Lone Peak ranked No. 1 in the country? Sounds familiar, but this time its not in basketball.
The Knights took another hard-fought tournament title last weekend and Monday’s rankings on the USAultimate.org had them No. 2 overall — the No. 1 team is actually an all-star team from Washington state, Seattle Fryz. The computer system combines high school-only and “open” clubs.
Despite missing top players Hunter Wilson and Michael Hoffman, the Knights topped a very talented Sky View (No. 6 nationally) team 15-7 in the Daweena High School Open at the Weber County Fairgrounds in Ogden.
“Sky View was possibly a bit tired after they won a hard-fought semifinal game against Layton,” Lone Peak head coach David Kroupa. “They have some great players and are a team for which we have a lot of respect.”
Kroupa said Lone Peak’s Blake Powell had an excellent game in the the final, while handlers Nate Olson and Quinn Arnoldsen were also outstanding. Olympus ( took third place, while the Layton Break Force took fourth.
In the open club division, the Powderhogs topped The Killjoys 15-10 in the final.
The high school playoffs start this week with the North and South region qualifiers. At Mountain Ridge Junior High in Highland, the Lone Peak A, B and C teams join Maple Mountain, Springville, Timpview, Pleasant Grove, Merit Academy and Mountain View in the South. In the North, Alta, Olympus, Layton, Skyline, Jordan, Bingham, Waterford, City Academy, Judge Memorial and Sky View A and B will battle it out at West Jordan Equestrian Park.
Matches start Friday at 3:30 p.m. The top 4 from each region advances to the state championships at the West Jordan Equestrian Park on May 17 and 18.