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4A champ Alta grinds way to 1-0 win, 7th state title

Sean Walker  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:20pm

Josh Affleck scored the only goal of the match in the eighth minute, and goalkeeper Adam Teerlink made it hold up to help the Hawks to their second state title in three seasons with a 1-0 victory over East in the Class 4A state championship Thursday.

Layton holds off Herriman on penalty kicks for first Class 5A boys soccer title since 2003

Sean Walker  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:09pm

Leo Urrutia buried the decisive penalty, and goalkeeper Sam Hunter made the decisive shootout save, as the Lancers won their first state soccer title since 2003 with a 5-3 penalty-kick decision over Herriman in the 5A state final.

2017 Tour of Utah announces race route

KSL.com  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:13pm

Professional cyclists from around the world will compete in the 13th annual Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, which announced its 2017 race route Thursday.

Does Eric Mika have a future in the NBA?

Sean Walker  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:31pm

With Mika’s decision to leave BYU, the once-named “Lone Peak three” will have at least two years revolving around Nick Emery and T.J. Haws.

Especially for Athletes out to make a difference, save lives in Utah high schools

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:43am

It's championship season for spring high school sports, with athletes from around the state of Utah competing for the top prize. One organization is forming a movement to help these student-athletes use their influence for good.

From Left Field: Teacher crosses over student, receives adulation

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:16am

One teacher got the students on his side by pulling this nifty move in an end-of-year basketball game. That, and more fun sports stories in today's From Left Field.

Timberwolves, Cornish game Dons for 4A title game berth

Sean Walker  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:39pm

Winning pitcher Tyler Cornish went 2 for 4 with a triple and three RBIs to lift the Region 7 champion Timberwolves into Friday’s state title game with a 4-1 win over Spanish Fork.

Defensive-minded Colts rally by Miners, will face Knights in 5A baseball final

Sean Walker  |  Posted   May 24th - 5:42pm

With one cut, Hunter Cornia belted a two-out RBI single in the top of the seventh to give the Colts their first lead of the game. Cottonwood held on for a 2-1 win over Bingham at Brent Brown Ballpark.

From Left Field: One of the worst own goals ever; LeBron misses wide-open dunk

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   May 24th - 11:00am

One of the worst own goals ever, Kyrie Irving pulls the okie-doke on Boston, LeBron James missing an open jam, and a reporter asks Manu Ginobili if he just retired after speaking Spanish. More fun stories from the world of sports.

Patrick Kinahan: Sitake says Mangum set for big season

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:22am

Even though Tanner Mangum might have been the better NFL prospect, the BYU coaches went with Taysom Hill as the starter throughout last season. One year later, Mangum is better prepared emotionally and physically to now be the starting quarterback.

NFL cuts OT to 10 minutes and opens up end zone celebrations

Jim Litke, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 9:50am

NFL owners cut the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 minutes during the regular season, but also gave players plenty of leeway to celebrate after a touchdown.

Spanish Fork and Timpanogos baseball set to face off in semifinal game

Lindsey Peterson  |  Posted   May 24th - 7:39am

The Spanish Fork and Timpanogos baseball teams will face each other Wednesday in the 4A state semifinals. Both teams have come off of impressive seasons, both winning their own region titles.

Alta, East advance to 4A soccer championship with dramatic wins

KSL.com  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:19pm

Jett Sollis scored a goal inside the near post in the fourth minute of the second extra session, and the Hawks rallied for a 2-1 victory over Box Elder.

Goal-scoring trio help Herriman soccer blank Bingham for 1st 5A title game berth

Sean Walker  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:47pm

Ethan Alexander, Dallas May and Nick Franco each scored a goal in the first half, and J.D. Myers earned the shutout in goal as Herriman blanked Bingham 3-0 in a 5A state semifinal Tuesday at Woods Cross High School.

Layton golden goal sends Lancers to 5A soccer final

Sean Walker  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:16pm

Kaden Amano scored the lone goal of the match with one minute left in the first extra-time session, and Layton edged Copper Hills 1-0 Tuesday at Woods Cross High School.

Jazz work out, talk about pro potential of BYU's Eric Mika, Utah's Kyle Kuzma

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   May 23rd - 6:35pm

The Utah Jazz have held draft workouts of BYU's Eric Mika and Utah's Kyle Kuzma over the last few weeks. More information on how those workouts went from the Jazz's perspective, plus some Frank Jackson news, from Andy Larsen.

From Left Field: Must-see evasive rugby run; Kevin Durant double block

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:00am

In Tuesday's From Left Field, we show you highlights from around the world of sports, including an incredible cross-field run in rugby, and Kevin Durant skying so high he could block a shot twice.

Ben Anderson: Jazz at center of NBA’s wild western offseason

Ben Anderson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 23rd - 10:16am

Outside of the Golden State Warriors, the Western Conference will be a hotbed of team building this summer. With, or without Gordon Hayward, the Jazz will find themselves at the center.

Spanish Fork downs Skyridge, will face defending champ Timpanogos in 4A semifinal

Sean Walker  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:07pm

Brendan Bradford pitched the final 2⅔ innings, a one-hit shutout with four strikeouts, to help the Region 8 champions advance to the 4A winner’s bracket final with a 7-6 win over Skyridge.