Moab’s Red Devil Mountain Biking team scored a third-place finish in Division 3 on a rugged mountain course at Snowbasin. “Congratulations on another successful race!” said proud coaches in a Facebook post. [Photo courtesy of Moab Red Devil Mountain Biking]
Friday, September 18, 2020
September 10 was Senior Recognition night for the Lady Red Devils volleyball team, where the girls defeated the Carbon Dinos 3-1, with games of 25-21, 19-25, 25-22, 25-23. [Photo credit: GCHS Athletics/Activities]
Photo caption: Chance Arbon (no. 21) and Blane Thompson (no. 48) swarmed to tackle the ball carrier as the Red Devils hosted the North Sanpete Hawks in gridiron action this past Friday. While the Red Devils fought hard, turnovers proved to be too costly as the Hawks won the game 51-13. [Phot…
Daniel Thayer sprinted to the finish as the Red Devils competed on Sept. 9 at the Emery Invite, held at Emery High School. The Red Devils finished sixth out of eight teams, dramatically improving their team performance from the week before. Individually, senior Kylah Ricks won the girls race…
Coaches say that Jessica Jones was a standout volleyball player right from her freshman year. The Grand County High School senior has been a varsity starter all years of her high school career.
Dr. Kate Magargal is an anthropologist at the University of Utah who combines archaeology and ecology to ask about how people in the Southwest interacted with the landscape around them.
Friday, September 11, 2020
Marguerite Groene takes a shot at the GCHS girls soccer home meet on Sept. 3, hosting the Richfield Lady Wildcats. The Lady Wildcats jumped out to an early lead in the contest, beating the Lady Red Devils 1-7. [Photo courtesy of the GCHS Athletics Facebook Page]
Two-time state champion and three-time regional champion Kylah Ricks has run 30 races in her cross country career at Grand County High school, placing first 18 times, with seven second place and two third place finishes. Kylah has only placed lower than third place in three races and all thr…
The GCHS cross country team participated in their annual “Running of the Dogs” event to benefit Underdog Animal Rescue. Adoptable dogs from the shelter join the team for a run as a way to get them out of their cages and give them some exercise. Former team captain Sadie Farnsworth came up wi…
The GCHS football team lost 56-0 to the South Summit Wildcats on Sept. 5. The team, made out of mostly underclassmen, are learning a lot as they play their hearts out this season. The Red Devils continue to develop chemistry as a team and refine their skill sets. Next week the team is back h…
The GCHS cross country team competed at the Lloyd's Lake Invitational in Monticello on Sept. 4, finishing in eighth place. Kylah Ricks won the girls varsity race with a time of 18:33 and Arthur Hawks finished ninth overall in the boys varsity race with a time of 17:35. [Photo courtesy of Ama…
Friday, September 04, 2020
The Grand County High School football team lost its home opener 58-27 against the Union Cougars on Aug. 28, but it showed flashes of offensive potential and its young players gained experience.
Local wrestler Austin Paris, a seventh-grade student at Grand County Middle School, traveled to Kansas City, Missouri, to compete in the Rocky Mountain Nationals. Austin was seeded first in the 82 lb weight bracket and defeated all opponents, winning the championship and becoming the first y…
Thursday, August 27, 2020
The Grand County High School Red Devils football team lost by a large margin on the road for the second time in as many weeks, falling to 0-2 with a 61-22 loss to the Canyon View Falcons. However, after falling behind 40-0 by halftime, and 47-0 in the third quarter, the Red Devils showed sig…
The Grand County High School Football C team hosted San Juan on Aug. 20, as temperatures reached 111 degrees. “Extra water breaks were provided and all of the fans in attendance sat in the shade on the home side,” the Grand County Athletics Department said in a Facebook post. While the Red D…
Thursday, August 20, 2020
The Grand County High School Red Devils football team had injuries and inexperience bite them early and often as they fell to the defending 2A state champion Beaver Beavers 69-0 on Aug. 14 in Beaver.
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Grand County High School's fall sports programs each have seen an average turnout and will proceed as usual, the school's athletic director Ron Dolphin said.
Friday, August 07, 2020
The Utah High School Activities Association announced on July 28 that fall sports are on track to proceed as scheduled, which means the Grand County High School Red Devils will compete in interscholastic competition for the first time since March. The boys golf team will compete on Aug. 12 a…
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Public lands across the United States will waive day fees on August 5 to commemorate the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act of 2020 into law this week.
Friday, July 17, 2020
The Red Devil Mountain Bike club’s high school and middle school girls teams rode the trails at Moab Brand network of trails for their first ride this season. “Led by coaches Beth and Natalie, and by girls' team captain Ariann, the middle schoolers and high schoolers crushed it together, whi…
Friday, July 10, 2020
Evan Ellison and Jessie Anderson were announced as the 2020 Moab Half Marathon scholarship recipients. The scholarship is awarded based on running participation, need and passion for running as a lifetime choice. Ellison has said he will attend Utah State University and Anderson will attend …
Friday, July 03, 2020
Moab resident Felecia Amundsen found herself with a little extra time this summer. Because of coronavirus complications, one seasonal job ended earlier than planned, and her next employment started a month late.
Sunday, June 07, 2020
Moab is famous for its scenic, technical mountain biking trails, but local trail planners noticed a gap when it comes to access. While skilled mountain bikers are drawn to the challenge of Moab’s trail system, there are few options for beginners just dipping their toes into the sport.
Friday, May 22, 2020
The Whole Enchilada mountain biking route is one of Moab’s signature attractions. Officially designated by the Forest Service in 2009, the scenic and challenging trail covers about 30 miles, descending over 7,000 feet from Geyser Pass to the banks of the Colorado River.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
A seven-year-old Utah girl has died and her three-year-old sister remains missing a day after their family was caught in a flash flood on May 11 in Little Wild Horse Canyon, a popular slot canyon near Goblin Valley State Park.
Monday, May 11, 2020
A search and rescue operation is currently underway in the San Rafael Swell near Goblin Valley State Park, where over 20 hikers were caught in flash floods in Little Wild Horse Canyon, a popular slot canyon, during a thunderstorm.
Friday, March 27, 2020
UPDATE: Since this story was published, Moab Mayor Emily Niehaus and the Southeast Utah Health Department urged local National Parks to close.
Friday, March 20, 2020
When Utah Jazz players Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell tested positive for COVID-19 on March 11, the sports world came to a sudden halt. Events were canceled, tournaments were canceled, seasons were canceled.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Thursday, March 05, 2020
The Grand County Middle School boys basketball team, the Thunderbirds, hosted teams from around the region for a season-ending tournament on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28 and 29. The Thunderbirds fielded two teams, one of which went undefeated in pool play, before both teams were eliminated i…
Friday, February 28, 2020
After a decorated group of seniors helped lead the Grand County High School boys soccer team to a Region 15 crown and a No. 5 final ranking in 3A in 2019, the Red Devils have moved to a new region with a new coach, and will look for players to step up and build on last season when they begin…
Saturday, February 15, 2020
During an interview on Buzzfeed in January, personal trainer Jillian Michaels said that Lizzo, a body-positive music artist who happens to be a fat woman, shouldn’t be celebrating her body. “Why are we celebrating her body?” Michaels, who starred on the TV reality show “The Biggest Loser,” s…
The Grand County High School boys and girls basketball teams learned when and where they would play their first-round state tournament games after their regular seasons concluded. The GCHS boys basketball team lost 99-79 at San Juan on Wednesday, Feb. 5, then fell one point short to heavily …
The Grand County High School swimming team concluded its season at the UHSAA Utah State 3A Swimming Championships at Brigham Young University in Provo on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and 8, where the Red Devil boys finished fifth and the girls finished 11th.
Thursday, February 06, 2020
The Grand County High School boys and girls basketball teams each continued their Region 12 woes, going winless for the week and pushing their combined region records to 0-16, following lopsided losses to Carbon, Richfield, South Sevier and San Juan.
The Grand County High School wrestling team qualified five wrestlers for state via their performances at the 3A Divisionals at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
The Grand County High School (GCHS) boys basketball team went 1-1 last week, beating Green River 90-83 in non-region road action on Wednesday, Jan. 22, before falling 90-70 at home to San Juan in a Region 12 home tilt on Friday, Jan. 24.
The Grand County High School (GCHS) swimming team competed in the Region 12 Championship meet on Thursday, Jan. 23, in Price, where the boys placed third with 315 points, while the girls placed fourth with 251 points.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
The Grand County High School swimming team competed in its final big meet of the regular season at the Cedar City January Invitational on Jan. 10 and 11, where the boys placed eighth and the girls 11th – both teams were second among the 3A classification schools in attendance.
The Utah office of the Bureau of Land Management is in the planning stages of a statewide oil and gas lease sale in June. According to the sale’s BLM e-planning website, there are seven parcels located in the Green River and Canyon Country Districts being considered for lease.
The toppling of a colossal block of sandstone effectively destroyed a popular rock climbing route earlier this month. The collapse of the first section of the ‘Jah Man’ route, located on a tower called Sister Superior above Castle Valley, went unreported until this week as the rock was shrou…
Thursday, January 09, 2020
Grand County High School’s Blane Thompson faces off against the San Juan Broncos’ Jeter Perkins. Thompson triumphed in the home match for the Red Devils on Jan. 7. [Photo by Murice D. Miller / Moab Sun News]
The GCHS swimming team competed in a five-team meet at South Summit on Jan. 3, where the Red Devils won the girls division and took second in the boys division. Meanwhile, the GCHS girls basketball team won its first game of the season on the same day while the wrestling team competed at the…
Thursday, January 02, 2020
The Grand County High School swimmers competed at the Tooele Invitational on Dec. 20 and 21, gaining more experience in a large meet against large schools as the season progresses. The GCHS boys finished seventh out of 11 teams, while the girls finished 10th. Of the 10 other schools, only Mi…
The Grand County High School (GCHS) boys basketball team won two games and lost one at the Steve Hodson Cancer Classic in Cedar City Dec. 26-28, while the girls basketball team had two scheduled winter break games postponed.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
The Grand County High School (GCHS) swimming team had its final two home meets of the 2019-20 season over the weekend, competing with North Summit, South Summit and South Sevier on Friday, Dec. 13; and North Summit, South Summit and Carbon on Saturday, Dec. 14.
The Grand County High School (GCHS) boys basketball team overmatched the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers in the Devils’ Den on Thursday, Dec. 12, winning the non-region game 86-78.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Local powerlifter Leah Stamp competing in the squat portion of the Utah Powerlifting 2019 Winter Classic held on Dec. 7 at the Ironground Gym in Murray, UT. Stamp placed first in the Woman’s 165 lb. open division competition. [Photo Courtesy of Ironground Gym]