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The War Ponies beat Hillbilly Sno Shack to win the older division of the Mini Madness Tournament during the Blanding Fourth of July Celebrations on Wednesday, July 3. It’s the team’s second straight title and their second straight undefeated year. Members of the team include: (back row, left to right) London Mitchell, Daveigh Mitchell, Brooklyn Lameman, Quincy Singer, Kheirra Keith, Logan Williams, Jonah John, Ian Mark, Mira Spottedelk. Front: Easton Keith and Noah Istenes.  Courtesy photo
Blanding 4th of July sports winners:
Broken I beat the Peanut Butter Falcons to become the first new Midnight Madness Softball Tournament champions in seven years. Members of the team include: (top row, left to right) Corbin Middleton, Branten Bethea, Lizzie Palmer, Morgan McPherson, Madden Perkins, Addison Ivins, Averie Gilson. Bottom: Cooper Palmer, Jake Ivins, and Connor Palmer.  Courtesy photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor Broken I outlasted the Peanut Butter Falcons to win the 2024 Shane Warenski Memorial Midnight Madness Softball Tournament championship during the Blanding Fourth of July Celebrations in the early-morning hours of Thursday, July 4. Broken I became the first new...
by Barkley Christensen San Juan High School Football Head Coach The San Juan High School football team took their annual trip to Manti High School for their yearly 7-on-7 passing tournament and lineman challenge Friday and Saturday, June 21-22. Teams representing all six Utah classifications were...
Blanding’s Abe Lyman won the Blanding Fourth of July Firecracker 5K while Stacy, MN’s Charlotte Kowallis finished first among the ladies on July 4.  Courtesy photos
San Juan High School cross country and track runner Abe Lyman paced the field to win the Firecracker 5K during the Blanding Fourth of July Celebrations on Thursday, July 4 with a time of 18:47.4. He also won the men’s 15-19 division in the race. Benjamin Eber of Oxford, MI took second in 19:13.0,...
San Juan county resident and accomplished professional bull rider Keyshawn Whitehorse recently threw the first pitch to open an Arizona Diamondbacks game at Chase Field in Phoenix. Whitehorse currently sits sixth in the PBR Challenger Series, 20th in the Touring Pro Division, 21st in the Unleash...
There will be plenty of opportunity for local athletes and competitors to earn glory, bragging rights, and actual prizes as the 2024 Blanding Fourth of July Celebration kicks off on Wednesday, July 3. The youngsters will kick off the event in the annual Jason Workman Mini-Madness Softball...
He is fast: Conner Mantz, who has many familial ties to San Juan County, won the Olympic Team Marathon Trials in February and will represent the United States and Utah in the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.  Courtesy photo
by Sally Jack Contributing Writer As the 2024 Summer Olympics swing into action in Paris, France, San Juan County residents will want to keep an eye on Conner Mantz. Conner placed first at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials in Orlando, Florida on February 3 and will represent the United...
Parkar Sopena 2A Boys Soccer Honorable Mention San Juan Senior - Forward 3 Goals
Three boys soccer players representing San Juan County earned All-State honors for the 2024 spring season. The Deseret News released its annual lists of All-State student athletes on June 13, 14, and 18 based exclusively on coaches’ votes from a list of nominated players from each team. The San...
Cooper Palmer 2A baseball First Team San Juan Junior - First Base .455 Avg • .515 OBP • 40 Hits • 40 RBI    12 Doubles • 2 Triples • 1 Home run
Five baseball players representing San Juan County earned All-State honors for the 2024 spring season. The Deseret News released its annual lists of All-State student-athletes on June 13, 14, and 18 based exclusively on coaches’ votes from a list of nominated players from each team. The San Juan...

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