Nearly 90,000 Utah high school students suited up for their school in the 2012-13 season.
The Utah High School Activities Association conducts championships in 20 sports -- 10 for boys and 10 for girls -- throughout the season. Top of Utah schools enjoyed success throughout the year, no more so than in the spring sports.
Area schools captured state championships in girls golf (St. Joseph, Box Elder) and track and field (Davis boys and girls), with a 1-A boys golf title for Layton Christian as well.
Top of Utah schools came close but were shut out of team titles in softball, usually a strong suit, with Box Elder County schools Bear River and Box Elder finishing as runner-ups in their classifications.
Layton High's basbeball squad played to the final possible day for competition in its bid to bring a state title North for the first time in many years. The Lancers fell to Bingham by a run in the championship game.
While the traditional region alignments seemed to be fairly balanced this past season, the UHSAA was forced into realignment for next year, with plenty of changes ahead for the Top of Utah.
Viewmont, a traditional Davis County rival that has been in Region 2 for the past several years, will rejoin Region 1 starting in the fall, making a seven-team league.
Ogden will move up to Region 5, making it a seven-team league as well. Morgan will also leave Region 11 for Region 10 -- playing Park City, Judge Memorial and three Eastern schools -- which signals a significant change for Region 11.
There will be state 3-AA and 3-A football class-ifications, making six title games in football in 2014.
Layton Christian will return to the state 2-A ranks, and compete in Region 14. St. Joseph will play in Region 18, the same league with a different name for the next three years.