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High school sports: Preps of the week

Published: Sunday, Aug. 30 2015 11:04 p.m. MDT

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MACK RICHARDS, Alta, football: Had a monster game last week in leading Alta to an easy 5A first-round victory over Taylorsville.

He got the rout started early returning the game's opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown as the Hawks rolled into the quarterfinals with a 49-21 victory.

The standout receiver also returned a punt 86 yards early in the second quarter as Alta raced to a 34-7 halftime lead.

Richards finished the game with four receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown, raising his season total to 1,076 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns.

His yardage total is tops in 5A this season and fifth in the entire state.

MALARY REID, Hurricane, volleyball: She led the Tigers to what was the biggest upset of the 3A state tournament.

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The senior middle blocker was part of a talented squad, but even with several impressive players around her, she shone brightly as the Tigers won the 3A title with a sweep of a team they'd lost to three times this year. She finished the tournament with 19 blocks, 10 aces, 37 kills and a .438 hitting percentage. She finishes the year with 89 blocks and 27 aces.

"I thought she was the MVP of the state tournament," said head coach Daniel McKeehan. "She was huge for us."

Reid maintains a 3.9 GPA and worked hard to be a team leader after moving to Hurricane from Grand County and missing her entire junior year to a torn ACL.

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