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6A football preview: A look at the top programs going into 2022 season

6A football preview: A look at the top programs going into 2022 season

Christian Esparza, KSL.com  |  Posted July 25 - 9:11 a.m.

A look at some of the teams from 6A that you should get to know before the season starts.
Prep recruiting: American Fork's Hunter Clegg, No. 3 recruit in Utah, commits to Stanford

Prep recruiting: American Fork's Hunter Clegg, No. 3 recruit in Utah, commits to Stanford

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 18 - 4:46 p.m.

The 6-foot-4, 235-pound edge rusher committed to the Cardinal over offers from BYU, Utah, Baylor and USC, among others.
Unsportsmanlike conduct: UHSAA puts boys soccer on 3-year probation. Here's why

Unsportsmanlike conduct: UHSAA puts boys soccer on 3-year probation. Here's why

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 12:54 p.m.

The Utah High School Activities Association handed out a three-year suspension to the entire state of boys' soccer, meaning teams will only be allowed to play 14 matches beginning with the 2023 season.
Here's a look at the last of 130 state titles awarded during the 2021-22 school year

Here's a look at the last of 130 state titles awarded during the 2021-22 school year

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted May 30 - 1:26 p.m.

School's out, summer is around the corner, and the days are about to get longer. Oh, and 44 state champions were just crowned by the Utah High School Activities Association.
'Who needs region?' Riverton downs American Fork for 6A state championship

'Who needs region?' Riverton downs American Fork for 6A state championship

Christian Esparza, KSL.com  |  Posted May 28 - 10:31 p.m.

After dropping Game 1 to American Fork, Riverton baseball won games 2 and 3 on Saturday afternoon to secure the 6A state title.
High school baseball: 4A, 5A, 6A state tournament scores and schedule

High school baseball: 4A, 5A, 6A state tournament scores and schedule

KSL.com Sports  |  Updated May 28 - 8:11 p.m.

Scores, schedules and updated start times for the 4A, 5A and 6A state baseball tournaments.
Zach Evans lifts Lehi past Olympus for 5A baseball state championship

Zach Evans lifts Lehi past Olympus for 5A baseball state championship

Christian Esparza, KSL.com  |  Posted May 28 - 3:34 p.m.

Lehi baseball won state for the first time in school history after they defeated Olympus in two games of a best-of-three series.
Corner Canyon becomes first 2-time 6A lacrosse state champions with dominant win

Corner Canyon becomes first 2-time 6A lacrosse state champions with dominant win

Christian Esparza, KSL.com  |  Posted May 27 - 11:24 p.m.

Corner Canyon dominated throughout their 15-10 victory on Saturday. The Chargers became the first two-time lacrosse champion in the state of Utah.
Park City scores twice in final seconds to come back and win boys 5A lacrosse title

Park City scores twice in final seconds to come back and win boys 5A lacrosse title

Christian Esparza, KSL.com  |  Posted May 27 - 8:46 p.m.

Park City scored twice in the final 37 seconds to beat Olympus 10-9 and secure the 5A boys lacrosse state title.
Green Canyon wins boys 4A lacrosse state championship with golden goal

Green Canyon wins boys 4A lacrosse state championship with golden goal

Christian Esparza, KSL.com  |  Posted May 27 - 6:25 p.m.

Weston Christensen scored in overtime to lift Green Canyon past Sky View for the 4A boys lacrosse state championship.
6A softball: Multi-tooled Kaysen Korth's arm, bat leads Riverton to repeat title

6A softball: Multi-tooled Kaysen Korth's arm, bat leads Riverton to repeat title

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 27 - 5:40 p.m.

The senior pitcher scattered just four hits with 10 strikeouts as the Silverwolves celebrated repeat 6A titles with a 11-1 win over West.
High school softball: 4A, 5A, 6A state tournament scores and schedule

High school softball: 4A, 5A, 6A state tournament scores and schedule

KSL.com Sports  |  Updated May 27 - 4:23 p.m.

Scores, schedules and updated start times for the 4A, 5A and 6A state softball tournaments.
5A softball: Sapp's gem leads Spanish Fork to repeat state title

5A softball: Sapp's gem leads Spanish Fork to repeat state title

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 27 - 1:55 p.m.

Avery Sapp spun a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts as the Dons repeated as 5A champions with a 4-0 win Friday over Lehi at BYU's Gail Miller Field.
6A softball: Momentum of 11-run 2nd leads Riverton to Game 1 win over West

6A softball: Momentum of 11-run 2nd leads Riverton to Game 1 win over West

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 26 - 11:02 p.m.

The Silverwolves scored 11 runs in the bottom of the second inning to cruise to a 14-0 win over West at Gail Miller Field at BYU.
'I could kiss her feet': Bargeron turns Skyridge away as Mountain Ridge claims 6A girls lacrosse title

'I could kiss her feet': Bargeron turns Skyridge away as Mountain Ridge claims 6A girls lacrosse title

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 26 - 10:32 p.m.

Skyridge had all the momentum as the 6A championship game entered the closing five minutes.
'We can be just as scary': Olympus shocks Park City (and maybe itself) to claim 5A girls lacrosse title

'We can be just as scary': Olympus shocks Park City (and maybe itself) to claim 5A girls lacrosse title

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 26 - 7:57 p.m.

Olympus might not have been necessarily shocked about what happened Thursday, but it's safe to say that they weren't expecting it either.
5A softball: Romero helps Spanish Fork lead off title chase with Game 1 rout

5A softball: Romero helps Spanish Fork lead off title chase with Game 1 rout

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 26 - 6:40 p.m.

Spanish Fork rolled to 15-2 win over Lehi in the first game of the best-of-three championship series Thursday at BYU's Gail Miller Field.
Girls lacrosse: Bear River dedicates 4A championship-winning performance to coach's late brother

Girls lacrosse: Bear River dedicates 4A championship-winning performance to coach's late brother

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 26 - 5:37 p.m.

Bear River capped off its perfect season on Thursday with a 12-8 victory over Juan Diego at Zions Bank Stadium.
Long shots: 18th-seeded Herriman scores walk off for program's first 6A title

Long shots: 18th-seeded Herriman scores walk off for program's first 6A title

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 8:20 p.m.

Trevor Walk delivered a walk-off match winner for the ages to lift Herriman to its first boys soccer state title in the final seconds at Rio Tinto Stadium.
5A soccer: Alta secures state-record 9th title in program history

5A soccer: Alta secures state-record 9th title in program history

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 5:51 p.m.

Brock Bennion, Faris Kurdi and Carter Bell each converted a penalty, and sophomore goalkeeper Thiago Moreira made three saves in the shootout as the Hawks won their 9th title all-time to tie the state record.
Frustration fuels comeback for Corner Canyon boys, Lone Peak girls to 6A titles

Frustration fuels comeback for Corner Canyon boys, Lone Peak girls to 6A titles

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21 - 10:50 p.m.

Turns out, a split-second loss in a breakneck 100-meter dash may have been the best thing to happen to Corner Canyon's Cody Hagen all day.
Sibling rivalry: Egbert duo lead Orem to banner day at 5A state track & field meet

Sibling rivalry: Egbert duo lead Orem to banner day at 5A state track & field meet

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21 - 9:12 p.m.

Orem's Jackson Egbert hurdled his way to a state title, and freshman sister Abby Egbert added her own first-place finish Saturday.
Results, photo gallery of the 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A track & field state championships

Results, photo gallery of the 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A track & field state championships

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted May 21 - 8:41 p.m.

The 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A state track and field championships concluded on Saturday at Brigham Young University.
3A tennis: Waterford takes home title as Suresh repeats as champion

3A tennis: Waterford takes home title as Suresh repeats as champion

Christian Esparza, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21 - 6:23 p.m.

Lalith Suresh won back-to-back first singles state championships as the Waterford Ravens won their third consecutive state title.
5A tennis: Hardy Owen defends state title, but Skyline reigns supreme

5A tennis: Hardy Owen defends state title, but Skyline reigns supreme

Christian Esparza, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21 - 4:23 p.m.

Hardy Owen won a 5A first singles title as two other Bengals won championships. Skyline High School won the team title.
1A, 2A state track & field: Bryce Valley, Kanab, Panguitch take first-day lead

1A, 2A state track & field: Bryce Valley, Kanab, Panguitch take first-day lead

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 9:39 p.m.

Kanab's boys and girls took a narrow lead over Millard in their respective 1A state meets after the first day, while Bryce Valley boys, Panguitch girls led in 1A.
3A, 4A state track & field: Desert Hills, Cedar with leads heading into final day

3A, 4A state track & field: Desert Hills, Cedar with leads heading into final day

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 8:26 p.m.

It was lightly snowing as Desert Hills senior Brooks Barney made his way around the track early on Friday.
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.
Utah's prep, collegiate distance running has led to a rise in prominence on national scene

Utah's prep, collegiate distance running has led to a rise in prominence on national scene

Jacob Nielson for KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 11:04 a.m.

Utah is one of the distance running capitals of the country — on the prep and collegiate scene. And its talent is on full display at the UHSAA State Track Championships this weekend.
6A boys tennis: American Fork sweeps singles for program's first state title

6A boys tennis: American Fork sweeps singles for program's first state title

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted May 14 - 9:11 p.m.

BYU commit Caden Hasler led an @afhsevents sweep in singles en route to the program's first boys tennis title Saturday afternoon at the Class 6A state meet at Liberty Park.
'We did it for coach Sue': Manti captures 3A title in coach's final season

'We did it for coach Sue': Manti captures 3A title in coach's final season

Christian Esparza, KSL.com  |  Posted May 14 - 8:46 p.m.

Manti won the 3A softball title in a dominant 13-0 victory over South Summit.
2A baseball: South Sevier outlasts Parowan 14-12 to claim title

2A baseball: South Sevier outlasts Parowan 14-12 to claim title

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Posted May 14 - 8:11 p.m.

South Sevier High put up a six-run sixth inning to come back from a 10-8 deficit against Parowan to claim the 2A baseball title Saturday at Gates Field in Kearns.
4A boys tennis: Green Canyon rallies to tie Ridgeline, Crimson Cliffs for title

4A boys tennis: Green Canyon rallies to tie Ridgeline, Crimson Cliffs for title

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted May 14 - 5:56 p.m.

Green Canyon, Ridgeline and Crimson Cliffs all shared the @uhsaainfo 4A boys tennis title Saturday at Liberty Park.
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.
State golf: Pine View repeats as 4A champs; Richfield takes 4th-straight in 3A

State golf: Pine View repeats as 4A champs; Richfield takes 4th-straight in 3A

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted May 12 - 7:21 p.m.

Déjà vu struck hard Thursday.
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.
If you yell at a ref in Utah youth soccer, your team's fans may get kicked out for the season

If you yell at a ref in Utah youth soccer, your team's fans may get kicked out for the season

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 3 - 8:55 a.m.

The Utah Youth Soccer Association is enforcing a zero-tolerance policy for any inappropriate behavior toward referees during its games. Any coach, player or spectator who berates, harasses or threatens a referee risks forfeiting the game and losing the team's spectators for the rest of the season.
Where local high school and college football standouts signed during the 2022 NFL draft

Where local high school and college football standouts signed during the 2022 NFL draft

Sean Walker and Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated May 1 - 7:48 a.m.

After three days of drafting, a number of other players are getting called up for a shot at the NFL, too.
Poll: 54% of Utahns back ban on transgender girls competing in female school sports

Poll: 54% of Utahns back ban on transgender girls competing in female school sports

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted April 24 - 7:17 a.m.

More than half of Utahns support a new law passed by the Utah Legislature that prohibits transgender girls from competing in female school sports, according to a new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll.
How a lemonade stand changed a former Brighton High star's struggle with addiction

How a lemonade stand changed a former Brighton High star's struggle with addiction

Kathy Aiken for KSL.com  |  Posted April 14 - 9:36 a.m.

Todd Sylvester's addiction had his life spiraling out of control and eventually contemplated ending his life.
Sky View soccer coach accused of sexting with undercover officer posing as teen girl

Sky View soccer coach accused of sexting with undercover officer posing as teen girl

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Updated March 31 - 10:36 p.m.

The boys soccer coach at Sky View High School was arrested Wednesday for investigation of sexting with an undercover police officer posing as a 13-year-old girl.
'It was euphoria': Why UHSAA sanctioned boys volleyball as 5th new sport since 2016

'It was euphoria': Why UHSAA sanctioned boys volleyball as 5th new sport since 2016

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted March 27 - 10:48 a.m.

When it begins its first UHSAA-sanctioned season in 2024, boys volleyball will be the fifth new sport since 2016, joining boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse, girls wrestling and competitive cheerleading.
Utah Legislature overrides governor's veto of transgender sports ban

Utah Legislature overrides governor's veto of transgender sports ban

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Updated March 25 - 7:52 p.m.

The Utah Legislature voted Friday to override Gov. Spencer Cox's veto of a bill banning transgender girls from participating in female school sports.
BYU signee Collin Chandler tabbed Gatorade Utah Player of the Year

BYU signee Collin Chandler tabbed Gatorade Utah Player of the Year

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted March 16 - 2:25 p.m.

For the second time in three seasons, the state's Gatorade Player of the Year is a BYU commit.
American Fork boys outlast Corner Canyon to claim 6A crown

American Fork boys outlast Corner Canyon to claim 6A crown

Jonathan Wistrcill for KSL.com  |  Posted March 6 - 11:24 a.m.

In the final game of the high school basketball season, the 10th-seeded Caveman of American Fork looked to upset No. 2-seeded Corner Canyon.
Olympus boys rally late to beat Woods Cross to claim 5A state championship

Olympus boys rally late to beat Woods Cross to claim 5A state championship

Jonathan Wistrcill for KSL.com  |  Posted March 6 - 1:04 a.m.

In the fourth quarter, Olympus locked in defensively and limited Woods Cross to just 4 total points in the final frame to claim the 5A state title.
Lone Peak girls complete perfect season, knock off Fremont in 2OT thriller for 6A title

Lone Peak girls complete perfect season, knock off Fremont in 2OT thriller for 6A title

Jonathan Wistrcill for KSL.com  |  Posted March 6 - 12:29 a.m.

Junior guard Ika Makeili drained a jumper off the glass with 0.5 remaining to maintain an undefeated season and claim the 6A state championship with a 67-65 win.
Springville girls repeat as 5A champs after defeating top-seeded Lehi

Springville girls repeat as 5A champs after defeating top-seeded Lehi

Jonathan Wistrcill for KSL.com  |  Posted March 6 - 12:01 a.m.

Though the Red Devils had to go through a higher-seeded opponent, Springville came out on top with a 54-43 win over Lehi at the Marriott Center in Provo.
6A basketball roundup: Championship matches set in the boys, girls tournament

6A basketball roundup: Championship matches set in the boys, girls tournament

Jonathan Wistrcill for KSL.com  |  Posted March 4 - 8:29 a.m.

A look at the boys and girls semifinal matches of the 6A state tournament.
5A basketball roundup: championship matches set in boys, girls tournament

5A basketball roundup: championship matches set in boys, girls tournament

Jonathan Wistrcill for KSL.com  |  Posted March 3 - 8:50 a.m.

A look at the boys and girls semifinal matches of the 5A state tournament.
3A basketball roundup: Championship matches set in girls, boys tournaments

3A basketball roundup: Championship matches set in girls, boys tournaments

Milee Enger, for KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 26 - 12:25 a.m.

A look at the 3A girls and boys semifinal basketball games.
Olympus dominates both girls and boys 5A state swim meet

Olympus dominates both girls and boys 5A state swim meet

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 20 - 8:12 a.m.

Both the Olympus boys and girls swim teams swam to state titles Saturday at BYU.
Dynasty brewing: Westlake girls storm to repeat 6A wrestling title

Dynasty brewing: Westlake girls storm to repeat 6A wrestling title

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 19 - 9:43 p.m.

Westlake piled up 290 team points and ran away from the field at the UCCU Center.