High school boys basketball: 2A's Wasatch Academy upsets 5A's Weber in battle of unbeatens

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  • JD Books Sulphurdale, UT
    Dec. 26, 2012 4:00 p.m.

    5A is down this year, would be a good year for South Sevier to compete!

  • Rural sport fan DUCHESNE, UT
    Dec. 24, 2012 9:00 a.m.

    We do welcome the challenge of competing with the stacked teams some private schools create by bringing in students from outside the area.

    The thing we don't welcome is the idea that a small public school limited by geography is forced to try to compete head up against a team that can literally recruit anywhere in the world.

    Many of the private and charter schools are doing what they can to make things work, LCA even played up a classification for a few years after they dominated 1A with the Porter kid, which showed a lot of class.

    But the reality is some private schools are not at all what their numbers suggest, and asking small communities to compete on a daily basis with schools that can and do bring in talent from elsewhere is not really fair, especially when kids within the state are declared in-eligible when they try to go to a different school. So a private school can bring in Europeans and Canadians to play, but a public school can't even get a kid from next door without being punished.

    Yeah, that's fair.

  • baller19792003 Flagstaff, AZ
    Dec. 23, 2012 3:50 p.m.

    Wasatch academy is such a great story, the oldest high school in Utah.. Have only won 1 state championship since opening their doors in late 1890... Of course there isold going to be jealousy from some of these small schools whCallo wold much prefer to blow out Wasatch then have Wasatch be competitive. I was at St joes in the early 90 s when a15 school of 350 won 3 California state championships, grant it we had 3 all Americans including Jason kids.. Loan peak just lost to a private boarding school out of Florida and if u look at top 25 teams nationally most r private Lebron went to St Marys , if u want good basketball welcome the challenge, after all this is America , encourage competition

  • 2afan Layton, UT
    Dec. 23, 2012 3:39 p.m.

    Don't group everyone with wa

  • Disgruntled Nephi, UT
    Dec. 22, 2012 1:38 p.m.

    Not impressed. Not even a little bit. Wasatch Academy is not a true "small school" when it comes to athletics. A quick count shows about 20 charter and private schools in 1A through 3A. Put them all in their own division and let them have at it. If you don't like it and go to a private or charter school then go to a public school where you live. If the real reason for attending these schools is the great education, I'm sure the sacrifice will be worth it.