See which Faulkner County coaches are on all-star staffs for baseball, softball and soccer

The coaching staffs for baseball and softball for the high school all-star games this summer in Conway will have a definite Faulkner County flavor.


Joe Allbritton on Mayflower will be the head coach of the East baseball team.

Chata Hickey of Conway High will head the East softball team and Kevin Sullivan of Vilonia will be the head coach of the West Squad.

Kirk Bock of Bryant will head the West baseball team and Brad Wallace of Vilonia will be one of his assistants.

The head coach of the East boys’ soccer team is Steve Porter of Cabot and the head coach for the West boys’ soccer team is Brett Haugh of Bryant.

The rest of Allbritton’s East baseball staff will consist of Preston Despain of Brookland, Michael Wages of Marked Tree and Charles Brown of Armorel. In addition to Wallace, Bock’s West baseball staff will consist of Brant Matros of Arkadelphia and Zach Hettinga of Danville.

Porter’s East boys’ soccer staff will consist of Roger Hollis of Paragould, Walter King of Searcy and Barry McCaskill of Little Rock Christian. Haugh’s West boys’ soccer staff will consist of Jean Evans of Bergman, Steve Jones of Greenbrier and Bobby Winn of Benton.

Duke’s East girls’ soccer staff will consist of Jessica Beaver of Maumelle, Andrew Post of Greenwood and Michael Riba of Vilonia. Matthew’s West girls’ soccer staff will consist of Kevin Bledsoe of Mena, Karrie Irwin of Hot Springs and Chris Pratt of Harrison.

The All-Star baseball doubleheaders will be played at Bear Stadium and Farris Field at UCA on Tuesday, June 24. The All-Star soccer match will be played Wednesday, June 25, at the Bill Stephens Complex.



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