Sports

Knisley, Koss earn regional wrestling titles

Monticello senior Logan Knisley began his quest to the state podium by winning the Class 1A Shelbyville regional 126-pound championship by pinfall Saturday as the Sages advanced eight wrestlers to the individual sectional tournament this weekend.


Lady Sages earn share of conference crown

Seventeen years is a long time to wait between conference championships.


Spartans prevent Sages Okaw sweep

Monticello wrestling was one team win away against St. Joseph-Ogden from another sweep of the Okaw Valley Conference duals.

The Sages came up just short, losing to the Spartans 40-30 on Tuesday, Jan. 26.


Sages suffer buzzer beater defeat

Offensive rebounding kept St. Thomas More close on the road. One final rebound in the closing seconds lifted the Sabers to victory.

Mike Miller grabbed an errant shot by David Horn with two seconds left and scored on the putback to help STM defeat Okaw Valley Conference foe Monticello 61-60 on Friday.


MMS: Seventh grade Sages win regional

The Monticello Middle School seventh grade boys’ basketball team captured a regional title Thursday after defeating Tuscola 39-26 in the championship game.

Chris Brown led the Sages with 14 points and Andrew Rudolph also notched double figures with 11.


Sages putting it together at the right time

Head coach Dave Beery thought his Monticello girls’ basketball team played a good three quarters in Thursday’s 65-26 win against Maroa-Forsyth.

Too harsh for a squad that won the game by 39 points? Not for Beery who is trying to get the Sages to play to their potential night in and night out.


Knisley sets Sages takedown record

Every time Logan Knisley takes the mat the rest of this season – his final one as a Monticello senior – he will bump a record number higher and higher.

That record? The school record for takedowns in a season.


Sages pick up big conference wins against Sabers, Spartans

The Monticello and St. Thomas More girls’ basketball teams continued what is turning into one of the premier basketball rivalries in the area on Thursday.

In front of a packed Moore Gymnasium in Monticello, the Sages overcame a seven-point deficit in the final quarter to upend the Sabers 53-51.


Fisher bros light up Unity scoreboard

Zach Fisher didn’t know before the season how much playing time his younger brother Calvin would get on the varsity squad. With a deep team full of upperclassmen, Zach thought his talented brother could see spot minutes here and there.


Sages enjoy 5-game winning streak

Following a disappointing loss to Tuscola in the Holiday Hoopla – one that kept the Sages out of the tournament championship game – Monticello has ripped off a stretch of really good basketball, one that has led to five straight wins since that defeat shortly after Christmas.


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