Are you ready for some basketball showdown games?
Weber and Davis, the top two teams in the Region 1 boys standings, will meet at 7 p.m. tonight in Kaysville.
Another top boys game pits Roy and Sky View in a Wednesday battle at Smithfield for Region 5 supremacy. Roy turns around and plays at Mountain Crest on Friday.
On the girls side, Layton hosts Fremont at 5:15 p.m. today, then hosts Davis at 5:15 p.m. on Friday. All three teams are off to 2-0 starts in Region 1 play.
A Region 5 battle awaits tonight as unbeaten Bonneville plays host to Sky View, which has lost just once all season.
And the region season has just begun.
St. Joseph High
St. Joseph High School is currently taking applications for its boys tennis and girls softball head coaching positions.
To be considered, send resumes for the positions to email@example.com.
For information, call St. joseph athletic director Alex Salvo at 801-394-1515.
Gatorade names top Utah girls runner
Herriman High School’s Lucy Biles was named the Gatorade Utah cross country runner of the year for 2012.
She is now eligible for national Gatorade runner of the year honors.
Biles, a sophomore, won the state 4-A individual title in a time of 17:49.6. She also ran fourth in the Nike Southwest Regionals race.
She has a 3.91 GPA in the classroom, and volunteers locally with Special Olympics Utah and an area food bank. She has only been running for one year, according to her coach.
Juab coach claims national award
Twenty-two high school coaches from across the country were selected as 2012 national coaches of the bear by the National Federation of State High School Association’s Coaches Association.
The NFHS, which has been recognizing coaches through an awards program since 1982, honors coaches in the top 10 girls sports and top 10 boys sports.
For 2012 awards, the NFHS has added spirit as a separate award category as well. The recipient of the national coach of the year award for spirit is Lisa Blackett of Juab High School in Nephi.
Recipients of this year’s national awards for girls sports are:
Jim Ciccarello, track and field, Albuquerque (N.M.) La Cueva High School; Al Schrauben, basketball, Portland (Mich.) Saint Patrick High School; Al Partelow, volleyball, Livingston (N.J.) High School; Terry Hair, soccer, Olathe (Kansas) East High School; Thomas Kennelly, softball, Saginaw (Mich.) Swan Valley High School; Mark Kauk, cross country, Orange City (Iowa) Unity Christian High School; Larry Heflin, tennis, Paducah (Ky.) Lone Oak High School; Darla Kelly, swimming and diving, Pasadena (Texas) High School; Deanna Knobloch, lacrosse, Moorestown (N.J.) High School; and James Bennett, golf, Grosse Ile (Mich.) High School.
Recipients of the 2012 NFHS national awards for boys sports are:
Rick Jones, football, Greenwood (Ark.) High School; John Hancock, track and field, Lakewood (Colo.) Mullen High School; Craig Rothenberger, basketball, Junction City (Ore.) High School; Frank Carey, baseball, North Reading (Mass.) High School; Shawn Brower, soccer, Chattanooga (Tenn.) Christian High School; Neil Russo, wrestling, Newberg (Ore.) High School; Earl Lauer, cross country, Clarksville (Md.) River Hill High School; Ruben Vargas, tennis, Vernon (Texas) High School; Jack Stoddard, golf, Duxbury (Mass.) High School; and Bruce Bove, swimming and diving, Overland Park (Kansas) Shawnee Mission South High School.
Debbie Bross of Bethlehem (Pa.) Moravian Academy was chosen in the other sports category for field hockey.
In addition, Ginny Honomichl of Baldwin City, Kansas, as the recipient of the National Coach Contributor Award.
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