High school drill: 4A and 5A's best teams strut their stuff in state competition

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  • Bbear South Jordan, UT
    Feb. 8, 2014 5:31 p.m.

    Thanks Happ for trying to clarify the mystifying method that constitutes "judging" for the drill teams. I still think it is ridiculous that Bingham won two of the three routines, tied for the top spot and comes out second even with two first places. Must they make everything difficult.... Including judging. So I guess the consolation is that Bingham is the best in the State in two of the three routines. Sad they still come up short with two first places.

  • Happ Fruit Heights, UT
    Feb. 4, 2014 4:02 p.m.

    Copper Hills and Bingham were tied in the overall ranking ( I believe CH had two 2nd places and one 1st place and Bingham had 2 1st places and a 3rd). This would tie them overall with 5 ranking points. To break the tie, the tabulator looks at how each of the 5 judges ranked both teams and compares the ranking head to head. Usually the high and low ranking is dropped, so only 3 scores are counted. When there is a tie, then they look at all 5 judges rankings. This is how Copper Hills won overall. I hope this makes sense.

  • dchabc313 Boise, ID
    Feb. 3, 2014 4:04 p.m.

    Wow I too wonder why Bingham didn't place first with two first place finishes? And what has happened with Lone Peak chervalies? Sounds like they are all young girls or they the coach is very inexperienced. They are usually a top 5 finisher every year. Sad too see a quality program go down hill.

  • bexbrown Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 3, 2014 3:46 p.m.

    Politics aside, Bountiful has topped the dance scene in both innovation and difficulty for years. They win because they push limits of what the girls are expected to do. Hard work= success. Also, not all of the difficulty will be visible to the average spectator. The mandatory L and R fouettes, Ariels, and kick lines on point are evidence of the boundaries that Bountiful has been pushing since 08 when Jan came back as the head coach. As a 4 year drill team veteran, 3 yr All-State member and captain of the 09 state champions, I have to say that these girls earned it.

  • mfs south jordan, ut
    Feb. 2, 2014 6:17 p.m.

    Dear 86&90UTE

    ah, great come back. You can google Brenda Searle and see what happened in state back in 2009, especially the KSL piece...

  • brute BOUNTIFUL, UT
    Feb. 1, 2014 1:40 p.m.

    Come on D News, you can do better. I realize that many sports have a higher interest rate than this one, but these girls deserve more than this.

  • Bbear South Jordan, UT
    Feb. 1, 2014 12:40 p.m.

    Still trying to figure out how Bingham won two first place routines....yet comes in at second place. If they indeed "tied" for first place with CHHS, then wouldn't the fair thing to do be to give the tie to the school that received the most 1st places? I guess logic is not used in "judging".

  • 86&90UTE Holladay, UT
    Feb. 1, 2014 1:04 a.m.

    Because Brenda Searle is an institution in the drill world and because, as it is every year in drill, Bountiful'sand Copper Hill's wins are political. No offense to the girls, but I'm just stating what everyone in the drill world knows is true. Sad, but true.

  • mfs south jordan, ut
    Jan. 31, 2014 10:30 p.m.

    Congratulations to all who participated, but I am curious as to why the commentary focused only on Hillcrest and not Copper Hills and Bountiful?