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Utah Jazz forward Royce O’Neale’s journey to the NBA

Kenyon Finch,  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:45am

Royce O'Neale did not follow the prototypical path to the NBA. He spent two years in Europe before making the Jazz roster. Despite O'Neale's unconventional path, he has become a key piece to the surging Utah Jazz.

US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:06am

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson skated slowly back and forth toward the net, showing forehand, then leaning quickly to the left to fake a backhand that pulled Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados out of the crease.

Timpview cruises to 2nd-straight semifinal matchup, but first for standout Espinoza

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:35pm

Jasmine Espinoza scored 19 points while sporting an enormous knee brace, and Taylor Ross added 15 points to help the Thunderbirds return to the semifinals with a 58-37 win over Box Elder in a 5A quarterfinal Wednesday night at SLCC.

Defending champ Skyline revs 'gas pedal' into 5A semifinals

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:45pm

Cameron Mooney scored a game-high 21 points, and Madison Grange added 14 that included a pair of 3-pointers, to lift the Eagles to a convincing 48-33 win over the Red Devils and advance to Friday’s state semifinals.

6-foot center with a 3-point shot leads East to 5A quarterfinal win over Viewmont

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:11pm

Lani Taliauli scored 13 points, including a 3-pointer with helped spark a 7-0 run to end the third quarter, and East held on for a 66-59 win over Viewmont to advance to Friday’s 5A semifinals against region rival Highland.

Late Utah Olympic bobsledder’s family at Games to help raise money for son's foundation

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 7:00pm

A foundation in late U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb’s name seeks to help raise money for others who need vision operation.

Johnson's clutch shooting leads Highland to 5A state semifinals against rival East

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 5:13pm

Johnson scored 11 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, to end the second and third quarters, and fellow senior Lana Olevao had a game-high 19 points and 17 rebounds to lift Highland to a 51-41 win over Woods Cross and into the semifinals.

Patrick Kinahan: BYU basketball back in familiar spot

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:50am

For the third consecutive season, the BYU men's basketball team needs to win the West Coast Conference tournament to play in next month's NCAA tournament. Several reasons have put the Cougars in this disappointing and frustrating position again.

Takeaways from the 1st day of the 6A girls basketball tournament

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:48pm

Chalk, not upsets, reigned supreme, and a few circus-shots were made at Bruin Arena on the opening day of the Class 6A girls basketball state tournament Tuesday at Salt Lake Community College.

Copper Hills shoots past Vikings, into 6A quarterfinals against Layton

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:54pm

Breaunna Gillen scored a game-high 20 points, and Amberly Lazenby added 12 points on four 3-pointers, to lead Copper Hills to a 66-25 win over Pleasant Grove in the first round of the 6A state tournament Tuesday at Salt Lake Community College.

Knights win first playoff game since 1997, advance to 6A quarterfinals vs. Bingham

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 6:49pm

Brooklyn Perkins had 12 points, four rebounds and three assists, and Northridge rolled to a 5-28 win over Cyprus in the Class 6A girls basketball tournament Tuesday at Salt Lake Community College.

Clutch basket lifts Westlake over Herriman in back-and-forth game

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 5:14pm

With 8.6 seconds remaining on the clock, Westlake’s Samantha Hester cut toward the basket and made a 5-foot jumper to give the Thunder a 2-point advantage and, ultimately, the win in the first round of the 6A girls basketball state tournament.

Timpview harrier wins Gatorade national award, a back-to-back honor for Utah runners

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 4:00pm

For the second consecutive year, a Utah County high school produced the Gatorade national cross-country runner of the year — this time in Timpview senior Aidan Troutner.

Hillcrest holds off Clearfield in 62-47 opening round victory

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:52pm

The Hillcrest Huskies took care of business Tuesday, defeating the visiting Clearfield Falcons 62-47 in the opening round of the 6A girls basketball state tournament.

Fremont blows out Hunter 58-20 to advance to 6A quarterfinals

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:03pm

It was 18 minutes of agony for the Hunter girls basketball team as the Wolverines went scoreless for an entire second quarter and parts of the first and third quarter.

Ben Anderson: Donovan Mitchell’s quest for stardom isn’t a question of if, but when

Ben Anderson, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:51am

Donovan Mitchell continues to answer the call when he's in the spotlight. Where, if ever, will he stop?

Riverton uses second-half run to rout American Fork 68-52

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 11:48am

Riverton used a big second-half offensive run to advance to the girls 6A quarterfinals Tuesday in a 68-52 rout over American Fork.

Takeaways from the 1st day of the 5A girls basketball state tournament

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:58pm

Three region top seeds fell in the opening round of the Class 5A state girls basketball tournament Monday at Salt Lake Community College. Here are the highlights.

Rams bury top-seeded Corner Canyon early, withstand late surge for upset win

Sean Walker,  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:08pm

Olivia Beckstead scored 13 of her 14 points in the first half, and Kaija Glasker had a game-high 17 points and seven rebounds to lift fourth-seeded Highland to a 51-45 upset of Region 7 top-seeded Corner Canyon in the 5A state tournament.