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.
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.
MORGAN — In late February, the Morgan High boys basketball was in the midst of its playoff run that would end in a state championship.
MORGAN — Jamesen Burraston felt like he couldn’t breathe.
MORGAN — Morgan High has won six state football championships: in 1940, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1993 and 1997.
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.
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.
FARMINGTON — Things were going so well for the Farmington High football team Friday night.
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.
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.
FARMINGTON — A glance at Farmington High’s football statistics will reveal a few things.
FARMINGTON — April Painter printed out a piece of paper and brought it to Farmington High’s volleyball practice Monday.
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.
Here's some thoughts and observations about the girls soccer season, plus the Standard-Examiner's year-end girls soccer rankings.
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.
LAYTON — Last week, Layton High took its 2-7 record, its No. 22 seed in the 6A state playoffs and beat Weber 28-27 in overtime after previously losing 48-14 to the Warriors in the regular season.
OREM — This was always going to be a tougher-than-normal state title game for Morgan.
When Weber State men’s basketball hosts Western Colorado University on Saturday to open the 2019-20 season in an exhibition contest, there is likely to be a sizable contingent of fans at the Dee Events Center used to wearing red like the colors WCU sports.
OREM — Emery Wheeler had 18 kills, 10 digs and two aces to lead 2-seed Morgan volleyball past 15-seed Juab in the 3A state tournament second round Tuesday at Utah Valley University.
PLAIN CITY — To the neutral observer, Tuesday's volleyball showdown between Fremont and Syracuse lived up to the hype.
Fremont beats Syracuse High to win the Region 1 Volleyball Championship on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at Fremont High School.
PLAIN CITY — Mitch Stratford threw four touchdown passes — three to Justin Sagapolu — as 14-seed Fremont beat 19-seed West 35-10 in the first round of the 6A state football playoffs Friday.
WASHINGTON TERRACE — When a late-arriving Bonneville crowd filed in following the school’s girls soccer final match in Sandy, most of the firework display on the football field had already happened.
ROY — According to quarterback Jaxson Dart, film study told Roy it would face a lot of cover-three defense against Northridge in the first round of the 6A football playoffs Friday.
SANDY — All playoff season long, the Ogden girls soccer team had one goal and that was to win the state championship.
PLEASANT VIEW — In a game highlighted by penalties, the No. 22 seed Layton Lancers earned a 28-27 overtime win over No. 11 seed Weber Warriors in the first round of the 6A football playoffs Friday.
Layton beats Weber High in overtime 28-27 in Friday afternoon's playoff football game on Oct. 25, 2019, at Weber High School.
SANDY — Bonneville High’s girls soccer team played 20 matches before Friday’s state championship game.
SANDY — For the second time in three years, a Region 1 girls soccer team went to the 6A state championship game and faced American Fork.
The UHSAA released its state tournament brackets for the 4A, 3A and 2A volleyball tournaments Friday morning. Here’s where the area teams landed. Full brackets can be found on uhsaa.org/tournaments.
FARMINGTON — Farmington High volleyball defeated Bountiful (16-11, 6-3 Region 5) in four sets Thursday to claim the Region 5 title, making the Phoenix region champions in six of the seven fall sports. Set scores were 26-24, 15-25, 25-20, 25-20.
SANDY — Abby Beus ran for Ogden High in Wednesday’s 3-mile cross country state championship race at Sugar House Park. Then she was at soccer practice a few hours later.
SYRACUSE — The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ‘telepathy’ as communication from one mind to another by extrasensory means.
SALT LAKE CITY — Last year, the Morgan High girls cross country team won a state championship for the first time ever.
SALT LAKE CITY — All season, the Farmington boys cross country team had to listen and block out the chatter about how it should win the 5A boys state championship.
PLEASANT VIEW — Syracuse High volleyball defeated Weber in a five-set match, winning Tuesday by scores of 25-14, 22-25, 25-17, 24-26, 15-7.
DRAPER — Gabby Carlson will remember the number 31 for awhile.
DRAPER — In 2018, Northridge's girls soccer team instrumented an impressive late-season turnaround that saw the Knights narrowly qualify for the playoffs, win their first-round game on the road and then lose 1-0 in the quarterfinals to eventual state champion Lone Peak.
DRAPER — Twenty minutes before Tuesday’s 6A girls soccer state semifinal between Davis and Pleasant Grove, the Darts had an issue.