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Conference seasons are long and grueling, especially in basketball. When a team is afforded an opportunity to improve itself—particularly on the road—it had better seize that chance. The University...
<span>We’ve probably said, “Don’t worry, I’ve got your back” a few times in our lives. It’s ironic that we are not very good at taking care of our own. The first, and most obvious meaning of...
The Monticello Junior High cheerleaders spent a week at the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) cheerleading camp in Fayetteville this summer. They received three awards, including Camp...
In her first three games of her junior year, Drew Central’s Cierra Gardner is showing why she was named All-State in Class 3A as a sophomore last season. Gardner has scored 74 points and has led the...
Arkansas-Monticello head baseball coach Carlos James recently announced the signing of four high school players and two junior college transfers in the early signing period. Justin Hollis, Keenan...
Somebody—namely Mother Nature—has finally figured out a way to stop the Class 4A, District 8 freight train that is the Monticello Billies. Just keep them off the court. Monticello, 17-3 on the season...
The Monticello/Drew County Babe Ruth Association will hold its annual membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 19, at Burlington Field.
Arkansas Bowhunters Hall of Fame inductees Bill Clements of Little Rock, left, and Tom White of Monticello. The late George Purvis was also inducted at a March 21 banquet sponsored by the Arkansas...
MJHS coach Kenny Pace speaks to his team following practice Thursday.
Drew Central's Johnathan Bentley (21) drives past Crossett's Rod Green (12) and Clarence Malcom during a senior high game Tuesday, November 17, at DCHS. Bentley scored 10 points as the Pirates held...
Drew Central's Billy Wilmoth, left, wraps up Pat Gutierrez during tackling drills Friday, August 14, at DCHS. The Pirates began preparing for their first season under head coach James Bell with the...
Ashley County Cares Inc., a non-profit breast cancer awareness organization, will host the Hamburg Armadillo Festival's annual 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on Saturday, May 2, at 8 a.m. The first 100 entrants...
The Monticello Pee Wee Football League is scheduled to hold registration for players and cheerleaders from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, August 22, at Hyatt Field. Registration will be open to boys and...
Something that can generally be so much fun—a road trip—is the bane of  coaches at any level. Not only is his or her team not playing in familiar surroundings in front of friendly fans, for the most...
The North Pulaski Falcons walked onto the court Friday night at Dan Coston Fieldhouse undefeated in AAAAA-Southeast conference play. Monticello (4-18, 2-10) threw everything it had at the Falcons,...
Before the season, if any fan had suggested the first time rivals Drew Central and McGehee met on the basketball court this year neither Cierra Gardner nor Shakyla Begnaud would lead their teams in...
Cole Ballard, a student at Monticello Middle School, was recently presented the Katherine Russell Hitting Award for the 2009 Cal Ripken Baseball season. He is the son of Michael and Tracey Ballard....

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