Monday, April 24, 2017


The Cooperative Extension Service of Bradley, Calhoun, Dallas, and Cleveland Counties is once again sponsoring The Great Outdoors Youth Day on Saturday, May 6th, at the Bradley County Park. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. (at the tennis court pavilion) and events will include Fishing Derby, Learning Stations, and other special activities.  All youth ages 5-14 years old are invited.  Youth under age 9 will be required to have a parent present, however, all parents are encouraged to attend. No refreshments or lunch will be provided this year.  Bring your own fishing poles and bait for catching catfish.  For more information, contact John Gavin at the Bradley County Extension Office at 870-226-8410.  The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Special Olympics Set for April 29

Monticello will play host to the annual Special Olympics Arkansas Area 12 Springs Games (Track & Field) on Saturday, April 29 at Monticello High School Track. Athletes from Monticello Intermediate and Middle Schools, Drew Central, and the Discovery Skills Center in Monticello, Dermott schools, Millcreek of Fordyce, CB King Memorial Adult Center in Arkansas City, and the Southeast Arkansas Human Development in Warren will be competing to qualify for the 2017 Arkansas State Summer Games to be held at Harding University in Searcy, May 25-27.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Jr. Jack Girls Track, 2nd In District

The Jr. Jack Lady Track team has just completed competing in the 84A District track meet and finished second.  Thirty- seven young ladies, grades 7-9 took part.  According to Girls Track Coach Janice Reddick, the lone seventh grader on the team was Abbigail Ibbara, whom Coach Reddrick called a "go getter".  Ten Jr. High athletes will now move up and compete with the Sr, Girls.

The Jr. Jack Ladies had three team members win their respective events during the district meet.
These were:
*Jade Watson, 200 meter dash
*Anissa Henry, Discus
*Faith Jackson, Long Jump

The 2017 team consist of the following:  Adriana Baggett, Brittany Bradford, Nay Sheen Daughtery,
Mar'shayla Haltiwanger, Janzee Hooper, Ty'shuna Stepps, Aryn Jenkins, Ashtyn Mann, Aubrey Mann, Yaneth Marquez, Abigail Merales, Naydelin Nunez, Elaina Reddin, Carisa Salinas, Alexandra Sanchez, Wendy Sandoval, Symone Smith, Brooklyn Solis, Perla Sosa, Precious Thomas, Jamiyah Thompson, Chloe Rauls, Biance Watson, Keshira Watson, Leslie White, Haley McDaniel, Addison Langford, Genesis Curtis, Anissa Henry, Jade Watson, Kia Kelley, India Young, Faith Jackson, Jamie Stallings, Iyania Smith, Chetalya Spears and Abbigail Ibbara.

The Sr. Girls District meet is set for next week in Crossett.

1st place winners- Lto R. Jade Watson, Annissa Henry, Faith Jackson

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Jacks Win on Senior Night Despite Lightning Delays

Left to Right:  Heidi Lassiter, Hayden Lassiter, Coach Milum, Nathan Hairston, Robin Hairston, and Roger Hairston

The Warren Lumberjack Baseball Team concluded their home games for the 2017 season with a special pre-game Senior Game ceremony.  The players and coaches honored and congratulated their senior teammates:  #3 Hayden Lassiter and #21 Nathan Hairston.

Hayden is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Lassiter.  His is in his fourth year of the WHS Baseball team and has seen action in 20 games.  This season, as a shortstop and right-handed pitcher, he has a .517 batting average, with 5 doubles, 3 triples, and 2 homerums.  He has 23 runs batted in and is 11 for 11 in stolen bases.  On the mound, he has 10 innings pitched, allowing four earned runs with 10 strikeouts and 1 save.  After graduation, Hayden plans to attend Ouachita Baptist University where he has received an athletic scholarship to play football for the Tigers.  He was joined at the ceremony with his mother, Heidi Lassiter.
Nathan pitched against Hamburg on Senior Night.

Nathan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hairston.  He is in his third year as a member of the WHS Baseball Team.  He has seen action in 19 games.  As a corner infielder and right-handed pitcher, he has a .375 batting average with 1 double, 1 triple, and 7 runs batted in.  In 13.2 innings of work on the mound, he has allowed 6 earned runs with 5 strike outs and only 4 bases on balls.  Nathan plans to continue his education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he has been awarded a Leadership Scholarship.  He will pursue a degree in Pre-Pharmacy.  He was joined by his parents Robin and Roger Hairston.

The Jacks defeated Hamburg on Senior Night even though the game was lightning delayed during the game.  Click on the link on the page to full stats and scores of the game.
During the game, sophomore Treylon Burks heads for home and scores a run.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Registration Time for Warren Waves Swim Team

Color Run for Your Life

Lifeguard Certification Course Set

Team Roma Finishes Season Undefeated, Captures Championship

Left to Right:  Miguel, Jonathan, Billy, Ethan, Filiberto, Jessi, Angie, Jennifer (Back) Damian, Hector, and Luis.  Coach Cortes is holding the trophy in the air.
Team Roma, coached by Edgar Cortes, won first place in soccer, finishing their season with a perfect record and no losses.  The team played in the championship game yesterday at the Monticello Sports Complex.  All the players are from Warren.

UAM in Search of Next Weezy the Weevil Mascot

MONTICELLO — The University of Arkansas at Monticello Cheerleading program is in search of the next Weezy the Weevil mascot for the 2017-2018 school year.

There will be tryouts held for any UAM student interested in becoming the next Weevil mascot for Arkansas-Monticello on Saturday, May 6.

The student selected to portray Weezy the Weevil in the upcoming school year will also receive scholarship money as well for this position.

Any students that are interested in learning more about trying out to become the next Weevil mascot of UAM, will need to contact head cheerleading coach Krystal Shipp (479-264-2927) for more information. 

Update on UAM Softball

MONTICELLO — The University of Arkansas at Monticello softball team has pushed back its doubleheader against Great American Conference rival Southern Arkansas to Wednesday, April 19.

Game one of the doubleheader is now scheduled for 2 p.m. as well at Blossoms Field with game two to follow shortly afterwards.

The match-ups, which were originally slated for Tuesday, April 18 this week, have been pushed back a day due to inclement weather moving in within the area. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

SA Mudcats Playing Well in Tournament

Front row left to right Slade Wilkinson, Ethan Gardner, Clay Barnes, Bruin Barnes and Dalton Gll. Top row left to right Bobby Barnes coach, Tony ramirez, Brad Gill coach, Toby Spurlock, Jo Brown, Kennon Jones, Drake Rice, Gavin Harrod and head coach Denton Rice. The SA Mudcats are a 14AA USSA team from South Ark with players from Warren, Hamburg, and Dumas. Through first two tourneys the Mudcats are 7-2 with a 2nd place finish in 14 open spring break finale in Benton and a 1st place finish in the P2A 24 hrs. of baseball in Little rock, AR. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Soccer Update from the Jacks and Lady Jacks

Both the Lumberjack and Ladyjack soccer teams have been doing extremely well this season.  Presently, the Ladyjacks are 8 and 3 on the season, and a perfect 4 and 0 in conference.  The ladies are currently tied with Monticello, who is also undefeated in conference, for first place heading into the final weeks of the season.  The Ladyjacks, the defending 4 - 4A conference champions, will play Monticello in Monticello on April 28th with first place on the line.

The Lumberjack soccer team has equally been impressive this season.  The boys are 11 and 2 on the season, with a perfect 4 and 0 record in conference as well.   Currently, the Jacks are  tied for first in conference with Hamburg and Episcopal Collegiate and might have what could be a conference champion deciding game this Tuesday, April 18 at 7 pm against rival Hamburg at Jim Hurley Jr. Stadium in Warren.  Hamburg spoiled the Lumberjacks bid for a second consecutive conference championship last season and the Jacks are looking to reclaim their title.  The boys and coach Densmore ask for your support Tuesday night to fill the stadium and support the boys in this game.  

Monday, April 10, 2017

Lady Jacks Soccer On A Roll

The Ladyjack soccer team was back in action this last week with games against Hermitage and ESTEM. Both games saw the Ladyjacks come out with convincing wins as they remain undefeated to open up conference play.  The ladies started the week by routing Hermitage 9 to 0 in rather warm conditions in Hermitage.  Denisha Stallings led the Ladyjacks with a hat trick.  Hannah Richey and Isabel Densmore added two goals while senior captain Rosa Bautista and Xitlaly Gonzalez each added a goal as well.  Coach Quoss said, "The girls played well tonight and are ready to pursue another conference championship.  There are still many games left in the season, but I like the direction we are heading."

The Ladyjacks closed out the week with another conference match with ESTEM visiting the Ladyjacks Friday night in Warren.  In what turned out to be a scoreless first half, the girls came out and dominated ESTEM in the second half, scoring 5 goals to put the game out of reach.  Leading the scoring again was Denisha Stallings with two goals while Hannah Richey, Isabel Densmore, and Bethany Flowers each tallied one goal.  The Ladyjack defense played extremely well with standout performances by senior captain Abby Torres, junior Mackenzie Selby, and sophomore Anne Yepes.   To date, the Ladyjack defense has surrendered one goal in three conference games this year.  Coach Quoss added, "We were tested tonight by a very well coached and motivated ESTEM team.  Our girls rose to the challenge and we were able to wear them down and pull away in the second half.  Their character and ability to fight through adversity is what I most love about this team and I look forward to what the rest of the season has in store for us."

The Ladyjacks will be back in action Tuesday night when they go up against the Lady Ricebirds of Stuttgart at 5 pm in Warren.  Come out and cheer on the girls as they pursue another conference victory.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

UAM Softball Sweeps Series, Early Breaks Record

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — The University of Arkansas at Monticello softball team swept the day against Ouachita Baptist to claim the overall series at 3-1, and Alvy Early recorded his 1,162 career victory as a head coach to break the state of Arkansas all-time collegiate wins record.

The record, formerly held by former University of Arkansas Razorback head baseball coach Norm DeBriyn (1,161 wins), was surpassed by Early Saturday after the UAM Softball defeated Ouachita for the second time this afternoon to push his overall head coaching win total to 1,162, which is the most all-time in the state of Arkansas by a college coach in all sports, and in all divisions.

Early complied victories for Arkansas-Monticello first beginning in 1979 as the head coach of the UAM women's basketball team in which his career spanned from 1979-2000 totaling a record of 425-211.

Alvy found success as the head coach of the Blossom Softball team beginning in 1997, as he currently has tallied an overall record in the sport at 737-411-2, for an overall win total of 1,162 in his career. Coach Early is also the all-time winningest coach in both women's basketball and softball at the University of Arkansas at Monticello as well.

A celebration of this recording breaking accomplishment will be held for Coach Early on Saturday, April 29 at Blossoms Field during the last home game of the season as well, with more details to follow in the coming weeks.

Game three of this series between Arkansas-Monticello (28-12, 21-7 GAC) and the Tigers of Ouachita (16-26, 10-20 GAC) featured a pitchers duel as the team's only combined for seven total hits.

McKenzie Rice drove in the sole run in the contest on a single up the middle in the top of the fifth inning which sealed the game in the Blossoms favor at 1-0.

Kendra Coleman (W, 17-3) picked up her 17th win on the season, throwing a complete game shutout, and tallied five strikeouts.

UAM Weevils Winning Streak Up to Six

MONTICELLO — The University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team swept the overall series against GAC opponent Ouachita Baptist Saturday afternoon at home by final scores of 6-2, and 5-2.

Game number one for UAM (23-12, 18-6 GAC) versus OBU (11-27, 8-16 GAC) saw the Weevils playing from behind early in this match-up until the bottom of the sixth when Andres Rios and Alex Smith each knocked in multiple runs to give Arkansas-Monticello the 3-2 lead.

The Weevils went on to extend its lead in the seventh inning, taking advantage of wild pitches and passed balls from the Tigers to hold a 5-2 advantage, and Brian Ray capped off the scoring in the eighth with a sacrifice fly to right field to put the score at 6-2 in UAM's favor.