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by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor Whitehorse freshman Keiarra Martin has been just about unstoppable this season. Of the five races she had competed in coming into the past week, she had won four. She added a fifth victory on Wednesday, October 4 at the John Thornton Invitational in Blanding. Martin...
Monticello's Thomas Fullmer (#1) strikes a familiar pose during the Buckaroos battle with the Raiders. Anna Fredericks photo
In a show-down between county rivals the Monticello Buckaroos defeated the Whitehorse Raiders in Monticello on October 6. The Bucks ran ahead in the first half to beat the Raiders by a final score of 48-12. The Buckaroos struck first on the opening drive going 54 yards on the drive, capped off with...
Braxton Goodshield sprints to the endzone on a kick-return to give Monument Valley their first lead of the game. A lead they never gave-up. NFHS Network phto
Monument Valley earned a road victory over the Navajo Pine Warriors 44-34 on October 6. Pushing their record to 2-5 on the year. The Cougars earned the win with just four starters and many players who aren’t in the regular rotation. Coach Brad Upshaw shared high praise for the group who fought to...
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 Jessica Walker Contributing Writer After two weeks without races, the San Juan High School cross country team got right back in the saddle this past week competing at the Red Rock Invitational in Moab on September 27 and the Chicken Creek Challenge in Mancos, CO on September 30. Concerning...
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,...

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