Prep Sports

Monticello wrestlers win two before weather cancelation

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.


Okaw tournament title for MMS seventh graders

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.


Kerley resigns as Cerro Gordo/Bement football coach

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.


Sages' act of kindness overshadows game

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.


Monticello approves Okaw merger

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.


Sages complete three-peat

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.”


Seniors have fun one last time in Miller Gym

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.


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.


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