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After ending the regular season with a lopsided defeat at the hands of Mississippi 8 champion, St. Michael-Albertville, the Monticello girls basketball team was in need of some good vibes as they begin their postseason push. They found plenty on Tuesday night. Monticello, the top seed in Section 5AAA, jumped out to a 55-13 halftime [...]

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After nearly a full season of exceeding expectations, the Magic swimming and diving team settled in and finished right around where they were expected to at the Class A State Meet this past weekend. The Magic, who knew it would be tough to pick up medals this year, scored 36 points to finish in 20th [...]

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Monticello qualified five wrestlers for the Class AA state tournament during this weekend’s Section 6AA meet held at Becker High School. A talented and tough section kept the Magic from reaching their goal of sending seven or eight wrestlers, but Coach Andy Zigan said the Magic wrestled well, overall. “We were glad that we got [...]

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Last year, the Magic swimming and diving team graduated a total of 26 state championship medals. Expectations were lowered a bit to start a new season. Surprisingly, Monticello responded with just one loss in a dual meet, a second-place finish at True Team sections and an eighth-place finish at True Team state. During Saturday’s one-day [...]

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Monticello wrestlers knew their chances of reaching the state tournament as a team were slim this year. That’s the way it goes when you share a section with one of the top-ranked teams in the state. But, that reality didn’t demoralize the Magic, nor did it keep them from trying to get as close to [...]

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