I attended the Region 20 Tournament last night.....There are some great teams in
the Region and great games last night......Game of the night had to be Milford
vs Piute......After showing some heart and beating Valley on the road the night
before, Milford fell behind early but came back to get the game into
overtime.....(the TIGERS 2nd overtime game with Piute in a 7 day span)....The
Tigers finally got the lead in OT only to be outcoached by Piute's coach once
again.....Keep your heads up TIGERS and playing the way you are capable of and
you will be a force to be reckoned with at State next week.......GO
I was at the Region 20 Tornament last night....There was some great
games....Game of the night had to be Milford vs Piute.....Milford got down
early, but battled back to take the game to OT....(Second OT game with Piute in
7 days)..Milford grabbed a lead in OT and once again, the TIGERS got outcoached
by Piut's coach.....Thats OK TIGERS you are playing good ball, and if you keep
it up you will be a force at the State Tourney next week......Keep your heads up
and good luck at State next week.......
The rich game was a preey intense game. I was so happy when we took it. Good Job
1A I think you might be over looking Tabiona, if those boys keep playing how
they have been their last couple of games they might end up on top when all is
said and done...
Tabiona is the only team that can take down rich...... AND WE DID
Re 1A final 4 (10:38 Jan 8),Read the comment I posted before you get all
upset. I never said Monticello and Rich weren't good. They are two of the best
teams in the State. What I did state was FACT. It is impossible for them to
meet at the State Tournament until Saturday. They would be on opposite sides of
the bracket if both win their regions. No, I'm not a tool, just very informed
by the facts.
Your a tool!! Monticello and Rich are by far the Best!
It's certainly a little early to be putting Monticello and Rich in the
quarterfinals. However, you had better do your homework--correctly--before
jumping to such conclusions. If you look at the pairings on UHSAA, Region 19
champion is in the upper bracket and Region 16 champion is in the lower bracket,
making it impossible for them to meet until Saturday. However, Monticello would
first have to get past Region 16 #3--something they couldn't do last year--and
then get past Region 20 #2. That's a pretty tough road for Monticello to even
get to the quarterfinals. This scenerio, keep in mind--only plays out IF
Monticello and Rich win their Regions. Should Monticello not win Region #19,
then they would possibly meet Rich on day #2.
You are not only a big fan of 1A and 2A basketball, you know nothing about high
school sports or you would never make that statement. Large numbers help find
more talent but small schools have much more talent per capita than large school
because large schools produce more lazier kids because they do not involve
themselves as much. Fewer kids see themselves as athletes and mostly they do not
have the right last name and do not try. Bring your school to the best 1A teams
and will see if thee is any talent at small schools:) They would compete. I
promise. They will not beat all large schools but they would compete.
Not a big fan of 1a and 2a high school basketball. I would have to say there
may be some jr. high teams that could compete with 1a and 2a teams. Parents at
those schools think their kids are great players when 15 people go to try outs
to play for 100 students that go to the school
I agree that Monticello is one of the best teams in the state but parings will
have them meet Rich in the Quarterfinals - A rip for both teams. Because there
are five regions two champions have to meet in the quarters. This year it will
be Monticello and Rich - provided both win their regions as expected.
Monticello gets the short end of this stick. Lots of basketball to play this is
you are right. if you look at Dugway's schedule for the last couple of years and
look at say West Ridge's schedule this year you will probably see similarities
since the coach has changed schools
I believe your statement about the "coveted" Dugway approach to scheduling is
really more the philosophy of their ex-coach, not one adhered to by the new
coach at all. Perhaps you should attribute the scheduling philosophy to those
who make the schedule and not the school.
your right Manilla would finish a solid 4th or 5th in region 16
and North Sevier is???
I wouldn't overlook the Manila Mustangs. Their program knows what it takes to
win it all. We keep improving every game in fact every practice. They will be
ready come state tournment time.
I wouldn't overlook Monticello. I have seen them play and they are a very good
team. They will make some noise come tourney time.
I made the Final 4 prediction that included Milford and Liahona. I did state
that I thought Milford was the second best team in Utah - BV proved me wrong.
But wait and see what happens when BV comes to Milford. I stand by my prediction
that Milford and Piute will make it to the Final 4 - but maybe Piute is the
second best team in Utah. I did not say Liahona was one of the best
teams in the state what I said was that the winner of Region 18 will make it
through to the Final 4 this year. I chose a chewed up and spit out Liahona over
a perfect Wasatch Academy. It is a battle of scheduling philosophy. Liahona has
employed the "Bring it on" philosophy of Duchense while Wastch seems to be
employing the coveted Dugway approach. I believe the "bring it on" approach
creates a better team.Region 20 is the toughest region in the State.
I think we can all agree on this. Rich is the best team in the state I think we
can all agree on that. I see more agreement than disagreement.
Why are so many people worried about being ranked? Trust me, you don't want to
be ranked! It simply puts a target on your team and brings raised pressure and
expectations. Rankings mean nothing until the final day at state concludes.
Since B.V. beat both Tabiona and Milford maybe the D news can show us some
respect and rank us for the first time 09-10.
So many people post here and give kudos to their team. That is awesome! I do
have an issue that seems to run rampant tho, Liahona will have trouble beating
Wasatch Academy. Region 18 will be represented well this year, better than any
year in recent memory. How anyone can take a cheap shot at Dugway this year
knows nothing about the program. The team has ZERO seniors and ZERO experience.
The ex-coach left the cupboard bare on purpose. Additionally, private schools
have done pretty well in recent years, Mt. Vernon and Layton Christian won a few
years ago and Waterford was always a power when in 1A.Sounds like Liahona
is new and has no idea about the history of 1A.
South Sevier is located in Monroe, Utah which is 10 miles south of Richfield.
They take in many small communities in the South Sevier area of Sevier county.
Beautiful place!!As for the rest - Sit back and watch - it will be a fun
and interesting season of basketball in all the classifications with the end
results hopefully the way you want it to be. Good luck to all players and
coaches. You work hard...Go get em!!!
I think Ogden Should be in the top 20. They lost to a very good Ben Lomond, and
5A powerhouse Weber. 4-2 preseason. Go Tigers! Nobody can beat you in the Tiger
During football season all we read on these comment boards was how great South
Sevier is....and they lost. Now we are going through the same thing in
basketball....? Please give it a rest.
I have sat back and sat back and read these comments and read these comments...
and laughed every minute of it. But now I want to say something! Milford nor
Liahona are 2nd in the state! There you have it! I agree with Liahona? Milford?
Every word was stated beautifully!
When do you 1A and 2A schools have time to practice what you preach? Seems like
all your time is on here talking trash to each other....I have to say "your very
Yeah Milford did lose to Bryce Valley. However the foul count for the secound
half was Bryce Valley seven fouls twenty four. Now I am not saying Milford did
not deserve twenty four fouls but there was no way Bryce Valley only had seven.
I mean come on.....
Are people actually thinking that Liahona and Milford are top in the state? I
can't believe the person that picked the final four thinks Milford will beat
Piute and Panguitch. Milford only beat Wayne four points people and lost to
BV! To think that Milford ends up on top in Region 20 is absurd. If anyone can
beat Piute in Region 20 it will be Panguitch. The reason why people don't talk
about Panguitch is they didn't have Frandsen against Tabiona in the Preview.
The top teams in the state are (no specific order) Rich, Piute, Panguitch,
Tabiona! Sorry Monticello you beat good team but you are not top in the state.
Good for the rest of us, it shows Piute can play bad and be taken out. Valley
is the surprise team except not in a positive way. I thought Duchesne would be
better than that too.
Bryce Vally should of beat Milford by 20 but couldn't hit there foul shots! BV
is no push over!!!
Well if they are picked to be number two. Bryce Valley just beat them. What
The fact that the majority of comments on these pages are from 1A and 2A fans is
a direct result of the passion involved in small school sports. I played 4A
basketball, but I saw a better atmosphere in Milford tuesday than I ever did at
a non-region, preseason 4A bball game. Not to mention some great basketball.
Both Liahona and Milford had a couple kids each that were VERY talented.
Ofcourse they also had kids that couldn't make a free throw or dribble, but they
played with passion and heart. If you've never been to a 1A bball game with 2
decent teams (sorry Wendover v Christian Heritage), you don't know what you're
Obviously you cared about it enough to get on here and comment. A majority of
people who write on these blogs are 1A and 2A people. We really dont care about
bigger schools comments but we dont get on here and tell you guys that no one
cares and that you need to stop writing on these blogs so stop telling us to. 1A
and 2A can write on the blogs whenever they want.
Who is your jr high team, maybe it could be arranged lets see a buck for every
point you don't win over 40, 10 bucks for every point you win by more than 40.
Interested? Let us know who you are.
I have only watched one 1a team play this year but say that your Jr High team
would beat any of them by 40 tells me that you haven't seen even one. If you
want to post your phone number I'll bet that you don't have enough money or
credit at the bank to cover your "motor boat" blogging.
My Jr High would beat any 1A team by 40.You guys need to give it a
break 1a and 2a....no one really cares...it will be decided come
Aren't there 10-15 private schools throughout 1A? Some of them have been around
forever and have never sniffed a championship, so I think it's unfair to imply
that Liahona and Wasatch Academy have recruited. I remember hearing about how
good Liahona was going to be last year when they weren't even a varsity team. So
you're saying their coach recruited kids to a program that wasn't even varsity
at the time? Sounds like a stretch to me.
I've heard that a lot lately about Region 18. However, I still think it's
unfair that private schools get to recruit, even from out of State. Private
schools should have their own league and own rules!
It's nice to have another good team in 1A. I looked at the stats for their game
against Milford, and am I right that pretty much their whole team are Juniors?
It looks like they only have one Sr that gets any time. I also noticed that
Wasatch Academy has mostly underclassmen. Could it be that Region 18 will be the
power 1A region next year?
I am shocked you can get on here and brag with the way your team has been
pounded. Your win against Milford was probably a fluke. I can think of many 1A
teams that would do real well against your great 2A team.
We thumped Milford at their place and they and the rest of 1A feels they are
better than 2A? Get out of town a little more!!
State championships in the 60's? Serioulsy. I mean good job, but are we still
talking about the 60's??Someone definately hasn't gotten over their glory days!
Rich shouldn't lose a game in 1A. Piute will compete, but Rich will prevail.
I don't think 1A is down. I think Rich is up and that makes the rest appear
down. "Rich this year" is as good as "Escalante last year". There will be a
"Duchesne" this year that improves all year and uses discipline and hard work
and gives Rich a run for the money in the tournament - not sure yet who that
will be. But "Liahona @ Milford" is right - Region 20 is the toughest and I
predict the trouble for Rich will come from Region 20 because they will be
If 1A is down. 2A is way down
Hey I'm sorry for my spelling. I can correct my spelling but Rich will still
lose! Past years of just placing have proven that. I can't remember if Rich has
even played for the State Championship in basketball before?, but if they did,
I'm sure they lost!
Hey check your spelling! ha ha
Milford came out flat in the first quarter, while Liahona was making circus
shots like crazy, Milfords shots didnt fall the first quarter which got them
down, Liahona is a good team but the refs were bad but the reason why Milford
shot more Free-Throws is cause they drive to the basketball, Liahona couldnt
stay with them, overall region 20 is the best region and its going to be the
toughest region to win in so all our region games will be "state tournament"
I've seen Rich, Piute, Milford, Tabiona and Liahona play twice. Hands down, Rich
is the best. For the best of the rest, I have it this way: Liahona, Piute,
Milford, Tabiona. I didn't see the Liahona/Milford game last night, but a friend
(a coach) did and he said it was a playoff quality game. To say that one team
was lucky because they hit a couple of "circus" shots doesn't give credit. If
you're going to say that then you have to say the same about Milford, especially
the last shot they made. Give credit to both teams, they are good, no doubt
about it. Why do I pick Liahona over Milford in the playoffs? Neutral court and
you don't have Milford with a 36-17 advantage in foul shots. Let's face it
though, everyone is playing for second place behind Rich.
Rich will win a state championship is if the rest of the 1A teams don't show up!
And then they'd probably still loose! But hey, at least they placed!
After watching how milford handeled adversity and came back to win the close one
against possibly the second most talented(emphasis talented not best) team in
the state i've come to the conclusion the Milford is way legit. Especially
since they have the ability to through it into a 6'8 kid whenever you need a
score this could be the year all of us milford fans have been waiting for.
How about we have some fun and pick our Final 4 for the 1-A state tournament.
Winner gets an all expense paid trip to nowhere - After all that is where the
5-A fans think we live :-)My entry:Rich: My no brainer.
The Rebels cruise through the first two rounds leaving Montecello in the
dust.Milford: The second best team in Utah has the easiest road to
the final four but faces Rich in the semis - this is the championship game a day
early.Piute: By finishing second in the Region 20 tournament Piute
punches its ticket through to the finals. They win a close game against
Whitehorse in the quarters to advance to the final four.Liahona:
This is the toughest call (could be Wasach) The Region 18 champion beats
Duchesne in the second round to advance. You heard it here first - Region 18 in
the final 4 and it is not Dugway.Caviot - if Piute or Milford get
upset in their tournament and come in as the 3rd seed. Whitehorse replaces
Liahona in the final 4.
That in a weak 1A year, football & basketball, which is not Rich's fault, that
this will be the year they finally get to raise the State Championship Trophy
over their heads! They are consistantly loaded with talent year after year and
then consistantly blow the one game that could get them into the Big Game!
Hopefully their one young guard, I believe he was a Sophomore last year, has
emotionaly matured over the year, he had a tendency to mentally take himself out
of the game if things didn't go as he would've liked. If they can play a
consistant 32 minutes no one will beat them, in my opinion. The only team, in my
opinion, that can cause them sorrow in the state tourny is Piute! I'm an old man
who lives in Richfield, played and loves basketball, and looks forward to
watching the state tourny every year! I'm just praying that this is finally
Rich's year to put a basketball trophy next to their football trophy! What a
year that would be!
The only team that will take out Rich?.....is Rich! Here is how you take out
Rich! Just let them run the same old offence they have had for years! The one
they call "motion" where there is no motion at all! Stay in your zone "D" and
wait for them to pass the ball around enough untill they finally turn it over or
throw it out of bounds! If you happen to be down by 10 or 12 with less than
minute left, foul them!, They are the worst foul shooting team I've seen in
crunch time! And yes Rich fans I know, "You have placed more than any other team
in the state", but wouldn't you like to win the big one for a change? Oh, wait!!
that's right, there's always next year, and the next and the next.......
Liahona made everything they put up in the first half, even several circus shots
that shouldn't have went in, while Milford missed everything from layups to
several easy put backs before shots finally started falling for them. Milford
missed 5 of 6 free throws in the last minute or two. Liahona is good, especially
#12, but if Milford would have played consistently they would have won by alot
more. Milford outscored them 3 out of 4 quarters. The better team won. By the
way, Rich beat Liahona easily. I think that result 10 out of 10 times.
You honestly think that Liahona can beat Rich after getting defeated by Milford?
Give me a break. Milford was down by 18 points and still made a comeback for the
win. Liahona was not impressive at all.
after watching liahona play milford I realized this could be the team that takes
out rich...if they stay out of foul trouble i'd say their the second best team
in 1a. They lost to milford because their amazing point guard had to sit for
alot with foul trouble and their two starting posts(which were a really talented
duo) fouled out. I hope if milford runs into them again its in the state
championship after they took out Rich.
Liahona is legit-They led Milford by 18 in the first half at Milford (which is
one of the toughest gyms to win in 1-a) but Milford came back to win by 2. It
was a very good game. Liahona has some legit kids but Milford finally started
playin like they are capable just in time. Both of these two should play deep
into the state tourney! 1-a is wide open this year-right now Rich is the team
to beat though.
where is South Sevier?
i think milford couid be a hard team to beat this year. thay have some real good
Heck, well it sounds like South Sevier could beat the Jazz.
Banners hung in multiple sports? I did a little research, and it doesnt work in
your favor. I will give you a run down. SS Boys ChampionshipsBasketball 9Baseball 6Track 1Football 1 (It is
shared with 3 other schools)SS Girls ChampionshipsBasketball
5X Country 1Drill Team 2 (cool)Softball 1Volleyball 2Half of the school state championships are
basketball. South Sevier is a basketball school and nothing more. They have some
championships in other sports but most of them were won before most of the
people on this comment board were even born. I know somebody is
going to get on and say "what has your school done." So I did a little research
on that as well. Here you go. San Juan Broncos. SJ Boys
ChampionshipsBasketball 2Football 5Baseball 3X
Country 7Track 1 SJ Girls ChampionshipsTrack
5Volleyball 10Softball 1X Country 2We have
36 State Championships. Which is more than South Sevier has. Also we dont share
any of ours with other schools. These are the Championships all time as well
according to UHSAA. Go check out the website.
And if we want to call South Sevier the Badgers what shall we call Layton
Christian And Waterford? Does the recruiting habits of these private schools
bypass UHSAA rules or what? Are you kidding me UHSAA? Juan Diego? Come on! Give
them their own league and their own tournaments! Let them recruit all they want!
Why dont you know it alls take a visit to South Seviers gym and see how many
banners are hung in multiple sports! Especially the 2 that were hung in 64 and
65 in basketabll when there were only two classifications! Beating the likes of
Judge Memorial and American Fork. Schools who were 10 times thier size! Come on
Who cares if a kids parents want their son to have a better chance. Coach Hunt
didnt go kidnap this kid and force him to play for SS. Parent will always look
for the best oppurtunities for their kids. I know this because when I was in
high school their were a couple of kids from a smaller community that wanted to
play football for us. Their parents begged the schools to let them play. They
did play but had to go to school in our school. We didnt recrute them we just
gave them a chance to play and one of those kids ended up being the MVP of the
What i meant by the comment " Who the heck is Rich" is why do they think that
they could beat everyone in everything. They did not say it in this article, I
just misunderstood one comment. But I have seen in other articles where they
have said that they could beat all the 2A top 5. I am not from South Sevier but
i have seen them play and they are very good. I would not be surprised if they
could beat Rich by 50 points.
Did you really Just put a 4-4 team over a team that is 11-0 and a team that is
3-6 above two teams that only have 1 loss. You also put So. Summit above 5-3
Enterprise and 5-4 Kanab. Those are the Dumbest rankings I have ever seen.
Rich was up 20 to Liahona when they played. If you look at the box score you can
see that they definately took the starters out of the fourth quarter.
the article that follows the game explains it as being much closer than you
state. Im guessing you are a SS dad and think they are untouchable so it
doesn't matter what happened during the game only the final score. SS won't win
2A this year because they have no room for improvement
its a good thing that ss beat waterford because they can just become more
confident and get upset in the state tournament. Unless you actually played in
the game you dont know very much about what happened, however you are probably a
SS parent and wont listen anyway.
Don't blame South Sevier because the family of the player you have an issue with
moved there. They had nothing to do with it. Watch out, you may just choke on
those sour grapes you are spitting out. And in case you haven't noticed, the
team is loaded with talent that has been born and raised in South Sevier, and
the basketball program has been dominant for many years, not just the last
Liahona at Milford tonight should be a doosie! Liahona's 3-4 but have only
played 2 1A teams losing to #1 Rich by 10 at Rich and killing a decent Manila
team at Manila by 20. Excited to see if Liahona is for real
Yes, South Sevier is the top dog in 2A no questions. They have a very proud
tradition of recruiting from the surrounding communities. If any other team in
2A recruited and got the best basketball players from nearby schools then they
would compete with South Sevier. If South Summitt got all of Rich's best
talent; if Enterprise got all of Parowan or Beavers talent; or if San Juan got
all of Monticello's best talent just to name a few, then the tides might turn.
It is what it is, S. Sevier is able to successfully recruit and thus maintain
dominance in basketball. They should look at recruiting in other sports because
they do nothing!
um, so you are saying SS scored 15 unanswered points against Waterford in the
last 3 minutes of the ball game? Oh wait, did Waterford take out all of their
players the last 3 minutes being within 3 points so SS could beat them by 18?
Perhaps you better go back and look at the quarter scores.
Does that mean that he got kicked out of the game.
Lisen Layton Christian barely beat North Sevier, Layton Christian is no better
than Kanab, and Kanab aint that could. All you in Northern Utah get off your
private school kick. South Summit lost to North Sanpete. North Sanpetes
terrible, have you seen what South Sevier did to them, just beat em by 20. South
summit? haha shoot.
Thanks, just wondering. They will need him against S. Summit.
Giles lost his head.
Go Wasatch! It has already been so fun to watch you play this year, and I am
looking forward to seeing your talent and teamwork carry you all the way to the
S. Sevier beating Juab tonight by that far is impressive. No argument from this
Rich fan. But have to agree with 5A fan that is wondering why they keep telling
Rich they can kill them. We will never know and good luck S. Sevier, hope it all
works out for you. That does make more since that Waterford was within three
points with three minutes left. Anyone know why Giles did not play
for Tabiona tonight against Bryce Valley? They certainly did not hold him
scoreless did they?
Waterford had it close with S.S. until the final 3 minutes (3 points). That game
was hardly a blowout! Monson wasn't protected at all and I think we'll see a
different result next time.
1-LAYTON CHRISTIAN2-SOUTH SEVIER3-SO. SUMMIT4-WATERFORD5-ROWLAND HALL
I agree with Brighton fan. Brighton should be in the top 5. I have watched them
play and they are good enough to be in the top 5.
From a laughing 5A fan, if you do not know who Rich is, isn't it strange
that you are sure that S. Sevier would kill them? Oh that's right, you would
beat every 5A school also, right? Seems like I remember hearing that in
football. I have not seen anywhere on any blogs where Rich claims they would
kill South Sevier. Interesting. Yes I am a 5A fan that is also a Rich fan as I
have a cabin in Bear Lake and work with a lot of the kids that go to school at
Rich. Maybe S. Sevier could beat Rich, but if they were really sure of that, why
would they have to tell people so often?
AF is not ahead of Bingham because Bingham is better. In 1-2 years AF may be
the best in Utah.LP vs AF? We will see on the court who pulls that
one off. Both young teams with talented players.AF is USA Today top
10 in the West? They probably saw the Provo win and put too much value in that
one. It was a nice win, but Provo is not what they used to be. Neither is
LP.I think LP is a top 10 5A team. We will see how good they can
get. But Bingham is the favorite to win it all this year. Region 4
will be fun every night.
I find it funny that they don't put American Fork, when USA Today recognizes
them as a top ten team in the west... if they are 3rd in the 5-A class, then why
isn't Bingham and Lone Peak Ranked Higher Nationally. I Played in both A.F. had
friends at Lone Peak, and played in Arizona, and i'm smart enough to recognize
that AF has true potential, they've been good since they were little kids.
Who the heck is Rich. South Sevier would kill Rich.
I would have to agree, although, the win against Waterford may be impressive for
SSevier but we still do not know how good Waterford is until they play Rich and
South Summit. I would have to think the 20 point win over Waterford was
impressive for SSevier. They must have gotten Waterfords Monson in foul trouble
which is hard to do as most refs seem to protect him.
Where is Brighton? With only one loss how can they fall from number 2, to not
even in the top five?
Where are the Utah Utess in this ranking?
If South Sevier beat both Enterprise and Kanab, how good are they(ent AND
kanab)? Think we have too much respect going toward the South. Look for region
14 to be a big surprise to these southern teams!