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by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School boys basketball team began their quest for a 2A state championship with a fairly easy 51-37 second-round win over Beaver in the San Juan gym this past Saturday, February 19. The win gives the Broncos their third-straight trip to the state...
Devin Hatch made a return to the court for the Monticello Buckaroos during their February 17 game against Dove Creek. Hatch, a three-year starter and senior, has returned from surgery in the fall after a football injury. Anna Fredericks photo
The Monticello High School basketball teams went 3-1 in their last week of regular season play. The boys punched their ticket to the state tournament with the girls will compete in a play-in game on Saturday, February 26. Monticello boys went 2-0 on the week, earning victories over Dove Creek and...
The Whitehorse Raiders boys and girls basketball teams went undefeated their last game of regular season play on Senior night in Montezuma Creek. The boys basketball team secured a region title on February 15 when they defeated Pinnacle Academy 58-51.  The Raiders were led by Brett James, who...
The 2021-22 Monument Valley High School boys basketball team finished their regular season with an 8-7 record and are ranked #11 headed into the 1A Utah Boys State Basketball Tournament this week. They will host Green River in a play-in game Saturday, February 26 with the tip scheduled for 1 p.m.  Doug Freed photo
The Monument Valley High School basketball teams are ready for post-season play in the Utah 1A state tournaments. Neither teams played in the final week of regular season play, giving the teams extra time to prepare for postseason play. Monument Valley girls earned the highest seed of local teams...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The 2021-22 regular-season finale was a bit of a dud for the San Juan High School boys basketball team. On a long trip to Kanab this past Friday, February 11 the Broncos suffered a 67-51 loss to the Cowboys. The team finished the regular season with a 17-5 record and...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor It was quite an achievement for three Whitehorse High School wrestlers this past weekend – making it to the 1A Utah State Tournament for the first time in their careers. Not only did they compete at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield, they performed very solidly....
Bronco grappler Callen Burke pinned his way through the state tournament to win the 2A 215 title. Tayia Bennett photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School wrestling team came home fifth in the state in 2A with 106 points after a grueling two-day tournament at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield February 4-5. It’s a pretty impressive accomplishment for a team that entered the tourney as the #23...
Treydon Harris turns his opponent for near-fall points. Harris won the 1A 106 title in a 10-0 major decision. Anna Fredericks photo
by Anna Fredericks Contributing Writer Wrestling is a tough sport. To succeed in wrestling, you need a combination of physical power, speed, technical skill, discipline, mental toughness, and endurance. There are no breaks, no bench, no timeouts to strategize, no one on the mat but the wrestler and...
Monticello senior Jessi Slack fights for position under the basket against Monument Valley junior Alyah Blackwater in the Monticello High School gym on February 8. The Lady Cougars won the rivalry matchup 62-33. Robin Garner photo
The Monument Valley girls basketball team clinched a Region 23 title with a clean 8-0 sweep in region play, while the Whitehorse Raiders boys basketball team clinched a share of the Region 23 title, with a possibility to clinch the division on Tuesday, Feb 15 against Pinnacle after the press...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School girls basketball team is heading into the final week of their regular season with just one game remaining on the schedule – at home against Kanab this Friday, February 11. The Lady Broncos will definitely have their hands full. The Lady...

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