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Haloti Ngata gives former prep star battling cancer trip of a lifetime

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted  Jan 10th - 6:31pm

Haloti Ngata and his foundation gave a Utah teen battling cancer the NFL experience of a lifetime.

Top 10 moments in Utah sports in 2016  |  Posted  Jan 1st - 7:25pm

We’ll admit it: 2016 hasn’t been a great year for a lot of people. But for sports, locally and nationally, it’s been an incredible ride.

Davis girls soccer, Lone Peak's Jackson lead top 10 prep sports stories of 2016

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Dec 31st - 7:37pm

2016 saw many of the Beehive State’s best perform on a national stage. Here are some of the top moments from a whirlwind year.

SportsBeat's 10 most inspirational stories of 2016

Rod Zundel and Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted  Dec 28th - 11:00am

For all its faults, 2016 also gave us a great reminder of why we love sports.


Why more football players are choosing out-of-state college offers

Amy Donaldson, Deseret News  |  Posted  Dec 19th - 11:15am

From now until the first Wednesday in February, high school football players will be committing to play for colleges across the country.

Multi-talented Morby leads Fremont High on and off court

Brittany Copeland  |  Posted  Dec 18th - 9:33am

Fremont senior multisport athlete Saxton Morby defines leadership, and not just on the football field, basketball court or track.

Game Night Live: A roundtable discussion on Utah's new transfer rules

Rod Zundel  |  Posted  Dec 17th - 7:40pm

Last Friday, the Utah State Board of Education approved a new transfer rule that would allow a high school athlete to transfer and become immediately eligible any time as long as that athlete has not participated in a varsity game.

HS hoops: Bingham holds off Copper Hills for Utah Elite 8 title  |  Posted  Dec 10th - 6:43pm

The holidays have arrived, which means it’s time for holiday high school basketball tournaments.

Game Night Live MVPs: East's Warren rushes into record book with top honor

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 7:16pm

The 2016 high school football season wrapped up with state titles won by Bingham, East, Desert Hills, Juan Diego, Beaver and Duchesne. But we’re not done yet; let’s get to some individual superlatives.

Davis girls soccer claims back-to-back USA Today Super 25 fall titles  |  Posted  Nov 22nd - 6:22pm

The Darts, who finished 20-0, once again topped the USA Today/NSCAA Super 25 girls soccer fall rankings this fall with its state-record win streak of 44 matches, the news outlet announced Tuesday.

Record-setting Warren leads East to consecutive 4A football titles

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Nov 18th - 9:15pm

Jaylen Warren passed the 3,000-yard rushing mark on the 2016 season, and East sprinted to a win over Springville for its second-consecutive Class 4A state championship Friday night at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Bingham edges Lone Peak for 3rd 5A football title in 4 years

Stephen Lindsey  |  Posted  Nov 18th - 5:01pm

Daniel Loua scored the go-ahead touchdown and grabbed one of three second-half interceptions to help Bingham claim its third Class 5A state football title in the past four years with a 17-10 win over Lone Peak on Friday afternoon at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

4th quarter rally lifts Desert Hills past Pine View for 3AA state title

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Nov 18th - 3:17pm

Desert Hills rallied for 14 points in the final quarter, and Quinn Kiser's pitch to Gavin Young on the final play of the game gave the Thunder their first Class 3AA state championship since 2013 with a 28-27 win over 3AA South rival Pine View at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Friday afternoon.

Underdogs abound in prep football state championships

Jeremiah Jensen and Rod Zundel  |  Posted  Nov 17th - 6:05pm

Desert Hills running back Nephi Sewell missed last season with a broken neck. He thought his career was over. Now he has the Thunder a win over region rival Pine View away from a 3AA state championship.

Smith's 5 TDs lead Beaver to 2A football title; Duchesne edges Kanab for 1A title  |  Posted  Nov 12th - 4:00pm

Dillon Smith scored five touchdowns as Beaver jumped out to a 28-7 lead, then held off a comeback bid, and pulled away for a 55-35 win over South Summit for its second-straight Class 2A state championship Saturday at Southern Utah University.

Kolomalu, Springville defense shut down Alta for first 4A title berth since 2009

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Nov 11th - 7:31pm

Peyton Kelepolo ran for 142 of his 239 yards and a touchdown in the first half, and Jantsen Thorpe scored four 1-yard quarterback sneaks to lift the Region 8 champion Red Devils to 42-14 win over the Hawks at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

East cruises to 64-13 victory to advance to 4A championship

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Nov 11th - 3:30pm

Can anyone stop East’s inevitable championship run? Maple Mountain became the latest victim to fall to the Leopards’ dominant triple-option offensive attack, losing 64-13 in the 4A semifinal game on Friday.

Nephi Sewell pushes Desert Hills past Stansbury, into 3AA title game

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Nov 10th - 9:52pm

Nephi Sewell scored three touchdowns and Marco Jordan added two more scores as the Thunder rolled to 49-14 victory over 3AA North top seed Stansbury to advance to the 3AA state final next week at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Bingham uses rush-heavy attack to return to 5A championship game

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Nov 10th - 6:54pm

On Thursday, the Miners made their goal a reality by shutting down a normally high-scoring Fremont team in a 35-12 win.

Lone Peak rolls past rival American Fork to advance to 5A Championship

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Nov 10th - 3:05pm

It was all Lone Peak in the 5A football semifinal matchup against rival American Fork Thursday afternoon. The Knights had it easy as they rolled to a 66-19 victory over the Cavemen to advance to the 5A Championship game for the second year.