UAM Basketball is NCAA, Division II Program of the Year

The University of Arkansas at Monticello men’s basketball team was named the NCAA Division II Program of the Year, Thursday afternoon by the Arkansas Basketball Coaches Association. Arkansas-Monticello earned the award from the ArBCA after finishing the 2016-17 season with a 23-7 (17-5 GAC) overall record, with a share of the Great American Conference regular season title, and finishing as the runner-up in the GAC Championship Tournament. UAM then advanced on into the NCAA Tournament … Continued

Big Bass Bonanza is this weekend

June 21 Update: Small Craft Advisory to be Lifted by Tournament Time A small craft advisory issued in April is set to expire as the Simmons Bank Big Bass Bonanza gets underway this weekend. According to the latest flow information from the Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District, the advisory is expected to be lifted on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in the afternoon or evening, when flows at Pool 5 (Pendleton Bridge) in Dumas … Continued

Chambers, Moser earn Natural State Baseball honors

Two University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball players earned two honorable mention selections to the 2017 All-Arkansas Collegiate Team. Pitchers Braden Chambers, and Dawson Moser earned honorable mention picks after helping lead the Weevils to a 33-21 (22-11 GAC) record, the 2017 Great American Conference Tournament Championship, and advancing into the NCAA Central Regional Tournament for the second consecutive season. Chambers, a junior from Fordyce, finished the year with a team high 10-3 record in … Continued

Tolin signs multi-year contract

Kyle Tolin accomplished something in 2017 that no University of Arkansas at Monticello men’s basketball coach had been able to achieve in 61 years; he led his team to a conference championship. Tolin was rewarded for that championship today when he became the second coach in UAM history to sign a multi-year contract. The two-year agreement includes automatic two-year rollovers through 2022. Tolin is pictured above (center) with UAM Athletics Director John Harvey (left) and … Continued

G&F Commission approves hunting regulations changes

The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission has set the 2017-18 hunting season dates for all game, including waterfowl season and 2018 turkey season. Opening days of the 2017-18 Arkansas deer season are: Archery – Sept. 23, 2017 Muzzleloader – Oct. 21, 2017 Modern Gun – Nov. 11, 2017 Private Land Modern Gun Antlerless Deer Hunt – Oct. 14-18, 2017 Special Modern Gun Youth Deer Hunt – Nov. 4-5, 2017 and Jan. 6-7, 2018 Christmas Holiday … Continued

UAM inks 5 new signees to men’s basketball team

The University of Arkansas at Monticello has inked five new basketball  signees, head basketball coach Kyle Tolin announced. “We are excited about adding five new players to our roster,” said head coach Kyle Tolin. “Just like every year, you try and make things better and that is what our goal was in recruiting. Coach (Justin) Newton and myself have worked extremely hard to find the right fit of guys for the UAM basketball program. We … Continued

Hogs’ Season Ends in NCAA Regional Championship Game

By John Thomas/UA SPORTS INFORMATION The 11th-ranked Razorback baseball team saw its amazing turnaround season come to a close Monday night, falling 3-2 to Missouri State in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional championship game at Baum Stadium. Coming off a 26-29 season in 2016 and missing the postseason for the first time in 15 years, the Hogs not only got back to the postseason, but posted 45 wins, its seventh 40-win season in the last 10 … Continued

Razorbacks Win Marathon to Force Final Game

By John Thomas/UA SPORTS INFORMATION In a 6-hour marathon with rain delays and numerous lead changes at Baum Stadium on Sunday, No. 11 Arkansas defeated No. 21 Missouri State 11-10 and forced a NCAA regional-deciding game. “It’ll be one that I’ll never forget, said head coach Dave Van Horn. “I told the players in the outfield, I hadn’t been up this late in years, so this was kind of interesting. But yeah, what a day. … Continued

Monticello Billies baseball team recognized at awards banquet

The Monticello Billies baseball team and its fans and volunteers were recognized Thursday night at an awards banquet hosted by the Billies Baseball Booster Club. Individual Awards: Rookie Award — Nick Griffin Character Award — Logan Gilliam Billie Spirit Award — Wil Brooks Billie Hustle Award — Ty Henderson Defensive Player of the Year — Sam Mencer Offensive Player of the Year — Clint Pigott Team Award — 21 Double Plays All-Conference honors were awarded … Continued

Hogs Fall to LSU in SEC Tournament Final

By John Thomas/UA SPORTS INFORMATION The 13th-ranked Arkansas Razorback baseball team saw its magical SEC Tournament run come to a close Sunday afternoon as LSU defeated Arkansas by a score of 4-2, to win the championship at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. Arkansas got a solo home run from sophomore Eric Cole in the third inning, his second in as many games, but the offense couldn’t get much else going as it only managed five hits off … Continued