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Whitehorse senior Shania Mitchell put on an impressive individual performance at the Utah State Track and Field Championships in Provo this past weekend with a second-place result in the shot put. She propelled the shot 32 feet, 7.75 inches to beat out 18 competitors in the event. She finished just...
Berlynn Black finished her Monticello track career with a state championship in the long jump May 20. She’s pictured here competing in the long jump at the Region 23 Championships in Monticello.  Anna Fredericks photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The Monticello High School track and field team traveled to Provo, UT May 18-20 for the 2023 Utah State Track and Field Championships at BYU’s Clarence Robison Track. The Buckaroo boys and girls combined for 98 points at the event, finishing in sixth place. The boys...
San Juan junior Zack Conway gets a strong start in the 200-meter dash at the Utah State Track and Field Championships at BYU May 20. Though he didn’t place in that event he anchored the boys 4x100 relay team that came home in third place. The Bronco boys tied for fifth in the state and the girls finished sixth.  Jeff Hunt photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School track and field team capped an excellent season with a fifth-place (tie) finish at the 2023 Utah State Track and Field Championships at BYU in Provo this past Saturday, May 20. The boys scored 49 points to finish in fifth and the girls added...
This is an abridged version of a series of questions posed by San Juan Record Sports Editor Rhett Sifford to San Juan baseball Head Coach Jens Nielson after the Broncos completed their season this past weekend. Sifford: Coach, can you just talk about the season as a whole and what your thoughts are...
San Juan junior Parker Snyder rips one of his nine hits in the 2023 2A Utah State Baseball Tournament at BYU. Snyder was a big part of the Broncos’ third-place finish this season. Snyder drove in nine San Juan runs in the tournament, hit one double, and hit one home run. Tayia Bennett photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor Before the San Juan High School baseball team headed to Provo for the bulk of the 2A Utah State tournament this past weekend, Bronco Head Coach Jens Nielson said, “Watch for these boys to do something special.” They did indeed do something special, and they almost did...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The Monticello High School track and field team dominated the 1A Region 23 Championship on Wednesday, May 10 in Monticello. The host team scored a whopping 390.5 points to win the combined region title by almost 250 points over Pinnacle. The Buckaroo boys scored 211.5...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School softball team had high hopes of winning the 2023 2A Utah State Tournament as they made the trip to Spanish Fork this past Thursday through Saturday, May 11-13. It was smooth sailing for the Lady Broncos through the first two rounds as they...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School track and field team traveled to Cedar City this past Wednesday, May 10 to compete in the Region 19 Championships at the Eccles Coliseum at Southern Utah University. The boys team had an excellent day, scoring 118 points to finish second...
Rhett Sifford: Coach, I know the season didn’t end exactly how you wanted, but it was an excellent season nonetheless. Give me your thoughts now that it’s done. Coach Bowers: I didn’t like the energy we finished with in our last game. I attribute that to mental fatigue from hyper focus during the...
San Juan junior pitcher Trinity Whatcott joined an elite group after she registered a perfect game in a 15-0 win over Panguitch in the 2A first round on Saturday, May 6. She retired all 12 of the batters she faced, striking out eight of them. Whatcott became just the seventh pitcher in Utah State softball history to accomplish the feat. It’s the 20th perfect game and 103rd no-hitter in Utah history. Chris Hart photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School softball team took full advantage of their home field matchup in the first round of the 2023 2A Utah State Softball Tournament this past Saturday, May 6. Pitcher Trinity Whatcott pitched a perfect game – that’s right, a perfect game – and the...

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