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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.
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.
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.
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.
Ask the players, ask the coaches, ask the fans: this season had a different feeling than the last.
And it makes perfect sense.
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.
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.
The Blue Ridge girls' basketball team opened the Okaw Valley Holiday Tournament with a pair of convincing wins last week.
Monticello’s 70-53 loss to St. Joseph-Ogden at the State Farm Center on Saturday capped a busy week for the Sages that included two other losses to Bismarck-Henning (63-53) on Friday and Rantoul (71-54) on Tuesday, Dec. 3.