Region 1 jumps into fray
While Region 11 is well on its way to determining contenders and pretenders in this year's prep baseball and softball races, Region 1 is ready to jump into the fray.
Weber put together a perfect pre-region slate at 10-0, but teams like Davis, Layton, Fremont and Syracuse appear ready to knock the Warriors down a spot.
In Region 5, Box Elder and Roy sit atop the standings, but Mountain Crest and Bonneville are capable of making a move. In Region 11, Bear River has pulled ahead of the pack, but Grantsville, Tooele and Stansbury will be pushing hard for playoff berths.
On Monday, Syracuse topped Clearfield in a non-league softball slugfest at Clearfield.
The Falcons scored all their runs in the first two innings, but tht Titans scored in four innings, pounding out 16 hits.
Brittany Vasquez earned the in on the mound, and added a double, as did Tanner Harvey and Taylor Tann. Natasha Monroe tripled for the Titans. Bailey Douglas had a home run for the Falcons.
The Region 1 and 5 baseball seasons also kick off today, with Davis and Weber atop the preseason standings in Region 1, and the Cached Valley schools leading the way in Region 5.
Region 1 will play a three-game series with week between two teams. Region 5 schools will play three games, just not all against the same squad.
Distance stars sparkle at Arcadia
Davis High's Brad Nye won the mile run in 4:08.80 at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational on Friday and Saturday in California.
In the girls mile, Ogden's Jamie Stokes ran with a group of Utah preps finishing in fifth (4:56.28). Mountain View's Ashleigh Warner was second, with East's Natalie Shields fourth.
Davis' Shea Martinez was third in the girls 800, while the Darts' Brayden Cromar was sixth in the boys 3,200 meters among the seeded or invited runners.
National prep rodeo at Wyoming altitude
Organizers of this summer's national high school rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyo., are telling contestants and others to prepare for higher altitude and drier air.
Rock Springs is at about 6,300 feet above sea level.
The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reports that high school rodeo participants will be coming from areas where the altitude is less than 1,000 feet and humidity is generally higher.
Austin White, of the National High School Rodeo Association in Denver, says the association is preparing a packet that will include information about dealing with the elevation and dry air. It will be sent to the expected participants from 41 states, Canada and Australia.
The National High School Finals Rodeo is scheduled for July 9-23 at the Sweetwater County Events Complex.
Time to apply for High School Heisman
Wendy's recently announced they are accepting applications for the annual Wendy's High School Heisman Award, a program honoring outstanding high school student-athletes for their commitment to academic achievement, community service involvement, and athletic prowess.
The Heisman mystique touches students at every level of the program. In addition to recognition at school and state levels, six female and six male national finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to attend the Wendy's High School Heisman Awards Ceremony and college Heisman Memorial Trophy Award presentation with their families in December 2012.
Beginning now through Oct. 2, 2012, eligible students can apply at www.WendysHeisman.com for a chance to win the Wendy's High School Heisman Award and the prestige of joining an ever-growing family of distinguished past winners.
Each year, nearly 50,000 young male and female scholar-athletes from across the country who embody leadership, academic excellence and athletic skill in their schools and volunteerism in their communities apply for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award.
For more information, students can visit www.WendysHeisman.com, call (800) 205-6367 or contact their local high school principal, guidance counselor or athletic director.
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