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by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor When the San Juan High School boys basketball team tipped off their season back in November, they knew they could very well be playing for a state championship at the end of the year. Not only did they know it was possible, anything less would have seemed like a...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor Thirty years ago, way before any of the current San Juan High School boys basketball players were even a thought in their parents’ minds, the Broncos won their last Utah State basketball championship. Their last championship, that is, until this past weekend at the...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School boys basketball team began their quest for a 2A state championship with a fairly easy 51-37 second-round win over Beaver in the San Juan gym this past Saturday, February 19. The win gives the Broncos their third-straight trip to the state...
Devin Hatch made a return to the court for the Monticello Buckaroos during their February 17 game against Dove Creek. Hatch, a three-year starter and senior, has returned from surgery in the fall after a football injury. Anna Fredericks photo
The Monticello High School basketball teams went 3-1 in their last week of regular season play. The boys punched their ticket to the state tournament with the girls will compete in a play-in game on Saturday, February 26. Monticello boys went 2-0 on the week, earning victories over Dove Creek and...
The Whitehorse Raiders boys and girls basketball teams went undefeated their last game of regular season play on Senior night in Montezuma Creek. The boys basketball team secured a region title on February 15 when they defeated Pinnacle Academy 58-51.  The Raiders were led by Brett James, who...
The 2021-22 Monument Valley High School boys basketball team finished their regular season with an 8-7 record and are ranked #11 headed into the 1A Utah Boys State Basketball Tournament this week. They will host Green River in a play-in game Saturday, February 26 with the tip scheduled for 1 p.m.  Doug Freed photo
The Monument Valley High School basketball teams are ready for post-season play in the Utah 1A state tournaments. Neither teams played in the final week of regular season play, giving the teams extra time to prepare for postseason play. Monument Valley girls earned the highest seed of local teams...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The 2021-22 regular-season finale was a bit of a dud for the San Juan High School boys basketball team. On a long trip to Kanab this past Friday, February 11 the Broncos suffered a 67-51 loss to the Cowboys. The team finished the regular season with a 17-5 record and...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor It was quite an achievement for three Whitehorse High School wrestlers this past weekend – making it to the 1A Utah State Tournament for the first time in their careers. Not only did they compete at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield, they performed very solidly....
Bronco grappler Callen Burke pinned his way through the state tournament to win the 2A 215 title. Tayia Bennett photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School wrestling team came home fifth in the state in 2A with 106 points after a grueling two-day tournament at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield February 4-5. It’s a pretty impressive accomplishment for a team that entered the tourney as the #23...
Treydon Harris turns his opponent for near-fall points. Harris won the 1A 106 title in a 10-0 major decision. Anna Fredericks photo
by Anna Fredericks Contributing Writer Wrestling is a tough sport. To succeed in wrestling, you need a combination of physical power, speed, technical skill, discipline, mental toughness, and endurance. There are no breaks, no bench, no timeouts to strategize, no one on the mat but the wrestler and...

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