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Union, Indian Hills Net Most 1st Place Wins At Hoops Tourney

  • Post category:General News
  • Post last modified:April 9, 2013

At the same time NCAA athletes were hustling for a national hoops championship, aspiring Sweet 16ers from Canyons District middle schools were hitting the court in their own version of March Madness.
Union and Indian Hills both ran away with two first-place trophies in the District’s Middle School 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. Boys and girls teams from CSD’s eight middle schools competed at the fourth-annual event, held April 2-4, 2013. About 430 students competed at the tournament.    
Also netting first-place wins were teams from Crescent View and Albion.
The NCAA tourney-styled contest, complete with a bracket system that winnowed the field to overall winners for each age group, is part of Canyons District’s Middle School Intramurals Program, developed to promote healthy lifestyles and gauge interest for future competitive extracurricular programs.
First- through fourth-place winners were awarded trophies; all participants received ribbons. This year’s winners are:
Seventh Grade

  • Boys: First Place: Union (1); Second Place: Albion (1); Third Place: Indian Hills (1); Fourth Place: Mount Jordan (2)
  • Girls: First place: Albion (2); Second Place: Indian Hills (1); Third Place: Eastmont (2); Fourth Place: Indian Hills (2)

Eighth Grade

  • Boys:  First Place: Crescent View (1); Second Place:  Indian Hills (1); Third Place:  Albion (1); Fourth Place: Mount Jordan (1)
  • Girls:  First Place: Indian Hills (1); Second Place: Albion (1); Third Place:  Indian Hills (2); Fourth Place: Union (1)

Ninth Grade

  • Boys:  First Place: Indian Hills (1); Second Place:  Mount Jordan (1); Third Place:  Indian Hills (2); Fourth Place:  Butler (1)
  • Girls: First Place: Union (1); Second Place:  Crescent View (1); Third Place:  Indian Hills (1); Fourth Place: Eastmont (1)

The coaches are:
Albion:  Courtney Long, Ryan Durrant
Butler:  Megan Leach
Crescent View:  Ken Smikahl
Eastmont:  Joe Karlsven
Indian Hills:  Ron Halbert
Midvale:  Kip Saunders
Mount Jordan:  Joel Smith
Union:  Kelsey Gill