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9 seconds of eternity: Valdez's gamewinner rallies Fremont by Riverton in 6A quarterfinal

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:39pm

Karlie Valdez’s game-winning drive to the bucket in the final nine seconds of the game was all Fremont needed, and the Silver Wolves rallied by the Silverwolves 48-46 Thursday to advance to Friday’s Class 6A state semifinals.

Toolson, Ogbe propel Utah Valley to 1st win in Bakersfield under Mark Pope

Kyle McDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:34pm

Conner Toolson and Kenneth Ogbe hit nine of UVU's 12 3-pointers to help Utah Valley beat Cal State Bakersfield in the Icardo Center for the first time in the Mark Pope era.

Scoresby leads Westlake to 1st-ever state semifinal with 54-47 win in 6A quarterfinal

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 9:08pm

Marissa Scoresby scored 14 of her game-high 23 points in the second half, and Westlake advanced to the Class 6A girls basketball state semifinals with a 54-47 win Thursday evening over Hillcrest at Salt Lake Community College.

Bingham depth overwhelms upstart Northridge in 6A state quarterfinal

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:29pm

Maggie McCord had eight of her game-high 11 points in the first half, and Bingham put 18 players on the court in cruising to a 61-36 win over Northridge in the quarterfinals of the Class 6A girls basketball tournament Thursday at SLCC.

Defense leads Copper Hills girls into 6A state semifinals

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:43pm

Breaunna Gillen had 14 points, seven rebounds and four steals, and the Grizzlies forced 17 turnovers to take down Layton 57-31 at Salt Lake Community College.

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

Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:28pm

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.

Devashrayee, Nawahine, Wayment set for emotional Marriott Center sendoff

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:31pm

Three players from the BYU women’s basketball team who entered the team at different times will suit up in their final regular-season home game Thursday at 7 p.m. MST against Portland.

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

Kenyon Finch, KSL.com  |  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.

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

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  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, KSL.com  |  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, KSL.com  |  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, KSL.com  |  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, KSL.com 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, KSL.com  |  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, KSL.com  |  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, KSL.com  |  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, KSL.com  |  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, KSL.com  |  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.