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“Unreal.” One word was all it took for University of Arkansas at Monticello head football coach Hud Jackson to sum up his feelings after a back-and-forth 46-45 victory over then-No. 24 Arkansas Tech...
It was an “up” week for Monticello. The 3-3 Billies have lost, won, lost, won, lost—and now won again. Head coach Marty Davis said he is hopeful that roller coaster stays steady for a while....
Coaches everywhere say there’s no such thing as “moral victories.” A team either wins or it loses. After the last five years, though, Drew Central head coach Rob Cox admitted the separation between...
Saturday, both Monticello and Drew Central cross country runners competed on historic ground. The 53 local athletes who ran in the Jordan Murphy Memorial Cross Country Meet at the Arkansas Post...
LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Director Jeff Crow will be stepping down effective Feb. 28, 2018. Crow made the announcement Tuesday afternoon during a staff meeting. He has been the...
The first opportunity for hunters to go after deer with a modern rifle this fall will take place with the early hunt for antlerless deer on private lands. The special season will open on Saturday,...
Most college coaches—the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Hud Jackson included—are fond of wearing out the old cliche, “On any given Saturday, … .” The majority of them are talking about their...
New local soccer league forming The Southeast Arkansas Futbol Club will debut in October at the Monticello Sports Complex soccer fields. The club is affiliated with the Arkansas State Soccer...
In this time of state and county fairs, Monticello has one request: Stop the roller coaster, the Billies would like to get off. Their up-and-down struggles continued Friday night with a 16-6 loss to...
By the time Caleb Clair gets to the Class 4A State Cross Country Championships on Nov. 3, the Monticello senior will have experienced just about every race situation. That should bode well for the...
Sometimes, it just happens “that” way. A team will play  game where its opponent can seemingly do no wrong. For Drew Central, “that” contest was Friday night. Unfortunately, the opponent was arch-...
In anticipation of the hunting/fishing pictures that annually begin showing up about this time, readers are reminded the Advance-Monticellonian will be more than happy to publish any and all game...
Spending time outdoors is usually best when the temperatures are pleasant, which means two seasons in Arkansas. The balmy days of fall are perfect, as are the first warm weeks after a long winter....
It’s a fact a football team cannot go undefeated in conference play if it doesn’t win its first league game. Monticello head coach Marty Davis can cross that goal off the list now. A week after...
hAll week before Drew Central entertained Lake Village Lakeside, Pirate head coach Rob Cox said he was concerned about No. 18. He had reason to be. Aaron Kilgore, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound junior...
When a team’s All-American wide receiver, one who’s on the cusp of breaking several school records, catches one pass for no yards, that squad is usually in for a long afternoon of football—regardless...
LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission unanimously voted to ban the transportation of live, wild-caught baitfish from one water body to other watersheds in an attempt to prevent the spread...
The fall season arrived Friday as the equinox split the hours fairly evenly between day and night. In addition, those watching the sun’s pilgrimage from the northern sky witnessed it march into the...
Use whatever word comes readily to mind, but the 2017 Drew Central football team seems to be destined to make a mark at the school that will not be soon forgotten. The program was resurrected after a...
While he obviously didn’t think of football when he wrote his famous song “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” Bob Dylan’s 1960s protest movement lyrics—or at least the title—could very well apply to the...

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