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San Juan boys tennis player Kaleb Johnson returns a volley in a recent home match. The Broncos have the Region 19 Championship this Friday, May 13 with state set for May 20-21 in Salt Lake City. Timothy Perkins photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor As the San Juan High School boys tennis team winds down their season and heads into the postseason, they’re still looking for their first overall win of the year. But they have strung together several set wins throughout the season. Against Carbon in Price April 20...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor After the first weekend of the 2022 2A Utah State baseball and softball tournaments, two of the three teams representing San Juan County are still in contention for championships. Though the Monticello baseball team’s season came to a close with tough losses to...
Whitehorse senior Weston Manygoats (#5) and Monticello sophomore Jesse Pettit (#14) stroke the track as they represent San Juan County at the BYU Invitational on May 6. Manygoats won this 1600-meter heat and ultimately finished 49th overall in the 1600 final. Local athletes had several excellent performances at the event. Brad Bunker photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor Track and field teams representing San Juan County traveled to Provo this past Friday, May 6 for the annual Mr. Mac / BYU Invitational on the Clarence Robison Track. The event is without question the largest and most prestigious each year and can be a bit overwhelming...
Monticello sprinter Tommy Sheeran (middle) holds a slight advantage over San Juan’s Eoin Kaer (left) and Grand County’s Brenden Dowd at the Blue Mountain Invitational at Monticello High School April 29. Richard Kaer photo
by Jessica Walker Contributing Writer The Monticello Buckaroos defended their home turf, besting eight other teams to earn first place in the girls and boys competitions at the annual Blue Mountain Invitational this past Friday, April 29. The MHS boys scored 165 points to beat San Juan by nine...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School baseball team closed out their regular season this past Friday, April 29 with a tough 9-6 loss to American Leadership Academy in Spanish Fork, UT. Until the setback, the Broncos were riding a four-game winning streak and had won five of their...
It has been a challenging season for the Monticello High School baseball team. The Buckaroos are 0-13 on the year following a 2A East doubleheader sweep against North Summit on the road on Thursday, April 21. Nucla, a top-ten team in Colorado 1A baseball, toppled the Bucks on Tuesday, April 19 on...
The San Juan High School track and field team traveled four hours to Salina to compete in the North Sevier Invitational on Saturday, April 23. The Broncos were eager to hit the ground running after a week off. Hudson Whatcott had two expert performances in both the long jump and high jump,...
Monticello sprinters Taylor Lewis (center) and Kenlee Atwood (right) dig for home in Duchesne. Brad Bunker photo
Competing in two races this past week, the Duchesne Invitational April 19 and North Sevier Invitational April 23, the Monticello High School track and field team didn’t have much time to rest. The fatigue they must have felt didn’t show in their results, however, as the girls won in Duchesne and...
Competition was tough at the Ron Keller Invitational in Durango, CO for the Whitehorse and Monument Valley track and field teams, but they fought through and emerged with some top-notch performances. Raider star Weston Manygoats came away from the meet with two fourth-place finishes in the 800...
San Juan sophomore Trinity Whatcott hurls the ball toward the plate against Duchesne on April 22. Junior Naataanii Lacy awaits a play in the outfield while senior catcher Halli Palmer is prepared behind the plate. The Broncos suffered three losses this past weekend and are looking to get back in the win column this week. Richard Kaer photo
The San Juan High School softball team entered the home stretch of the 2022 regular season this past weekend with three games at home – a 2A Central Region doubleheader against Duchesne Friday, April 22 and a non-region matchup with Grand County on Saturday, April 23. Coming into their region games...

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