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Kaden Pehrson paces the Monticello boys cross country team at the Bayfield Invitational on September 17 ahead of teammates Jesse Pettit (obscured) and Curtis Bunker. The Buckaroo boys raced to a team victory at the event, but even more victorious was the sportsmanship displayed by the entire team.  Joel Priest photo
by Haley Burton Contributing Writer If you were to check MileSplit.com to see the results of the Bayfield Invitational on Saturday, September 17 it would show you that Lilli Burton won the race with Marah Long coming in third and Ayla Carling fourth. But it won’t tell you the story of why they...
Members of the 2022 San Juan Football team. Brooke Pehrson photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School football team hasn’t lost to a region opponent since they returned to the 2A South in 2021. That stands to reason since they haven’t lost since the opening game of 2021 against Desert Hills. The Broncos weren’t interested in letting any of...
Buckaroos Tug Davis (59) and Nic Lundell (70) wrangle a Cowboy to the ground for a loss. Anna Fredericks Photo
The Monticello Buckaroo football team improved to 3-2 on the year with a dominating 52-0 victory over Plateau Valley High School. The victory culminated a week of homecoming activities in Monticello, which also featured a volleyball victory over San Juan, powder-puff action, a queen pageant and...
by Jessica Walker Contributing Writer The Chieftain Invitational cross country meet in Shiprock, NM is not for the faint of heart. Anyone who has attempted to run the course can attest to its difficulty. It’s a brutal course marked with punishing hills and an often scorching temperature. The...
by Jessica Walker Contributing Writer The San Juan and Monument Valley high school cross country teams headed south to Flagstaff, AZ to compete in the annual Four Corners Invitational this past Saturday, September 17. With 18 boys teams and 14 girls teams to contend with, there was an ample amount...
by David Boyle News Director The Whitehorse Raiders football team earned their second win of the year at the expense of the Monument Valley Cougars on September 16. Whitehorse won the first football Battle of the Drum since October 2019 by a score of 70-0 to spoil Monument Valley’s homecoming. The...
five of the eight Buckaroos on the field rally to gang tackle Altamont's quarterback. Anna Fredericks photo
The Monticello Buckaroo football team earned a win on the road against the Altamont Longhorns on September 9 by a score of 35-8. The win improved the Bucks to 2-2 on the year, the Bucks are ranked #3 in the opening RPI rankings by the state, the Longhorns are ranked #4. The Bucks started off hot on...
Whitehorse defenders tackle an Ignacio ballcarrier on September 9.  Joel Priest photo
The Whitehorse and Monument Valley football teams will face off in the Battle of the Drum this Friday, September 16 in Monument Valley. The matchup between the two San Juan County schools will be the first in nearly three years when the Raiders beat the Cougars in October 2019. The kickoff for the...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor It has been a bit of a quiet start for the Monument Valley High School volleyball team. They opened the season with a straight-sets win over Water Canyon on Thursday, September 1 but haven’t played any games since. In the 1A RPI standings released this week by the...
by Jessica Walker Contributing Writer The San Juan High School cross country team traveled to Grand Junction, CO this past Saturday, September 10 for the Tiger Invitational at Connected Lakes State Park. The fairly flat course and cooler weather set a perfect stage for a series of personal records...

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