High school sports: Desert Hills sets new Deseret News All-Sports point record

Published: Monday, May 26 2014 6:25 p.m. MDT

Skyline’s boys and girls swimming teams won the school’s only other state titles, but the girls soccer and basketball teams racked up big points as well with runner-up finishes.

Maple Mountain finished second with 52 points, followed by Timpview with 48 points. Mountain View, Woods Cross and Bountiful rounded out the top six.

Timpview won the most state titles with four, while Skyline and Bountiful were the only other schools to win two championships.

Orem’s boys and Skyline’s girls were the top point earners with 30 and 34.5, respectively.

Class 3A: Desert Hills captured its fourth-straight 3A crown with the most dominant performance in state history.

The Thunder won five state championships (football, boys cross-country and track, girls basketball and golf), had five runner-up finishes, and finished third twice to rack up a new Deseret News All-Sports record with 116 points.

Juan Diego held the previous record with 112 points in the 2004-05 school year — its last year in 2A.

Park City finished second with an impressive haul of 93 points, the second most in any classification this year. The Miners’ six state championships were more than any school in any classification.

Cedar, Dixie, Juan Diego and Snow Canyon rounded out the top six.

Nine different 3A schools won state titles this year.

Class 2A: For the first time in school history, Emery is an All-Sports champion.

Emery finished sixth a year ago, but with the departure of two-time winner Richfield up to 3A, not to mention the UHSAA adding a 2A state swimming meet this year, the Spartans proved to be the most balanced team in 2A this year.

Emery’s lone title came in baseball, but it also scored big points with runner-up finishes in boys and girls swimming, to earn 67 points.

Delta and Manti tied for second with 61.5 points, followed closely by Rowland Hall in fourth. Grand and North Summit rounded out the top six.

Rowland Hall’s boys led all schools with 39 points, while Emery’s girls took the top honor with 36.5 points.

Eleven different schools won 2A titles, led by North Summit with three.

Class 1A: Panguitch won five state championships and added two runner-up finishes to dethrone seven-time 1A All-Sports winner St. Joseph.

The Bobcats did most of their damage in the running sports as the boys and girls swept the track and field state titles, while the girls won the cross-country state championship and the boys finished second.

Those combined 38 points helped Panguitch run away from the 1A field with 74 points. St. Joseph won it last year with 65 points.

Panguitch also won state championships in girls basketball and baseball.

Monticello, Rich, St. Joseph, Duchesne and Wayne rounded out the top six.

Monticello finished second with 59.5 points, buoyed by a strong school year from the boys. Anchored by state championships in wrestling, basketball and cross-country, Monticello’s boys led all 1A schools with 41.5 points. Panguitch's girls led all schools with 36 points.

Only five different schools won state championships in 1A.