After historic regular season, Sages prepare for state tournament series

Calvin Fisher goes in for breakaway. (Photo courtesy of Mike Heiniger).

You have to go back to 1974-75 to find another Sages team that finished the regular season with just one loss. The 1965-66 team is still the only one to finish the regular season unblemished. That of course was in a one class system. Although I don’t remember either of those teams (or the two teams in the 1930s that took one loss into the post-season), a solid argument could be made that the 2017-18 Sages team was the greatest in school history.
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Monticello Sectional Notebook: This Sages team ‘banks’ on comeback over PBL

A packed Monticello Middle School gym watched the Sages take down PBL in the sectional final

Although it’s too soon the paint hasn’t even dried on Monticello’s thrilling 41-32 overtime win over PBL, as seasons pass in Sages basketball history, fans could simply refer to it as “The Bank.” Trailing most of the game and down 32-29 with 1:25 left in the game, Monticello’s Calvin Fisher lined up for a three-pointer from just right of the key. The ball sailed over the rim, off the glass and through the hoop to tie the score.

“I’m sure he called bank on that three,” quipped head coach Kevin Roy. “It was a huge momentum swing and carried us through the overtime.”
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Work ethic pays off for Sages’ Zach Fisher

Zach Fisher ranks third in the News-Gazette area in scoring (photo courtesy of Arthur Sievers)

Zach Fisher has loved the game of basketball since he first got a hold of a ball at the age of 3. Over the years he has turned himself into one of the best pure shooters around and this year among the top scorers in the area (22.3 ppg).
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The 2015 Monticello Sages earning own place in history

Miller Gym will be packed again Friday as the Sages vie for their fourth Regional title under Kevin Roy.

When you think Monticello basketball history, you certainly start with the school’s three supersectional appearances, coming in 1977, 2003 and 2007. However, as the Sages begin the post-season this week, the 2015 brand is working its way into the upper tier.
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