It had been more than four decades since DeLand-Weldon last won a regional championship in volleyball. All it took was outstanding performances from four seniors to rewrite the record books.
A week after suffering a sprained neck in a game against Rantoul that sent him to the hospital, Monticello senior Matt Kerr was back on the field making big plays in front of a homecoming crowd Friday.
As the City of Monticello tries to figure out how to build outdoor recreation fields on the west edge of town, a former University of Illinois baseball standout wants to take care of indoor training for local athletes with a 27,000-square-foot complex on the east side.
Acknowledging that inappropriate fan behavior has become more of a problem, the Monticello school district has drafted a more detailed athletic communications document that, if approved this week, parents need to read before their children can compete in school sports.
A funny thing happened on the way to the recent Monticello High School trophy giveaway. The search for a particular piece of 60-year-old hardware yielded none, but instead found another gem in one of the last places staff members looked.
With a 2-1 victory on the road against Judah-Christian on Thursday, the Monticello girls’ soccer team matched its wins total from the 2018 season: six.