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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  |  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.

3A Wrestling: Seely's 4th title highlights community event, Juab championship

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 12th - 8:14am

Ashton Seely won his fourth state wrestling title to lead four individual champions as the Wasps won the Class 3A state wrestling championship after finishing second the past two seasons Saturday evening at the UCCU Center.

1A/2A wrestling: Altamont 1A champs; Duchesne grappler earns 4th individual title

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 11th - 10:01pm

David Van Tassell’s hand was raised last, signifying his fourth-straight state championship and the first for the Eagles at the 2017 1A state wrestling tournament Saturday at Utah Valley University. Altamont held on for the 1A team title.

Tooele swim coach retires after standout 48-year career

Rod Zundel  |  Posted   Feb 11th - 8:09pm

Tooele swim coach Mel Roberts is retiring after 48 years with the Tooele swim team, a career that yielded 549 wins, 38 region titles and 11 state championships.

Game Night Live: Buzzer beaters in Region 2, and Timpanogos' 5OT win  |  Posted   Feb 11th - 7:52pm

Timpanogos needed five overtime periods to hold off Skyridge in Region 7 play, while Viewmont responded from a late loss to Layton to knock off Syracuse on a buzzer-beating jumper.

4A Wrestling: Wasatch cruises to 3rd-straight 4A title

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 9th - 9:51pm

Wasatch cruised to its third-straight Class 4A state wrestling championship Thursday at Utah Valley University.

5A Wrestling: Layton unseats Pleasant Grove as 5A champs

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 9th - 9:47pm

Layton ended Pleasant Grove's six-year streak with its first 5A title since 2000 Thursday at Utah Valley University.

4A/5A Wrestling: Lancers 'having fun' to lead at 5A state tournament

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Feb 8th - 10:02pm

Layton placed 10 wrestlers through to Thursday’s semifinal round, including two at 170 and two quarterfinalists who faced each other at 145, to run to the top of the standings with 130.5 points after the first day of 4A/5A state wrestling.