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Monticello knew that their first -ever state tournament would be a tough test. They maybe didn’t know exactly how tough it would be, but it didn’t take long to find out. Mankato West lived up to the hype and their third seed, beating the Magic boys soccer team 4-0 in the Class A State Quarterfinals [...]

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The Magic did a lot more right, and a lot less wrong, in their rematch with St. Michael-Albertville on Saturday. But it still wasn’t enough. Monticello had no answer for Knights QB Jackson Greenwaldt, as he accounted for all four Knights touchdowns and the top seed in the section, and one of the top teams [...]

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Three years removed from a Class AA State Championship, the Monticello girls cross country team is ready to graduate the last runners remaining from that historic team. But they’ll no longer completely lose the link. Senior Patty Bray, an alternate on that year’s team, will make her return to the state meet and she’ll be [...]

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Last year, for the first time in a long time, the Monticello boys cross country team didn’t have single representative at the state meet. This year, Andrew Mergen made sure that didn’t happen again. Mergen, a junior, finished 11th at the Section 8AA Cross Country Meet, held Saturday in Alexandria. With individuals from the top [...]

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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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