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From the sidelines: Something to see, do daily
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Shane Gillet
Shane Gillet

In the Beehive State, there’s always a sporting event that can be seen or done for kids and adults of all ages.

From the hottest days of August high school football summer camps to the start of the minor league baseball season, everyone has an opportunity to see or do something they’ve never had a chance to do.

Take the past several weeks, for example. High school sports have wrapped up for the school year, but local teams and athletes are far from finished when it comes to training for the upcoming season.

This past week at Clearfield High School, the annual All-Poly camp saw Davis County high school players run through drills, get coached by some of the best college coaches in the region, and even earn an MVP honor.

There was also a set of high school football all-star games, pitting the best players from each classification against each other.

At the same time, Davis, Syracuse and Woods Cross are prepping their respective cross country teams for the annual Wasatch Back race. This year’s race will run 196.5 miles, or an average of 16.4 miles per runner for a team of 12. 

Beyond that there’s minor league baseball, major league soccer, the upcoming NBA Draft, and several other professional sports that Utahn’s can talk about for the next several months.

In short, sports in this state never take a day off. I kind of like it that way.

While most everyone (including myself) has taken interest in the World Cup and the U.S. squad, I’ve been trying to keep my eye on how some of our local teams are doing as a whole.

Real Salt Lake, at 6-2-7, is looking pretty solid in the Western standings of Major League Soccer. 

The Bees; however, are still trying to salvage a season. Currently they are in last place with a 31-48 record (as of press time). The minor league All-Star break may be the time off they needed to get turned around.

So as we move forward through the summer months, take time off to either try something new or continue to keep a tradition alive.

There’s always something happening when it comes to Utah sports. 


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