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RPI good in theory — but it still needs a little bit of work

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

RPI good in theory — but it still needs a little bit of work

We’ve seen the first postseason brackets released under the Utah High School Activities Association’s new Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) system, and there are a couple things that jump out from the football and girls soccer postseasons. First...

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Rivalry game is a must-see

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Rivalry game is a must-see

There’s nothing more exhilarating in the world of high school football than a rivalry game. Here in Tooele County, we’re lucky enough to have three schools within 15 miles of each other. And while Grantsville has the...

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That was everything a rivalry game should be

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

That was everything a rivalry game should be

Friday night’s football game between Tooele and Grantsville had just about everything anyone could ask for from a rivalry game. There were big hits. There was emotion. The star players were true stars. And, best of all,...

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Morning practices are a test of desire

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Morning practices are a test of desire

Full disclosure: I am not a morning person. Never have been, never will be. I was even less of a morning person when I was a teenager, and particularly when school wasn’t in session. The only reason...

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Local soccer squads full of promise

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Local soccer squads full of promise

The first contests of the 2019-20 high school sports season kick off today, with the Tooele girls soccer team traveling to Midvale to face Hillcrest and Stansbury’s girls facing Orem on the road. Yes, summer is over,...

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Nitro World Games sure to entertain

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Nitro World Games sure to entertain

The Nitro World Games are, in a word, ridiculous. And I don’t mean ridiculous in a “this is stupid” sense. I mean it in the sense of “what these athletes and their machines are able to do...

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Letting the kids play is good for the game

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Letting the kids play is good for the game

There are few things more rewarding, relaxing, humbling or frustrating — often, all at the same time — than a round of golf. Golf is a game that you can enjoy for a lifetime. It doesn’t matter...

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Former Jazz coach Sloan’s legacy larger than life

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Former Jazz coach Sloan’s legacy larger than life

Within the past couple days, it has been revealed that legendary former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan’s condition is worsening. Salt Lake Tribune columnist Gordon Monson gave us the bad news in his column Wednesday. Sloan, who...

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This summer will be over before you know it

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

This summer will be over before you know it

The 2019-20 high school sports season is just around the corner. Yeah, I know it’s still July, but I’m serious — it really is almost here. The first day of golf practice is next Monday. A week...

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College athletes are few and far between

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

College athletes are few and far between

For many high school athletes, sports are an avenue for learning valuable life lessons that will stay with them for the rest of their lives, while making memories with their peers along the way that they’ll never...

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