Sports

This time of the year typically brings a lot of ups and downs for teams and athletes. Kids are trying to settle into a rhythm both in the classroom and in their athletic setting, where they’re trying to find what they do best. So far, for the Magic swimming and diving team, it’s been an [...]

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The Monticello boys soccer team enters this season believing that if they can find ways to consistently score goals, they’ll be in contention for top spots in the conference and section. The goals came in bunches during their home opener on Monday and the Magic looked every bit the part of a contender, rolling past [...]

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The Magic girls soccer team decided to take a different approach to this season, choosing to focus on the process rather than the big-picture goals. So far, so good. Monticello captured victories in two of their three games at a season-opening tournament in Zimmerman before coming home Tuesday to thump Legacy Christian Academy 5-0. “It’s [...]

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Michael Olson, a 2009 Monticello High School graduate, went to Medicine Hat, Alberta last summer looking for a chance to play some more baseball. A year later, back in Alberta, he ended up finding one of the best summers of his life. Olson, playing his second consecutive summer for the Medicine Hat Mavericks of Canada’s [...]

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Early on during the Phillips 66 National Championship Meet, a week-long extravaganza held in Irvine, Cali., Caley Oquist’s coach pulled her aside to remind her why she was there. “He said, ‘Caley, you’re at this meet. You’re not just a fan anymore,” relayed Oquist, in an interview with the Times on Tuesday afternoon. One could [...]

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