Sean Walker

6A state track & field: Records fall for Phoenix relay, Fremont's Harlan on first day

6A state track & field: Records fall for Phoenix relay, Fremont's Harlan on first day

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 8:07 p.m.

Ethan Peterson ran a blazing fast anchor leg to help the Phoenix to a state record-mark and win the event Thursday on the opening day of the state track meet at BYU.
5A state track & field: Orem out to big lead on first day; Box Elder leads girls race

5A state track & field: Orem out to big lead on first day; Box Elder leads girls race

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 7:42 p.m.

Carter Walker held off teammates Cole Johnson and Ethan Stoddard to help the Tigers pull away for the first-day lead at BYU's Robison Track and Field Complex.
30 years and more than 900 players later, Kearns baseball coach calls final game

30 years and more than 900 players later, Kearns baseball coach calls final game

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 12:16 p.m.

For Kearns baseball coach Dave Ballard, the celebration that accompanied his retirement after 30 years in the profession was less about the moment and more about the journey.
BYU hires alumna Amber Whiting to lead women's basketball program

BYU hires alumna Amber Whiting to lead women's basketball program

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 6:24 p.m.

The Cougars announced Wednesday the hiring of Amber Whiting to replace recently retired Jeff Judkins, becoming the seven head coach in BYU's NCAA history dating back to 1972.
How gold medalist Nathan Chen hopes to inspire future Olympians with SLC 2030 bid

How gold medalist Nathan Chen hopes to inspire future Olympians with SLC 2030 bid

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 4:48 p.m.

Chen was in town as part of the Stars on Ice tour Wednesday night at the Maverik Center, and accepted the honor given to him by Robbins on the governor's behalf.
Utah baseball strikes back, takes series from BYU with 12-7 win

Utah baseball strikes back, takes series from BYU with 12-7 win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 10:37 p.m.

Alex Baeza had three RBIs and a run scored, and Chase Anderson added three RBIs as Utah struck back to snap a nine-game losing streak with a 12-7 win over archrival BYU.
Have You Seen This? Steve Aoki may have thrown the worst first pitch, ever

Have You Seen This? Steve Aoki may have thrown the worst first pitch, ever

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 6:29 p.m.

The award-winning DJ and record producer threw what many are calling the worst first pitch of all time Monday before a Red Sox game in Boston.
For Weber State's Rahe, basketball brought him love and family. Now, Italy awaits

For Weber State's Rahe, basketball brought him love and family. Now, Italy awaits

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 3:42 p.m.

Randy Rahe wasn't the only one to retire this week after a three-decade college basketball career.
Have team, could travel? 3 schools BYU should call to replace 2023 opener

Have team, could travel? 3 schools BYU should call to replace 2023 opener

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 6:34 p.m.

Tennessee isn't coming to Provo in 2023 after all, after the Volunteers announced a game with Virginia in Nashville to replace the 2023 season opener at BYU.
After 16 years, Randy Rahe to retire as Weber State men's basketball coach

After 16 years, Randy Rahe to retire as Weber State men's basketball coach

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 12:59 p.m.

Weber State marked the end of an era Monday afternoon with the retirement of head coach Randy Rahe after 16 seasons, five conference titles and three NCAA Tournament berths with the program.
ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 7:19 a.m.

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.
Big Sky champion Weber State receives NCAA softball tourney bid; BYU, Utah left out

Big Sky champion Weber State receives NCAA softball tourney bid; BYU, Utah left out

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 15 - 6:08 p.m.

The Wildcats are going dancing after shutting out the Big Sky softball tournament. The Utes and Cougars, not so much.
3A baseball: Silversmith fans 11 to lead Juan Diego to first state title since 2011

3A baseball: Silversmith fans 11 to lead Juan Diego to first state title since 2011

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 14 - 4:36 p.m.

Sam Silversmith threw a complete-game three-hitter with 11 strikeouts as Juan Diego won its first 3A baseball title since 2011 with an 8-1 win over American Leadership Academy at UCCU Ballpark on the campus of Utah Valley University.
BYU basketball signed a player from Kanye West's prep school. No, really

BYU basketball signed a player from Kanye West's prep school. No, really

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 13 - 3:53 p.m.

The latest player to BYU's recruiting class of 2022 comes from Donda Academy, the Simi Valley, California-based prep school founded by rap mogul and societal icon Kanye West.
Broken Wheel: BYU, Utah State put in-state rivalry on hold 'for now'

Broken Wheel: BYU, Utah State put in-state rivalry on hold 'for now'

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 12 - 11:39 a.m.

BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe was always going to have to make some tough scheduling choices as his team transitioned to the Big 12.
Jogo bonito: Jaques' hat trick leads Layton Christian to dominant 3A title win

Jogo bonito: Jaques' hat trick leads Layton Christian to dominant 3A title win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 11 - 7:42 p.m.

Enzo Jaques scored a hat trick, and Felipe Harada added a goal as top-seeded Layton Christian pulled away from Real Salt Lake Academy 4-0.
9-seed champs: Rowland Hall shutout yields first 2A boys soccer title since 2009

9-seed champs: Rowland Hall shutout yields first 2A boys soccer title since 2009

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 11 - 5:17 p.m.

Luke Muhlestein and Zach Baughman — the two seniors and team captains — each scored a goal, and Rowland Hall won its first state title since 2009.
Golden goal lifts Crimson Cliffs to first 4A boys soccer title in program history

Golden goal lifts Crimson Cliffs to first 4A boys soccer title in program history

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 11 - 2:26 p.m.

Ryan Woolley doesn't remember much about how the ball got to his foot, but he remembers the result: a 1-0 win in the 4A state championship match.
6A state golf: BYU-bound Long puts 6A Lone Peak back on top

6A state golf: BYU-bound Long puts 6A Lone Peak back on top

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 10 - 9:09 p.m.

Berlin Long knows the difference one stroke can make. The BYU-bound senior led the Knights back to the top of 6A.
5A state golf: Seo, Thunderbirds cruise to third-straight title

5A state golf: Seo, Thunderbirds cruise to third-straight title

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 10 - 9:06 p.m.

BYU commit Sunbin Seo shot even-par 70 to finish at 3-under 137 and pull away for her second medalist honors in as many years as Timpview won its third consecutive 5A title in a rout Tuesday at River Oaks Golf Club in Sandy.
How BYU softball star Zavodnik is finding her voice, stomach as sophomore

How BYU softball star Zavodnik is finding her voice, stomach as sophomore

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 9 - 11:31 a.m.

Zavodnik is batting a team-high .397 to lead the Cougars to a 38-10 record and one game back of LMU for what would be their eighth-straight West Coast Conference title.
ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 9 - 7:00 a.m.

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.
Utah Warriors use pain, process, tough conversations to snap 6-game slump

Utah Warriors use pain, process, tough conversations to snap 6-game slump

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 8 - 3:47 p.m.

The shortest distance between two points, but for the Utah Warriors rugby, the distance between win No. 2 and No. 3 of the 2022 Major League Rugby season was anything but.
BYU basketball earns commitment from transfer guard Rudi Williams

BYU basketball earns commitment from transfer guard Rudi Williams

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 7 - 12:14 p.m.

Finally, some good news for BYU basketball out of the transfer portal.
'This is home': New player personnel director brings Power 5 experience to BYU

'This is home': New player personnel director brings Power 5 experience to BYU

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 4 - 8:32 p.m.

In his new (and also, returning) role, former BYU receiver Justin Anderson will work under Sitake's support staff, working closely with recruiting coordinator Jasen Ah You.