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It’s finally over—again. Few people at Drew Central’s Mike Pennington Stadium likely were even born when Terry Jacks climbed to No. 1 on the pop music charts in 1974 with his one-hit wonder “Seasons...
It certainly wasn’t easy, but the University of Arkansas at Monticello found a way to do at least three things Saturday night: • Win 37-35 over Great American Conference opponent Northwestern...
Should Monticello be involved in too many more games like last Friday, the school might ought to consider changing its nickname to the Cardiac Kids (as in Billies). A week after suffering one of the...
Beginning with the late Henry “Hank” Thompson, Monticello High School has has a long and storied affiliation with the University of Arkansas baseball program. Another chapter is about to open—in the...
Distance running has been a staple at Monticello High School for years, both in cross country and track and field. If this season’s opening cross country race is any indication, that fact will hold...
CROSS COUNTRY Drew Central Sept. 16 at Los Toritos Invitational, Cane Creek State Park, Star City (junior girls, junior boys, senior girls, senior boys) Sept. 30 at Hamburg Lion Invitational,...
By far, the busiest team at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has been third-year head coach Kelly Burdeau’s volleyball Cotton Blossoms. They started their regular season before any UAM team (...
LITTLE ROCK—Seeing good things in practice is one thing. Under the lights on Friday night, though, those good things need to transfer to the playing field. For the senior-laden Drew Central Pirates,...
It’s the stuff of which dreams are made. Unfortunately for Monticello, those few seconds turned out to be the Billies’ worst nightmare. Ashdown senior Anthony Nelson gathered in the kickoff to open...
“To finish.” Two simple words which, by all accounts, imply completion of a task. For the University of Arkansas at Monticello, that has been more way difficult than football coach Hud Jackson would...
Football fanatics, the time has come. All three area schools kick off their regular seasons this weekend but only one plays at home. Monticello visits Ashdown in a classic Class 4A matchup, Drew...
In her third season already, University of Arkansas at Monticello volleyball coach Kelly Burdeau is looking for marked improvement in her Cotton Blossoms. She’ll get a chance to find out early, as...
Some decisions in life are what are called “no-brainers.” Such a conclusion has been reached by those who vote on the University of Arkansas at Monticello Sports Hall of Fame. In one of the best...
It’s kind of surprising but University of Arkansas at Monticello head volleyball coach Kelly Burdeau is already preparing for her third season at the Cotton Blossom helm. After a 12-17 overall record...
MYSA fall soccer registration is here The Monticello Youth Soccer Association is in the middle of fall soccer registration for girls and boys ages 3-17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at McCloy City Park on...
Numbers mean things to many people. For instance, the phase, “third time’s a charm” is very popular. Depending on the situation, the number 13 can be lucky or unlucky, according to superstitions....
At this time of year, football coaches are fond of telling their teams two things: “Everybody’s 0-0” and “Preseason polls aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on.” Oh, and “The games are played on...
Three Monticellonians were among the 101 individuals who received permits for a chance at harvesting an alligator this year. Last Wednesday afternoon, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission finally...
Just a week after placing 34 student-athletes on the Great American Conference winter/spring All-Academic team, the volleyball squad at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has been named to the...

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