Sports

Johnny Slavens, San Juan High School's Basketball coach
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor San Juan High School boys basketball fans will see a different face in the coaching box this winter. Johnny Slavens is the new head coach, following in the footsteps of Coach Travis Black. Black resigned after leading the Broncos to a state championship in March. When...
Track and Field Javelin Runner-up Magnum Nielson San Juan Junior
Eight high school student athletes representing San Juan County were named to All-State teams for the 2022 spring sports season that recently came to a close. The Deseret News released its list of baseball and softball honorees over the course of the past couple weeks based exclusively on coaches’...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor Utah Valley University freshman Adam Bunker, a 2019 graduate of Monticello High School, earned All-American honorable mention status on Wednesday, June 8 at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the University of Oregon. Bunker finished 17th...
Raider Weston Manygoats finished 3rd in the 3200 meter run. Brad Bunker photo
by Jessica Walker Contributing Writer The Monument Valley High School track and field team traveled farther than an other team to attend in the 2022 1A Utah State Track and Field Championships at BYU in Provo this past Friday and Saturday, May 20-21. The Cougars performed well with six individual...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School softball team was the underdog in all but one of their 2A Utah State Softball Tournament matchups over the course of their games May 7 and 12 in Duchesne and Spanish Fork. The Broncos lost their opening-round game against #8 Altamont 14-4 May...
by Jessica Walker Contributing Writer The San Juan Broncos finished their track and field season with several standout performances in the 2022 2A Utah State Track and Field Championships this past Friday and Saturday, May 20-21 at BYU in Provo. The boys team scored 29 points to finish tenth in the...
Three Buckaroos race in the 1A state track meet on May 21 at Brigham Young University in Provo. Jesse Pettit, Curtis Bunker, and Kaden Pehrson all helped the Buckaroo boys to a seventh-place finish at the meet. Brad Bunker photo
by Jessica Walker Contributing Writer Athletes from across the state of Utah descended on Provo May 20 and 21 for a chance to bring home state glory with individual and team medals from the Utah State Track and Field Championships at BYU. The day was filled with high emotion as athletes laid it all...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor It was a season to write home about for the Monticello High School girls golf team. They shot a team total of 410 to finish in second place at the 1A Utah State Golf Tournament at Glendale Golf Course in Salt Lake City May 17-18. It’s the best performance by a girls...
San Juan High School graduate and former Monticello head football coach Mike Bowring recently received the Utah Chapter National Football Foundation Outstanding Service Award to High School Football. Cath Bowring photo
Local coaching legend Mike Bowring has been honored with the Utah Chapter National Football foundation Outstanding service award to High School football at the 26th annual awards banquet on April 28. Bowring was raised in Blanding and graduated from San Juan High School in 1990. Bowring went on to...
by Jessica Walker Contributing Writer The San Juan High School track and field team headed to Kanab on Tuesday, May 10 for the Region 19 Championship. The team was attempting to secure a region championship and their places in the upcoming Utah 2A State Track and Field Championships to be held at...

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