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by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor Entering the 2021-2022 basketball season, the San Juan High School girls were looking to build varsity experience and make strides on their game individually and as a team. Though they struggled a bit in the win/loss column, they did just that. The Lady Broncos picked...
Whitehorse Raider Brett James (#3) hits a half court shot at the end of the third quarter during the second round game at the 1A State Basketball Tournament on March 2 in Richfield, UT. With the Raiders trailing by five in the final seconds of the quarter, James’s long bomb triggered a fourth-quarter rally and a win for the Raiders over the Tintic Miners. Whitehorse eventually fell in the state quarterfinals. Photo courtesy CentraCom
The 1A state basketball tournament saw five San Juan County teams compete last week in Richfield. Four teams went 1-2 at the tournament, while one team went 0-2. On Wednesday, the first day of the tournament, the Whitehorse Raiders boys basketball team were the lone winners in the first round. The...
The 1A state basketball tournament is set and five of the six 1A teams in San Juan County have qualified for the tournament this week in Richfield. Among those five teams is the Monument Valley boys basketball team, who earned their right to play in the tournament with a win in a do-or-die play-in...
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...

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