Roy, DaVinci boast top bowling honors

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 11:16 AM


The Northern Utah High School Bowling League wrapped its season in late February with several strong team and individual performances.

Following season play, Roy High was the top team, followed by Syracuse, Morgan, DaVinci Academy, St. Joseph 1, St. Joseph 2 and Box Elder.

The Roy squad consisted of Alex Wolfe, Austin Wolfmeier, Stacey Burnett, Sami Jo Ledin, Kaden Day, Taylor Girardo and Shelby Berglund.

Syracuse’s Jena Jasman posted the high girls average (169.56), while Roy’s Kaden Day had the top boys average (184.57).

At the Utah High School Championship Open, held March 23 at Bountiful Bowl, DaVinci Academy topped 14 other schools to claim the title.

DaVinci’s squad included Dexter Blanton, Hayden Newter, Parker Guerra, Mariah Guerra, Tyler Thorton, Braden Stamback, Paul Mobley and Tiauna Guglietti.

Syracuse finished third, with Morgan fifth, Roy No. 1 seventh, Roy No. 2 10th and Box Elder 14th.

Bonneville golfers win City-County by 1

Bonneville and Weber staged a battle for the top two spots in the City-County Golf Invitational on Monday afternoon at Ogden Gold and Country Club.

The Warriors had the top two finishers in Haylie Chugg and Bayleigh Woodland, but the Lakers posted a razor-thin win in the team chase, 374 to 375.

Chugg shot an 86, followed by Woodland at 88, Bonneville’s Tallie Alder at 90 and Bonneville’s Jamie Garner at 92. Bonneville’s Jessica Hancock and Ogden’s Xena Motes tied for fifth at 93.

Ogden was third at 404, with Fremont at 435. Roy did not field a full team.

St. Joseph has

coaching openings

St. Joseph High School is currently taking applications for the boys basketball and girls tennis coaching positions at the Ogden school.

The deadline to apply is April 8. For information, call athletic director Alex Salvo at the school or visit

UWBCA honors top girls hoops coaches

When the Utah Women’s Basktball Coaches Association stages its 2013 senior all-star games on Saturday, they will also honor their coaches of the year.

This year’s honorees include Davis’ Anne Jones and Fremont’s Lisa Dalebout from Region 1; Viewmont’s Clint Straatman from Region 2; Bonneville’s Mike Russell from Region 5; Clearfield’s Rebecca Packer and Bountiful’s Joel Burton from Region 6; and Bear River’s Van Park from Region 11.

The 5-A game is set for 10 a.m.; followed by the 3-A vs. 4-A game at noon, and the 1-A vs.2-A game at 2 p.m.

The rosters:

5-A North—Erin Reichle (Weber), Jessica Richardson (Davis), Natalie Mecham (Davis), Morgan Hartvigsen (Davis), Ashley Price (Layton), Livia Treseder (Layton), Tanesha Daniels (Fremont), Sydnee Acord (Northridge), Courtney Starks (Syracuse) and Takenna Hamblin (Syracuse); coaches—Van Price (Layton); Lisa Dalebout (Fremont).

3-A—Jordan Theurer (Bear River).

4-A—Tara Goldman (Sky View); Emilie Volk (Bonneville); Kennedy Merrick (Bountiful).

1-A—Katie Panushka (St. Joseph); Alisa Petersen (Rich); Alyssa Brown (Rich); coach—Joe Cravens (St. Joseph).

Ticket prices for the game are $5 for adults, free for children.

National school spirit award named

Logan County High School, which is located in Russellville, Kentucky, and Magoffin County High School, which is located in Salyersville, Kentucky, have been selected the 2013 national recipients of the “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

The “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” was created by the NFHS to recognize those individuals who exemplify the ideals of the spirit of sport that represent the core mission of education-based athletics.

Logan County High School, which is located in the western part of the state, and Magoffin County High School, located 281 miles to the east in the Appalachian Mountains, have not traditionally been common opponents or rivals in sports.

That all changed forever on Friday, March 2, 2012, when an EF3 tornado spun up in the rural Appalachian valley between the mountains and descended upon the tiny town of Salyersville.

That Friday was the night before the scheduled Kentucky High School Athletic Association 15th Region girls basketball game between Magoffin County and Paintsville High School. After much discussion, the game was moved to Monday night, just two days before the start of the state tournament. Before a very small contingent of Magoffin County fans — many of whom now owning only the clothes on their backs — the Lady Hornets defeated Paintsville, 49-40. M

Logan County coach Scot McAlister decided to offer his facility to Magoffin County as a “home away from home” in which it could practice, seek refuge or just get away. The friendship continues.

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