Prep Sports

Blue Ridge's Plunk signs with Elmhurst

Michael Plunk has been the star of the Blue Ridge basketball team since he was a sophomore. Now, the Knight senior will join another program in the fall.

He’s just lucky it’s one with the same colors.

Hislope signs with Davenport University

Ask Allie Hislope what the Monticello softball team hit last year and she’ll respond with a quick answer.

“Hitting-wise, last year we had a batting average of .356,” she said, “and this year our goal is to get that above .450.”

What was the Sages’ weakness on offense; maybe strikeouts?

Menacher leads three Sages at state


Lady Sages win first regional title since 2005

When first-year head coach Dave Beery took over the Monticello girls’ basketball program, there was plenty of adjustment for both the players and the coaching staff. Beery wanted to instill a culture of winning, commitment and accountability that was lacking in previous seasons.

Bement's Gross signs with Parkland

It's been a busy week for Connor Gross.

On Tuesday, the Bement senior led his team to an overtime win against Little Okaw Valley Conference rival Arthur-Lovington in basketball.

Armstrong, Menacher accomplish a first for wrestling


The Monticello wrestling team accomplished something that had never been done in Sages history Saturday.

They’re hoping that trend will continue well into February and down I-72 to the State Farm Center.

Sages take second in Hoopla

Trey McCormick has seen the lowest point of the Mustangs basketball team. The Ridgeview senior witnessed a one-win season the year prior to him joining the team as a freshman in 2010.

ONE MORE TIME: Sages state champions with another perfect season

Ask the players, ask the coaches, ask the fans: this season had a different feeling than the last.

And it makes perfect sense.

Sages claim fourth at Clinton Invitational

The Monticello wrestling team took fourth place in the Clinton Invitational on Saturday behind a trio of first-place finishes in their respective weight classes.

Bulldogs' Velchek hits dagger against Broncos


The Cerro Gordo-Bement boys' basketball team opened the St. Teresa Team Soy Holiday tournament with a gut-wrenching loss to the tournament hosts Saturday.

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