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Prep Championship Central: Every title won during spring season

The American Fork Cavemen celebrate during game two of the 6A baseball championship where they faced off against the Pleasant Grove Vikings at UCCU Ballpark in Orem on Saturday, May 29, 2021. The Cavemen won, 8-0.

(Annie Barker, Deseret News)



SALT LAKE CITY — It's been a long road to the end of the 2020-21 school year, both in the classroom and on the court, field and pitch.

For these teams, the journey ends here.

Follow along as we recap the every final of the Utah High School Activities Association spring championships, including baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, track and field, and boys' soccer.

Click each link below for more information. Check back regularly for updates throughout the final three weeks of the school year, too.

Baseball

The Pleasant Grove Vikings face off against the American Fork Cavemen during game two of the 6A baseball championship at UCCU Ballpark in Orem on Saturday, May 29, 2021. The Cavemen won, 8-0.
The Pleasant Grove Vikings face off against the American Fork Cavemen during game two of the 6A baseball championship at UCCU Ballpark in Orem on Saturday, May 29, 2021. The Cavemen won, 8-0. (Photo: Annie Barker, Deseret News)

6A baseball: After year without state tourney, Ingersoll leads American Fork to 'real thing' with win

  • Fisher Ingersoll went 2-for-2 with two home runs, three RBI and a pair of walks as American Fork captured its first baseball title since 2016 with a shutout victory over crosstown rival Pleasant Grove, 8-0 at UCCU Ballpark at Utah Valley University.

5A baseball: Spanish Fork survives 2 from Maple Mountain to claim championship in best-of-3 finale

  • Winning pitcher Zac Dart had a home run and three RBI to help the Dons pump out 19 hits and rolled to a 14-3 win over crosstown rival Maple Mountain in the third game of the championship series Saturday afternoon at Salt Lake Community College's Cate Field in West Jordan.

Bases-loaded walkoff leads Maple Mountain to 5A baseball championship with Spanish Fork

  • Tyler Nelson drove in the winning run through the left gap with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning to help Maple Mountain rally by Orem, 5-4, to advance to the best-of-three championship series at Cate Field on the Salt Lake Community College Jordan Campus.

4A baseball: Snow Canyon finishes strong for first title since 2013

  • Landon Frei went 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBI to lead the Warriors to their first Class 4A state baseball championship since back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013 Saturday afternoon at Cate Field on the campus of Salt Lake Community College.

4A baseball: Senior pitcher Carston Herman spins gem to lift Snow Canyon within 1 win of title

  • Herman scattered five hits with seven strikeouts and two walks in a complete-game effort that lasted less than two hours to lift the Warriors to the brink of a championship.

3A championship: Grantsville erupts early in Game 2 to take 2nd 3A baseball title in 4 years

  • "All year long, we haven't done it easy. We've come back to win, and won hard games," said Cowboys coach Aaron Perkins, whose team overturned an 8-run deficit in Friday over Richfield before holding off Carbon in a two-game series Saturday afternoon. "I said it wouldn't do us any justice to win it in the first one. We've been doing it all year long, and I like the way it went."

2A championship: Upstart Beaver strings together 5 wins in 2 days to claim school's first baseball title

  • Crayton Hollinshead went 2-for-5 with two doubles in the second game, and Jake Eichorn was 2-for-3 with two doubles for the Beavers, who won three games on a historic Championship Saturday.

Boys soccer

Ridgeline celebrates their win over Stansbury in the 4A boys soccer championship at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
Ridgeline celebrates their win over Stansbury in the 4A boys soccer championship at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. (Photo: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)

'Do it for Jan': Unbeaten Weber takes repeat 6A soccer title on penalty shootout

  • Stockton Short pushed aside back-to-back penalty kick to end the shootout, and Weber clinched its second consecutive Class 6A state title 4-3 on penalties Friday afternoon at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Wasatch seniors achieve 5th-grade dream with 5A boys soccer title, school's first since 2013

  • Wasatch rallied from a 1-0 deficit to take a 2-1 win over Skyline and clinch the program's first title since 2013 Friday afternoon at Rio Tinto Stadium, cementing an 18-2 season with the program's third state championship.

6A soccer semifinals: Short stands tall for Weber, Parra for Skyridge to set up title tilt

  • Brady Bennett, Collin Jones and Quayd Berry each scored a goal, and Short rolled up his 15th shutout of the year to help Weber to a 3-0 win over Region 1 rival Fremont and advance to the 6A state championship match Friday at Rio Tinto Stadium.

5A soccer semifinals: Long-awaited dreams fulfilled as top-seeded Wasatch, upstart Skyline in to championship

  • Edgar Garcia scored the golden goal on a penalty kick four minutes into extra time to lift Wasatch in the Class 5A state championship with a 2-1 win Tuesday over Maple Mountain at Herriman High School.

4A soccer championship: Another late winner leads Ridgeline to 2nd title in 4 seasons

  • Sophomore Gabe Watson finished off a tap-in in the 70th minute to lead the Riverhawks to their second championship in school history, securing a stunning run from No. 11 seed to the title at Rio Tinto Stadium.

2A final: Goalkeeper penalty kick highlights RSL Academy's offensive push for 1st 2A boys soccer title

  • JC Sanchez didn't end his season with Real Salt Lake Academy with a shutout in Tuesday's Class 2A state championship match at Rio Tinto Stadium. What he got instead was even better As RSL Academy beat Waterford 6-1.

3A final: Judge Memorial secures 3rd straight 3A soccer title, with only pandemic to break it up

  • The only thing that could keep Judge Memorial's boys soccer team from a state title was a global pandemic. In the end Jurge Memorial survived to win 1-0 over Morgan.

4A semifinals: Devun Collins' heroics sends Stansbury to title game; Ridgeline advances on late goal

  • Less than five minutes into the 4A semifinal match, a one-timer strike was sent past Stansbury keeper Devun Collins. It was a nightmare start, but he had a heroic finish as he helped Stansbury get past Sky View.

3A semifinals: In 2018 tournament rematch, Morgan advances to face reigning champ Judge Memorial

  • Williams broke the ice in the first half, and Cole Terry, Isaac Lowder and Owen Tolman each added a second-half strike to help Morgan pull away from upstart Emery, 4-0, in the semifinals of the 3A tournament Monday at Juan Diego Catholic High School.

2A soccer: Well-studied Waterford upends top-seeded St. Joseph's on penalties; RSL Academy edges Rowland Hall

  • Benson made three saves during the shootout and helped Waterford hold on for a 3-2 shootout victory after Kasper Nilsson's early goal forced a 1-1 draw with the undefeated Jayhawks at Juan Diego Catholic High School.

Boys tennis

Skyline’s Ethan Green plays against Brighton’s Hardy Owen in the 5A boys tennis No. 1 singles championship match at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City on Saturday, May 22, 2021.
Skyline’s Ethan Green plays against Brighton’s Hardy Owen in the 5A boys tennis No. 1 singles championship match at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City on Saturday, May 22, 2021. (Photo: Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)

Boys tennis: Waterford sweeps singles to take 3rd consecutive 3A title; Skyline holds off rival Brighton for 5A win

  • Lalith Suresh took the No. 1 singles title with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Rowland Hall's Jaiden Handlon, and Jeffrey Kulsomphob added the No. 2 singles championship with a 6-0, 6-1 win over teammate Daniel McNally. That meant that when Dawson Jenkins cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win over Juab's Levi Covington, Waterford had clinched the team title — barely.

6A championship: Lone Peak dominates in fifth consecutive tennis title

  • The Region 4 powerhouse claimed titles in the 1st (TJ Wells) and 3rd (Griffin Karras) Singles, and the 1st (Nate Ashton & Brayden Blodgett) and 2nd (Lucas Jackson & Isaac Downs) Doubles.

4A championship: Crimson Cliffs sweeps singles for first tennis title in school history

  • Max Miner dominated to claim the 1st Singles, Zachary Sodorff claimed the 2nd Singles, and Liam Duffin claimed the 3rd Singles to round out the sweep.

Softball

Tooele's Attlyn Johnston lets her bat fly after hitting the ball as they and Bear River play for the 4A championship in Softball in Spanish Fork on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Bear River won both games.
Tooele's Attlyn Johnston lets her bat fly after hitting the ball as they and Bear River play for the 4A championship in Softball in Spanish Fork on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Bear River won both games. (Photo: Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

Spanish Fork blasts its way to 5A state championship

  • Spanish Fork didn't quite close things out in three innings on Friday, but for the second straight game it only needed five innings to beat Spanish Fork in the 5A state championship best-of-3 series, rolling to the 13-2 victory in Game 2 to capture its first state title since 2017.

Strong pitching from Kaysen Korth lifts Riverton to 6A title

  • No. 1 Riverton's final victory over No. 2 Bingham came Friday in the biggest game of the season, as the Silverwolves knocked off the Miners for the second day in a row, this time by a score of 4-3, to take home the 6A state softball championship.

Taylor Swift and twin homers: Bear River takes two to top Tooele for 4A softball title

  • McCall Maxfield belted a home run in each of the two remaining games Saturday, and older sister Oaklie went 4-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored over two games to help Bear River clinch its 10th state title and third since 2016 with a 14-6 win Saturday afternoon over reigning champion Tooele at the Spanish Fork Complex.

4A softball: Higley's homer helps Tooele open championship series with win over Bear River

  • Emma Higley's three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth helped the top-seeded Buffaloes pull away for good en route to a 5-0 win over the No. 2 Bears in the first game of the best-of-three championship series at the 4A state softball tournament at Spanish Fork Complex.

3A championship: Grantsville celebrates twin titles with 4th consecutive 3A championship

  • The Cowboys' softball team had just made the trip from Spanish Fork to West Jordan to join their baseball counterparts — a few hours after winning a championship of their own.

2A championship: Enterprise wins back-to-back titles

  • Winning pitcher Blakelee Christiansen scattered four hits over seven innings with six strikeouts to help the Wolves to back-to-back 2A championships Saturday afternoon at Spanish Fork Complex.

Lacrosse

High school girls lacrosse: Park City caps dominant playoff run with Division A championship

  • It was a night of celebration for Park City, as the Miners girls lacrosse team defeated the Waterford Ravens 17-11 to win the Division A championship Friday night in Layton.

High school boys lacrosse: 'Ferraris' of Corner Canyon take home Division A championship

  • The nation's seventh ranked lacrosse team took care of business in Saturday afternoon's Division A state championship game.

Track and field

5A, 6A track and field: Orem boys, Timpanogos girls claim 5A title as Corner Canyon boys, Lone Peak girls come out on top in 6A

  • Carlee Hansen of Woods Cross opened up the state meet with a bang as she paced herself to an easy first-place finish in the 1,600-meter race with a time of 4:49.18, just a few seconds off the fastest time in state history. Her time was good for second in state history in the event.

Girls golf

Led by medalist McKina Stacey, Rich clinched its third straight title at the Class 1A girls golf state meet, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Rose Park.
Led by medalist McKina Stacey, Rich clinched its third straight title at the Class 1A girls golf state meet, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Rose Park. (Photo: Jesse Dodson, Fairways Media)

6A championship: After long wait, Davis girls golf rewarded with first title in 6 years

  • Victoria Castro and teammate Cheyenne Hansen each finished in the top-five, and Davis held on to clinch its first Class 6A girls golf state title since 2015 by one stroke Tuesday afternoon at The Ridge in West Valley.

5A championship: Timpview cruises to repeat 5A title

  • Sunbin Seo carded her own scorching 68 to finish with a two-day total of 7-under-par 139 to lead the Thunderbirds to a third straight team title (or second in the UHSAA record book) at the Class 5A state meet at The Oaks at Spanish Fork.

4A championship: Dixie's Millard, Pine View girls run away with 4A state golf meet

  • Dixie's Annabelle Millard blasted a career-low 65 to finish at 8-under-par 136 to claim medalist honors, and Pine View placed three golfers inside the top-11 to roll to its first team title in program history by 26 strokes Thursday at Meadow Brook golf course.

3A championship: Richfield's Harris survives playoff for medalist honors, leading Wildcats to 3rd straight team title

  • Richfield's Piper Harris held off Morgan's Ellie DeMond in a playoff to earn medalist honors and help the Wildcats cruise to the Class 3A state title at Mountain View golf course in West Jordan.

2A championship: One year later, Arden Louchheim's medalist honors lead Rowland Hall to team title

  • Arden Louchheim again earned medalist honors, shooting even-par 72 and winning by 10 strokes while leading the Winged Lions to the 2A state championship at Rose Park golf course.

1A championship: Medalist McKina Stacey leads Rich to 3-peat state title

  • Rich High senior McKina Stacey carded 93 to top the leaderboard by two strokes, helping Rich to its third consecutive Class 1A state title at Rose Park Golf Course.

Boys golf

1A championship: Wendover snaps school's 25-year title drought with first-ever golf championship

  • For only the second time in the history of the school — and the first since 1996, Wendover claimed a state title in the Utah High School Activities Association by one stroke at the Class 1A state meet title Wednesday afternoon, taking a 710 to 711 advantage of runner-up Valley over 36 holes at Rose Park Golf Course.

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