When the University of South Carolina Aiken announced closing campus because of the coronavirus epidemic, Monticello graduate Mia Maupin had to make a quick decision about where she would live for the next three weeks.

With the current stay-at-home order aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19, test-and-tune events scheduled for this weekend at Macon Speedway and Lincoln Speedway have been canceled. The tests were set for Saturday, March 28 at Macon Speedway and Sunday, March 29 at Lincoln Speedway.

On a recent Saturday night, the lights were turned off after the last game in the 45 year history of boys basketball in Robert and Dorothy Miller Gym in Monticello.


A scorching 62 percent shooting percentage in the first half helped propel the Monticello High School boys' basketball team to a dominating 50-22 win over Clinton in the initial round of the Riverton regional on Monday night.

After a tight first half, the Monticello High School boys' basketball squad outscored Unity 34-19 in the final two quarters to capture a road win at Tolono on Monday (Feb. 18).

Area high school girls' basketball teams will hit the court for post-season action next week. Here is the when and where they will begin their regional journeys.

Monticello rallied from a 13-point deficit early in the fourth quarter to take a 1-point lead with three minutes remaining, but a couple mistakes and a travel call on the potential game-tying basket ended the Sages’ hopes in a 52-50 road loss to Paxton-Buckley-Loda on Friday.

Monticello senior athletes Mattie Lieb and Emelia Ness signed their letters of intent to compete with the Illinois State women’s track and field program Friday at a ceremony in the Monticello High School media center.

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.