Monday, August 19, 2019

Three Former Lumberjacks Suit Up for OBU This Fall

LaFoy Smith, Keemontrae McKnight, and Hayden Lassiter
Three former Lumberjacks will suit up for the Ouachita Baptist Tigers this fall:   LaFoy Smith, Hayden Lassiter, and Keemontrae McKnight .  The Tigers will open their season  at home in Arkadelphia September 5th against Harding University.  This should be a great game as OBU has been picked to win the conference, and Harding has been picked 2nd by Hooten's Arkansas Football.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Meet-and-Greet and Fundraiser Held for Support of Lumberjack Athletics

A Meet-and-Greet and Dessert Auction was held Thursday, August 15, in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in order to give the community to meet the Lumberjack football team, coaches, band members, directors, cheerleaders and cheer sponsors of both Jr. and Sr. High.  Following the introduction of these groups, both a live and a silent dessert auction was held in order to benefit the school's athletic fund.  The desserts and other items, including autographed footballs, were donated by parents and the athletic department.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Osabuohien Dismissed from Basketball Team

FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas head men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman announced today that forward Gabe Osabuohien has been dismissed from the program.

“We have set a level of expectations for our student-athletes on and off the court,” Musselman said. “After discussions with Gabe, it was decided that it would be best to part ways. We thank him for his time at Arkansas and wish him well.”

Osabuohien played in 54 games with eight starts in his two seasons with Arkansas. He scored 128 points (2.4 avg.) and had 136 rebounds (2.5 avg.).

Kickoff Classic Pep Rally

Three Razorbacks Recognized on Preseason Coaches All-SEC Squad

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Three members of the Arkansas football team have been named to the 2019 Preseason Coaches All-SEC Team.

Senior linebacker De’Jon Harris was selected to the second team defensive squad, while senior defensive lineman McTelvin Agim and junior defensive back Kamren Curl were placed on the third team unit by the league coaches. After SEC Media Day, Harris (second) and Agim (third) were picked to the media’s preseason all-conference squad.

From Harvey, Louisiana, Harris led all conference defenders in total tackles and solo stops during the regular season last year, posting 118 and 62, respectively. It marked back-to-back years Harris has paced the Razorbacks in total tackles, recording 115 the year before. He was the first Arkansas defender since Jerry Franklin (2010-11) to hit 100 tackles in consecutive seasons.

Seven of his 12 games resulted in double-digit tackle performances last season, the most in the SEC, including five during conference action. He finished the year needing 15 tackles to crack the top 10 for most stops in a single season by an Arkansas defender. Harris also recorded nine tackles for loss, including two sacks, with five pass breakups, a fumble forced and a fumble recovered last season.

Harris’ performance in 2018 landed him on the Associated Press All-SEC Second Team. He’ll enter his senior campaign as the SEC active career tackles leader with 270, needing 60 stops to move into 10th on the career tackles list Arkansas.

Agim, a native of Texarkana, Arkansas, put together a strong junior campaign for the Razorbacks, racking up 45 total tackles, 16 unassisted, over 12 starts in 2018. He led the team in tackles for loss last year with 10, making him the first Arkansas defender to reach double-digit TFLs since Deatrich Wise Jr. in 2015.

Nearly half of his tackles for loss were sacks (4.5), as he’ll enter the season as Arkansas’ active career leader in both categories. Agim also forced a team-best three fumbles in 2018, including two at Colorado State on Sept. 8 to make him the only Razorback on the roster to force multiple fumbles in two separate games heading into the 2019 campaign.

Curl, from San Diego, California, started all 11 games he played in for the Razorbacks at strong safety during the 2018 season. He finished fourth on the team with 53 tackles, including 27 solo, with five pass breakups and a forced fumble during non-conference action.

He racked up at least three tackles in all 11 games, with five or more stops coming in six contests, five of those during SEC play. Curl posted a season-high nine total tackles on Sept. 22 at Auburn, which featured four solo stops.

The Razorbacks kick off the 2019 campaign on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 3 p.m. against Portland State at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Arkansas and Oklahoma State Agree to an Additional Two-game Home/Home Football Series

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas and Oklahoma State have agreed to an additional two-game, home-and-home football series for 2032 and 2033, bringing the future non-conference total to four contests.

Along with the series set for 2024 (Stillwater) and 2027 (Fayetteville), the Razorbacks will travel to Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on Sept. 18, 2032, while Arkansas will host the Cowboys on Sept. 17, 2033, at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

It will be the first time since 1980 the two teams have squared off against each other, when the Razorbacks defeated OSU, 33-20, in Little Rock. Overall, Arkansas holds a 30-15-1 advantage in the series, claiming each of the last five meetings with the Cowboys.

The two squads have met 25 times in Little Rock, with the Razorbacks holding a 21-4 record in those matchups. The old regional rivals first met on Oct. 12, 1912, in Fayetteville, with the program’s first win over the Cowboys coming a year later in a 3-0 victory on Oct. 18, 1913.

The Razorbacks kick off the 2019 campaign on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 3 p.m. against Portland State at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

For more information on Arkansas Football, follow @RazorbackFB on Twitter.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Lumberjacks Enjoy Team Lunch

Members of the 2019 Warren Lumberjack Football Team, coaches and media guest were served a delicious hamburger lunch August 9th, at the home of County Clerk Karen Belin and former Sheriff Butch Belin.  This has been a tradition for the last several years and continues to be an enjoyable gathering for the players prior to the beginning of the regular football season. 

Pictured are the senior high team and their coaches.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Love Named New Recruiting Coordinator

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas Women’s Basketball Head Coach Mike Neighbors made another move with his staff today, announcing Pauline Love will take over as Recruiting Coordinator for the Razorbacks.

“After a two year long interview and a 10 second negotiation, it was obvious to me that the best candidate for our open position wasn’t in the stack of resumes, pages of emailed portfolios, or a phone full of text messages,” Neighbors said. “She was down the hall and already had keys to the facility. Trust, talent and time are three major pillars of our program, and coincidentally, they happen to be three of the best qualities of our new Recruiting Coordinator, Pauline Love. She is trusted implicitly by players and coaches.  She is uniquely talented in relationship building and maintaining. She utilizes her time to help better the lives of everyone around her. Coach Love has been involved in every phase of helping us get out of the Wednesday play-in games to the SEC Finals in the last 28 months.  Her succeeding in her new role will be vital in our program’s continued climb toward the top of the SEC.”

“The proudest moment of my life is when Mike Neighbors called and offered me the job here,” Love said. “I never thought I would get an opportunity to coach at home. I will forever be grateful to Coach Neighbors. He gave me the opportunity of a lifetime.”

 Love joined Neighbors’ staff back when he was initially hired at Arkansas in 2017, coming on as an assistant coach. Her ability to connect with players was the reason she was hired, and her ability to do so successfully has played a key role in developing Neighbors’ program on the Hill. Her move to Recruiting Coordinator perfectly fits what she is: the ultimate magnetic personality.

“She is valuable because of her knowledge,” Associate Head Coach Todd Schaefer said. “Although our student-athletes get more resources than any other student-athletes in any generation, it’s still not easy. What I love about Pauline is that nothing has been easy for her, either. So when our players reach out to her, and they are going through something hard, she can speak to them through her own experiences. When she talks to them, it is coming from the heart. And it wasn’t that long ago for her, so they know it’s real. She’s just got an infectious personality. She can talk to and get along with anybody. She’s got what Coach calls a ‘chameleon personality’: she can morph to fit into any situation. She can relate to anyone anywhere. It is truly amazing.”

Love has always been magnetic. During her coaching days, she has used her background as a self-made player to connect with players on a deeper level. Love, an Arkansas native, has made coaching stops at McNeese State and her alma mater, Southern Miss. In four seasons with the Golden Eagles, Love’s duties included all aspects of recruiting, assisting in basketball camps, on-the-floor coaching, scouting opponents and film breakdown. While working at McNeese State, Love handled on-campus and off-campus recruiting, social media, marketing, coordination of camps and clinics, scouting, skill development and working with both the guards and post players.

Even during her playing days, Love’s magnetism was frequently on display. Her combination of play and personality while in high school was so prominent, it led to her own holiday, as her hometown of Luxora, Arkansas, declared July 15, 2016 as Pauline Love Day. More than that though, Love’s magnetism was at work in a simpler way: the ball always found her. And she knew what do to with it once she had it, whether that be at Rivercrest High School, as Jones County Junior College’s first NJCAA All-American in nearly a decade, or as a star at Southern Miss.

While at Southern Miss, Love was a double-double machine, finishing her career averaging 16.1 points per game and 11.1 rebounds per game. The three-time first-team All-Conference USA performer was especially dominant during her senior season, averaging 18.3 points per game and 12.8 rebounds per game. During that season, Love ranked second in the nation in both rebounds per game and double-doubles (21), while also ranking 33rd in scoring.

Love completely rewrote the Southern Miss record books during her time in school, finishing in the Top-10 in program history in nine different categories, including second in rebounding average (11.1), third in rebounding (1,051), fourth in scoring average (16.6), fifth in field goals made (648) and field goals attempted (1,436), sixth in scoring (1,576), seventh in 3-point goals made (94) and attempted (307), and 10th in minutes played (3,188).

For more information about Arkansas Women’s Basketball, follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @RazorbackWBB and on Facebook at Facebook.com/RazorbackWBB. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel, “Kickin’ It In The Neighborhood” for an inside look at the Razorback women’s basketball program and check out The Neighborhood podcasts at CoachNeighbors.com.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Walk-on Tryouts for UAM Softball

The UAM softball team will be hosting walk-on tryouts for currently enrolled, full-time students on Friday, September 6th at 4 p.m. at the Alvy Early Softball Field.

Monday, August 5, 2019

UAMSB Prospect Camp

Milton's win C.A. Milton Tournament

The team of Michael Milton, Bob Milton and Dr. Robert Milton won the 2019 C.A. Milton Golf Tournament held at the Warren Country July 27 and 28, 2019.  The Tournament is held annually in honor of  the late C.A. ( Chuck ) Milton a long time supporter of Lumberjack football.  Funds raised go to support the football program.

According to Head Football Coach Bo Hembree, some 26 three man teams took part in the two day event.  The annual tournament is always held just prior to fall practice.

Michael and Dr. Robert Milton are grandsons of C. A. Milton.  Bob Milton is his son.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

2019 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kickoff Classic (presented by hootens.com) names slate of eight

Jul 23, 2019
Little Rock, Arkansas (July 23, 2019)- It's that time of year again - a convergence of football, food banks and fearless fans as the 2019 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kickoff Classic (presented by hootens.com) draws a step closer, with the announcement of this year's eight competing high school squads.

More than 250 high school football players and their coaches from throughout the state gathered at the Statehouse Convention Center today to celebrate their selection in the Kickoff Classic The players and coaches also are getting ready for Pep Rally with a Purpose events in their team's respective hometowns.

Teams selected to participate in this competitive, championship-caliber high school football showcase:

Greene County Tech High School in Paragould (the Golden Eagles)
Magnolia High School (the Panthers)
Prescott High School (the Curley Wolves)
Osceola High School (the Seminoles)
Rison High School (the Wildcats)
Valley View High School in Jonesboro (the Blazers)
Warren High School (the Lumberjacks)
Westside High School in Jonesboro (the Warriors)
"This is a great lineup of teams, including several state title contenders and dynamic players," said Chad Hooten of Hooten's Arkansas Football. "Not only will these teams start the season in grand style, but Arkansas Blue Cross will enable the players, cheerleaders and band members to help their communities while having a lot of fun before the games."

"Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is pleased to be presenting the 2019 Kickoff Classic," said Curtis Barnett, Arkansas Blue Cross president and chief executive officer. "We are especially thrilled to support the teams and the communities in which where they live with our Pep Rally with a Purpose events. Prior to the teams meeting on the gridiron, we will be working side by side with the football teams, cheer teams and band members to pack meals that will be provided to their local food pantries. Because our state is ranked second in the nation in the number of people facing food insecurity, we are making a deeper investment in these communities. In addition to packing meals, we will hold community pep rallies in the teams' hometowns to celebrate the students' hard work and support their participation in the Kickoff Classic."

Following the Pep Rally with a Purpose events, the teams will meet on the field August 26-27. The 2019 Kickoff Classic schedule is as follows:

Monday, Aug. 26
Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

Westside vs. Greene County Tech (5:30 p.m.)
Valley View vs. Osceola (7:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, Aug. 27
Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia

Magnolia vs. Warren (5:30 p.m.)
Rison vs. Prescott (7:30 p.m.)
About Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Founded in 1948, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is the largest health insurer in Arkansas. Arkansas Blue Cross and its affiliates have more than 2,900 employees.

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is comprised of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans that collectively provide healthcare coverage for nearly 106 million members - one in three Americans.