Canyons School District is launching a soccer league for ninth- and 10th-graders in efforts to give students more opportunities to get involved in athletics.  The league includes teams from every CSD high school – Alta, Brighton, Corner Canyon, Hillcrest and Jordan – and teams from Granite District’s Granger, Kearns and Hunter high schools.

League play kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 with the 2015 Girls Soccer Tournament. Games are held Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. The tournament runs through Oct. 7. Home CSD games will be held at the fields adjacent to Butler Middle School, 7530 S. 2700 East, and at the temporary home of Midvale Middle School, 11150 S. 300 East.

“The opportunity to kick off a new soccer league for freshman and sophomore students is exciting,” said Jordan High Assistant Principal Roberto Jimenez, who oversees the CSD league. “We think of the league as a developmental program. You don’t need to be an experienced player; you only need the desire to participate.”

The Canyons Board of Education last year voted to provide additional competitive sports opportunities for freshmen and sophomores. Freshman volleyball was offered last year.

The boys soccer league will begin in the spring.
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 22:04

Jordan High - Brad Charon

Brad Charon is a gifted teacher who provides opportunities for his students to participate in challenging, relevant, real-life situations that help them to push their own limits and expand their comfort zones. Parents praise his instruction and creation of the innovative American Problems class at his school. Students clamor to participate in Charon’s classes, and colleagues admire his quiet leadership. For these reasons, Jordan High School is proud to select Charon as the 2015 Teacher of the Year.
Three phenomenal Canyons District athletes and one record-breaking football game have been nominated by the State Sports Commission for top honors in the Governor's State of Sport Awards. Winners are determined by an online vote.

The epic, triple-overtime Jordan 'Diggers vs. Brighton Bengals football game, which resulted in a high-as-a-basketball-game score of 78-76, has been nominated by the State Sports Commission as the Athletic Event of the Year. Last year’s winner was the University of Utah’s football team for its winning play against No. 5 Stanford.

Click here to vote for the game as the state's athletic event highlight of the year.

In the category of High School Male Athlete, Colton Shaver, Jordan's High standout baseball player; Jordan Kafentzis, the Diggers' record-setting quarterback and state javelin champion; and Osa Masina, Brighton's five-star gridiron star who also makes big plays on the hoops court, are three of the six nominees.

Click here to vote for one of these outstanding student athletes.

The 7-9 p.m. awards ceremony is Tuesday, April 21 at EnergySolutions Arena.
Jordan High School wrestling Coach Christian Babinski is used to helping his students win matches and titles.

But this year, as his team took fourth place at the 5A State Championships, Babinski’s peers decided the beloved coach should receive a title of his own: 5A Wrestling Coach of the Year.

Babinski’s methods help his students succeed both on and off the mat, with wrestlers from his team going on to compete in college.

Babinski developed Utah’s first 5A dual state championship tournament and has served as the Utah representative in the National Wrestling Coaches Association.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:00

Beetdigger Crowned 2014 Canyons Idol

Move over, Kelly Clarkston, there's a new idol in town.

Kelly Vogrinec of Jordan High has been chosen as the 2014 winner of the districtwide Canyons Idol competition. Vogrinec, a sophomore who was chosen out of 69 auditioning groups and soloists ages second through 11th grades, won the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at Canyons Night at the Real Salt Lake game on Saturday, May 17 at 7 p.m. She also received a $500 scholarship from the Canyons Education Foundation, courtesy of Jordan Credit Union, in a surprise delivery to her school.

Contest runners-up also received a $250 scholarship. They are: Indian Hills' Brianne Crismon, second place; and Ridgecrest Elementary's Carol Wang, third place.

This is the sixth year of the Canyons Idol competition. Last year's winner, Lexie Walker, a student at Peruvian Park, has gone on to be featured on Good Morning America, the Queen Latifah show and the Stadium of Fire.

Vogrinec will follow in Lexie's footsteps by performing the National Anthem at 7 p.m. at Real Salt Lake's Canyons Night on May 17, where 46 Canyons Teachers of the Year will be honored at halftime. Congratulations, Kelly!


Kelly Vogrinec, our 2014 Canyons Idol, sang the National Anthem at the Real Salt Lake game on Saturday, May 18, 2014. Great job, Kelly!

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