Prep Sports

TRACK AND FIELD: Welter second as Sages shine at state

Monticello was one of the smallest schools in the field at the IHSA Class 2A state finals Saturday in Charleston.

Freshman Aliyah Welter wasn’t the largest in stature either among the pole vaulters, but that didn’t stop her or the rest of her Sages teammates from performing exceptionally well among Illinois’ best at O’Brien Stadium.


TRACK AND FIELD: Monticello's Wells breaks school's pole vault record

Monticello senior Jacob Wells won first place in pole vault at the sectional track and field meet in Mattoon on Thursday to advance to the state competition this weekend.

Wells vaulted 14 feet to claim the top spot, and he did so after breaking the Monticello school record that stood since 1987.


BASEBALL: Blue Ridge rallies for regional championship

MT. PULASKI – It took the Blue Ridge Knights one extra inning and just two hits – both from junior Thomas Hardesty – to edge the LeRoy Panthers 3-2 for a regional championship victory.

The Panthers started the scoring in the second as junior Teddy Harms blooped a single to short right field to drive in Eli Kerns and Bryce Dooley for the 2-0 lead.


SOFTBALL: Sages fall to conference rival in title game

FORSYTH – All season long, the Monticello softball team was able to get the big hit when needed.

That timely hitting led to another 20-win season for the Sages. But on a picturesque day Saturday in the Class 2A regional championship, the big hit never came and Monticello fell to conference rival Maroa-Forsyth 6-1.


BASEBALL: Spartans sink Sages in regional championship

BY CHRIS PATTON

 

Last season, Monticello knocked St. Joseph-Ogden out of the baseball postseason in the sectional semifinals on a seventh inning home run. 

This season, the Spartans returned the favor, only a round earlier and behind a barrage of long balls.


Sages light up softball scoreboard in win

The Monticello softball team scored six runs in three of the four innings they batted, swatting aside the visiting Decatur MacArthur Generals with ease 24-8 on Friday.


Sages dominate Piatt-Macon County Invitational

The Monticello track teams finished first on the boys’ side and second on the girls’ as the Sages hosted the Piatt-Macon County Invitational on Tuesday, April 21. The boys’ earned 180 team points, beating second-place Maroa-Forsyth at 63. The girls’ were second with 153 points behind Maroa-Forsyth’s 175.


Zelhart signs with ICC

For the past year, Emily Zelhart was telling everyone she knew that she didn’t plan on playing volleyball in college. That changed when the right opportunity came along.


Softball squad battles St. Jo-Ogden

The Monticello softball team suffered its first loss of the season Tuesday, April 7 to St. Joseph-Ogden.

The Sages responded to that defeat with a win three days later.


Builta's hits push Knights over Bombers

The Blue Ridge softball team didn’t let a rough Friday effect its play Saturday as the Knights swept a double-header with Argenta-Oreana 5-0 and 4-3 the day after a 10-0 loss to Tuscola.

On Saturday, Megan Tsevelekos had two hits and one RBI for Blue Ridge in the first game victory.


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