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Dons News · Where’s Utah’s Toughest Place to Play? – Presented by VNN


Last month we asked our network to share the places in their state that they thought were the toughest to visit. Nearly 500 stadiums, gyms, pools, and courses were nominated, and now it’s time to crown a winner.

Where’s Utah’s Toughest Place to Play?

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Where’s Utah’s Toughest Place to Play?

Judge Memorial HS Gym – Home of the Judge Memorial Bulldogs
Skyridge HS Field – Home of the Skyridge Falcons
Mountain View HS Field – Home of the Mountain View Bruins
Maple Mountain Stadium – Home of the Maple Mountain Golden Eagles
Springville HS Soccer Field – Home of the Springville Red Devils
Alta HS Soccer Field – Home of the Alta Hawks
Weber HS Soccer Field – Home of the Weber Warriors
Ron Thorne Stadium – Home of the Bingham Miners
Kearns HS Stadium – Home of the Kearns Cougars
Olympus HS Gym – Home of the Olympus Titans
Copper Hills HS Gym – Home of the Copper Hills Grizzlies
Herriman HS Field – Home of the Herriman Mustangs
Lehi HS Stadium – Home of the Lehi Pioneers
Fremont HS Field – Home of the Fremont Silverwolves
Box Elder HS Gym – Home of the Box Elder Bees
Dozier Field – Home of the Park City Miners
Ridgeline Stadium – Home of the Ridgeline Riverhawks
Soldier Hallow Olympic Park Cross Country Course – Home of the Wasatch High Wasps
Wright-Tree Stadium – Home of the Wasatch Wasps

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Winning locations will be entered into our Regional and National Contest to come at a later date!

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Dons News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 23 – October 29


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Spanish Fork High School, October 23 – October 29

MONDAY

October 23, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

October 24, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

October 25, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

October 26, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

October 27, 2017

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football
@ Teams N/A
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

October 28, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

October 29, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Dons News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 16 – October 22


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Spanish Fork High School, October 16 – October 22

MONDAY

October 16, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

October 17, 2017

3:30 PM Girls Sophomore Volleyball
vs. Uintah High School
SCHEDULE
4:45 PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
vs. Uintah High School
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball
vs. Uintah High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

October 18, 2017

1:30 PM Boys Varsity Cross Country
Cross Country State
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

October 19, 2017

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football
@ Orem High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

October 20, 2017

TBA Girls Varsity Soccer
@ Tbd
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

October 21, 2017

TBA Girls Varsity Soccer
@ Tbd
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

October 22, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Dons News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 9 – October 15


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Spanish Fork High School, October 9 – October 15

MONDAY

October 09, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

October 10, 2017

3:30 PM Girls Sophomore Volleyball
@ Payson High School
SCHEDULE
4:45 PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
@ Payson High School
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Payson High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

October 11, 2017

TBA Girls Varsity Soccer
@ Tbd
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

October 12, 2017

3:30 PM Girls Sophomore Volleyball
@ Lehi High School
SCHEDULE
4:45 PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
@ Lehi High School
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Lehi High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

October 13, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

October 14, 2017

TBA Girls Varsity Soccer
@ Tbd
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

October 15, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Dons News · Eight Great Fundraising Ideas for Booster Clubs – Presented by VNN


New jerseys, gear, entry fees, retreats – the wish list of opportunities to improve your teams is long, and often, the ways to finance them are short. While there’s no perfect one-size-fits-all fundraiser for every community, good inspiration is the first step.

Whether its your booster club, team, or program looking to raise funds and increase school spirit, here’s a few of our favorite ideas that we’ve seen across the network:

Jail-N-Bail – DeSoto High School (KS)

$10 files a warrant to arrest members of the community with phony allegations like “impersonating a golfer,” “failure to yield at the end of a sentence,” and “wearing pants way too high.” Once served with the warrant for their ‘arrest,’ the jailbirds are placed in a jail cell, a mug shot is taken, and they must call family/friends to raise bail.

Cheerleading Day – Pickens High School (SC)

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Blue Flame cheerleaders dedicated their time to teach younger members of the community motion drills, jump technique, stunting fundamentals and sideline spirit in a day camp for a donation to the program. The campers, led by the PHS cheerleaders, performed a showcase at the conclusion of camp.

Lap-a-Thon – Gilmer High School (GA)

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Anyone who has ever ran distance before knows that the hardest part isn’t necessarily the physical aspect, but the mental component of the sport, and in true Cross Country fashion, the Bobcats’ ‘hardest fundraiser,’ forces participants to run for an hour and a half around the track without stopping, with the main goal of seeing who can run the most laps consecutively in that time. Each lap ran accumulates money from sponsors, and all proceeds go towards funding the team.

Lift-A-Thon – Avon Lake (OH)

Earlier this Summer, the Shoremen football team held their 26th annual lift-a-thon, where players perform their max in 4 lifts, including the squat, hang clean, bench press, and deadlift in front of a crowd. Donations could be made in a player’s name, or to the team generally. Whittier Christian (CA) has a similar event coming up, the Push-Up-a-Thon, and Gilmer.

3 v. 3 Soccer Tournament – Roy High School (UT)

In the warm up to the Utah Spring Season, the Roy Royals Boys Soccer team held a 3v3 soccer tournament. At $20 per player, it was billed as a tune up for the year’s games across all levels, with teams starting at age 6 through adult.

Home Run Derby – Desert Ridge High School (AZ)

HRDerby

To help assist a teammate with unforeseen medical costs, the Jaguars held a home run derby. Split into two age groups, “19 and over” and “18 and under,” participants paid $20 to hit baseballs out of the park. The total raised, including raffles, auctions, and concessions, was $2,671!

Top Golf – Lakota West High School (OH)

Instead of practicing their own sport, the Firebirds of Lakota West held a fundraiser at the local West Chester Top Golf branch. At $100 per golfer, the cost included heavy appetizers, soft drinks, and visits from Lakota West NFL alumns Jordan Hicks (Philadelphia Eagles) and Ryan Kelly (Indianapolis Colts).

Local Restaurant EventsErie (CO), Lowell (MI), Westonka (MN)

If there’s one thing everyone loves, it’s food. Several schools connected with local restaurants and held fundraisers there. Whether the deal was for a portion of the day’s earnings donated back to the school (Chipotle and Buffalo Wild Wings are good national candidates for this), an ‘all-you-can-eat’ Belgian Waffles special, or selling coupons, this idea is a simple turn-key way to start earning.

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Dons News · How much do you know about staying hydrated? Presented by VNN


Staying hydrated is important to your health, and is one of the best ways to ensure that you are playing your best. Unfortunately, many athletes overlook just how important water is in maintaining top-level performance.

Think you know everything there is to know about proper hydration? Take the quiz below sourced from Active.com’s 15 Hydration Facts for Athletes and find out:

 

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Dons News · UHSAA Fall 2017 Key Dates – Presented by VNN


Even though it’s only halfway through Summer, we’ve compiled a handy reference guide to the key dates coming for this Fall season from the UHSAA. Feel free to bookmark!

Jul 25: 1A Baseball Begin Practice/Team Selection
Jul 25: 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A Boys Golf Begin Practice/Team Selection
Jul 25: 3A, 4A Girls Tennis Begin Practice/Team Selection
Jul 31: 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A Football Begin Practice/Team Selection (Subject to heat acclimitization rules)
Jul 31: 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A Boys Golf First Contest Allowed
Jul 31: 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A Girls Soccer Begin Practice/Team Selection
Jul 31: 5A, 6A Girls Tennis Begin Practice/Team Selection
Aug 1: 1A Baseball First Contest Allowed
Aug 1: 3A, 4A Girls Tennis First Contest Allowed
Aug 7: 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A Volleyball Begin Practice/Team Selection
Aug 7-Aug 20: 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A Baseball Moratorium no practices, competitions, meetings or travel
Aug 8: 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A Cross Country First Contest Allowed
Aug 8: 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A Girls Soccer First Contest Allowed
Aug 8: 5A, 6A Girls Tennis First Contest Allowed
Aug 15: 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A Volleyball First Contest Allowed
Aug 18-Aug 19: 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A Football Endowment Games
Aug 23: 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A Football First Contest Allowed Sub-Varsity
Aug 24: 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A Football First Contest Allowed Varsity

Sep 27-28: 2A Boys Golf State Tournament @ Cedar Ridge in Cedar City
Sep 28-29: 3A Girls Tennis State Championships @ Liberty Park
Sep 28-29: 4A Girls Tennis State Championships @ Liberty Park

Oct 2: 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A Swimming Begin Practice/Team Selection
Oct 2-Oct 3: 5A, 6A Boys Golf State Tournament @ 6A at Valley View in Layton | 5A at TalonsCove in Saratoga Springs
Oct 3: 1A Baseball State Tournament Quarterfinals @ Dixie HS
Oct 4-Oct 5: 3A, 4A Boys Golf State Tournament @ 4A at Sky Mountain in Hurricane | 3A at Cove View in Richfield
Oct 4 & Oct 6: 6A Girls Tennis State Tournament @ Liberty Park
Oct 5-Oct 6: 5A Girls Tennis State Tournament @ Liberty Park
Oct 6-Oct 7: 1A Baseball State Tournament @ Utah Valley University
Oct 10: 5A, 6A Girls Soccer State Tournament First Round @ Home Sites
Oct 11: 3A, 4A Girls Soccer State Tournament First Round @ Home Sites
Oct 12: 5A, 6A Girls Soccer State Tournament Quarterfinals @ Home Sites
Oct 13: 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A Cross Country State Entry Deadline
Oct 14: 2A, 3A, 4A Girls Soccer State Tournament Quarterfinals @ Home Sites
Oct 17: 5A, 6A Girls Soccer State Tournament Semifinals @ Juan Diego HS
Oct 18: 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A Cross Country State Meet @ Sugar House Park & Highland HS
Oct 20: 5A, 6A Girls Soccer State Tournament Finals @ Rio Tinto Stadium
Oct 20: 2A, 3A, 4A Girls Soccer State Tournament Semifinals @ 2A, 3A at Jordan, 4A at Hillcrest
Oct 21: 2A, 3A, 4A Girls Soccer State Tournament Finals @ Rio Tinto Stadium
Oct 25-Oct 26: 3A, 4A Volleyball State Tournament @ Utah Valley University
Oct 27-Oct 28: 1A, 2A, 3A Football State Tournament Quarterfinals @ Home Sites
Oct 27-Oct 28: 4A, 5A, 6A Football State Tournament First Round @ Home Sites
Oct 27-Oct 28: 1A, 2A Volleyball State Tournament @ Utah Valley University

Nov 2-Nov 4: 5A, 6A Volleyball State Tournament @ Utah Valley University (6A on Thurs, Sat; 5A on Fri, Sat)
Nov 3: 1A Football State Tournament Semifinals @ Weber State University
Nov 3: 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A Swimming First Contest Allowed
Nov 3-4: 3A Football State Tournament Semifinals @ Weber State University
Nov 3-Nov 4: 4A, 5A, 6A Football State Tournament Quarterfinals @ Home Sites
Nov 4: 2A Football State Tournament Semifinals @ Weber State University
Nov 9: 5A Football State Tournament Semifinals @ University of Utah
Nov 9-Nov 10: 4A Football State Tournament Semifinals @ TBA
Nov 10: 6A Football State Tournament Semifinals @ University of Utah
Nov 11: 1A, 2A, 3A Football State Tournament Finals @ Southern Utah University
Nov 13-Nov 26: 1A, 2A, 3A Football Moratorium no practices, competitions, meetings or travel
Nov 17: 4A, 5A, 6A Football State Tournament Finals @ University of Utah

 

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Dons News · From the Gym to the Street: Aly Raisman – Presented by Finish Line


Beyond being members of a team as athletes, we’re all individuals. And with that in mind, we’ve partnered with our friends at Finish Line to present a series of videos that show how decorated athletes in sports express their individuality through the clothes they wear.

From the Gym to the Street: Aly Raisman

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Dons News · Which region’s high schools had the strongest NFL Draft? – Presented by VNN


The NFL Draft took place last week in Philadelphia. Held on the Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, it was the first draft held entirely outdoors, and was the most attended in history with more than 250,000 people attending. Over three days, all 32 NFL teams chose players who they hope could be the future of their franchise.

In the next few pages, check out all the players drafted by their hometown high school, and vote for the region you think has grown the strongest draft class!

Voting closes on Sunday, May 14th at 3pm EST / 12pm PST.

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Coed Varsity Track · Utah Track and Field Records – Presented by VNN


As the Spring Season hits full swing, state records start falling.

How do you match up against the best of the best?

Here’s the full list of Utah’s State Track and Field State Records, courtesy of the UHSAA:

UHSAA Boys Track and Field Record Book

UHSAA Girls Track and Field Record Book

 

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