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Prep football, Week 1: Jensen's game-winner helps Vikings edge Chargers

KSL.com  |  Posted  Aug 20th - 8:31am

Jake Jensen scored his third touchdown on the final play of the game with a 2-yard run to help Pleasant Grove rally for a 19-16 win at Corner Canyon on Friday’s opening weekend of the 2016 high school football season.

Mustangs run past Bengals in powerhouse matchup

Stephen Lindsey  |  Posted  Aug 20th - 12:16am

In a game featuring run-first offenses, Herriman was able to run faster, clinching a season-opening 26-16 victory against Brighton.

Prep football: Week 1 schedule and scores

KSL.com  |  Posted  Aug 19th - 5:00pm

Check back here for the latest scores from all the Week 1 high school football games across the state.

Frampton, Parkinson combine to lead first-year Skyridge to inaugural win

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 18th - 11:01pm

Cody Frampton threw five touchdown passes — three of them to Wyatt Parkinson — to help the Falcons top fellow newcomer Ridgeline, 33-14 on the opening night of the 2016 high school football season.

Skyridge, new coach look to build own tradition in Falcons' inaugural season

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 18th - 10:15am

It’s easy to talk about tradition — living up to the past greats — for any program at the start of the high school football season. Well, most programs.

Report: Clippers sending former PG star Wilcox to Orlando

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jul 14th - 8:52pm

The Los Angeles Clippers, who drafted Pleasant Grove's C.J. Wilcox in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft, are reportedly on the verge of a deal to send the former Washington wing to Orlando, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

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.