Friday, September 30, 2016

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

We've Got the Beat! We've Got the Band...

In the August heat, everyone expects the Warren Lumberjacks to be on the practice field.  At that same time, those hardworking cheerleaders are sweating it out and learning cheers, perfecting precision dance routines, and making signs.  But few people stop to realize that the band also faces summer practices, after school practices, and hard work to perfect their shows for the halftime performances.

If you drive by WHS at almost any hour after school, you can see the flag line twirling those flags, which by the way is a lot harder than they make it look.  You can see and hear the drum corps drumming up the beats that lift spirits every Friday night.  The band has its own practice field, too. They spend countless hours working on those marching routines for their halftime performances and for those hot, fall band contests.

In addition, the band works hard to sound great as well as look great.  For every practice, whether it be a section or the whole band, we should also notice that the directors are there, working hard like the football coaches and the cheer sponsor to see that the Lumberjacks put forth their best effort every week.

It isn't just the halftime that the band plays a big role in Lumberjack spirit.  Throughout the pep rallies and games, it is the band that drums up support and rallies the crowds along with the cheerleaders.

Band parents also have to be commended.  Last week at Crossett, the announcers on the PA were asking for band parents to come to the concession stand to help out.  Band parents at Warren, are masters at running a top notch concession stand.

With the new turf and the great improvements to Jim Hurley, Jr. Stadium, Warren will host the Region 3 Marching Assessment on October 18.  This effort will require much of the Warren Band Parents Association.

Warren's excellence in band has deep roots dating back to Curry and Mary Lou Martin.  Over the past few years, the band has been growing and gaining numbers.  Kuddos to the Warren Lumberjack Band, their Directors (Mr. Kevin Dunn and Mr. Bobby Hagler), and the parents.

Watch the Football Season Week 5 Episode of Chop Talk

Jacks Tackle Cancer Pink Out T-Shirts on Sale

Friday, October 28 has been designated as Pink Out Cancer Night at Jim Hurley, Jr. Stadium.  T-shirts are on sale for the event.  Persons wishing to purchase a shirt may contact Joanna Young at 870-226-2736 or emailing her at Joanna.young@warrensd.org.  The shirts are $15 for sizes small-xl and $17 for xxL and up

Homecoming Celebration Set For October 20-22

           MONTICELLO, AR — An inaugural dinner for Chancellor Karla Hughes, presentation of the 2016 Alumni Awards for Achievement and Merit, and the annual Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet highlight the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s homecoming celebration October 20-22.
            UAM will present the 2016 Alumni Awards for Achievement and Merit to three alumni as part of the inaugural dinner for Chancellor Hughes on Friday, October 21 a 6 p.m. in the John F. Gibson University Center. This year’s honorees are Brigadier General (ret.) Roger McClelland, Canadian Football League star Clarence Denmark, and successful retail grocer David Leech of Stuttgart. The university will also present the Continuing the Connection Award to Louine Leech, a graduate of the Arkansas A&M Class of 1938. Tickets to the inaugural dinner are $50 with $25 earmarked for scholarships. Tickets must be purchased no later than October 12 by contacting Christy Pace at pacec@uamont.edu or (870) 460-1020.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Who Ranks Up There as Some of the All-time Great Lumberjack Receivers

Each week on Chop Talk, the new Lumberjack sports talk show carried live, commentators choose a topic to disucss.  This week they are seeking your input on the All-time Great Lumberjack Receivers. Send in your lists and rank them the way you choose.  email your responses to salineriverchronicle@gmail.com.  Then listen to the free show live at 9:00 p.m. on salineriverchronicle.com. or watch it at another time on-demand.

Warren Cheerleaders to Sponsor Mini-Cheer Camp

The  Warren High School Cheerleaders will host a Mini-Cheer Camp October 24-26, concluding with a performance by the mini-cheerleaders during the Pink Out Game Friday, October 28, 2016.  The camp will be held at the Warren Gymnasium and will be open to K-6 students in the Warren School District.  The cost for the camp is $25.00.

Payment will be due by Friday, October 21 from 3z;30 - 5:00 p.m.  They may be made to WHS Cheer sponsor Joanna Young or may be turned in to the offices at the students' schools.

Campers should wear comfortable clothing each day for camp.  They will learn cheers and a dance routine.  They will receive a pink out t-shirt.

Questions should be directed to Joanna Young at 226-6736 or joanna.young@warrensd.org.

Watch Warren vs. Crossett On-Demand

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Lumberjacks Notch Opening 84A Conference Win

Photo by Ardarius Harding
The Warren Lumberjacks traveled to Crosset Friday, September 23, to face the Crossett Eagles in the opening conference game of the 2016 season.  Warren was a heavy favorite to win but injuries and an inspired Crossett team made the game a battle.  Warren trailed at halftime 21-17 but rose to the occasion and won 44-27.

The Jacks took the opening kickoff and marched down the field scoring on a two-yard run by quarterback Hayden Lassiter.  Sergio Yepes made the PAT, and Warren lead 7-0.  However, Crossett returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown, and after missing the point after, Warren still lead 7-6.

Photo by Ardarius Harding
On the first play after the kickoff, Lassiter hit Treylon Burks across the middle for a big gainer only to have the ball fumbled back to Crossett.  With 4:09 in the first quarter, Crossett scored on a 33-yard run on 4th down.  With a successful 2-point conversion, Crossett took a 14-7 lead.  With 1:17 left in the quarter Lassiter scored on an 11-yard run, and Yepes made the score 14-14.

In the second quarter, Crossett had an 85-yard touchdown run on third down and made the PAT to go ahead 21-14.  With one second left in the half, Yepes kicked a field goal for the Lumberjacks to cut the margin to 21-17.

In the third quarter after a great defensive stand by the Lumberjacks, Lassiter again ran in a TD from 15 yards, and Yepes was successful on the point after.  Warren took a 24-21 advantage. With 1:49 remaining in the quarter, Lassiter scored his third TD of the night from three yards out, and after a blocked extra point, Warren lead 30-21.

Dr. Kerry Pennington High School Football Scoreboard-Week 4

2A2016-09-23Bearden (28)Rison (24)Final
2A2016-09-23Bigelow (20)Quitman (36)Final
2A2016-09-23Clarendon (29)Brinkley (38)Final
2A2016-09-23Conway Christian (42)Poyen (0)Final
2A2016-09-23Cross County (44)Midland (0)Final
2A2016-09-23Cutter Morning Star (20)Hector (53)Final
2A2016-09-23Des Arc (32)Carlisle (28)Final
2A2016-09-23Earle (28)Salem (14)Final
2A2016-09-23Hampton (50)Parkers Chapel (28)Final
2A2016-09-23Hazen (0)McCrory (30)Final

Byron Person Wins ASFCU Player of the Game Honors vs. Crossett


Get in the Spirit of the Jacks

Warren High School has announced the themes for the 2016 Homecoming Spirit Days.  They invite the entire community to get in the spirit and join them in celebrating.

They are:
MARVELous Monday-Dress like a superhero

Tuesday- Nerds v. Jocks (dress like a nerd or sports jock)

WOO PIG SOOIE Wednesday- Wear your razorback gear

THAT HURTS Thursday- Fake an injury

Friday- Extreme Orange and Black/Rep your class
9th grade-White
10th grade-Gray
11th grade-Orange
12th grade-Black

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Jr. Jacks Win Again!

The Warren Jr. Jacks, under the coaching of Steed White, defeated the Crossett Jr. Owls by a score of 32-6 at home Thursday night.

The 7th grade fell victim to the 7th grade Crossett team by a score of 26-6.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Cheerleaders are Real Leaders

The cheerleaders are leaders on the field and off the field.
Senior Kaylee Jo Mann greets a youngster at Eastside Friday morning.
Cheerleaders are looked up to by many youngsters.  At Warren High School, the Lumberjack cheerleaders recognize this and are working to help the Eastside New Vision and Brunson New Vision Charter School students feel more comfortable and special.  Each Friday morning, the squad
Co-captains Reese and Blaine Morman welcome
children at Eastside Friday morning.
divides up and greets the children as they arrive at their schools.  High fives and good mornings all around mixed with friendly smiles of the cheerleaders lifts the spirits and self-esteem of the children. Having someone you look up to take time out of their day to meet you at the schoolhouse door makes the children feel special.

The cheerleaders may begin their day greeting the younger children, but they are busy young ladies all week.  They practice often, paint bootprints, decorate ball player locker doors, make signs for spirit boosters, and plan and conduct pep assemblies for all home games.  They hand out snacks to the ball players on game days.
Krista Sparks raises the spirits higher with one of those amazing stunts.

When the lights come on at Jim Hurley, Jr. Stadium, the Lumberjack cheerleaders spring into action revving up the crowd of fans to "come to the spirit line."  They build pyramids and perform stunts that require great skill. They lead the fans in cheering on the team and perform routines at halftime.  When the game is done, the cheerleaders continue their role as ambassadors for the school as they, like the ball players, greet the opposing team on the field in good sportsmanship.

The squad is under the sponsorship of Joanna Young.
Everyone stands in amazement at the skill of this squad.

Alexis Dunaway really flips for her team!