For the last 5 years, Lake Area Sports has been your home for Greers Ferry Lake Area High School Sports. Lake Area Sports began as a way to bring community and sports together by providing a way for parents and grandparents to watch their student athletes when they could not attend the games. What began with one camera and two crew members has grown to six cameras and a dozen crew members who are passionate about sports and community. Most recently Lake Area Sports was contracted by the Arkansas Activities Association to broadcast the 3A, 2A, and 1A State Basketball Playoffs. Our partnership with the AAA resulted in 1.5 million views of our broadcasts!
“The Heart of Lake Area Sports” Jonathan is the heart and soul of our team. He presented the idea behind Lake Area Sports in 2016 to the Community Club Board and they hopped on board with the idea. Lake Area Sports started with one system and under his leadership has grown into seven systems covering ball games for seven area schools. Jonathan has worked independently for the Community Club for the last 6 years. He has been in the newspaper business for the last 15 years, working for the Sun-Times and the Fairfield Bay News. He and his wife, Summer have one son, Jaxton. They reside in Quitman where he has become known as “The Voice of the Bulldogs” covering all Quitman athletics.
Rodney and Debbie joined the Lake Area Sports team in early 2020. The are avid supporters and followers of the Quitman Bulldogs. Rodney is a former Arkansas Razorback football player and brings knowledge and experience to our team. They never hesitate to jump in where needed and they do it with enthusiasm. They have two daughters, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. They reside outside of Quitman.
An alumnus of Rose Bud, Josh Moss has been a part of our team since 2018 after Mt. Vernon-Enola was added to the Lake Area Sports coverage area. His smooth voice and spectacular one-liners have captured the hearts of our viewers, making him one of the public’s favorites. A former Champion team roper, Josh is the owner/operator of Centech Land Services. He resides in Mt. Vernon with his wife Jessie and their five children.
An alumnus of Concord, Richard joined the Lake Area team in 2017 as a contributing sports writer. He holds a BA in Journalism from Arkansas State University and has traveled all over the state covering sports for Lake Area Weekly as well as the Sun-Times. An avid sports enthusiast, we refer to him as “The King.” Richard has a unique ability for stats and he is always willing to cover any game we ask him to. He is also a talented photojournalist. Richard recently moved to Conway.
An alumnus of West Side High School, John came to Lake Area Sports in 2019. He is an alumnus of Arkansas State University where he obtained a BS in Journalism. He worked as a student for the athletic communications office while in school. He got his broadcast start as an intern in the athletic communications office at Winthrop University in South Carolina. He works remotely for a publications group in Texas where he is the editor of two weekly newspapers and a quarterly regional magazine. He spends his free time at ASU sporting events. His experience in broadcasting makes him a valuable asset to the Lake Area Sports team. John resides in Greers Ferry.
The fourth husband/wife duo of the crew. Brad and Jennifer joined Lake Area Sports in 2020. Natives of the area, they have been involved in Rose Bud Athletics for several years. Jennifer teaches 4th grade in the elementary and Brad is an independent insurance agent. They currently reside in Rose Bud with their son Keaton and their daughter Kamryn. Keaton graduated from Rose Bud in 2020 and is currently on the baseball team at Central Baptist College. Kamryn plays volleyball for the Ramblers and is the Senior High Basketball Manager. Their knowledge and love for Rambler athletics makes them the perfect couple to cover Rose Bud Basketball.
A 1998 graduate of Quitman High School, Summer is married to “Voice of the Bulldogs” Jonathan. She worked as a customer service representative in banking for 15 years before she started her journey to become a teacher. She is currently enrolled in Arkansas Tech University as a history major. Summer also works at Rose Bud Elementary as a 4th grade paraprofessional. Summer wears many hats for Lake Area Sports. She serves as secretary, troubleshooter, and tech support. She monitors all live games and serves as production assistant. She updates the website with all live games as well as articles. Summer’s computer knowledge and customer service background makes her an asset to the team.