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Orem baseball's Hermansen leads dad's team to 4A title game, will face Timpanogos

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 26th - 4:43pm

Orem coach Carl Hermansen’s son Fisher drove in the game-winner with a walk-off single on two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally the Tigers to a 7-6 win over Corner Canyon in the 4A winner’s bracket final Thursday at UVU.

UVU's Frey commits to Montana State for final year of college hoops

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 25th - 10:08pm

Utah Valley’s Konner Frey announced Wednesday that he was transferring to Montana State for the final year of his collegiate eligibility.

'Five feet and all clutch': Adler's bomb sends Riverton to 5A softball championship game

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 25th - 9:39pm

Katie Adler’s two-run shot over the centerfield fence in the seventh inning proved to be the go-ahead run as Riverton stunned West, 11-9, with a six-run seventh inning Wednesday at Valley Softball Complex.

Spanish Fork scores early to coast into 4A softball championship game

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 25th - 9:10pm

Mallory Barber and Gabriell Beckstrom drove in three RBI in the bottom of the first inning Wednesday to help Spanish Fork roll by Region 8 rival Maple Mountain, 8-2, in the winner’s bracket final of the 4A state softball tournament at Valley Complex.

Garden, Schmidt pace Bengals' furious rally for 2nd boys lacrosse title in 3 years

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 21st - 10:18pm

Kaden Garden assisted on the game-winning goal to Tennison Schmidt, then added one of his own just under a minute later to help top-ranked Brighton rally past Juan Diego 8-6 in the Utah High School Lacrosse League Class A boys state championship.

'Little things' lead Herriman relay team to repeat title; Davis wins 5A boys track title

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 21st - 10:00pm

Herriman and Lone Peak’s 400-meter relay squads finished with identical times of 41.94 seconds in a pair of preliminary heats before Saturday’s finals at the Class 5A state boys track meet at BYU. A win, then, would come down to the little things.

Bear River earns first 3A softball title since 2012 in extra innings  |  Posted  May 21st - 9:43pm

Lyndsey Valverde drove in the game-winning run from second base in the eighth inning and Bear River finished off a dramatic 2-1 win over Juab to win the Bears’ eighth Class 3A state softball title Saturday at the Spanish Fork Complex.

Mayo's 7-goal burst leads Park City girls to 3rd-straight lacrosse title

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 21st - 5:54pm

Marina Mayo scored seven goals, opening and closing the scoring for both teams, to lead the Miners to their third-straight Utah High School Lacrosse League Division I championship with a 16-7 victory over American Fork at Brighton High on Saturday.

Bear River squeezes by Juab in 3A softball winner's final

Rod Zundel  |  Posted  May 20th - 11:16pm

Top-ranked Bear River scored on back-to-back squeeze bunts in the fourth inning to rally past Juab, 2-1 in the winner’s bracket final of the Class 3A state softball tournament at Valley Complex.

Beutler goal, defense leads Maple Mountain boys to 4A soccer semifinals

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 20th - 7:37pm

Maple Mountain booked its 13th shutout of the season in a 1-0 win over reigning 5A state champion Alta in the quarterfinals of the Class 4A state tournament Friday in Spanish Fork.

Springville softball team opens postseason in honor of ill teammate

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 19th - 11:16am

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.

A rare option, Provo WR picks Washington for college future

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 18th - 9:21pm

It’s been nearly a decade since the state of Utah had a football player go to Washington. But that didn’t stop Provo High wide receiver Ty Jones.

Provo's Soifua wins 3rd 4A golf title; Corner Canyon captures team championship

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 17th - 10:16pm

Two-time defending 4A state medalist Naomi Soifua of Provo edged Bountiful’s Jobi Einerson on a 19th-hole playoff to clinch her third-straight individual state title during the girls golf state tournament. Corner Canyon captured its first team title.

Juan Diego defense caps undefeated season with 3A soccer title

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 14th - 9:15pm

Juan Diego senior Brandon Sands knew he only needed one chance to score and give the Soaring Eagle a good shot at its first Class 3A boys soccer state title. With a defense that’s only allowed five goals all season, he had reason to be confident.

Manti tops Enterprise in 5 innings for 2A softball title; Enterprise baseball wins

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 14th - 9:00pm

Team captain Amanda Naylor drove in a three-run homer over the center-field fence to give Manti a 16-6 win over Enterprise in five innings of the Class 2A state softball championship Saturday in Spanish Fork.

Beesley's first-half hat trick helps Waterford roll to long-awaited 2A soccer title

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 14th - 7:23pm

Daniel Beesley exploded with a first-half hat trick — three goals inside the opening 15 minutes — and the Ravens cruised to their sixth boys soccer state championship with a 6-0 rout of first-time finalist Wasatch Academy on Saturday at Alta High.

Wasatch Academy earns 1st-ever 2A soccer final bid; Snow Canyon, Juan Diego in 3A title

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 13th - 10:16pm

Ikkyu Fuji scored the game-winning goal with two minutes left in overtime Friday to lift Wasatch Academy to its first 2A championship game in school history with a 3-2 win over Providence Hall at Juan Diego High School.

Mountain West Elite offers top HS football competition throughout the year

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted  May 9th - 1:38pm

There is no offseason in high school football anymore. In the state of Utah, too much great competition and talent means any player who wants to excel has to put in the extra work. Mountain West Elite is helping them do just that.

'Things happen:' Corner Canyon football player battling cancer with community's help

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted  May 8th - 10:17pm

Corner Canyon’s Cameron Forte broke his femur in the Chargers’ season-opener last September, an injury that cost him his senior year. Several months later, the Forte family is dealing with a challenge no teenager ever wants to hear: cancer.

Study: Football concussions and resuming play vary by age

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 7:51pm

Younger football players are more likely to return to the field less than a day after suffering concussions than those in high school and college, according to a new study.