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Monticello junior Cedar English outruns a Monument Valley defender on the way to a 56-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter of the MHS/MVHS game August 16.  Becky Bird photo
THE BIRD SCOOP The Monticello football team kicked off their 2019  season on Friday, August 16. They hosted the Monument Valley Cougars in a non-region contest and came away with their first win of the season 41-6.   The Bucks moved the ball well early, ripping off huge chunks of yards on carries...
For only the second time in school history, the Monticello boys track and field team won a state title on the Clarence Robinson Track at BYU in Provo, this past Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18. However, Monticello’s track and field dominance has been a recent phenomenon. They’ve won two of the...
The Monticello golf teams got up early on Monday, May 6 to travel to Price, UT to play the Carbon County Country Club for the final Region 19 match of the season. It was well worth it as both the boys and girls team swept both matches and each won Region 19 season titles. The Lady Buckaroos brought...
This week, the Monticello golf teams deviated from what was supposed to be Monticello’s lone home match of the season when they traveled to Colorado a week early due to poor course conditions at the Hideout. As such, the teams rose early on Friday, April 12 and traveled to the Adobe National Golf...
With the Monticello High School winter sports season officially in the books and many athletes relaxing on Spring Break this week, we take the time to look ahead to the imminent spring sports seasons for baseball, track and field, and golf.BaseballHeading into the 2019 season, coach Steve Draper...
Every season, every team starts the year with certain goals and expectations. The sequential goals for the Monticello boys basketball team this season were to win a region title followed by a state title – achievable goals for sure. Having secured the Region 19 title earlier in the month, the Bucks...
Girls basketball It’s the week of weeks for the Lady Buckaroos as they travel to Richfield for what they hope is a lengthy stay. For those not familiar with the Utah 1A basketball tournament, it is a double elimination format that rewards steady play. Win and you play another day. Lose and you...
Girls Basketball On February 12, the Lady Buckaroos (7-12, 4-4) honored a great group of seniors and hosted the Pinnacle Lady Panthers (5-15, 0-9) in a Region 19 tilt. A Monticello win would get the ladies above .500 in the region. Emotions were visible as Monticello honored their three senior...
THE BIRD SCOOPby Walter & Becky Bird The Monticello Buckaroo volleyball season kicked off at home on August 28 against Kayenta. They are a large school and came to play. But the Buckaroo girls were ready to play as well and gave them a fight. The varsity lost in three close sets...
THE BIRD SCOOPby Walter & Becky Bird How many true Buckaroos or Broncos do you know? I guess that depends upon what qualifies a person as a true Buckaroo or Bronco, but arguably, six Monticello High School students and one San Juan High School student easily make the cut, as they...

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