Sean Walker and Brittany Copeland | Posted May 28th - 6:38pm
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.
Brayden Millet’s two-run single scored during a four-run seventh inning as Timpanogos baseball handed Orem its first loss of the postseason, 7-6, to force a winner-take-all final in the Class 4A state championship at Brent Brown Ballpark at UVU.
Dawson Beutler scored the only goal of the match 15 minutes in, and goalkeeper Spencer Young marshaled Maple Mountain’s defense to its 15th shutout of the year in a 1-0 win over Orem to clinch the 4A state title Thursday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.