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From the sidelines: Down to the home stretch
by SHAIN GILLET
Apr 23, 2014 | 542 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Shane Gillet
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There are four more weeks left in the high school sports season.

Including what is left of the regular season and the state playoffs, which starts with 5A girls’ golf on May 12, soon there will no more high school sports to talk about.

The last possible game to be played will happen on May 23. On that day, a baseball champion will be crowned, and apart from a few high school All-Star baseball showcases, there won’t be any more high school sports to speak of until August.

Where has the time gone?

Just a few short weeks ago, Bountiful High School fans were celebrating the boys’ basketball team and their accomplishment in capturing the state 4A title.

Now as the end of April approaches, playoff races are coming down to the wire and playoff brackets are just starting to come into full focus.

But after a few weeks of the regular season and a few more weeks of playoffs, the high school sports season will be over.

What a season it’s been so far. 

We’ve seen champions get crowned for the first time in years, powerhouses fall to Cinderella teams, and championship traditions continue throughout the state as fall turned to winter and now spring.

The spring sports season isn’t likely to be any different. 

Viewmont’s soccer team is ranked third in 5A and still haven’t lost a game as of press time. The Woods Cross softball team has been fun to watch with its feast or famine style approach to its offense, and the Davis baseball team is in its usual position of fighting for the top spot in baseball’s Region 1 race.

All this with only roughly just a few weeks left in the regular season.

The state golf championships are going to be exciting to follow this year. Davis, coached by Lori Salvo, will be looking to capture the state title this year after falling short by one stroke last season.

Viewmont also finished in the top five, so they’re likely to be no slouch when the championship begins either.

There’s also the defending champion Vikings boys’ tennis team, which battled its way to a state championship after knocking off Brighton last season. 

They were one of the teams that finished in first place at the St. George Invitational this year, and will have a target on their back as they step onto the tennis court to defend their title this year.

There are still a lot of games to be played in the final weeks, and the success of many of the high schools here in the county is sure to continue.

I hope the homeward stretch will be just as exciting as the rest of the year has been.

Many of us have been in for a wild ride. I hope that ride continues through the next four weeks.

 

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