Boys Cross Country
The Magic finished in third place at the Missisippi 8 meet, finishing thirteen points behind the champions from Buffalo.
Colin Lyndorff, Derek Secord and Oliver Winsor earned All-Conference honors for the Magic, while Lawrence Krause ran to an Honorable Mention All-Conference award.
While the Magic hoped to win, it certainly wasn’t a loss to hang heads over. Both Buffalo and STMA, the second place team, are favored to win their section.
The middle school team won the conference meet.
The Magic wrapped up their season with a strong performance at individual sections last weekend. All four entries into the individual tournament won their first game, while three advanced to the quarterfinals.
In doubles Brooke Volpone and Anne Dockendorf cruised to one win and then won a three-set thriller in a tiebreak to advance to the quarters, where they lost to the eventual champions in two sets.
Christine Lui and and Kendra Stoick won their first match before bowing out in the second round.
In singles Grace Sawatzke and Alex Revenig both won their first two matches to advance to the quarterfinals. Revenig fell in three sets in the quarterfinal match to the eventual second-place finisher, while Sawatzke lost in straight sets to the third-place finisher.
The Magic fell to conference-leading Buffalo in four sets Thursday night. Monticello tied the Bison at one set apiece, but dropped the final two. Jamie Maus was outstanding in the match, finishing with a team-high 20 kills and 18 digs.
Monticello won a thrilling shootout in the quarterfinals, beating Heritage Christian Academy 5-4. The Magic scored on all five shootout goals, while Tanner Fischer made a stop on HCA’s final attempt to earn the win. Prairie Seeds Academy ended Monti’s season, 12-0, in the section semifinals Tuesday.