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Ashley Long was on fire as she entered the final three holes of a golf match at Lake of the Woods Golf Course last week. With four birdies in the first six frames on her scorecard, it was looking like a good day indeed.

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The Monticello boys’ and girls’ cross country teams kicked off a long awaited season Aug. 27 with a triangular meet, but it was the Saber Corn Classic Invitational at St. Thomas More High School Saturday that tested the Sages’ top runners.

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The Monticello boys’ and girls’ cross country teams are returning from the best combined season in school history.

At the first few practices, Bement girls’ cross country coach Andrew Brown had to pause and make sure he was appreciating the moment while he had it.

The Monticello Middle School baseball team launched its season on Saturday with back to back Varsity and Junior Varsity victories over Meridian Middle School.

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Area State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) released the following statement after Governor Pritzker filed emergency rules through the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Friday that could fine businesses which do not require employees or customers to wear face masks:

Since the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors announced on July 29 its intended plans for the 2020-21 school year, athletic directors and coaches from all over Illinois have been scrambling to implement new guidelines.

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Countless ingredients go into putting together a successful basketball season, let alone a successful program.

The word summer can mean many things: vacation, heat, and of course, sports. The break from school is the prime time for athletes to enhance their skills.