Wonder Boys picked First in GAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll

August 29, 2019


RUSSELLVILLE – Arkansas Tech men’s golf has been unanimously voted as the favorite to win the Great American Conference in the Preseason Coaches’ Poll, the league announced Monday. The Wonder Boys garnered 81 points, along with 9 first place votes. Henderson State came in second with 66 and Southern Arkansas at third with 65 points and one first place vote.

The 2018-19 Wonder Boys advanced to the NCAA Championship quarterfinal for the third consecutive year after capturing their second GAC Championship and finishing fourth at the Midwest/Central Region Championships. 

Arkansas Tech returns all five golfers that played in NCAA National Championships last season, including two Division II PING All-American honorable mention selections, Austin Gean and Shawn Tsai.  Gean averaged a team best 73.13 strokes last season and finished in the top-10 of two tournaments. Tsai averaged 73.50 and earned four top 10 finishes.

Four-time GAC Coach of the Year Luke Calcatera also welcomes back Andre Jacobs, the GAC individual medalist and his brother Francois, who took third. Gean and Tsai finished inside the top-11 at the NCAA Championships. Jackson Marseilles, who won GAC Freshman of the Year in the 2017-2018 season, also returns for the 2019-2020 season.

Arkansas Tech opens the 2019-2020 season in Tahlequah, Okla., as the Wonder Boys compete in the two-day Northeastern State Classic at the Muskogee Golf Club on Monday, Sept. 16.

Grilling Practice given Razorbacks

Coach Pickering seeks to Prepare His Team for Game with Hendrix

October 6, 1913

FAYETTEVILLE – The 23 Razorbacks who reported for practice today were put through a grueling scrimmage.

G. A. Vincenheller, star quarterback of the Arkansas team of 1899, took charge of the second team today. He will develop the offensive playing of the scrubs in order that the first team may get practice on defense.

Coach Headrick of Hendrix saw the Arkansas-Henderson game last Friday and no doubt will prepare for the Razorbacks’ attack. However, it is rumored that Coach E.T. Pickering has several surprises for the Conway bunch.

Dan Estes and E.M. Ratcliffe, both first team tackles, were out of practice today on account of injuries. Ford Dubs and Moore played their positions. A.A. Poff, fullback on last year’s eleven, who has been playing guard this year, was at fullback today. With a little practice he should get back in form. Harry Bryan, substitute guard on the 1912 team, reported from practice this afternoon. Coach Vincenheller played Hill at right guard. Night blackboard practice was started again tonight.

Hendrix Eleven Puts Up Stubborn But Losing Battle on Henderson-Brown’s Gridiron

November 17, 1916

Conway Log Cabin Democrat Weekly

ARKADELPHIA – The Hendrix College Bulldogs, playing against great odds, lost to the Henderson-Brown Reddies here yesterday afternoon (November 17), 19-0. A majority of Coach Bill Headrick’s charges should have been under the care of physicians and trained nurses instead of playing football.

Here is the line on the physical condition of the Bulldogs. Herman Gossett, one of the best ends ever turned out at Hendrix, did not even get into the battle, as he was suffering from a broken shoulder.

Captain Roy Wilson at Center was unable to put up the fight he usually displays as he has a badly sprained ankle.

Hulon Holmes at end was suffering intense agonies throughout the melee from a sprained ankle and four broken toes.

Jim Wahl at fullback was considerably set back on account of muscles in his back being out of commission.

Other members of the team were suffering more or less serious injuries.

Withal, however, it must be said that the Hendrix team staged a stubborn fight. The lads were slow to take advantages of the fumbles committed by the opposing team, which accounts for a least one of the Reddies’ three touchdowns. The first quarter was Hendrix’ in every particular, but during the remaining three periods the Bulldogs played on the defensive most of the time.

Henderson’s first touchdown was made by Boone in the second quarter two minutes after play was begun. The Reddie quarterback circled left end, covering the 42 yards between him and the goal line with “Piggie” Sinclair at his heels. “Piggie” was unable to gain enough on the runner to make a tackle. Goal was missed. Score, Henderson 6, Hendrix 0.

The second half opened with Hendrix kicking, recovering the ball on its 25-yard line when the Reddies failed to make their downs. After gaining seven yards, Hendrix punted. Henderson being downed in midfield where Boone plowed through the line for the second touchdown. Boone kicked goal. Score, Henderson 13, Hendrix 0.

In the fourth quarter, Henderson carried the ball to Hendrix’ five-yard line and fumbled. Three Bulldogs apparently stood by and watched two Reddies jump upon the ball, recovering it for Henderson. On the next play, Gee carried the ball over for a touchdown. Goal was missed. Score, Henderson 19, Hendrix 0.

With the Bulldogs in condition, they probably would have held the Arkadelphians scoreless, but they would have found it difficult to score on the machine of Coach Jimmie Haygood’s. The Reddies played a charging game, very little open work being displayed. The Hendrix line crumbled under the onslaughts of the Reddies, and it was through this medium that a majority of their gains came. The Henderson backs formed an excellent interference for the runner.

The home team was penalized frequently for holding, tripping and offside plays, while Hendrix sustained few penalties, all of which were for off-sides.

Yesterday’s score was the same by which the Bulldogs defeated the Reddies at Conway last year. The teams will meet year on Russell Field at Conway.

“Ole Miss” to Play “Bulldogs”

Gridiron Battle November 8

Henderson-Brown and Hendrix Clash for Honors November 15

October 20, 1913

Conway Log Cabin Democrat

CONWAY – “Ole Miss,” the gridiron team which is dreaded by all southern colleges, will arrive in Conway, Saturday, November 8, for a battle with the Hendrix College football aggregation. The record on the scalping path made by “Ole Miss” this season, as well as past seasons, is a source of much pleasure to their fellow students, while on the other hand, they invariably leave many mourners behind them.

The University of Mississippi, whence “Ole Miss” hails, is one of the leading educational institutes of the south. With thousands of students from whom the coaches select the varsity’s squad, it is certain that the team will be chosen which can ably defend the uprights of their alma mater.

Hendrix continues to go through practice antics every afternoon, but there is a noticeable lack of pep and ginger among the squad, said to be caused from a dearth of scheduled games. One one game has been played by the “Bulldogs,” while other teams in the state have played several. The authorities are endeavoring to arrange a contest between the “Bulldogs” and the University of Arkansas Reserves, to be played on Hendrix field tomorrow afternoon.

Friday, the Hendrix warriors leave for Jonesboro, where they will battle with the “Aggies.” The latter team is playing excellent ball this season, and is a strong contender for the state championship honors. While Hendrix entertains no fears of being licked, the team admits it will have to look sharply to keep the “plow jockies” from “slipping one over on them.”

On the following Monday, October 27, the “Bulldogs” take on Arkansas College at Batesville. The Batesvillians have lost several games this season, but Hendrix will not go into the affair overconfident. They expect to win the battle, but at the same time, expect to have to fight for every inch.

On November 15, the most important games of the season will be played on Hendrix field, when the long time rivals, Henderson-Brown of Arkadelphia and Hendrix of the his city will entertain probably 1,500 spectators with a battle royal. This is the decisive game of the season, so far as the state championship is concerned. It is with this game in view that both the “Reddies” and the “Bulldogs” are training. The keenest possible rivalry exists between these two institutions, making the game all the more interesting from the spectators’ viewpoint. Henderson will charter a special train, bringing the entire student body, as well as a large number of townspeople with them, to cheer their pets on to victory.