Wayne just lost their play in game to Green River, a team that Milford beat by
you are right.. we had no seniors on our team this year. we had one junior who
was kara jensen,8 sophomores; kiz farrer, alisha hill, kaylee ockey, karlee
ockey, alexa nielson, shelbie ballow, kassidy stephenson, and ashley yates. The
rest were freshmen. we did ok this season seeing how we are so young. we took
3rd in our region and we are going to come back stronger than ever next year!!
(even though we are going 3A)
nobody on the team ever said that escalante would go undefeated. not one
person. its everyone else doing all the boasting for the team. personally, i
think valley played a great game. and escalante shot poorly.
What do you think about Valley beating Escalante? I thought they said they were
going undefeated in 1A?
The regions are paired with each other on a rotational basis, so it just works
out that way this year. How would you decide it impartially? Coaches poll?
Sportswriters? Combination? Fancy formula with record and strength of schedule
Why are regions 17, 18, and 19 rewarded for being mediocre, some lame team will
make it into the semis and a couple of teams from 15 and 16 will be going out
the back half of the bracket. Hate to say it but I think some of the games in
the consolation bracket will be better then on the winners side. There really
has to be a better way.
I saw it.....
And your point is?
Did any body see Dugway beat Altamont by 30!?
If Escalante plays like they did last time they will cruise throught the
tournament. Great team play, nice win boys! It's kind of bad to see it the
state brackets this year, you know the best teams in the state are from regions
15 and 16, and if you look through the brackets there are a lot of games in the
first round, let alone before the semi-finals that pit region 15 and 16 teams.
A poor structure, I think. It would be awesome to see those teams have the
chance to play eachother later in the tournament. It's going to get teams from
some of the weaker regions the chance to push a little further into the
tournament. It would be nice to see a bracket that would allow region 16 #1 and
15 #1 to meet in the championship.
Looks like Escalante went 12 and 0 in region play. They'll be playing either
Manilla(if they take first in region), Rich/Duchesene(if they take second), Salt
Lake Lutheran(if they take third), Rich/Duchesene(if they take fourth) in the
I am really shocked to see some of the comments here! If anyone here were to be
confronted on the subject I'm sure they would tell you how important
sportsmanship is and how godd of sports they themselves are. Harp on someone's
school and community...wow that's big of you. Place all sorts of blame on
crooked refs, parents, and coaches...ok, yeah that's sportsmanship. When can we
admit that a group just played to the best of their abilities and came out on
top? Who deserves the credit, poor refs trying to "cheat" a bunch of high
school kids, or a group of kids that won by determination, teamwork, and effort?
Have you ever tried to ref a game anyway? Try it and tell me you can see
everything on the floor! Thanks to those that take the time to be involved with
high school sports! Thanks for your contributions! And congratulations to all
the teams that play their hearts out week after week! Some of us still
appreciate the show...win or loose!
I really can't believe that some of these posts are making it through screening
and onto the site. Anonymous, was that really necesarry to say here?
And Moquis Fan, c'mon. It was clearly someone from Escalante that said that,
whether it was under that moniker or not. People don't generally gush over
their opponents, especially with an absurd, off-the-wall comment like that in
I didn't say on THIS thread, I said SOMEWHERE ON THIS SITE. Go read my original
post at 3:27 on Feb. 15th. Do they teach any type of reading comprehension at
ANNNNND. That was from region 15 fan, not necessarily someone from Escalante. I
know for a fact that none of the players, coaches, fans, or anyone else here Is
making a statement like that. We just love our boys working hard to be the best
that they can. If they work the ball like they did in BV then they should play a
good game tonight. GO MOQUIS!
yeah but it wasn't on THIS thread like you were saying earlier.
Well, here's the quote, from the January 27th rankings:Region 15 |
2:13 p.m. Feb. 1, 2009 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!
What a game panguitch vs. escalante was! The honest truth about fouls in the
first half is that Escalante was perfectly content to stand around and shoot 3's
instead of penetrating. You dont draw fouls against your opposition when you do
that. As far as Frandsen fouling out, to be honest it should have happened alot
sooner, had the Moquis attacked him and the basket. LIVE BY THE THREE AND DIE
BY IT!! It was a good game and great win the Moquis. Time to get a bit more
physical and step it up though, lots of teams have the Moquis in their sites!
way to go wayne! nice win over pang! keep up the good work and good luck at
Wayne beat Panguitch tonight, for their 2nd time this season! Way to go
When you are the best player in the league you are going to get calls that go
your way. Look At Micheal Jordan in game 6 to close Utah out he threw Russell to
the ground and won the game. Is it fair no but when you are the best you get
calls others don't. Timmy hughes gets some good no calls Track Norris gets some
good no calls that is just the way it goes. If you want to get calls going your
way put in the time and be the best. Untill then quit complaining.
any predictions on who will win the wayne panguitch game?
Either way, the foul was called against Escalante, and they still won state. End
Even if the foul would've been on Micheal Munson he wouldn't have fouled out so
does it really matter?
They called it on Micheal Munson and Jace Taylor went to the refs and said that
it was on him. Then the next play it was 45-46 and Micheal Munson went down and
cached a three.
no the foul was called on tim hughes and was switched to jace taylor... it was
never called on mike munson.
ok enough with wrestling!! this is a basketball blog. go to a a wrestling blog
and talk about wrestling.
See how tough all you B-ball fans are step onto a wrestling mat for 6 minutes
and we will see how strong you are all.
Liahona is a new school but has always had basketball at their school only
playing in a different league. They go and play jv teams when they say they
don't have any seniors. That's a lie, they have two. Beating all those jv teams
is real tough but go to maxpreps.com. Altamont Boy's jv team kicked their butt.
yah I know, they called it on Micheal Munson and Jace Taylor come up to the ref
and said the foul was on him.
The foul was called on jace taylor not mike munson so apparently you have no
idea what you are talking about... And yes Tim Hughes was standing on the three
point line that is why the call was changed.
Ah, no, no you didn't! I have never seen where anyone has said they were the
best in history on any of these posts. I think anyone in Escalante would be
crazy to say this team is better than the team 4 years ago when they first won
state. They blew everyone in 1A away that year, gave the best 2A teams a real
run (and beat a couple) and gave 5A Jordan a real run as well. Chad Cottam,
Jason Hughes, and Adam McInelly were a comination that was very hard to top.
They just don't have that kind of depth this year.
Meanwhile, every subsequent game Escalante plays in gets closer. The
competition is closing daily. Didn't I read somewhere on this site where
Escalante fans were proclaiming themselves one of 1A's best teams in history?
About the game at state against Rich, the foul happened under the hoop and
Micheal Munson (who they called the foul on)was at the three point.
I have to disagree also with the 2 posts about the semi finals from last year.
Say Tim Hughes did foul out in that game. Do you realize that he did NOT score
again that game? Mike Munson and Jace Taylor sank the shots that won that game!
Rich still got their foul shots from the call, Mike sank the 3's, and Jace iced
it with his foul shots. Tim Hughes had nothing to do with that victory after
that call was made, I would dare to say even on the Defensive end. Rich blew a
7 point lead, nuff said.
Um...nobody was crying about fouls, it was just a point that even with a lot of
foul trouble Escalante still won! And no, I am NOT Mr. Hughes! In fact, I
don't even live in Escalante! But, Hughes gets away with murder? He had 3
fouls in the Second quarter, I don't think he even scored in the first half!
And that call reversal from the game last year? Look at the tape guys, Hughes
was not in on the call, that was Taylor all the way, and the right call ended up
being made. That game tape was replayed over and over by several people with
all the contoversy that caused. And yes, go back through these 3 pages of
posts, there were people saying Escalante would loose, even people in Escalante
thought that it would happen with the way they have played their last few games.
How could you say having a father as a ref has anything to do with it? Here's
one for you, how about Panguitch having the head ref for this area living there
and being a Panguitch fan? Come on guys, what you're saying doesn't mean
Has Dugway garnered at least a modicum of respect yet? Pretty impressive wins
with 3 victories in 4 days!RE: region 16 above....I was there and agree
with you whole heartedly. That foul call remains unchanged, Escalante loses that
game.Stirring the pot early on a Sunday morning.....
anybody remember the 5th foul on hughes that was changed in the semi game a year
ago? My guess is that having your father as a referee has it's advantages! If
Escalante is crying about fouls, wait till they meet a real team, one from
region 16. We will show you some tough fouls, and this year maybe the game will
be put in the hands of the kids, not a changed call from the stripes. Think
about it! I still have the tissues if you need um!
Things are heating up in Region 15... Tourney time will be great!
Frandsen has fouled out of at least four times this year that I can remember. I
would think that of all the teams to complain about fouls, it would be
Escalante. Talk about getting away with murder, Hughes seems to get all the
breaks from the officals. Just saying, there must be other excuses than blaming
officals for close games. Keeping track of the fouls sounds like this may be a
post from the father that referees himself? That would really be an insult to
all officals everywhere. Give credit to the kids, your kids won....they
deserved to win, but don't blame a close game on officals when the game is
played on your own court. Oh, and by the way....I don't remember anyone posting
that Panguitch was going to win. What we heard on this end of the county was
that you were going to wipe the floor with our boys. Turned out we played you a
little better than you thought?
In the game that everyon was saying Panguitch would win! What a game! And yes,
tonight we did see a Panguitch player (Frandsen) foul out...and when he left
that really seemed to be a huge turning point for Escalante. How about that
first half...Escalante 16 fouls to Panguitch's 6? Wow! They are lucky they had
anyone left to play to pull off the win. These kids just keep working together
and find a way to win. The region 15 tournament should be a blast to watch this
year! I see Wayne just downed Valley tonight too.
Escalante just beat Panguitch 69-68 on a buzzer beater by Logan Mclamore.
I predict that West is going to be a little sad on Tuesday after their game
Did enterprise win kanab on Friday or did kanab win
Shout out to underdog West High. We got deep talent, and oly best watch out on
tuesday. Prove, you too. Chris, DWray, Tyrell, Rico, and TJ the best starting 5
in region 6. here we come, utah.
Now to set things straight on liahona. They are on probationary status which
means they can't play against varsity teams (seniors)that does not mean they
can't play their own seniors. While we're talking about seniors Liahona's coach
uses a 7 man rotation 4 sophmores 2 juniors and one "senior" (has a year of
eligibilty left but has decided to go to college.) Their team is extremley
athletic (two of the sophmores play 5a football) which makes the trap they run
deadly. The two juniors are very interesting players one is a former allstar
lineman for cottonwood who is a very coordinated big body with a soft touch the
other is a 6'5 gaurd with a killer midrange jumper. The four sophmores are all
about 6' and extremley quick three of them are guards and one is an undersized
post about 6'1 170 but has the ability to gaurd kids alot bigger and then he
causes a mismatch with how well he runs the court, one is their point guard who
made the all tourney team when they were in Oregon. He is special. The other two
are wings that are amazing at driving.
I think you are right I wonder why these qestions have not been asked before?
Some of the kids was kicked of the team for breaking training rules at Duchesne
but it didn't seem to hurt the team. I would like to know how you guys feel or
think about Dugway now that they beat Green River looks like Dugway has
something to prove.
I wonder where the arbitrator for the southern region is from! It wouldn't be
Panguitch would it?
I agree with region 15, the boys from pang never foul out and seem to be favored
For some reason I found Dugway beating GR last night funny. I agree that Dugway
always rolls through their region, but this year's team is actually pretty good.
They would be decent team in 15 and 16, but not a top 5 in state (they lost to
Milford-who isn't even in contention in 15). I am not a Dugway fan, but running
Bruce through the ringer the last few comments had me rooting for them a little.
Bruce is a GOOD (if not great) coach and has put his time in-He is committed to
kids and that has to be worth something. QUIT BASHING COACHES, PLAYERS AND
TEAMS-EVERYONE IS WORKING HARD AND TRYING THEIR BEST
What is wrong with Jones form Duchesne, and what about cornielson from rich?
Why aren't they playing
....and how many Panguitch games have you watched?
Would you care to be specific on what game your talking about? This is the
second post that has mentioned this. I wonder if there is anything to it, or is
this a coach or parent who is looking for an excuse as to why their team lost?
Has any of your studs fouled out? You region 15 cry babies crack-me-up! Try
playing in region 16, the play is more physical and the players and fans like it
that way. Let me get you a tissue!
Once again you show your ignorance. If small town sports aren't important, whay
are there so many comments about them? You need to quit feeling so self
important and give the kids some credit.
Still you're a fan you shouldn't be afraid
Kalani fouled out last night in the first 2 minutes of the fourth quarter
As a matter of fact Kalani Norris fouled out last night for Panguitch. Are you
trying to blame the refs for Panguitch's success?
I would like to know if there has been a panguitch player that has ever fouled
out this year every game i have watched seems like key players cannot get that
fifth foul. interesting!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I agreee, Bart must be from Monticello. Look at their recent games--barely beat
Green River, barely escaped 2 close games with White horse. Either Monticello
is not as good as everybody thinks or Green River and White horse are better
than everybody thinks. Look at their schedules--Monticello barely beats Green
River, White horse beats Green River by almost 30, then Monticello pulls away
from White horse in a close game. I heard it was a 4 point game with a minute
to go but white horse had to foul. Bottom line is Monticello ain't a #5 team
You are obviously a frustrated person in life. Smile a little more! Everyone in
1A basketball knows that it is the most purest form of high school athletics (1A
basketball) becasue there is not all the cross town recruiting that just makes
4A and 5A some kind of all star sports. It is just the way it is. Get over it.
You are right, we do not have one all star team playing against another for the
state championship but we do have one small town against another small town and
those kids have been coming to this state tournament since they were born,
hoping to be able to play for the "Big game" for 18 years straight. No unfair
recruiting practices, just one hard working small town against another hard
working small town. It is actually pretty cool. I wish everyone could experience
this kind of compitition once in their life. Every game means a lot to most
every person in the whole town and when those kids step on the court, it means
something to their school pride and to their community! Does anyone have the
region 15 girls results?
1A Basketball isn't even important
How can you have MOnticello at 5th? above valley and wayne? i don't think so
Duchesne won 50-39.
Duchesne up one at half. Was down 13-8 after one and Tabby only scored one
basket in the second quarter. 16-15 at half.
Don't get Dugway too mad. They may be playing on the last day of state. Things
are getting a little too personal.1.ESCALANTE2.RICH 3.PANGUITCH4.DUCHESNE5.MONTICELLO6.VALLEY7.WAYNE8.DUGWAY..PIUTE..TABI..WHITE HORSE..S.L. LUTHURAN
I am all about region tourney being in a nuetral place, they should just put it
in whoevers gym who's team is in last
Great comment!!! couldn't agree more..
The region 15 tournament is a tradition! Who cares if everyone else has stopped
having tournaments? Region 15 schools want this. Their fans want it. It's
exciting, high school basektball at it's best! Yes, some upsets occur. But
here is the golden rule: it doesn't matter when or where the game is played,
you have to beat the best to be the best. So, it really doesn't matter if it
happens in region or state, a loss is a loss, right? Everyone complains that if
a team was in a different bracket then they would have won state. How does that
make sense? You think you deserve the title, beat that better team that was in
your bracket! No excuses.
I can't wait until Spring arrives so some of you can get outside, look for
sheds, plant some crops, clean up the yard, or whatever!Some of you
have too much time on your hands...
I'm STILL not afraid of the Piute girls' team. I'm sure they're all really nice
people and would never try to hurt me.
How can you say anyone hates Liahona when they just tell the facts. I have seen
their scorebook. They played a senior every game. Their coach even went so far
as to tell the other teams that it was ok to play their seniors against them.
Sure, it is a JV game, but not strictly speaking as we all know it. Their games
while JV were not to allow seniors from any school to play.
Why not hold the tournament at Panguitch. Somehow the region schools good share
a greater portion of the revenue than they are getting now. I don't see
Panguitch being favored to win it in the near future so I don't see this being a
home court advantage. I'm not from Panguitch, but I do support this move.
What happened to Jones from Duchesne, and how long is he out?
Its a packed house every year. Standing room only. The only bad thing is when
its played at Cedar High School. Hot and stuffy. Nelson from Milford needs to
wake up and move it somewhere else. It does brings thousands of dollars into
the region each year to run off of, but it would bring more money in if it was
centered in the region. And it would be foolish to eliminate such a good thing.
Go region 15.
Milford isn't finishing games, but must I add that they beat Piute, led Esc by
13 in Esc, led Valley by 13, but did lose by 15+ to Pang both times
convincingly. Valley was fortunate to get out of Milford with a w. Valley did
play better down the stretch of the game, but don't count Milford out just yet.
It is unlikely they will pull the upset, but they are capable. BV is too if they
would not be beat mentally before the tip off.
hey look at hurricane second in state for football now ranked 2nd in
basketball!! lets take state tigers!!!
I love that the 1st day of region is played at home now, it gives more meaning
to the region games. I don't like that it is played during the week though.
I hope whoever put the only thing that would keep wayne, valley, Pang. from
getting upset is a home game. That is a joke, Pang. and Valley have absolutely
owned Milford and BV. Neither of those teams have had a game within 15 pts.
The only game that will be a good one and always is, is the 4 and 5th place
game. Milford and BV have been stuck in the loser bracket for years and
wouldn't have a chance even on their home floor let alone a nuetral site.
Altamont cant get in even if they win out. They are now going to have to play
for school pride. With all the rough non support from their high school, they
have a long way to go. I know coach park and his team want nothing more now than
a win against tabby and duchesne. That would change things up a little in region
16. They have been playing better ball as of late. But a little to late for them
to make a run at state. Tabiona has a better team than Duchesne, but the game is
in duchesne. Bad place for tabby. Duchesne is playing much better team ball
though. Hopefully losing jones wont effect them.
3rd place out of region 16 is the most favorable position for the state
tournament. I'm sure this is a no-brainer for the coaches. Look for Duchesne to
beat Tabby, but for Tabby to come out the real winners. Anyone bet against this
I'm interested in the Tabby/Duchesne game tonight. They both seem to be playing
pretty good ball right now. It should be a great game. I say Tabby wins by 5.
no they cannot they would have to win out and i still dont think they can make
Region 15 #7 has no chance. No play-in game! Too bad, they should all be in.
This should be a good game tomorrow night in the Lion's Den. If Juab wins, then
they'll match up most likely with San Juan and get spanked. If they loose, they
better pray to win the coin toss and avoid that 5th place- they'll get hammered
by either Manti or South Sevier. Best case scenario they finish 4th and
actually have a chance to win a game against the 3rd seed. Interesting to see
if the "new coach" is as smart as some of the local Juab bloggers seem to think
If tabby wins out there will be a three way tie for first. If they can get by
Duchesne tonight that is a big step. Duchesne wins out and there is a two way
tie for first both teams need this win. Rich would love for Duchesne to lose. Is
there any way Altamont can get to state?
duchesne and tabby should be a good game. probably one of the biggest rivalries
in the state, i'm going to go out on a limb and say tabby by 5
only complaint about it this year is the time. Mon,Tue,Wed. Week off before
tourney for winning two teams. Few teams do well after week long breaks. Agree
with above comment, Tourney's reward teams that bloom late. 15 tourney is always
a dog fight regardless of team record at the end of region play. Look for.
Regardless, region 15 could see all 7 teams at state this year, with a much
improved lower end.
anyone interested on the duchesne tabby game tonight???
I agree, region fifteen tourney is awesome to watch and is as fun as the state
tourney any day. Just look at last year's tournament- wayne beats piute by a
buzzer beater and escalante falls to panguitch. Then in the next round piute
and escalante play a great game followed by wayne and pang for a single digit
championship game. Competitive and fun to watch!
Have you been to the Region 15 Tourney? That is a good if not better than the
state tourney! It rewards team that get better throughout the season. Come
watch and see why they keep it-revenue and entertainment are the reasons. it
sounds like a Rebel fan is afraid Manila or Altamont might upset them in the
Tourney. Why do you think 15 does so well at the state Tourney? It's like the
ACC Tourney it adds experience to the big dance games. Esc proved last year an
upset can help wake up some teams. Come see for yourself!
I don't see the blogs being critical to Coach Bruce. I see them stating a
tradition to a program that has a great record before State, and then they die
at State.Facts are the Facts.
Region tournaments are built for upsets....if you play a home and home schedule
that should be enough. The questions is, why have all regions except for region
15 done away with the tournament? Time for region 15 to follow....get rid of
the region tournament.
Coach Bruce is a good basketball coach. His longevity in the sport alone
demands all of our respect. I don't pretend to know, but I would imagine that
Dugway would be a difficult place to coach. Notice that I said that he is a
good coach, not a great coach. Having said that, he is an incredible motivator
that has the ability to intimidate officials and fans to his advantage. Using
the enrollment numbers as an excuse is weak at best. This would mean that
Tabiona would never beat Valley, Valley would never beat Panguitch, Panguitch
would never beat St. Joseph, St. Joseph would never beat Rich, Rich would never
beat Whitehorse, and Whitehorse would never beat Duchesne. Let alone mention
Escalante & Manila which have 4 of the last 10 or so titles. This excuse is
weak and tiresome.Getting away from basketball........Mr. Bruce's
legacy will be more than a basketball coach. He has done more for 1A sports at
the state level than any other individual. He has fought many battles, and for
that all schools should be thankful. He has been a lifelong
educator.....Principal and teacher. Give the man his due, he deserves it!
Look at Region 15-Any team can beat any team on a given night- The thing that is
going to save Pang, Valley, and Wayne from getting upset first day of region is
that they will be at home. Milford, Piute or even (maybe)BV could upset any of
those on a neutral floor. Piute and Milford have played Esc tough at Esc but
they both are just not quite there yet. I would watch out for either of them
two teams if they get it going. I really wish we had the traditional Region
Tourney this year as close as it is going to be. Region 16 needs a tourney
again-that would make it real fun the last few weeks and give Manila or Taby a
chance to overtake Rich and Duchesne.
You're still not that good. Don't get big headed
Piute gave the Moquis a scare the other night at Escalante. It shows me that
the Moquis are beatable.I would bet though, they get a back to back title.
Region 15 will have more places at State than any other region. Too bad for
Wayne they don't have the SS boys playing for them. They would win the title.
Good luck Piute girls at region this week and state next week. Look away
Dugway, look away.
we just watched parowan pound enterprise. parowan has third place locked up so
look out south summit or juab in the playin games.
Yup thats what I thought Enterprise!
I think Craig Drury does a pretty good job. Stan Young, Scott Taylor, Lee Gines,
Shay Price. Scott Hunt, Ryan Cuff, Steve Hoagland, Jerry Holmes, Bobby Porter,
Greg Allen. Most coaches do a good job getting their kids ready to go. They also
play games that sometimes they might lose. Do you really think Drury cares if
they win every game, nope, but dang his kids are ready to go when march comes.
If you're just a fan you shouldn't be scared cause you're not the one meeting
Piute on the floor now are ya!?!!!
Lets not just pick one year, I would love to see the overall record between
Dugway and the teams you listed for the past 30 years. I'm sure the numbers
would speak for themselves. I've been following 1A Basketball for over 40 years
and there is not a coach out there that game plans as well if so name him. Also,
look at the enrollments before you down play the accomplishments. Scheduling is
controlled a lot by money and are you going to tell me these teams can afford to
travel those great distances? That is why we have regions to minimize the costs
and length of travel whenever we can. I'm not saying the teams you listed don't
have very good programs just give the smaller schools like Dugway and Taby
credit for their successes.
I'm sure if we all want to go back far enough we can find a year when one team
beat another. The fact is Bruce has played bad teams and is in a traditionally
bad region. I do think he has a pretty good team this year. I don't think he is
the best coach ever! You are talking about years and years of winning against
terrible schedules. If they were so good every year they would schedule a home
and away with teams like Rich, Wayne, Valley, Duchesne. They don't do that
because in the last fifteen years they have not been very good. At least they
are traveling to Manila, and I think it will be a good game. I am picking Manila
by 6. Don't worry they will get to state for the 40th time.
I am not even from dugway. I am in region 16. If anyone really looks at who they
are playing they will have played all region 16 schools exsept rich. To me it
looks as if Bruce is playing better competition. no they have not beat a 16 or
15 school yet, but they are not as bad as you all make them out to be. Coach
bruce has always had a good team out of very little talent, and low school
numbers. He is one of the best 1A coaches around.Dont rip on the players
in any team. They have no say who they play. They are there to learn and play
for their school. For their own pride. And for their coaches they love. Just let
them all play for that.
Bear Lake Rich Rebel Fan if I'm not mistaken the last time Dugway played Rich at
State 2003 Dugway won on the second night of state?? George Bruce, padding his
stats is an insult with ignorance. I think you would have to agree with the
fact the larger the enrollment the better pool of talent you have to choose
from. Dugway is not blessed enrollment numbers like Duchesne 93 students in the
11th/12th grades, Rich 73, Wayne 72, Valley 51 or Panguitch 65 (Dugway 36
11th/12th -- Tabiona 35) but they continue to be competitive with these bigger
schools why?? Because George pads his schedule?? I don't think so!! maybe his
record speaks for itself and he is simply the best coach ever in the state of
Utah. His teams have dominated regardless of the competition throughout the
years. They won region,placed or won State with teams such as South Summit,
Park City, Waterford, Layton Christian and yes the teams mentioned above all in
the mix. What is the number now 39 straight trips to State.
It seems obvious to me (since it was mentioned twice already) that Liahona had
NO SENIORS this year that actually played. And even if there was, the rule is
that their team is considered JV status in the first year. They, of course can
play seniors, they just can't play against varsity teams unless in a tournament
setting (which they did by taking second in one of the largest Christmas
tournaments on the west coast, losing to the defending Oregon state 4A champions
JV team by 3 in OT). So get your facts straight. I'm not as sure that they will
be amazing next year, but they are definitely on the right track, and with all 5
starters returning, they won't get worse.
They have one kid who saw an opportunity to play on a traditionally strong team
and get better. I would have transfered to. He will probably be better prepared
to play at the next level. I don't blame the kid, why do you guys continue to
post about this but very few posts about any of the private schools. By the way
I bet you would love it if your school could get a transfer like s. sevier did.
Are the Wayne County Rams ranked ahead of the South Sevier Badgers?
I'm betting on the Wayne County Rams to win 2A!
Bryce Valley will come back to win in the state tourney. They are far better
than any of the ball teams in 1A.
Liahona is a new school that is playing everyones JV teams. They say they don't
have any seniors but actually they have two! One of them plays down on their
We could, and have, played our worst ball and we still haven't been beat. It's
not going to happen this weekend agianst an overrated bobcat squad, and it's not
going to happen all year. back to back
That is funny stuff right there. I hate to laugh at someone else's expense but
that was hilarious!! PS Escalante may lose a game, but regardless they ARE the
best team in 1-A. My prediction: Escalante gets beat sometime between now and
the championship-Hopefully for them it won't be at the state tourney, because
again they ARE the best in 1-A. They could play every team in 1-A 10 times and
beat everyone probably 9 times. Any team can lose at any time so Escalante
Too much me ball and turnoveres will make Escalante fall this weekend.
You survived ball practice, but did you survive English class?
Boy people on here are stupid. I am from dugway. And you will see what they can
do on the court were it matters. I take pride in my school and coach. And Bruces
the best coach. He gets his team ready to play. You go and see if you can make
it thought his pactices. He gets new kids every year and still can win with
them. He is the best coach. AND A PERSON TO SAY ANYTHING NEGITIVE ABOUT HIM.
MUST NOT KNOW HIM. GO DUGWAY.
You sound like another fan of one of the schools that have to put up with cross
town recruiting and therefore starting to loose interest in high school sports.
If you follow the rankings in these comments, they were mostly letting sltrib
know that they do not know what they are talking about. 1A sports rule because
it is one town playing against another like high school sports were supposed to
be and therefore still maintains a ton of awesome interest from each town,
therefore a lot of comments. Just quit being jealous and have fun with it.
Tonights game with cello was a good game. whs has potentail, they need to work
on their deffense. they have two tune up games left, or should i say three, they
need to work on thier deffense and they could be sombody to watch for at state.
Juab boys might have got their last win of the season against ALA last Friday-
Well I guess Escalante didn't loose! I do think they will drop one to Panguitch
though, either this Saturday or in the Region tournament. I hope I'm wrong!
But I do think it would be a wake-up call to the boys. Playing selfishly...I
really disagree with that! They play a passing game and team ball more than
anyone but maybe Valley. These games are getting closer because other coaches
are starting to figure out ways to defend against Escalante better. I have seen
2 games that have really shut down Tim Hughes. But you know what, they always
find someone else who can score, and that team play pulls them through, coupled
with their excellent D and quickness on the floor. They will still pull it off
A win's a win, but the way Escalante is winning, may not be wins against better
teams. I hope the coaches over there are a little more process-oriented than
you seem to be.
Should watch how good timpview is playing..
i think it should be a good game but i think valley will come out on top. they
have the better team
Thanks for your insight. No, I'm not a bitter coach, just an observer of Juab
basketball. I will agree, the last two years were pretty rough, however, prior
to that the boys program was extremely competitive. In fact, they played for
the state championship on four different occasions if my memory serves me right.
With that track record, I would imagine those kids learned and loved the game
of basketball. Time will tell if the new coach will pan out, but the previous
coach was smarter than you give him credit for.
I'm sorry but all of you 1A boys sound like a bunch of broken records. You keep
ranking yourselves again and again and again! This whole article already has
your rankings! Just play the game will you?!
You should be.
So anybody think wayne can get some revenge on valley this weekend? valley
dominated at wayne but i'm excited to see what happens in valley. should be a
You sound like a bitter excoach. At least the kids seem to enjoying playing more
than they have for years. Lots of athletes but they never were taught the game.
Give our coach some credit for winning more games this year than we won the last
2 years combined. And, the kids are learning to love the game. Thanks coach. Oh
and we have fans in the stands again, so not all of us are diaappointed.
I've read a lot of posts this season critisizing juabs team AND their coach. No,
i'am not from juab. But their coach done a remarkable job last year at
Whitehorse. so what i'am saying is,your negative comments and feelings are
hurting your team and comminity far more than the coach or players.Ever heard of the tail wagging the dog? doesn't work.By the way;
this post comes from southern utah.
To escalante will lose... You must be watching a total different game. Yes
milford has played them close but a wins a win. And look at the scoring spread!
There are at least three kids a night hitting double figures! Selfish? Selfish
was at the start of the year when hughes was scoring it all good heck wake up!
I was looking at the rankings and noticed that they are in 3rd in their region-
can anyone tell me about them. I heard that they don't have any seniors and
only have one junior- the rest of their varsity consists of freshmen and
sophomores? Any feedback out there?
all 3 teams will cover spreads
I cannot be even more settled down, unless laughing hysterically at these
comments is not settling down. Before this season even started, many so-called
"experts" said Dugway would be out in 2...again. So of course I know how to
read, do you? It just so happens that the comment was on Dugway making it to day
3. It is a far cry of being 2 and out, despite the favorable bracketing for once
in 7 years. Maybe IQ was not the appropriate wordage, perhaps common sense?
bro you need to settle down, someone like 4 comments above you just made the
comment dugway would be out on day three after winning their first game, so you
either just looked up the schedule after someone else made the correct
observation or you don't know how to read, which is it? Thanks for the IQ
they have been playing worse and worse all year as they become more and more
selfish. Even if it is not this game Escalante is not going to win state unless
they wake up. The best thing that could happen for those kids is a lose like
last year at region that woke them up. I hope they get their act together but I
am betting against them. Pang will not cover their spread, I'm saying they win
RE. 1A Girls Fan....I personally am not afraid of the Piute girl's
all of you so called experts calling for Dugway's usual 2 and out again this
year? Seems you did not look at the bracketing before you showed your
intelligence. Is Dugway a top ten team, no...does any team deserve the ridicule
you heap on them? no.... State this year will be wide-open...Escalante, while
the apparent class of the field has several teams that might rise to the
challenge and they are not burying teams like they have in year's past. Keep
amusing the masses with your IQ.
I like it, and I will take Piute and Milford to keep it closer than that. GO
underdogs! Also I would like to add Whitehorse/Monticello game in their. It is
in Whitehorse so I am saying Whitehorse by 5
I would have to pick Escalante to cover the spread and Panguitch to not cover
Doubt you considered in your "work over" the fact that Dugway's 6'4" junior did
not play in that game and you had seniors playing in a game that they were not
allowed to play in. Starting off a year after probation by being placed on
probation for violating the rules is a unauspicious start.
tonights games are not worth guessing who the winners are giong to be but I
would love to play the spread with some people. The spread on the
Escalante/Piute game at 21 and the Panguitch/Milford game at 17.
who cares how many teams dugway plays out of region 18, they look for the
easiest games to schedule, the 2nd worst team in region 15, the second worst
team in region 16, some JV schools, and other bad schools from regions as bad as
18. They will however win their first game at state this year thanks to the
bracketing. To bad they will be going home the 3rd day.
you missed the point, dugways jv is going to be there varsity next year and
Liahona has no seniors so even though that may be considered their varsity squad
it is the team that will be playing against dugway next year and will work them
to the ss coment... first of all they are not badgers.. so grow up and show
respect of their true name the rams
Liahona played their varsity squad against Dugway's JV team. This was clearly
against the rules for a probationary team. Additionally, every school eventually
played their varsity squad against them except for Dugway. Get your facts
straight. Dugway's varsity would have destroyed them at least by 20-30 points.
Let Liahona bring it on, region 18 welcomes some new blood and some competition
for next year. With Dugway losing 4 of 5 starters this year, it cannot help but
Let's take a look at their schedule...Dugway has played 7 games out of region 18
with 3 more to go. This week should tell abit more about what kind of team they
are with games against Green River and Manila.So get your facts straight
and stop trying to slam a school out of spite.
Those South Sevier Badgers continue to roll....GO TEAM!
I am very interested to see what happens this week, Dugway plays both Green
River and Manilla. Good times for sure! A couple more cupcakes on the schedule
and they will probably lose to Manilla, also Tabiona should be higher I put them
at 8 in those rankings. Panguitch also higher, they have been overacheivers so
far but they have some solid kids, there advantage comes in the fact that refs
know they only have 5 and will not foul their best players out. Watching Norris
he should be fouled out by the 2nd quarter in every game.
In your post you stated that Juab is, "having internal problems galore." Do you
feel that is due to the head coach and his approach to things or other problems?
From what I've observed from a distance, I don't think Juab is very disciplined
and the talent is not used well.
The Trib. does have on thing right. Piute Girls are a team to be feared. Too
bad region 15 number 1 and region 16 number 1 will be in the same bracket at
state. I would like to see them in the finals.
You are absolutely right about Dugway...they have a weak schedule every year.
But, their Region 18 dominance is just about over. Liahona this year came in as
the new school in the region (with a one year probation). This meant they played
every team in the region and those teams had to sit their seniors. Liahona
DESTROYED everyone including being ahead vs. Wendover 48-2, beating Dugway at
Dugway by 25, and beating 2A power Layton Christian's JV team by 6 at there
place. My nephew is on the team and I've watched them play and I am very
impressed! They are better than Dugway. And the best part is that the whole team
is back next year (of the 7 that play regularly, 4 are Sophomores and 3 are
juniors), and their coach will be scheduling 2A and 3A teams outside of their
region (Liahona had a tougher schedule this year than anyone in their region,
and they weren't even considered full varsity). Mark my words...Liahona will
take Region 18 next year and make some noise in state, the reign of Dugway is
Although San juans wins were big last weekend they might be ranked one spot too
1. Escalante - Will end the season without a defeat in 1A 2.
Rich - Second best; Next year the Rebels will be the team to beat
3. Valley - The best team nobody talks about 4. Duchesne -
Region 16 has closed the gap on region 15 5. Wayne - A bigger
threat than Panguitch 6. Panguitch - Overachievers, but still
better than the rest of the field 7. Piute - Just a notch below
the rest. They too are looking forward to next year. 8. Dugway -
Maybe still too high for this team 9. Monticello - the best out
of region 1910. Tabiona - Gets this spot by default
Dugway has played 2 teams outside of region 18 (not counting soph teams)-Milford
and Duchesne and lost to both-Dugway would be last in both 15 and 16-nuff said!
The SLTrib is a joke!
Even better I just found the ranking the trib released yesterday. In this one
they put Dugway at #2 HA HAClass 1A1. Escalante (14-1) -
Rolling in Region 152. Dugway (13-2) - Too much on offense3. Panguitch (13-3) - Can challenge for title4. Rich (13-5) -
Advancing towards the postseason5. Duchesne (13-3) - Will be in the
mixThe rest are not that bad but seriously you can't be taken
serious when you put a team that is not even top 10 in the state at # 2
The tribune is a joke, this is there latest rankings, whoever siad Dugway is #1
was looking at last years rankings at the bottom of the page which they stupidly
still have posted. The date on there is 02/19/2008, however these rankings they
just did 1 1/2 weeks ago. Get a good laugh everyone!!! Dugway and Green River
CONGRATSClass 1A 1. Escalante (12-1) Region 15 is
theirs 2. Duchesne (12-2) Dominating of late 3. Dugway
(10-2) Scores easily 4. Green River (8-3) Making run in Region 19
5. Panguitch (10-3) Slipping slightly
I agree that Rowland Hall will beat Juab on Friday. The game is at Rowland
Hall, Juab is having internal problems galore (we only beat ALA by 9?), and
Rowland Hall has better coaching. As far as talent goes, Juab has a huge, huge
advantage, but I am still saying Rowland Hall by 10+. Juab might not win again.
Any comments out there on this game? It should be a good game. I'm guessing
Rowland Hall by 5+- better coaching- similar talent levels.
While San Juan's wins are impressive, do you think they have it in them to win a
playoff game and get to the big dance? It seems like they have choked under
pressure as of late and haven't been to the round of 8 for sometime.
THAT THERE WON'T BE THREE TEAMS FROM REGION 12 IN THE SEMI'S
the Rebels dominate! let's take state
you sound like a broken record. quit posting the same lines. Dome up with
something new and orginal something interesting.
Just wanted to say a big thanks to The Deseret News for always having awesome
and up to date coverage of high school sports. They spoil us! You can find out
when every team in the state plays and what happened in every game for this year
and many years back. You guys are incredible. I have two nephews that play ball
in Idaho and have been trying to follow them. It is close to impossible. Thanks
DNews. You are truly the leaders in high school sports. Also, SLTRIB, take a
note from these guys. I have not seen it but someone said you had Dugway first
in the state in 1A! WOW! Uh, have you not figured out that Dugays head coach
sets up the easiest schedule possible each year so the win loss record can get
padded? Do your homework sltrib. It looks like Dugway may get a first round win
because of the match-ups this year. It will be the first for them in a long
time. They should be ranked number 12. They sound as if they are betterthan
usual and congratulations to them for that.
Wow, how about San Juan's two big road wins over the weekend. looks like they
are playing great D-fense right now. Beating Richfield by 19, and Manti by 2.
Looks like the next 2A champ will be most likely from Region 12, S. Sevier, San
Juan, or repeat by Manti, and maybe throw in Layton Christian from Region 14
those are my semi final picks....should be a great region and state tourney.