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by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The Monticello High School girls basketball team got the 2022-23 season underway with a trip to Richfield for the annual 1A Preview at the Sevier Valley Center November 18-19. The Buckaroos had a tough weekend, suffering losses to Bryce Valley 47-20 and Milford 51-35...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The Monument Valley High School boys basketball team traveled to Kane County for a weekend road trip on November 18-19. In their first game on Friday, they struggled to get the offense in gear and suffered a 79-17 loss to 2A Kanab. Doreon Chee scored 14 of the Cougars...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The new-look San Juan High School boys basketball team got in a couple pre-Thanksgiving games to open the 2022-23 season. They began with a long road trip to Junction, UT to take on Piute in the traditional 1A-2A Champions Game on Wednesday, November 16. The meeting...
Leah Castellon Academic All State Winner for San Juan High School Cross Country and Soccer
Four high school student athletes representing San Juan County earned Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) Academic All-State honors for the 2022 fall sports season. To qualify for Academic All-State nominations, the student athletes were required to be seniors with a 4.0 cumulative, non...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor Schools in San Juan County factor into the controversy that is always part of the Utah High School Activity Association’s (UHSAA) biennial classification realignment process. The UHSAA released its first consideration of new classifications for the 2023-25 seasons...
San Juan senior Jerzy Nieves lifts the 2022 2A Utah State championship trophy in celebration at Utah Tech University November 14. The Broncos beat the Beavers for the second straight year 41-21 to earn back-to-back state titles for the second time in school history. San Juan also completed their second 13-0 season in school history with the win. They outscored their opponents 603-228 and trailed for just 18:26 of playing time all season. Richard Kaer photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor Three months ago, before the 2022 Utah high school football season began, the annual Deseret News coaches’ poll predicted Beaver to finish first in the state in 2A and San Juan to finish second. Most thought the Broncos’ loss of 20 seniors from their 2021 state...
The Monticello Buckaroo football team poses for a photo after competing in the 8-player football state championship. Anna Fredericks photo
by David Boyle News Director The Monticello Buckaroo football team wrapped up the inaugural Utah 8-player season playing for a state title against Gunnison Valley High School in Cedar City at Southern Utah University on November 12. Monticello battled back from an early 19-0 deficit to take a lead...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The 2022-23 basketball season will tip off this week for high school teams in San Juan County. The defending 2A state champion San Juan Broncos will do the honors on Wednesday, November 16 when they travel all the way to Junction, UT to take on Piute in the 1A-2A...
Buckaroo Easton Young leaves his Rebel defender in the snow during the exciting eight-player state semifinal game between Monticello and Rich on November 3 in Cedar City. Young scored the decisive two-point conversion that helped the Bucks come from behind to beat the Rebels 21-20 and earn a spot in the state championship game this Saturday, November 12 on the same field.  Anna Fredericks photo
By David Boyle News Director The Monticello High School football team advanced to the inaugural 8-player Utah state championship game by beating the Rebels of Rich County 21-20 in a tightly-contested snowy game at Southern Utah University on Thursday, November 3. The Buckaroos battled in the game...
San Juan receiver Jerzy Nieves battles an Emery defender for yardage in the 2A state semifinals November 4 as teammates Collin Baker (#22) and Garrett Young (#13) search for opponents to block. The Emery defender is doing his best to remove Jerzy’s jersey. Ironically November 4 happened to be National Jersey Day. The Broncos won the offensive shootout 56-48 to advance to their second-straight state championship game.  Richard Kaer photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan Broncos didn’t know exactly what to expect when they met Emery in the 2A Utah State Football Semifinals this past Friday, November 4 at Southern Utah University, other than the Spartans had a good passing game. It didn’t take long to prove that fact, and...

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