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Friday, Nov. 4
Bowling at Sam Houston State University Track Kat Clash
All Day
Houston

Men's basketball vs. Huston-Tillotson University
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Soccer vs. McNeese State University
4 p.m.
Corpus Christi

Tennis at David Kent Invitational
All Day
College Station

Saturday, Nov. 5
Bowling at Sam Houston State University Track Kat Clash
All Day
Houston

Football vs. University of Central Arkansas
2:30 p.m.
Homer Bryce Stadium

Tennis at David Kent Invitational
All Day
College Station

Volleyball vs. Southeastern Louisiana University
Noon
Nacogdoches

Sunday, Nov. 6
Bowling at Sam Houston State University Track Kat Clash
All Day
Houston

Tennis at David Kent Invitational
All Day
College Station


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Nac News: Vintage Market Days of East Texas returns to Nacogdoches today through Sunday

Vintage Market Days will return to Nacogdoches this weekend with "Woodland Romance."

The upscale vintage-inspired market features three days of vintage shopping, including original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, seasonal plantings and more. The market also will have live music and food trucks throughout the duration of the event.

Three-day passes are being sold today only for $10. General admission is $5 per ticket tomorrow and Sunday. Children 12 and under and parking are free, in addition to free readmission all three days. Tickets will be available at the door each day of the event.

Vintage Market Days will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Nacogdoches County Exposition and Civic Center, located at 3805 NW Stallings Drive. The Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau will have a booth at the event with an opportunity to enter for a chance to win prizes.

For more information, visit www.VintageMarketDays.com.

SFA Gardens to present container gardening seminar tomorrow

SFA Gardens will present a hands-on container gardening seminar featuring Sharon Lee Smith from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow at the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St.

Smith will help home gardeners learn the “hows” and “whys” of container gardening, as cheerful container gardens provide beauty and color during the winter. Participants will then put their knowledge to use by creating their own exquisite container garden to take home.

Pre-registration is required, and seminar space is limited. The cost is $55 for SFA Gardens members and $65 for non-members. Register by calling SFA Gardens at (936) 468-4129 or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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Athletics


Volleyball takes down University of New Orleans, 3-1

After getting lost in a four-set encounter with Sam Houston State University the last time SFA’s volleyball team took the court, the Ladyjacks’ defense returned in a big way Thursday night in Shelton Gym.

Totaling a season-high 16.0 blocks, including a match-best eight from senior Justice Walker, and witnessing three players finish with 11 or more digs, the Ladyjacks bounced back from a tough Tuesday loss with a 3-1 triumph over the University of New Orleans.
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Mathenge, Preston, Surratt and Clark honored with cross country post-season awards

SFA cross country senior Charles Mathenge was named 2016 Southland Conference Athlete of the Year following his impressive individual win for the men in this year’s championship race in Nacogdoches. Redshirt freshman Brandt Preston earned Male Freshman of the Year and freshman Taryn Surratt was chosen as the Female Freshman of the Year. In addition, SFA cross country head coach Cody Clark was awarded the Women’s Coach of the Year.
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Walls again named Academic All-District First Team Selection

SFA football junior safety Marlon Walls has once again been chosen as a College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District selection. It is the second-straight all-district honor for Walls who was also a first team selection in 2015.

Walls has been a mainstay in the Lumberjack defensive backfield for the last two seasons, experiencing his best season in 2016. The Pearland native ranks third on the team with 44 total tackles, including leading SFA with 26 solo tackles. Walls has registered 1.5 tackles for loss, three pass breakups and a forced fumble on the year, starting in seven of the Jacks’ eight games.
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Bowling travels to Houston for the Sam Houston State University Track Kat Clash

SFA’s bowling team will makes its first trip of the season to Houston today through Sunday, Nov. 6, to compete in the sixth annual Sam Houston State University Track Kat Clash.

The team’s second tournament of 2016-17 will be held at Emerald Lanes on the west side of Houston. The Ladyjacks are scheduled to bowl 14 matches over the three-day event, beginning with six baker-style matches today. SFA will then compete in five traditional team matches tomorrow, leading into Sunday’s three best-of-seven baker style bracket matches.
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Soccer begins conference tournament against McNeese State University

With the SFA soccer team's 16 regular season games in the rearview mirror, the Ladyjacks can start tournament play with a clean board. The team will take on the McNeese State University Cowgirls at 4 p.m. today in the semifinals of the Southland Conference Tournament in Corpus Christi.

The Ladyjacks wrapped up their regular season in second place with a 12-4-0 overall record and 9-2-0 in conference record. Junior Hanna Barker, Southland Midfielder of the Year, led the Ladyjacks team with nine goals on the season from 44 shots. Senior Lillie Ehlert has a 12-3 record in the net for SFA and has garnered 62 saves. The Ladyjack defense, led by senior Brooke Dunnigan and senior Kelly Ann Craig, finished second in conference for goals against average (0.88). SFA’s attacking offense was ranked 15th nationally for their 38 goals on the season from 12 different Ladyajcks.
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Fine Arts

SFA School of Theatre to present Carr’s ‘By the Bog of Cats’

SFA’s School of Theatre’s presentation of Irish playwright Marina Carr’s “By the Bog of Cats” in the fall of 2016 is not coincidental, and it was not selected by its director on a whim.

Rather, 2016 happens to be the centennial year of the Easter Rising in Ireland, a short-lived but extremely significant revolt against British rule, which led eventually to the establishment of the Irish Free State.

The presentation will debut at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Nov. 15 through 19, in Turner Auditorium in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on campus. The play is recommended for mature audiences. A content advisory may be viewed here.

Single tickets are $15 for adult, $10 for senior and $7.50 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, click here or call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407.
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School of Theatre to present student-directed ‘Why Do We Laugh?’ tonight

SFA’s School of Theatre will present the student-directed, one-act play “Why Do We Laugh?” by Stephen Gregg at 7:30 p.m. tonight and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Downstage Theatre on campus.

Directed by Houston junior Jason Trevino, “Why Do We Laugh?” is “an endearing one-act play about a lifelong love story and what it means to grow old together,” according to Trevino.

Tickets are $4. For tickets or more information, click here or call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407. The Downstage Theatre is located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive.
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University to screen ‘Alive Inside’ documentary tonight

SFA's School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “Alive Inside” at 7 p.m. tonight in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House downtown.

Written, produced and directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett, “Alive Inside” is a cinematic exploration of “music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity,” according to information at aliveinside.us.
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Chikawa Aztec Dancers returning to Día de los Muertos Fiesta tomorrow

This year’s Día de los Muertos Fiesta will again feature the popular Chikawa Aztec Dancers returning to perform at the fourth annual celebration slated for 5 to 9 p.m. tomorrow in downtown Nacogdoches in and around The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead observance, is considered a cheerful celebration of life, honoring the souls of the deceased. Día de los Muertos is a Mexican term derived from the Roman Catholic All Saints’ and All Souls’ days, traditionally observed Nov. 1 and 2. An array of activities, ranging from decorating graves to creating home altars, typically highlight the celebration that can last for days.
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Contemporary Ensemble to present thrilling pop music program tomorrow

The Contemporary Ensemble at SFA will present “Michael Jackson’s Greatest Hits of the '80s” at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

The ensemble’s purpose is to allow SFA music majors to “experience the many different functions of their instruments,” according to Andrew J. Sperandeo, SRT instructor and director/arranger for the ensemble.

Jackson’s music was selected as the theme of the program because he is considered the “King of Pop” who has influenced many modern pop artists, Sperandeo said. Additionally, each of Sperandeo’s ensembles is studying only 1980s music this semester.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, click here or call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407.
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Daylight Savings Time is upon us once again, so don’t forget to “fall back” and set your clocks one hour earlier tomorrow night.

In the meantime, take a look at this Mental Floss article that includes six steps for coping with the time shift.

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