LOGAN – In mid-November, the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) announced its “first consideration” or upcoming realignment. In its proposal, Logan High School would have dropped to 3A. But on Thursday, the UHSAA Board of Trustees released its first consideration of regions for 2023-25 and it kept the Logan Grizzlies in 4A with its other Region 11 schools, like Sky View, Green Canyon, Bear River, Ridgeline and Mountain Crest.
In an interview during the Full Court Press on 106.9 The FAN when UHSAA’s first consideration was released, Logan High Athletic Director Mitchell Argyle said travel and keeping current region rivalries intact were major factors he would consider when deciding whether or not to appeal UHSAA’s realignment proposal.
“I love playing in our valley,” Argyle said. “We enjoy our rivalries with our Cache Valley group and Bear River.”
Argyle didn’t specify if he was leaning for or against the proposal, saying he and the Logan administration would wait and see how things go in the coming weeks as changes to the proposal happen. It appears the Logan administration did, in fact, appeal the original decision, opting to remain in 4A.
The realignment and assignment of regions on Thursday did reveal that Ogden and Ben Lomond would stay in 3A, after they were initially listed as 4A schools based on their student populations. Box Elder will remain in 5A in Region 5.
It also revealed what the two new regions in 4A could potentially look like. In all activities except football, the proposed regions for 4A are as follows:
Utah Arts Academy*
*indicates participants in activities only.
In football, Orem would be placed in Region 6 in the 5A classification. Additionally, Utah Arts Academy and Vista School are not football-playing schools.
A virtual public hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 14th at 7 p.m. to get feedback on the proposed placement of schools into regions. Information will be sent to districts and member schools on December 12 for those interested in presenting to the Board.
In addition to the hearing, the UHSAA Board of Trustees is seeking public comment regarding region placement of schools through the following link:
The final assignment of schools into regions will be announced on Thursday, December 15th by the Board of Trustees, allowing time for schools and regions to organize and schedule for the two-year alignment period. The first contests under the new alignment will take place in August of 2023.