Posted Date: 06/17/2022
The Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star week is fast approaching. Games are set to begin Friday, June 24 and conclude on Saturday, June 25. Ticket information for the high profile event that includes a bit of Mansfield flavor is available through online services only.
The Arkansas Activities Association released the following link as the source for game day tickets. To order tickets you should visit https://gofan.co/app/school/
The 2022 AHSCA All Star games make a return to the campus of the University of Central Arkansas this summer after a two year hiatus due to covid precautions. The state’s top seniors will compete in football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, cheer, and dance over the two day period.
Mansfield joins the All Star festivities with two of its 2022 graduates. Kiara Thomas and Ryan Hayslip, recently named Mansfield’s T. Franklin Boyd Tigers of the Year, have accepted invitations to participate.
Thomas, a multi-sport athlete, earned her invite as the 2A-4 conference’s top senior softball player. The middle infielder batted .267 on offense and was credited with an 86% fielding percentage on defense. She will suit up for the West All-Star softball team in a game scheduled for Farris Field at 4:00 PM on that Friday.
Hayslip was a two sport star as an All-State track athlete and All-State cheerleader. He was selected to represent the West cheer squad. His performance can be caught at either the football game or basketball games.
Those contests will take place on that Saturday. Girls basketball begins at 1:00 PM in the Farris Center. Boys basketball follows at 3:00 PM. The football will move across the street at Estes Stadium at 6:00PM.
All Star interest with additional Mansfield ties comes through the coaching ranks. Coach Danielle Overton of Lavaca was a 2010 MHS graduate. She will represent Lavaca High School and serve as an assistant coach for the West All Star cheer squad.
Overton, who competed under her maiden name Fry while in high school, was a 10 time state champion track athlete and highly decorated cheerleader. Since joining the coaching ranks she has orchestrated two state championships for competitive cheer with her Lavaca cheer squads.
Most recently Overton’s cheer squad was on the Lavaca Golden Arrows sideline as the school’s boys basketball squad won the 2022 class 2A state championship.