Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Coach Hembree Speaks Ahead of Warren vs. Prairie Grove(Sponsored by Johnny's Radiator Shop)

Advisory Committee Named for Athletic Director Search

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas Chancellor Joseph E. Steinmetz has announced the members of a committee to advise him on the hiring of the next vice chancellor and director of athletics for the university.

“I sought to assemble a committee representative of the university, spanning past and present in our academics and athletics history, with knowledge and perspective about Arkansas, and, notably an appreciation of the source of pride the Razorbacks are for the state of Arkansas,” Steinmetz said. “I have great faith in the approach that each of these advisors will bring to the process and I’d like to thank these folks for their time in this endeavor.”

Steinmetz formed the committee in consultation with Julie Cromer Peoples, interim director of athletics. He has indicated he wishes to move the search along as quickly as possible.

Members of the public wishing to contact members of the committee are encouraged to send email to feedback@uark.edu.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Lumberjacks Win Again

All Photos by Emmalee Goad
Treylon Burks scores for the Lumberjacks!
Many Arkansas football prognosticators thought the Ozark Hillbillies might give the Warren Lumberjacks a tough game, maybe for the first time in several weeks.  That thought lasted just a few plays before Warren struck fast and hard. 
Psavian Person blocks for the Jacks

Warren won the toss and did something they seldom do; deferred to the second half.  Ozark chose to receive.  Warren's Jesus Tinoco promptly kicked off into the end zone and Ozark took over at their own twenty.  After one first down, the Lumberjacks forced a punt and took over at their own 35-yard line.  On the first offensive play quarterback J'malachi Kinnard hit Keemontrae McKnight for 65-yards and a touchdown.  Tinoco made the PAT and Warren was up quickly 7-0. 
Offensive tackle #73 Travon Duncan blocks for the Jacks.

The ensuing kickoff left Ozark at their twenty seven.  Warren forced a punt at the 5:06 mark of the first quarter and the Jacks took over at their 31.  With 22 seconds remaining in the quarter, Treylon Burks running out of the quarterback position scored from four yards out.  Tinoco hit the PAT and Warren was up 14-0.  Tinoco again kicked off into the end zone. 
An Ozark attempt to gain yards was denied by #53 Davis Pennington.

In the second quarter, Warren forced another punt and Ozark tried a fake.  It was stopped and Warren got the ball back at the Ozark 45.  With 8:19 left in the quarter, Burks raced 12-yards for a touchdown from the quarterback position.  The PAT was successful by Tinoco and Warren lead
21-0.  The next kick off was returned to Warren's 34 yard line and after a good run, Ozark scored from the Warren one and the point after made the score 21-7. 
#56 Michael Miranda, #33 J.J Hampton, and #30 Jesse Erwin defend Lumberjack territory.

The Lumberjacks returned the kick off to their own 32 and with 3:42 remaining in the first half, Treylon Burks ran in for a touchdown from the three yard line and with the PAT by Tinoco, the Lumberjacks were up 28-7.  After kicking off to the Ozark 29, Warren got the ball back after another punt.  With little time left in the half Warren tried a long pass by Burks that was intercepted.  The Lumberjack Caleb Watson quickly intercepted the ball right back and Burks came close to breaking a 90-yard run to complete the half, ahead 28-7. 
"Bubba" Marcus Miller is set to tackle an Ozark Hillbilly.

To begin the second half, Ozark attempted an on-side kick and Warren covered at their own 45.  After a short drive, Vincent Stepps ran in for a touchdown from eight yards and Tinoco was good with the PAT.  Warren was now ahead 35-7.  After the kick off Warren got the ball back but was forced to punt.  The Jacks forced a punt and with 1:41 remaining in the game J'malachi Kinnard broke off a twenty seven yard touchdown run and Tinoco made the score 42-7 invoking the sportsmanship rule. 
# 23 Vincent Steppes finds the hole and slips through it.

Entering the fourth quarter, with the clock running continuously, the Warren defense made another great play.  J.J. Hampton picked up a fumble a raced 67 yards for a touchdown.  Tinoco hit the PAT and put Warren ahead 49-7.  Tinoco kicked off into the end zone.  With a lot of second team defenders in the game, Ozark was able to mount a drive and scored on a three yard run.  The point after was good and the game ended with Warren the victor 49-14.

The Lumberjacks now move to the quarterfinals of the class 4-A state playoffs and will face Prairie Grove at Jim Hurley, Jr. Stadium November 24th.  Prairie Grove is a good team and the Lumberjacks need a large crowd, fired up, to help the team reach the simi-finals. 

This game was a team victory lice all the games have been this year.  Every player has contributed and the kids are obviously pulling for each other and supporting each other.  They are fun to watch!  Be there, Friday the 24th!   

Former Lumberjacks Play in Round One of Playoffs

Left LaFoy Smith and Right Hayden Lassiter 
After winning the Great American Conference Championship, the Ouachita Baptist University Tigers traveled to Big Rapids, Michigan to take on the Ferris State Bulldogs, winners of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference in Round I of the playoffs.  Two former Lumberjacks are on the Ouachita Baptist Team, LaFoy Smith, a junior defensive lineman and freshman Hayden Lassiter, a defensive safety and player on special teams.  The Tigers were defeated by a score of 24-19.

Redwolves Become Bowl Eligible

JONESBORO, Ark. (11/18/17) – The Arkansas State football team became bowl eligible for the seventh consecutive season with a 30-12 Sun Belt Conference victory over Texas State Saturday afternoon at Centennial Bank Stadium.

The Red Wolves posted 469 yards total offense to more than double the Bobcat’s 200 as they improved their overall record to 6-3 and league mark to 5-1.  With the win, A-State moved into a four-way tie atop the Sun Belt standings with Troy, Appalachian State and Georgia State.  Texas State saw its record move to 2-9 overall and 1-6 in conference play.

Junior running back Warren Wand rushed for a career-high 145 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries, while junior quarterback Justice Hansen completed 20-of-33 passes for 229 yards and another touchdown to pace the Red Wolves’ offense.  He was also responsible for a career-high two rushing touchdowns.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

YMCA Basketball Reminder

Don’t forget to sign up for Basketball at the YMCA! Registration ends December 1, 2017!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Lumberjacks Win Round One

All photos by Emmalee Goad
Caleb Watson #26. K'lay Davis #44 and other Lumberjack defenders tackle a Highland Rebel.
Round one of the 2017 state football playoffs got underway Friday night November 10th.  The Warren Lumberjacks, the number one seed in conference 84A, faced off against the Highland Rebels, the number 5 seed of conference 34A.  Warren jumped ahead quickly and the game was decided by the second quarter.
#42, DaQuavian York, a freshman brought up at the conclusion of the season proves his worth

The Rebels won the toss and elected to take the ball.  Warren held them on a three and out and got the punt at the Lumberjack 49 yard line.  Just moments later, quarterback J'malachi Kinnard hit Treylon Burks for 41-yards and a touchdown.  Jesus Tinoco made the extra point and Warren was up 7-0.  Highland returned the kickoff to their own 25-yard line where Psavian Person made a monster hit on the runner.  The Jack defense again held on three downs and forced a punt.  Treylon Burks promptly returned the punt 55-yards for a touchdown and Tinoco made the PAT, putting Warren ahead 14-0.  The following kickoff was into the end zone and Highland took over at their twenty.  Warren's Caleb Watson intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown but the TD was called back for a questionable penalty.  The Lumberjacks tried to go deep a couple of times and then punted to Highlands 22-yard line.  With 4:42 left in the first quarter, Treylon Burks intercepted a pass and raced twenty yards for a touchdown.  Tinoco was successful with the point after and Warren was ahead 21-0.
#44 K'lay Davis, #2 Psavian Person, and #33 J.J Hampton wrap up a Rebel.

After another Tinoco kick off into the end zone, Warren forced a punt and got the ball back at the Rebels forty four.  With 2:11 remaining in the quarter, Vincent Stepps ran 44-yards for a score and the PAT was good by Tinoco.  Warren now lead 28-0.  The kick off went into the end zone and Highland got the ball at their twenty and were forced to punt again.  Warren took over at the Highland 38-yard line as the first quarter ended.
The offensive line defends Lumberjack territory.

With 11:28 on the clock in the second quarter, Kinnard threw and 18-yard TD pass to Keemontrae McKnight and Tinoco made the point after.  Warren now was ahead 35-0.  Warren's Damarcus Gilbert made a big hit on the ensuing kick off and the Rebels took over.  They shortly were forced to punt and Warren got the ball at the Rebels'48-yard line.  After a short drive, Warren's Luke Gorman scored from five yards out and with the PAT successful by Tinoco, Warren now was up 42-0.
The defenisve line stops the Rebels.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Matt Brown Awarded Don Hollingsworth Award

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Matt Brown was awarded the 2017 Don Hollingsworth Sportsmanship award for his excellent character during the 2017 Pee Wee Lumberjack Football season.  Pictured left to right: Gary Marshall, Chet Brown, Kelly Brown, Matt Brown, Justin Hollingsworth, Sam Hollingsworth, and Paula Herring.  Congratulations, Matt!

Arkansas Signs Top-20 Shooting Guard

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas men’s basketball head coach Mike Anderson announced that 6-4 guard Isaiah Joe of Fort Smith Northside High School has signed a National Letter of Intent, becoming the third addition to the 2018-19 class.

Joe is rated as a four-star player by Rivals.com and ranked as high as the No. 1 player in the state of Arkansas, according to 247Sports.com. He is also ranked the 93rd-best player in the country, including the 20th-best shooting guard with a grade of 91 by 247Sports.com.

Joe helped lead Northside to a state title during his junior year, averaging 18.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game. He was named to the 2017 All-State and All-Tournament teams.

Arkansas Signs Top Player In Texas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas men’s basketball head coach Mike Anderson announced that 6-8 forward Reggie Chaney originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Razorbacks for the 2018-19 season.

During his junior campaign at Findley Prep in Las Vegas, the versatile forward averaged 11.2 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.6 blocks per game as he helped lead Findley Prep to a 33-4 mark on the season.

Chaney is ranked the 89th player in the nation and the No. 1 ranked player in the state of Texas by 247Sports.com. He has a four-star rating by ESPN and is ranked as high as the No. 24 power forward in the class by 247Sports.com.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Basketball Registration Underway

Registration for youth basketball is underway at the Donald W. Reynolds YMCA of Warren and Bradley County.  It will last until December 1, 2017.  There will be a league for grades first and second, grades three and four and grades five and six.  For more information contact the Y at 870-226-2404 or visit at 207 N. Main St.  Members and nonmembers are eligible to participate. 

If a child cannot afford to pay the registration fee, there are scholarships available.  The games will be played in January and February of 2018.

Sign up as soon as possible!