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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.
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  |  Posted May 19 - 11:34 a.m.

Scores, schedules and updated start times for the 4A, 5A and 6A state softball tournaments.
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  |  Posted May 19 - 11:05 a.m.

Scores, schedules and updated start times for the 4A, 5A and 6A state baseball tournaments.
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.
6A boys wrestling: Pleasant Grove rallies from first-day deficit for 5th straight title

6A boys wrestling: Pleasant Grove rallies from first-day deficit for 5th straight title

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 19 - 7:41 p.m.

Jacob Carson won his first title by pin in just 55 seconds to help Pleasant Grove to its fifth-straight 6A wrestling championship and 11th in the past 12 years.
Lone Peak and American Fork repeat as 6A swim champions

Lone Peak and American Fork repeat as 6A swim champions

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 19 - 4:53 p.m.

The next Utah swimming dynasty is brewing at Lone Peak.
6A wrestling: Back on 2 legs, Mountain Ridge's Garcia shooting for elusive 2nd title

6A wrestling: Back on 2 legs, Mountain Ridge's Garcia shooting for elusive 2nd title

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 18 - 9:30 p.m.

Kyison Garcia broke his leg last winter, finished third in his weight class on one leg, and didn't recover until fully recover until late December to set up this year's run at a second state wrestling championship.
5A girls wrestling: New coach, same title as Maple Mountain repeats as champions

5A girls wrestling: New coach, same title as Maple Mountain repeats as champions

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 17 - 10:07 p.m.

Ellie Jensen, Ariana McGee and Nya Seiuli each won a state title as Maple Mountain repeated as 5A girls wrestling state champions Thursday night.
5A boys wrestling: Uintah reclaims historic power with another title

5A boys wrestling: Uintah reclaims historic power with another title

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 17 - 9:54 p.m.

Michael Alexander cruised to a 22-second pin in the finals, and Uintah cruised to 276.5 points and the program's 25th overall championship.
5A wrestling: 43 seconds later, Box Elder's Ricks in position for rare 4-peat title run

5A wrestling: 43 seconds later, Box Elder's Ricks in position for rare 4-peat title run

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 16 - 6:21 p.m.

The Bees senior wrestled for a total of 43 seconds Wednesday to advance to the semifinals of the 120-pound bracket at the 5A state wrestling tournament.
Here are the players with Utah ties invited to the NFL Combine

Here are the players with Utah ties invited to the NFL Combine

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb. 9 - 11:50 a.m.

BYU's Tyler Allgeier and Utah's Devin Lloyd are the headliners, but five players from Utah are among the 324 players invited to the 2022 NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
Hotty Toddy: Former Utah prep star Jaxson Dart transfers to Ole Miss

Hotty Toddy: Former Utah prep star Jaxson Dart transfers to Ole Miss

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 29 - 2:57 p.m.

The former USC quarterback committed to transfer to Lane Kiffin and the Rebels on Saturday, as first reported by ESPN and confirmed by several other outlets.
Have You Seen This? Utah drill team coaches can't help but dance

Have You Seen This? Utah drill team coaches can't help but dance

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 28 - 3:27 p.m.

When you know the routine, you know the routine — and your body won't let you sit still.
Athletic directors in Utah aren't compensated for national certification. This bill could change that

Athletic directors in Utah aren't compensated for national certification. This bill could change that

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 26 - 9:39 a.m.

A bill could incentivize directors of the largest department in Utah schools — athletic directors — to seek national certification and training, which experts say is highly needed.
Skyridge basketball outlasts Lone Peak in 61-54 win

Skyridge basketball outlasts Lone Peak in 61-54 win

Jonathan Wistrcill for KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 10:12 a.m.

With less than four minutes to play in the game, the fifth-ranked Skyridge Falcons held a narrow 3-point lead over the sixth-ranked Lone Peak Knights.
All-Star wrestling: Princeton-bound Drew Lang proving self on mat, in classroom

All-Star wrestling: Princeton-bound Drew Lang proving self on mat, in classroom

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 12 - 8:40 a.m.

A year after Juab star Channing Warner edged Lang 4-3, the defending state champion earned his revenge with an 8-3 victory in the Ross Brunson Utah All-Star Duals held Tuesday evening at the UCCU Center in Orem.
Former Corner Canyon, USC QB Jaxson Dart enters transfer portal. Could BYU be next?

Former Corner Canyon, USC QB Jaxson Dart enters transfer portal. Could BYU be next?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan. 10 - 11:55 a.m.

The former four-star recruit from Corner Canyon High School entered the transfer portal Monday morning, leading to speculation that Oklahoma's Caleb Williams was nearing a decision to rejoin Lincoln Riley at USC.
Where did Utah prep football players sign in the early signing period?

Where did Utah prep football players sign in the early signing period?

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Dec. 15 - 10:39 p.m.

The first day of the NCAA's early signing period for the incoming Class of 2022 has come and gone. Here's where athletes from Utah high schools signed to play and attend college.
Early signing period: American Fork's Madsen highlights Utah trio at Boise State

Early signing period: American Fork's Madsen highlights Utah trio at Boise State

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 15 - 10:29 p.m.

The path to Boise State was anything but straight for American Fork quarterback Maddux Madsen. But that made Wednesday's first day of the early signing period all the more special.
What Utah teams learned from hosting top teams in country for Holiday Hoopfest

What Utah teams learned from hosting top teams in country for Holiday Hoopfest

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 12 - 4:04 p.m.

The highlight of Holiday Hoopfest came when American Fork took to the tournament finale against Duncanville, the No. 1-rated team by MaxPreps.
Davis' big 4th quarter lifts them over Olympus in an instant classic

Davis' big 4th quarter lifts them over Olympus in an instant classic

Jonathan Wistrcill for KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 12 - 9:09 a.m.

Saturday's championship game of the Northern Utah Shootout between Olympus and Davis featured two favorites for the 5A and 6A crowns.
Jordan Barnes has a career day as Olympus overwhelms Weber 95-44

Jordan Barnes has a career day as Olympus overwhelms Weber 95-44

Jonathan Wistrcill for KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 10 - 8:31 a.m.

The opening round of the Northern Utah Shootout tournament pitted the 2-0 Olympus Titans against the 1-2 Weber Warriors.
Corner Canyon WR Cody Hagen named Gatorade Utah Player of the Year

Corner Canyon WR Cody Hagen named Gatorade Utah Player of the Year

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Dec. 7 - 9:48 a.m.

The 6-foot-1 wide receiver who has committed to BYU caught 89 passes for 1,805 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior for the Chargers, who advanced to the Class 6A state championship game for the third consecutive season.