CHAMPAIGN — The Golf Coaches Association of America, in conjunction with Golf Pride Grips, announced on July 21 that Parkland Cobras men’s golf coach, Corbin Sebens, has been named the winner of the 2021 Dave Williams National Coach of the Year Award for NJCAA Division II. 

The Monticello Recreation Department will hold Junior Football registration and issue equipment from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 20 at the Monticello municipal building located at 210 N. Hamilton St.


MONTICELLO — Monticello High School’s wrestling team finished out its regular season with four match wins last week, defeating Olympia and Rantoul on Senior Night Tuesday (June 8) and Argenta-Oreana and Clinton two days later.

MONTICELLO — The Monticello boy’s track and field team defeated eight other teams to win the Unity High School Boys Invitational at Hick’s Field in Tolono Friday.


MONTICELLO — Macey Hicks threw a no-hitter against St Thomas More, leading the (7-5) Sages to a 10-0 triumph over the Sabers in five innings.

SPRINGFIELD – Boaters are heading out on the water on pleasant spring days, and Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Conservation Police are reminding boat owners and operators to check their watercraft and their safety checklist to avoid encountering problems on Illinois lakes an…

The Monticello boys’ and girls’ track and field teams competed in separate meets this past week.

FARMER CITY — Blue Ridge High School’s softball squad ran its record to 3-1 on the season with a trio of wins last week over Decatur St. Teresa, Heritage and Okaw Valley.

MONTICELLO — The Lady Sages soccer squad plowed through five games last week, evening their record at 2-2-2.

MONTICELLO — The (3-1) Sages exploded into action with a sixth inning rally to snatch the lead over Warrensburg-Latham. Six runs were collected in the sixth inning alone, sealing a 15-11 win on the road.


MONTICELLO — Monticello High School freshman heavyweight Brandon Peters stepped right in for the Sages wrestling squad in his — and the team’s — opener at home on April 29, pinning both his opponents to lead his squad to a split in two matches.


FARMER CITY – Blue Ridge High School volleyball coach Evan Miles said he learned one thing very quickly when he entered the head coaching ranks in 2007.

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MONTICELLO — Cully Welter has been a football coach for about 27 years, but even he learned some things in the 2021 pandemic-shortened season.


BEMENT – The Bement High School Family and Consumer Science department recently received an upgrade of new car seats, thanks to The Kirby Foundation. Teacher Angie Corum reached out to the foundation to help replace car seats that dated to the early 2000s and no longer met modern safety stan…