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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...
Trying something new, the Monticello Youth Soccer Association will hold early registration from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on July 27 at the pavilion at McCloy Park. MYSA board member Jimmy Cason said the...
<span>The Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program (AYSSP) regional trapshooting tournaments began May 2-3 at the AGFC range in Jacksonville with the North Region. Each region competes during a...
RUSSELLVILLE—Richard Harris and Timothy Smith, both of Monticello, will represent the University of Arkansas at Monticello on Saturday as the FLW College Fishing makes its final regular-season stop...
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...
<span>There’s no sin in shooting a button buck if you want a young, tender deer. But it’s a waste of a buck tag if you’re after a mature buck—you’ll get more meat for your tag if you shoot an...
<span>The annual Drew County Ducks Unlimited banquet is Monday, Oct. 27 this year at the Monticello County Club. The meal will start at 7 p.m.</span> <span>Admission is $35 per...
Most established football programs have their way with programs that are just building. So it was at Norphlet on Friday night, where No. 6 Smackover had little trouble with Drew Central.  <span...
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...
He did it again. The amazing Corey Wood his his 23rd home run for the fourth-seeded University of Arkansas at Monticello in the first round of the NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament Thursday...
It’s the final week to sign up for the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program, sponsored by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and receive free supplies. The program offers free trapshooting...
When Hud Jackson was hired at the University of Arkansas at Monticello four years ago, he said he wanted to recruit good college football players who were good people. He definitely got both in Jalen...
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...
For most folks, playing—or even watching—golf takes a back seat right now. Not for Lonnie Reece. The new golf professional at the Monticello Country Club said he lives, eats and sleeps the game. <...
<span><strong>By Harold Coggins</strong></span> <span>sports@monticellonews.net</span> <span>Coach Aaron Jost warned about it the week before....
Closing out a four-match road trip, the University of Arkansas at Monticello volleyball team had a chance to climb over the .500 mark for the first time this season. <span>Rival Southern...
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...
As the late great Yogi Berra is attributed to have saying, “It’s like deja vu all over again.” Of course, Berra is also associated with the saying, “I never said most of the things I said.”...
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>...
With all the problems concerning concussions in football, one would think schools would be dropping programs. But not so, according to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF...

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