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Published: Monday, Nov. 19 2012 5:42 p.m. MST

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tipitup
Logan, UT

I do have one question: Where do the funds come from for a school like Lone Peak to play in the tournaments outside the state? are there any rules regarding how many games can be played outside the state, during the season? I have nothing against Lone Peak, I was just wondering.

Irrelevant
Provo, UT

@tipitup

I would just assume private donations, or perhaps discounted deals from the nationwide tournaments they participate in. As far as regulations go towards number of games played outside of the state, i would then say it just depends on the financial strain it has on the program, but if the school isn't paying for it and they aren't mission too much school there shouldn't be a problem.

then again I know nothing, but did it sound intelligent?

tipitup
Logan, UT

Thats kind of what I would think, but didnt other schools get in trouble with private donations to the school? Not sure how that works.

papi_chulo
Ogden, UT

The funds come from all of the rich parents of the Lone Peak basketball players. DNews did an article on the richest places in Utah and Alpine was # 1, which is the Lone Peak High School area.

JD Books
Sulphurdale, UT

It looks South Sevier has its most ambitious schedule ever. They could probably win the 5A division this year. Race Parsons, Baker and Clark are one of the most talented front lines in the state, and of course it is well established that Hunt is the best coach in the state.SS will hoist the gold trophy this year in 2A, that is a given. The real shame is that they can't play the other upper division schools after they have run roughshod through the 2a field.

footballfan8
Provo, UT

@jd books
Seriously? Win 5a

Hoopfan10
Ogden, UT

I think the Morgan Trojans are the team to beat in 3A this year. Nobody can stop them. Wiscomb is the best coach between Mountain Green and Croyden!

Ville
Salt Lake City, UT

@jd books......win 5A, really? Hard to do that when you wouldn't even make it to the championship game. But SS may have the best coach in the state, for 2A.

There are some schools that have sponsors. A friend living in that area said that Under Armour is a sponsor for LP and so they foot the bill for some of those tournaments and travel. That's a nice deal if you can get it.

adelman
provo, UT

South Sevier is a good team, but in NO WAY are they the best in the state. Parsons is a very good player. But teams like Lone Peak, Orem, Bountiful all have multiple players that are as good or better than him. Baker and Clark are good, but plenty of teams have players that equal them, including Lone Peak with Shumway. This is probably the best team that 2A has ever seen. But unfortunately, Lone Peak has one of the best teams that 5A has ever seen. There is just no chance SS could win a championship in 5A. 4A, still no. Maybe they could advance deep into the playoffs, but I still think Orem and Bountiful will be better.

red rocks
Saint George, UT

Chill out everyone. JD brooks only posts on here for comedy and to get people like you in a lather. The best thing is that it works and all of the high and mighty get worked up. I have read his comments for years and find them very entertaining.

Hoopfan10
Ogden, UT

Who does everyone think the best 3A teams are... Coaches??? Players?

Hoopfan10
Ogden, UT

I think Spencer Smith from Ogden High is one of the Best Shooters in the 3A.

posterized
Salt Lake City, UT

@tiptip Under Armour sponsors the LP basketball team. When you get a really good team, the shoe companies will sponsor for travel, etc. That's why LP played the Under Armour circuit of tournaments for AAU this past summer. I'm sure private donors have helped in the past too.

Basketball
Orem, UT

Under Armour sponsors lone peak which is why they are all wearing under armour shoes and jerseys. So they pay for all of the summer tournaments. During the school year, they only pay for them to travel to the tournament in milwaukee that they are hosting. All the other out of state tournaments they travel to, the organization hosting the tournament pays for them to fly out and stay. LP does fundraising, but it is mostly the out of state tournaments pay for the top teams in the country to come play.

aunt lucy
Looneyville, UT

@JD BOOKS
No way SS could win 5A; however, you are right about one thing, how good Parsons is. He is the best high schol player in the state. Far and away, he is the best shooter. If he played in the salt lake or Utah valley, he wouldn't be going to SUU. BYU has many quality guards signed for years to come, but Utah really blew it not getting this kid. Who knows maybe they begged him only to be turned down.

JD Books
Sulphurdale, UT

Finally, someone with some realistic ideas posts! Thanks Aunt Lucy. I have been on the Race Parsons "best player" bandwagon for years now.

SS
MiddleofNowhere, Utah

I don't think South Sevier could take the 5A title, but I don't think you people who think that all SS does is play 2A schools really understand how good SS is. They played Fremont last year and beat them by 15 and that was with 3 junior starters who are returning this year. I guess for those who love or hate South Sevier we really will be able to see just where they stand in the state when they play teams like West Jordan, Bountiful, Cedar, Canyon View, Grantsville, and Stansbury. That's quite a line up for ONLY playing 2A teams . . .

plyxply
SLC, UT

Under Armor also sponsors Timpview and Alta football programs, although after the state changed their policies they won't be able to put nearly as much money into Utah programs as they have in the past after this season. Heaven forbid anyone get private donations to help kids, we wouldn't want someone to be left out and we especially wouldn't want all of those benefits going to the kids. With the new changes UA won't be able to give money to any specific program, the board of education wants to control all of those funds to be spent as they see fit, effectively killing the private funding that has supported Utah high school athletics for years.

slcftball
Salt Lake City, UT

Re plyplx

Ang the Districts want to keep,thier share. Fund raising is dead.

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