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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...
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...
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>...
Slowly but surely, new Drew Central baseball coach Quion Brock is rebuilding the Pirates’ program. The rebuilding effort hasn’t shown itself in the record yet, but Brock said only a matter of time....
In a year where both young teams have been hit hard by sickness and untimely suspensions, Drew Central’s Pirates and Lady Pirates opened Class 3A, District 8 play in style Tuesday night. The girls...
<span>Pirate fans will get a chance to see the dawning of the Steven Moore era as Drew Central holds its Red-White scrimmages at 6 p.m. on Friday at Mike Pennington Stadium on the Drew Central...
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...
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...
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...
Homecoming 2014 wasn’t at all kind to the three local football teams in Monticello. Last week, both Monticello and the University of Arkansas at Monticello lost blowouts to wrap up the schools’...
<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...
Arkansas is a relatively small state. According to worldatlas.com, 26 states are bigger in terms of land area, including three neighboring states—Texas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Still, you can find...
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...
If there’s one thing all coaches detest, it’s watching the athletes on their teams play like they’ve already won a game before it’s over. Drew Central girls’ coach Michael Goad is feeling that pain...
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Before the season, if any fan had suggested the first time rivals Drew Central and McGehee met on the basketball court this year neither Cierra Gardner nor Shakyla Begnaud would lead their teams in...
Monticello’s Brandashia Hargraves (35) clears the boards in a tight Drew Central-Monticello senior girls’ game Saturday at Dan Coston Field House.  
For a team building for the future, the schedule sure didn’t help Drew Central in 2014. Five of the Pirates’ last six games were against the teams that will be representing Class 3A, District 6 in...
Drew Central’s Cory Bell (22) tries to shoot over the outstretched arm of D.J. Franklin (30) of Monticello.

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