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Save for the first quarter, Monticello and Drew Central played pretty evenly in the junior boys’ portion of the “Showdown In M-Town” Tuesday night at Monticello’s Dan Coston Field House. That...
Sometime soon, University of Arkansas at Monticello head men’s basketball coach Kyle Tolin said, he hopes to see his Boll Weevils exhibit the panache that last year’s record-breaking squad managed....
Rebuilding seasons are no fun for any coach—or player, for that matter. On its longest road trip of the winter, the University of Arkansas at Monticello women’s basketball team suffered two more...
Coming off a 34-23 season that saw longtime coach Alvy Early become Arkansas’ winningest collegiate coach at any level, the University of Arkansas at Monticello has been picked to finish fifth in the...
LITTLE ROCK – Chronic wasting disease, detected in Arkansas almost two years ago, has been found in three more counties. Four white-tailed deer in Benton, Washington and Sebastian counties recently...
Playing three days in a row is tough for any basketball team. Playing that brutal schedule while hosting a tournament and having to face higher classification opposition is nearly impossible....
Until the final desperation three-point heave found nothing but air, Drew Central head boys’ basketball coach C.J. Watson said he was unsure of the outcome of Tuesday night’s home game with defending...
Unless it’s the University of Connecticut or maybe the University of Tennessee, women’s basketball generally takes a back seat to men’s basketball at colleges across the country. If the teams play on...
When a team is struggling to find itself, the best thing to do is play, most coaches agree. Practice can certainly help but until athletes get in game-type situations, neither they nor their coaches...
Taking advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Monticello’s senior girls enjoyed a late Christmas present last weekend. While it didn’t produce the results any of them would like, the Lady...
Taking advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Monticello’s senior girls enjoyed a late Christmas present last weekend. While it didn’t produce the results any of them would like, the Lady...
For any athletic team, it’s always good to play at home. For Monticello, Tuesday night must have felt like heaven. After suffering through four losses to open the 2017-18 basketball season, the...
Save for a hiccup at Jacksonville in their second game, Monticello’s Lady Billies would be undefeated. The squad that set a new school record for wins last season with 30, though, may be well on the...
At Drew Central Gymnasium FRIDAY 4 p.m. — Valley Springs vs. Woodlawn (girls) 5:15 p.m. — Valley Springs vs. Smackover (boys) 6:30 p.m. — Alpena at Drew Central (girls) 7:45 p.m. — Alpena at...
All coaches will take an “ugly” win over a “pretty” loss. Drew Central head boys’ basketball coach C.J. Watson finds himself in that position today. The Pirates kept their 2017-18 record unblemished...
So far in 2017-18, the same thing that bugged Drew Central head girls’ basketball coach Michael Goad about last winter has reaed its ugly head again. “We had too many missed shots,” Goad lamented...
“This loss could be good for us—if we will use it to learn and get tougher and better,” University of Arkansas at Monticello head men’s basketball coach Kyle Tolin said of his Boll Weevils after...
Tanya Ray has got her University of Arkansas at Monticello Cotton Blosoms playing like anything but what her peers in the Great American Conference picked them to finish in the preseason. With two...
Deer hunters start young in Arkansas, especially those in and around Drew County. Colton Mitchell has given those local preteens something else for which to shoot now. Mitchell, 11, has earned the...
Shifting sports gears from outside to inside, Monticello and Drew Central have begun their basketball campaigns in a big way. The Lady Billies got things rolling with a victory at Marmaduke on Nov....

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