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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three schools from the Pac-12 signed six of the top-10 recruits from the state of Utah, including Southern California in early enrollee Tayler Katoa from Layton and No. 1 overall recruit Jay Tufele from Bingham.
The state of Utah continues to grow its profile in the amount of athletes playing Division I football. The following is a list of where all the local high school athletes signed Wednesday for National Signing Day.
West Jordan's Alden Tofa knew the time for games was over Wednesday morning, signing with BYU to give Kalani Sitake and the Cougars five of the top-six defensive ends in the state of Utah on National Signing Day.