High school basketball: Rich bounces back to take third

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  • HSbballfan SLC, Utah
    March 6, 2011 7:30 p.m.

    The truth is, winning has never been the ultimate goal at the high school level. It should be striven for, but the ultimate goal is playing your best and learning life lessons from it.

    Nothing is more diverse than the 1A tournament. And no other tournament could ever provide the atmosphere in these types of games.

    I've watched every tournament for the last 20 years, and can honestly say that I've never seen the kids on the floor not give their best, whether they were playing for public schools or private schools. What other tournament on earth do you have the diversity that comes from the 1A tournament? Americans, American Indians, Internationals, Military, private, public, etc...


  • WAdad Mt Pleasant, Utah
    March 6, 2011 10:34 a.m.

    I want to say good job to Rich. You kids pushed WA harder than any school this year. I think you played us tougher than 5A copper hills or 4A Westlake. There were many points in that game when it could have gone either way. Your coach did an amazing job getting the team ready to play us. I also want to say that I saw the crowd and I didnt see anything wrong with the way they were cheering. Shouting USA and waving the flag is never wrong. The crowd is supposed to do everthing they can to give their team an edge, and that was it. I think we all know where the line is, and they didnt cross it. Heck, if I was Liahona, I would be cheering for the other team too. Its just no big deal. If you want to hear fans cross the line, go to a Jazz game. They are terrible. By the way, many of the WA players have said what a classy guy Rich #20 was. He was gracious and a good sport. They all said they have great respect for him. I hope someone will let him know

  • Bear Laker Laketown, UT
    March 6, 2011 9:02 a.m.

    Thanks Coach and well said. Even much more harder for you knowing you have been there 7 years in a row to the semi-final game (and congratulations for that, what an accomplishment) and not getting to the championship game and still making no excuses as you had plenty this year to have said. I am also glad to see everyone understand the fight and the charachter in Rich High Rebels...not all this non-sense about the Rich, Monticello, Bryce Valley, Tabiona, Piute, Liahona crowds (who would have ever thought all those crowds would even sit together let alone chant together) chant USA...The Rebels were playing a team that had nine different nations and nine players over 6"3" tall. Shouldn't WA be proud to be from nine different nations? They were chanting "We're from every nation here for domination". They should be proud of that and should not be made fun of because they chanted that. It was just a game that a bunch of kids from all different situations ended up playing the Rich Rebels. It was a great game and great kids on both sides.