Lady Broncos finish first at San Juan County Track Championship on April 11
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by Tad Barton

The 2018 San Juan County Championship track meet was held on Wednesday, April 11 in Blanding. Four boys and five girls teams braved the gusting winds for a chance to improve and compete.

When the final race had been run, the San Juan girls track team claimed the top spot in the girls division, while the Emery Spartans took home the boys championship.

The Monticello boys team placed second, while San Juan was third and Whitehorse claimed fourth place. The girls from Monticello took third and the Lady Raiders of Whitehorse were fourth.

Local athletes scoring points for the girls’ teams include:

100 Meters: First Delaney Palmer (SJH), third Presley Lewis (MHS), fourth Tasiah Little (SJH), and sixth Rachel Lee (SJH).

200 Meters: First Delaney Palmer (SJH), third Tasiah Little (SJH), and fifth Presley Lewis (MHS).

400 Meters: Third Sadie Jensen (SJH), fourth Ashonte Dickson (WHS), fifth Jaynee Chee (WHS), and sixth Khiara Kinsel (WHS).

800 Meters: First Jessica Walker (SJH), third Madison Palmer (SJH), fourth Nizhoni Warren (SJH) and fifth Celeste Hillhouse (SJH).

1600 Meters: First Jessica Walker (SJH), third Madison Palmer (SJH), fourth Madison Freestone (MHS), fifth Celeste Hillhouse (SJH), and sixth Alexa Peterson (MHS).

3200 Meters: First Jessica Walker (SJH), second Madison Freestone (MHS), third Nizhoni Warren (SJH), and fifth Lydia Pugh (SJH).

100 Meter Hurdles: Second Shae Nielson (SJH), third Rachel Barton (SJH), fourth Makayla Sheeran (MHS), fifth Rachel Lee (SJH), and sixth Torey Johnson (MHS).

300 Meter Hurdles: First Makayla Sheeran (MHS), second Rachel Barton (SJH), third Shae Nielson (SJH), fourth Rachel Lee (SJH), and sixth Rhiannon Lansing (WHS).

High Jump: First Naomi Mantz (MHS) and fourth Adri Lewis (MHS).

Long Jump: First Delaney Palmer (SJH), second Naomi Mantz (MHS), third Tasiah Little (SJH), fourth Shelby Musselman (MHS), and sixth Shae Nielson (SJH).

Shot Put: First Katie Giddings (SJH), second Hannah Leiataua (MHS), third Emma Burge (SJH), and sixth Jade Warren (SJH).

Discus: First Hannah Leiataua (MHS), third Katie Giddings (SJH), fourth Jade Warren (SJH), and sixth Sadie Welch (MHS).

Javelin: First Emma Burge (SJH) and sixth Adri Lewis (MHS).

4x100 Relay: First Shae Nielson, Tasiah Little, Rachel Barton, and Delaney Palmer (SJH); and second Shelby Musselman, Presley Lewis, Makayla Sheeran, and Torey Johnson (MHS).

Sprint Medley: First Aspen English, Annsheri Reay, Makayla Sheeran and Madison Freestone (MHS).

Local athletes scoring points for the boys teams include:

100 Meters: Second Ethan Vess (SJH), third Jaxon Torgerson (SJH), fourth Tyler Draper (MHS), fifth Brayson Wilcox (MHS), and sixth Tyson Sherrow (SJH).

200 Meters: Second Tyler Draper (MHS), third Reed Hedgelin (MHS), fourth Brayson Wilcox (MHS), and sixth Kian Conway (SJH).

400 Meters: Fourth Deondre Benn (WHS) and sixth Xavier Martin (WHS).

800 Meters: First Grange Simpson (SJH), third Hyrum Johnson (MHS), fourth Alan Pettit (MHS), fifth Deondre Benn (WHS), and sixth Xavier Martin (WHS).

1600 Meters: First Adam Bunker (MHS), third Alan Pettit (MHS), fifth Grange Simpson (SJH), and sixth Corey Bunker (MHS).

3200 Meters: First Adam Bunker (MHS) and fifth Alan Pettit (MHS).

110 Meter Hurdles: Fourth Yakeisin Tso (SJH) and fifth Mikel Benn (WHS).

300 Meter Hurdles: Second Adam Bunker (MHS) and sixth Yakeisin Tso (SJH).

High Jump: First Weston Nebeker (MHS), second Adam Bunker (MHS), and fourth Jaxon Torgerson (SJH).

Long Jump: First Weston Nebeker (MHS), second Jaxon Torgerson (SJH), fourth Tyson Sherrow (SJH), and fifth Cedar English (MHS).

Shot Put: Second DJ Howell (SJH), fourth Gage Wilcox (MHS), and sixth Josh Lacy (SJH).

Discus: Fourth DJ Howell (SJH), fifth Hyatt Todachinnie (SJH), and sixth Malakai Sam (WHS).

Javelin: Fourth Kian Conway (SJH), fifth Weston Nebeker (MHS), and sixth Corey Bunker (MHS).

4x100 Relay: First Tyson Sherrow, Ethan Vess, Kian Conway, and Jaxon Torgerson (SJH); and second Brayson Wilcox, Gage Wilcox, Tyler Draper and Reed Hedgelin (MHS).

4x400 Relay: Second Deondre Benn, Xavier Martin, Dominique Lansing, and Lanedon Bob (WHS).

Sprint Medley: Second Thomas Anderson, Paul Reay, Weston Nebeker and Justus Robison (MHS).

The Bronco baseball team started off the schedule last week by picking up a non-region win against the Farmington, NM Scorpions, 1-0, on April 9.

San Juan scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the third inning when Davis Mendoza, Baylr Eldredge, Corbin Palmer, and TJ Johnson all singled, moving Mendoza across the plate.

Despite only scoring one run, the Broncos tallied nine hits in the game. Mendoza, TJ Johnson, and Elijah Lee each had two hits on the day. Palmer, Eldredge, and Randall Flavel rounded out the hitting for San Juan, each recording one hit in the contest.

On the mound, Eldredge went the distance, pitching a complete game while holding Farmington scoreless. He also surrendered six hits, two walks, and struck out seven on his way to the win.

Later in the week against South Sevier, San Juan didn’t fair as well, as they dropped both ends of a double header to the Rams, 13-3 and 14-3. The Broncos hit the ball well, but failed to produce runs in the first game.

Both teams scored a single run in the first inning before San Juan took a brief 2-1 lead after the second. South Sevier took their first lead of the game in the top of third, scoring six runs to go up 7-2.

The Broncos scored one run in the bottom of the third, making the score 7-3 and were unable to push any more runners across the plate the remainder of the game.

The Rams, on the other hand, scored one run in the fourth, three in the fifth, and two in the sixth on their way to the 13-3 victory.

In the second game, South Sevier struck first when they scored three runs in the third inning to go up 3-0 after holding San Juan scoreless. The Rams then scored two in the third and one in the fourth before the Broncos got on the board in the fifth with one run to pull within five, 6-1.

South Sevier got that run back in the same inning to go up 7-1 before San Juan scored two runs in the sixth to trim the Rams’ lead to four runs, 73. South Sevier responded by blasting San Juan for seven runs in the sixth, handing the Broncos a 14-3 loss.

The Lady Bronco softball team, like their baseball counterparts, started the week off great with a win. While baseball was at home taking care of Farmington on April 9, the softball team was notching a 10-9 road win over Grand County.

The Red Devils took an early 4-1 lead after one inning of play. In the second inning, the two teams reversed scoring rolls with the Broncos scoring four and holding Grand to one run, knotting the game up at 5-5 after two.

San Juan took their first lead of the game in the fourth inning after the Broncos scored two runs to claim a 7-5 advantage. Both squads added two runs each in the fifth, making the score 9-7.

San Juan added an insurance run in the top of the sixth, giving the Broncos a 10-7 edge. Grand trimmed the San Juan lead to just one run in the bottom of the sixth after the Red Devils scored a pair of runs, making the score 10-9.

Neither team was able to score in the seventh, giving the Broncos a 10-9 win.

Also like the baseball team, the softball team’s Friday the 13th double header with South Sevier didn’t turn out quite like they had hoped, as the Lady Broncos dropped both ends of their double header, 18-5 and 10-5.

In their 18-5 win over the Broncos, the Rams scored seven runs in the first while San Juan was held scoreless. The Broncos got on the board in the second with a pair of runs to pull within five, 7-2.

South Sevier got those runs back in the top of the third, pushing their lead back to seven runs, 9-2, and then increased their lead to nine runs in the top of the fourth after scoring two more runs. San Juan also scored two runs in the inning to bring the Rams within seven, 11-4.

In the fifth inning, the Rams once again scored seven runs to take a commanding 14-run lead, 18-4. Needing five runs in the bottom of the fifth to avoid being ten-run ruled, the Broncos were only able to muster up a single run, as they fell to South Sevier, 18-5.

Tassi Su’eSu’e was two for three at the plate with one RBI to lead the Bronco offense. Nizhoni Lacy, Keya Black, Shaelyn Squires, and Nizhoni Begaye each went one for two.

Lopez also had two RBIs while Black, Squires, and Begaye each had one for San Juan, and Sam Jacobsen was a perfect one for one in her lone plate appearance.

Gracee Bowers and Kaitlyn Perkins split pitching duties. Bowers got the start and went three and a third innings, giving up 14 hits and striking out one batter. Perkins pitched an inning and two-thirds where she surrendered five hits and walked one.

Much like the first game, South Sevier leapt out to a big lead in the first inning, scoring six runs, two of which were the result of a pair of San Juan errors.

The Broncos began to chip away at the Rams lead in the second and third innings by outscoring South Sevier 2-1 over that stretch.

Trailing 7-2 to start the fourth, the Broncos were held scoreless in the inning while the Rams added a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth to go up 9-2.

San Juan got those runs back in the top of the fifth, cutting the South Sevier lead to five runs, 9-4, with two innings to go. The Broncos failed to score in the sixth, while the Rams pushed one more score across home plate to go up 10-4.

San Juan would add one more run in the top of the seventh, but it just wasn’t enough, as they fell to the Rams 10-5.

Squires and Su’eSu’e led the Broncos offensively, both going two for four.Su’eSu’e also had a pair of RBIs.

Jacobsen and Black finished one for two, while Begaye and Lopez were one for three for the game. Bowers and Jalynn Swenson were each one for four. Begaye and Swenson also had one RBI apiece for San Juan.

Bowers again got the start in the circle for San Juan, this time going the distance and pitching six innings where she gave up 18 hits and struck out four.
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