State drill team champions crowned


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  • CWOOD1111 Holladay, UT
    Jan. 31, 2011 2:59 p.m.

    No one can change that it is or it isn't a sport except UHSSA!Drill competetions start at about 9-o-clock and end at about 6:30! It is very long and the girls get exhausted! it is a very hard SPORT to do!

  • Confused
    Dec. 16, 2009 10:39 a.m.

    Everyone seem to be arguing about wether drill is a sport of not. I was on drill team for three years. I got up every day and 5 am, and would go to practice tell 9 am. Then After school I would stay for 3 hours also. My heart rate was in the lowest it could be.... Athlete shape. I had lest then ll% body fat. I was working so hard that I couldn't hardly eat breakfast in the morning because it would make me sick. I saw girls push there body's past there limit. I don't care if you don't think it is a sport. But the statistics show that it is. You can go and hate it if you would like. I have so much respect for dancers. It is one of the hardest things you can do. If you don't agree go take a dance class and push yourself to your max and see what you think.

    GO U'ETTES!!! I miss you girls

  • North Summit!!
    Sept. 21, 2009 2:05 p.m.

    okay, first ii want everyone to know ii am on drill team and is getting offended by how everyone says drill team is not hard. Drill is definetly difficult. You work your butt off everyday to put on a good show. Our Drill Team is performing at the 2010 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, and that just puts more pressure on us, and more practices, on top of reaching our goal of winning regions. We work so hard every morning. I would say that drill team in a sport and a hobby. Foot ball works hard too, and puts on a game every now and then, but the drill team performs in competitions and school assemblies, etc. Drill team is a good work out, and everyone on Drill Team gets some good credit of making the team to represent your school
    Drill team is to a sport. we work a lot harder then the foot ball players!
    if you have a problem with that, then email me.

  • Ute fan
    March 3, 2009 11:08 p.m.

    Congrats to the U'ettes who do work their butts off during their long season to do something so amazing. I'm a male, and I actually know that tons of males love to go watch drill team. Why? Because it's amazing. Why else would people go to watch it? To the people who make such a fuss about whether it's a sport or not--you should go try and do what they do. I highly doubt that you'll be able to. Quit judging these talented girls so much. They deserve to be celebrated for what they do. Any "sport" that puts in so much effort should be recognized. Don't be so pesamistic.
    Nice job Uintah!

  • re:tony
    Feb. 27, 2009 8:30 p.m.

    its actually much longer than six months. try outs are in march and practices start in april. our very last competition is in the begining of march. so its actually a full year. my team puts in about 15 hours a week of practices. i dont think any sport at least in high school could does that all year. be a dancer requires flexibility. agility. stamina. strength. balance. dedicadtion and plenty of hard work. plus we have to keep our grades up. so who ever says its not a sport. you need to know your wrong

  • Drill team is SOOO awesomeeeee!
    Feb. 27, 2009 9:56 a.m.

    i am on dril teem and i half 2 say dat it iz de best sport in de wordl. it iz soooooooooooooooo hard nd i just tink dat any1 how tinks dat it isnt a sport shud just STOP OIT!!!!!!!

  • Wow
    Feb. 25, 2009 6:31 p.m.

    You all are very naive if you think everything about real sports are easy. You whine about judges try dealing with refs. Sometimes if they don't like a person they'll foul them out of the game. Don't get on here and make a fool of yourself if you can't see it from every point of view. By the way... Dancing is considered an art, drill team is dancing therefore, an art not sport. If you guys were smart you'd be honored instead mad about that. I would be.

  • DanCiNg FaN!
    Feb. 25, 2009 1:13 p.m.

    Drill team is most definitely a sport, but arguing that point is apparently never-ending.

    Although it is a sport, drill team is very controversial. While other teams have the chance to get more points after there opponents pull ahead, drill team girls only have one shot. Whatever the judges think about that one single time is what they get. Drill team girls work hard year-round for a three-minute routine. Another controversy is the fact that big names get big titles. Im from a smaller school and know from experience that judges don't give you a chance if you don't have the name they want to hear.

    To bad alot of girls work goes unnoticed because of the name of their school. Something should be done about this, but its difficult to say who a judge might know or like. This is a tough call to make but something should change.

  • Question
    Feb. 22, 2009 6:18 p.m.

    As an observer of drill for many years (30+), why does drill continue with the novelty portion when it is so cost-prohibitive? I notice that the judges seem to get distracted by the "show" and fail to see the techniques as they should.

    With the economy as it is, it would seem like cutting novelty would make more sense. Keep military, prop, and dance...get rid of novelty.

  • rich
    Feb. 22, 2009 4:25 p.m.

    I am on the Rebelettes, I was all year and they did work extremely hard. This year was the first time they combined cheer and drill together. I experienced doing both and it was quite a challenge. Nobody can deny that Rich rose from the ashes compared to last year. I am not saying they deserved first place or anything, tabi and piute and duchesne did great. I am not denying that Duchesne has good dancers, no doubt about it. But it is not competitive and does not show any creativity to repeat dances from the years before. I will give it to them that their dances were amazing, but they should be for doing them for six years. Yes, I understand that there are new girls coming in every year but they also are on the jv squad until they get that dance memorized like the back of their hand. I would just appreciate it if they either changed it up or the state did something about it. It shows no creativity. I think I can speak for all drill teams when saying this.

  • WOW! you are wrong
    Feb. 20, 2009 7:50 p.m.

    I doubt you really think this. Prison is physically demanding. Car wrecks are physically demanding. Staying awake all night is physically demanding. Eating too much is physically demanding? Drill IS exercise and its healthy and I sure like girls performing in drill teams, but it isn't a sport. It might also be a competition, not a sport.

  • WOW!
    Feb. 20, 2009 7:41 p.m.

    I have been a former drill team member and I can't believe the people on here saying it's not a sport- they obviously haven't tried it themselves and are scared to do so! I remember the Football players always coming to us and asking how we do what we do. I think a sport is anything physically demanding, and also as a certified personal trainer with a degree in health and exercise... it is a SPORT! Drill team does compete,they get scores and it's physical so if anything those people saying this stuff are the ones sitting on the couch watching the sports and not doing something physical themselves!!!

  • DHS
    Feb. 10, 2009 5:48 p.m.

    Congrats to Uintah and Millard you girls were amazing! And to all the people who have stuck up for us thanks to! we were worked our butts off this year and it paid off! WAY TO GO TALONS!! thanks to all the community and the parents who support us...We have the best coaches in the world too! thanks again

  • Cedar High-Mohey Tawa fan
    Feb. 10, 2009 1:59 p.m.

    I think Cedar High's Mohey Tawa(Dancing Princess) was underestimated this year. They worked hard and did amazing at State-with only 2 seniors! Great job ladies!

  • ALL sports fan
    Feb. 6, 2009 8:17 p.m.

    If drill isn't a sport then I would like to see all of those who say it's not get out and do what those girls do every morning and then at games and then compete! If you say it's not, then go find one of the coaches, have them teach you the routine and see if you are out of breath when your done. It takes alot of physical work to dance for that long. Yes I am a drill fan, but I also am a football, basketball, and HUGE baseball fan. They are all sports. But what I would like to say is that I was in the crowd that Saturday and was very impressed with the Duchesne team that went and hugged the Millard team. That is true sportsmanship right there. If Duchesne goes 2A then maybe they will get some competition. But I would like to congratulate their team on winning 6 consecutive state titles. They might not have any competition, but they still work their butts off and look AMAZING!! Good luck next year girls and I hope Coach Grant sticks around for another year. And another win??? GO DUCHESNE!!!!

  • drill membet
    Feb. 6, 2009 9:57 a.m.

    drill is a sport. end of story :)

  • Dancing Queen
    Feb. 4, 2009 5:16 p.m.

    Cheer and Drill are not a sport it's so much more than that. We run, spin, throw people in the air, do push ups, work so hard for 3 minutes that leave us breathless, and every second is worth it. Remember, football and basketball didn't even start until 8th or 9th at least not seriously. I started dancing when i was 3 and competing when i was in the 4th grade. And I'm still competing. People who dance put blood, sweat, and their whole heart into it. We don't appreciate it when people go by thinking that it's not a sport. That all our hard work is just nothing. You don't have to agree with everything that we are saying but at least respect us, because we respect you.

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 4, 2009 1:45 p.m.

    Way to go girls I am so proud of you. Not one of these comments have come from Duchesne and i'm sure from some other schools also. But you ladies worked your butts off way to go:)!!!

  • Dance is a sport!
    Feb. 4, 2009 1:04 p.m.

    For the last time, and i agree that everyone thinks that BINGHAM should of won except for Hillcrest! This was a joke and we do know it! Bingham is spot on perfect DID YOU SEE HILCREST!!!!!!!! Well way to go Bingham! Hilcrest should be ranked down to 4A!!!!!! Ha ha it is so true!!!! We need to forget about it! By the way who ever is saying dance isn't a sport BOO HISS for you!!!! Go BHS!!! Bingham!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Good job Alta for making it in 7 years! I should say that!JK Good for you!!! GO BINGHAM

  • Re: Steek
    Feb. 4, 2009 9:18 a.m.

    Question: Since when did Dwight Schrute get so interested in drill team?

  • Question
    Feb. 3, 2009 10:02 p.m.

    So why is this in the sports section again?

  • member
    Feb. 3, 2009 8:03 p.m.

    There is much more to been seen than on the floor. The hours put into drill is incredible!! The conditioning is way intense nobody see's behind the scenes of drill. Unless you have been there first hand you have no clue, its more than just dancing.. Summer training especially is killer, although it goes on all year. I know at my school football coaches threaten boys they will have to condition with drill team for punishment.. Think what you may but enough said.

  • Steeeeek
    Feb. 3, 2009 4:03 p.m.



  • SelRONDAgae
    Feb. 3, 2009 12:55 p.m.

    2A thanks for such great sportsmanship. I was very impressed by all the hugs and compliments given to my team and I. Thanks so much Richfield for cheering for us. You guys are so nice. I was very impressed by each team in 2A. Everyone did so good I had no clue how it was going to turn out. Congrats to all the teams. Win or lose...we do it cuz we love it.

  • Uintah Fan
    Feb. 3, 2009 10:33 a.m.

    Way to go Cedar! Your right - They looked amazing! Bear River you were great too... and your fans are awesome! Good Luck to you all next year. We'll miss you!

    Congrats to all! U'ette's... I agree! U ROCK!

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 3, 2009 9:06 a.m.

    Congrats all you drill teamers who competed this year. You all did amazing! It was a hard year for many but all were great!

  • Re Judge Judy
    Feb. 3, 2009 8:47 a.m.

    I am from Millard, and I think Duchesne would have given us a run for our money. They are so far ahead of the rest of 1A that is not even funny. I think it would be close if they were in 2A. They are by far the best 1A drill team I've ever seen.

  • Judge Judy
    Feb. 3, 2009 5:39 a.m.

    Duchesne definitely did win the 1A competition, but to say they would have won the 2A is a bit far-fetched. I am a 1A person, but I am objective enough to know when another team or classification is better. This year, especially in drill team, 2A was better than 1A. Duchesne would have been somewhere in the pack after Millard, South Sevier, Manti. Those teams were better...much better. Congratulations Duchesne on being state champs but keep it real.
    To the Rich fan who is miffed about Piute beating you. Again if all the judges thought Piute beat you in all three categories, let it go. No one likes a sore loser. If it will make you feel any better, you still have a very good volleyball team that did beat Piute, okay?

  • What's your reasoning?
    Feb. 3, 2009 5:23 a.m.

    OK, all you intellectuals that don't think drill team is a sport, let's hear your reasons.
    I've read lots of reasons why it is, including the definition of the word sport. These reasons are all valid.
    I have not read a single nay sayer give a reason why it's not a sport. I bet any reason you give can be used to disqualify some of their favorite sports as well.

  • hey
    Feb. 2, 2009 10:20 p.m.

    drill team parents stop trying to stand up for your little girls you know this isn't a sport and its not important...

  • To NS:
    Feb. 2, 2009 9:09 p.m.

    Thanks for your comment. It really means a lot that someone recognizes what we do and how hard we work. Most time we don't get the respect that we deserve and it really means more to us than you know! Thanks

  • Cedar Fan
    Feb. 2, 2009 8:35 p.m.

    What about Cedar? They came in Second overall out of 3a and they did amazing! Way to go Mohey!!!!

  • *Snuggles*
    Feb. 2, 2009 8:17 p.m.

    Drill team IS a sport!!!
    Duchesne's Drill Team gets up and starts practice at 5:30 in the morning, before school, and sometimes after school. You have to practice, you have rules, you have a timer, IT'S A SPORT!!!!!!! It may not have a ball like football, and it may not have moves like wrestling, but it's stil a sport!!! Drill Teamers work just as hard as footballers or any other jocks. If they miss a practice, They make up for it, somehow they do.
    Get over it! Drill Team is a Sport!

  • Insignifigant? Foot in mouth...
    Feb. 2, 2009 7:40 p.m.

    If you cared enough to get on this web sight& talk smack on drill team, then it looks like its obviously important to you. Duh.

  • Drill Has A Place
    Feb. 2, 2009 7:30 p.m.

    If you have an opinion that is fine, but please, don't go putting other people down for no real "significant" reason. If you knew anything about Drill Team, you might stop to think that every year there are thousands of people, parents, grandparents, and "spectators" who pay money to get into huge "stadiums". It has a lot of significance to a lot of people, including the girls who no only spend their blood sweat and tears for this sport, but spend that of their family's as well.

    If this really has no significance to you then please, don't waste your energy insulting the girls who give their life to this.

    Feb. 2, 2009 7:07 p.m.

    congrats to all of the awesome teams that won!!! uintah congrats for winning again and same to millard you guys are awesome!!! and to duchesne my team congrats!!! THAT IS OUR 6th state championship!!! we worked our butts off for it and thanks to everyone who came to support us!!! good job to all of the other 1A teams also u did great!... GO TALONS LOVE YA!!!!

  • Drills place
    Feb. 2, 2009 6:05 p.m.

    When we have a professional drill competition and fill arenas or stadiums with paid spectators then I will concede of it's true importance. Until then I see it as plastic, for enjoyment of parents and grandparents, no real significance.

  • 1a dancer
    Feb. 2, 2009 4:54 p.m.

    Drill team is the hardest, most dedicated and all around the best thing i could do. It takes discipline, strength and yes artistic ability. We wake up at five in the morning to practice very day and we really did our best like all of the other teams. WAY TO GO STATE DRILL TEAMS

  • Ronda
    Feb. 2, 2009 4:15 p.m.

    Congrats to all the teams 1A-5A. You are all amazing. Drill team is a hard sport and takes a lot of effort but we do it because we love it. I'm sorry Logan for the problem with prop. We love you guys! There was very good sportsmanship displayed on Saturday and we appreciated it very much. I love my girls and will miss you next year. Great job Selgaes.

    Feb. 2, 2009 3:54 p.m.

    "Carpe Diem" was the theme for the U'ettes this year and did they ever "Seize the day"! You girls are awesome! All of your hard work, dedication, and early mornings paid off! Robin and Cami... A huge THANK YOU! Not only do our coaches teach our drill team to dance- they teach them life skills such as being apprecitive, responsible, dedication and humility to name a few. You girls are true athletes! Way to go!

    Congrats to all that preformed Saturday! It was a truly amazing day! So many talented girls! Great Job!

  • good job d news
    Feb. 2, 2009 3:23 p.m.

    It is so nice to see that you cover all high school sports. Drill team has a huge following, and it's great to see you cover the competitions.

  • duchesne fan
    Feb. 2, 2009 3:20 p.m.

    Duchesne stands completely alone in 1A. They would probably take state in 2A. Coach Grant does an incredible job with those girls. 6 titles in a row...that is impressive!

  • superman
    Feb. 2, 2009 2:38 p.m.

    I don't get why Juab took 5th in military on Saturday; they were amazing! :)

  • Con~ehs
    Feb. 2, 2009 2:13 p.m.

    The drill team girls put in way more hours than any other SPORT in high school. They have their dances down so perfect they hardly breathe out of sync. The only reason people say this isn't a sport is cause they aren't facing another team while performing. But every drill team girl is in a better phsical condition as anyother person who plays sports in high school. Stop saying it's not.

  • Logan Fan
    Feb. 2, 2009 1:22 p.m.

    The Logan team was penalized because one girl went out of bounds on their prop dance. Their prop was by far more fun, more difficult and obviously more work than any of the others so it was sad to see the penalty because they danced so well and have done so well at all of the other competitions; however, Uintah also has had a great year and was deserving of first place. I was so excited to see the Selgaes get first in their division as they have also done so well all year!

    Congrats to ALL the girls and ALL the teams, anyone who thinks Drill isn't a sport, has absolutely no idea what it takes to be a dancer.

  • We Love Our Selgaes
    Feb. 2, 2009 12:50 p.m.

    Way to go Selgaes!!!! We love you! And good job to all the other drill teams, this was definately a fabulous year! Thanks girls for makin us proud!

  • Drill Fan
    Feb. 2, 2009 12:48 p.m.

    I give it up to every single person on any drill team. I have seen some tough sports, and this is definately up there. I have never seen anything with such mental, artistic, and physical demands as this, it is incredible what dancers go through, kudos to you! Good job girls.

  • Congrats!
    Feb. 2, 2009 12:39 p.m.

    Congrats to the selgaes! You guys have deserved this for a long time!

  • Women
    Feb. 2, 2009 12:25 p.m.

    Somebody makes a comment and you all argue about it, let it go and enjoy your moment. Drill teams do work hard and are recognized by the UHSAA as a sport so I don't see any reason to get worked up when somebody says it isn't?

    Thats women for you argue fight complain, and never appreciate the FACTS, althoug a few of you do, your the GOOD WOMEN of the WORLD and their are FEW!

  • Sport/Compeitition/Whatever
    Feb. 2, 2009 11:25 a.m.

    If we define a "sport" as an activity that we keep score by points attained and define "not a sport" as subjective decision making for the winner than I would have to say that the end results of college football is not a sport either because that is how the BCS decides the national winner of football. However, everyone can agree that both activities (football & cheer/drill) are very athletic activities and thus deserves to be mentioned in any section of the news. Just because its judged doesn't mean it is automatically deemed to the "arts" section. Still both activities deserve to be mentioned in the "NEWS" because they are both accomplishments. And yes there are also state cheer competitions as well as national comps for both cheer and dance (in regards to a previous comment). I would not wish to do either physical activity of cheer or dance, I would rather stick to the easy things like basketball, volleyball, soccer, etc... Go Uintah!!!!

  • Sport _
    Feb. 2, 2009 10:59 a.m.

    you may not think of it as a sport. But as far as dedication and practice and hours spent. Unless you are a one sport athlete, there is no way you spend more time practicing than these dancers. They start in the summer, and practice several hours a day until the middle of basketball season - in that amount of time, schools have gone through fall sports and most of the way thrugh winter sports. Give them credit and congrats to all of those who participated.

  • U'ette fan
    Feb. 2, 2009 10:54 a.m.

    Jessie Barton, Janelle Batty and Kadee Pitt. Most of the top 10 were from UINTAH!!!

  • Hurricane
    Feb. 2, 2009 10:48 a.m.

    To the Rich fan who can't figure out why they placed 4th.

    It's because that is where they belong. If your going to make stupid comments why don't you just say they where better than Duchesne?

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 2, 2009 10:41 a.m.

    Good job Uettes! I heard the Uettes swept the drill down again too. Does anyone know who the girls were that won the drill down in 3A?

    Feb. 2, 2009 10:26 a.m.

    U"ETTE'S... U ROCK!

  • sport?
    Feb. 2, 2009 10:09 a.m.

    Cheer and drill team are very competative and very fun to watch. The people who compete work many hours and have the highest level of commitment. BUT they are not sports, they are competitions. There are other "sports" that should be labelled competitions. Diving, gymnastics,etc.. events that use subjective scoring. I'm not putting down those who compete in these activities. Most are very 'athletic' and train harder than athletes in other 'sports'. Not being a sport is NOT A PUT DOWN! Don't take it as such.

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 2, 2009 10:08 a.m.

    Logan was not DQ there is not such a thing... They were penalized for a girl going out of bounds doing a summersault...

  • Drill Fan
    Feb. 2, 2009 9:54 a.m.

    The girls said that the team with the carosel animals went out of bounds, I think that was why they were DQ.
    I want to say amazing job to all the girls for all of the hard work they have done since August! Way to go! In our eyes you are all winners!
    Congrats to all the winners, You are truly amazing to watch.

  • NS
    Feb. 2, 2009 9:44 a.m.

    anybody who says drill team is not a sport are crazy and just to arrogant to say it is! honestly they practice ALOT more than the other sports which include: Football, basketball, baseball, softball, track, golf, volleyball, cross country, and many more... talk to a drill team girl and they will tell you how early they get up and for how many hours they work their butts off! Seriously lighten up and open your eyes and keep your mouths shut cause you seriously don't know... i walk by the gym when our first hour bell rings and they are still practicing! So whatever, those that think it isn't a sport keep thinking that all your life cause again your just to arrogant to except it is.
    and everybody else. (Drill Team is a sport)

  • Millard
    Feb. 2, 2009 9:22 a.m.

    I want to say congratulations to all of the 2A teams that competed this last Saturday! I was so impressed with the good sportsmanship from every team...it did not go un-noticed! Congratulations Millard on your Championship title! Keep up the hard work!

  • drill
    Feb. 2, 2009 9:15 a.m.

    Way to go Uintah !!

  • prop
    Feb. 2, 2009 8:44 a.m.

    can any one tell me why logan was DQ in prop???? that is what is said on the radio this morning. I hate there prop but would like to know why they was DQ.

  • dictionary
    Feb. 2, 2009 8:40 a.m.

    read the dictionary of what a sport is...looks like drill team is a sport....so get off it is not a sport you look under any high school in sport and drill team is there...

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 2, 2009 8:36 a.m.

    I was at the drill compition and I still can't figure out why Rich placed fourth. Tabiona wasn't as good as rich. Piute probably wasn't either.

  • I say , I say
    Feb. 2, 2009 8:24 a.m.

    how come ...billiards is devided sexually ..like in men and women championships? and it is considered a sport? Yet I just bet there are some damnsels who could beat the tar out of the men in that sport...so I say open Drill team up the Males and let's she who does what...but then again I convinced my daughter out of the drill team sport as I saw ...many of the rules taking her away from the true art of living and loving others..some kind of social club ..not all were snobs but most were...but then when the scholarships came around we won hands down as my daughters efforts were well paid...and all those girls on the team in this po dunk town still walk around with their nose to the sky ...teach about the real not the plastic!!

  • anonymous
    Feb. 2, 2009 8:22 a.m.

    who freakin cares about drill team except the drill teamers and parents themselves... really. You can't win in anything else but you can at drill team and the judges are kind of swayish anyway. But get all you can cause it won't last much longer.

  • @Nope
    Feb. 2, 2009 8:09 a.m.

    Is that nope with a "D"?
    Read the definition! (see "Nay sayers" 5:48)
    There's an old Dutch saying that goes;
    "My mind's made up, don't confuse me with the facts."

  • Nope!!!
    Feb. 2, 2009 7:30 a.m.

    A Skill...Not a Sport!!! Never!!!

  • Plenty of action
    Feb. 2, 2009 5:56 a.m.

    There's more action and intensity at a drill team competition than at a game of "America's favorite pass time."
    At least you don't have to watch any spittin' or scratchin'.

  • Nay sayers
    Feb. 2, 2009 5:48 a.m.

    Why would anyone say anything negative about high school kids doing good things. The DNews should not even give these dough heads a place to comment.

    By the way, the definition of a sport is:
    "Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively."

    By that definition Drill team is a sport, so get over it.

  • Athletic yes
    Feb. 1, 2009 11:03 p.m.

    Sport? no no no no

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 1, 2009 11:02 p.m.

    I am not a person that likes to watch drill team. I am a person that enjoys basketball, football, and volleyball among other things, but believe me, when you've watched these drill team athletes compete, you realize it is definitely a supremely athletic endeavor, and it is a sport.

  • hs sports fan
    Feb. 1, 2009 10:54 p.m.

    Congratulations to the sports editor for assigning a writer to the state drill competitions. The NFHS and the UHSAA both sanction drill as a sport. However I do notice that the UHSAA has 10 girls sports and 10 boys sports but the Deseret News does not recognize drill team in their all sports award. They recognize 10 boys sports and 9 girls sports. This is a gender issue. The writers or editors making this decision are without a doubt all male. I am sure that Jaclyn Olsen's and Amy Donaldson's opinions are not even considered by the good old boys. I hope the new sports editor is of a different mind set than the last. He might even read this post.The Drill Team Coaches Assm and the UHSAA probably need to bring it to his attention.
    They are under the same regulations that the other 19 activities are. They deserve the nice articles and all the recognition we can give them.

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 1, 2009 10:14 p.m.

    I'm sure artists spend hours on end perfecting their art and are EXHAUSTED in their task.

    guess what - they're not athletes nor are DRILL TEAMERS

  • Ken
    Feb. 1, 2009 8:46 p.m.

    Bottom Dwellers are the guys who thrive on writing in their negative comments. They are waisting their time putting schools and positive activities down, and looking for negative reactions from those who post positive comments. They are wanna be media writers, but they havent learned the fine art of writing in their agenda in a gradual way. SOmething the mainstream media has pulled off.
    These dancers are very professional and very athletic in their performance. Well deserved coverage!

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 1, 2009 8:20 p.m.

    Put it in the arts section, not the SPORTS!

  • Paul
    Feb. 1, 2009 7:18 p.m.

    Please stop dissing golf. Having that said, congratulations Uetts! That Uintah drill team is amazing to watch. They work so hard and they are such a good example to the rest of the student body. They stay out of trouble, wake up ridiculously earlier every day, work together most of the summer, and it just all paid off ... STATE CHAMPS!! ... AGAIN!

  • We love our Selgaes!!!
    Feb. 1, 2009 7:08 p.m.

    First I have to say that all of the teams that competed last night should be commended for working so hard throughout the year. Drill team is tough and time consuming and under-appreciated by some. Congrats to the Selgaes on winning a tough competition. You ladies were awesome and made all of us very proud. All of the hard work and practice paid off last night! Great job and enjoy your win!

  • Sick of It
    Feb. 1, 2009 6:55 p.m.

    What the heck? Why is there always this argument on if Drill Team is a sport of not? The UHSAA recognizes it as a sport. Why are you trying to put drill and the girls who do it down by saying that no one cares and that it isn't a sport. It doesn't make you as a 'true athlete' who does 'real sports' look good or tough, it makes you look like an ignorant jerk.

  • Hard work does not make a sport
    Feb. 1, 2009 6:47 p.m.

    Plumbers do physical work that is hard, take practice, years of learning and the do it all year. Not a sport.

  • drill is a sport!
    Feb. 1, 2009 6:43 p.m.

    Cheer is not a sport because utah has not registered it as a sport yet.
    Both Drill and Cheer are difficult and should both be considered sports.

    I am on the Bountiful Drill Team and I have people come up to me on basketball, football, soccer, etc. asking me how I do it. That they don't know how I could do drill. You should know we start in June and continue through January. Plus our dance company and drill team is combined so we continue all the way through the year. To say this isn't a sport is ridiculous because we work just as hard as any other team and are even more dedicated.

  • NOT a sport
    Feb. 1, 2009 6:39 p.m.

    It is a competition. Being athletic or difficult or challenging or whatever has nothing to do with it. It is NOT a sport but congrats on winning the competition.

  • I CARE!
    Feb. 1, 2009 6:36 p.m.

    i dont know what to tell all of the people who are on here saying that drill team isnt a sport.. but i have lived it! it is more of a sport than anyone could even imagine and it takes so much more than being quick and pretty on your feet. its exhausting and time consuming and worth EVERY MINUTE! i'm on millards drill team and taking state last night was the most amazing thing in the world. i wouldnt trade that state title for anything. i'll never experience anything like it again. we are just as deserving to be in the sports section as any other basketball, baseball, wrestling, etc. team in the world!

  • What about cheerleading?
    Feb. 1, 2009 6:29 p.m.

    Cheerleading is much more of a sport than drill team...How come there is no state championship in that??? I don't see dancers doing back flips and throwing partners up into the air.

  • uintah fan
    Feb. 1, 2009 6:02 p.m.

    this is a sport i've never see my friends be so tired every night they go for 6 months that is a long time for something that is so physical demanding that all i have to say

  • Tony
    Feb. 1, 2009 5:03 p.m.

    Drill team ladies spend more time on their one sport trying to perfect their routines than any other sport I can think of. It begins in the summer around football team and goes all the way through till end of Jan. Over 6 months, much longer than any fall winter or spring sport I can think of.

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 1, 2009 4:07 p.m.

    NOT A SPORT --


  • Anonymous
    Feb. 1, 2009 3:28 p.m.

    From someone who did football, wrestling, and baseball, the girls who do drill-team are as deserving of recognition as anyone who does high school sport. They put more hard hours into what they do than anyone. Just because it doesn't fit your fancy doesn't mean it's not worthy. Stop being so ignorant.

  • Outsider
    Feb. 1, 2009 1:54 p.m.

    I have seen a few drill competitions. I will tell you one thing. It amazes me what it takes to do these performances. I do not know if they have this particular "event" at the state level, but the "drill down" is something to see. I doubt if any other athlete (male or female)from any sport could match what the ladies have to do in that particular piece of competition.

  • Re: who cares
    Feb. 1, 2009 1:41 p.m.

    No one cares? I was there yesterday and saw many, many people who care. And according to your logic, if everything no one really cares for is not a sports story, then any tennis or water polo or golf story, etc. is not a sports story because there are probably less people that "really care" for those than for drill team.

  • Duchesne/Uintah
    Feb. 1, 2009 1:39 p.m.

    YEAH! Go Duchesne and Uintah!!
    Have you seen how much work these girls put into drill team???? Have you seen it?? That is why it is a sport.
    Duchesne and Uintah rock my socks

  • Janet Pearson
    Feb. 1, 2009 1:36 p.m.

    This is really something special to see! For the person who says "no one cares", You should have seen the thousands that filled the stadium! You don't know what your missing!

  • who cares
    Feb. 1, 2009 1:03 p.m.

    no one really cares for this... so no its not a sport sorry

  • Drill Team Mom
    Feb. 1, 2009 12:45 p.m.

    The drill team competitions are always amazing to watch. Yesterday's was no exception. I'm glad that I am not a judge. We're still wondering why Manti got 4th on dance? They were awesome! But, good job Millard on taking state.

  • Re Huh 2
    Feb. 1, 2009 10:47 a.m.

    Hey Huh,

    The dedication, skill, and physical ability of these girls is incredible. If they aren't worthy of inclusion in the sports section, I don't know what is.....and this is coming from a football, baseball, and basketball dad!

  • Re Huh?
    Feb. 1, 2009 9:34 a.m.

    You ever seen the drill teams train and work for a performance at the state championship level? They can run most of your golfers and bowlers into the ground, and they put them into the sports section...

  • Huh?
    Feb. 1, 2009 9:02 a.m.

    And this is in the sports section why???