Saturday, June 24, 2017

Warren Players Shine in All-Star Game

Left to Right:  Coah Bo Hembree, Dennis Daniels, Hayden Lassiter, Byron Person, an Coach Clark Watkins
The Arkansas High School All-Star Football Game was held Friday, June 23rd at the University of Central Arkansas with three former Warren Lumberjacks and two Warren coaches, Bo Hembree and Clark Watkins,  working with the East Team.  

Lumberjack quarterback Hayden Lassiter threw three touchdown passes for the East All-Stars as they routed the West All-Stars 55-14.  He threw two of his touchdown passes in the first half.  Running back Dennis Daniels scored a touchdown for the East, while Byron Person recovered a fumble.  

Monta Thomas, who played for Hampton this past year, caught three touchdown passes in a game that was delayed 38 minutes in the first quarter due to lightning.  

Friday night's All Star Game was the 62nd Annual Arkansa High School Coaches Association All-Star Football Game.  The East leads the overall series 34 - 26 - 1.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Five Lumberjacks Set To Compete In Weekend All-Star Games

Three Warren Lumberjacks are getting set to compete for the Arkansas East All-Stars in this Friday's upcoming Arkansas High School Football All-Star Game.  Warren's Hayden Lassiter, Dennis Daniels, and Byron Person have been named to the 2017 Arkansas All-Star East Team's lineup.  SRC will have an update on the three players results coming later this weekend after the game.

Warren Head Football Coach Bo Hembree is also helping to coach this year's East All-Star Team.

Lumberjack athlete Victor Xcharicata has been named to the 2017 Arkansas East Soccer roster.  He will be competing on the soccer pitch Friday as well.

On the women's Soccer squad, Warren Denisha Stallings earned All-Star Honors and will also be competing for the Women's East Soccer Team.

We wish all five Warren athletes the best of luck and congratulate them on their All-Star Honors.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Jimmy Russell Awards Names 2017 Recipients

On Monday, June 12, 2017, the YMCA gave their annual Jimmy Russell Awards for 12U USSSA Baseball.  The recipients were (pictured left to right):  John Wesley George, Aaron Romero, & Delfino Rivera.

John Wesley George received the Jimmy Russell Hustle Trophy.  John Wesley is the son of John & Dichelle George.  Aaron Romero received the Katherine Russell Fielding Trophy.  Aaron is the son of Daniel & Karla Romero.  Delfino Rivera received the Jim Guy Russell Pitching Tophy and the Beverly Russell Gammill Hitting Trophy.  Delfino is the son of Filiberto & Luisa Rivera and the late Dora Rivera.

These young men were selected on the merits of their individual character, talents, & skills.  It is an honor for the DWR YMCA to continue the legacy that Jimmy Russell began 61 years earlier in 1956.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Boll Weevils Basketball Coach Kyle Tolin Signs Multi-Year Contract

Kyle Tolin (center), UAM's head men's basketball coach, signs a multi-year contract as Athletics Director John Harvey (left) and UAM Chancellor Karla Hughes look on.
              MONTICELLO, AR — Kyle Tolin accomplished something in 2017 that no University of Arkansas at Monticello men's basketball coach had been able to achieve in 61 years; he led his team to a conference championship.
          Tolin was rewarded for that championship today when he became the second coach in UAM history to sign a multi-year contract. The two-year agreement includes automatic two-year rollovers through 2022.
          Tolin led the Boll Weevils to a 23-7 record last season that included a 17-5 mark in the Great American Conference and a share of the GAC championship with East Central Oklahoma. UAM reached the finals of the GAC Tournament, earned a berth in the NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament and Tolin was named the 2017 GAC Coach of the Year.
          “We want our coaches and student-athletes to understand that we want to reward success and insure stability in our intercollegiate athletics program,” said UAM Chancellor Karla Hughes. “What Kyle and the young men in his program accomplished this past season is a remarkable achievement, but what I'm most proud of is the character of Coach Tolin, his staff, and the student-athletes he has brought into his program. Coach Tolin is a young man who has accomplished a lot in a brief time and we're excited about the future of Boll Weevil basketball.”
          The UAM job is Tolin's first as a head coach. Tolin became UAM's 15th head men's basketball coach in 2014 after spending 10 years as an assistant coach at Oklahoma Baptist University. During his tenure as an assistant coach at OBU, he helped his team to 10 straight NAIA national tournaments, including the 2010 national championship.
          “Kyle has been a tremendous addition to our athletics program,” said John Harvey, UAM athletics director and head baseball coach. A year ago, Harvey became the first UAM coach to sign a multi-year contract. “As a coach, I understand what a wonderful job Kyle has done with our men's basketball program.  Successful coaches are hard to find and we wanted to make sure Coach Tolin was rewarded for what he has achieved."
          Under Tolin’s leadership, the Boll Weevils produced three-All-GAC players in 2017 — GAC Newcomer of the Year Derylton Hill and guards Cobe Goosby and Karim Mawuenyega.
          “I'd like to thank Chancellor Hughes and John Harvey for their confidence in me and their support of the men's basketball program,” said Tolin. “It's gratifying to know that you're appreciated and that our administration understands the importance of building stability in our athletics program. I'm looking forward to the continued success of our program.”
          For more information, contact Jim Brewer, director of media services, at (870) 460-1274.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Tomato Festival Golf Tournament Results

The team of Stan Pace and Barry Davis tied the team of Chad Graves and Daniel Treat to share the victory in the four-ball 2017 Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival Golf Tournament.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Warren Municipal Swimming Pool Open

The Warren Municipal Swimming Pool, located on N. Rock Street, is open for business as of June 6th.  It is fully equipped with certified lifeguards.  The pool hours and rules will be as follows:
*Monday - Saturday 1:00-5:00 P.M.
*Cost to swim is $1.00 per day
*ages 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian

The Pool may be rented for special activities such as birthday parties or other appropriate events.
Contact the Warren Mayor's Office to schedule an event.  Call 226-6743.

Big Ten Network to Televise A-State Football Game at Nebraska

JONESBORO, Ark. (6/6/17) – The Big Ten Network announced Tuesday that it will televise the Arkansas State football team’s 2017 season opener Sept. 2 at Nebraska with kickoff scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CT.

With the addition of the Nebraska game, the Red Wolves now have six announced contests set to be televised this season.  ESPNU will air A-State’s home games versus Miami (Sept. 9) and Louisiana (Oct. 19), while the team’s Oct. 4 road outing at Georgia Southern will be televised on ESPN2.  The Red Wolves Sept. 16 home game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Sept. 23 contest at SMU will both appear on ESPN3.

Arkansas Signs #5 Player in State

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas men’s basketball head coach Mike Anderson announced Tuesday that 6-foot-8 forward Gabe Osabuohien from Toronto, Canada, has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Razorbacks for the 2017-18 season.

Osabuohien (pronounced oh-sah-BOY-en) is ranked the No. 5 player in the state of Arkansas and the No. 63 small forward in the country by He played his prep career at Little Rock’s Southwest Christian Academy and becomes the fourth player from the Natural State to join the Razorbacks for the 2017-18 campaign.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Golfers Tee Off at PTF Tournament

Sixty-seven two-man teams teed off at the Warren Country Club for the 2017 Pink Tomato Festival Golf Tournament Saturday, June 3, 2017.  The tournament will conclude Sunday.

Friday, June 2, 2017

UAM Elite Eight

MONTICELLO — The University of Arkansas at Monticello Department of Athletics looks back on its top storylines and accomplishments from the 2016-17 sports season with the Fourth Annual UAM Sports Elite Eight countdown.

The series will start on Monday, June 5 with the number 8 headline and will run through the end of June with new releases on each Monday and Thursday of the month. The number one overall storyline will be revealed on June 29.

Below are the headlines that did not make the top eight, but are worthy of recognition. The honorable mention selections are listed in order of occurrence.

SEARS SETS UAM FOOTBALL RECORD IN OPENING GAME: Sophomore quarterback Cole Sears opened up the 2016 season by recording 533 total passing yards to break the Arkansas-Monticello record for most passing yards in a single game. Sears went on to total six passing touchdowns in the match-up as well, which tied the Weevil single-game record also.

ANGELA RAMOS TOP UAM WOMEN'S CROSS-COUNTRY RUNNER: Freshman Angela Ramos finished as UAM Cross Country's top finisher throughout the season, leading the Blossoms in all five events during the fall.

VOLLEYBALL FINISHES WITH SECOND MOST CONFERENCE WINS: UAM Volleyball totaled eight Great American Conference victories on the year, which is the second most conference wins in school history. The Blossoms earned a seven seed in the GAC Tournament as well, and complied a 12-17 overall record.

GASPARINI, UAM VOLLEYBALL BREAKS MULTIPLE RECORDS: Senior Carolina Gasparini capped off her final season by setting the UAM Volleyball record for service aces per set in a career, service aces per set in a season, and total service aces in a season. The Blossoms also set a team single-season record in attack percentage, finishing the year hitting .202 overall.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL BEATS HSU WITH LAST SECOND SHOT: UAM Women's Basketball took down GAC opponent Henderson State on the road by a final score of 70-68, as Treasure Evans knocked down a mid-range jumper with just under three seconds remaining for the win.

HARVEY BECOMES UAM BASEBALL'S ALL-TIME WINS LEADER:  UAM Head Baseball Coach John Harvey earned win number 161 with Weevils Baseball in the first win of the 2017 season against Ouachita on the road. Coach Harvey finished the season with 193 total career victories with Arkansas-Monticello as well.

UAM CHEER TAKES SECOND AT CHEERSPORT NATIONALS:  The Arkansas-Monticello Cheerleading team finished in second place overall at the 2017 CheerSport Cheerleading Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia, and was the biggest competition UAM Cheer has been a part of with over 800 teams participating at various levels at the event.

WITMER LEADS UAM GOLF MEN AT NATURAL STATE CLASSIC: Senior golfer Bryan Witmer led the Weevils to a fifth overall team finish in the Natural State Classic in Heber Springs, Arkansas, with Witmer placing in a tie for second overall in the event with a two round score of 71, 71.

JOHNSON, RYDBERG EARN ALL-GAC HONORS: Junior Frida Rydberg, and senior Lauren Johnson of UAM Golf each earned All-Great American Conference honors this past season for the third straight year, as Rydberg earned an honorable mention selection, and Johnson notched a second-team pick.

Friday, May 26, 2017

UAM Summer Camp Plans Released

MONTICELLO — The University of Arkansas at Monticello has finalized and released its youth summer camp schedule with the following sports hosting camps throughout the summer, which includes Softball, Baseball, Volleyball, Football, and Men's Basketball.

Football: JUNE 2   |   7-On-7 Tournament   |  (PDF FLYER)
The Weevils will host their annual "Slingin' it in the South" 7-on-7 Passing Tournament on June 2 at a cost of $200 per team with a guarantee of five games, plus any tournament play. Contact Head Coach Hud Jackson (870-460-1701) or Assistant Coach Marcus Hill (870-460-1601) to register.