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For Monticello’s Sara Claycomb and Layne Brotherton of Drew Central, the high school track and field season likely didn’t end the way either wanted—but at least both got to run their 2014 final races...
<strong>Billies ‘Kick Off-Cook Out’ slated</strong> <span>The Monticello Billies will hold their annual “Kick Off-Cook Out” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21 at the Monticello...
WARREN—Winning any kind of championship in any sports is sweet. Winning it against your most heated rival on your rival’s home field is even sweeter. <span>And winning it when your rival thinks...
It’s still early in the season, but Drew Central’s Layne Brotherton is quickly rounding into possible state championship form. The University of Arkansas at Monticello cross country signee definitely...
Finishing off a career as an All-Star is a dream of many high school athletes. For Monticello’s Ashleigh White, that dream became a reality on Wednesday. <span>White was named to the East...
Senior pitcher Kameron Griffin struck out eight batters and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the sixth as Monticello earned revenge for a Class 4A, District 8 loss to Hamburg with a 1-0...
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<span>Gene Norton (center) with his parents, Marvin and Betty, at a UAM basketball game.</span>
Splitting two Class 4A, District 8 games Friday and Monday didn’t hurt Monticello’s chances for a conference softball championship—but it didn’t help any, either. <span>Friday, the Lady...
After collecting 35 hits in three games at the Class 4A South Regional Tournament in Nashville a week ago, Monticello’s Lady Billies managed only two in two games during the 4A State Softball...
Monticello’s Brandashia Hargraves (35) clears the boards in a tight Drew Central-Monticello senior girls’ game Saturday at Dan Coston Field House.  
Drew Central’s Cory Bell (22) tries to shoot over the outstretched arm of D.J. Franklin (30) of Monticello.
This Friday, members of Monticello’s football team will be in quite an unfamiliar place—watching the state playoffs from afar. The Billies wrapped up a less-than-spectacular season on Thursday night...
<strong>MYSA soccer registration </strong> <span>The Monticello Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) will be holding regular soccer registration for children ages 3-17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p...
Monticello’s P.J. Binns (background) and Hamburg’s Demonte Burns fly over the boys 110-meter hurdles in the first preliminary heat. Binns, who looks to be second here, actually won the heat and...
Will Naron (runner on first base) intently studies the Warren pitcher and watches as teammate’s at-bat during Monticello’s 14-6 win over the Lumberjacks on Friday at the Billies baseball field. 
PEARCY—Capping off a spectacular sophomore season with a second-place finish in the Arkansas Meet of Champions girls 3,200-meter run didn’t set well with Sarah Claycomb. <span>Watching Maggie...
As they knew it would, the bullseye grows bigger with each game. The last two home games in which defending Class 4A state champion Monticello has been involved, the Billies’ opponents have also...
Combining young players with those more experienced is something any coach worries about. Thankfully for Monticello, those youngsters held their ground until the seasoned veterans could provide some...
Thanks to the latest Arkansas Activities Association Governing Body ruling, it looks like Monticello High School’s stay in Class 4A might be short-lived. Beginning with the 2016-18 classification...

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