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6A girls basketball: Bingham slams door on Taylorsville semifinal bid with 63-39 win

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:48pm

Maybe it was the defense that won the game for Bingham girls basketball during a 63-39 win over Taylorsville in Wednesday’s Class 6A state quarterfinal at Salt Lake Community College.

6A girls basketball: Top-ranked Fremont responds to pressure with 56-39 quarterfinal win over Herriman

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:40pm

Emma Calvert had 15 points and eight rebounds, and Timea Gardiner added 17 points and eight boards to help the Silver Wolves to a 56-39 win over Herriman in the Class 6A state quarterfinal Wednesday evening at Salt Lake Community College.

6A basketball: Motivated Lone Peak girls cruise by Riverton in quarterfinals

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:12pm

Maddy Eaton scored 18 of her game-high 26 points in the first half, and Lone Peak held the Silverwolves to four first-quarter points en route to a 65-40 win to advance to Friday’s semifinals at Salt Lake Community College.

6A girls basketball: Clutch Gillen leads Copper Hills by Westlake, into semifinals

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 5:29pm

Breaunna Gillen had 19 points, two assists and three steals as Copper Hills pulled away from Westlake, 53-36, in the quarterfinals of the Class 6A girls basketball state tournament Wednesday at Bruin Arena at Salt Lake Community College.

Girls basketball: Murray fends off Viewmont, advances to 5A quarterfinals vs. Skyridge

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:14pm

Haylie Jensen had 16 points, and Ileah Beh added nine points and five rebounds to help the Spartans jump out to a big lead early and hold off Viewmont, 52-42, in the final game of the opening round Tuesday night at Salt Lake Community College.

Girls basketball: First-year Farmington posts historic win; Corner Canyon pulls away from upset-minded Springville

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Feb 19th - 9:02pm

Delaney Baker had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Natalya Taylor added 11 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals as the first-year Phoenix razed Olympus 56-50 in the 5A state tournament.

Girls basketball: East opens up title defense in dominating fashion; Briggs leads Provo over Jordan

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:27pm

East and Provo will face off in the 5A quarterfinals after double-digit first-round victories.

Girls basketball: Wasatch, Box Elder claim 1st round victories to open 5A tournament

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:58pm

The Timpview girls basketball team came out as the aggressor on defense Tuesday but couldn’t translate that to points and dropped their first-round game of the 5A state tournament to Wasatch in a 52-47 loss.

Girls basketball: Copper Hills, Westlake pull away to set up 6A quarterfinal showdown

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Feb 18th - 11:09pm

Breaunna Gillen poured in 17 points, six rebounds, two assists and four steals, and Emily Larsen added 11 points and 14 rebounds to help the Grizzlies roll to a 65-39 win over Granger in the opening round at Bruin Arena at Salt Lake Community College

Don't call it an upset: 'Underdogs' Riverton and Lone Peak post blowouts in first round

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Feb 18th - 9:02pm

Riverton and Lone Peak were the lower seeds — they sure didn't look them.

Girls basketball: Defending 6A champ Fremont holds off American Fork; Herriman makes history with win

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Feb 18th - 4:42pm

Emma Calvert finished with 21 points, and Timea Gardner added 17 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots as Fremont pulled away from the Cavemen, 53-42 to advance to the 6A quarterfinals Monday at Bruin Arena at Salt Lake Community College.

Girls basketball: Taylorsville breaks through; Bingham gets revenge in 6A first round

Ryan Miller,  |  Posted Feb 18th - 1:35pm

Taylorsville and Bingham both advanced to the 6A quarterfinals Monday at Bruin Arena.

Great Clips of the Week: Jordan, Timpanogos hoops earn clutch wins in dramatic fashion

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Feb 18th - 11:29am

Here are some of the best moments from the key plays of the week.

3A wrestling: Freshman Channing Warner rallies to spur Juab to third-straight title

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:08pm

The Wasps piled up 217 points on the team leaderboard, rolling to their third-straight 3A state title under head coach Joel Holman.

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,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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