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[February 26, 2013]
Layton Christian ready for tourney run
Feb 26, 2013 (Standard-Examiner - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- The state 1-A boys basketball tournament begins Wednesday, with defending champion Layton Christian Academy geared up for another tourney run.
Coach Bobby Porter's Eagles (14-8) open play against either West Ridge or Valley at 10 a.m. at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield Tintic (17-3), Rich (13-5), Monticello (17-3) and Panguitch (18-4) are the other top seeds in the tournament, which runs through Saturday.
The Eagles' toughest test might come from Region 17 rival St. Joseph, which is playing well. Coach Chad Loosemore's Jayhawks hope to at least achieve one goal: win an opening-round tournament game.
The Jayhawks (14-6) meet Tabiona at 5:30 p.m. in their opener.
Newcomer Legacy Prep (10-4), a Davis County school, takes on Panguitch in the late game, set for 8:30 p.m.
Track signees A trio of Ogden High track and field athletes recently celebrated signing their letters of intent to compete at the college level.
A week ago, distance runner Jessica Sams inked her letter of intent to run for the University of Utah.
Boys runner Jordon Cross will run for Shorter University, in Rome, Ga., while distance runner Melissa Garrett has signed her track scholarship to Weber State.
Soccer signee In a recent recap of Top of Utah boys soccer players headed to play college sports, we didn't get the information right for Roy High defender Trase Stapley.
Stapley, of Hooper, signed a letter of intent to play soccer at the Military Academy at West Point.
Utah prep cycling league sets summit The Utah High School Cycling League is kicking off its second year with a "Leaders' Summit" to provide training for would-be coaches as well as ongoing education for existing coaches and other volunteers.
The two-day summit is March 16-17 at the Chase Peterson Heritage Center on the University of Utah Campus and features classes from nutrition to Mountain Biking 101.
General classroom seminars cover the nuts and bolts of working with high school student athletes in a National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) mountain bike club and provide basic knowledge about the league and how to operate a program.
For more information on the Leader Summit, visit www.utahmtb.org/events/leader-summit/.
Volleyball signal sequence altered In an effort to improve the flow of play in high school volleyball, the National Federation of State High School Associations volleyball rules committee has altered the signal sequence for officials.
The committee approved this significant change to Rule 5-2-1, along with seven other rules revisions, at its Jan. 7-9 meeting in Indianapolis.
The complete listing of all rules changes is available at www.nfhs.org.
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