The Red Devils girls basketball team lost regional games on Tuesday, Jan 14 and Thursday, Jan. 16, at home. The Emery Lady Spartans beat Grand by a wide margin in the Tuesday game and the Carbon Lady Dinos did the same on Thursday.
The Grand County boys basketball team lost three games on the road last week. The Red Devils have dropped last five games and are currently 0-4 in regional standings.
The Grand County swim team shattered more than 30 personal records at the last two meets of the regular season. The first was hosted by Emery High School on Thursday, Jan. 16, in Castle Dale.
Grand County High students and residents are locked in a fierce battle for their rights. School spirit has been low for the high school over the years, but efforts to change that may have caused more conflict than celebration.
The Red Devils wrestling team took on the San Juan Broncos on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the last home match of the season. The Red Devils won two matches and the Broncos won two. Though the match was technically a tie, Grand County Athletic Director Ron Dolphin confirmed that San Juan won the match because the Broncos had more wins by pin than did Grand.
The Red Devils basketball team defeated the Grand Junction Tigers 85-82 on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the first home game of 2020. Grand played catch-up and trailed the Tigers for three quarters. Grand Junction was a graceful beast that could speed up and slow down at will, and by the end of the evening the Red Devils had learned to match their opponent’s moves. Late in the third and in the fourth quarter, Grand’s offense put up the points to take the lead, but defense won the day.
The Grand County swim team attended the Cedar City Invitational on Friday, Jan. 10 and Saturday, Jan. 11, at Cedar City High School. The Cedar City Invite is one of the largest meets Grand County attends. The boys took eighth place and the girls landed in the 11th spot. Combined, the boys and girls took tenth place after 22 events out of 17 competing schools from Utah and Colorado.
The Grand County girls basketball team rang in the new year with the first win of the season with a score of 38-34 over the Tintic Lady Miners on Friday, Jan. 3, at home. The Red Devils scored the victory by playing smart, aggressive basketball to start off 2020.
The Grand County High drill team attended the Utah Valley University Invitational meet on Saturday, Jan. 4, in Orem. “It was a big competition with over 900 dancers competing in 2A -6A. The girls did great,” coach Heather Dowd said. “In 3A, there were seven teams competing.” The Devilettes took fourth in Military competition, fifth in Character and fifth in Dance.
Clarification: In the Jan. 9 edition of The Times-Independent, Dwain Farley was misidentified as Grand County wrestler. Farley is an Emery Spartan. Due to tournament size dynamics, Farley was a temporary addition the Grand County team and he wrestled for Red Devils in the 120-pound weight class at 2A/3A Duels on January 3 and 4, in Richfield.
The Grand County High School swim team took first place by a wide margin at the South Summit Invitational on Friday, Jan. 3, at South Summit High School in Kamas. Juab, Delta, America Leadership Academy and South Summit competed against the Red Devils.
The Grand County boys basketball team earned two wins and one loss at the Steve Hodson Cancer Classic Tournament, Thursday, Dec. 26 through Saturday, Dec. 28, at Cedar City and Canyon View high schools.