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For the first time in program history, the Monticello boys soccer team is headed to the state tournament. The Magic used goals from Taylor Modaff and Jacob Meierhofer to go with stingy defense as they toppled fifth-seeded Cloquet 2-0 last Thursday night at Chisago Lakes, capturing their first-ever section championship. “It was awesome,” said Coach Chad [...]

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The Magic were far from perfect, turning the ball over four times, in their section playoff opener on Tuesday night. But they were plenty dominant, using a pounding ground game and stifling defense to cruise past Buffalo, 30-7. In the process, they set the single-game school record for rushing yards, the fifth time they’ve done so [...]

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When the football season concludes, Friday night’s win might stand out as a turning point. Or, it might just stand out as the high point in an up and down season. That remains to be seen. What’s clear, however, is that it will stand out. Monti put together their best effort of the season on [...]

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Last year, playing a man down for 90 percent of the game, the Magic boys soccer team suffered a season-ending loss to Hermantown in the section semifinals in a game played at Monticello. This year, playing the same opponent in the same round and at the same field, the Magic sought revenge. “A lot of [...]

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Another True Team section meet, another title for the Monticello girls swimming and diving team. Monticello used a late push to gain breathing room over Foley and a couple of other competitors this weekend, as they maintained their sparkling perfect record in True Team section meets. “There was more pressure this year than ever,” admitted [...]

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