The spike in local COVID-19 cases in Moab is impacting high school athletics, as the Grand County High School volleyball and football teams announced they would curtail gameplay due to the virus. The girls volleyball team has canceled a game due to a positive COVID-19 case on the team, whil…
Friday, October 16, 2020
Jakson Mayer, Kip Sevenoff and Eli Taylor shredded the course as the Moab Red Devil Mountain Biking team took second place on Oct. 10 in Richfield. Sevenoff took third in the Junior Varsity "A" race. RDP! [Photo: Colin Topper]
Corah Moody lined up for a shot as the Lady Red Devil Soccer team won 5-2 over American Leadership Academy on Oct. 10. This Pigtail Playoff win moves the Red Devils into the 16-team tournament where they are scheduled to play #1 Manti on Oct. 14. [Photo: Grand County Red Devil Athletics]
The Grand County High School Cross Country team had an outstanding performance at the Monticello Triangular cross country meet on Oct. 7, winning the meet and defeating both host Monticello and San Juan High School. [Photo: Grand County Red Devil Athletics]
Congrats to the Red Devil golf team! The team held on to a sixth place finish as a team and had two individuals medal as top-10 finalists. Wyatt Toney (left) placed eighth and Rafe Saunders placed ninth. [Photo: Grand County Red Devil Athletics]
"Coaching Corah has been a privilege of mine for the last two years," said Grand County High School soccer coach Austin Marques. "This young woman has shown a lot of mental fortitude and physical strength on and off the field."
Friday, October 09, 2020
On Sept. 30, the Lady Devils volleyball team was able to avenge an earlier loss to the South Sevier Rams, winning 3 games to 1 with outstanding defense! Way to go, ladies! [Photo: Grand County Athletics]
Corbin Mays tees off at the Region XII Championship on Sept. 28 at Round Valley. The team won the day, taking first place for the tournament and third overall for the season. [photo: Grand County Athletics]
The Red Devils football team found the win column for the first time this season, beating the Carbon Dinos 48-6 at the Grand County homecoming game on Oct. 2. The team racked up over 600 yards of offense, while giving up less than 100. RDP! [Photo: Grand County Athletics]
Thursday, October 08, 2020
Grand County High School sophomore Stella McGowan completed her second year playing tennis for the Red Devils with impressive regional and state tournament play this year. In regional tournament play, McGowan placed second in 3rd singles, and improved upon that strong effort in dramatic fash…
Grand County High School senior Maara Holyoak wrapped up her high school tennis career in spectacular fashion with strong showings in this year’s regional and state tournament play. Maara placed third in 1st singles at the Region 12 tournament against a very competitive field and advanced in…
Friday, October 02, 2020
Grand County High School senior Kendyll Cox passes the ball at a home game for the Lady Red Devils volleyball team on Sept. 28, defeating Emery 3-0. [Brady Packard / Moab Sun News]
The Lady Red Devils came away with a one-sided victory over the South Sevier Rams 8-0 on Sept. 25. Corah Moody had a hat trick with her three goals; Olivia Medina added two goals herself. Tava Walling, Emree Olsen, and Amelia McKay each scored one goal for the Devils. [Photo: Grand County At…
The Red Devils hosted the San Juan Broncos on Sept. 25. Though the team showed promise, the Devils came up short 56-20. Next up is the Homecoming game against the Carbon Dinos; scheduled for 7p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2. Come show your Red Devil Pride! [Photo: Kammy Rae Wells]
After an outstanding showing at the Region XII Championship in Richfield on Sept. 25, the entire Lady Red Devils tennis team qualified for the UHSAA state tournament to be held next week at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. [Photo courtesy of Coach Scott / Red Devils Athletics]
Matthew Andrew shredded the trails as the Moab Red Devil Mountain Biking team fought its way up one place on the team podium on Sept. 26 at the Moab Brand Trails. 11 of the 17 racers on the team improved or held their standings [Photo: Anne Wilson]
Thursday, October 01, 2020
Zane Maher-Young, a junior at Grand County High School, is in his third year riding on the Moab Red Devil Mountain Bike Team. Zane has risen to the top of his class and race category through hard work, dedication and an unwavering passion for the sport of mountain biking. Even with the count…
Thursday, September 24, 2020
The Lady Red Devil Tennis team hosted Gunnison Valley and Wasatch Academy as part of Senior Recognition Day on Sept. 15. The girls won both sets of matches 5-0 and 5-0. It was a great way for the three seniors to end their career on their home court: Congrats to Maara Holyoak, Kyla Jackman a…
The Red Devils traveled to Emery High School on Sept. 18 to take on the Spartans. The Devils gave up some big plays, falling behind early but settled down and outscored the Spartans 22-21, before ultimately falling 49-22. Their next game is Sept. 25 versus the San Juan County Broncos. [Photo…
The GCHS boys golf hosted the Region XII schools on Sept. 16 and played extremely well on the course. Grand County finished second with 349, three strokes behind Richfield’s 346. [Photo: Grand County Athletics / Activities]
The Grand County High School cross country team competed at the Carbon Invitational on Sept. 16. Despite missing several key team members, the team did have some bright moments. [Photo: Grand County Athletics/Activities]
With a quarterback rating of 108.04, Grand County High School senior Ryelan Jones threw and rushed for a combined total of 306 yards and 3 touchdowns on Sept. 18 against Emery High School.
Friday, September 18, 2020
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]
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.