Duchesne is doing great this year. Not only the boys but their girls also.
Duchesne girls haven't been in the rankings ever, and after not even making it
to state last year there in the updated top 5. Now thats cool. GO EAGLES ALL THE
WAY. Could u imagine both girls and boys bringing home trophies.
Talk about those Moquis from Escalante, they've dominated 1A for the past four
years if not five. they may not have won state but they've dominated no doubt.
The Coach they have knows basketball inside and out and gets out of the boys
what the boys expect of themselves. What a GREAT TEAM and a GREAT COACHING
STAFF! ! ! Good luck the rest of the season and at state. We'll be watching.
How about those lady cats from Richfield. What a great start. This may be your
year. Keep it up and we'll see you at state. May be a repeat of the volley
I would not put Escalante in that category. I'm not sure I'd put them in the
top ten 1A teams of the last five years, let alone one of the best in the
history of 1A. They are good though and clearly the cream of this year's crop.
Cameron SHUMWAY, is still in and is not sick he rolled his ankle and missed one
game.! But he is fine and is back playing with the Broncos!
I think we might have one of the best 1a teams ever in Escalante! I watched them
last night dominate a very good Wayne team! I tell you what these boys are
YA YA AND HAHA BRAXTER NELSON OR WHAT EVER HAHA HAVE AFUN POST SEASON YOU CAN
COME WATCH US AT STATE AND SEE HER AGAIN HAHAH YA FRUIT!!!!
waterford should finish second if not first in region and have a good rank going
into state. Anyone that saw the waterford vs judge game knows that judge will
never shoot like that again. Wasatch doesn't stand a chance at beating
waterford on their senior night either.
Chris Anderson did play for Wyoming and BJ is playing for Portland but whoever
said Brett is going to play D1 is insane. He is good enough but last I heard he
didn't even have enough credits to graduate from LCA... They gave him the
diploma anticipating he would take summer school... no chance he plays anywhere
LCA 6-0 in region play! Can't wait to see the standings on Tuesday.
Judge boys, overrated but still have a very decent shot at winning
championships, considering how they have been able to pull through in all of
their 3A games; Judge girls; state contenders for sure and probably next year
too, considering that they are only losing 3 seniors, which will be a setback,
but have many other great players to back them up.
that piute and valley game yesterday was a good one. valley though was the
better team. they shut down the westwood kid pretty good. valley has come a long
way since they last played piute
valley beat duchesne who beat rich so your reasoning is a little flawed, take it
easy but for sure rich and duchesne would beat Milford, they may not be the best
teams in the state but they are both top 5 and with a good tourney have a chance
of being there in the end
i am pretty sure Rich beat both valley and panguitch, If you look at their
respective records they both beat milford. get your facts before you open your
mouth and show how stupid you are.
wow you must be naieve, Duchesne or Rich would not be able to beat Milford!!!
i wish i was rich to.it would be much easier than working for a living.
I wish that I could play in a 1a or 2a school. It would be much easier then
playing against teams like provo, lone peak, pleasant grove, and alta
Rich and Duchesne are the best two teams in the state and their game tonight
will prove it!!!
Good point in the last post, milford played their best game, escalante played
poor and still won. There definately are some better teams who if they play
great and escalante plays poor they will knock them off. Rich, Valley, Wayne,
and Panguitch I think would be the only 4 with a shot though. Escalante better
start passing again though or they will lose to 1 of those 4 teams.
I understand why you would say that after having a game against milford where
they trailed. However, the defenition of a power house would be doing what they
are doing, they have not lost to a 1A team and will not. Can you honestly name
a team that can beat them? There maybe a couple on their best night and on
Escalante's average to poor night but I wouldn't count on them losing.
they are getting sloppy but when they want to play they do, they will be fine,
you don't put panguitch down 29-9 after one and not be a powerhouse, not that
panguitch is that great but 29-9 at the end of one, that is impressive. Also if
you look at most of their games they have 1 or 2 quarters a game like that.
There are only 2 teams that have kept them in check for 4 quarters all year
I don't think you should give the credit to Escalante playing a poor game, give
it to Milford for playing a heck of a good game. Everything they were throwing
up in the first half went in, and I only remember seeing them miss like 3 or 4
foul shots. Maybe a good wake up call for Escalante to not under estimate the
rest of the field. They'll learn from it, they'll recover. There's still a lot
of season left to go and a lot of flip-flopping in region 15 to go around.
You make an excellent point, but Escalante has not lost to a 1A team yet. Even
when they play "bad," they can still pull out a win. They shouldn't be counted
out. I'm more interested to see what the rest of Region 15 will do in the 2nd
half of play. There is no consistency in the match ups. Should make for an
exciting Region tournament. Can't wait!
I do not think that Escalante is the power house they think they are. Miford
just about beat them. Milford was beating them at the half. Escalante would make
one pass and then shoot a 3 pointer up. To much me in Escalnte they will fall.
chris played six years ago.
lca beat 4a cheyenne east.out played 4a star valley who shot 48 free throws that
stirred many appologies to the lca program.be sure lca is for real.but there are
still several teams capable of winning 2a title.evanstan wy was there only other
Easy I just didn't know where he was playing. I didn't know there was a
university of Portland. Looks like he is getting a little time and the future
looks bright for him. As for Chris Anderson when did he play (at LCA) I am not
familiar with him? Again I am not trying to bash. I do think the Jones kid is a
great talent I hope he does get the chance to play somewhere. I think a good JC
would help him first, and I really don't know a thing about girls basketball.
LCA's Shantee Releford is playing professional bball in Germany, after playing
at Weber State!
in reply to not sure about LCA - when LCA played San Jaun - they
were without a few of their starters & to barely lose in overtime says a lot
about them. They have played several bigger schools including 4A
Star Valley and also beat Juan Diego.
porter plays at portland as a med shirt freshman.i watched him at byu.chris
anderson played for wyoming .bret jones after mission is set for d 1.shantee
releford played for wsu.etc.
porter has been playing, guess you should know where he is playing, don't bother
with stuff you don't know about
Who are the players from LCA that are playing in D1. I haven't seen the Porter
kid in a box score.
wow. you can grow up. 1a 2a & 3a have just as good athletes as you do up in 4a &
5a.why don't you grow up and worry about your own class. instead of
caring about us. you really are pretty dumb if your going to call us
all hicks. you guys are just a bunch of rich people who get whatever they want &
need to grow up and realize that its NOT all about you.
A REAL BET ON THE EIGHT TEAMS TO MAKE IT TO THE 2A STATE TOURNIMENT---------LOOK
AT THE DESNEWS LEADER BOARD. UNLESS TWO OF THESE TOP EIGHT TEAMS MEET IN THE
PLAYIN GAMES, YOU'VE GOT A REAL GOOD BET.
1A, 2A, 3A basketball....haha. wow. the real action is in 4A and 5A. hicks.
Man that kid was phenomenal last night. I had heard good things but even in a
loss he was the best player on the floor against Hurricane. He made his team
better, he could shoot from the outside, take people off the dribble and he even
seemed to be Cedar's best post-up option. He can do it all. Plus he drew fouls
better than any player I've seen in this area. Our Tigers were the better team
but . . . that #3 was impressive.
Anyone want to see Escalante and South Sevier play! Dang good match up if you
Nice job Emery! I'm your #1 fan!! Keep them wins a coming!!
2a top five 1-ss
2-enterprise 3-manti 4-ns 5-lc
they are good but don't try to play it off like they played the worst game ever
and still won. They got a good game from a good team. Valley has been playing
really well especially on the defensive end and that is what made escalante
struggle. They won they are the best team in the state but don't discredit
another team by saying stupid stuff like they played their worst game ever and
still one. Valley had a good game plan and executed well.
They only beat NS on their own floor by 3, we will have to see what they do on
NS floor. They lost to SJ on a neutral floor. I think SS, Manti are the class
of 2A and they sadly will have to beat each other up on the way state and only
one of them will go in as a number 1 seed. SJ and Richfield too will have to go
through SS and Manti too.
Layton Christian needs to play alot better defense to go far in the tournament.
Outscoring opponents won't get you far, you must defend to win championships and
right now lca is allowing too much to achieve that goal.
our team is good but lets not get carried away.many teams are capable of winning
the title at state.we still have a very tough second half of region to play.
Layton Christian has produced several division 1 basketball players in it's
short existence, including BJ Porter who was nominated for McDonalds All
American consideration. Currently they have 8 seniors on their team that would
start on most of the 3/4 a schools.....including the top schools. Then when you
look at 5a and the mediocre talents some of those schools have like Northridge
and Layton......if they ever played Layton Christian they would get destroyed.
Layton Christian has one of the more athletic teams in the state, and they have
no player above 6'5".
i think its official that LCA is for real. they play hard, have a coach that
wins big games, have the shooters and the athletes, and have some pretty quality
wins that are topped off by NS. i saw them play down in richfield and on tuesday
against north summit and they look like contenders. for the first time all year
i believe they are completely healthy and have everybody back. this team can
make some noiseand will be ranked next week
MANTI TEMPLARS VS SOUTH SEVIER FOR TITLE--MANTI WINS BY 12
Really Valley, you are the reason that I am going to quit reading these blogs.
I like to observe 1a basketball and love all the heart the players show. I
guarantee you do not play 1a basketball because of your ignorant comments. You
probably got cut from Valley and are mad at someone. Keep your negative
comments to yourself please
People like yourself is everything that is wrong with the world. All you do is
look to try to make others look bad to make you feel better about yourself. Grow
Valley, Anyone who has any character or integrity would not mention names like
point guard or coach. You have no integrity and I am guessing one of those kids
who never made it anywhere in life at this point and with that attitude never
will. Putting down others helps no one. I feel bad for you.
I watched Duchesne hold Rich to 41 points, if they get the pace where they want
it there is no way Rich wins by 15. The next night Tabby tried to run with Rich
and they gave up almost 90. I think the game will be interesting.
I have not missed an escalante game yet so let me speak about the whs and phs
games. Wayne was never in the game period. At the end of the first quarter in
pang, it was 29 to 9, Pang. did make a push and made it at least interesting but
I suppose ehs will remedy that little problem before the next meeting at ehs. I
have not seen a better 1a team this year yet and I have seen all of the 1a
contenders. Which are mostly in region 15. Escalante has to have their "A" game
everytime they play because everybody is coming for them. Escalante played the
worst game Ever in valley and they still came out on top.
duchesne will lose bad to rich I would say more than 15 but because they play so
slow it will be kind of close
Badgers will push back up to the top, just like last week after a tough lost the
badgers will respond and easily take down Escalante
panguitch will win in the end, they are way better than any other team including
over rated escalante and rich
they are doing good but Escalante still won, it wasn't about your point guard
and coaching, I agree with the other guy when he pointed out who attacks a teams
point guard and coach and then says that team is going to be holding up the
trophy? ha hatalk about cutting off your nose to spite your face
watch what you say regarding players and coaches. Your point guard has created
more wins for his team than single handedly losing them for the Buf's. Coaches
did a fine job having the boys as ready as he did for the game. Coach
Shakespeare, although young, knows the game and gets the best out of what he's
got. Watch what you say or you'll lose what you've got. You've got to hand it to
Escalante, yes they were on the ropes but dug deep and delivered a knock out.
Good teams even when the struggle find ways to win.
Careful, Valley! That's pretty big talk, so you better be able to back it up. I
don't think anyone will hold up a region trophy if their PG is making numerous
turnovers and your coach is making bad decisions. Complaining about all the
mistakes your team makes, then claiming the will win the region sounds bi-polar
to me. Besides, having someone on the ropes means nothing if you don't get the
Monticello seems a little high on your list, or Whitehorse a little low? Look
at when these two teams went head-to-head in Cello. From what I hear,
Whitehorse outplayed Monticello the entire night but made one mistake in the
final seconds that cost them. Despite what people are saying Reg. 19 is going to
be a 3 team battle. What about Green River? They aren't getting much mention
here either, but they are playin' great ball.
The Valley boys not only had Escalante on the ropes, we had them beat. Take
away numerous turnovers by our point guard, and bad coaching decisions at the
end of the game, and we win that game. In the end, we will hold the region
trophy. We will beat Panguitch by 20 on saturday night.
To the commentor that told the 1-A and 2-A people to be quiet. Just look at the
number of people that commented from the smaller schools. This should show that
they care more about their kids than the big boys like you.
If you don't care about your school or the athletes in it, then why are you
reading this blog. I mean if you really don't care don't waste your time reading
and replying on these blogs. Some of us really do care and it's kind of annoying
that you have to ruin some good, fun arguments about the rankings. So next time
don't waste our time and yours go do something you do care about.
If you don't care why are you reading these blogs and the article? For reals if
it doesn't matter to you than don't bother reading it in the first place. Some
people in this state actually do have a little school spirit and enjoy watching
their teams play. So I will ask kindly, please don't post anymore comments.
If you are a 1A or 2A fan, please keep your opinion to yourself because none of
us care who actually have athletes at our schools.
so lets see those rankings now since layton christian just beat north
summit...layton christian WILL take state this year
2a top 201-south sevier 2-manti 3-richfield 4-sanjuan5-layton
christian 6-north summit 7-rowhlandhall8-juab 9-south summit
10-gunnison 11-grand 12-kanab 13-beaver 14-parowan 15-north
sevier16-millard 17-ala 18-enterprize 19-cross creak
To 3A... u say Waterford is over-rated and that Juan Diego is under looked? Not
sure if you saw the game, but Waterford was up by 20 against Juan Diego then
they pulled their starters.
1- ESCALANTE... It be nice to see if they even lose to a 1a team!2-
Rich... Good but drama might be too much.3- Valley... Should be number two
but we don't want region dominance showing. Because of course that would be
unfair...4- Piute... Picking up the pieces after a rough first half,
they'll come on strong in the end, they always do.5- Wayne... Too streaky!
Need to show up every night.
I expect to see a rematch for the state title between South Sevier and Manti.
Both teams are dominant
1- Escalante2-Rich3- Duchesne4- Panguitch5- Valley6- Wayne7- MOnticello8- Piute9- Tabiona10- Dugway
My TOP TEN1. Escalante2. Rich3. Panguitch4.
Duchesne5. Monticello6. Wayne Piute Tabiona
Valley Dugway White Horse
Those Valley girls are pushing it to reach the top of the rankings our numbers
may be 6 and 10 but who ever said that we couldnt do it. the first part of the
season wasn't going well for us but we have been pushing with our last win to
panguitch which brought us up to 5th ranking in the state we are proud of the
girls for trying and playing so well. good luck VALLEY girls ...lets take state
Had them beat? Panguitch was down 18 points at the half and only came within 7
the rest of the game. When Escalante pushed up the tempo and the "D" Panguitch
threw the ball away almost ever time, and Escalante was able to rebuild a lead
winning 80 to 69. Panguitch played a good 3rd quarter...they haven't played a
good, consistent 4 quarter ball game all year. How about the loss to Wayne for
an example? And I would say they have their work cut out for them the next time
they play Valley.
Nice job Emery girls! I think you are about to make an incredible run.
Here are the facts for those who are wondering if Layton Christian is for real.
Only team 4-0 in region 14 play, #3 in Avg Difference, #1 in points scored per
game, 3 of the top 18 top scorers and 2 of the top 7 in 3 pointers. After
looking at all this my question is.... why aren't they ranked in the top 5???
Good luck tonight to North Summit and Layton Christian - may the best team win
Panguitch will be number 1 soon, we had escalante beat last week, and we will
beat them next time we play them
Layton Christian is for real!!! As long as they play as a team and stay
healthly I think they will win Region 14 and have a very good chance at state.
They have a great coach who has already won the 1A state championship so he
knows how to get them ready for the big games. If you get a chance to go to one
of their games you should - they are very fun to watch.
Rich is still one of the best teams and the second half of the year I think they
will start playing like it, Outside of them Duchesne, Valley, Panguitch, Piute,
Wayne, and Monticello all have a shot
Since Hurricane should finish 1st in Region 9 and Bear River should finish 1st
in region 11, and should they both remain undefeated in tournament play, they
will meet in game 3. This makes it impossible for them to be in the
championship game. You should really check your information before you post,
your other observations are pretty much nonsense too.
Rich girls and Piute Girls have had 2 common opponents: Valley and Green
RiverRich beat Valley by 25. Piute beat Valley by 38 and 13, average =
25.5Rich beat Green River by 19 on a neutral court. Piute beat Green
River by 18 on Green River's court. Looks like to me it's a pretty tight race.
Should be an interesting girls 1a tournament.
Is Wasatch no longer a "wrestling" school?
Bear River the team to beat. Hurricane Contender. Judge is a big question mark
but rated on reputation and not talent. Wasatch has potential. Waterford is
way over rated. Big man is decent but plays way under potential for 6'10".
Teams over looked, Juan Diego, Logan. Early Prediction Bear River Hurricane
final! Bear River Bear Take it all.
GLAD TO see the rankings back, its been a while
Wayne county has had one good game in the last three weeks, let em go!! it would
be one thing if they were 8-5 and hot right now but they are 8-5 with most of
their loses in the last 3 weeks, shoot put piute in their they just beat em
From what I witnessed- they are for real. They push the ball, are under
control, play tough zone, and have some great shooters and athletic kids. I
wouldn't be surprised to see them in contention when all is said and done. I
guess the Brown kid was injured and has just recently started playing again- he
has put up some pretty good stats the past few games.
We will just see how the Layton Christian-North Summit game goes tonight. I will
take North Summit.
I feel that Layton Christian is for real. We should have a heck of a battle
with them tonight. The win over Rowland Hall is impressive, the Juab win was
not a suprise. The region title is a 3 team race with LCA, RHSM and NS.Go Braves
It's true you have beat some good opponents but I don't think Layton Christian
has been consistent enough lets see how you do against North Summit this week. I
do think you have the talent to beat them but they are a little better then the
Salt lake Lutherans of the basketball world.
Is Layton Christian Academy for real?
Where is Layton Christian in the rankings- they are in first place in their
region, and spanked previously ranked Juab by 20 plus points- it could have been
a lot worse if Layton Christian didn't pull of their dogs. As well, they beat
Rowland Hall last week by 3 points, Rowland Hall has already beat North Summit
by a dozen or so.
Is the Schumway kid back for San Juan, I noticed his name was not in the box
score for a couple of weeks. If he is back look out. I'm assuming he was sick or
injured does any one know. 2A looks like the deepest field to me I think there
are eight teams who could win it.
Looks like 1A is wide open for second.