-4 while Mississippi Valley State drops to 0-4.  Arkansas State returns to action at home on Friday, September 19 against Southeast Missouri State.  Kickoff is set for 5 p.m.

www.astateredwolves.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=7200&ATCLID=209648768

New Season in a New League

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photo_81The Arkansas State University Men’s Soccer Club is just one game into the 2014-2015 season with second scheduled game on September 13th being cancelled because of weather. The Red Wolves dropped their first game against the University of Arkansas with a score of 3-2 despite keeping the match close for most of the game.  Ultimately, the loss came from miscommunication from the team as players are from all around the world. Despite the loss the offense was present In the match against the Razorbacks as both Abdulaziz Alshareif and Daisuke Kishi each scored a goal. There were three yellow cards out during the game two given to Alshareif and one to Kevin Munoz. With the loss, the Red Wolves move to last place in the ACSL standings and look to host the University of Arkansas Fort Smith Sunday, September 21st at 2 p.m.

This season the Red Wolves have more to play for as they are apart of the inaugural season of the Arkansas Collegiate Soccer League, which is in conjunction with the Arkansas State Soccer Association. The Red Wolves have dual registration with both the USASA and NIRSA. Thus, the team that wins the league will have an automatic bid to the 2014 NIRSA Super Regional tournament, with the possibility to advance to the National Tournament.

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Arkansas State Red Wolves Men’s Soccer Club Schedule

A-State vs. UAFS Sunday, Sept. 21st @ 2 p.m.

A-State at UA Sunday, Sept. 28th     @ 2 p.m.

A-State vs. ATU Saturday, Oct. 11th @ 2 p.m.

A-State @ UAFS Sunday, Oct. 19th  @ 2 p.m.

Men's Soccer Team

The Pack

Coach: Andrew Hooper

Ahmad Aboalsoud                 Jeremy Adams

Mohammaed Aldosarry          Ahmad Alshareif

Abdulaziz Alshareif                 Jeremy Anderson

Yoshiki Anzawa                      Caleb Bryan

Bobby Badang                       Stansilav Bryksin

Geovanny Cazares                 Daniel Delgadillo

Lloyd Abdel Fattah                 Michael Fischer

Jesse Flack                            Yuma Furaie

Reza Khan                             Keiya Kiguchi

Benjamin Klingberg                Odega Kingsley

Yutao Kinoshita                      Daisuke Kishi

Xavier Madera                        Patrick Martins

Victor Moya                            Kevin Munoz

Jackson Ochello                     Yuto Okuno

Kevin Wang                            Riku Yoshimura

Eric Zuniga

You can follow the Arkansas State Men’s Soccer Club at:

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Arkansas Collegiate Soccer League

Photo’s by Marko Koreaoski