Rios is NCBWA preseason All-American team honorable mention

Andres Rios, an infielder at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, is an honorable mention selection to the 2018 National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America Preseason All-American team. Rios, a senior from San Diego, California, also earned a First Team All-Central Region preseason selection. He was in the top five of a number of UAM stat catagories, including second in runs batted in (44), third in doubles (11), third in at-bats (191), fourth in batting … Continued

Final Youth Duck Hunt is Saturday

The second of Arkansas’s two Youth Hunts for waterfowl will be Saturday, Feb. 3. The regular waterfowl season ended Sunday, Jan. 28, but youths 15 and under may harvest ducks, geese, coots and mergansers Saturday as long as they are accompanied by a mentor. Youths who have completed a hunter education course must be accompanied by a mentor 18 or older. Youths who have not completed a hunter education course must be accompanied by a … Continued

Pink Tomato Trap Shoot competition set for Feb. 17

The 2018 Pink Tomato Trap Shoot will be held on Saturday, February 17 at the Warren Shooting Complex. The complex is located at 323 Bradley 38 off Highway 63, south of Warren. Two man teams may register at the Bradley County Chamber of Commerce or by contacting Seth Jolley, trap shoot chairman. Registration for the competition is $80 per team and will include two rounds of trap. Teams will be divided into two divisions, 16 … Continued

AG&F allows carry of handguns for personal protection on WMAs

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission approved a regulation change on January 18 which will allow people to openly carry a handgun for personal protection while on any wildlife management area or Commission-controlled property or lake. Previously, only people with valid concealed carry permits could possess handguns while on a wildlife management area, unless there was a hunting season in which the handgun would be legal. Concealed carry permit holders may still carry a concealed … Continued

AGFC Waterfowl Report: Temperatures tumble, snow and ice hit; weekend looks promising

  Duck hunters got a brief respite from frigid temperatures through most of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday, but then it was not only back to sub-freezing, it became another deep freeze similar to the one that hit in late December, only this time with significant snow accumulation. Most of Arkansas’s open water outside of the rivers was locked up Tuesday and Wednesday, according to observations by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists. … Continued

Hill makes Bevo Francis Top 100 Watch List

University of Arkansas at Monticello men’s basketball player Derylton Hill has been named to the Top 100 Watch List for the Bevo Francis Award for the second consecutive year. Hill, a senior forward, currently leads the Weevils in scoring with 17 points per game and 238 points for the year. The Palm Bay, Florida native has earned one GAC Player of the Week selection and has led UAM to a 9-5 overall record at this … Continued

Applications for turkey hunting on Arkansas WMAs available

Turkey season may open at the beginning of April, but now is the time to begin your planning for a successful season. One of the best ways to be successful on public land is to apply for one of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s wildlife management area turkey hunt permits beginning Jan. 15. Many good public turkey hunting opportunities exist, particularly on the large cooperative WMAs owned by the U.S. Forest Service. However, turkeys and … Continued

Tolliver, Jackson, Gray selected to Don Hanson All-Super Region 3 Team

Three University of Arkansas at Monticello football players, Jalen Tolliver, Jeremy Jackson, and Hakim Gray, were selected to the Don Hansen All-Super Region Three Team. Tolliver was a First Team selection at wide-receiver. He was also a D2CCA First-Team All-Super Region 3 pick, won the Great American Conference Offensive Player of the Year Award, and was a unanimous All-GAC First Team selection. A senior from Rayville, Louisiana, Tolliver concluded the 2017 season with record-breaking career … Continued

UAM Baseball ranked 4th in preseason poll

The University of Arkansas at Monticello baseball team has been selected fourth in the 2018 Great American Conference pre-season poll. The Weevils are coming off a 33-21 (22-11 GAC) season that saw UAM win its second straight GAC Championship Tournament, and earned its second consecutive bid to the NCAA Regional Tournament. Arkansas-Monticello was ultimately downed in the regional by host Emporia State, and by Minnesota State-Mankato. Arkansas-Monticello will see 24 total returners to the 2018 … Continued