Prep notes: Royal softball standouts will sign together

Jan 16 2012 - 11:08pm

Four Roy High softball players, with their seniors season yet ahead of them, will sign letters of intent to play junior college athletics on Wednesday at a signing party at the RHS conference room.

The signing will occur at 7:30 p.m., and friends, fans and family are invited.

"We thought it would be fun to all sign together," Roy catcher Caylie Phelts said.

Phelts will sign with Trinidad State Junior College in Trinidad, Colo. Second baseman Payton Palmer will sign with Salt Lake Community College, while first baseman Bryce Mitchell and third baseman Jamie Aiken will both sign with Dawson Community College in Dawson, Mont.

Mitchell will sign in both basketball and softball.

The Royals won the state 4-A championship in 2009, finished second in the 5-A championship in 2010, won the 5-A title in 2011 and return to the 4-A ranks this spring.

Blaze give awards

The Utah Blaze announced winners of the high school "Ironman" sward. Nick Emery of Lone Peak High has been recognized for his prowess on the basketball court, while Mountain Crest's Hailey Pabst earns the honor for her dominant performance as a member of the swim team.

Earlier in December, Clay Banks of Spanish Fork and Lori Parkinson of Cyprus earned the Ironman honor for their accomplishments on the basketball court.

To vote for future award candidates online, visit www.utblaze.com.

Drill competitions turn serious

The region drill team competitions will unfold over the next week as schools attempt to qualify for the state championships.

* The Region 1 meet will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Weber High School.

* The Region 5 meet will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 27 at Logan High School.

* The Region 6 meet will beh held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 24 at Bountiful High School.

* The Region 11 meet will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday at Ben Lomond High School.

* Region 17 will not stage a regional event.

The 5-A/4-A championships will be Feb. 3, with the 3-A/2-A/1-A championships will be Feb. 4 at Utah Valley University's UCCU Center.

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