High school football: Timpview stripped of 2011 region title

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  • Me, Myself and I The Promised Land, UT
    Oct. 8, 2012 9:39 a.m.

    First off I think the UHSAAA was right to follow their policies and enforce this rule. With that sais why are so many claiming this student did so strictly for athletic reasons? From the story on KSL the other day they said he attended Timpview the family moved so he went to Westlake then he transferred back to Timpview. If this is indeed the scenario which played out then I would say the choice to attend Timpview had more to do with this kid already acclimated to the school. I bet most of his friends still attended Timpview as well. If the move was for athletic reasons then why wouldn't the family have just moved into Timpview boundaries? If everyone would simply follow the rules, teachers, students, coaches, and administrators we wouldn't have these transfer problems.

  • Sampson Orem, UT
    Oct. 8, 2012 8:31 a.m.

    He transferred from Timpview to Westlake and back to Timpview. Never moved.
    That's a red flag. In Region 8, it sounds as if 10th grade determines eligibility.

    The paperwork issue? Timpview is responsible for making sure that the paperwork is done correctly. It is up to the AD to make sure it happens and, ultimately, the principal. Either way, the T-birds and the family are the ones who are responsible for the error (intentional or unintentional).

    If the athlete chose to attend Westlake initially--that is "school choice." From that point, his "boundary school" is Westlake. Changing schools from that point on has a consequence. If "eagle" is correct and the athlete lives in Provo boundaries, then it is apparent that his movement is athletically motivated.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    Oct. 7, 2012 6:37 p.m.

    Word is that he actually lives in Provo's boundaries, school-choiced to Timpview as allowed by Provo District, but did not get the paperwork done properly for the UHSAA. The issue might not be the move, but the fact he attended Westlake but actually moved into Provo's boundaries and attended Timpview, therefore a necessity of some paperwork for the UHSAA. It would be interesting to research where the player actually lives.

    At any rate, Timpview got off a bit easier than say Provo baseball did a few years back when they actually had to forfeit two region (in the season) after some players were involved in an attendance scandal. Timpview averted penalties this year because the UHSAA said that the player would have had to sit out a year before becoming eligible for varsity sports. Since he played illegally last year, Timpview forfeited all the games he played in last year, which is exactly what happened to the Provo baseball program, thus no bias exists against Timpview, they merely got the penalty they should expect here. It could be argued that Timpview got off easy this season as paperwork was not actually completed before the 2012 season started.

  • Pack Layton, Utah
    Oct. 5, 2012 3:12 p.m.

    I agree with I fell of a sofa. If the young man lived in the boundary then why did he go to Westlake? Which boundary did he live in and if he lived in Timpview's boundary then how was he eligable to play at Westlake? It makes no sense.

  • UC Baller Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 5, 2012 7:53 a.m.

    Uuummmm. He did live in boundaries. The paperwork wasn't filled out right by aduts at the school.

    This is stupid. Take away wins because of a clerical error that had nothing to do with the kid from 2010?

    If I was Timpview, I would run up the score every time I played a Region game from now on. The other schools principals are going to vote that way over a missed check mark on a piece of paper? run it up Timpview!

  • Ifel Of'a-sofa Alpine, Utah
    Oct. 5, 2012 7:15 a.m.

    Another prime reason to get this transfer and open enrolement stuff desolved.

    Go to school where you live, period!!!