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Top 10 prep stories of 2011

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 27 2011 1:07 a.m. MST

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Ken Hansen, Deseret News
In the 137-year existence of Wasatch Academy, the boarding school in Mt. Pleasant had never won a boys basketball state championship.

That all changed last March when the Tigers soundly defeated Liahona 84-47 in the 1A championship game at the Sevier Valley Center to cap a 21-3 dream season.

Wasatch Academy's starting lineup featured an international flavor with players from Lithuania, Canada, Croatia, Bulgaria and France.

"I've only been here for two years, but my boss — our head master — he's been working for 25 years to keep our school open for any kid who wants to come here, regardless of race, color, creed or economic background," said coach Geno Morgan. "I just love his passion for kids, and he sold me on it."

Wasatch Academy made the jump to 2A this year, but it figures to be in the hunt for another title.
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Provo, UT

How about a wrestling story other than a young man getting paralyzed?

The All-Star dual won again by the 5A!

Kesni Tausinga, first team all-state in football and AA in wrestling.

Pleasant Grove wins 5A ending the dynastic run of Viewmont as does South Summit winning 2A besting Millard.

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west jordan, utah

Should have included the 108-3 girls basketball game that brought national attention. That started a big debate about sportsmanship and the desire to always play your best, and whether you should keep playing or just lay down and stop competing.

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