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It was a hot, sunny afternoon of cross country racing on Friday, September 4 as the Monticello cross country teams hosted a solid field of teams for the annual Loyds Lake Classic. In varsity action, the Monticello girls were the first to take to the course. They ran well scoring 80 points and...
The very COVIDfriendly 2A golf season just keeps rolling along. This past week on Wednesday, August 26, the Bucks traveled to Sterling, UT to play the Palisades State Park Golf Course in another Region 16 match. Coming into the match, Monticello trailed region leader Altamont by 60 shots, but the...
The Monticello High School volleyball team opened their 2020 season in Blanding on Thursday, August 20 against the long-time rival San Juan Lady Broncos. Information about the game is scarce, but according to MHS Head Coach Tony Esplin, the C and JV teams won their games, but the varsity team...
The 2020 Monticello High School football season got off to a rough start on August 14 when the team traveled across the state to take on the Kanab Cowboys. This was an intriguing opening matchup for Monticello since the Cowboys ended the Bucks’ season last year in shocking fashion, 74-0. However,...
Buckaroo football Head Coach Reed Anderson heads into the 2020 season with a team that finished 2019 with a solid 6-4 overall record and third-place finish in the 2A North region with a 3-2 record. Despite a 74-0 loss to Kanab in the playoffs, there is much to be optimistic about for 2020. The Bird...
So far in 2019-2020, the question for all Monticello High School sports has been how the Bucks will fare competing against 2A competition as one of the smallest schools in the classification. In year one, the results have been mixed and the same should hold true as Monticello wades for the first...
Entering the second week of 2020 with a record of 4-5, the Monticello boys commenced Region 16 play on the road against the North Sevier Wolves (6-5) in Salina Wednesday, January 8.  The Bucks gave up eight unanswered points to begin the game. They recovered slightly but faltered again, falling...
The Monticello boys (2-3) knew they were in for a tough test against San Juan (6-0) in Blanding on Tuesday, December 17.   narrative played out as cold shooting from the field and the free throw line buried the Bucks’ chances of hanging with the Broncos. Monticello scored just five points in the...
On Tuesday, November 26 the Monticello High School girls basketball team hosted the Grand County Lady Red Devils in a pre-season, inter-county tilt. In front of a large early season crowd, the Lady Bucks jumped out to a quick lead, doubling up Grand 12-6 in the first quarter. The girls held the...
When the Utah High School Activities Association’s 2A Volleyball Rating Percentage Index standings came out on Friday, October 25, Monticello found themselves ranked 8th. It meant that the team would enjoy a first-round bye in the state tournament and would play Layton Christian, who swept Utah...

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