Sports

Local athletes feature heavily in the crowded start of the Chicken Creek Challenge in Mancos, CO September 30. Representing San Juan, Monticello, and Whitehorse in the foreground (left to right) are Abe Lyman, Kaden Pehrson, Soren Welch (partially obscured), Edward Lyman, Ethan Begay, and Jessie Pettit. San Juan dominated the boys race while the Monticello girls swept the top three places to take the win in their division.  Haley Burton photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor Whitehorse High School cross country runner Keiarra Martin continued her astounding freshman season with an individual championship at the Skyhawk Invitational in Newcomb, NM on Saturday, September 23. Martin crossed the finish line in 19 minutes 53 seconds, 41...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The Monument Valley boys cross country team finished fourth at the Mustang Invitational in Kayenta, AZ on Tuesday, September 26. The Cougars were led by a 12th-place finish by Josiah Gipe when he crossed the line in 21:34. Akecheta Shortman was 25th overall with a...
Members of the Monticello girls cross country team pose with the first place plaque earned in Mancos
by Haley Burton Contributing Writer On Wednesday, September 27 teams from 2A Region 15 and 1A regions 19 and 22 competed in the the Red Rock Invitational, hosted by the Grand County Red Devils. The Moab Golf Course was the setting for this annual foot race. The comfort of a relatively flat course...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School girls tennis duo of Amelia McFarland and Shayli Bake, both juniors, defeted Stella Kessell and Theresa Legler of Wasatch Academy 6-2 and 6-3 this past Saturday, September 30 in the first round of first doubles play at the 2023 3A Utah State...
Taylor Black dives to score for the Broncos
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School football team cruised past local rival Grand County on Friday, September 22 with a 62-7 victory in front of the Bronco home crowd for the final time this regular season. It was their 33rd win in a row and moves them to 8-0 on the season and 3-...
by David Boyle News Director The Monticello High School football team fell to 3-4 on the year with a loss to El-Capitan High School on September 29. The Eagles, out of Colorado City, AZ, trailed the Buckaroos at halftime but pulled ahead in the second half to win 34-21. El Capitan struck first,...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor Since dropping four games to start the month of September – two each to North Sevier and North Summit – with a win over Duchesne sandwiched in between, the San Juan High School volleyball team has been on a tear. The Lady Broncos swept local rival Grand County on...
Monticello hitter Alise Lewis (#9) drills the ball past Monument Valley blocker Shaundin Blackwater on September 19. A host of Lady Buckaroos cover on the play: (left to right) Taylor Barry, Alli Young, Shayla Pehrson, Maddie Adair, and Hannah Barry. Monticello won the match in straight sets.  Anna Fredericks photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor Coming into the past week the Monument Valley volleyball team was 5-0 on the season, ranked #1 in the 2A RPI standings. When they traveled to Monticello on Tuesday, September 19 the rival Lady Buckaroos were chomping at the bit to “upset” the Lady Cougars. It was an...
Monticello runner Marah Long paces the field at the Pagosa Springs Challenge on September 23. She won the girls division, helping the Lady Buckaroos to a second-place team finish. Jeff Hunt photo
by Haley Burton Contributing Writer The bus transporting the Monticello High School cross country team left dark and early at 5:30 a.m.  on Saturday, September 23 on its way to Pagosa Springs, CO in plenty of time for a day of racing. The Pagosa Springs Challenge, hosted by the Pirates, is located...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School football team continued its leisurely tour through the 2A South ranks this past Friday, September 22 with another lopsided win, this time over South Sevier in Monroe, UT 64-0. It was the Broncos’ state-leading 32nd win in a row and moved them...

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