Blast from the past: September
6 years ago – Fedor leads soccer to scintillating start
Coming off the first back-to-back winning seasons in program history, the girls soccer team started the 2006 season with as much promise as any team ever had. Early in the season, they fulfilled it.
The Magic picked up eight conference wins during the month of September (against just two losses) to race out toward the front of the Mississippi 8 conference race.
They were led to the front largely by six-year starter Maggie Fedor. Through the first fourteen games of the season (including 4 non-conference games) Fedor had racked up a whopping 18 goals, to go with a handful of assists.
The Magic also got strong early season play from Kylee Lersch (second on the team in goals scored during September) as well Kayla Kramer, Laurie Barger and goalie Casey Pennington.
The Magic finished the season in second-place in the Mississippi 8 behind an undefeated Cambridge-Isanti team.
17 Years Ago – Goodwin sets the pace for girls cross country
A year prior, Cindy Goodwin was running for the junior varsity team. In 1995, when she ascended to varsity, she did more than just join the team. She led it.
Goodwin turned in two strong performances in the early part of September, including picking up an individual win at the Lake Nokomis Invitational.
Following up that win, she dropped another 16 seconds off her time (down to 15:52) as she finished third on the 4K course that hosted the Monticello Invite.
Her third place finish helped boost the team to a third place finish, just four points behind second-place finisher Osseo.
Erin Gunderson finished the home race in 12th place, while Katie Kolles came in 15th and Marisa Kiebel finished 17th.
Gunderson also ran a personal best time of 16:16.
25 Years ago – Morrell leads Redmen in a heavyweight clash on the gridiron
In the second game of the 1987 season, the Monticello Redmen faced off against Watertown-Mayer, the defending conference and state champions.
The Redmen quickly knocked them off their pedestal.
Strong defense, including a red zone interception by Chris Sonju, kept the game knotted at zero until the home team was able to muster some offense in the third quarter.
After a Troy Marquette fumble recovery, Monticello marched 39 yards, capped by 13-yard touchdown run by quarterback Greg Peterson.
From there, running back Mike Morrell carried the Redmen home. Morrell highlighted Monticello’s second scoring drive with a 34-yard carry, before breaking into the end zone from 12 yards away to bump the lead to 14 points. The scoreboard would remain right there, 14-0, as Monticello ended Watertown-Mayer’s 15-game winning streak.