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    Feb. 7, 2009 10:31 a.m.

    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.

  • 2A Fan
    Feb. 3, 2009 8:34 p.m.

    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.

  • 2A Fan
    Feb. 3, 2009 7:20 a.m.

    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 ball season.

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 2, 2009 6:35 p.m.

    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.

  • RE; First Anonymous
    Feb. 2, 2009 10:16 a.m.

    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!

  • Region 15
    Feb. 1, 2009 2:13 p.m.

    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 tough!

    Jan. 31, 2009 1:29 p.m.


  • 3a player
    Jan. 31, 2009 1:17 p.m.

    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.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 31, 2009 2:06 a.m.

    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 d1

  • correct standings??
    Jan. 30, 2009 11:39 p.m.

    LCA 6-0 in region play! Can't wait to see the standings on Tuesday.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 30, 2009 9:32 p.m.

    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.

  • region 15
    Jan. 30, 2009 9:24 p.m.

    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

  • although
    Jan. 30, 2009 3:47 p.m.

    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

  • who cares
    Jan. 30, 2009 2:51 p.m.

    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.

  • RE: who cares
    Jan. 30, 2009 1:34 p.m.

    wow you must be naieve, Duchesne or Rich would not be able to beat Milford!!! get real.

  • lca fan
    Jan. 30, 2009 1:25 p.m.

    i wish i was rich to.it would be much easier than working for a living.

  • 1a 2a schools
    Jan. 30, 2009 12:36 p.m.

    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

  • who cares
    Jan. 30, 2009 12:00 p.m.

    Rich and Duchesne are the best two teams in the state and their game tonight will prove it!!!

  • Milford had a good game
    Jan. 30, 2009 11:35 a.m.

    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.

  • not a good point
    Jan. 30, 2009 11:31 a.m.

    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.

  • esc. is getting sloppy
    Jan. 30, 2009 10:46 a.m.

    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

  • 1A South
    Jan. 30, 2009 10:16 a.m.

    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.

  • re: FAN
    Jan. 30, 2009 9:52 a.m.

    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!

  • FAN
    Jan. 30, 2009 8:31 a.m.

    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.

  • lca fan
    Jan. 29, 2009 11:36 a.m.

    chris played six years ago.

  • lca fan
    Jan. 29, 2009 11:25 a.m.

    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 loss.

  • Who
    Jan. 29, 2009 11:22 a.m.

    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.

  • Lady Eagle Fan
    Jan. 29, 2009 11:13 a.m.

    LCA's Shantee Releford is playing professional bball in Germany, after playing at Weber State!

  • 2 A man
    Jan. 29, 2009 11:03 a.m.

    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.

  • lca fan
    Jan. 29, 2009 10:57 a.m.

    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.

  • he is in there
    Jan. 29, 2009 10:42 a.m.

    porter has been playing, guess you should know where he is playing, don't bother with stuff you don't know about

  • Who
    Jan. 29, 2009 10:19 a.m.

    Who are the players from LCA that are playing in D1. I haven't seen the Porter kid in a box score.

  • re: reality.
    Jan. 29, 2009 9:05 a.m.

    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.

    Jan. 29, 2009 8:40 a.m.


  • Reality
    Jan. 29, 2009 8:29 a.m.

    1A, 2A, 3A basketball....haha. wow. the real action is in 4A and 5A. hicks.

  • About #3 from Cedar
    Jan. 29, 2009 7:56 a.m.

    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.

  • 1a and 2a
    Jan. 29, 2009 7:49 a.m.

    Anyone want to see Escalante and South Sevier play! Dang good match up if you ask me...

  • emery fan
    Jan. 29, 2009 7:00 a.m.

    Nice job Emery! I'm your #1 fan!! Keep them wins a coming!!

  • just before midnight
    Jan. 28, 2009 11:58 p.m.

    2a top five






  • escalante
    Jan. 28, 2009 11:45 p.m.

    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.

  • Not Sure about LCS
    Jan. 28, 2009 11:30 p.m.

    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.

  • 2A Fan
    Jan. 28, 2009 11:03 p.m.

    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.

  • lca fan
    Jan. 28, 2009 10:13 p.m.

    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.

  • reply to BCS person
    Jan. 28, 2009 8:57 p.m.

    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".

  • 2a fan
    Jan. 28, 2009 6:54 p.m.

    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

  • 2a fan
    Jan. 28, 2009 3:50 p.m.


  • Really
    Jan. 28, 2009 12:12 p.m.

    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

  • to: valley
    Jan. 28, 2009 12:09 p.m.

    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 up

  • Lacking Character
    Jan. 28, 2009 12:03 p.m.

    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.

  • ?
    Jan. 28, 2009 11:44 a.m.

    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.

  • what
    Jan. 28, 2009 11:29 a.m.

    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 by 15
    Jan. 28, 2009 11:25 a.m.

    duchesne will lose bad to rich I would say more than 15 but because they play so slow it will be kind of close

  • wayne just beat pang
    Jan. 28, 2009 10:46 a.m.

    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

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 28, 2009 10:25 a.m.

    panguitch will win in the end, they are way better than any other team including over rated escalante and rich

  • valley is still building
    Jan. 28, 2009 9:44 a.m.

    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 ha
    talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face

  • re; On the ropes
    Jan. 28, 2009 9:12 a.m.

    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.

  • 1A basketball
    Jan. 28, 2009 8:48 a.m.

    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 WIN!

  • re: 1A Ralphie
    Jan. 28, 2009 7:59 a.m.

    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.

  • On the ropes?
    Jan. 28, 2009 7:53 a.m.

    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.

  • About 1-A and 2-A
    Jan. 28, 2009 7:05 a.m.

    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.

  • BCS reply
    Jan. 28, 2009 7:04 a.m.

    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.

  • BSC reply
    Jan. 28, 2009 6:59 a.m.

    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.

  • BCS
    Jan. 27, 2009 11:28 p.m.

    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.

  • haha
    Jan. 27, 2009 11:20 p.m.

    so lets see those rankings now since layton christian just beat north summit...layton christian WILL take state this year

  • meagain
    Jan. 27, 2009 10:52 p.m.

    2a top 20
    1-south sevier 2-manti 3-richfield 4-sanjuan

    5-layton christian 6-north summit 7-rowhlandhall

    8-juab 9-south summit 10-gunnison 11-grand

    12-kanab 13-beaver 14-parowan 15-north sevier

    16-millard 17-ala 18-enterprize 19-cross creak

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 27, 2009 10:38 p.m.

    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.

  • The Real Top Five
    Jan. 27, 2009 10:31 p.m.

    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.

  • 2a Fan
    Jan. 27, 2009 10:24 p.m.

    I expect to see a rematch for the state title between South Sevier and Manti. Both teams are dominant

  • My Top Ten
    Jan. 27, 2009 9:23 p.m.

    1- Escalante
    3- Duchesne
    4- Panguitch
    5- Valley
    6- Wayne
    7- MOnticello
    8- Piute
    9- Tabiona
    10- Dugway

  • 1A Ralphie
    Jan. 27, 2009 8:37 p.m.

    My TOP TEN

    1. Escalante
    2. Rich
    3. Panguitch
    4. Duchesne
    5. Monticello
    6. Wayne
    White Horse

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 27, 2009 8:05 p.m.

    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

  • 1A South
    Jan. 27, 2009 4:07 p.m.

    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.

  • Spartans!
    Jan. 27, 2009 3:02 p.m.

    Nice job Emery girls! I think you are about to make an incredible run.

  • correct standings?
    Jan. 27, 2009 2:24 p.m.

    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 #1
    Jan. 27, 2009 2:13 p.m.

    Panguitch will be number 1 soon, we had escalante beat last week, and we will beat them next time we play them

  • basketball fan
    Jan. 27, 2009 2:06 p.m.

    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.

  • yeah 1A is wide open
    Jan. 27, 2009 1:29 p.m.

    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

  • RE: 3A Ranking
    Jan. 27, 2009 1:27 p.m.

    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.

  • 1a fan
    Jan. 27, 2009 12:56 p.m.

    Rich girls and Piute Girls have had 2 common opponents: Valley and Green River
    Rich beat Valley by 25. Piute beat Valley by 38 and 13, average = 25.5
    Rich 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.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 27, 2009 12:33 p.m.

    Is Wasatch no longer a "wrestling" school?

  • 3A Ranking
    Jan. 27, 2009 12:29 p.m.

    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.

    Jan. 27, 2009 11:48 a.m.

    GLAD TO see the rankings back, its been a while

  • get wayne out
    Jan. 27, 2009 11:47 a.m.

    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

  • Reply to Fan
    Jan. 27, 2009 11:17 a.m.

    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.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 27, 2009 11:16 a.m.

    We will just see how the Layton Christian-North Summit game goes tonight. I will take North Summit.

  • Brave Believer
    Jan. 27, 2009 11:16 a.m.

    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

  • Reply 2A fan
    Jan. 27, 2009 11:13 a.m.

    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.

  • Fan
    Jan. 27, 2009 10:56 a.m.

    Is Layton Christian Academy for real?

  • 2A Fan
    Jan. 27, 2009 10:16 a.m.

    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.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 27, 2009 10:13 a.m.

    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.

  • 1A
    Jan. 27, 2009 10:09 a.m.

    Looks like 1A is wide open for second.