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Optimism pays off for Roy’s ‘fresh five’ as Royals clinch share of region title

ROY — Every great group of athletes needs a cool nickname, and the starting five for the Roy High girls basketball team certainly has one.


Boys Basketball: Improved defense leads Davis past Syracuse

KAYSVILLE — Three days after a humbling home loss to rival Layton, the Davis High boys basketball team reasserted itself with a defensive masterpiece against Region 1 leader Syracuse.


Girls Basketball: Staples, Viewmont too much for Roy in key Region 5 battle

BOUNTIFUL — The Roy High girls basketball team proved its resiliency against Viewmont on Wednesday night by putting together an 11-4 run after falling behind 10-2.


Girls Basketball: 3rd quarter surge propels Clearfield past Syracuse

CLEARFIELD — As it competes for a playoff spot, the margin of error for Clearfield High’s girls basketball team shrank last Friday following a six-point loss at Davis, but head coach Johnny Caine is still full of confidence.


COACH OF THE YEAR: Matt Hammer makes football history at Weber

PLEASANT VIEW — Justin Campbell knew there was something special about Matt Hammer after the coach was hired at Weber High following the 2012 season.


ALL-AREA MVP: Consistency leads to success for Weber's Austin Bartholomew

PLEASANT VIEW — Austin Bartholomew has had moments away from football that helped him realize how much he loves the sport.


ALL-AREA MVP: Height not a hindrance for Morgan star Marcie Stapley

MORGAN — Marcie Stapley doesn’t have the ideal height for a middle, and she knows it.


COACH OF THE YEAR: Kris Harding rewarded after staying with Box Elder

BRIGHAM CITY — The demands on Kris Harding’s time were overwhelming three years ago. She was a teacher and the head volleyball coach at Box Elder High and she had just given birth to her third child.


BOYS BASKETBALL: Dallin Hall back home, leads Fremont past Bonneville

PLAIN CITY — Dallin Hall played with the varsity boys basketball players from Fremont between his eighth and ninth grade year, but an opportunity to play at Lone Peak proved too good to pass up.


COACH OF THE YEAR: Taylor Allen puts heart and soul into Syracuse

SYRACUSE — There’s no questioning Taylor Allen’s passion for greatness. He’s already thinking about next year’s girls soccer season — specifically, which side of the playoff bracket American Fork and Syracuse would fall if they qualify, as will be expected.

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