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High school sports: 26 athletes to watch in 2013-14

Published: Friday, July 31 2015 1:59 p.m. MDT

Zachary Dawe of Pleasant Grove, top, wrestles and pins Dalton Mortensen of Granger in a 5A, 285 pound quarterfinal state wrestling match at Utah Valley University in Orem, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.  (Ravell Call, Deseret News) Zachary Dawe of Pleasant Grove, top, wrestles and pins Dalton Mortensen of Granger in a 5A, 285 pound quarterfinal state wrestling match at Utah Valley University in Orem, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. (Ravell Call, Deseret News)

August has arrived, and soon thousands of high school athletes across the state of Utah will be representing their respective teams on the field of play.

Whether it's football or soccer in the fall, basketball or wrestling in the winter or track or softball in the spring, and all sports in between, there are plenty of top-flight talents who compete at Utah high schools all season long.

From up-and-coming sophomores to standout seniors, high school athletes display some of the best attributes of sports: heart, passion and determination.

Who are some of the top talents to pay attention to during the 2013-14 season?

Here's a look at 26 athletes to keep an eye on:

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