It’s no secret that every sports team at Mountain View wants to win a state championship, and with the new changes in the region, many of Mountain View’s teams may be poised to secure the school’s 88th title.
The two most recent championships were back-to-back boy's tennis state titles in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.
With the girl’s basketball team coming off last season with a total record of 19-3, their chances to win state can’t go unnoticed. The team is led by star center Tahlia White, who averaged 15.4 points per game last season and pulled down an average of 7.3 rebounds per game.
The team fell in a heartbreaking game against East High School during the first round of the state playoffs last year, dashing their hopes at the 88th title and creating the drive that is pushing them into action before the season even officially starts this year.
With practices already underway and a determination formed, the girl’s basketball team seems poised and ready to win it all.
Coming up fast in the hunt for the 88th title, however, are the school’s cross country teams. The boy’s cross country team in particular looks “really good this year,” senior Isaiah Smith said, “especially with some young runners on the varsity team. Garrett Faragher and Spencer Standing have both improved immensely and are helping the team push towards a winning season.”
With the willpower and determination to win, Mountain View’s boys could pull the 88th state title.
The girls cross country team, however, might not wait around for that to happen.
Mountain View’s juggernaut girls cross country team experienced unexpected heartbreak last year as well, as they fell to Timpanogos at the 4A state championships on October 19, 2016, losing the title by one point.
“We worked so hard, and we just didn’t have a very good race,” runner Mimi Miyazawa said last year. This year, though, the girls are determined to conquer, and have already made strong showings at the BYU Autumn Classic and the Park City Invitational.
Region cross country took place on October 6, and the state championships are planned for October 18 in Salt Lake City.
The girls volleyball team is not to be forgotten, either, since they ended last season with 14-8 record. Powering through to place 3rd in state, the whole team is ready to prove they are better than ever. With players like Danja Stafford standing at 6’0” and Mia Wesley at 5’11” they definitely have the height and skill to dominate the game.
The girls are currently third in region, behind Spanish Fork (8-1) and Lehi (7-2). The Mountain View girls (5-3) fell to Spanish Fork, Lehi and Uintah earlier in the season. They played Orem on Oct. 6th and will go up against Salem Hills and Payson to end regular-season play
Overall, Mountain View is ready to obtain the elusive 88th state championship. It is possible that they might even take a 89th title this year as well.