Cole Ponich was among the final five members selected to the United States squad for the 2018 Junior Ryder Cup, the Junior PGA announced Saturday. The team golf all-stars will face Europe’s top junior golfers Sept. 24-25.
Lone Peak coach David Evans will be the new coach at Wasatch Academy, the school announced Friday. A former BYU-Hawaii standout, Evans replaces Curtis Condie, who is leaving the school where he was named head coach in 2015.
Derek Soffe fanned nine batters and scattered just five hits in a complete-game performance to lead Bingham to a 9-0 win over Riverton in the winner-take-all finale of the Class 6A state baseball championship Friday at UCCU Ballpark.
Hunter Swapp went 3-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and two runs scored, and the Beetdiggers scored seven runs on two outs in the bottom of the first, to cruise to an 11-1 win over Olympus in five innings at the Class 5A state baseball championship.
Tyler Ashby scored the equalizer — and the match-winner — and Chris Jenkinson made two penalty-kick saves to lead the Vikings to their first-ever state soccer championship, 4-2 via penalty shootout in the Class 6A state title match Thursday.
Preston Pitt scored the only goal of the match with just under four minutes remaining, and goalkeeper Isaac Roy made five saves to make it stand up in leading the Vikings to a 1-0 win over Brighton and advance to Thursday’s state championship.
Nick Burdette blasted home runs in consecutive innings, and Bingham put up 10 runs on eight hits to pull away for a 10-2 win over Davis and advance to Wednesday’s 6A winner’s bracket final at UCCU Ballpark at Utah Valley University.
Zach Jones and Cole Ponich are two of the top ranked junior golfers in the country. The two high school juniors have battled for the state crown and in tournaments throughout the U.S. The two golfers may be on the PGA Tour one day.