There was plenty of energy at the UCCU Center on Friday and Saturday as the top drill teams from across Utah competed in the UHSAA drill team championships.
Bountiful won another 4-A title, while Uintah repeated as 3-A champion. Copper Hills (5-A), Manti (2-A) and Dushesne (1-A) also claimed titles.
The performers and their families and friends also worked hard to raise funds for breast cancer research. The Utah drill team coaches association, through Swing for Life, raised more than $13,000 to be donated to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
Honoring the Scots
Ben Lomond High will host rival Ogden in Region 11 boys basketball action on Wednesday night.
The school will also take the opportunity to honor its 1986 state championship basketball squad.
Coach Evan Excell and standouts Kurt Miller, Larry Cain and others are expected to gather and celebrate with their fans.
Current Scots win
Ben Lomond High's girls basketball team won its Region 11 makeup game on Monday, topping Grantsville 50-33 on the road.
"When we are attacking the basketb, it changes who we are," Ben Lomond coach Andrew Short said. "We lost our last gam at the line. Tonight we took advantage and made our free throws."
The Scots outscored the Cowgirls in every quarter, shooting a season-high 76 percent from the foul line. Leanza Driscoll scored 12 points, and Sydnee Bucher added nine points and pulled down key rebounds in the second half.
Ben Lomond plays at Tooele today, needing a win to keep their faint 3-A playoff hopes alive.
In another makeup game, Layton Christian ripped West Ridge Academy 53-4. Tenesha Davison led the Eagles with 25 points, while Alissa Atisme added 17.
The Utah nominees to participate in the McDonald's All-American Games wre recently announced, with Bonneville's Emilie Volk and Sky View's Jalen Moore leading the list.
Other boys were Nick Emery (Lone Peak), Eric Mika (Lone Peak), Brandon Miller (Brighton), Parker Van Dyke (East), Luke Falk (Logan), Dallin Dahl (Logan), Race Parsons (South Sevier) and Austin Clark (South Sevier).
Other girls included Ashley Baugh (American Fork), Cassidy Fraughton (American Fork), Whitney Nemelka (Hillcrest), Amy Harris (Snow Canyon), Tara Shipp (Cedar), Chennin Benson (Parowan) and Whitni Syrett (Bryce Valley).
The 2013 McDonald's All-American Games are April 3 in Chicago, Ill. The final roster will be announced on Feb. 14.
St. Joseph High School senior Adam Brodstein has committed to play soccer for the Belmont Abbey College Crusaders.
Brodstein gave a verbal commitment last month, but will make it official on Wednesday during national signing day.
Brodstein is a two-year starter for the Jayhawks and has a 3.5 GPA. Belmont Abbey is a four-year school located in Belmont, N.C. He benefitted from the NCSA Athletic Recruiting service.
Spring rules clinics
All prep head coaches and officials are required to attend a live UHSAA rules clinic or complete an online clinic and quiz for their designated sport each year.
Dates for the 2013 UHSAA spring rules clinics are soon, with only online clinics for boys soccer, tennis, and track & field.
* Baseball: Feb. 6-March 9, Rocky Mtn Baseball Academy.
* Soccer: Online only at www.uhsaa.org through March 9.
* Softball: Feb. 12 at UHSAA offices.
* Boys tennis: Online only at www.uhsaa.org through March 9
* Track & field: Online only at www.uhsaa.org through March 25.
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