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Monticello won a football game 36-0 Friday night, improving the Sages' record to 6-0 and securing a playoff birth for the eighth straight season.
But that's not the story.
Junior tailback Lucas Lieb ran hard, finishing with 127 rushing yards on 12 carries, including a 13-yard touchdown.
The Piatt County board on July 13 cleared the way for the Monticello Golf Association to construct a new clubhouse at the local golf course.
Board members voted 6-0 to approve a variation that will allow the structure to be within 30 feet of the road, less than the zoning ordinance minimum of 50 feet.
Okaw Valley and Corn Belt high school conference members have officially voted to merge into a new, 10-team conference that will begin competing in the fall of 2017.
Monticello’s school board was the final school to approve the merger, voting 7-0 in favor of it at a meeting March 30.
I may not be insufferable, but God knows I have suffered enough as a Cub fan. In reality, I am actually a “sky is falling Cub fan,” meaning that no matter how good things look, I am waiting for the other shoe – or in this case cleat – to drop.
Ever since the Cardinals lost to the stinkin’ Chicago Cubs in the division series, there has been a rain cloud hovering above my head every time I even think about the 2016 season.
For sports enthusiasts wanting to branch out into the cross-training world of a triathlon, Kirby Medical Center will offer the first one ever for Monticello on Saturday, Aug. 13.
The last time the Sages played the Cardinals, the result was a 68-point Monticello win.
The rematch, coach David Beery said, was “one of those we had to grind it out.”
Monticello senior Zach Fisher was at half court when fellow senior Noah Freemon passed the ball off the backboard to a trailing Isiah Florey whose dunk attempt ricocheted off the back of the rim and out of bounds.
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.
Seventeen years is a long time to wait between conference championships.