Leader Assistant Editor
In the year 2012, sports throughout the valley thrived as several teams took region and state titles. Individual athletes also used their skills to earn titles of their own. A few coaches decided this was the year to retire and several star athletes moved onto the college level while other sports saw new athletes, eager to make their name known.
The Bear River softball team claimed another region championship, but did not stop there. They went on to make history, winning their fifth straight state championship title, something no other Utah high school team has ever done.
Softball pitcher Jordan Theurer received three state softball awards. She was selected as the 2012 Deseret News 3A Ms. Softball, Salt Lake Tribune’s 3A Most Valuable Player of the Year and the Gatorade State Softball Player of the Year.
The Bear River color guard team claimed their third straight state title in American Fork, while the Bear River wrestling team claimed the region title for the third time in the past five years.
Tremonton fifth grader Tyson Madson earned an invitation to the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick National Finals in Baltimore in January 2012. He was the first boy from the area to ever earn that honor and he took fourth in the country. Garland’s Bridger Beus became the second area boy to earn that distinction, as he will compete in the National Finals this in a couple weeks.
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