With major discrepancies in number of football games played, little to no nonconference sample to reference, and a playoff field reduced from 24 to 16 teams, the spring 2021 FCS playoff bracket was sure to feel different.
OGDEN — In a somewhat typical game for Weber State softball Saturday, seven Wildcats recorded hits, six drove in runs and two pitchers combined for a near no-hitter.
LAYTON — Just about every time Ethan Potter got the ball in the post, two defenders were there. Or three.
KAYSVILLE — There’s been an interesting pattern with sports teams at Davis High this school year.
Click through the above photos to see the selections for the Standard-Examiner’s 2021 All-Area Boys Basketball First Team.
Bear River: Jace Jacobson
KAYSVILLE — Kade Montgomery pitched a complete game no-hitter with 15 strikeouts and Davis High baseball beat Syracuse 1-0 on Friday afternoon.
LAYTON — Bodee Wright threw the first pitch of the game and Fremont third baseman Mason Memmott lined it to right field.
SALT LAKE CITY — Dwyane Wade is an NBA owner.
With the possibility of an extra college season afforded by the COVID-19 pandemic, Marquette guard Koby McEwen wanted a new opportunity and a fresh start, especially after MU head coach Steve Wojciechowski was fired after seven seasons.
ROY — Layton High baseball scored nine runs in the fifth inning to trigger the run rule in a 10-0 region win Thursday at Roy.
LAYTON — Through six innings Thursday, it was the same old sad song that has played out this season for the Syracuse softball team.
PLEASANT VIEW — If anyone was to look on paper at Weber High’s boys soccer team, one might assume defense is the strong point.
The NCAA Tournament is designed to give advantages to the best teams in the country and, by default, disadvantage the teams perceived as less strong or from less competitive or talented conferences.
Less than seven months after hiring Devon Childress as the new wrestling coach, Bonneville High fired him Monday, according to his social media posts and confirmed in his personnel file obtained through a public records request.
The top quarterback missed a game with a broken wrist. The top running back missed more than a game with a sprained ankle. A starting offensive guard has missed several games, as have starters at linebacker, defensive end, and in the secondary.
For three sets, it looked like a match between two teams who entered with a combined 40-2 record on Wednesday night in Omaha, Nebraska, during the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
This spring, the stadium lights are on at area high schools when the sky starts to get dark. It’s not because of a late-ending track meet, marching band practice or spring football.
Ogden Raptors team president Dave Baggott has latched onto the phrase “let’s get back to the fun” for his team’s upcoming Pioneer League season that brings baseball back to Ogden after the pandemic pause of 2020, and does so in a new, independent format.
PLEASANT VIEW — Goalkeeper Stockton Short and the Weber High boys soccer defense kept another clean sheet to beat Syracuse (6-2, 5-2 Region 1) by a score of 1-0 on Tuesday night in a game featuring the top two teams in Region 1.
PLAIN CITY — Mikayla Morse’s pop fly ball went up in the air on the first base side of the field, hung in the wind, started corkscrewing and landed barely in fair territory where the grass meets the infield dirt behind first base, just of reach of a diving Eli Salazar.
Going into a season postponed several months by a pandemic, nothing ever felt guaranteed for Weber State volleyball. The Wildcats chose to focus on each moment when volleyball took place — in the weight room, at practice, at a game.
OGDEN — Another week, another win for the Cardiac ’Cats — and this one brought some history.
GARLAND — Bear River High softball scored seven runs in the third — including the Bears stealing home three times — in an 11-0, five-inning win Friday over Box Elder.
ROY — It will go into the books as a sweep, but Weber High baseball’s two wins over Roy this week were anything but easy.
OGDEN — Through the first four boys soccer games of the season, Ogden midfielder Eric Estrada assisted 11 goals for the Tigers on a combination of set pieces and good passing.
OGDEN — A novel spring football season made short by pandemic postponement has not lacked for drama.
Weber State men’s basketball is getting a punch of scoring and experience on its guard line, its second such addition this week.
Utah’s newest sanctioned spring high school sport has its first postseason rankings. The UHSAA unveiled the first RPI rankings for girls and boys lacrosse Friday morning, giving fans a glimpse of who might face whom come playoff time.
BOUNTIFUL — After graduation in June, Bountiful High School will no longer be the “Braves,” a mascot the school has used since it opened 70 years ago. The community will rally around “Redhawks,” Principal Aaron Hogge announced in a prerecorded video Friday.
This school year is the year of debuting new trophies in the Ben Lomond-Ogden rivalry. First, there was the new girls basketball trophy given to the winner of the Ben Lomond at Ogden game, now dubbed the Phil Russell Memorial Game.
LAYTON — Cam Day pitched a six-inning perfect game, striking out nine to power Layton High baseball to a 10-0 win over Davis (4-7, 0-3 Region 1) on Thursday.
SYRACUSE — At some point deep into a scoreless soccer match, thoughts might drift toward extra time or maybe even a penalty shootout.
BOUNTIFUL — Nearly a year after Bountiful High School began examining its mascot, the public will learn the school’s new mascot on Friday.
PHOENIX — Deandre Ayton kept bouncing up and down in the lane, tipping rebounds off missed shots to his Phoenix teammates on the perimeter. Devin Booker wasn’t having a great night shooting, but kept chucking the ball toward the rim anyway.
CLEARFIELD — After going 0 for 3 in her first three at-bats, Kaycee Valencia hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Clearfield High softball to a 3-1 walk-off, extra-innings win against Syracuse (1-4, 0-4 Region 1) on Wednesday.
One of the most experienced players in the transfer portal is returning to Utah.
BRIGHAM CITY — Kade Hall bunted to drive in Damon Rodriguez in the bottom of the seventh inning and give Box Elder High baseball its first win of the season in a 10-9 walkoff over Sky View (2-9).
The Ogden Raptors baseball team is scheduled to play at Lindquist Field at 7 p.m. May 22, against the Boise Hawks. Ogden’s manager will be a familiar face to fans.
Name: Gage Adams
Name: Brooke Merrill
Weber State volleyball now knows its opponent for its second NCAA Tournament appearance and first tournament bid since 1988.
For three quarters of football, Southern Utah seemed to be outdoing Weber State at its own game.
The 2019 Big Sky Tournament title match pitted the top two teams from the regular season against each other. No. 2 Weber State tied the fifth set 12-12 and was three points from the championship before No. 1 Northern Colorado won 15-13 and took the match 3-2.
CLEARFIELD — Layton High baseball scored one run in the top of the ninth and held Clearfield scoreless in the Falcons’ half of the inning for a 3-2, extra-inning road win Friday.