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San Juan sophomore Tripp Palmer performs an uncanny impersonation of Michael Jordan during the Broncos’ 82-39 win over Intermountain Christian in the 2A state first round February 14. Anthony Done (#25) and Brigham Nielson (#1) cover on the play. Palmer was a consistent contributor off the bench for the Broncos this season but suffered an injury in this game and was unable to play in the second round.  Richard Kaer photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School boys basketball team’s season came to a close on Saturday, February 17 with a tough 60-49 loss to #5 North Summit in the second round of the 2A Utah State Tournament. The Broncos were slow out of the gate against the speedy, volatile Braves...
San Juan senior Justice Black releases a shot against Grand County in Blanding February 9. The Broncos suffered a 70-66 loss to the Red Devils in their final game of the regular season. Richard Kaer photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor There are always fireworks when the San Juan and Grand County basketball teams meet. Their matchups this past week were no exception as both the girls and boys teams concluded regular seasons against their longtime rivals. On Friday, February 9 the Bronco boys...
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Bill Boyle was inducted into the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) Circle of Fame at the Utah State Wrestling Tournament on February 10. Boyle, Editor of the San Juan Record, served on the UHSAA Board of Trustees for 12 years, including four years as president of the board.  The UHSAA...
Monument Valley's Yanabah Smith finished 3rd to win the first girl's wrestling medal for the school. Courtesy photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor Two wrestlers represented the Whitehorse Raiders at the 1A Utah State Tournament in Richfield February 9-10. The team scored four points to finish 11th in the state. At 285 pounds Lucas Collins went 1-2 on the weekend. His win came in the first round of the...
San Juan junior JD Palmer works over an opponent at the 2A Utah State Wrestling Tournament in Richfield. Palmer was one of four Bronco wrestlers to finish second at the tourney and the Broncos earned a third-place trophy as a team. Tayia Bennett photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School wrestling team spent the past weekend at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield, closing out the 2023-24 season with a very nice third-place finish with 155.5 points at the 2A Utah State Tournament. Four Broncos earned the right to wrestle in...
Monticello senior Zac Thayn turns his opponent from Altamont in the 144 lb. 1A state wrestling semi-finals. Anna Fredericks photo
by Anna Fredericks Contributing Writer The Monticello Buckaroo Wrestlers closed out their season at the 1A Utah State Tournament this past weekend, finishing fourth as a team. The Buckaroos had a good showing, placing eight of their 12 wrestlers in the medals. The Buckaroos had four wrestlers who...
Members of the team include: (top row, left to right) Manager AJ Christiansen, Coach Doug Christiansen, Head Coach Josh Keyes, Seth Taylor, Traken Lee, Curtis Bunker, Jackson Keyes, Kaden Pehrson, Coach Ryan Young, Ryan Holt. Bottom: Jaeden Camacho, Kooper Nielson, Abraham Morrison, Mason Atwood, Ryan Lewis, JD McDonald, Cache Young, Aaron Gillette.  Not pictured: Tommy Morrison, McKay Nielson, and Carter Francom. Courtesy photo
The Monticello basketball teams both defeated Pinnacle in their home gym on February 6. The Monticello girls basketball team jumped to a 9-1 lead after one quarter and extended their lead to 22-9 at halftime. The lady Bucks led 27-19 after three quarters with the final score favoring Monticello 34-...
Monument Valley's Shimequa Hudson puts up a three-point shot. Lee Ke photo
The Whitehorse Raiders boys basketball team defeated the Monument Valley Cougars 96-75 in the final boys Battle of the Drum on February 6 in Montezuma Creek. The Raiders jumped to a 32-17 lead after one quarter pushing the lead to 58-33 at halftime, with the final score favoring Whitehorse 96-75....
The San Juan Lady Broncos crash the boards during a region game against the North Summit Braves on February 3. The regular season comes to a close this week as the Broncos take on local rival Grand County on Friday.  Richard Kaer photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor It was a tough road trip for the San Juan High School boys basketball team this past weekend with the Broncos suffering Region 15 losses to Duchesne and North Summit on February 2 and 3. Against the Eagles on Friday, February 2 San Juan fell behind 14-11 after one...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The Whitehorse High School girls basketball team enjoyed a nice week that included easy wins over Pinnacle Academy and Bryce Valley on January 30 and February 2. The Lady Raiders dominated the Lady Panthers at home on January 30 in a 70-28 Region 19 victory, then...

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