Sports

Bement ready to move forward with volleyball co-op

The Bement school board is ready to expand its cooperative sports agreement with neighboring Cerro Gordo, and has sent a proposal to its co-op partner to add volleyball to the list of teams the two districts combine forces for.


Keys to Monticello's first football championship

Fourth down stops


State title appearance brings everyone to Champaign

Sage fans large and small, young and old, Monticello natives and transplants alike united to fill Memorial Stadium the day after Thanksgiving, standing the entire game in rainy conditions to root the Sages football squad to victory.


Sages heading to first state title football game!

The football team in Monticello is good. Very good. Very, very good.

The Sages are outstanding. Fantastic. Record-setting.

And, so far, Monticello has been unmatched.


Bement approves co-op extensions with Cerro Gordo

Without discussion, the Bement school board unanimously approved six cooperative sports contracts with the Cerro Gordo school district at a special meeting on April 25.


Bement readies pool for summer


Area competitors excel at national rodeo event

Fifteen-year-old Laney Felter, daughter of Mark and Tracey Kaufman of Cisco, and 14-year-old Cal Spence, son of Kendra Spence and Bob Spence of Monticello, competed at the International Miniature Rodeo Association World Finals the week of January 15-21 at Jim Norick Arena in Oklahoma City.


Foundation hopes to finish up Bement ball field renovation

The Bement Foundation hopes high school baseball will return to the Bement ball field next spring, even if it means contracting a firm to finish the renovation job that started five years ago.


Sages football ready for more

It has been a steady climb for the Monticello football program under head coach Cully Welter.

Since going 5-5 in his second season at the helm, Welter has guided the Sages to progressively more wins in five of the last six years. Monticello reached nine wins in 2013 (for the first time since 1997) and 10 wins in 2015.


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