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by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The 2022-23 basketball season will tip off this week for high school teams in San Juan County. The defending 2A state champion San Juan Broncos will do the honors on Wednesday, November 16 when they travel all the way to Junction, UT to take on Piute in the 1A-2A...
Buckaroo Easton Young leaves his Rebel defender in the snow during the exciting eight-player state semifinal game between Monticello and Rich on November 3 in Cedar City. Young scored the decisive two-point conversion that helped the Bucks come from behind to beat the Rebels 21-20 and earn a spot in the state championship game this Saturday, November 12 on the same field.  Anna Fredericks photo
By David Boyle News Director The Monticello High School football team advanced to the inaugural 8-player Utah state championship game by beating the Rebels of Rich County 21-20 in a tightly-contested snowy game at Southern Utah University on Thursday, November 3. The Buckaroos battled in the game...
San Juan receiver Jerzy Nieves battles an Emery defender for yardage in the 2A state semifinals November 4 as teammates Collin Baker (#22) and Garrett Young (#13) search for opponents to block. The Emery defender is doing his best to remove Jerzy’s jersey. Ironically November 4 happened to be National Jersey Day. The Broncos won the offensive shootout 56-48 to advance to their second-straight state championship game.  Richard Kaer photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan Broncos didn’t know exactly what to expect when they met Emery in the 2A Utah State Football Semifinals this past Friday, November 4 at Southern Utah University, other than the Spartans had a good passing game. It didn’t take long to prove that fact, and...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor Entering the 1A Utah State Volleyball Tournament as the #12 seed the Monument Valley Cougars came up against a tough second-round opponent in the #5 Wayne Badgers at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield October 28. The Cougars battled hard, tying the match at a set...
San Juan junior Edward Lyman competes in the Boggy Draw Bear Chase in Dolores, CO earlier on August 20. Lyman paced the Broncos this season with a Region 19 championship and a seventh-place overall finish at the state meet.  Joel Priest photo
by Jessica Walker Contributing Writer This story was inadvertently ommitted from the October 26 issue. Region cross country is an exciting time for athletes who have put in months of hard work. Every runner hopes a great performance and hard work will combine to earn a trip, individually and as a...
by Jessica Walker Contributing Writer The combination of anticipation, nervousness, and pure excitement that accompanies a state cross country race is matched by few other experiences. Athletes who have trained for months, coaches who have helped each athlete in their attempts to reach their...
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor The San Juan High School volleyball team played in their first genuine state tournament match in two seasons this past Friday, October 28 when they met #6-ranked Millard at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield in the 2A second round. It was a tough start to the...
by Jessica Walker Contributing Writer Despite an unexpected cold front and storms that left the grass course at the Regional Athletic Complex in Rose Park damp, weather conditions for the 1A Utah State Cross Country Championships October 25 were surprisingly pleasant. The temperature was ideal for...
Nic Lundell (70) falls into the end zone for Monticello's first score of the game without one of his shoes. Anna Fredericks photo
San Juan teams went 1-2 in the inaugural 8-player quarterfinal matchups last week. MONTICELLO The Monticello Buckaroos advanced to the state semi-finals in a 56-14 win over the Altamont Longhorns on October 28. The Buckaroos will face the Rich Rebels in the semi-finals at Southern Utah University...
San Juan defensive back Garrett Young breaks up a South Sevier pass as teammate Jerzy Nieves covers in the 2A state quarterfinals in Blanding October 28. The Broncos cruised to a 54-7 victory in the game, advancing to the state semifinals for the second straight year. They’ll face #3 Emery this Friday at 7 p.m. at SUU.  Richard Kaer photo
by Rhett Sifford Sports Editor Following a bye week to get rested and geared up for the 2A Utah State Football Tournament the San Juan Broncos welcomed the South Sevier Rams to Blanding for a quarterfinal matchup this past Friday, October 28. It was impressive that the Rams even made the trip from...

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