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Monticello picked up two wins at Bismarck on Thursday, 52-18 over the Blue Devils and 39-38 over Westville/Georgetown-Ridge Farm.
Douglas Nisly-Nagele won both of his bouts at the 138-pound class. The junior won a 7-2 decision against Bismarck-Henning and pinned his opponent against W/G-F in 4 minutes, 36 seconds.
The Monticello Middle School seventh grade boys’ basketball team completed its run through the Okaw Valley Conference tournament last week, defeating Meridian 26-22 in the championship game to earn the title.
Thomas Swartz scored eight points and pulled down eight rebounds for the Sages who outlasted the Hawks in a back-and-forth contest Thursday.
After a brief closed session, the Cerro Gordo school board on Dec. 21 accepted the resignation of seven-year football coach Andy Kerley. No reason was given by the board or Robinson. He will continue in his teaching role at Cerro Gordo Junior/Senior High School.
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.
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.
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.
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.