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4A wrestling: Payson's depth overwhelms tournament for 3rd title in 6 years

Sean Walker  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:46pm

Tyson Carter was the Lions’ only state champion Saturday night. But Payson celebrated as a team on top of the podium thanks to five runners-up and four wrestlers who lost in the semifinals earlier Saturday morning to win.

4A wrestling: Payson, Uintah pulling away from field after quarterfinals

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 15th - 8:45pm

After the first day of wrestling at the Class 4A state tournament Friday, two teams began to separate themselves from the pack, both with their own claims on a championship.

3A wrestling: Emery emerging at state meet, alongside powers Juab, Delta

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 15th - 8:31pm

When the day was finished, the Spartans still held a spot in the top-three with 77.5 points, just behind powerhouses Juab and Delta.

5A state wrestling: 4-timer Kohler, Wasps cruise to 4th title in 5 years

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 14th - 8:58pm

Zak Kohler won his fourth state title, and six Wasatch wrestlers won individual championships to help the Wasps cruise to their fourth team title in five years Thursday night at the Class 5A state wrestling tournament in Orem.

6A state wrestling: Pleasant Grove uses depth to pile up back-to-back titles, 8th in 9 years

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 14th - 7:56pm

Pleasant Grove piled up 311.5 points, easily out-distancing second-place Layton’s 267.5. Syracuse finished third with 203.5, followed by Herriman (152) and Westlake (135).

6A state wrestling: Vikings, Lancers locked in title contention with 10 semifinalists

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 13th - 9:04pm

The consensus top-two teams in 6A — champions of each of the past eight seasons — dominated the opening day of the tournament, placing an astonishing 20 combined wrestlers past the quarterfinals Wednesday at the UCCU Center at Utah Valley Univ

5A state wrestling: Wasatch looks to depth to regain championship form

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 13th - 8:50pm

Wasatch placed nine wrestlers through to Thursday’s semifinal round of the Class 5A state wrestling tournament at Utah Valley University, helping the Wasps surge to a 12-point advantage on the preliminary day of the event.

Orem 4-star WR Puka Nacua makes his decision, will sign with Washington

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb 11th - 2:40am

Nacua, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound wide receiver who ranked No. 22 nationally among wide outs by 247 Sports, led the nation in receiving with 166.9 yards per game and 26 total touchdowns.

Paul Peterson's first signing class at Dixie State heavy on Snow College influence

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 6th - 9:01pm

The Trailblazers signed 21 players Wednesday as part of the first day of the national signing period, including 17 high school players.

Orem star and USC commit Puka Nacua won't sign on Signing Day

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 6th - 7:52am

Nearly eight months ago, Puka Nacua committed to the University of Southern California. His signature will have to wait, though.

What to expect from National Signing Day 2019 at BYU, Utah, Utah State

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Feb 5th - 10:29pm

What to expect when BYU, Utah, Utah State and the rest of the schools kick of the 2019 National Signing Period on Wednesday.

Dial back rivalry-fueled vandalism, two Utah principals urge their students

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 4th - 3:07pm

The principals of rival Salt Lake City high schools East and Highland jointly urged students Monday to dial back rivalry-fueled vandalism, which some have come to view as "traditions."

UHSAA to move toward RPI-based state tournament seeding beginning in fall 2019

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 31st - 1:43pm

Major changes are coming to the Utah high school state playoffs

Amid officiating shortage, UHSAA and referees make plea for civility in prep sports

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 30th - 4:08pm

The wristbands are part of an initiative by Utah officials, and backed by the Utah High School Activities Association, designed to promote an atmosphere of sportsmanship at all activities during the week of Jan. 28 through Feb. 2.

Orem's Puka Nacua named Polynesian Bowl MVP; Skyridge center Logan Sagapolu picks Oregon

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 20th - 11:10am

The 6-foot-3, 340-pound Sagapolu committed to Oregon during the first half of the all-star event, pulling on a green Ducks hat while standing amid family and friends, who all chanted “Go Ducks” in front of a CBS Sports Network camera.

Skyridge star center Logan Sagapolu plans to choose between BYU, Utah and Oregon during Polynesian Bowl

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 19th - 1:03pm

The No. 7 center in the Class of 2019, the 6-foot-3, 340-pound Sagapolu will announce his commitment during the 2019 Polynesian Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

UHSAA sanctions Orem football for uniform violations in 4A championship

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 17th - 2:38pm

The Tigers have been fined $500 and head coach Jeremy Hill suspended for the first two games of the 2019 season for a "lack of institutional compliance" after the UHSAA discovered uniform violations in the Tigers' championship game.

Get to know the 6 McDonald’s All-American boys' nominees from Utah

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:36pm

Six Utah boys' basketball standouts have been named nominees, led by the Wasatch Academy trio of Tre Williams III, Tristan Enaruna, and BYU signee Bernardo Da Silva.

Get to know the 9 McDonald’s All-American girls' nominees from Utah

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:31pm

Provo High star Lavender Briggs leads nine nominees for the 18th-annual girls game from Utah, a list also features eight other nominees from the Beehive State.

Friends, community remember Provo police officer, former Springville soccer standout slain in line of duty

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 6th - 6:57pm

In the line of duty, Provo police officer Joe Shinners was always ready to help, eager to assist anyone and everyone, regardless of who got the credit.