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Championship Saturday marked by fantastic finishes



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Saturday featured some incredible performances, fantastic finishes and an amazing comeback as state titles were claimed across the state.

On Monday, it looked like the Swine Flu was going to keep Park City from defending their 3A State Soccer title. Then, once they received the go-ahead to play, the Miners faced the daunting task of having to win 4 games in 5 days to defend their crown.

They ended a dramatic week with a dramatic overtime victory against Logan. After falling behind early, Michael Glenn scored the winner in OT that allowed the Miners to make an improbable title defense against the number one ranked Grizzlies.

The 2A baseball championship featured one of the greatest title game comebacks in state history. Trailing 12-2 in the bottom of the 5th inning, Kanab was 3 outs away from falling victim to the mercy rule against San Juan. It looked as though the Broncos were going to force a 2nd championship game. But the Cowboys didn't give up. They hit 3 home runs in the bottom of the 5th on their way to a 10 run inning. A deep home run by Craig Brinkerhoff tied the score at 12. Then, in the bottom of the 7th with the score tied at 13, Brinkerhoff beat the throw at the plate and the Cowboys completed an improbable comeback with a walk-off single. It was Kanab's 1st baseball championship since 1980.

Brighton continued their dominance of Boys Tennis in 5A. They not only won their 4th straight Team title, they also swept the individual titles for the 2nd time in four years.

Rowland Hall defended it's 2A soccer title with a 3-1 win over Grand.

San Juan forced a 2nd game for the 2A Softball Championship and had a 3-2 lead in that 2nd game but Manti rallied to win their 4th title in 5 years.

Jeremiah Jensen Sports Reporter/Anchor

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