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San Juan sophomore Trinity Whatcott hurls the ball toward the plate against Duchesne on April 22. Junior Naataanii Lacy awaits a play in the outfield while senior catcher Halli Palmer is prepared behind the plate. The Broncos suffered three losses this past weekend and are looking to get back in the win column this week. Richard Kaer photo
The San Juan High School softball team entered the home stretch of the 2022 regular season this past weekend with three games at home – a 2A Central Region doubleheader against Duchesne Friday, April 22 and a non-region matchup with Grand County on Saturday, April 23. Coming into their region games...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The Monticello High School golf team continues to lead the Region 23 standings following their third match of the season on Thursday, April 14 at the Carbon Country Club in Price. The boys team came home with four of the top five individual performances in the match...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The Bronco baseball team has steadily been among the top four teams in 2A all season long. On Monday, April 11 San Juan split a 2A East doubleheader with Duchesne, beating the Eagles 16-12 in game one, but losing game two 8-4. They closed out the past week with a...
San Juan midfielder Dakota Long (#22) heads a shot toward the Gunnison Valley goal on April 12 in Blanding as teammates Tyler Bayles (#7) and Spencer Jensen (#2) look on. The Bronco boys soccer team is still pursuing their first win of the 2022 season as they head into the final week of the regular season. Richard Kaer photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School boys soccer team is still looking for their first win of the 2022 season, but they’ve been battling hard and improving steadily, according to fifth-year head coach Jay Jones. The Broncos are 0-9 on the season but came very close to that...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School softball team is holding their own in the 2A RPI standings as they head into the last few games of the season. With a 7-9 overall record they sit in the #9 spot in the classification. After an eight-day hiatus, the Broncos headed to Salt Lake...
Local athletes lay it on the line in the 100-meter dash at the San Juan County Championship Friday, April 8 in Blanding. Left to right they are Nial Reay representing Monticello, Grand County Red Devil Brenden Dowd, Zack Conway running for San Juan, and Magnum Nielson representing the Broncos. Dowd won the race followed by Conway, Nielson, and Reay. The Broncos swept their only home meet of the year, with both the boys and girls teams finishing in first place at the event. Richard Kaer photo
Any home meet is destined to have spectacular finishes and massive improvements. The San Juan Championship in Blanding this past Friday, April 8 did not disappoint in that regard. The Broncos had an amazing meet with first-place team finishes for both the boys and girls. With a first-place...
JOSIE LOTT 2A ALL-STATE DRILL TEAM San Juan High School Junior
Drill Team All-State Three San Juan County student-athletes were recently named to the All-State drill team for the 2021-2022 winter sports season. Impressively, none of the honorees are seniors this season and two of them are sophomores. It’s a pretty impressive accomplishment for these young...
TREYDON HARRIS 1A CHAMPION AT 106 POUNDS Monticello Junior, 27-11 record
Wrestling Champs / Runners-Up Three San Juan County wrestlers won individual state championships this season and three captured runner-up finishes at their respective state wrestling tournaments in February. We are excited to profile those student athletes featuring photos along with comments from...
San Juan junior Jerzy Nieves strokes a base hit on a high pitch in early-season action at the San Juan baseball dia- mond. Nieves is 15 of 42 on the season, batting .357 with 15 RBIs, which is tied for second on the team. He’s also a key piece of the Broncos’ pitching rotation, sporting a 4-1 record with a 3.73 ERA. Richard Kaer photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor It’s been a very busy first couple weeks for the San Juan High School baseball team, with a flurry of games that included two tournaments in just a few days. After beginning the season 2-3 the Broncos have put together a nice six-game winning streak. They are 8-3...
KAILEE TOHONNIE 1A HONORABLE MENTION Whitehorse Senior Forward 13.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 3 steals per game
Two San Juan County student-athletes were named to girls basketball All-State teams for the 2021-2022 winter sports season. The Deseret News released its annual list of the top Utah high school athletes recently based on coaches’ votes from a list of nominated players from each team. In addition,...

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