NORTH LOGAN — Points were hard to come by in the early going Thursday night in a girls basketball game that included 46 combined fouls and 53 free throw attempts.

HYRUM — They waited a very long time to wrestle at home for the first time this season and it’s fair to say the Mustangs took advantage of that opportunity.

One of the best swimming rivalries at the 4A level is starting to heat up with just a couple of weeks remaining before the Region 11 Championships.

A trio of Mountain Crest athletes earned a spot on the podium at the Rockwell Rumble, which is Utah’s most prestigious high school wrestling tournament and one of the most renowned in the western part of the country.

Entering the Region 11 opener on Friday night, the ability of Mountain Crest to put up a fight against the No. 5 ranked team in the 4A RPI, Logan, was in doubt.

MILLVILLE — It was the kind of performance head coach Jarrett Morrill was hoping for from his Riverhawks in their first Region 11 wrestling dual at home.

A rough third-quarter stretch proved to be too much for Preston to overcome against a very good Hillcrest team.

Moving to the western part of the United States has been a dream of Randy Kerns for the past three or four years, and it’s about to become a reality.

With Region 11 play beginning this week, a handful of teams from the valley were in action Saturday before turning their full attention to league opponents.

They struggled offensively for the lion’s share of the game, but the Grizzlies were tenacious defensively and that was the biggest reason they were able to overcome a 12-point deficit in the third quarter.

NORTH LOGAN — For the first time in school history, Green Canyon has a wrestling team that can compete with some of the better programs at the 4A level, although standout James Shumway isn’t about to be satisfied with a moral victory.

One team is ranked first in the most recent 4A Coaches Poll, while the other is inexperienced and has struggled so far during the 2020-21 high school girls basketball season.

One local high school boys basketball team got off to a strong start, while the other one had to battle back from a sizeable deficit in the first half, but it was a gratifying end result for both programs.

The weekend before Christmas was a challenging one for Green Canyon's boys basketball team as the Wolves took their lumps against three very good teams from southern Utah.

It’s been an encouraging start to the 2020-21 high school boys wrestling season for Green Canyon, which likely has its best team in its four-year history.

The final tune-up before the holiday break was a valuable one for the Sky View, Green Canyon and Logan swimming programs.

It was the start to the 2019-20 season the defending 4A state wrestling champions were hoping for.

HYRUM — The Mustangs first-half offense was colder than the fresh layer of snow that blanketed Cache Valley Friday night, and it ended up being the difference as the Mountain Crest girls basketball team fell to 5A Kearns 40-32 in non-conference action.