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Anderl, Jessop lead Skyline girls past Judge Memorial in OT for 4A title

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 6:03pm

Hannah Anderl had 12 points, five rebounds and three assists, and teammate Barrett Jessop scored a team-high 20, to help Skyline hold off Judge Memorial, 60-57 in overtime Saturday in the Class 4A state title game at Salt Lake Community College.

Moeaki leads American Fork girls to first 5A title since 2009

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 4:06pm

Taylor Moeaki had 21 points and three steals to lift the Cavemen to the 5A state title with a 50-46 win over Viewmont in Saturday’s championship game at Salt Lake Community College.

Skyline girls rally to set up all-Region 6 state final in 4A

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:00pm

Cameron Mooney scored eight of her 13 points in the first half to help Skyline rally for a 52-45 win Friday over Timpview and set up a Saturday’s title bout against region rival Judge Memorial.

Judge Memorial girls continue historic run with 4A semifinal win over Box Elder

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:18pm

Vanessa Austin totaled 14 points and 15 rebounds to lead Judge Memorial to a 45-34 win over Box Elder and advance to their first state championship game in school history Friday at Salt Lake Community College.

Empey's trey, block help American Fork girls hold off Copper Hills in 5A semifinal

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:38pm

Savanna Empey had eight points and two assists, as well as the game-sealing block with 28 seconds remaining, to help American Fork hold on for a 48-45 win over Copper Hills in Friday's Class 5A girls basketball semifinal.

Viewmont girls overcome halftime deficit to earn 5A title berth

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:56pm

Mercedes Staples scored a game-high 21 points, including a pair of crucial free throwsthe Vikings advanced to the 5A state championship with a 49-47 win over Sky View in a Class 5A state semifinal Friday.

Timpview holds on in 4A quarterfinal nailbitter against Springville

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:43pm

It took some luck and missed free throws by Springville at the end for Timpview to escape with a 55-54 win in the girls 4A quarterfinals Thursday.

Skyline girls upset No. 1 Alta 81-66 in 4A quarterfinals

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:01pm

It was all Skyline in the first game of the 4A girls quarterfinal games Thursday, upsetting No. 1 Alta 81-66.

Panic-free Copper Hills advances to 5A semifinals, will face American Fork

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:06pm

Copper Hills didn’t retake the lead for good until two minutes remained in the final period, but the Grizzlies got 17 points from Lenisi Fineanganofo and held off the Knights 56-43 Wednesday at Salt Lake Community College.

East girls stun top-seeded Mountain View, advance to 4A quarterfinals vs. Judge Memorial

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:40pm

Liana Kaitu’u scored nine of her 13 points in the fourth quarter, and Lani Taliauli had 18 points to lead East to a stunning 56-53 upset of the Bruins at Salt Lake Community College.

Zone defense sparks Lone Peak girls to upset of top-seeded West in 5A tourney opener

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:37pm

Savannah Flanary scored 18 points, including nine from the free-throw line, and Lone Peak used a 1-3-1 zone to stun the top-seeded Panthers 57-48 at Salt Lake Community College.

Carr helps Viewmont girls rally by Riverton in overtime of 5A state basketball opener

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:39pm

Mercedes Staples scored a game-high 25 points, and Megan Carr finished with 20 points and six rebounds to help the Vikings outlast Riverton 56-51 to move to Wednesday’s quarterfinals at Salt Lake Community College.

Springville girls team fulfills hoops dream for manager with special needs

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 7:09pm

When Springville’s girls basketball team clinched the Region 8 championship with a win over rival Maple Mountain last Tuesday night, they did it with an assorted complement of players. And one very special starter.

Brinkerhoff wills Bryce Valley girls to 1st 1A girls basketball title in school history

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 9:46pm

Danielle Brinkerhoff scored 15 points to lift Bryce Valley (23-4) to its first state title in school history with a 37-36 overtime win over Tabiona in the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield.

South Summit wakes up, pulls away from Enterprise for 2A boys quarterfinal berth

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 7:16pm

Kaden Atkinson scored a season-high 20 points, and Nick Beasley added 16 as the Wildcats rallied in the final three quarters for a 58-48 win over Enterprise in a Class 2A boys basketball state play-in game at Orem High School.

Overtime trey lifts San Juan girls to 1st 2A quarterfinal since 2011

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 4:51pm

Bodell Nielson drained her fourth 3-pointer of the game from the left wing with just a few seconds left in overtime, and the Broncos survived the Tigers 58-57 in overtime of a Class 2A state play-in game at Orem High School.

Murray holds off Park City for prep hockey championship

KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 15th - 11:07pm

Murray’s Daxton Nielsen slaps in the goal and the Spartans never trailed again for a thrilling 6-4 win in the state hockey championship final Wednesday night.

Region champion Woods Cross hoops wins off the court with special needs clinic

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted   Feb 12th - 7:41pm

Woods Cross’ boys basketball team wrapped up a Region 5 championship on Friday night with its 75-49 win over Ogden. But earlier in the week, the Wildcats showed themselves to be even bigger champions.

Surprise police encounter leads to national award for AF teen

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 12th - 3:47pm

Casey Clinger had driven the familiar route hundreds of times from his home to American Fork High School for his four-mile, early-morning workouts with his cross country team.

Box Elder ‘did just enough’ to edge Maple Mountain in 4A quarterfinals

Josh Furlong  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 3:34pm

Box Elder did not have its best game, but “did just enough” to edge past an aggressive Maple Mountain team in the girls 4A quarterfinals Thursday, winning 49-46.