DILLON NORDHOFF, Hillcrest, football: Had a performance he won't soon forget in last week's 41-7 victory over Tooele.
The junior returned two interceptions for touchdowns (30 and 47 yards) and also set a school record with a 98-yard touchdown run.
"He played the best game I've seen anyone play in my time here at Hillcrest," said Huskies coach Casey Miller.
Hillcrest's sophomore QB last season, Nordhoff is a starting running back and cornerback for the varsity team this year.
Nearing the midway point of the season, Nordhoff leads Hillcrest with 201 rushing yards and defensively he's tied for the team lead with two interceptions.
ELIZABETH "BIZZY" PHILLIPS, Alta, soccer: Bizzy Phillips isn't the biggest, most ominous player on the field, but she is the spark that ignites the top-ranked Alta girls soccer team.
"She's just always going, going, going — kind of like the Energizer Bunny," said Alta head coach Lee Mitchell. "She can play offense; she can play defense. She's a great teammate. She's always building everyone else up."
Phillips, a junior center midfielder, scored a game-tying goal in Alta's win over Brighton last week. The honor student has already committed to BYU, but that doesn't diminish her desire to do all she can to help the team win or help her teammates improve.
"She's our second-leading scorer," Mitchell said. "She's small but she's our best player in the air as well. … She's bubbly, but she's very stable — doesn't get too high or too low."
- Jimmer Fredette on defense: 'You have to have...
- Dick Harmon: Even more urgency needed as...
- Travis Wilson back in the saddle as Utes'...
- Red and Blue Recruits: The evaluation process...
- Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke getting an...
- Reeling Cougars 'starving for some redemption'
- Already impressing: Utah Jazz rookie Dante...
- Watch it live: 4A girls soccer semifinals
- Utes top Oregon State in double overtime 114
- Nevada rallies to beat BYU, 42-35 68
- Dick Harmon: BYU amasses yards but... 49
- Mired in 3-game losing streak, BYU... 49
- Dick Harmon: Even more urgency needed... 46
- FBS football coaches vote BYU most... 39
- Travis Wilson back in the saddle as... 29
- Brad Rock: Utes have their star in... 28