SMITHFIELD — The margin separating the high school girls tennis teams from third to sixth place in Region 11 is pretty small in 2020.

HYRUM — A matchup between two of the best volleyball teams in Region 11 ended without Mountain Crest picking up a single set, turning into its first loss in 16 matches.

HYRUM — It was exactly the kind of performance the Wolves were hoping for heading into the second half of Region 11 play.

Things were looking pretty bleak for Logan, down 2-0 against a very explosive attacking side just 16 minutes into its most recent Region 11 girls soccer match.

SMITHFIELD — Just when Ridgeline was getting a firm hold on first place in Region 11 boys golf, the Bears clawed back a little Monday at Birch Creek Golf Course.

Two Cache Valley teams are still undefeated following the fifth week of the Utah high school football season, but only one will escape this week unscathed.

MILLVILLE — With region volleyball just around the corner, there was a bit of a preview on Saturday afternoon in the championship match of the Ridgeline Tournament.

Dominant performances from their defenses propelled the Preston and West Side football teams to victory for the second straight week.

NORTH LOGAN — It came down to a showdown of former soccer teammates in a pivotal Region 11 girls tennis dual, and it was an epic decisive match.

MILLVILLE — With only two seniors and a new head coach, the Riverhawks are going through some growing pains to start the 2020 volleyball season.

NORTH LOGAN — Early in the first half, Green Canyon’s Ryley Thompson used a great first touch to put herself in a prime goal scoring position, but she was denied on a one-v-one by Logan goalkeeper Cadence Martindale.

Through the first four weeks of Utah’s high school football season, there’s been nothing to suggest Sky View doesn’t have a legitimate chance to defend its 4A state championship.

The last few years have been challenging for Mountain Crest’s girls tennis program, which placed fifth out of six teams at the region championships in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

HYRUM — With a new month, the Mustangs picked right up where they left off to end the last one.

It was a busy weekend for Cache Valley’s high school football programs as all seven of them were in action.

For the first time this season, Logan’s passing game was the key force in how well the team played, racking up 213 yards through the air to go along with three touchdowns.

A couple of missed opportunities and the inability to contain Stansbury’s vaunted rushing attack proved to be too much for Green Canyon to overcome.

SMITHFIELD — It certainly was a successful return for the top Bobcat female distance runner Wednesday afternoon.

It was an encouraging start to the 2020 season for the Preston girls soccer team, which posted a pair of shutouts over the weekend.

Editor’s note: This is the sixth of a seven-part series previewing the high school football teams in Cache Valley.

A few costly turnovers and penalties ultimately prevented Mountain Crest from having an opportunity to pull out a big win on the road.

It took a half for the Bobcats to find their groove in the attack, but once they did it was lights out for the Lancers.

It was the bounce-back performance Mountain Crest’s girls soccer team was hoping for.