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One season removed from back-to-back Great American Conference baseball tournament championships, the University of Arkansas at Monticello—the 2018 GAC regular-season champions—were voted third in...
After both suffering road losses at Class 4A, District 8 Camden Fairview last Friday, the Monticello Billies and Lady Billies earned much-needed victories Tuesday night at Hamburg. Fairview, a 5A...
Hosting Lake Village Lakeside last Friday, Drew Central swept its visitors at Drew Central Gymnasium. Visiting West Helena Central on Tuesday for an early Class 3A, District showdown between...
The University of Arkansas at Monticello Boll Weevils were able to have four players score in double digits as they held off the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Savage Storm 68-60 to improve...
Hosting the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Savage Storm at Steelman Field House last Thursday, the University of Arkansas at Monticello Cotton Blossoms struggled throughout the first half of...
STAR CITY—The Monticello Billies traveled to Star City last Friday to play a three-game set against the Class 4A, District 8 rival Bulldogs. Tipping off first was the Junior Lady Billies against the...
What a difference a year makes. Last season, McGehee gave Drew Central four of its five losses en route to defeating the Pirates in Hot Springs for the Class 3A boys’ basketball championship....
With the exception of a select few NCAA Division I programs, roughly one-fourth of any collegiate basketball player’s experience is on a bus. There’s always the classroom—which should be foremost to...
Riding eight hours one way to play basketball games of course means a team will have to ride eight hours back home. Winning one of those games—particularly the one before boarding the bus for the...
Saturday GIRLS Game 1: Drew Central vs. Dermott, 11 a.m. Game 3: Star City vs. Dermott, 1 p.m. Game 5: Star City vs. Fordyce, 3 p.m. Game 7: Drew Central vs. Fordyce, 5 p.m.BOYS Game 2: Dermott...
Competing in the Commercial Bank Southeast Arkansas Holiday Basketball Tournament, the Drew Central Pirates faced off with the Fordyce Redbugs last Thursday in their opening-round game. The Pirates...
Drew Central hosted the annual Commercial Bank Southeast Arkansas Holiday Basketball Tournament during the Christmas Break last Thursday through Saturday and—while neither host squad did as well as...
It’s a well-known fact among basketball coaches that teams either live or die by by the three-point shot. Monticello’s Billies overcame 17 treys against them to finish as the consolation champions of...
It wasn’t exactly Destin, Fla., as the schedule said, but Monticello’s senior girls did take a holiday trip south and east after Christmas. Because of circumstances beyond their control, the Lady...
Beginning of the second quarter: Drew Central in the lead, 19-14   Half time score: 29-25 McGehee   3:26 Update: 35-33 McGehee   End of 3rd quarter: 38-37 Drew Central   5 Minutes left: 43-40 McGehee...
Facing nemesis Star City for the second time in a week, Monticello had only to best the Lady Bulldogs to win the Class 4A South Region Tournament at Dan Coston Field House Saturday and enter the 4A...
Somehow, Drew Central has got to figure out how to solve its arch-rival. Sure, the 26-4 Pirates have beaten the Owls once this season but of DC’s four losses, three have come at the hands of McGehee...
Just three years removed from winning the Class 4A state boys’ basketball championship, Monticello’s 2017-18 season ended abuptly way sooner than anyone expected or dreamed. With a 51-46 loss to...
When Drew Central qualified for the Class 3A, Region 4 Tournament as the No. 4 girls’ seed from 3A, District 8, the Lady Pirates knew a chance to play on their home floor at this week’s State...

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