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Video: Gov. Herbert squares off against 4-time state tennis champ

Rod Zundel  |  Posted  Jul 6th - 10:44pm

Roger Federer and Andy Murray advanced to the semifinals at Wimbledon on Wednesday. Across the pond, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert was facing his own ‘major’ tennis match on the Wasatch Front.

Lone Peak grad signs 2-year deal with Nets

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 8:40pm

Former Lone Peak post Justin Hamilton is coming back to the U.S., signing a two-year contract with the Brooklyn Nets at the start of the NBA’s free agency, his agent tweeted Friday.

Former Utah prep standout opts for 3rd college try

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:39pm

Former Utah high school record-breaking quarterback Austin Kafentzis appears to be headed to his third college.

#LikeAGirl campaign working to keep girls in the game after puberty

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 2:36pm

Recent studies show teenage girls dropping out of sports at a much higher rate than their male counterparts. Hoping to change those numbers, Always has come out with the latest installment in its viral #LikeAGirl campaign.

Seahawks' Siliga, other NFL 'big men' give back at local linemen camp

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 7:59pm

Former Copper Hills defensive lineman and current Seattle Seahawks pro Sealver Siliga watched every summer as his friends went off to specialized football camps for skill position players. But as a lineman, he rarely got that chance.

Mom creates special needs baseball league in West Valley City

Shara Park  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 9:02am

If there's one sport Jennifer Maravilla knows well, it's baseball. So when her son had a bad experience in youth baseball, she was up for the challenge of creating a new special needs baseball league.

US kids get 2M concussions a year from sports, play

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 19th - 10:25pm

As many as 2 million concussions from sports or play activities occur in U.S. children and teens each year and many receive no treatment, a new study suggests.

All Poly Camp draws more than 100 college coaches to Utah

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted  Jun 18th - 8:01pm

The All-Poly Camp continues to be a can’t-miss satellite camp in Utah, and not just for local high school football players and coaches. Coaches from some of the top programs in the country visited the popular summer camp in Layton this week.

Utah teen skips college ball, signs with MLB team

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jun 16th - 10:16am

Former BYU baseball signee Payton Henry signed a contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, electing to postpone college in favor of a professional baseball career Wednesday before flying to the Arizona rookie league.

BYU signee Henry of Pleasant Grove drafted by Brewers in sixth round

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jun 10th - 5:10pm

Pleasant Grove catcher Payton Henry, the 2016 Deseret News Mr. Baseball and 2015 Gatorade Utah player of the year, was selected in Friday’s sixth round by the Milwaukee Brewers with the 171st overall pick.

Milford's Wright adds to family legacy with saddle bronc state title

Rod Zundel  |  Posted  Jun 4th - 11:04pm

Utah’s first family of saddle bronc riding added another title Saturday. Ryder Wright of Milford won the Utah High School Rodeo Association saddle bronc state championship after Saturday's final round.

Lone Peak alum named Spanish league's top power forward

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted  Jun 1st - 5:03pm

Former Lone Peak post Justin Hamilton earned Liga Endesa power forward of the year honors in his first season in Spain.

Lehi's Tony Finau apologizes with flowers; karma works for Jordan Spieth

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 30th - 11:01am

This Memorial Day, take time to celebrate your loved ones — both those who are around and those who sacrificed everything to give you what you have today. Let’s also take a look back at some of our favorite moments in sports from the weekend.

Springville softball team opens postseason in honor of ill teammate

Sean Walker and Brittany Copeland  |  Posted  May 28th - 6:38pm

Springville's 12-0 win over Cyprus in the opening round of the Class 4A state softball tournament wasn't special just because it was a playoff victory. The Red Devils were playing for one of their one: a junior shortstop with brain tumors.

American Fork 'plays from ahead' to capture 5A baseball title

Sean Walker and Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted  May 27th - 11:05pm

American Fork scored four runs in the sixth inning to secure an 8-4 win over rival Lone Peak and force an elimination game Friday in the Class 5A state championship at Utah Valley University.

Evans leads Timpanogos to 4A baseball title for 1st championship since 2008

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 27th - 7:48pm

Brayden Millet’s two-run single scored during a four-run seventh inning as Timpanogos baseball handed Orem its first loss of the postseason, 7-6, to force a winner-take-all final in the Class 4A state championship at Brent Brown Ballpark at UVU.

Viewmont boys capture first 5A soccer title in 21 years

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 26th - 10:46pm

Kason Larsen's uncle Josh was on Viewmont's last state title-winning boys soccer team in 1995. He made his mark on the Vikings' latest triumph Thursday night at Juan Diego.

Spanish Fork wins second consecutive 4A softball championship

Andy Larsen  |  Posted  May 26th - 10:35pm

Spanish Fork won the 4A softball title for the second straight season by defeating the Maple Mountain Eagles 5-2 Thursday evening.

Walk-off home run gives Riverton comeback for 5A softball title

Andy Larsen  |  Posted  May 26th - 9:34pm

A walk-off three-run home run with two strikes and two outs left by Riverton's Taylor Eakle gave the Silverwolves the 5A state championship over West.

Golden Eagles earn 4th straight shutout to claim 4A soccer title

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 26th - 7:24pm

Dawson Beutler scored the only goal of the match 15 minutes in, and goalkeeper Spencer Young marshaled Maple Mountain’s defense to its 15th shutout of the year in a 1-0 win over Orem to clinch the 4A state title Thursday afternoon.