ST. GEORGE — After falling in two state title games in a three-year span from 2015-17, the Morgan Trojans were finally able to shelve those second-place awards for a state championship trophy for the first time since 1997.
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said Friday his support for allowing college athletes to profit from their name and image isn’t driven by a desire to help a star quarterback score endorsement deals, but to help poor athletes get extra money to help their families.
OGDEN — Weber State head football coach Jay Hill likes to point out that big games are earned by the teams that play in them.
OGDEN — Weber State’s offense lined up just outside the goal line at Stewart Stadium with their backs to the end zone, setting up to run through multiple plays and sets.
OGDEN — Game No. 2 for Weber State men’s basketball represented a restart to the season in many ways.
MORGAN — There are a handful of video board signs on State Street in Morgan. One is right in front of the J’s Drive In hamburger shop and the other is in front of the True Value hardware store.
Minor League Baseball’s Copa de la Diversión series is entering its third season in 2020 and the Ogden Raptors will now be part of the effort, which is meant to include the cultures and values of Hispanic communities around the country.
MORGAN — In late February, the Morgan High boys basketball was in the midst of its playoff run that would end in a state championship.
It's another huge top-10 matchup in the Big Sky as No. 3 Weber State football (8-2, 6-0 Big Sky) travels to face No. 5 Montana (8-2, 5-1) at 1 p.m. Saturday.
MORGAN — Jamesen Burraston felt like he couldn’t breathe.
With one unforgettable game under the belt that Weber State men’s basketball would like to forget, the Wildcats return to the hardwood Thursday to host the University of San Diego in WSU’s home opener.
OGDEN — With Rashid Shaheed sidelined three games with a leg injury, one of Weber State’s top offensive weapons was unavailable in recent weeks. Whether by getting him the ball or drawing double teams from the defense, his presence changes things for the Wildcats.
MORGAN — Morgan High has won six state football championships: in 1940, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1993 and 1997.
A team as good as Weber State football has been in 2019 is likely to have some strong trends that play out over the course of a season.
The high school volleyball season wrapped up over the weekend with the conclusion of the 6A and 5A state tournaments. Here's a couple thoughts and observations, plus the Standard-Examiner's year-end prep volleyball rankings.
OGDEN — Weber State junior quarterback Jake Constantine said his team’s 30-27 win Saturday over North Dakota was about “gritting your teeth and getting the job done, even though you know as a team that was probably one of our worst games this year.”
OGDEN — Weber State had gone through some gut checks so far this season, mostly involving imposing its will during tight games against ranked teams on the road and pulling away in the second half.
OREM — In a rematch of last year’s 3A semifinal, 5-seed Morgan football got revenge and knocked top-seeded North Sanpete out of the playoffs with a 10-7 win in a game played Saturday at Mountain View High School.
OREM — Farmington High’s volleyball team stuck to its mission all year, focusing on its effort and attitude on every point, putting every point in the rearview mirror and not getting ahead of itself.
LOGAN — When you account for the many circumstances working against Weber State men’s basketball in its opener Friday night in Logan, it’s easy to see where the Wildcats might have entered disadvantaged.
FARMINGTON — Things were going so well for the Farmington High football team Friday night.
OGDEN — At the end of practice Wednesday, Jay Hill spoke to his Weber State football team in its usual post-practice huddle in the middle of the field at Stewart Stadium.
OREM — Fremont High hasn’t won a state volleyball championship in the school’s relatively brief existence. The Silverwolves have been close at times, but never the victors.
Training camp is over, scrimmages and exhibitions are finished, and it’s time for basketball that counts.
OREM — Farmington High’s volleyball team advanced to the 5A state semifinals, winning both of its matches Thursday in straight sets, controlling just about every point and every set, save for a brief slip-up in the third set of the Phoenix’s quarterfinal win over Skyline.
Weber State football (7-2, 5-0 Big Sky) is back home to host No. 22 North Dakota (5-3) at 2 p.m. Saturday.
FARMINGTON — A glance at Farmington High’s football statistics will reveal a few things.
OGDEN — A 24-yard touchdown run by Josh Davis had basically sealed the game last week at top-10 Sacramento State, putting Weber State up 36-10 with 6:30 left in the contest.
FARMINGTON — April Painter printed out a piece of paper and brought it to Farmington High’s volleyball practice Monday.
Utah State got a scare but defended its national ranking Tuesday night to open the 2019-20 college basketball season.
HERRIMAN — In the upset of the day, 19-seed Weber volleyball won the fourth and fifth sets to win at 14-seed Herriman (10-16) on Tuesday and advance to the 6A state tournament second round. Scores were 23-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-19, 15-13.
LAYTON — Karli Nielson hit the ball on the winning point of Northridge High's home volleyball state playoff match Tuesday, dropped to the floor, pumped both fists and screamed.
Even while missing a couple turnover opportunities in Saturday's dominant win at Sacramento State, Weber State football still climbed to a tie for first nationally in turnover margin.
Here's some thoughts and observations about the girls soccer season, plus the Standard-Examiner's year-end girls soccer rankings.
PLAIN CITY — Last Thursday at Fremont High, the Wahlquist Junior High football team defeated South Ogden 52-8 to win the Weber district football championship, capping a dominant unbeaten season.
Weber State’s showdown with Sacramento State was all to itself Saturday night, the only FCS game in action in the night-time slot.
SEATTLE — Tyler Huntley threw for one touchdown and ran for another, Jaylon Johnson returned an interception 39 yards for a score, and No. 9 Utah overcame an 11-point first-half deficit to beat Washington 33-28 Saturday.
OGDEN — If you’d missed an entire season of Weber State men’s basketball but saw Saturday afternoon’s season-opening exhibition against Western Colorado, you’d never know you missed a pivot back from a drastic change.
SYRACUSE — Pounded pigskins don’t make a pleasing plink or ploink sound in 30-degree, wind-chill weather.
MANTI — After spotting 4-seed Manti (8-3) a 7-0 lead, 5-seed Morgan scored 33 straight points to take control in a 3A state tournament quarterfinal matchup, going on to win 33-14 on Friday.
FARMINGTON — Too often for its liking, Farmington High’s football team has either dug itself a hole early or kept its games too close.
Bonneville and Farmington battle during a 5A football second-round playoff game Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in Farmington.
As it turns out, having a 25-1 record in the regular season pays some dividends later.
There was an expectation at the beginning of the 2019 football season that much of the Big Sky Conference race could come down to a Weber State trip to northern California. After all, WSU and UC Davis were to meet on Oct. 26 in the only game that pitted any of last year’s tri-champions (East…
OGDEN — Sometimes in sports, it’s too easy to extrapolate expected future results and success, or failure, from one game.