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For any athletic team, it’s always good to play at home. For Monticello, Tuesday night must have felt like heaven. After suffering through four losses to open the 2017-18 basketball season, the...
Save for a hiccup at Jacksonville in their second game, Monticello’s Lady Billies would be undefeated. The squad that set a new school record for wins last season with 30, though, may be well on the...
At Drew Central Gymnasium FRIDAY 4 p.m. — Valley Springs vs. Woodlawn (girls) 5:15 p.m. — Valley Springs vs. Smackover (boys) 6:30 p.m. — Alpena at Drew Central (girls) 7:45 p.m. — Alpena at...
All coaches will take an “ugly” win over a “pretty” loss. Drew Central head boys’ basketball coach C.J. Watson finds himself in that position today. The Pirates kept their 2017-18 record unblemished...
So far in 2017-18, the same thing that bugged Drew Central head girls’ basketball coach Michael Goad about last winter has reaed its ugly head again. “We had too many missed shots,” Goad lamented...
“This loss could be good for us—if we will use it to learn and get tougher and better,” University of Arkansas at Monticello head men’s basketball coach Kyle Tolin said of his Boll Weevils after...
Tanya Ray has got her University of Arkansas at Monticello Cotton Blosoms playing like anything but what her peers in the Great American Conference picked them to finish in the preseason. With two...
Deer hunters start young in Arkansas, especially those in and around Drew County. Colton Mitchell has given those local preteens something else for which to shoot now. Mitchell, 11, has earned the...
Shifting sports gears from outside to inside, Monticello and Drew Central have begun their basketball campaigns in a big way. The Lady Billies got things rolling with a victory at Marmaduke on Nov....
When anyone moves on from something that has been a big part of their life, it’s tough. For Rob Cox—and now Marty Davis—both said those decisions have come only after some gut-wrenching discussions...
When anyone moves on from something that has been a big part of their life, it’s tough. For Rob Cox—and now Marty Davis—both said those decisions have come only after some gut-wrenching discussions...
There may have been some as good—after all, there have been 24 either first-, second or third-team All-Americans recognized in the 106-yard history of University of Arkansas at Monticello football—...
Coaches have various ways to deal with early season losses. For the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Kyle Tolin and his Boll Weevils, that hiccup might prove to be the most advantageous thing...
For a team picked to finish next-to-last in this year’s Great American Conference, the University of Arkansas at Monticello sure didn’t begin the conference season that way. The Cotton Blossoms...
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...
We’d all love to have several thousand acres to hunt, but it’s just not affordable for everyone. Most hunters are crowded onto small leases with too many hunters. Others may have to settle for...
Finishing games is something Hud Jackson has preached to his football teams since he arrived at the University of Arkansas at Monticello in time for the 2011 season. This fall, Jackson and his staff...
Just 12 months after being picked last in the Great American Conference preseason men’s basketball coaches’ poll, the same group has overwhelmingly tabbed the University of Arkansas at Monticello to...
As senior high athletes, none of Monticello’s football players had ever got the better of Warren before last Friday. They still haven’t. The defending Class 4A state champion and 4A, District 8...

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