TAYLORSVILLE — Everything was going fine for Box Elder. The Bees led by 14 points in the third quarter, they were making most every shot they took, they finally had a handle on the rebounds.
OGDEN — Layton Christian boys basketball trailed 14-11 after one quarter but answered by winning the second quarter 22-0 on the way to a 78-38 romp over Enterprise on Wednesday in the 2A state quarterfinals played at Weber State University.
TAYLORSVILLE — Farmington and Corner Canyon high schools both share a distinction of being two of Utah's newer high schools, with CCHS opening in 2013 and Farmington opening six months ago.
It's been 16 years since the Bonneville boys basketball team had this good of a state playoff seed.
BOUNTIFUL — Bountiful boys basketball took a 26-10 lead after the first quarter and held off a Woods Cross comeback bid to pick up a 75-65 win in a Region 5 finale Wednesday.
TAYLORSVILLE — Fremont stared right into the eyes of another early deficit in the state tournament Wednesday night at Salt Lake Community College, just two days after American Fork gave the Silver Wolves a scare in the first half.
TAYLORSVILLE — With 2:35 left in the first quarter Tuesday night, everything that could go against Viewmont had already gone against Viewmont.
CLEARFIELD — Fremont took a 53-18 halftime lead and cruised to a 71-54 region win over Clearfield on Tuesday to end the regular season as outright Region 1 champions.
TAYLORSVILLE — Farmington girls basketball head coach Van Price has been coaching for a long time.
TAYLORSVILLE — Last year, Highland made the biggest splash of the 5A girls basketball state tournament by knocking of top-seeded Corner Canyon with an absolute defensive clinic and then going all the way to the semifinals.
TAYLORSVILLE — After a long day of mostly blowout first-round games in the 6A girls basketball state tournament, Syracuse and Westlake rewarded the fans who stayed up late to catch the 9:10 p.m. tipoff at Salt Lake Community College.
TAYLORSVILLE — Davis and Lone Peak were two of the mystery teams in the first round of the Class 6A girls basketball tournament Monday.
TAYLORSVILLE — It turns out a tense first half, a shaky start to the second half and an 0 for 7 first-half mark from 3-point range can't always be remedied by getting a quick succession of steals and layups.
TAYLORSVILLE — Based on Layton’s 55-51 preseason victory over Region 4 champion Bingham, the first-round Class 6A girls basketball game had a bit more intrigue than most such matchups.
SYRACUSE — Syracuse girls basketball finished tied for second place in Region 1 but fell into the No. 3 playoff seed after considering head-to-head tiebreakers.
MORGAN 74, CARBON 38
PLAIN CITY — Fremont boys basketball celebrated the Region 1 championship by cutting down the nets after a 80-76 home win over Layton on Friday night.
OGDEN — Sometimes it’s not a key basket that sparks a run.
Bonneville High School girls basketball defeated Ogden High School in a game played Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at Ogden High School.
OREM — Terrell Barraclough and his Layton High wrestling teammates displayed their best gymnastics moves while warming up for their state wrestling championship matches Thursday evening at Utah Valley University.
OGDEN — On Friday, Feb. 15, Ogden High School will induct five members and one team into its athletic Hall of Fame.
This weekend marks the start of the prep basketball playoffs. Here's a schedule of known games, including times, dates and locations for local teams. Matchups for 4A playoffs won't be decided for another week. Those tournaments begin Feb. 22. Boys tournaments for 6A and 5A begin Monday, Feb. 25.
BOUNTIFUL — Bountiful boys basketball clinched at least a share of the Region 5 title with a 67-48 win over Viewmont on Wednesday night.
OREM — Roy High sophomore Donald Butler hopes this year’s state wrestling semifinal experience is different than last year’s. He wrestled Wasatch’s Sammy Heywood, the eventual state champion, last year.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly spelled Kylee Mabry's name and incorrectly identified what place Bountiful and Woods Cross' girls basketball teams were tied for in the region standings. The Standard-Examiner regrets the errors.
LAYTON — See you again Thursday.
LAYTON — There have been 21 four-time wrestling state champions in Utah high school history. It's one of the highest accomplishments a wrestler in this state can get.
PROVO — In just her sophomore year of high school, Bountiful High swimmer Elliott Howe has a sparkling resume.
PLEASANT VIEW — Quinn Bennett hit a 3-pointer with two seconds left to score a big 58-55 win for Weber boys basketball and hand Fremont its first region loss Friday.
LAYTON — The basketball literally dinked and deflected from Layton player to Layton player, off one player’s fist and nearly off another’s hand, as the Lancers tried to escape Northridge’s press defense late in the fourth quarter of a six-point game.
Layton boys basketball defeated Northridge 74-63 on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Northridge High School in Layton.
OGDEN — Bonneville girls hoops posted yet another blowout victory Friday evening, going on the road to defeat Ben Lomond 67-33.
Abbie Fuhriman scored eight of Bear River’s first 10 points as the Bears (4-14, 2-6 Region 12) cruised to a vital 53-32 win over Mountain Crest on Thursday night.
After a year away from its normal venue due to renovations, the state swimming championships will once again be contested at Brigham Young University this week. The 3A state swim meet is Thursday, while the preliminary rounds of the 6A, 5A and 4A championships will be held on Friday.
PLAIN CITY — Tony Trujillo ran out to the middle of the basketball court, put his hand next to his ear and pointed at the Fremont High students.
WOODS CROSS — Because of Camron Chism, there is now a cavernous chasm in the standings between Bountiful and the rest of the teams in Region 5 boys basketball.
FARMINGTON — Roy led 17-16 after one quarter, then Farmington boys basketball outscored the Royals 35-16 across the second and third quarters to win Wednesday’s region contest 66-54.
Many times, college football coaches will see that a high school player has a pretty severe injury and yank a scholarship previously offered to that player.
WOODS CROSS — Box Elder coasted to a 42-27 win over Woods Cross on Tuesday to clinch a top seed and at least a share of the Region 5 championship.
LAYTON — Make it eight — and this isn’t talking about how much snow fell on Layton Christian’s campus on Tuesday or the amount of rugby players who were practicing on the auditorium floor mere minutes after the basketball game ended.
SYRACUSE — Forgive the Syracuse girls basketball team if it felt a little snake-bitten earlier in the year, if not just plain unlucky.
In Utah high school football history, instances of a father and a son being the head coach at the same school at some point in history are rare.
Last Friday and Saturday, several area wrestlers finished their regular seasons by clinching top seeds for the upcoming state wrestling tournaments.