Sports

by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The Monticello High School volleyball team was underrated this season. They put that fact on display at the 1A Utah State Volleyball Tournament this past weekend, October 28-29 at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield. The folks at the Deseret News knew the Buckaroos...
The Monticello cross country team cruises up Forrest Gump Hill in a fun photo opportunity. Both the boys and girls teams won second-place state trophies this past week. Pictured: (left to right) Soren Welch, Carter Harrod, Jacob Johnson, Aaron Gillette, Josh Wheeler, Kaden Pehrson, (obscured: Shayla Pehrson, Amy Lewis, Marah Long), Jesse Pettit, Alexis Bailey, Curtis Bunker, David Francom, Ayla Carling, Kooper Nielson, and Lilli Burton. Brad Bunker photo
by Haley Burton Contributing Writer The 2022 1A Utah State Cross Country Championship at the Regional Sports Complex in Rose Park October 25 was one for the history books for both Monticello teams. A grim forecast of rain and cool temperatures gave way to a perfect day of running as 1,389 runners...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor High school football state tournament time is always a fun time of year, and this weekend we’ll get into it in earnest in San Juan County. For the first time in a long while all four of the teams in San Juan County will be in action as state quarterfinals get underway...
San Juan hitter Jaci Su’esu’e sails through the air before crushing the ball against Merit Prep in the 2A state first round October 22. Teammates (left to right) Serina Yanito, Kaeah Howard, Kinley Noyes, and Avina Cordova cover Su’esu’e on the play. The Broncos swept the Knights and will play #6 Millard in the second round this Friday. Richard Kaer photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor It’s been a pretty solid past two weeks for high school volleyball teams representing San Juan County. Three of the four teams advanced to the second round of their respective state tournaments with play set to resume this Friday, October 28. 1A #9 Monticello The...
by Jessica Walker Contributing Writer The Whitehorse Raiders and Monument Valley Cougars joined region foes Monticello, Green River, and Pinnacle on October 19 to compete in the Region 23 Championships at Monument Valley High. With solid performances at the meet, the Raiders and Cougars qualified...
by Haley Burton Contributing Writer The Region 23 Cross Country Championship proved to be a great success for the Buckaroos of Monticello. The race was held October 19 at Monument Valley High School. At the end of the day, four region titles were awarded to the runners in orange. Both the boys and...
by Jessica Walker Contributing writer It was a beautiful fall day at the Hideout Golf Course for a friendly competition between local teams. With region races on the horizon for all three teams (the Raiders, Buckaroos and Broncos), athletes enjoyed the opportunity to race without the pressure to...
by David Boyle News Director San Juan capped off a perfect regular season with a 47-0 victory over the Grand County Red Devils in Moab on October 13. The win gave San Juan a 10-0 record on the year as well as the region title. The undefeated regular season was the first for San Juan since 2014. San...
by David Boyle News Director The Whitehorse High School football team defeated Monument Valley 74-28 in the second iteration of the Battle of the Drum this season on October 12. Both teams showed great effort and talent at their last regular season game ahead of the 8-player football playoffs. The...
Buckaroo Robert Morrison strips an Altamont runner of the football and causes a fumble during the October 12 Monticello victory over Altamont.  Other Buckaroos involved in the play include Nic Lundell (70), Easton Young (1), and Landon Ewert (left).  On the play, Young recovered the fumble.  Anna Fredericks photo
by David Boyle News Director The Monticello football team defeated the Altamont Longhorns 50-0 in the final regular season game of the year on October 12.  The win improved Monticello’s record to 6-3 and set up the Buckaroos with the #3 seed in the Utah 8-player postseason bracket. Monticello will...

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