MAUMELLE — Conway’s Summar Roachell, one of the top amateur girls golfers in the nation, hit the accelerator in the first round and never let up in powering to a dominating, 36-hole victory in the Arkansas Women’s Golf Association’s Junior Championship at Maumelle Country Club.
Roachell, who pretty much wrapped things up by taking a nine-stroke lead after the first round, won the event by 16 strokes with rounds of 70 and 75 for a 145 total.
Conway’s Casey Ott was second with rounds of 81 and 80 for 161.
Hendrix’s Collin Radack was selected to represent the South Team in the 2012 Great Lakes Summer Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game that was played Thursday night at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, Ohio, the home of the Frontier League’s Lake Erie Crushers.
Radack is the leading hitter for the Xenia Scouts, the GLSCBL team sponsored by Athletes in Action. He leads the Scouts with a .400 batting average and has a league leading 13 doubles. Radack’s slugging percentage of .544 is 11th best in the league. He is tied for third on the Scouts with 11 runs batted in has also recorded six stolen bases in six tries.
"Once he was given the opportunity, Collin has been hitting from the get-go," said Scouts coach J.D. Arndt. "He leads the league in doubles and has really helped us by driving in and scoring key runs. Collin is a really good athlete but more important he is a really good persona and a true asset to our team."
Radack said, "It is a huge blessing and I thank God every day for the ability he has given me to play this awesome game and the success I’ve had so far this summer, I have to thank my coach J.D. Arndt and all my teammates. We have a really good offensive team and there are a lot of good hitters around me I definitely couldn’t do it without them."
Athletes in Action is a Christian Ministry based in Xenia, Ohio, dedicated to using the platform of sport to spread the Gospel of Christ around the world. AIA is a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ.