Saturday, October 21, 2017

UAM Hoopa Picked #1

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas at Monticello men's basketball team was selected first overall in the Great American Conference Preseason poll, as was released by the conference on Thursday. 

Arkansas-Monticello enters the new year after finishing with a 23-7 (17-5 GAC) record during the 2016-17 season, while breaking various records and milestones along the way to a NCAA Central Region Tournament appearance, where the Weevils fell to the 2016 champions, Augustana 76-69 in Maryville, Missouri.

During the 2016-17 season UAM set various Arkansas-Monticello men's basketball records which included consecutive wins (15), best start in school history (14-0), highest winning percentage in school history (.767), most conference wins in school history (17), most total assists in a season (497), most assists per game in a season (16.8), and were the GAC Regular Season Champions as well.

UAM will see nine total players returning to the 2017-18 squad, which includes four starters from last season in seniors Derylton Hill, Cobe Goosby, Tyrin Jones, and Karim Mawuenyega. Fellow seniors Stephon Gordon, Tayte Kitts, and Troy Thomas will be back for the Weevils, and sophomores Brandon England, and Hunter Daley return as well.

Arkansas-Monticello will welcome four newcomers to the program this season with senior Tedrian Brisco, and juniors Jamil Maddred, Keelin Jackson, and Jarred Heard rounding out the remainder of the roster for the upcoming year.

The Weevils will open up the 2017-18 campaign on Friday, November 3 in an exhibition match-up with Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. UAM will then face Concordia University-St. Paul in the Arkansas Tech Tournament in what will be the first official contest of the new season on Friday, November 10 in Russellville, Arkansas.

Following Arkansas-Monticello, who received 11 total first place votes, at the number one spot was Arkansas Tech (1), East Central, Southern Nazarene, Harding, Henderson State, Southern Arkansas, Ouachita Baptist, Southwestern Oklahoma State, Southeastern Oklahoma State, Northwestern Oklahoma State, and Oklahoma Baptist.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Jr. Jacks Defeat DeWitt

The Warren Jr. Jacks and the 7th Grade, Baby Jacks traveled to DeWitt Thursday night, October 12th and both came away with victories.  The Jr. Jacks won by the score of 22-16 and the 7th Grade came out on top by the score of 14-6.

The Jr. Jacks have improved and continue to do so.  They have a number of kids who should develop as they get older.  The 7th Grade has proved competitive and is improving.

Warren's Jr. High team is coached by Steed White.

Jack Anissa Henry Competes In State Tennis Tournament

Anissa Henry finished up her tennis season with a trip to the 8AAAA State Tournament held at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville on October 16-17. Anissa is only a sophomore and is Warren's top player. Anissa was defeated by Katelyn Miller of Highland 6-1, 6-1. "The score doesn't really tell how close the match was," said Coach Sawyer. "Every point lasted 10, 15, and some over 20 shots before someone would miss." Anissa's opponent was just a tad more steady and consistent and got the win.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Five to be Inducted into UAM Sports Hall of Fame

The UAM Sports Hall of Fame is set to formally welcome five new members this Thursday, October 19. Arkansas-Monticello will also recognize its annual spirit award recipient during the banquet.

Thursday's banquet starts at 6 pm. at the Gibson University Center on the UAM campus. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased by calling the Department of Athletics at (870) 460-1058.

From September 29 release

Wallace Smith Named Arkansas Superior Federal Credit Union Player of the Game vs. DeWitt

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Lumberjacks Crush DeWitt

All photos by Emmalee Goad
Senior Luke Gorman wraps up a Dragon.

The Warren Lumberjacks welcomed the DeWitt Dragons to Jim Hurley, Jr. Stadium Friday night October 13th for the Warren High School Homecoming Game.  The Jacks wasted no time in jumping on top and never looked back.  Warren received the opening kick off and on the first play from scrimmage QB J'malichi Kinnard hit Keemontrae McKinght for a 55- yard touchdown pass.  Jesus Tinoco made the extra point and Warren was up 7-0.
Lumberjack defenders take put a stop to a DeWitt advance.

The Lumberjacks were able to kick off from the DeWitt 45- yard line due to a penalty and Tinoco boomed the ball into the end zone.  The Jacks forced a punt and the snap was over the DeWitt punter's head.  Warren recovered the ball and Jesse Erwin scored.  The PAT was good by Tinoco and Warren was quickly ahead 14-0.

The kick off was to the one and the tackle made at the 19 yard line of DeWitt.  Keemontrae McKnight intercepted a pass and returned it for a TD.  However, Warren was flagged for a block in the back on the return and the touchdown was called back.  Warren took over at the DeWitt 33.  Kinnard then hit Cade Reep with a 24- yard touchdown pass and with Tinoco's successful PAT Warren was ahead 21-0.  The ensuing kick off left DeWitt at their own 22- yard line.  Warren forced another punt and the Jacks took over at their own 49- yard line.  It took only a short time till J'malachi Kinnard found Joseph Brown for a 19 yard touchdown pass and Tinoco hit the point after to make the score 28-0 at the end of the first quarter.
J'Malichi Kinnard ggains yardage on a keeper,

DeWitt was forced to punt early in the second quarter and again a bad snap resulted in Warren getting the ball back at DeWitt's 32-yard line.  With 9:30 remaining in the second quarter Kinnard hit Treylon Burks on a 32-yard pass for a touchdown and again Tinoco made the extra point to put Warren ahead 35-0.

DeWitt returned the next kickoff to  their own 29.  Later Warren got the ball back and threatened to score.  However, a fumble at the DeWitt 12-yard line gave the Dragons the ball again but Warren soon got it back at the DeWitt forty four.  With 5:59 left in the second quarter, Vicent Stepps broke a 44-yard run for a touchdown and the PAT missed, leaving Warren ahead 41-0.  The first half ended with the score still 41-0.
The Lumberjack defense stops a Dragon advance.

With the "sportsmanship rule" evoked to begin the second half, the clock ran continuously.  Warren kicked off and with a large number of Lumberjack second team players in the game, the Dragons were able to drive down the field and score on a three yard run.  They went for two and were successful making the score 41-8 in Warren's favor.  The second team played very well at times but gave up a few plays.
Mark Hairston is all smiles on Homecoming night as
the Jacks shut down the DeWitt Dragons.

Early in the fourth quarter, Tinoco made a 33-yard field goal to extend the lead to 44-8.  After the kick off, Warren's Michael Miranda recovered a DeWitt fumble at the DeWitt 24-yard line.  With 3:40 left in the game, Coach Hembree inserted Warren defensive tackle Wallace Smith into the backfield and handed him the ball.  He promptly ran in for a 6-yard touchdown.   Tinoco was good on the PAT and Warren lead by the final score of 51-8.

The crowd was probably  the largest of the season and the fans were alive.  It was a fine performance by the Lumberjacks and a chance for all the young players to get some time on the field.

The Lumberjacks will remain at home next week to face the Monticello Billies in the "Saline River Shootout."  Monticello has improved during the 2017 season and will likely play very hard against the Lumberjacks.  Warren must be prepared to perform well.

The game was the culmination of a fun day of homecoming activities.  There was a big crowd on hand for the coronation program earlier in the day at the Warren Cultural Center.  Another large crowd attended the downtown parade.
Caleb Watson (center)
-feelin' the victory.

Next weeks game will kick off at 7:00 P.M. at Jim Hurley, Jr. Stadium.  A big crowd is expected. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Jr. Jacks Defeat DeWitt

The Warren Jr. Jacks and the 7th Grade, Baby Jacks traveled to DeWitt Thursday night, October 12th and both came away with victories.  The Jr. Jacks won by the score of 22-16 and the 7th Grade came out on top by the score of 14-6.

The Jr. Jacks have improved and continue to do so.  They have a number of kids who should develop as they get older.  The 7th Grade has proved competitive and is improving.

Warren's Jr. High team is coached by Steed White.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

UAM Homecoming

        MONTICELLO, AR — Tailgate parties, reunions, a golf tournament, parade and football game highlight a wide variety of events and activities at the University of Arkansas at Monticello as UAM celebrates Homecoming 2017 October 14-21.
          The celebration begins on Saturday, October 14 with the UAM Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament, a four-person scramble at DeSoto Golf Course in Hot Springs Village. The entry fee is $300 per team or $75 per player and includes green fees and cart. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start.
          Homecoming Week 2017 kicks off on campus with student activities Monday through Wednesday. A Spirit Wall painting contest and picnic on the grounds will be held Monday, October 16 near the Centennial Clock Tower. Big Money Bingo is scheduled for Tuesday, October 17 at 7 pm. in the John F. Gibson University Center and a comedy show is set for Wednesday, October 18 at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Treylon Burks Named Arkansas Superior Federal Credit Union Player of the Game vs. Dumas

Jacks Defeat Dumas Bobcats

Treylon Burks puts on an offensive show!

All Photos by Emmalee Goad

In a game many believed to be a contest between the two best teams in class 84A this year, the Warren Lumberjacks defeated the Dumas Bobcats 55-24.  While Warren gave up a few more points than has been the norm in 2017, the Lumberjack offense was unstoppable any time it needed to produce, the special teams play was very good and the defense scored twice on interception returns.  As usual, a variety of players made big plays and the lines were very productive.  It is hard not to point out the many great plays made by Warren's outstanding athlete Treylon Burks.  He scored five touchdowns and made numerous tackles.  He was simply more than Dumas could contend with.
Junior Quarterback J'Malichi Kinnard  on a quarterback keeper.

The Bobcats won the toss and elected to receive.  Jesus Tinoco kicked off into the end zone and Dumas took over at the twenty.  Warren forced a punt and with 7:56 left in the first quarter, Burks ran in for a touchdown from six yards out and with the PAT good by Tinoco, Warren jumped ahead 7-0.
Sophomore Vincent Steppes carries the ball for the Jacks.

The ensuing kick off went into the end zone and Warren forced a second punt.  However, the Jacks fumbled the punt return and Dumas recovered at midfield.  After a couple of penalties against the Jacks, Dumas broke a 35 yard run for a touchdown.  The point after was no good and Warren lead 7-6.  Burks returned the next kick off to the Dumas 47 and Warren quickly moved the football.  With 37 seconds remaining in the first quarter, Burks scored again on a five yard run.  Tinoco hit the PAT and the Lumberjacks were up 14-6.
Junior Keemontrae McKnight turns the corner on the Bobcats.

After yet another kick into the end zone, Warren forced another punt which Burks promptly ran back 50-yards for a TD.  Tinoco made the extra point and Warren extended it's lead to 21-6.  The following kick off died at the Dumas one and they had to try to run it out.  Warren tackled the runner at the Dumas 15-yard line.  Warren,s Donovan Ross forced and recovered a fumble and the Lumberjacks immediately scored on a 10-yard run by Keemontrae McKnight.  The successful point after by Tinoco put Warren ahead 28-6.

Senior Braden Hargis makes yardage for the Jacks.

The next kickoff did not work as planned and Dumas recovered a squib kick at midfield.  Dumas was able to mount some offense and scored on a six yard run.  Again the PAT was no good leaving the Lumberjacks ahead 28-12.  Another good kick off return set the Jacks up at the Dumas 40  With 6:34 left in the 4 second quarter, Keemontrae McKnight ran in a touchdown from one yard out and the PAT by Tinoco made the score 35-12.  With 5:33 left in the half, J'malachi Kinnard, playing cornerback, intercepted a Dumas pass and ran it back 32-yards for a touchdown.  With Tinoco's successful point after, Warren extended it's lead to 42-12.  After the kickoff, Warren got the ball back on a fumble recovery but failed to score, turning the ball over on downs.  The Lumberjacks just missed a touchdown pass on 4th down.  Dumas was able to mount some offense and scored on a 14-yard run late in the half.  They missed the point after leaving the score 42-18 in Warren's favor.  The Lumberjacks had another great return of the kickoff by McKnight but ran out of time before the end of the half.
Jacks prepare for kickoff against the Dumas Bobcats.

The Lumberjacks received the second half kickoff and began from their own 33.  Kinnard quickly hit Burks for a 61-yard touchdown and Warren leaped ahead with the successful PAT by a score of 49-18.  After the ensuing kickoff, Dumas hit a long pass and was the beneficiaries of a penalty and threatened to score again.  Warren's defense held on downs and took back possession of the football.

In the fourth quarter, with 8:21 remaining in the game, Treylon Burks intercepted a Dumas pass and ran it back 24-yards for a touchdown.  The PAT was not good and Warren lead 55-18.  With several second team defensive players in the game for Warren, Dumas broke a 75-yard run for a TD but failed on the two point conversion attempt.  The final score was 55-24 as Warren' second team offense ran out the clock while moving the ball well with Vincent Stepps carrying the football.

While Burks did most of the scoring, Keemontrae McKnight was the work horse running the ball effectively all night.  He ran hard and with reckless abandon.  He ran tough while playing outstanding defense and returning kicks.  Warren's offense line got stronger as the game went on and may have played their best game of the season.  The defense gave up a few plays but overall was still dominant against a pretty solid and talented Dumas offense.

Warren had another big crowd that traveled to Dumas to support the Jacks.  The Lumberjacks now return home to face the DeWitt Dragons for homecoming, Friday night October 13th.  A large crowd is expected to be on hand. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Watch This Week's Episode of The Bo Show Brought To You By Johnny's Radiator Shop.

Photos from Warren v. Star City Football Game

#23 Sophomore Vincent Steppes rushes for Lumberjack yardage while #2 Psavian Person blocks for him.

Treylon Burks exploded with run after run.

#& Keemontrae McKnight shows of some of that Lumberjack speed. 

Warren Tennis Team Results For 8-4A Conference Tennis Tournament

Warren tennis team top player, Anissa Henry, captured 3rd place at the 8AAAA Conference Tennis Tournament Oct. 2 & 3 in Dumas. Anissa won her first round match in a tough 3 set battle against Alex Slater of Dumas 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. Anissa dominated her quarterfinal match over #4 seed Brook Pambiachi of Monticello 6-0, 6-2. Next Anissa faced the #1 seed Jaden Thurmon of Crossett in the semi finals. It was a hard fought battle that went down to the wire with Anissa just missisng out as Thurmon hung on for the win 6-2, 3-6, 7-5. Not to be denied a trip to the state tournament Anissa regrouped and once again dominated her opponent Rayven Ward of Star City as she captured 3rd place 6-2, 6-3. "Anissa has just improved every week this season. She really earned this award,"  said Coach Sawyer. " I am very proud of the way she battled in this tournament." Anissa will play in the state tournament in Russellville Oct. 16 & 17.

Other results:
Monica Rivera(W) lost to Raven Ward (SC) 6-0, 6-0
Jennifer Castillo/Yesenia Macias(W) def Reeves/Bailey(D) 6-0, 6-3
Jennifer Castillo/Yesenia Macias(W) lost to Rindt/Grannin(C) 6-0, 6-0
Jacob Shipp(W) lost to Pambiachi(M) 5-7, 3-6
Sergio Roque(W) lost to Rundale(SC) 0-6, 2-6
Colton Cash/ Richard O'Neill(W) lost to Harrod/Ballard(H) 0-6, 0-6