Kenli Nettles of Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond proved she was a top athlete and state contender in Class 1A last year at the state finals in Charleston.

The Bement school board is ready to expand its cooperative sports agreement with neighboring Cerro Gordo, and has sent a proposal to its co-op partner to add volleyball to the list of teams the two districts combine forces for.

St. Thomas More vs. Monticello and Unity vs. Blue Ridge in Class 2A Unity Regional quarterfinal games at Unity in Tolono on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.

Tuscola beat Ridgeview in the championship game of the Monticello Holiday Hoopla tournament at the high school in Monticello on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018.

The Bement school board is ready to expand its cooperative sports agreement with neighboring Cerro Gordo, and has sent a proposal to its co-op partner to add volleyball to the list of teams the two districts combine forces for.

Sage fans large and small, young and old, Monticello natives and transplants alike united to fill Memorial Stadium the day after Thanksgiving, standing the entire game in rainy conditions to root the Sages football squad to victory.

Monticello football vs. Byron in the class 3A Football state championship game at Memorial Stadium in Champaign on Friday, Sept. 23, 2018.