Sports

by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor It’s still up in the air as to whether the Monticello High School baseball and softball teams are going to get a chance to play a home game on their actual home fields this spring. Neither have to this point, and the teams are already into the second half of their...
Monticello senior Ali Barry takes a cut at an elusive San Juan pitch as catcher Elise Dalley digs it nicely on April 6. The Lady Broncos won the first meeting this season between the local rivals 18-0. They were set to meet again on Tuesday, April 11 to close out their regular season series. Richard Kaer photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor Heading into this week the San Juan High School softball team has 11 wins and just three losses. They are dominating their opponents so far, outscoring them 176-82 on the year, an average of 12.6 to 5.9 per game. On March 17-18 the Lady Broncos traveled to St. George...
Former Monticello High School cross country and track standout Adri Bird (middle) signs a letter of intent to run with the Utah Tech cross country and track teams recently as her father Walter Bird and mother Becky Bird look on. Bird received interest from numerous universities and ultimately chose Utah Tech where her brother competed for two seasons. She will begin competing for the Trailblazers herself this fall. Courtesy photo
Former Monticello High School cross country and track standout Adri Bird is now a Trailblazer. She signed a letter of intent on March 16 to compete with the Utah Tech track and cross country teams. The former Buckaroo will run distance track and cross country starting in the fall of 2023. Bird was...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School baseball team has had a busy past few weeks with games being shuffled here and there due to field issues and rescheduling complications. But the team is beginning to settle into a rhythm and following an 8-7 loss to Grand County on March 18...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The Whitehorse High School track and field team hit the road for a short 38-mile trip to Blanding to compete in the San Juan County Invitational hosted by San Juan High School. The Raiders got several strong performances, scoring 37 total points to finish fifth as a...
Monticello's Marah Long runs in the medley relay at the San Juan County Invitational. Richard Kaer photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor For a team that hasn’t even been able to set foot on their home track yet this season due to snow, the Monticello High School track and field team had a pretty impressive showing the San Juan County Invitational this past Wednesday, March 29 in Blanding. The boys team...
San Juan junior Brigham Nielson battles Grand County junior Aiden Gordon in a hurdles event at the San Juan County Invitational on March 29. Nielson finished second to Gordon in both the 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles events. Nielson scored 16 points on his home track to help the Broncos secure a 52-point overall victory over the Red Devils.  Richard Kaer photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School track and field team hosted their only home meet of the season, the San Juan County Invitational, this past Wednesday, March 29, closing out a crazy first month of the spring sports season in southeastern Utah. The Broncos dominated their home...
Callen Burke San Juan senior  2A wrestling State Champion  33 wins 0 losses
Callen Burke San Juan senior 2A wrestling State Champion 33 wins 0 losses Head Coach Steve Simpson: “As a returning state champion, there was a great deal of pressure for Callen to repeat the success of his prior season. Callen stood up to the competition with an amazing amount of quiet confidence...
D’Wayne Nakai Whitehorse Senior Guard 1A Basketball 3rd team 21.7 PPG, 6 Rpg
D’Wayne Nakai Whitehorse Senior Guard 1A Basketball 3rd team 21.7 PPG, 6 Rpg Head Coach Evan Grant: “D’Wayne is one of the best scorers to come out of Whitehorse in a long time. He ended his high school career with 863 total points, and that’s with him missing out on his sophomore season because we...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The Monument Valley High School track and field team got their season underway in Price on March 25 at the Carbon High School Invitational. The Cougars took six boys to compete in the event and though they didn’t qualify for a team score, they still got some solid...

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