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Badger Spirit!


Tennis The AHS Badger and Lady Badger tennis teams wrapped up the 2015 season in the 4A-7 District tennis tournament at Fountain Lake in early October. The Lady Badgers got one point in girls’ doubles play from Erica Dixon and Colleen Lloyd with a first-round win. Singles’ play is where the Lady Badgers collected the other seven points as seniors Rebecca Fellers and Katy Dickerson won their first two matches and faced each other in the semis. Fellers ended up finishing second in the girls’ singles bracket while Dickerson finished third place, qualifying both of them for the 4A State tournament. As a team, the Lady Badgers finished in a tie for conference runner-up. On the boys’ side, senior David Lloyd collected five points for the Badgers as he also qualified for the 4A State tournament. Lloyd advanced to the semifinals, where he lost a heart-breaker in a third set tie-break. Lloyd qualified for state by winning the consolation match in another third set tie-break match. Seniors Dickerson, Fellers and Lloyd were AHS’s representatives to the 4A State Tennis tournament hosted by Jonesboro-Westside on October 19-20. Senior Johnathan Miles wrapped up his career as a four-year letter winner and Brock Huerkamp and Erica Dixon were the other two seniors on the AHS tennis team in 2015. Any students interested in participating on the AHS tennis team during the fall 2016 season can contact the AHS athletic department at 870-246-7373 or

Golf Two individual qualifiers to the 4A State golf tournament highlighted the 2015 AHS Badger and Lady Badger golf season under head coach Steve Patterson. Seniors Andrea Brown and Tyler Freeman represented AHS in their respective 4A State Championships. Brown and Freeman both qualified for the state championship with their performances at Diamondhead in the 4A-7 District tournament by finishing as one of the top two individuals outside of the teams that qualified. Brown competed wrapped up her career with a good outing at the girls’ state championship at the Country Club of Arkansas in Maumelle on September 21. Freeman competed in the 4A boys’ championships on October 6 at Cooper’s Hawk Golf Course in Melbourne and finished 14th out of 72 golfers with a 10 over par 82. As a team, the Badgers won their season-opening match and saw younger golfers progress throughout the season. “I was extremely proud of Andrea and Tyler for qualifying for the state tournament and was proud of their performances at the state championship,” said Patterson. “We will lose 5 seniors from these two teams, but we had some of our younger golfers show promise for the future and that makes the future look bright. We’re always looking for more players, so interested students can contact me at the high school about how to be a member of the Badger golf team.”



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APS Voice, Fall 2015  

APS Voice, Fall 2015