Cavemen dominate American Fork Grass Relays

Caveman senior Zac Jacklin clocked a 9:57 two-mile over hay bales to win the Grass Relays

By Rich Winter

   If you've never attended the American Fork Grass Relays in American Fork, Utah, put it on the bucket list of great cross-country adventures. 

   The course is a one mile loop that runners must complete twice. The course is 2-miles long with four distinct, hay-bale jumps, including the gauntlet, at the 1-mile mark that features an 8-bale obstacle course that runners must hurdle to get past.

  Oh my!

  The American Fork boys served notice they will be a threat to win a 6th consecutive state title as they mowed down the competition and won with a combined relay time of 5 runners x 2 miles = 51:48 which is the 3rd fastest time in school history.

  American Fork's top runner, Zac Jacklin covered the course in 9:57, which is the 3rd fastest time ever run on that course.

Boys results: 

1st - Jacklin 9:57 AF

2nd - Casey Clinger - 10:04 AF (10th all time)

3rd - McKay Johns - 10:10 AF (19th all time)

4th - Christian Allen - Copper Hills 10:11 (20th all time)

Team race:

American Fork 51:48

Desert Hills: 52:58 - 9th all time.

Girls varsity results:

1st - Marlee Mitchell - Bingham 11:47 (3rd all time)

2nd - Alyssa Snyder - Park City 11:49 (4th all time)

3rd - Kashley Carter - Juab - 11:56 (8th all time)

4th - Kate Hunger - Provo - 12:02 (15th all time)

Team results:

1st - American Fork 62:03 - New team record

2nd - Jordan 63:15 (ninth all time)

Max Hall, former BYU QB arrested on shoplifting, cocaine possession

Former BYU and Arizona Cardinals QB, Max Hall arrested for shoplifting and cocaine possession

By Rich Winter

    Say it isn't so BYU!

   Former Brigham Young University and Arizona Cardinals quarterback, Max Hall was arrested on Friday and charged with possession of stolen items and cocaine possession.

     This news being reported by the Arizona Republic. 

In 2010, Max Hall was one of three Cardinals quarterbacks to make a start that year, but after going 1-2 that season and then participating in six games in 2011, Hall was out of the league.

    Police were called to a Best Buy store at 11:30 a.m. Friday where they allegedly found him with several items from the electronics story and a nearby Walmart. According to a Gilbert, Arizona, police spokesman, officers also found a "personal use quantity of cocaine."

    Hall had a solid career at BYU, finishing his career with 11-thousand yards and 94 touchdowns.
    Must be proud of his Alma Mater as he was wearing a BYU shirt when arrested. 

   

Why does the NFL allow Bill Belichick to give misleading information on the injury reports?

By Rich Witner

     So, this morning I'm driving around downtown Salt Lake City and I hear the news that Patriots tight-end Rob Gronkowski announced that he would be ready to go in game one against the Dolphins on Sunday. 

    "I'm ready to go. I'll be playing in week 1," Gronkowkski said.

   Will he?

    That evil genius Bill Belichick struck again on Tuesday to refute that report.

     "I'm glad that Rob's optimistic about his situation," Belichick told reporters. "With all due respect to Rob, I'm glad he feels the way he does, but in the end, we'll have to make the decision that we feel is best for the team and we'll do that as we go through the week."

    What?

    Is he or isn't he?

    You see, this is the kind of crap that irritates me about Bill Belichick. 

    Over the years he has been notoriously difficult to get injury information out of. He hedges his bets all through the week, when in my opinion, he flat out knows whether Gronk is going to play or not.

     I bet he drives the sports betting world crazy with this garbage!

     But of course, Evil Bill offered a mixed answer to the question.

    "A player hasn't played in preseason, there's still game speed and game situations and all the communication that goes on in the game," he said. "That's just different in practice. You have to be ready to handle that and work with your teammates in those conditions and that kind of timeframe and those type of game situations that change so fluidly. ... Your mind has to transfer situations and transfer them very quickly because every play takes on a new down and distance or possibly field position."

     More garbled talk!

"Players that aren't in the game need to be able to have that time on the sideline to make adjustments and be ready to anticipate things that are going to happen the next series and all that. You don't get good at those things with your teammates without being able to do them. It takes some time. Guys that don't play have to make that ground up."

    That crap is so funny to me. Bill Belichick took 250 words to throw up some smoke screen when all he really needed to say was yes or no.

   Dick!

   Now, I guess if you're a Patriots fan, this is probably funny to you because your evil genius strikes again.

      I thought the NFL had rules about this kind of information, in that, NFL teams had to be up-front and honest about the injury report.

    Why is Bill Belichick always allowed to skirt the question and then act all smug about it?

     Drives me crazy.......

GRRRRR

Utah's 3AA football statistical leaders

By Rich Winter

    As the Utah high school football season gets ready to launch into its 3rd week, some of the Utah preps are already launching themselves into statistical supremacy.

  What follows are the 3AA football statistical leaders as provided by a great high school website over at the Deseret News.

Rushing Touchdowns: Jeremiah Ieremia (Hurricane) 4 td's through two games.

IEREMIA, Jeremiah - Hurricane 2 4 2.0
COLTON, Tyson - Uintah 2 3 1.5
COWDIN, Bridger - Desert Hills 2 3 1.5
OLDROYD, Brock - Cedar 2 3 1.5
RIOS, Angelo - Ben Lomond 2 3 1.5
BRADY, Ryan - Tooele 2 3 1.5
Rushing yards: Bridger Cowdin - Deseret Hills 311 yards through two games.

COWDIN, Bridger - Desert Hills 2 43 311 7.2 155.5
COLTON, Tyson - Uintah 2 37 252 6.8 126.0
MORITZ, Ian - Park City 2 29 230 7.9 115.0
BRADY, Ryan - Tooele 2 44 215 4.9 107.5
GROVER, Dallin - Cedar 2 7 181 25.9 90.5
TIATIA, Pano - Pine View 2 26 180 6.9 90.0
REYNOLDS, Nate - Tooele 2 22 176 8.0 88.0
PELEGRIN, Josh - Park City 2 24 173 7.2 86.5
TAKAU, Ammon - Dixie 2 31 164 5.3 82.0
OLDROYD, Brock - Cedar 2 18 141 7.8 70.5
Passing TD's - Jake Frie (Snow Canyon) and Kody Wilstead Ammon Takau (5)

FREI, Jake - Snow Canyon 2 5 2.5
WILSTED, Kody - Pine View 2 5 2.5
TAKAU, Ammon - Dixie 2 5 2.5
RILEY, Walker - Bear River 2 4 2.0
VASQUEZ, Nova - Ben Lomond 2 4 2.0
WARMSLEY, Nick - Desert Hills 2 4 2.0
Passing Yards - Ammon Takau - 482 yards

Passing Yards

3AA

Games

Comp‒Att

Yards

Yards/ Comp.

Yards/ Game

TAKAU, Ammon - Dixie 2 40-75 482 12.1 241.0
FREI, Jake - Snow Canyon 2 24-60 429 17.9 214.5
WILSTED, Kody - Pine View 2 42-73 371 8.8 185.5
SMITH, Easton - Payson 2 21-48 224 10.7 112.0
WALKER, Riley - Bear River 2 20-38 207 10.4 103.5
WARMSLEY, Nick - Desert Hills 2 15-37 201 13.4 100.5


Receiving Touchdowns - Chance Thorkelson - Snow Canyon - 4

THORKLESON, Chance - Snow Canyon 2 4 2.0
ENCE, Blake - Pine View 2 3 1.5
ALLEN, Preston - Pine View 2 2 1.0
BEUS, Bridger - Bear River 2 2 1.0
FRONK, Cole - Bear River 2 2 1.0
GOMEZ, Julian - Ben Lomond 2 2 1.0
LOFTHOUSE, Trevor - Uintah 2 2 1.0
PALMER, Mason - Desert Hills 2 2 1.0
STICE, Landon - Stansbury 2 2 1.0
Receiving Yards - Chance Thorkelson - Snow Canyon - 265
THORKLESON, Chance - Snow Canyon 2 12 265 22.1 132.5
FRONK, Cole - Bear River 2 13 246 18.9 123.0
ALLEN, Preston - Pine View 2 12 142 11.8 71.0
Tackles - McKade Mitton - Bear River - 31

 
MITTON, McKade - Bear River 2 31 15.5
COWDIN, Tucker - Desert Hills 2 27 13.5
HARMON, John - Payson 2 26 13
BARKDULL, Chandler - Park City 2 24 12
GROVER, Dallin - Cedar 2 22 11
MORRIS, Badge - Desert Hills 2 22 11
SCHWARTZMAN, Nicholas - Tooele 2 21 10.5
ROBINSON, Jayden - Cedar 2 20 10
Interceptions - Jonathon Ficken - Tooele - 2
FICKEN, Jonathon - Tooele 2 2 1.0
MORITZ, Ian - Park City 2 1 0.5
MASSEY, Patrick - Uintah 2 1 0.5
JOHNSON, Brayden - Pine View 2 1 0.5
HAMMONS, Hayden - Bear River 2 1 0.5
ASAASA, Pioneer - Pine View 2 1 0.5
BORNESS, Bjorn - Park City 2 1 0.5
BARRY, Britton - Dixie 2 1 0.5
BAKER, Dalton - Payson 2 1 0.5
SEWELL, Nephi - Desert Hills 2 1 0.5
CERVANTES, Preston - Park City 2 1 0.5
Sacks - Tucker Cowdin - Desert Hills
COWDIN, Tucker - Desert Hills 2 4.5 2.3
LOVELESS, Riley - Payson 2 2.5 1.3
MADDUX, Grayson - Park City 2 2 1
MORRIS, Badge - Desert Hills 2 1.5 0.8
    Make sure ya check out the rest of the prep sports spot at the Deseret News.

You can follow me @panicgalore as I'll be busting out a bunch of Utah prep stuff. 

Beautiful Bald Eagle and Burkhalter victorious at Mobridge Invite

Destiny Beautiful Bald Eagle won the girls varsity cross country race at the Mobridge Invite

By Rich Winter

  Cheyenne Eagle-Butte senior, Destiny Beautiful Bald Eagle started her final campaign for the Braves on a good note, winning the girl's varsity race at the Mobridge Invitational with a time of 16:39. She easily outdistanced 2nd place finisher Kelsey Vandenhemel of Stanley County, who was 32 seconds back. 

The Eagle Butte girls finished 2nd to Potter County, but showed some good depth and some nice effort for an early season meet.

CEB finishers:

1st - Beautiful Bald Eagle - 16:39

6th - Xandria Norris - 17:44

16th - Ivy Norris - 19:16

19th - Tori Ensen - 19:37

20th - Dawnee Keckler - 19:57

Team points - Potter County 24, CEB 30

1Beautiful Bald Eagle, Destiny12Cheyenne Eagle Butte High School16:39.1012

Vandenhemel, Kelsey11Stanley County High School17:11.20--

3Burkhalter, Ruth11Bison High School17:16.60--4Flatt, Hannah10Potter County17:20.7025Garrett, Shamra9Dupree High School17:41.70--6Norris, Xandria8Cheyenne Eagle Butte High School17:44.1037Burkhalter, Rebekah8Bison High School17:49.40--8Cordell, SashaPotter County17:56.5049Larson, Delanie9Potter County17:56.50510Marton, Emily8McLaughlin18:02.10--11Larson, EmiliePotter County18:21.40612Aberle, Mary12Timber Lake High School18:30.50--13Engel, Shayna12Faith High School19:39.90--14Turning Heart, Jaymale8Dupree High School18:46.20--15Hageman, Kalecia12Potter County18:52.60716Norris, Ivy10Cheyenne Eagle Butte High School19:16.40817Ellison, Amber10Lemmon High School19:31.20--18Meyer, MadisonMcIntosh High School19:32.10--19Ensen, Tori9Cheyenne Eagle Butte High School19:37.00920Keckler, Dawnee11Cheyenne Eagle Butte High School19:58.101021Rameriz, Guadalu11Edmunds Central20:21.40--22Dupris, Makenzie9Dupree High School20:49.70--23Kohlus, ReAnne11Mobridge - Pollock20:52.50--24McLaughlin, SydneeMcLaughlin21:09.40--25Weyand, Emma11Potter County21:10.801126Maher, Morgen8McIntosh High School21:14.50--27Jensen, Tayler9Dupree High School21:19.70--28Baumeister, Megan9McIntosh High School21:45.70--29Schmeichel, Kiara9McLaughlin22:16.90--30Cadotte, BriannaWakpala High School22:36.50--31Chasing Hawk, Ashley10Wakpala High School22:54.30--32Fulkerson, Emma9Mobridge - Pollock22:57.00--33Tabuera, JustineMcIntosh High School23:54.90--34Moran, EmilyMcLaughlin25:52.70--35Mckee, HarmonyWakpala High School28:22.00--Team ScoresPlaceTeamPointsScorersTimes1Potter County242+4+5+6+7 (11)1:31 1-5 Split | 18:05 Avg2Cheyenne Eagle Butte High School311+3+8+9+103:19 1-5 Split | 18:38 Avg

  In the boys varsity race, Bison 9th grader, Daniel Burkhalter blew away the field with an impressive opening run of 16:14 for 5k. Burkhalter won the race by about 90 seconds over 2nd place finisher Austin Brown of Stanley County. 

Edward Norris of CEB was the Braves lone runner, finishing 17th with a time of 20:25

M 5,000 Meter Run - Finals
Place Athlete Team Result Points
1 Burkhalter, Daniel 9 Bison High School 16:16.40 --
2 Brown, Austin 12 Stanley County High School 17:54.40 --
3 McKinstry, Josh 10 Bison High School 18:00.00 --
5 Vandenhemel, Shay 9 Stanley County High School 18:26.90 --
6 Mellette, Jaren Wakpala High School 18:32.90 --
7 Eagle Chasing, Ethan 9 Dupree High School 18:45.80 --
8 Nobles, Justin 12 Mobridge - Pollock 18:51.40 --
9 Jacobs, Justin 10 Mobridge - Pollock 19:03.20 --
10 Smith, Lucas 10 Potter County 19:03.80 --
11 Jewitt, Gage 11 Timber Lake High School 19:03.80 --
12 Taken Alive, Stephan 12 McLaughlin 19:32.20 --
13 Jacobs, Aaron 10 Mobridge - Pollock 19:34.30 --
14 Kramme, Shale 11 Stanley County High School 20:02.50 --
15 Achambault, Ezra McLaughlin 20:06.30 --
16 Arnold, Kordell 11 McIntosh High School 20:10.40 --
17 Noris, Edward Cheyenne Eagle Butte High School 20:25.10 --
18 Pearman, Kegan Mobridge - Pollock 20:52.00 --
19 Uhrig, Trever McIntosh High School 21:08.90 --
20 Aukland, Joey 9 Bison High School 21:10.60 --
21 Martin, Khalen Faith High School 21:43.30 --
22 Ulrich, Jacob 11 Faith High School 21:52.50 --
23 Mellette, Ben Wakpala High School 22:18.70 --
24 Ulrich, James 9 Faith High School 22:22.30 --
25 Donovan, Trent 11 Potter County 22:53.60 --
26 Hauck, Kyle 10 Edmunds Central 23:03.80 --
27 Deuter, Bailley 10 Faith High School 23:25.60 --
28 Chandler, Teridon Wakpala High School 28:24.80 --
29 Archambault, Devon McLaughlin 29:19.60 --
30 Taken Alive, Marcus McLaughlin 29:36.80 --
Team Scores
Place Team Points Scorers Times

Fantasy QB - (Week 1) - Start em, Sit em, drop em

Peyton Manning wont have seven tds but he should have at least???

By Rich Winter

     With the NFL getting ready to start on Thursday, it's time to get serious about your fantasy football roster and who you should be starting, sitting or hiding in the bushes for shame waiting until the waiver wire opens so you can drop the dupers that ended up on your team.

   With that, each week, White Mamba and myself, Sports Instigator, will be dropping out our fantasy, start em, sit em and drop em series for the QB, RB and WR positions.

  You'll get the facts, the stats and some pretty fun rap.

Week one QB's

Start em:

Aaron Rodgers - As much as my gut tells me the Seattle defense is going to be special, I have a feeling Aaron Rodgers and the Pack have something in the back pocket for a Seahawk team that (scabbed) out the last time they played. High powered green bay offense

Predictions - Rodgers 275 yards and two td's

Russell Wilson - This kid moved up my draft board every time he stepped on the field this pre-season. He looks like he has every nuance of the offense under his belt. I think he'll have to play some catch up to a GB team that is going to score.

Predictions - Wilson 250 yards 1 td, 50 yards rushing 1 td.

Tony Romo - Do the Cowboys have any chance if Romo doesn't put up big numbers? Niners D has some question marks. I think Romo goes off. 

Predictions - Romo 340 yards 3 td's (one sack that makes you wonder how long his season will last)

Jay Cutler - Alright Mr. Cutler, show us what you got! Alshon Jeffrey, Brandon Marshall, Matt Forte, Martellus Bennett and a so-so defense. At home vs. the Bills, you had better go off.

Predictions: Cutler 275 yards 2 td's. 

Drew Brees - Saints at Falcons always seems to be a barn burner...big game for Brees

Predictions: 325 yards and 2 td's

Matt Ryan: Ditto...big game with a high scoring outcome vs. the Saints

Predictions: Ryan 295 and 2 td's

Tom Brady - I've been touting this man's abilities all through the pre-season. Gronk is healthy finally and those receivers are pretty comfy with capt. Tom. At Miami...Pats win going away. 

Predictions: Brady 325 and 3 td's

Peyton Manning - Colts at Denver - Peyton won't get 7 td's or will he? He'll put up points.

Predictions: Manning 300 yards and 2 td's...solid Denver running game takes over in second half...(Sorry Mamba)

Andrew Luck - This is a payback game for Denver and I'm anxious to see Denver's new defense and all the weapons the Colts have.

Predictions: I think Luck struggles in the first half but they'll be behind and Luck will be throwing the ball, a lot, in the second half. Luck 325 and 2 td's. 

Matt Stafford - Giants at Lions - Oh my! Ummm, I think Stafford has a gigantic first half with a couple of scores. Giants will be down big so not so many yards but at least two scores

Predictions: Stafford 225 yards and 3 scores.

Joe Flacco - Just have a feeling here that Flacco gets the Ravens off to a good start. Terrible year a season ago but I think big Joe has a nice opener against the Bengals.

Flacco - 295 and 2 td's, 1 rush.

SIT EM - Starring Cam Newton

Sit em:

Cam Newton - He's hurt, he lost a lot of weapons, he's playing on the road. Not seeing a lot I like here.

Newton - 190 yards and 1 rushing td

Colin Kaepernick - I think Kaepernick was the most overrated fantasy QB in all draft leagues this year, and he had a terrible pre-season. He's a notorious slow starter and I think the Niners will try to run the ball.

Kaepernick - 175 and 1 td

Geno Smith - I flip-flopped on this one for a bit. They are playing the Raiders though!

Smith - 250 yards 1 td, 2 int's

Andy Dalton - Somehow I just think at the Ravens is going to be a tough one for Dalton. The Benglas might win, but not because Dalton goes off.

Dalton 244 yards, 1 score

RG3 - I think Houston is gonna hit this man hard. RG2 has struggled with the offense this camp and I don't expect it to be pretty in the first week.

RG3 - 225 yards 1 td, 40 rush 

Ben Roethlisberger - I just feel an ugly game coming on with the Browns

Big Ben - 225 yards and 1 td

Alex Smith - It's a good thing you got the money because the wheels are about to come off in KC

Smith - 225 yards 1 td, 2 int's

Ryan Tannehill - Prove it to me before I believe

Tannehill - 215 yards and 1 td, 2 int's

Josh McCown - I think Tampa wins this game and I'm interested to see how McCown does as the man. Interested means I sit him...This week.

McCown - 220 and 2 td's

Philip Rivers - I just anticipate an ugly game with Arizona. 

Rivers - 255 yards and 1 td

Carson Palmer - Ditto

Palmer - 220 yards and 1 td

Nick Foles - For some reason, I'm not digging Nick Foles and the Eagles this week. That receiving corps has been banged around this preseason and I think the Eagles win but they win on the ground. 

Foles - 240 and 1 td.

Matt Cassel - Oh Dear Lord Minnesota...always looking for a QB...

Cassell - 220 and 1 td, 2 int's (Bridgewater comes in late)

Drop em:

Derek Carr -

EJ Manuel

Chad Henne

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Brian Hoyer

Jake Locker

Eli Manning - Is this the end for Eli in New York...at Detroit...we shall see 5-0 preseason Giants..

whoever the Rams start;

Fantasy - Should you hitch your fantasy wagon to Trent Richardson?

Trent Richardson and his 3.3 yards per carry career average might give fantasy owners fits this season

By Rich Winter

    Well, the old Fantasy Football train gets rolling on Thursday so make sure the dupers in your league don't forget to set their line-ups.

    I've been trying to make sense of this Indianapolis Colts team all through the pre-season. I like what I see on offense and I think Andrew Luck and those receivers are about to blow up, but what the hell are you going to do with those cruddy running backs on the roster. 

  Thank God Vick Ballard got hurt in the pre-season or it would have been even messier to figure out what is going on.

 The choices:

Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw - Hmmmm?

So, what does Trent Richardson bring to the table.

2012 - 950 yards with 11 td's and 51 catches with 367 yards and 1 td

  Holy cow, he appeared headed for greatness but suddenly Cleveland let him go and I'm not so sure Indy was happy to have him.

2013 - (With Indy) 14 games, 458 yards and 3 td's - 28 catches for 265 and 1 td.

   Richardson averaged 2.9 yards per carry for the Colts last season. That's not exactly a ringing endorsement for seeing the ball more.

And then you have Ahmad Bradshaw listed as the No. 2 RB.

What has he done lately?

2010 - 1235 yards with 8 td's, 47 catches for 314 and 0 td's

2011 - 659 yards with 9 td's, 34 catches for 267 yards and 2 td's

2012 - 1015 yards with 6 td's, 23 catches for 245 yards and 0 td's

 And then he got traded to the Colts

2013 - 186 yards rushing 2 td's, 7 receptions 42 yards and 0 td's

What did the Colts RB's do in the preseason

Game 1 - 

Trent Richardson 5-13

AB - DNP

Game 2 - 

TR - 9-21

AB - DNP

Game 3

TR - 6 - 17

AB - 3-2 

Game 4

Neither RB played in game four of the preseason.

  Well, that leaves us with only my analysis to clear this up.

Trent Richardson - I'm not exactly sure what it is about TR, but I just don't see him having that fast-twitch muscle reaction that allows him to be elusive and make people miss. I don't consider the Colts to be a power team but more of a finesse team. If they had bulldozers plowing the way for TR, he might have a chance. As it stands, that 3.3 career yards per carry could be going downhill.

Still, he can catch the ball out of the backfield and he is a starter.

  ESPN has Richardson ranked as the No. 25 option at fantasy RB.

  I guess he's a starter in the NFL, but I'm not touching him for a No. 2 RB. 

Ahmad Bradshaw - Based on his preseason numbers and his age and declining stats in the past couple of years, I see no fantasy value for Bradshaw, although he is ranked as the No. 60 RB by ESPN.

    Unless something has changed with Richardson or the scheme of the Indianapolis Colts, I just can't see 1000 yards from Trent Richardson.

Rich Winter predictions - 850 yards 4 scores with 250 receiving and 1 td.

I pose this question, with all of the high powered offenses in the NFL these days, could the Colts inability to run the ball be there ultimate demise?

   Stay tuned, I guess we'll find out in about six days.

Follow me @panicgalore.

I like what I see from the Todd County cross country teams

Kelsie Herman started her TCHS varsity career with a 4th place finish at Douglas

By Rich Winter

    I've been just giddy all weekend thinking about the results of the Douglas Invitational cross country race held on Friday just outside of Rapid City.

    7th grader Kelsie Herman locked horns with some of the best AA runners in South Dakota and finished 4th with a good time in very windy conditions.

     Just who was she running against?

1st - Emily Person Stevens - 16:13 - 4th in AA meet a year ago

2nd - Jamie Schwiess - Rapid City Stevens 16:24 - 9th in AA meet a year ago.

3rd - Gretchen Blain - Spearfish - 16:28 - 12th in AA meet a year ago. 

4th - Kelsie Herman - Todd County - 16:42

5th - Allison Green - Sturgis - 16:54 - 8th in AA meet a year ago.

6th - Klair Kirche - STM - 16:57 - 25th in Class A meet a year ago. 

  In addition, the Lady Falcons looked pretty strong for an opening meet. 

19th - Amory Prue - Todd County - 18:37

22nd - Karli Prue - Todd County 18:46

27th - Haylee Quick Bear - Todd County - 19:37 (Quick Bear was on the podium at the state meet a year ago but rested most of the summer to deal with a foot injury. She's tough as nails and I expect her to be up there in a very short time.

    That Herman girl is tough, watch out east river. 

  Todd County boys:

Pretty impressed with what the Todd County boys did also.

 The race was won by Sturgis athlete Jacob Simmons who ran a 17:23

Daniel Whirlwind Soldier was the top Falcon runner, finishing 14th.

14th - Daniel WWS - 19:13

16th - Tobias Weddell - 19:23

19th - Donald Aquallo - 20:00

27th - Lee Sharpfish - 21:17

Todd County finished 2nd in the team race behind Rapid City Stevens.

Stevens 16

Todd County 69

St. Thomas More 74

Pine Ridge - 81

South Dakota Week 1 cross country performance list

Photo by Kernit Grimshaw from the Douglas early Bird Meet

By Rich Winter

   Week one of the high school cross country season is in the books and we've already gotten some fast times and good looks at teams that will be looking tough come state meet time in late October.

   Big shout out to Jesse Coy at http://sd.milesplit.com/meets/results. Because of him, I'm able to put together lists like this on a weekly basis.

   Shout out to Mission, South Dakota sports photographer, Kernit Grimshaw who will be all over South Dakota covering the high school cross season like no other. You can check out his amazing work at http://kernit.zenfolio.com/

    If you have pictures and or meet results or even an athlete that you would like to see featured, send me an email at richwinter85@gmail.com

Here we go...please share with other cross fans, WE KNOW AT THE END OF THE DAY WE ALL FAMILY, RIGHT?

Douglas Early Bird: 

Girls Results:

F 4000 Meter Run - Finals
Place Athlete Team Result Points
1 Person, Emily 12 Rapid City Stevens High School 16:13.71 1
2 Schweiss, Jamie 11 Rapid City Stevens High School 16:24.63 2
3 Blain, Gretchen 10 Spearfish High School 16:28.93 --
4 Herman, Kelsie Todd County High School 16:42.61 --
5 Green, Allison 9 Sturgis Brown High School 16:54.80 --
6 Kirsch, Klaire 9 St. Thomas More High School 16:57.32 3
7 Cooper, Kaci St. Thomas More High School 17:00.21 4
8 Roskam, Felicia 11 Rapid City Stevens High School 17:01.94 5
9 Dykstra, Kendra 11 Rapid City Stevens High School 17:12.35 6
10 Fine, Mallory 12 Rapid City Stevens High School 17:15.28 7
11 Coyle, Ellie 11 Philip High School 17:31.02 --
12 Bradsky, Samantha St. Thomas More High School 17:44.68 8
13 Larsen, Maddisen 11 Lead - Deadwood High School 18:01.08 --
14 Thomsen, Julianne 10 Custer High School 18:16.32 --
15 Kehn, Reegin 9 Sturgis Brown High School 18:19.93 --
16 Sawyer, Vanessa 11 Hot Springs High School 18:22.95 --
17 Huntley, Savannah 12 Rapid City Christian 18:25.09 --
18 Delzer, Emily 12 Rapid City Stevens High School 18:35.34 9
19 Prue, Amory 10 Todd County High School 18:37.70 --
20 Frost, Paige 12 Sturgis Brown High School 18:41.33 --
21 Kelly, Cooper 12 St. Thomas More High School 18:45.83 10
22 Prue, Karli 8 Todd County High School 18:46.88 --
23 Grout, Brooke 11 Spearfish High School 18:52.90 --
24 Adrian, Taleigh 8 Hill City High School 18:59.55 --
25 Leber, Delaney 9 Newell 19:21.95 --
26 Deuter, Claire 12 Rapid City Stevens High School 19:30.08 11
27 Quick Bear, Haylee 8 Todd County High School 19:37.12 --
28 Ross, Skylar 10 Hill City High School 19:44.05 --
29 Wiederhold, Michal 12 Hill City High School 20:34.60 --
30 Lays Bad, Tepengah Pine Ridge 20:52.75 --
31 Spotted Bear, Miracle Pine Ridge 21:02.05 --
32 Cronin, Theresa 11 St. Thomas More High School 21:17.30 12
33 Alexander, Austin Newell 22:18.42 --
34 Carlow, Jordan 10 Pine Ridge 22:20.49 --
35 Wallace, Amber 11 Newell 24:37.82 --
36 Means, Pricilla Little Wound School 30:29.68 --
37 Spotted Eagle, Syviana Little Wound School 30:30.03 --
 Boys varsity results: Simmons wins in Douglas

M 5,000 Meter Run - FinalsPlaceAthleteTeamResultPoints1Simmons, Jacob12Sturgis Brown High School17:23.48--2Poston, Mark12Rapid City Stevens High School17:35.7313Haaland, Connor12Rapid City Stevens High School17:44.8224Pfeifle, Tom12Rapid City Stevens High School17:49.4035Christoffer, Tristan10Rapid City Stevens High School17:49.7146Barnes, Joseph12Spearfish High School18:02.27--7Julian, Luke10St. Thomas More High School18:08.5258Dooley, Chance11Custer High School18:20.65--9Herman, Shane12Custer High School18:31.71--10Old Horse, Tristan10Hot Springs High School18:56.81--11Blank, Bryce12Rapid City Stevens High School19:02.46612Harrison, Parker12Rapid City Stevens High School19:05.96713Johnson, Charles12Rapid City Stevens High School19:06.21814Whirlwind Soldier, Dan12Todd County High School19:13.55915Jones, Andrew12Rapid City Stevens High School19:18.39--16Weddell, Tobias12Todd County High School19:23.481017Finster, Nathan12Lead - Deadwood High School19:49.47--18Harms, Gabe12Sturgis Brown High School19:57.36--19Aquallo, Donald9Todd County High School20:00.291120Deleon, Perez12Pine Ridge20:02.351221Takahashi, Matt12Sturgis Brown High School20:08.10--22Harris, Justin11Spearfish High School20:16.98--23Trainor, Ty9St. Thomas More High School20:19.491324Hagemann, Derek12Rapid City Christian20:30.11--25Cottier, WesPine Ridge20:48.521426Hovdenes, Matt11Spearfish High School20:54.92--27Sharpfish, LeeTodd County High School21:16.171528Hofmann, Max12Rapid City Stevens High School21:32.49--29Cedar, Face11Pine Ridge21:48.101630Kovall-Scarlett, Jared12St. Thomas More High School21:58.291731Krump, Ryan11St. Thomas More High School22:16.391832Rolph, Garrett9Newell22:26.00--33Yeargen, CalebHill City High School22:46.34--34Ladeaux, JohnPine Ridge22:57.161935Srska, IanNewell23:10.21--36Dupont, Taylor12Spearfish High School23:15.24--37Bad Milk, Steve11Pine Ridge23:19.812038Maher, Sean11St. Thomas More High School24:51.552139Davis, Bradley12Pine Ridge26:29.122240Anderson, Nick9Newell26:56.13--41Weller, Tunweya10Pine Ridge26:57.072342Kills In Sight, UmpoTodd County High School30:06.0024Team ScoresPlaceTeamPointsScorersTimes1Rapid City Stevens High School161+2+3+4+6 (7+8)1:26 1-5 Split | 18:00 Avg2Todd County High School699+10+11+15+2410:52 1-5 Split | 21:59 Avg3St. Thomas More High School745+13+17+18+216:43 1-5 Split | 21:30 Avg4Pine Ridge8112+14+16+19+20 (22+23)3:17 1-5 Split | 21:47 Avg

Cole Sargent Wins in Miller - Who? Cole Sargent from Miller Class A

M 5,000 Meter Run - FinalsPlaceAthleteTeamResultPoints1Sargent, Cole10Miller Area High School16:56.9012

Cowins, Riley11Mitchell High School17:24.52--3Breitling, Mason12Miller Area High School17:34.7424Waldrop, Trey11Miller Area High School18:03.2735Medicine, Owen12Dakota Christian School18:28.06--6Voigt, Aaron9Gregory High School18:40.69--7Hauke, Morgan12Chamberlain High School19:05.17--8Lopez, Jacob11Chamberlain High School19:06.52--9Manning, JasonMiller Area High School19:12.06410Lee, CobyMitchell High School19:18.28--11Russell, Hunter9Miller Area High School19:22.38512Cahoy, Cole12Bon Homme High School19:50.25--13LaRoche, MarioLyman High School19:54.33--14Peterman, HaydenMiller Area High School20:04.62615Haider, Tate8Wolsey Wessington High School20:18.26--16McManigal, Derek11Lyman High School20:25.88--17Klundt, Mitchel12Gregory High School20:33.09--18Klinnert, Nate9Bon Homme High School20:35.41--19Klinnert, Kyle12Bon Homme High School20:38.44--20Spinar, Connor10Mt. Vernon High School20:50.48--21Hejna, Anton9Bon Homme High School20:58.87--22Klundt, Max9Gregory High School21:07.07--23Keeter, Beau12Miller Area High School21:19.11724Roeder, Kendall12Gregory High School21:21.17--25Brink, Josiah12Platte-Geddes High School21:26.65--26Buche, Zachary11Mitchell Christian21:43.47--27Hough, Zach12Chamberlain High School22:23.66--28Swanson, Liam12Avon High School22:50.30--Team ScoresPlaceTeamPointsScorersTimes1Miller Area High School151+2+3+4+5 (6+7)2:25 1-5 Split | 18:13 Avg

Mitchell varsity girls:

F 4000 Meter Run - FinalsPlaceAthleteTeamResultPoints1Gregerson, Lainey8Mt. Vernon High School16:23.0712Gregerson, Lorna8Mt. Vernon High School16:23.4723Krause, Mary10Mitchell High School16:28.64--4Westendorf, Tay9Mt. Vernon High School16:45.0435Byers, Anna12Chamberlain High School16:52.33--6Schmidt, Savannah10Mt. Vernon High School16:56.5347Warnke, Megan8Gregory High School17:03.44--8Robinson, Ashley10Wosely-Wessington17:10.16--9Byers, Ella8Chamberlain High School17:15.13--10Risseeuw, Savannah8Mt. Vernon High School17:19.28511Eitemiller, Sadie11Wagner High School17:26.87--12Lulf, Quinn10Lyman High School17:38.30--13Sully, Bethany10Wagner High School18:12.54--14Barnett, Margaret8Wagner High School18:17.71--15Engebretson, Reganne11Platte-Geddes High School18:31.74--16Eddy, Paige9Bon Homme High School18:43.18--17Goodlow, Brittney12Chamberlain High School19:34.28--18Choal, Phoenix11Lyman High School19:42.53--19Tyrell, Madeline12Chamberlain High School19:59.34--20Barnett, Kelsey10Wagner High School20:07.41--21Engebretson, Katy8Platte-Geddes High School20:12.64--22Cap, Heidi11Avon High School20:25.18--23Graesser, Molly11Gregory High School20:42.49--24Eddy, Courtney11Bon Homme High School22:07.70--25Brink, Grace10Platte-Geddes High School23:02.54--26Schryvers, Sammy10Avon High School24:27.40--Team ScoresPlaceTeamPointsScorersTimes1Mt. Vernon High School151+2+3+4+50:56 1-5 Split | 16:45 Avg

Pierre Invitational: Tanner Peltier wins boys 4000 

M 4000 Meter Run - Finals
Place Athlete Team Result Points
1 Peltier, Tanner 12 Aberdeen Central High School 13:17.90 1
2 Keyes, Jebben 11 Pierre TF Riggs 13:36.80 2
3 Cottier, Andrew 10 Rapid City Central High School 13:45.90 --
4 McKinley, Seth 11 Pierre TF Riggs 13:48.60 3
5 Howard, Micah 12 Pierre TF Riggs 14:10.30 4
6 Wollman, Jack 11 Pierre TF Riggs 14:14.30 5
7 Deming, Tristan 10 Rapid City Central High School 14:17.20 --
8 Woods, Patrick 12 Aberdeen Central High School 14:20.20 6
9 Jones, Porter 10 Pierre TF Riggs 14:27.30 7
10 Stiles, Ryan 12 Rapid City Central High School 14:32.80 --
11 Mahowald, Nick 11 Pierre TF Riggs 14:54.40 8
12 Eisenbeisz, Bennett 12 Pierre TF Riggs 14:56.70 9
13 Tiede, Alex 11 Aberdeen Central High School 14:58.30 10
14 Fisk, Jon 11 Aberdeen Central High School 15:23.10 11
15 Moore, Josh Aberdeen Central High School 16:19.00 12
16 Goethels, Chauncy 11 Aberdeen Central High School 16:40.00


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Utah 4A football Statistical leaders

Britian Covey has been churning out huge chunks of yardage in his first two games

By Rich Winter

     Boy, I started looking through the statistical leaders for Utah 4A football on the Deseret News, prep web-site and was startled when seeing just exactly what Timpview's Britain Covey is doing.

    Darn those Covey's, they just know how to win, right?

    Here is a look at some of Utah's best athletes in the 4A division of high school football.

Rushing TD's:

COVEY, Britain - Timpview 2 7 3.5
SIMMONDS, Kaden - Bountiful 2 4 2.0
GILES, Tomasi - Woods Cross 2 4 2.0
AVERETT, Scott - Springville 2 3 1.5
DAMUNI, Levani - Mountain Crest 2 3 1.5
ERSKINE, Sealun - Bonneville 2 3 1.5
SCHWAB, Tanner - Mountain Crest 2 3 1.5
UDY, Connor - Box Elder 2 3 1.5
Rushing yards: Holy, those Corner Canyon kids can run the ball
COVEY, Britain - Timpview 2 39 355 9.1 177.5
OGDEN, Riley - Corner Canyon 2 33 339 10.3 169.5
EBELING, Mike - Corner Canyon 2 23 261 11.3 130.5
PEMBROKE, Thomas - Highland 2 29 261 9.0 130.5
HERMANN, Isaac - Sky View 2 51 227 4.5 113.5
UDY, Connor - Box Elder 2 37 182 4.9 91.0
BRADLEY, Tristan - Timpview 2 34 178 5.2 89.0
HEIMULI, Houston - Bountiful 2 22 160 7.3 80.0
NOLES, Taylor - Spanish Fork 2 28 156 5.6 78.0
GUSTIN, Porter - Salem Hills 2 13 148 11.4 74.0
RUSSON, Aleck - Skyline 2 22 140 6.4 70.0
HINKLEY, Brayden - Provo 2 16 135 8.4 67.5

Passing touchdowns - Jaren Hall, Maple Mtn. 

HALL, Jaren - Maple Mountain 2 6 3.0
IONGI, Villami - Provo 2 6 3.0
HANEY, Jace - Clearfield 2 6 3.0
CASH, Drew - Murray 2 5 2.5
CHIPMAN, Braxton - Skyline 2 5 2.5
DAVIS, Garrett - Wasatch 2 5 2.5
SKIDMORE, Tyler - Roy 2 5 2.5
GUSTIN, Porter - Salem Hills 2 4 2.0
WILDMAN, Kinkade - Logan 2 4 2.0
BEACH, Garrison - Sky View 2 4 2.0
Passing yards - Tyler Skidmore - Roy

SKIDMORE, Tyler - Roy 2 36-55 653 18.1 326.5
WILDMAN, Kinkade - Logan 2 36-77 534 14.8 267.0
HALL, Jaren - Maple Mountain 2 33-67 484 14.7 242.0
GUSTIN, Porter - Salem Hills 2 28-52 431 15.4 215.5
BEACH, Garrison - Sky View 2 34-58 392 11.5 196.0
MORTENSEN, Cameron - Ogden 2 31-60 352 11.4 176.0
IONGI, Villami - Provo 2 36-36 350 9.7 175.0
CASH, Drew - Murray 2 13-31 340 26.2 170.0
COVEY, Britain - Timpview 2 25-39 291 11.6 145.5
Receiving Touchdowns - 
GRAVELY, Travis - Clearfield 2 4 2.0
CROYLE, Alex - Bonneville 2 3 1.5
HAMBRIC, Deondre - Clearfield 2 3 1.5
JONES, Nate - Roy 2 3 1.5
MORTENSON, Bryce - Sky View 2 3 1.5
RICHMOND, Riley - Murray 2 3 1.5
CLOWARD, Cade - Wasatch 2 3 1.5
Receiving yards - Cody Hobbs - Roy
HOBBS, Cody - Roy 2 14 295 21.1 147.5
ARTIST, Chad - Logan 2 11 240 21.8 120.0
RICHMOND, Riley - Murray 2 4 192 48.0 96.0
MINER, Canon - Maple Mountain 2 8 190 23.8 95.0
CROYLE, Alex - Bonneville 2 8 188 23.5 94.0
MCRAE, Alex - Sky View 2 21 180 8.6 90.0
MORTENSON, Bryce - Sky View 2 7 148 21.1 74.0
NACUA, Samson - Timpview 2 9 145 16.1 72.5
Tackles - Bracken Williams - Logan 

WILLIAMS, Bracken - Logan 2 28 14
GUSTIN, Porter - Salem Hills 2 23 11.5
DEHART, Andrew - Bonneville 2 22 11
LARSON, Jordan - Maple Mountain 2 20 10
SAWYER, Jake - Logan 2 20 10
ALBRECHT, Hayden - Salem Hills 2 19 9.5
FOLEY, Scott - Timpview 2 17 8.5
PITCHER, Jake - Sky View 2 17 8.5
Interceptions:
BROWN, Jaden - Roy 2 3 1.5
MCRAE, Alex - Sky View 2 2 1.0
SMITH, Cooper - Salem Hills 2 2 1.0
CAHOON, Jake - Corner Canyon 2 2 1.0
Sacks - Scott Foley - Timpview

 
FOLEY, Scott - Timpview 2 5 2.5
PITCHER, Jake - Sky View 2 4 2
ALBRECHT, Hayden - Salem Hills 2 3.5 1.8
BLANTHORN, Garred - Maple Mountain 2 3 1.5
GUSTIN, Porter - Salem Hills 2 3 1.5
KARTCHNER, Gaige - Corner Canyon 2 3 1.5
LUNT, Auztin - Skyline 2 3 1.5
WOLFGRAMM, Vili - Salem Hills 2 3 1.5