High school boys basketball: Hurricane stuns top-ranked Desert Hills for 3A title

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    March 1, 2012 12:06 a.m.

    Wow! Congratulations to a group of boys that worked so hard for so many years to make their dream come true. Congratulations to the coaches for earning trust in such a short time and pulling everyone together. This is a special group. Also congratulations Region 9 ball players and coaches. You were all awesome. Sad to see it end.

  • kokua KAYSVILLE, UT
    Feb. 29, 2012 7:18 p.m.

    Desert Hills is simply Hurricane Bit !

  • Oldcoach Hurricane, 00
    Feb. 27, 2012 2:57 p.m.

    I just saw a tweet from a DH student that said "We may have lost, but your parents work for our parents." How lame is that? With all the good sportsmanship among the players and MOST of the fans, why say something like that. I have nothng but respect for DH players and coaches. It was just a case of who executed down the stretch. Could have gone either way. Great job region 9!

  • hohum Saint George, UT
    Feb. 27, 2012 1:21 p.m.

    Region 9 will be different next year. Hurr, Desert Hills, Dixie, Cedar and SC were all pretty heavy in seniors. Pine View and Canyon View were young and could be in play for bb next year. Then again it could very well a 3 or 4 team run again. It was great basketball, the three that didn't make the playoffs were competative in most games.

  • d0wns0uth Hurricane, UTAH
    Feb. 27, 2012 12:36 p.m.

    It will be SC or Canyon View will be most likely to be on top this year in region 9. There is a lot of new things going on in 3A this year with all the schools moving around. We all know SF is the team to beat in Baseball.It will be fun to see how it all plays out but you will not see Hurricane baseball doing anything because they will be taking state in track like every year.

  • yankees27 Heber, Utah
    Feb. 27, 2012 11:31 a.m.

    R9 peeps- On the subject of baseball, who does look the best in R9 this year? SC? DH? who is gonna give Spanish a run this year?

  • yankees27 Heber, Utah
    Feb. 27, 2012 11:26 a.m.

    Manny- ya, I was mostly kidding. I think the title goes through Spanish Fork this year, and for the foreseeable future. Still, quite an accomplishment to win FB and BB

  • Manny Saint George, UT
    Feb. 27, 2012 10:30 a.m.

    Re:yankees27--Hurricane winning the 3A baseball title would be a true miracle if that happened. Save your money though, don't take that bet.

  • yankees27 Heber, Utah
    Feb. 26, 2012 2:45 p.m.

    Wow! Football, and now Basketball for the Hurricane boys. Can they play baseball too? Congrats, things are going good down south this year.

  • sherlock holmes Eastern, UT
    Feb. 26, 2012 2:31 p.m.

    Can't wait for next year. Hopefully, much of that talent in the south will move on.

  • R9isfine Salt lake, UT
    Feb. 26, 2012 11:33 a.m.

    Congrats to our boys in Hurricane and sorry for the Desert Hills boys. They are all great kids .

  • KPED Orem, UT
    Feb. 26, 2012 7:52 a.m.

    Congratulations to these fine young men! They earned that title through their determination and strong will--these are great young men of character. Congratulations to Coach Vaifanua and his staff! A big THANK YOU to all the Tiger supporters who came and witnessed this special moment. This has been the year of the tiger!

  • Region9supporter HURRICANE, UT
    Feb. 25, 2012 8:32 p.m.

    Hats off to all of Region 9! Especially Coach Cardon who was willing to teach life skills to his team. What a year for parity! Congrats to Hurricane for pulling it out and showing how important it is to play to win.

  • HHS fan St. George, UT
    Feb. 25, 2012 6:36 p.m.

    Congrats to Region 9! Great games the last 3 days! I enjoyed watching the class and competition! All the teams have a lot to be proud of!

  • HHS fan St. George, UT
    Feb. 25, 2012 6:14 p.m.

    Great games for the last 3 days! Region 9 as a whole has a lot to be proud of! All teams played hard and with class!

  • d0wns0uth Hurricane, UTAH
    Feb. 25, 2012 6:10 p.m.

    What a good game that was and even better game last night with Cedar. Any of the four in region 9 could have won state. Congrats to all the boys that played with heart and good conduct.