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It didn’t take long for the Monticello School Board to name a new Billies’ head football coach. In the same special called meeting last Wednesday, the board not only accepted Greg Tiner’s resignation...
Year two of the Monticello soccer turnaround isn’t going any better than year one, record-wise, but that’s not deterring the Billies in the least, new coach Reid Smith said. <span>After an 0-13...
Awards keep coming in for local high school athletes. Cole Connelley, Will Naron, Ashleigh White, Sarah Claycomb and Layne Brotherton have joined their fall and winter sports peers at Monticello and...
STAR CITY—Needing just one win to advance to the Class 4A State Baseball Championships, Monticello unfortunately was matched against the wrong team to do that the opening round of the 4A South...
Senior Reagan Moseley (with ball)  prepares to score the tying goal against Hamburg that stopped the Billies losing streak.
For a game with few hits, Monticello got its production in a timely manner and bunched its runs in shutting out DeWitt 3-0 in a Class 4A, District 8 game on Thursday afternoon at the Monticello High...
Sophomore Dontazsha Brown gets all she can out of a long jump attempt. Brown finished seventh for the Lady Billies  
When only two of your opponent’s players score in a basketball game, chances are most coaches will walk off the court with a victory. Except when you’ve got issues with your own lineup, Monticello...
There’s no rest for sports fans in Monticello, whether you root for Monticello High School, Drew Central High School or the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Basketball is upon us. <span>...
Gene Norton has a unique gift. <span>“People who spend time around him feel blessed,” his mother, Betty Norton, said. “That’s a rare thing.”</span> <span>When Gene was in a Little...
Good teams deal with adversity the best way they know how. Great teams overcome it. With two starters on the bench—one because of injuries and the other because of a disciplinary problem—plus one of...
Will Naron
<strong>Alvy Early summer softball camp slated</strong> <span>The 19th annual Alvy Early Summer Softball Camp, the Champ of Champions, is scheduled for July 8-10 at the Monticello...
When most first-year head coaches take over a relatively young team, not much in the way of results is expected. Not so for Monticello, which begins the Marty Davis era at 7 p.m. on Sept. 5 when the...
<strong>Candlelight vigil remembers fallen SAU football player</strong> <span>A candlelight vigil was held at Wilkins Stadium on the campus of Southern Arkansas University on Sunday...
Coaches, especially those from the same sports, are a close-knit fraternity. Monticello’s three new high-profile coaches are closer than usual, however, even though they might not have known each...
Drew Central’s Layne Brotherton (right) leads Sam Hickey of Monticello across the finish line in boys’ 1,600-meter run at last Thursday’s SEARK Relays at the Monticello High School track and field...
Monticello's track teams show off the boys championship trophy and girls runner-up trophy after the completion of the Class 4A, District 8 track and field championships on Thursday. 
All got close but all fell short of their goals on the high school tennis court. <span>Three tennis players from Monticello made it to day two of the Class 4A State Championships in Arkadelphia...
Coaching junior high football is unique. Once you finally get a squad together, most of your good players move up to senior high and coaches have to start the learning process all over again. <...

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