Thursday, July 27, 2017

New Soccer Goals Installed At Axley Field

Two brand new soccer goals were installed Wednesday, July 27, 2017 at the the Warren's Axley Field on Seminary Street.

The YMCA announced the installation of the goals ahead of the August 16 deadline for fall soccer.  YMCA Fall Soccer is open to ages 3-17.  It costs $50 for members and $65 for nonmembers.

Scholarship are available, but applications for scholarships must be turned in to the DWR YMCA no later than August 9, 2017. According to a flyer released by the YMCA, "There will be no registrations taken after August 16, 2017."

If you would like more information about the fall soccer program at the YMCA, you can call the Y at 870-226-2404.

Axley Field, which served as the official home for Warren Lumberjack Football since it's construction during the 1930s, is now being given a renewed life as a modern soccer facility.

Warren Mayor Bryan Martin spoke to in late June at was quoted as saying Axley Field is “ going to have bleachers, parking, restrooms, a concession area, lighting, (and) a ticket office. It will be handicap accessible and, of course, the field will be improved.”

With the full installation of the soccer goals at Axley, Warren is now home to three soccer fields, one at the Warren City Athletic Complex, Jim Hurley, Jr. Stadium, and now Axley.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Results for the 2017 SASA AAU Summer Championships

The Warren Waves consisting of 17 summer swimmers and 6 year-round swimmers competed at the 2017 SASA AAU Summer Championships July 21st & 22nd in El Dorado receiving numerous awards that led both teams to a 3rd Place finish overall. Two year-round swimmers, Cade Cobb and Josh McClain, received the High Point Award in their age division. Kenzie Friday was the 2017 Becky Botts Dorrough Hussle Award recipient. Results from the meet are as follows:

Monday, July 24, 2017

Lumberjack Football Right Around The Corner

It may still be July, for a few more days, but it is close to time for the Warren Lumberjacks to begin the 2017 high school football season.  Warren enters the season as the defending class 4A champions and the favorite to compete once again for a conference and state title.  Coach Bo Hembree begins his 18th year at the helm of the orange and black.  He looks back at some 13 conference championships to go with four state titles and two second place finishes on the state level.  It is a remarkable record.

As the coach will tell you, every year is new and success depends on hard work, dedication, development and a good bounce now and then.  The Lumberjacks have a good core of returning players with talent and some new comers with ability.  On paper they are good.  Now they have to perform.

Warren will begin practice officially on August first with a controlled scrimmage set for Tuesday, August 22 at McGehee.  The Jr. Jacks will also scrimmage the Owls on Monday night August 21st at Jim Hurley, Jr. Stadium.  Warren then opens Tuesday, August 29th against Little Rock Christian at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.  LR Christian is a 5A  school and is picked second in conference 5A Central behind Pulaski Academy.  After the following Friday night off, the Lumberjacks will face Stuttgart at home, Watson Chapel there, Crossett at home, Star City there, Dumas there, DeWitt at home, Monticello at home, Hamburg there and Dollarway on a Thursday night at home. It is a schedule with a number of very good teams both conference and non-conference.

Hootens has Dumas ranked #9 in class 4A and Hamburg #10.  Warren will be breaking in a new quarterback and new featured running back as well as several new players on defense.  The Jacks do have a number of very skilled linemen and receivers returning and several outstanding defensive players.  The strong kicking game of the past few years has the chance to be very good again.


MONTICELLO — The University of Arkansas at Monticello Department of Athletics is inviting anyone interested to participate in an online auction to name the tailgate row area for home football games.

The tailgate row area is located along the east side of Weevil Pond, and is full of fans of football game days each fall. The area is also home to the Weevil Walk, featuring the UAM student-athletes and coaches coming through the crowd on gamedays heading to the stadium.


The bidding runs through August 4. The highest bid will be updated regularly on the bidding page. The winning bidder will be granted naming rights of the tailgate row area for one-year, subject to approval from the university.

For more information, or to place a bid by phone, contact Associate Athletic Director Brian Ramsey at 870-460-1574.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Lumberjacks Finish Second In 7 on 7

The Warren Lumberjacks faced off Thursday, July 20th in the finals of a 7 on 7 tournament that began last week in ElDorado but was halted due to weather.  The finals were held at Jim Hurley, Jr. Stadium.  Warren along with ElDorado and Monticello competed in the finals.

The Lumberjacks finished second with ElDorado winning the event.

Summer workouts continue as the Jacks prepare for the 2017 season in Class 84A.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Spencer Places High In Two Events At The USA Track & Field National Championship

Doug Spencer recently placed 2nd in the 100 meter dash and 3rd in the 200 in the 70-74 age group at the USA Track and Field National Championship held in Baton Rouge at LSU Track.

WHS Girl's Athletic Physicals Set For August 9

Warren School District girl's sports physicals are set for August 9, 2017 at Dr. George office from 9 am-11 am.  If you plan on participating in any women's sports at WHS, please make sure you attend.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Lumberjacks Keep Winning 7 On 7

The 2017 Lumberjack Football Team took part in another 7 on 7 competition Friday, July 14th in ElDorado, Arkansas.  According to information received,  the Jacks won six games and lost zero and made it to the finals.  Weather forced postponement of the finals which hopefully will be played next week.

Warren defeated Bearden, OCS out of Louisiana, El Dorado, Junction City, Smackover and ElDorado JV.  Information provided indicated the Lumberjacks will play ElDorado in the finals.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Smackover Team Wins Ladies’ Golf Tournament

The team of  Sonia Barker and Amy Impson of Smackover shot 3 under par 69 to win the First Flight of the Warren Ladies Pink Tomato Scramble Wednesday, July 12, at Warren Country Club.  Forty-eight women from Camden, El Dorado, Calvert and Frenchman’s Bend in Monroe, LA, Fordyce, Prescott, Smackover, Monticello, Norphlet, and Warren competed.  Nancy Vittitow of Warren and Shaun Lawrence Anderson of West Helena placed second in the first flight with a one-under-par 71.  Placing third with even par 72 was the team of  Diane Pennington and Robin Johnson of Monticello.

In the second flight , the Monticello team of Renee Treadwell and Shari Caron won first.
Second in this flight were Kim McDougald and Stacey Davis, also of Monticello.  Guina Elliott
and Susan Cole of Monroe, LA, placed third.

The third flight was won by Jennifer Edson and Connie Sanderlin of Monticello, and second was the team  of Rhonda Bolin and Teresa Echols  also from Monticello.  Placing third were Trish Brantley and Sharolyn Givens of El Dorado.

Other Warren players were Vicky Stewart and her partner, Karen Spears of Monroe;
the team of Lisa Higgins and Memory Frazer; and Joen Bryant and Glenetta Burks.

The prize for Longest Drive of the Day went to Diane Pennington of Monticello. Straightest and Longest Drive was won by Nancy Vittitow of Warren.    Kelly Wade of
Frenchman’s Bend Country Club in Monroe, LA, won the prize for ClosesEt to the Pin.

The ballroom showcased several works of art by Maribeth Frazer, local artist.
Vicky Stewart won the painting Ms. Frazer contributed to the tournament.

Glenetta Burks and Joen Bryant co-chaired the event.  Vicky Stewart chaired the
Breakfast Committee, and Nancy Vittitow chaired Snacks Committee with  Memory Frazer and Lisa Higgins in charge of water and soft drinks on the course.  Annette West of the local
Ladies’ Golf Association registered players.    Breakfast and dinner were provided by
Brandi Harvey, WCC manager, and staff.

Sponsors of the tournament were Arkansas Superior Federal Credit Union, First
State Bank, Union Bank, Warren Bank,  Johnson’s Hardware, Massey’s Florist, Pro Nails, Shelter Insurance, Farm Bureau Insurance, Super Valu, and Sissy’s Log Cabin of Pine Bluff.

Members of the Men’s Golf Association furnished carts for the event, and cart
“valets” for the day were both Joe Burkses, Race Frazer, Doyle Ozment, and Larry Stewart.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Lumberjacks Do Well In 7 on 7

The Warren Lumberjack Senior Football team competed in a 7 on 7 tournament Wednesday, July 12 in Bryant, Arkansas.  The tournament was scheduled to be conducted in Malvern but was relocated.

The Lumberjacks went 5-1 by defeating Ashdown, Sheridan, Camden Fairview, Nashville and Hot Springs Lakeside.  Warren lost to Benton.  Further information on the 7 on 7 competitions will be reported as it becomes available.

The Jacks will compete again in El Dorado on Friday.  Warren is the defending 4A State Champions and is highly rated going into the 2017 season despite the loss to graduation of several outstanding players.  The players are working hard during the off season to prepare for the coming year.  

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

UAM Softball Camp Set To Start July 11

MONTICELLO — The University of Arkansas at Monticello softball team will host its 22nd annual Alvy Early Softball Camp for aspiring players from ages 6-17 at the Monticello Sports Complex on July 11 through July 13.

Longtime UAM softball coach Alvy Early, entering his 22nd season as head coach of the program, will be the camp director. The staff will consist of several outstanding and successful high school coaches from Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana, including camp coordinator Kent Early of the 2016 Class 7A state champion Bentonville High School – the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Arkansas Softball Coach of the Year.

Other state championship and state runner-up coaches will be on hand, as well as former and current Arkansas-Monticello players will also participating in the instruction.

Each camper will receive individual instruction in all phases of the game of softball.  The position and fundamental session will familiarize the campers with basic fundamentals needed to play all on-field positions.  The hitting sessions will provide every camper with extensive instruction in the mechanics and techniques of hitting. The pitching and catching sessions provide catchers a working knowledge of their position through drills and personal instruction while the pitchers work on the absolutes of pitching fundamentals as well as a performer on the field.

The camp will run from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on the first and second days, and last from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on the final day of camp. The check-in period for the camp will be from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. and the cost per camper ages 6-11 will be $100, and campers ages 12-17 will be $125.

For more information please contact Coach Alvy Early at or (870) 723-5665.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

UAM Hoops Named Program of the Year

MONTICELLO — The University of Arkansas at Monticello men's basketball team was announced as the NCAA Division II Program of the Year, Thursday afternoon by the Arkansas Basketball Coaches Association.

Arkansas-Monticello earns the award from the ArBCA after finishing the 2016-17 season with a 23-7 (17-5 GAC) overall record, with a share of the Great American Conference regular season title, and finished as the runner-up in the GAC Championship Tournament. UAM then advanced on into the NCAA Tournament where the Weevils ultimately fell against the defending 2016 champions, Augustana University, held in Maryville, Missouri.

South Arkansas Mudcats Win 14AAA State Championship

Mudcats win by a final score of 7-1 great team effort along with great pitching from Jo Brown and Gavin Harrod in the finals.

Front row left to right Clay Barnes and Ethan Gardner. Bk row left to right Slade Wilkinson and Jo Brown all from Warren.

The South Arkansas Mudcats won the Arkansas 14AAA State Championship in Batesville june 24&25th. Front row left to right Bruin Barnes, Kennon Jones, Clay Barnes, Ethan Gardner, Slade Wilkinson, and Dalton Gill. Top row left to right Coach Bobby Barnes, Connor Jones, Tony Rameriz, Jo Brown, Toby Spurlock, Drake Rice, Gavin Harrod, Coach Brad Gill, Head Coach Denton Rice. The Mudcats will now travel to Dallas July 7-12th for 14AAA WorldSeries.

Monday, June 26, 2017

13 Yr. Old Jacks Earn Championship

The 13 year old Warren Jacks were the champions of the P2A Pre-State Bash in Benton, AR on June 24-25.

Kneeling: Jameson Weeks, Easton Welch, Maddox Lassiter & Creed Smith
Standing: Coach Steven Smith, Coach Jason McDiarmid, Connor McDiarmid, Riley Cornish, Aidan Reynolds, Westin Hargrave, Grant Bearden, Jaxson Case & Coach Mark Weeks.