Big Buck win, keyed at free throw line
Free throw: An unhindered basketball shot from the foul line; given to penalize the other team for committing a foul. Also known as a charity shot, charity throw, charity toss, foul shot, penalty f...
Multiplicity of meandering mortals
Have you noticed the multiplicity of mortals meandering the newly groomed ski trails at Dalton Springs this winter? Those hardy folks armed with snowshoes and skis have found a winter playground t...
Rodeo matches mascots
SportShorts has always had a fascination with mascots, as evidenced by the favorite fictional Workin’ LaVerkins. Isn’t it interesting that Monticello and San Juan High schools are the Buckaroos an...
More Out of the Blues?
SportShorts, over the years, has written about the positive sports exploits of many a Monticello High School athlete and coach. The late Mike Adams, whom SS named as the best football athlete ever...
Lady Bucks claim silver trophy
It’s November, the fall weather turns frosty, tangerine, topaz, and tomato-colored leaves fall, Monticello plays for another volleyball state championship, football fans bundle up. That’s a lot to...
Buckaroos fall to Rebel in quarterfinals
The Monticello Buckaroos’ football season ended on a low note as well, as they all do except for the state champion, when they fell in frosty Randolph, Utah to the Rich Rebels in the 1A quarterfina...
Tyler Bird claims top prize
Tyler Bird is your 1A Utah High School State Cross Country Champion! The Bucks fell short in their bid for five straight team championships, taking third in the annual race at Sugar House Park, bu...
Bucks look to fifth straight state title
Tyler Bird and Eli Johnson led the Monticello Buckaroo boys cross country team to the Region 19 Cross Country Championships in Monticello last Wednesday. Bird and Johnson finished 1,2 for the Buck...
Buckaroos win homecoming games
The Monticello Buckaroo football team kept their number five ranking in 1A football intact, running their record to 4-3 on the year with a dominating 48-0 Homecoming win over the Altamont Longhorns.