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Conner Mantz crosses the finish line at the US Olympic Marathon Trials ahead of teammate Clayton Young. Photo courtesy Team USA
Conner Mantz, a world-class distance runner with ties to San Juan County, punched his ticket to the 2024 Paris Olympic Summer Games over the weekend. Mantz earned first place at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials held in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, February 3. Mantz finished the marathon...
by David Boyle News Director The Monticello boys basketball team went 1-1 in their last two contest while the girls dropped their only game played since last report. The Monticello high school boys basketball team fell to region rival Green River on the road on January 30 by a score of 52-38. The...
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by Anna Fredericks Contributing Writer The Monticello High School wrestlers brought home a second-place trophy from the Utah 1A Division A Tournament January 27 at Telos Academy in Orem. The Buckaroos finished with 202 points. Panguitch won the tourney with 266 points and Piute scored 123 to finish...
Bronco Chad Yellow has his opponent all tied up in knots and even has time to smile for the camera on his way to a divisional championship in Blanding on January 27.Richard Kaer photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School wrestling team headed into the postseason this past weekend with strong momentum. Never ones to disappoint, the Broncos took advantage of a prime opportunity to maintain that momentum in front of their own fans when they hosted the Utah 2A...
The San Juan High School cheerleaders finished fourth overall in their first-ever trip to the Utah 2A Competitive Cheer State Tournament January 25 at Utah Valley University in Orem. The Lady Broncos finished fourth in three individual categories: Cheer, Show, and Dance and Cheer. They were fifth...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School boys basketball team picked up two big Region 15 wins at home this past week, improving to 9-11 on the season. The Broncos cracked the top-ten of the 2A RPI standings for the first time this season with the wins. On Thursday, January 25 the...
The Monticello High School cheerleaders finished third overall in the 1A Utah State Competitive Cheer Tournament January 25 in Orem. The Lady Buckaroos finished third in each of the individual competitions: Dance, Cheer, Show, and Dance and Cheer. The team is coached by Kerri Murdock and Kim...
Monument Valley senior Melias Cly goes to the hole on Whitehorse defender Adam Joe during the Battle of the Drum on January 26. The Raiders pulled out a 60-58 win, but the Lady Cougars recaptured the Drum with a win over Whitehorse.  Lee Ke photo
by David Boyle News Director Region 19 basketball teams played nine games over the past week as the season nears its end. The key rivalry game of the week was the Battle of the Drum on January 26 in Monument Valley. In the boys matchup, the Raiders defeated the Cougars 60-58. The Raiders led 32-31...
Monticello sophomore Ronnie Harris battles Dolores's River Wickstrom at the Buckaroos' final home meet of the season January 17. Harris in a 20-10 major decision. MHS will wrestle in their Divisional Tournament in Orem this Saturday.  Anna Fredericks photo
by Anna Fredericks Contributing Writer The Monticello Buckaroo Wrestlers closed out their regular season with their annual Senior Night Tournament at home January 17 followed by a trip to Aztec, NM for the ten-team Aztec Duals January 20. At Aztec the Buckaroos finished third in their pool,...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School wrestling team concluded a busy past week with a very productive trip to Page, AZ for the annual Sand Devil Classic on Friday and Saturday, January 19-20. The Broncos scored 172 points to finish fourth in the sizable field of 24 teams. Canyon...

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