Fall sports are wrapping up around the state, and Granite District athletes are celebrating another terrific season. Here are just a few highlights:
The Olympus High School football team finished one of the best seasons in the school’s history, making it all the way to the 4A state semifinal. Taylorsville High School’s football team finished first in their region for the first time.
Cottonwood and Hunter football teams also made a showing in the 5A state playoffs.
Congratulations to the Skyline High girls’ soccer team for reaching the 2013 4A State Final. Additionally, the girl’s soccer teams from Cottonwood and Hunter made the 5A playoffs.
The Taylorsville High volleyball team took 7th place in the 5A State Tournament. The teams from Cottonwood, Granger, Hunter, Olympus, and Skyline participated in the playoffs.
In the 2013 State Cross Country meet, Caroline Weiler of Skyline High took 8th place in the girl’s 3 mile.
Jay Griffin says
Justin Griffin of Olympus High took 1st place in the Challenging Varsity State Championship Mountain Bike Race in Moab, Utah on Nov. 9, 2013. He raced at a blistering pace for 2 hours and the finish was an exciting sprint finish with Zach Petersen of South Davis Composite taking a very close 2nd place. While not an official school district sport, it is a significant achievement considering 450 to 615 student athletes were at each of the 5 season races.
Olympus also took 2nd place in the overall team competition.
Jay Griffin says
I should also add that there were more than 100 girls participating too. No tryouts and not one person sits on a bench…ever. And no one is excluded because they can’t afford a bicycle.
Mountain Bike Racing and swimming… are the sports that every school needs . Everyone can be on the team and no one is cut from the team because someone decides they don’t meet expectations. Way to go Justin Griffin of Olympus!
Ben Horsley says
Swimming is already an approved UHSAA approved sport. Not so much for Mountain Bike racing.