Sunday, August 28, 2016

ATTENTION PEE WEE TACKLE FOOTBALL PARENTS: (Grades 3-6)

The Donald W. Reynolds YMCA will have a mandatory parents meeting for Tackle Football players on Monday, August 29th, at 6pm in the YMCA gymnasium. Contact Bart Goodwin, Sports Director, with any questions.

Comeau Joins UAM Athletic Dept. Staff

MONTICELLO — Following a successful career as a student-athlete for the University of Arkansas at Monticello, Evan Comeau is joining the athletic department staff as a graduate assistant for game day operations.

Comeau was a three-year starter at shortstop for the UAM baseball team, which most recently won the 2016 Great American Conference tournament championship and advanced to the finals of the NCAA regional tournament. Comeau and the Weevils broke nine school records during the 2016 season, including setting a new record for wins with a final record of 40-16.

The Halifax, Nova Scotia native is a two-time winner of the Division II Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement Award, a two-time GAC All-Academic team member, a 2016 first team All-GAC selection, a 2016 selection to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association Academic All-District team, a two-time finalist for UAM’s scholar athlete of the year award and a past inductee into the Alpha Chi Honor Society.

He was also selected to the 2016 GAC and NCAA Central Region all-tournament teams.

“We are very fortunate to have Evan still a part of the UAM Athletics family,” said UAM Athletics Director Chris Ratcliff. “Evan was extremely successful in both athletics and academics, and we look forward to seeing what that work ethic can do in his new role.”

Comeau graduated from UAM this past May with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. He is currently teaching at Warren High School, while working toward a Master of Arts and Teaching degree.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Three Players Honored at Donald W. Reynolds Y

Left to Right:  Sam Hollingsworth, Zander Hemphill, and Landon Jennings
The Donald W. Reynolds YMCA presented awards to select baseball players for the 2016 baseball season.  Each year, Jimmy Russell makes a large contribution to the Jimmy Russell Baseball Field as well as purchases trophies in recognition of outstanding play throughout the season. The awards were presented to the following players: Sam Hollingsworth, son of Don & Paula Hollingsworth – Katherine Russell Fielding Award, Landon Jennings, son of Adam & Rebecca Jennings – Jimmy Russell Hustle Award, & Zander Hemphill, son of Dustin & Gina Hemphill – Beverly Russell Gammill Hitting Award & Jim Guy Russell Pitching Award. Awards were presented by Bart Goodwin, DWR Sports Director.  Congratulations for your achievements! We look forward to watching you grow and excel in the 2017 season!
Zander Hemphill is presented his trophy by Sports Director Bart Goodwin.

Landon Jennings is presented his trophy by Sports Director Bart Goodwin.

Sam Hollingsworth is presented his trophy by Sports Director Bart Goodwin.

Monday, August 22, 2016

WONDER BOYS FOOTBALL TO HOST FINAL FALL SCRIMMAGE

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Fans wishing to get a sneak preview of the 2016 Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys football team can do so on Tuesday, August 23, as the Wonder Boys football program hosts its final intrasquad scrimmage of the 2016 preseason. The scrimmage is set for a 6 p.m. start.

Tuesday's scrimmage is part of Arkansas Tech's Welcome Week, and will be immediately preceded by a 5:30 p.m. pep rally. Both events will take place at Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field, and are open to the public with free admission.

The Wonder Boys' 2016 season kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 1 with a 7 p.m. matchup against Southern Nazarene.

Former Warren Lumberjack Terez Hampton is a wide receiver for the Wonderboys and wears the number 88.  Hampton was credited with a number of noteworthy plays in the 2015 season.  

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Tickets On Sale For War Memorial Game

According to Head Football Coach Bo Hembree, tickets to the Warren Lumberjack/Little Rock Christian game, set for War Memorial Stadium Tuesday August, 30th, are on sale for ten dollars at the school administration office on Cherry Street.  If the ticket is bought in Warren, all ten dollars stays with the Warren School District. Buy your tickets in advance!

The Lumberjacks will have a scrimmage game against McGhee Monday, August 22, 20126 at Jim Hurley,Jr. Stadium in Warren.  The scrimmage begins at 6:30 P.M.  The Jr. Jacks will travel to McGhee on Tuesday the 23rd for a scrimmage.

A-State Football Scrimmages, Holds Fan Appreciation Day

JONESBORO, Ark. (8/20/16) – The Arkansas State football team held its second scrimmage of fall camp Saturday evening at Centennial Bank Stadium, while also taking part in an autograph session at the end of the night as part of the squad’s annual “Fan Appreciation Day” on the A-State campus.

The Red Wolves ran plays for almost two hours and featured big plays from the special teams and defensive sides of the ball, while the offense recorded a pair of touchdowns.

“I thought we looked a little sloppy offensively, to be honest,” A-State head coach Blake Anderson said. “We had a quick whistle all night and its hard to tell if we would have gained any extra yards or not with that. Overall, I thought we had a pretty good fall camp – I’m just not sure tonight was a good indication of that.”

A-State flashed speed from the opening kickoff as junior Blaise Taylor returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. It was one of two kicks returned for touchdowns on the night for Taylor, who also returned a punt 75 yards for a score.

The Red Wolves offense, led by first-year offensive coordinator Buster Faulkner, scored a pair of touchdowns on Chad Voytik-led drives. The senior from Cleveland, Tenn., led A-State on a 65-yard scoring drive, which included a 25-yard scramble from the quarterback and was capped by a 2-yard run from junior running back Johnston White.

Arkansas State scored again later in the scrimmage when Voytik connected with junior tight end Blake Mack on a 14-yard touchdown pass.

“We have still have tons of things to work on,” Anderson said. “Monday is the first day of class, and we will have to get used to a new schedule.  Tuesday, we will get back at it and go from an install phase into more of a game-plan phase, which should help the offensive tremendously. Right now they’ve had everything at their disposal, and when we get back out here we will start to narrow it down some and start to focus on some key things.”

Defensively, the Joe Cauthen-led unit collected eight sacks, including two from senior defensive lineman Jake Swalley. The defensive unit also produced a red zone stop from the two-yard line and had six pass break-ups on the night.

Arkansas State University will begin classes Monday, Aug. 22, and the Red Wolves won’t return to the field for practice until Tuesday afternoon.

Tickets may be purchased through the A-State Ticket Office, located at the Convocation Center’s lower red entrance, in person, by phone at 870-972-2781 or online at AStateRedWolves.com/tickets.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Football and Cheerleading at the Y Information Released




COME PLAY SOCCER WITH THE WARREN SOCCER CLUB!!

The Warren Soccer Club is accepting player applications for the fall soccer season.  Forms may be picked up at the Warren YMCA.

Registration Fees are as follows:
3-5 year olds - $40.00
6-18 year olds - $55.00

All payments should be submitted at the Warren YMCA.

The deadline to register for the fall soccer season is Friday, September 2, 2016.

COME PLAY FUTBOL WITH THE WARREN SOCCER CLUB!!!!

Razorbacks Picked 5th in Pre-Season Pole

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – For a second-consecutive season, the University of Arkansas volleyball team has been picked to finish fifth in the Southeastern Conference with Wednesday’s release of the league’s 2016 Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Individually, senior outside hitter Pilar Victoria was selected by the head coaches around the conference for a spot on the Preseason All-SEC Team.

“Here we go. With the season soon upon us, the preseason poll serves to heighten our excitement,” head coach Jason Watson said. “There is a lot of work left for us to do. It’s good work and our program is encouraged by the start we have made to date. The SEC season will test us. It’s a competitive league with the potential to send multiple teams to the NCAA Tournament. I know it’s our goal to be one of those teams come December.”

Heading into its first season under Watson’s direction, Arkansas picked up 93 points in the preseason poll, trailing only the SEC’s four NCAA Tournament participants last year in Texas A&M (137), Florida (131), Kentucky (123) and Missouri (119). The Aggies are the defending conference champion and come to Barnhill Arena for an Oct. 5 matchup that will be televised on ESPNU.

During an All-SEC campaign in 2015, Victoria led the conference and was 10th in the NCAA with a single-season program record 4.61 kills per set. She also led the SEC and was 15th in the nation with 5.10 points per set. The Caguas, Puerto Rico, native registered three 30-kill performances, all during league play and finished the season with 525 kills becoming the ninth Razorback in program history to reach 500 kills in a single season.

The Razorbacks open their conference slate Sept. 25 with a road match at LSU and host Missouri on Sept. 30 in their SEC home opener. Fans can get their first look at Arkansas volleyball when the team hosts its annual Red-White scrimmage this Saturday, Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. (CT) at Barnhill Arena. The event is free and open to the public with a post-scrimmage clinic to follow for children in eighth grade and under.

Season tickets are available for purchase through the Razorback Ticket Center with pricing options beginning at $40. Each ticket package includes a free team knit hat. Arkansas’ 12-match home slate features one non-conference tournament and nine Southeastern Conference matchups. Call 800-982-HOGS (4647) or buy tickets online.

For more information about Arkansas volleyball, follow @RazorbackVB on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.

Who are the greatest Lumberjack Quarterbacks in school history?

On this week's episode of Chop Talk, we introduced a new segment of All-Time Lumberjack greats.  This week's category is All-Time Great Lumberjack Quarterbacks.  Have an opinion of who you think is the greatest Lumberjack Quarterback in school history?  You can submit a Lumberjack Quarterback's name by emailing it to salineriverchronicle@gmail.com.  You may also submit your top 5 or top 10 if you would like.  Please include any special memories you can recall, although that's not required.  We will announce the results during next weeks episode of Chop Talk.  We will have either a top 5 or top 10 depending on the amount of submissions we receive.

Again, email your top 5 or top 10 to salineriverchronicle@gmail.com

Monday, August 15, 2016

4TH ANNUAL @UAMSPORTS FAN DAY SET FOR AUGUST 27

MONTICELLO — Ryburn Motor Company and Commercial Bank are partnering with the University of Arkansas at Monticello for a fourth straight year to host the UAM Sports Fan Day on Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the lot at Ryburn Motors on Highway 425 South in Monticello.

Coaches and student-athletes from all of UAM’s intercollegiate athletics teams, as well as cheerleaders and the Boll Weevil mascot, will participate in the event. Fan Day is open to the public at no charge.

Fans and members of the media are encouraged to stop by the dealership to visit with representatives of the UAM athletics department about the upcoming sports seasons. Picture opportunities will be available, as well as free food and drinks. There will also be giveaways, games and activities for all attendees.

“We are excited about continuing what has become a great tradition,” said UAM Athletics Director Chris Ratcliff. “UAM is extremely lucky to have the energetic support of so many in this community, and Ryburn Motors and Commercial Bank play a big part. We hope to have another great crowd and a fun day as we kick off our 2016-17 season.”

For those not able to come to Fan Day, the UAM Sports Network will be on hand throughout the day interviewing coaches and student-athletes from all of UAM’s teams. That broadcast can be heard locally at KHBM-FM 93.7 and online at UAMsports.com.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

A-State Football Holds First Fall-Camp Scrimmage

JONESBORO, Ark. (8/13/16) – The Arkansas State football team held its first scrimmage of fall camp Saturday morning as part of its ninth practice at Centennial Bank Stadium.

The Red Wolves scrimmaged for almost two hours, and the outing featured big plays on both sides of the ball.

Offensively, A-State got a pair of receiving touchdowns from tight end Blake Mack and production from its running back corps that consisted primarily of Johnston White, Warren Wand, Jamal Jones and Armond Weh-Weh.

“We did some good and bad things on both sides of the ball,” said A-State head coach Blake Anderson.  “Offensively, we controlled the ball pretty well with the exception of one interception.  We didn’t have nearly the number of big plays – explosive plays – we are capable of having.  The tempo wasn’t anywhere near where we need it to be, but that wasn’t a huge concern today because we were limited on bodies and weren’t pushing it as much.  For the first time out of live football, communicating from the sideline and all those things, I thought it was a decent step in the right direction.”