Northogden Utah Sports
This section of the sport is dedicated to all the people who have ever played for teams in the Plain City. We all know that no one can match the quality of footballers from this city's past, present and future. This city has produced some great players and teams, but none as much as the first team in Utah football history.
I don't know how many hundreds of championship titles this city has won in baseball, basketball, softball and volleyball, but I want to pay a lot of tribute to all the successes we've had in athletics and the supportive fans who live here in our city, Plain City. We have been accused of playing dirty and being bad in sport, but in response to that accusation I would make this statement: We just play hard and bring the spirit of the competition to the best of our ability.
We honor our veterans by standing alongside wounded warriors fighting on the streets and battling mental illness, depression and despair. We honor brave veterans when we stand together, shoulders square, arms linked, ready to march into a better day.
We met and asked a few people who have signed professional contracts and excelled in certain sports. We hope that sporting events of interest to athletes, partners and coaches will return in the future.
In 1962, we were invited to a spring training in Deland, Florida. The possibility was to sign a one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB).
We won our conference and participated in the state tournament in Salt Lake City, but lost in the semifinals to Granite, who became state champion. We won the Stake Championship at Wahlquist Jr. High and played the tie-break to beat Box Elder and won a tame championship. Snow Junior College played in a National Junior College tournament that featured four states from our region.
He received the Most Outstanding Player Award at the All-Church tournament in Salt Lake City and was fortunate to lead the NCAA in home runs and RBIs. He was part of a team that won the Skyline Conference Championship for the first time in many years. His batting average of .490 was good enough to lead the Skylines Conference, and he was awarded the award for the most outstanding player.
He stood at the podium and urged anyone in the world who had any doubts about his future in America to come to North Ogden.
The amphitheater at the foot of Ben Lomond Peak offered a view of a giant American flag named after John F. Kennedy Jr., the US Army general who was tragically killed in Afghanistan. The flag that hung on the Northeast Ogden flag stretched across the gorge and fluttered peacefully in the wind. In front of him sat a group of socially detached and masked residents. He was an inspirational voice, his voice hovering over the crowd as loud as the wind in his hair.
There seemed to be a special spirit, a power of ambition and drive that forced the players to excel and win for the team. The team he played for recognized him as a light, and when he realized that one man was bigger and better than the entire team, he was confident that he would be the first to recognize his teammates.
From 1944 to the present day, there have been three basketball teams that have won all - and two runners-up. The community may not like that there is a team that can last three years, but in reality they judge their success in their season by whether they can beat Plain City. With such a strong sporting programme and so many talented players, the community don't like it.
Carl Yastrzemski was born in 1977, but the biggest star to help young players was former Utah Jazz star Fred Hoiberg. He played for the University of Utah, Utah State University and the Utah Valley University basketball team.
From 1948 to 1952 he attended the University of Utah, where he played for three different teams. In 1953, he was drafted into the US Army, where he played in his first year of service in the Korean War, became the leading scorer and was later elected to the All-Star team of the Second Army. Later that year, he signed a contract with the New York Knickerbockers and was selected as the team's first draft pick in 1954. From 1955 to 1956, when he returned to the Knicks, he served in Far East Command, where he served the country before being fired in 1957.
He attended Weber High School from 1947 to 1948, where he participated in football, basketball, baseball and athletics and won championships with the state's Class A All-Star team. He won 17 in San Francisco in 1952, 15 triumphs in 1953 and moved to Seattle in 1955. In 1953, he was elected to the NBA Summer League, the first of his career, in which he also won a championship as a member of the New York Knicks All-Star team.