Slow start too much for Lady Bobcats

Smithfield, Utah — It was a rough night for the Sky View High girl’s basketball team as it fell to Weber High 58-42 Thursday night. Senior guard Dannika Webb led the Bobcats with nine points, but a sluggish start proved too much to overcome.

Paul Hansen resigns as Sky View girls basketball head coach

Image: File photo of Paul Hansen, Sky View girls basketball head coach

In a shocking development after a very successful season and having devoted many years as the Sky View Girls Head Basketball Coach, Paul Hansen announced on Friday, April 8th that he was relinquishing his coaching duties. Hansen cited a difference of opinion on the direction of the program between the coaching staff and administration as a contributing factor in his decision.

Lady Bobcats fall in semifinals to Springville

Image: Courtney Ballard (#15) blocking as Dannika Webb (#5) passes

TAYLORSVILLE—Following Sky View High School’s victory over Snow Canyon on Thursday, Lady Bobcat coach Paul Hansen forecasted a potential semifinal matchup against Springville in the Girls 4A State Basketball Tournament at Salt Lake Community College by calling Red Devils’ star Lexi Eaton “a handful.” He used the same description after their matchup on Friday, which saw Springville end Sky View’s season in a hard-fought 53-49 victory.

Lady Bobcats pass first round of 4A state tournament

Senior Dannika Webb scored 24 points to lead Sky View’s girls’ basketball over the Woods Cross Wildcats Tuesday morning, 63-50 at Salt Lake Community College during the first round of the 4A state tournament. The Bobcats got off to a slow start, but they were able to recover and maintain the lead. “I gave her the green light and she scored,” Bobcat head coach Paul Hansen said. “She passed up a couple of 3’s after she hit her first and I told her she needed to shoot.”

Heartbreak Lake — Bobcats fall to Bonneville in tight game

Image: Whitney Alvey (#24)

The Bonneville Lakers swiped a close win from the Lady Bobcats Tuesday night, 47-50. The game was deadlocked during all four quarters. Sky View’s largest lead was 9, which came in the second quarter when the Lady Bobcats went on a 8-0 run to go up 25-16. Bonneville promptly answered back with an 11-0 run of their own to go up 25-27 as the half ended.

Easy win for Lady Bobcats against Bees

Image: Dannika Webb (#5)

The Lady Bobcats held Box Elder scoreless through the first quarter and coasted to the region win 57-44 Thursday night. After one, Sky View was up 18-0. The first points the Bees were able to put on the board came seconds into the second quarter as senior forward Kaylee Walker hit a trey to get her team going.

Lady Bobcats tame Grizzlies

Image: Tara Goldman (#34) — Driving to the hoop

Junior guard Dannika Webb dropped 20 points and Sophomore forward Maddie Day added 11 points as the Sky View Bobcats soundly defeated the Logan Grizzlies, 66-47 at Logan Gym Tuesday night. With the win, Sky View improves to 6-5 (4-1 Region 5), while the Grizzlies drop to 7-3 (2-3 Region 5) with the loss.

Lady Bobcats hold off Box Elder Bees

The Lady Bobcats outlasted a third quarter comeback by Box Elder Thursday night, winning by a score of 60-47. Junior guard Dannicka Webb had 5 points in the first quarter to get Sky View started with a 17-6 lead. Bobcat leading scorer Tara Goldman said her team worked hard to get that lead.

Bobcat Basketball Season Openers


The Sky View Bobcat Girls and Boys Teams opened up their season with the annual Blue and White Scrimmage on Friday, November 19th. Those games gave the parents and local fans a chance to see both teams in action. The coaches of both teams also got a chance to see their teams in action, and evaluate their progress heading in to regular season match ups that began this week. Between games the fans were treated to several dances put on by groups of young girls that attended the Cheer Camp this year.

Three Bobcats sign with Otero Junior College

Image: Ready to go — Aubrey Boehme, Taylor Rock and Nicole Hansen.

Starting this September three Lady Bobcats from Sky View will become Rattlers in Colorado. Friday afternoon Aubry Boehme, Taylor Rock, and Nicole Hansen signed letters of intent — and received full-ride scholarships — to attend Otero Junior College in LaJunta, Colorado. “They will only be responsible for books,” said Taylor Wagner, head coach of the women’s basketball team.

Lady Bobcats end season in second round of playoffs

The Sky View Lady Bobcats found the end of their tournament run Thursday afternoon, losing to the Snow Canyon Warriors, 59-52. The heavily favored Bobcats found themselves down, 20-8 after one quarter of action and never found their way back on top. Senior guard Nicole Hansen hit three 3-pointers in the first half and Lady Bobcats crawled back within eight points, and the Lady Bobcats trailed, 31-23 at halftime.

Cats complete season sweep of Grizz

Image: Nicole Hansen — Senior guard/forward Nicole Hansen shoots over a Logan Grizzly.

Another game against Logan equaled another blowout victory for the Bobcats Thursday night at Crimson Gym. For the first time this season, the two teams met on the Grizzlies home turf. The change in venue did little to effect the outcome, however, as Sky View completed the season sweep of the series with a 75-53 victory.

Lady Bobcats triumphant in close match against Mustangs

Image: Aubry Boehme — Senior center/forward Aubry Boehme fights for position under the basket.

HYRUM—Thursday night the Sky View Bobcat girls team took on cross town rivals, the Mountain Crest Mustangs. The game was extremely competitive the entire time, with both sides playing hard, and keeping it close. While the Mustangs never held the lead during the game, it was constantly a close game, and even a tied one. All the excitement of the game culminated in the fourth quarter, when the Mustangs made a comeback that made the last few seconds of the game extremely exciting. The lady Bobcats came out triumphant with a score of 52 to 50.

Lady Bobcats destroy the Box Elder Bees

Image: Amy Andrus

Thursday night the Sky View Bobcats girls team faced off against the Box Elder Bees. While the game was close through the first quarter, the Bobcats pulled ahead in the second quarter. After a half time spent signing balls for charity, the Bobcats came out and extended their lead even more through the second half, ending the game with the amazing score of 70 to 31 for the Bobcats win.

Tough game is heartbreaker for Lady Bobcats

Image: Aubrey Boehme

“About what we expected,” said Coach Paul Hansen. “It was a physical contest and a good basketball game. One of the better high school girls games you’ll see.” An accurate assessment for certain. The Sky View Bobcats played the tough Mountain Crest Mustangs in a game that could have ended either way with the lead changing hands all evening. In the end the Mustangs came out on top 43-49.

Lady Bobcats win catfight with Tigers

Image: Four against one — No matter how the Tigers tried, they couldn’t stop Amy Andrus.

It was another blowout for the Lady Bobcats. Thursday night they more than doubled the Ogden Tigers score to end the game 65-29. Amy Andrus almost beat the Tiger’s score by herself with 25 points. Of course, she had a lot of support from her teammates. Dianne Washington turned it double-digits at 11 points and Aubrey Boehme and Nicole Hansen adding 9 each.

Lady Bobcats smoke the Bees

Image: Amy Andrus — Amy shoots for two of her 31 points of the game.

Photographs tell the story of the blowout Tuesday night. The Lady Bobcats started with a 23 to 1 run against the Box Elder Bees and never stopped. In the end, the score was 92 to 57. Amy Andrus (#51) led the game with 33 points followed by Jenessa Crafts (#12) with 12 points and Aubry Boehme (#42) and Nicole Hansen (#14) with 10 points each. Hansen gave a remarkable 12 assists during the game.

Starting off on the right foot

SMITHFIELD—It was a complete effort Tuesday night in Smithfield as the varsity, junior varsity and sophomore Lady Bobcats chalked up wins against the visiting Skyline Eagles. The varsity squad, behind a game-high 17 points from point guard Nicole Hansen, edged out the bigger Skyline team, 58-49.