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ULN Dispatch 2.29.2016

Utah High School teams got to shake off the cold weather for the first games of the seasons this last week, as well as local rivals got to battle for bragging rights
BYU traveled to Colorado to play Colorado University and Air Force on Saturday.  The Cougars came home with a 1-1 record.  They bear Air Force 18 – 3 and then lost to CU 10 – 9.
The Westminster Griffins proved to be too much for the Utah Valley Wolverines in the home opener for Westminster.  The Griffins won 16 – 7.  Josh Holland led Westminster with 4 goals and 2 assists, with 10 shots in the game.  Justin Haws lead the Wolverines with 3 points. RECAP | PHOTOS

Utah lost to UNLV, 8-3.
The Lone Peak girls won the Best of the West title when they beat Snolax, 8-6. Herriman and Brighton also made the semifinals.
Congrats to Brighton who took home the Best of the West title after beating Park City in the Championship, 7-0.
Judge beat Riverton, 10-4, in the Mohawk division championship.
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The Brighton Bengals began their promising 2016 season with a championship run in the Best of the West tournament in Las Vegas.  Friday night they beat Centennial NV soundly with a 10 – 0 shut-out.  On Saturday, they faced Bonneville and Notre Dame Prep, winning both games 12 – 1 and 7 – 4, respectively.   Later that night, the Bengals lost 6 – 7 to a tough Coronado Red team.
The team regrouped and on Sunday morning, they won their qualifying games against Palo Verde (10 – 3) and Faith Lutheran (9 – 5), earning them a spot in the championship game.  Brighton’s opponent ended up being Park City, a well-respected, well-known rival.  In a game that was closer than the score would suggest the Bengals prevailed and with a 7 – 0 final score.  Brighton brought the championship trophy back to Utah!
Next up:  Their first game of the season against Corner Canyon next Friday.
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Looking ahead
BYU Men’s team heads to Nevada to take on Chapman on Friday and San Diego State on Saturday in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament.
UVU is also heading to the Coaches vs. Cancer and will be playing UNLV on Friday and Chapman on Saturday
Tomorrow we will publish the Coaches Polls for both boys and girls high school.
National News
In other news, Lacrosse continues to be the fastest growing sport in the nation.  The National Federation of State High School Associations just released the numbers for 2015 and Lacrosse continues to climb.  Check out the full stats here

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