Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor | Posted
Jun 14th - 10:54am
As interest surges in recruiting for high school football players, so does the hype surrounding it. As crazy as it sounds, some high school prospects are targeted as being future NFL stars despite having never even played college football.
Hunter Woodhall had plenty of people who told him he couldn’t run track for the Titans, but after four state track and field titles, he's going somewhere no double amputee has gone before: the University of Arkansas track squad.
Jake Brooksby was 3-for-4 with a three RBI, and teammate Casey Hamilton blasted a two-run home run as the Timberwolves rallied past Spanish Fork 9-7 in the 4A state championship Friday at Brent Brown Ballpark.
Hayden Rosenkratz pitched a complete-game gem, a two-hitter with five strikeouts, and the Colts scored six runs in the bottom of the third en route to an 11-0 win over Lone Peak in five innings Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paralympian Hunter Woodall ran a state-record 21.17-second 200-meter dash, as well as a 46.34 400-meter, to finish off his high school career in style Saturday at the state track and field meet at BYU.