To say the past week has been a recruiting whirlwind for graduated Layton High softball pitcher Jackie Gold would be an understatement.
Last summer, Viewmont High head football coach Scott Ditty offered a prediction about the Vikings’ then-junior left tackle Alex Harrison.
Two longtime Northern Utah softball coaches stepped down after the recent season ended.
Timea Gardiner walked in to a room at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, last week to learn whether or not she had made the cut for the Team USA U16 Basketball Women’s U16 National Team.
Now that the spring high school sports playoffs are over, it's time to reveal the Standard-Examiner's season-ending rankings in baseball, softball and soccer. The next edition of the S-E's rankings will be in the fall.
A field of 42 players were invited to Colorado Springs this week to try out with USA Basketball in hopes of making the national U16 team.
TAYLORSVILLE — An eye-opening display of power hitting and shutdown pitching turned Bountiful High’s state softball championship into another nightmare.
Roy and Bountiful each played West on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Valley Regional Park in Taylorsville on the final day of the 5A state softball tournament. West won three times to claim the championship.
TAYLORSVILLE — After helping Herriman defend its 6A softball title with a 9-3 victory over Layton on Thursday, Mustang pitcher Libby Parkinson couldn’t keep from laughing.
Herriman takes Layton 9-2 in the 6A Softball Championship on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Salt Lake Community College.
Bountiful defeats Roy 11-1 on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Valley Regional Park in Taylorsville.
TAYLORSVILLE — Farmington High's softball coach Jasey Fatongia walked to home plate with her team's lineup prior to the Phoenix's 5A state quarterfinal against Bountiful on Wednesday morning and said, "It's about time."
High School Varsity Softball Quarter Finals at Valley Regional Park in Taylorsville on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
A flurry of venue changes couldn’t prevent the state softball tournament from succumbing to Utah’s second-wettest spring on record.
KAYSVILLE — After waiting for days to continue play in the 6A softball tournament, Layton’s offense needed a while to wake up.
Layton Varsity softball was defeated by Copper Hills 8-3 on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Davis High School in Kaysville.
CLEARFIELD — Fremont High softball scored eight runs in the first inning, then held off a Clearfield comeback to advance 9-8 in the 6A state tournament one-loss bracket Friday at Clearfield High School.
OREM — Two hours and 56 minutes usually constitutes far more than enough time for a high school baseball game to play out.
SANDY — On May 8, 2018, Weber High boys soccer goalkeeper Charles Wheelwright laid on the turf at Layton High School while a group of Lancers' boys soccer players celebrated around him.
Weber High School's boys soccer team defeated Copper Hills 1-0 at the 6A UHSAA soccer championship match Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy.
OREM — Top-ranked Pleasant Grove has a lineup with a reputation for smashing the ball all over the field.
OREM — In a game resumed Wednesday after being postponed Tuesday, Fremont baseball jumped to a 5-0 lead and held on to defeat Bingham 6-4 in the 6A state tournament one-loss bracket at Utah Valley University.
OREM — Fremont High School’s graduation ceremonies took place Monday at the Dee Events Center.
While some state baseball and softball games got underway Tuesday, no games finished and several didn’t begin due to rain. Games are scheduled to play Wednesday, depending on weather and field conditions.
DRAPER — Ben Pobanz scored the first goal of Weber High’s state soccer semifinal Tuesday against Pleasant Grove just two minutes after the second half started.
OREM — Dylan Hawkes played a big part in Syracuse High baseball’s playoff run last week.
PROVO — When Nathan Kaufusi crossed the finish line in the 6A boys 4 x 400 meter relay at last Saturday’s state track and field meet, he roared in delight.
DRAPER — Roy baseball scored two runs in the first inning, then Farmington took control with three runs in the fifth to win a 5A one-loss bracket contest 6-2 on Saturday at Juan Diego Catholic High School.
PROVO — Trevor Burrell didn't qualify for last year's state championship in the 6A boys 300-meter hurdles after finishing sixth in the region meet, running 42.46 seconds.
KAYSVILLE — Usually a Cinderella run in sports is synonymous with March Madness, but don’t count out high school soccer completely.
MAGNA — Josh Maughan scored in the 62nd minute, assisted by Austin Allen, to put Weber boys soccer over Cyprus 2-1 on Friday, advancing the Warriors to the 6A semifinals.
Davis High boys soccer was defeated by Granger 1-0 in the second round of the 6A state tournament Friday, May 17, 2019, at Davis High School in Kaysville.
BOUNTIFUL — By the time Bountiful High's blustery state softball game creeped into the top of the seventh inning Thursday, the dark clouds that had threatened to drop rain were actually starting to do so.
HEBER CITY — Roy softball jumped to a 4-0 lead before Wasatch (23-5) batted and went on to a 13-6 win in a 5A second-round road upset Thursday.
Bountiful High softball defeated East 8-1 in a 6A state playoffs second-round game Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Millcreek Junior High in Bountiful.
LAYTON — It may have seemed like an innocuous hit when Layton’s Brooklyn Pritchett lined a one-out single over the first baseman’s head and into right field, scoring Tylor Comeau with the first run of the fray Thursday.
KAYSVILLE — The margins could be slimmer, but only barely.
KAYSVILLE — Nathan Kaufusi stands about 5-foot-9 and weighs a “strong” 145 pounds.
ROY — Bear River baseball took an 8-2 lead into the bottom of the seventh and snuffed out a Park City rally to advance 8-6 on Wednesday morning in a 4A one-loss bracket game at Roy High.
SANDY — Cameron Thompson saved a penalty kick at the final whistle to preserve the clean sheet as three-seed Box Elder won 1-0 at second-seeded Alta in the first round of the 5A playoffs.
LAYTON — Four runs is enough to win a 6A state playoff game when your starting ace pitcher is golden.
Layton High School's softball team defeated Riverton 4-3 in the first round of the 6A playoffs Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Layton High School.
PLAIN CITY — When Sage Wayment first started in the Fremont High baseball program, the coaches would implore him to show a little bit of emotion.
ROY — For those keeping track, the bottom of the first inning of Roy High’s baseball game Monday against Brighton took 19 minutes to complete.
Roy takes Brighton 10-1 in the first round of the 5A baseball state tournament on Monday, May 13, 2019, at Roy High.
Drake Grange hit an RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning to secure a walk-off, 9-8 win for Fremont baseball against West Jordan on Monday in the first round of the 6A state playoffs.
Any mother can probably recall a time when the world’s circumstances meant she had to take her infant child to work, to class or to someplace unusual.
SALT LAKE CITY — Bonneville’s Andrew McCall won the 4A state championship at No. 2 singles by defeating Park City’s Tucker Lee, 6-1, 7-6 (8) in Saturday’s boys tennis state tournament at Liberty Park.
SANDY — Kids who grow up in the United States idolizing professional sports teams often have dreams of walking in to the batter’s box at Fenway Park, or walking out onto the court of Madison Square Garden, or the end zone of Lambeau Field.
PLEASANT VIEW — A year after the Fremont High baseball team lost to Weber on its home field and watched as the Warriors celebrated winning the No. 4 seed in the teams’ winner-take-all game, the Silverwolves got one back on Friday.
BOUNTIFUL — The fans arriving fashionably late to the Farmington-Viewmont baseball game Friday afternoon soon found out the fracas was nearly over before they settled in their seats.