Monday, August 21, 2017

Senior Lumberjacks to Scrimmage McGehee

The Warren Senior Lumberjack football team will travel to McGehee tonight, August 21st to scrimmage the McGehee Owls.  The activity begins at 6:30 P.M.  It will be a controlled scrimmage.

Tuesday evening, August 22nd, the Jr. Jacks will scrimmage McGehee at Warren beginning at 6:30 P.M.

Warren opens 2017 play against Little Rock Christian Tuesday, August 29th at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.  The game is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 P.M.  the Lumberjacks hope to have a big crowd of Warren fans on hand to begin the season against a very good 5A team.

All Lumberjack games will be livestreamed by salineriverchronicle.com through the NFHS network. Be sure to subscribe.  Cost is $10.00 per month, $30.00 for the season or $50.00 for a year.  The Warren School District gets a share of each subscription.

The scrimmages will not be livestreamed.  The opening game on the 29th will be.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Meet-and-Greet Held for Jacks

Boosters of the Warren athletic programs held a meet-and-greet event for the Jr. Hifh and Sr. High football programs.  Athletic Director Bo Hembree introduced all the coaches and players to the attendees.  A silent and live auction were held for desserts and goodies donated by players and their families.  The event was held in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church and was filled to capacity.
Jr. High Players

Jr. High Cheeleaders

Sr. High Players

Sr. High Cheerleaders


Monday, August 14, 2017

Lumberjack Football Meet and Greet Set for August 17

Lumberjack football fans meet the 2017 Sr Lumberjack and Jr Jack football teams, cheer squads and coaching staff  on Thursday August 17, 2017  6:00 pm at the First Baptist Church activity center. The Warren Lumberjack Booster Club is sponsoring this "Meet & Greet" as well as a silent and live dessert auction fundraiser. Come on out and  join the fun , buy a dessert and support our Lumberjacks. Consider becoming an active booster club member , we would love to have you. For more information contact our Warren Lumberjack Booster Club Facebook page.

Butch & Karen Belin Feed Lumberjacks

As they do each year prior to football season kicking off, former Sheriff Butch Belin and his wife County Clerk Karen Belin, feed the Warren Lumberjack Football Team and coaches a hamburger lunch at their home just south of Banks.  The players, coaches and several guest enjoyed a great meal.  The players to a man expressed their appreciation.

As the kids loaded back up on a bus to return to Warren, one was heard to say, "back to practice."

Friday, August 11, 2017

UAM Volleyball Tabbed Eighth In GAC Preseason Poll

RUSSELLVILLE, Arkansas — The University of Arkansas at Monticello volleyball team has been selected eighth overall in the 2017 Great American Conference Preseason Volleyball Poll, as released by the conference on Thursday.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Warren Waves Hold End of Year Swim Party

Sunday, August 6, the Warren Waves held an end of year swim party and Coach TJ Files awarded trophies to this seasons high-point winners. This year's recipients were:
Thomas Duncan - Boys 6 & under
Kiah Files - Girls 7-8
Emmitt Hargrave - Boys 7-8
Lille-Faye McWhorter (not pictured) - Girls 9-10
Beckham Ramirez - Boys 9-10
Sutton Nelson (not pictured) - Girls 11-12
Miles Hargrave - Boys 11-12
Allie McWhorter (not pictured) - Girls 13-14
Cade Cobb - Boys 13-14
Kenzie Friday - Girls 15-18
JR Pacheco - Boys 15-18
Cade Cobb was also awarded as the overall high point winner accruing the most cumulative points throughout this year's swim season.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Doug Tolin To Be Inducted Into Bartlesville Athletic Hall of Fame

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — The University of Arkansas at Monticello men's basketball assistant coach Doug Tolin will be inducted into the Bartlesville Athletic Hall of Fame on November 11, 2017.

This will be Tolin's seventh overall Hall of Fame in which he has been inducted to which includes the Norman High School Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Baptist University Athletic Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, East Central University Athletic Hall of Fame, NAIA Hall of Fame, and the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Soccer Use Underway at Renovated Axley Field

For many years Axley Field was the site for Warren Lumberjack football games.  A lot of history was left on the historic field during the first two thirds of the 20th century.  Now, after being remodeled and restructured for soccer, the site will be home to the fast growing game of soccer.  Using grant funds, the Warren School District in cooperation with the City of Warren has made improvements to the field which includes new lights, a new concession and restroom facility.  Brand new soccer nets have been installed and other improvements to the site.

Sunday, August 6th, soccer was played on the field.  It begins a new history of the historic site for the people of Warren and the Warren School district.  A very good crowd was on hand to cheer the teams on.

The future is bright for soccer in Warren.  The Warren Lumberjack boys team reached the finals of the Class 4A Championship this past Spring.  Axley Field will be used for youth soccer, including the Donald W. Reynolds YMCA and other organizations who need a field to play on.  The field remains under the ownership of the Warren School District and will be operated with cooperation with the City of Warren Parks & Recreation Department.

Axley Field has been the scene of many great games.  It will continue to serve the people of our community on into the 21st century.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Football Fan Day Information

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – With the 2017 season approaching, Arkansas football head coach Bret Bielema and players will host the Razorbacks’ annual Fan Day presented by Pepsi on Saturday, Aug. 12 at Willard and Pat Walker Pavilion. The event will be open to the public and free for fans of all ages.

Parking
• Parking is free and available in parking lots all along Razorback Road but recommend Lots 72, 73, 73A, 74, FB Lot, and Meadow Street Parking Garage which are closest to Gate 1.

Open Practice Before Fan Day Activities
• The team will hold an open practice from 1 to 2 p.m., inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
• Gates will open at 1 p.m., and fans are asked to enter through Gate 1.
• No outside food or drinks, other than bottled water, will be allowed inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium or Walker Pavilion.
• In case of inclement weather, the open practice inside the stadium would be cancelled. Please check ArkansasRazorbacks.com for more details on the day of the event.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Clear Bags offer fans new game day flexibility

Clear Bags offer fans new game day flexibility
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In an effort to allow fans more convenience and flexibility while still enhancing stadium security, the University of Arkansas has implemented a clear bag policy for Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. In previous seasons, bags were prohibited in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, with the exception of small purses and bags related to medical and childcare needs.
The implementation of this measure is intended to enhance public safety while minimizing time spent searching bags at gate security checkpoints, thus easing access into the stadium. Each ticketed fan is permitted to bring in only one clear bag and/or a small clutch purse. Fans are encouraged to arrive early, know which items are prohibited and avoid bringing a bag, if at all possible.
Beginning with the upcoming 2017 football season, Razorback fans will be able to bring otherwise permissible items into Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium by using:
·         Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”
Or
·         One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)

And
·         Small clutch purses, no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”, the size of the palm of your hand, with or without a handle or strap

Arkansas Activities Association Releases New Rules

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2017 Annual Meeting of the Governing Body
LITTLE ROCK- The Arkansas Activities Association held it’s annual Governing Body meeting at the State House Convention Center on Monday. Nine proposals were voted on by the body, 8 passed and 1 failed. Listed below are the results of the Governing Body Meeting. Please click here for a copy of the Governing Body agenda.
Proposal #1 - Ejection Penalty and Review
This rule changes the amount of time a player is prohibited from participation. This rule would change a football suspension from one full game to the next 4 quarters.
Purpose: To more closely align the ejection penalty among all sports. To authorize the appeal and review of ejections.
Vote: Passes 298-7 Effective Date: Immediately
Proposal #2 - Football Game Limitations
Participants are prohibited from participating in more that 5 quarters per calendar day.
Purpose: To align game contact rules more closely to the Sports Medicine Committee recommendation and practice rules. 94% in favor of the proposal on the 2017 Spring Survey.
Vote: Passes 290-11
Effective Date: Immediately
Proposal #3 - District Conversion Charter
The school of innovation or district conversion charter school shall participate at the same classification as the highest classified school in the district.
Purpose: Allow students attending district conversion charter schools the same eligibility opportunities of other students in their school district.
Vote: Passes 277-28 Effective Date: Immediately
Proposal #4 - Christmas Dead Period
Schools will observe a 3 consecutive day athletic dead period. These days must be taken from December 23-27.
Purpose: Allow students, families and school personnel a flexible 3 consecutive day break during the Christmas holidays.
Vote: Passes 274-32
Effective Date: 2018-2019 school year
Proposal #5 - Amateurism
Change the AAA handbook on the Amateurism rules. Purpose: To clearly define the definition of amateurism.
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Vote: Passes 293-2 Effective Date: Immediately
Proposal #6 - Summer Competition Days
Limit school teams to a maximum of 8 days of competitive activities during summer break per sport, per student.
Purpose: To lessen the financial and physical demands of summer sport participation.
Vote: Passes 210-94 Effective Date: Immediately
Proposal #7 - Tennis Season
Tennis begins on week 6 and state event held on Week 15.
Purpose: Avoids conflict between volleyball districts and state tournaments and tennis state and overall tournaments. Currently students are having to choose one sport over the other.
Vote: Passes 201-2
Effective Date: 2018-2019 School Year
Proposal #8 - Classification of Schools
To change the number of classifications from seven to six in the sports of Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Golf, Track and Field. Proposal was not detailed enough.
Purpose: Solve problems with blended conferences
Add schools to classification to assist with travel

Keep enrollment discrepancies to less than 50%. Vote: Failed 30-183
Proposal #9 - Classification of Schools
To change the number of classifications from seven to six in the sports of Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Golf, Track and Field.
6A – 16 largest schools by ADM
5A – The next largest 32 schools by ADM
4A – largest 48 schools by ADM
3A/2A/1A - Take remaining schools and divide by three with the greatest number of schools assigned to Class 1A if not divisible by 3.

Purpose: Solve problems with blended conferences Add schools to classification to assist with travel Keep enrollment discrepancies to less than 50%. Vote: Pases 141-68
Effective Date: 2018-2020 Classification Cycle 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Chris Gragg Signs With The New York Jets

According to his official Instagram account, tight end Chris Gragg has signed a contract with the New York Jets.  Details of the contract are unknown, and while there has yet to be an official press release from newyorkjets.com, Gragg is now listed on the Jets's official website.

"Been a long 10 1/2 months but I'm back," said Gragg via Instagram.  "Glad to be a part of the NY Jets," he continued.

Gregg has been an NFL free agent since March of 2017.  He was previously a part of the Buffalo Bills organization.

Gragg is a former Arkansas Razorback and as we like to say in Warren, once a Lumberjack, always a Warren Lumberjack.

Salineriverchronicle.com would like to congratulate Chris Gragg on his new deal with New York, and we wish him the best of luck.

2017 Lumberjack Football Schedule


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 swtimes.com 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.