Four Utah lacrosse teams won state titles on May 19, all by the closest of margins.
Juan Diego edged Alta 9-8 for the boys first division title, scoring on the final playof the game. In the second division, Mountain Crest edged Waterford 11-10.
In the girls first division, Bingham topped Park City 12-11 in two OTs, while Timpview edged Viewmont 9-8 in the second division.
Among Top of Utah athletes to receive all-state honors included:
Boys Division I first team--Jack Fabrizio (Bountiful); Jace Thomas (Bountiful).
Boys Division II first team--Dallin Bindrump (Mountain Crest), Matt Pulsipher (Box Elder), Andy Bennett (Box Elder), Brandon Tobey (Mountain Crest), Quinn Simpson (Box Elder), coach of the year--Mike Sutton Box Elder).
Boys Division II second team--Jordan Stark (Syracuse), Taylon Niederhauser (Mountain Crest), Landon O'Camb (Syracuse), Jacob Kapp (Syracuse), Alex Singer (Sky View), Carson Pilot (Fremont), Connor Meyer (Syracuse).
Girls Division II North first team--Holly Prows (Davis), MaiLyn Allen (Weber), Haley Carling (Davis), Brittany Harris (Viewmont), Hailey Tebbs (Woods Cross), Mallory Tittle (Viewmont); attack MVP--Holly Prows (Davis).
Girls Division II North second team--Addie Accord (Viewmont), Dawna Allen (Sky View), Maddison Medeiros (Viewmont), Erin Nordhill (Weber), Daisy Mele (Woods Cross).
Brighton High's Taylor Fankhauser was named the Gatorade Utah Boys Soccer Player of the Year.
Fankhauser, a 5-foot-7 senior forward/midfielder, helped the Bengals to a 13-1 regular season record, and into the state 5-A playoffs. He scored nine goals with 13 assists in the season. He also has a 4.0 GPA and completed his Eagle Scout project.
Frankhauser, who will play soccer at BYU in the fall, is now eligibile for the National Gatorade Award.
No preps shot clock
Participation and fan interest in high school basketball remain strong throughout the nation, and the National Federation of State High School Associations basketball rules committee voted to retain one aspect of the sport that makes it unique from other levels of play.
At its April 16-18 meeting, the committee considered a proposal to add a shot clock to the high school rules but agreed that the sport is functioning well without it.
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