The Monticello girls’ team may be small but it is mighty.
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.
There’s a list of names that come to mind when discussing the Monticello cross-country program. IHSA state standouts Steve Schroeder and Hannah Houska are perhaps at the top of the list.
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.
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.