As the 2017 Arkansas Army National Guard/Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star games have kicked off for this week in Conway, Nevada County has seven representatives selected to be apart of this year's most proud and honorable event.

As the 2017 Arkansas Army National Guard/Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star games have kicked off for this week in Conway, Nevada County has seven representatives selected to be apart of this year's most proud and honorable event.
Prescott's head football coach Tommy Poole with former Curley Wolves' Jay Marks, Chris Cowling, Tyler Rucker along Abby Madden, Shatayana Ross and Nevada's Jemarreya Jones will be featured in the final two day's of events to participate in All-Star activities hosted at the University of Central Arkansas.
On this Thursday June 22, Jones will be amongst honorees to play in the All-Star basketball game at the Farris Center. Then, Friday June 23 the All-Star football game will take place as tradition for the final day of events at Estes Stadium. Prescott's Coach Poole will be an assistant coach on the West All-Star coaching staff. Marks, Cowling and Rucker are All-Star participants in the football game with Madden and Ross selected to cheer for the West All-Star cheerleaders.  
This marks the 62nd anniversary of All-Star competition and the 14th for baseball, softball and soccer. This also marks the 62nd year of All-Star competition for football and basketball, the 16th year of All-Star competition in volleyball, the ninth year for All-Star Cheer and Dance, and the fourth consecutive year for the All-Star events to be held on the UCA campus.
The All-Star baseball and softball doubleheaders was played at Bear Stadium and Farris Field on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway on Tuesday, June 20. The All-Star soccer games will be played on Wednesday, June 21, at Estes Stadium on the UCA campus with the girls’ match starting at 5 p.m. and the boys’ match at 7 p.m. The All-Star basketball games are scheduled Thursday June 22 with the girls tipping off at 6 p.m., followed by the boys at 8 p.m. at the Farris Center. On Friday, the June 23 the All-Star football game kicks off at 7 p.m., at Estes Stadium.
Jemarreya Jones was amongst several of the top players in the state of Arkansas selected to play in the 2017 Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star game. Jones, averaged double figures this past season as senior for Nevada. He led the team in rebounding by snatching 215 rebounds off the glass and made presence know in blocking and dish out assists throughout 38 games played this season as a Nevada Blue Jay.
Jones finished his basketball career at Nevada earning All-State honors this past season and All-Conference last year.
The Nevada Blue Jays finished this past 2016-17 basketball season with 30 plus wins and only four losses.
Nevada veteran boys basketball head coach Bobby Mullins was very proud of the Blue Jays hard fought season to advance back to state semifinals and just one game shy to returning to the finals. Coach Mullins believes Jones is very deserving to be selected as an West All-Star and will represent Nevada well in Conway.
"Jemarreya has good leadership ability and just a nature born leader. He shot the ball well and worked hard. He's a smart kid and comes from a great basketball family," Mullins said.
The West All-Star coaching staff consist of - Head Coach - BJ Ross of Charleston High School; Assistant coaches - Matt Busch of Gravette High School, Steve Lynch of Jasper High School and Gary Simmons of El Dorado High School.
The East All-Star coach staff - Head Coach - Wes Swift of Jonesboro High School;  Assistant Coaches - Frankie Gathen of Osceola High School,  Johnny Rice of North Little Rock High School  and Jim Summers of Cave City High School.
On the finale day of All-Star events, coach Poole along Marks, Cowling and Rucker will kick off their summer as selected representatives in the 2017 Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Football game on Friday.
Poole was selected to be an All-Star assistant coach for the West at the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star football game. Curley Wolves' Marks, Cowling and Rucker were selected as All-Star players as representatives from the Class 3A and 5-3A Conference to participate on the West All-Star team roster.
This past 2016 football season was a dream year to remember for Prescott's football program after the Curley Wolves completed their year of perfection on the gridiron at 15-0.
Marks with teammate and Deonte Jamison signed National Letters of Intent to play football at Southern Arkansas University for the Muleriders in the fall.
For Prescott football head coach Poole, this has been a prestigious and special year in football coaching the sidelines. In Poole's 17 years as a head coach, this is the first time he's been selected to be an assistant coach in the All-Star football game. Coach Poole is excited about the opportunity to coach three of his former team members one last time in their final performance on the gridiron of their high school football careers.
"It's an honor for me to be with them one more time in their last high school football game. It just been a big year for us," Poole said. "This is an honor, but it reflects with what we did this year. To represent at the All-Star game say a lot how well respected our football program, kids and the community is."
Poole credits this privilege to his players and coaching staff because of their hard work, dedication and commitment to making the Prescott athletic program successful.
"Our assistant coaches do a good job here. They're very deserving to be All-Star coaches and I'll be representing too at the All-Star game," Poole said.
"It's always special to see kids and athletes participate at the All-Star events in Conway. I think it's a great opportunity for our kids to represent our school, conference and community. It's rare to have three  kids to represent but they're very deserving. It's a big honor and it tells a lot about our school and how other coaches in the state respect our program," Poole said.
Although three players from Prescott's unbeaten 3A state championship team were selected, Poole said he wished everybody could represent in the All-Star football game. Coach Poole will be coaching the defensive linemen during the All-Star football game and during practice this week.