Sports

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....
When anyone moves on from something that has been a big part of their life, it’s tough. For Rob Cox—and now Marty Davis—both said those decisions have come only after some gut-wrenching discussions...
When anyone moves on from something that has been a big part of their life, it’s tough. For Rob Cox—and now Marty Davis—both said those decisions have come only after some gut-wrenching discussions...
There may have been some as good—after all, there have been 24 either first-, second or third-team All-Americans recognized in the 106-yard history of University of Arkansas at Monticello football—...
Coaches have various ways to deal with early season losses. For the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Kyle Tolin and his Boll Weevils, that hiccup might prove to be the most advantageous thing...
For a team picked to finish next-to-last in this year’s Great American Conference, the University of Arkansas at Monticello sure didn’t begin the conference season that way. The Cotton Blossoms...
In anticipation of the hunting/fishing pictures that annually begin showing up about this time, readers are reminded the Advance-Monticellonian will be more than happy to publish any and all game...
We’d all love to have several thousand acres to hunt, but it’s just not affordable for everyone. Most hunters are crowded onto small leases with too many hunters. Others may have to settle for...
Finishing games is something Hud Jackson has preached to his football teams since he arrived at the University of Arkansas at Monticello in time for the 2011 season. This fall, Jackson and his staff...
Just 12 months after being picked last in the Great American Conference preseason men’s basketball coaches’ poll, the same group has overwhelmingly tabbed the University of Arkansas at Monticello to...
As senior high athletes, none of Monticello’s football players had ever got the better of Warren before last Friday. They still haven’t. The defending Class 4A state champion and 4A, District 8...
In any sport, how a team starts a game is only surpassed by how it ends the same contest. Lessons about that are sometimes painful, as Drew Central discovered Friday at Fordyce’s Paul “Bear” Bryant...
Billie Boosters set annual barbecue The 2019 annual barbecue chicken lunch, sponsored by the Monticello High School Billie Football Boosters, will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the First...
The average hunter spends years learning to spot game and properly identify animals and birds in the field. It can be critical to make a positive identification on ducks, geese and other waterfowl—or...
“Unreal.” One word was all it took for University of Arkansas at Monticello head football coach Hud Jackson to sum up his feelings after a back-and-forth 46-45 victory over then-No. 24 Arkansas Tech...
It was an “up” week for Monticello. The 3-3 Billies have lost, won, lost, won, lost—and now won again. Head coach Marty Davis said he is hopeful that roller coaster stays steady for a while....
Coaches everywhere say there’s no such thing as “moral victories.” A team either wins or it loses. After the last five years, though, Drew Central head coach Rob Cox admitted the separation between...
Saturday, both Monticello and Drew Central cross country runners competed on historic ground. The 53 local athletes who ran in the Jordan Murphy Memorial Cross Country Meet at the Arkansas Post...

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