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The Monticello High School Vaqueras competed at the Utah Valley University Invitational in Orem, UT December 13-14. They received the Superior Sportsmanship Award, earned second in both Hip Hop and Character, and got fourth place in both Military and Dance. They’re next in action January 10-11 at...
The San Juan boys opened week two of the 2019-20 basketball season looking to add three more wins to their already 3-0 record. And that’s just what they did with a 19-point win over Cortez, CO in the Broncos’ home opener December 10 and 21-point drubbings of Uintah and Union on the road December 13...
The Deseret News named their 2019 All-state volleyball teams on December 10. The teams are chosen based on coaches’ votes. Here, we highlight the players from San Juan County who were honored.   3A First Team Ta’ssi Su’esu’e San Juan Senior Outside Hitter – 329 Kills (led team), 272 Digs, 66 Blocks...
The Monticello Buckaroo wrestlers kicked off their new season in grand fashion December 6-7, bringing home the championship trophy from the Moab Invitational for the fourth year in a row.   The team earned 345.5 points on their way to the title, out-pacing second place Carbon by just 5.5 points and...
As Steve Simpson begins his fifth season as head coach of the San Juan High School wrestling team, he is “enthusiastic.” The program has struggled recently, with just three wrestlers placing at the state tournament in the last five seasons. But Coach Simpson said he expects that to change in 2019-...
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...
The San Juan High School girls basketball team hasn’t experienced a lot of stability at the coaching position in the last three seasons. When Laura Stearns took the reigns in 2018-19, she was the third different head coach in as many years. In that time period, the Lady Broncos went 35-31 and only...
In the 2018-2019 basketball season, the Monument Valley girls compiled a 19-6 overall record, their second winning season in a row. They won the Region 19 championship for the first time since 2013 and entered the state tournament ranked fourth. A tough quarterfinal loss to Piute ended their title...
The San Juan High School volleyball team finished the regular season with 21 wins and four losses. They won a second straight region championship with a 10-0 record. They were the top ranked team in 3A volleyball headed into the postseason and the team to beat on paper. Unfortunately, paper doesn’t...
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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