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Lions News · Event Recap: Week of August 26 – September 1


Saturday, Aug 26th

No event results

Sunday, Aug 27th

No event results

Monday, Aug 28th

No event results

Tuesday, Aug 29th

No event results

Wednesday, Aug 30th

No event results

Thursday, Aug 31st

Boys Junior Varsity Football
vs. Emery High School
N/A

Friday, Sep 1st

Boys Varsity Football
@ Emery High School
N/A

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Lions News · All Teams Schedule: Week of August 28 – September 3


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Payson High School, August 28 – September 3

MONDAY

August 28, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

August 29, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

August 30, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

August 31, 2017

3:30 PM Boys Junior Varsity Football
vs. Emery High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

September 01, 2017

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

SATURDAY

September 02, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

September 03, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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


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Lions News · Event Recap: Week of August 19 – August 25


Saturday, Aug 19th

No event results

Sunday, Aug 20th

No event results

Monday, Aug 21st

No event results

Tuesday, Aug 22nd

No event results

Wednesday, Aug 23rd

No event results

Thursday, Aug 24th

Boys Junior Varsity Football
vs. Carbon High School
N/A

Friday, Aug 25th

Boys Varsity Football
@ Carbon High School
N/A

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Lions News · All Teams Schedule: Week of August 21 – August 27


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Payson High School, August 21 – August 27

MONDAY

August 21, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

August 22, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

August 23, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

August 24, 2017

3:30 PM Boys Junior Varsity Football
vs. Carbon High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

August 25, 2017

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

SATURDAY

August 26, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

August 27, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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


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Lions News · Event Recap: Week of August 12 – August 18


Saturday, Aug 12th

No event results

Sunday, Aug 13th

No event results

Monday, Aug 14th

No event results

Tuesday, Aug 15th

No event results

Wednesday, Aug 16th

No event results

Thursday, Aug 17th

No event results

Friday, Aug 18th

Boys Varsity Football
vs. Timpanogos High School
N/A

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Lions News · All Teams Schedule: Week of August 14 – August 20


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Payson High School, August 14 – August 20

MONDAY

August 14, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

August 15, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

August 16, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

August 17, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

August 18, 2017

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football
vs. Timpanogos High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

August 19, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

August 20, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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


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Lions 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)

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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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Lions 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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Lions 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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Lions News · Should High School Basketball Players Be Able to Declare for the NBA Draft? – Presented by VNN


lebron-dunkAs Americans, we tend to fall in love with our rising stars who are breaking out on the national stage at a young age.  At 18, all eyes were on Patrick Kane as he started his professional hockey career with the Chicago Blackhawks. Nobody blinked twice when MLB’s Bryce Harper was selected to the National League All-Star team at 19.  Likewise, there were no calls for the U.S. Men’s National Team to pump the brakes on budding soccer star Christian Pulisic when he scored his first goal for the Stars & Stripes at the young age of 17.

Yet, in basketball, most of the top high school talent is required to follow the controversial “one & done” trend. As the rule goes, an athlete needs to be at least 19 years old to be eligible for the NBA Draft, forcing all hopeful pros into at least one year in college or a European League. The policy, instituted in the NBA CBA in 2005, was aimed at yielding more developed and matured players as draft options, instead of seeing teams draft solely on raw talent and potential, and stashing those prospects away on their bench.

Over the last decade, this rule has been a nonstop point of discussion and debate. Many appreciate the importance this rule places on attending higher education, and further developing professional skills. In addition, many college programs can benefit from knowing that the prospects they are recruiting will indeed commit to a school, rather than decide to forgo college altogether. Conversely, however, many have questioned whether forcing the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Ben Simmons and Anthony Davis to go to college for a year is really thmaxresdefaulte right path for top-level talent. The careers of Tracy McGrady, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James might say no. In addition, the one-and-done phenomenon sees many top players in and out of a college faster than you can say “Karl-Anthony Towns,” rendering a college game that is often focused more on individual showcases and annual ‘big names,’ rather than cheering for programs that see players develop over 3 or 4 years. This controversy is especially relevant, as current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently stated at the beginning of this year’s NBA Finals that “We all agreed we need to make a change . . . It’s one of those issues we need to come together and study. … My sense is, It’s not working for anyone.” (read more on Silver’s statement) Such a change could be to do away with the rule altogether, or amend it to have caveats, such as requiring those who choose to go to college to stay at least 2 years or those who choose to turn professional out of high school to spend a year in the G-League.

So, what do you think? Should the NBA change their age requirement and allow basketball players to turn professional fresh out of high school?

Should the NBA Allow High School Athletes to Declare for the Draft?

Yes! High Schoolers should be able to be drafted.
No. High Schoolers should be required to go to college first before playing in the NBA

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