High school girls basketball: 5A/4A/3A/2A state tournament pairings

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  • the dude man Morgan, UT
    Feb. 17, 2013 11:22 a.m.

    Girls in Region 9=absolutely amazing! Cannot believe what a strong presence the south has brought in the past years and it has continued! Nice work! Best of luck to all competing next week. What a fun time for us to celebrate such hard working kids and amazing athletes! Great work!

  • Rural sport fan DUCHESNE, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 12:47 p.m.

    Regions and coaches and admin get no real say in the UHSAA decisions, other than the few people that serve on the two committees. And too often those guys are playing partisan politics, and not worrying about the sport or the kids.

    As for the comment that the UHSAA is educators, you are FAR from correct. But even further off was the comment that private sector folks would go the extra mile to make sense of things. The UHSAA IS private sector, they are basically contractors for the gov't with very little oversight, everything they DO is for profit! Part of the reason we HAVE this mess is the private sector encouraging the state to keep so many teams in the playoffs, as that increases their cash flow. 4 days per class of teams and fans in various parts of the state renting rooms and eating out? Pretty good money for low season.

  • sportsrock Heber City, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 10:26 p.m.

    Heber FYFA -- you are correct in saying that basketball is the only sport that had the same match ups as last year. That is exactly the reason it is unfair! The "normal pattern" was thrown out the window. Wasatch boys and girls should be playing teams from Region 11 this week. Don't mind meeting region 9 teams on a neutral court in quarter finals. Round 1 two years in a row is not right!

    Feb. 14, 2013 8:57 p.m.

    I believe that basketball was the only sport that maintained last years match ups for the tournaments in boys and girls basketball. All other sports rotated on the normal pattern established by the UHSAA. Don't go blaming the UHSAA for every perceived injustice. I would question why basketball coaches? administrators? region boards? made the change to keep things the same. I don't know either. Just go out and play the game. To be a state champion you have to beat every opponent anyway in the tournament. Upsets do happen.

  • JParkerfan St. George, UT
    Feb. 14, 2013 8:48 a.m.


    Juan Diego fans may not have complained about playing SC on the DN website, but they weren't happy about their bad luck and complained plenty. If the state keeps seeding the same regions against each other in the 1st rounds, that is wrong and needs to change. I think 9 and 10 faced each other last year as well as this year. This is stupid! Historically, 9/10 have been the 2 best regions in most sports.

  • rivercricket SYRACUSE, UT
    Feb. 13, 2013 6:43 p.m.

    Just like usual, tons of Salt Lake love. I wish Davis county would get the love they deserve, it's not like they've been in the final the last 3 years or anything. Davis is big, tough and has guards. Fremont can play big and hang with the best. Layton has a ton of experience on this team with bigs and guards that can play. Oh then there's the defending 5A champs, who are finding their stride as they have one of the top players in the state back and now 3 players that can dominate. If these teams played in other regions they would all be region champs!

  • DC Fan Wx, UT
    Feb. 13, 2013 5:44 p.m.

    First round, only close game will be Viewmont vs Fremont but Viewmont wins....
    Riverton over Brighton,
    Davis over West/Taylorsville
    AF over Cottonwood
    Syracuse over Kearns
    Binghan over W Jordan
    Alta over PG
    layton over Granger

    Round two:
    Riverton over Davis
    AF over Viewmont
    Bingham over Syracuse
    Alta over Layton

    AF over Riverton (best game)
    Bingham over Alta

    fianl Bingham over AF

  • binghamalum South Jordan, UT
    Feb. 13, 2013 12:53 p.m.

    All I hear from these posts,

    Is alot of Complaining.

    Like The Moose said,

    Seedings dont mean a whole lot.

    You still have to win the game!

    Juan Diego had to play Snow Canyon First round last year in the class 3A playoffs,
    Snow Canyon was #1 ranked in 3A
    Juan Diego was #2 ranked in 3A
    Snow Canyon was forced into forfiets, and has to play in Sandy vs Juan Diego.

    Did Juan Diego at all, complain or post hundreds of posts on this website about seeding and unfairness.

    If your teams good, Show up and WIN THE GAME.
    Juan Diego lost 3-2 in 9 innings.
    Did they throw a fit, NO!

    Sports is not a pat you on the back because you participated. Its to have winners and Losers and to learn from lessons in the game.

    The UHSAA does the best they can, I mean yes they cant make everyone happy.
    But understand its public high school, how much structure can you have.

    Go Bingham Girls 21-0 with a easy bracket side.
    Get another title Rand Rasmussen before you retire.

  • B-ball Riverton, UT
    Feb. 13, 2013 12:45 p.m.

    5A Girl B-Ball 'upper bracket', it is
    my understanding that Cottonwood plays
    American Fork @ 2:30pm, not Granger

  • The Moose Southern, UT
    Feb. 13, 2013 10:06 a.m.

    Rankings don't mean squat. You want a better seed. Take care of business in your region.

  • DC Fan Wx, UT
    Feb. 13, 2013 8:52 a.m.

    If you expect the UHSAA to resemble a professional type organization with foresight, you must understand these are educators, government employees, not private sector that will go the extra mile to make sense of things. We need to privatize our education system for that to happen. Remember the teachers are union and they have to keep the bad ones and the good ones good elsewhere. The local districts are even worse; they can't even draw up a bracket, seed them or figure out how to break ties. Davis County goes strictly by total wins, disregards the loss column, had they been in charge of the NFL they'd had SF and Seattle flip for first place since both had 11 wins, but SF had one less loss because of their one tied game. Some of these people have been in their field for 30 years and still haven't figured it out. The poor tax payer and parents have to suffer.

  • Bear Laker Laketown, UT
    Feb. 11, 2013 7:43 a.m.

    Once again teams in the top 3 in the state meet each other the first day of a 16 team tournament...yes, you have to beat them all but wouldn't seeding make the tournament more interesting on both sides??? I understand you will still have complaints with the seeding (in fact everyone will complain about their seeding spot I understand that) but it would make for a more balanced and interesting tournament. Either way...Go Rebels!! You will be just fine and it's always a great game when Panguitch and Rich meet:)

  • sportsrock Heber City, UT
    Feb. 9, 2013 10:14 a.m.

    Too bad that the UHSAA allowed 3A basketball to have same first round region match ups as last year! This has never been done before and is not fair! Especially to Regions 9 & 10.