Trevor Phibbs
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Bountiful capped a 26-1 season with its first state championship since 1997 in dramatic fashion against Orem.

SALT LAKE CITY — Bountiful coach Mike Maxwell candidly stated what is at stake for his program.

“One more.”

The Braves withstood several runs and ultimately dispatched Olympus 63-54 in t


SALT LAKE CITY — American Fork knew the second half against Brighton in the 5A quarterfinals would boil down to defensive stops. The Cavemen never could have fathomed they’d enjoy 16 minutes and 29


SALT LAKE CITY — Springville had seemingly done everything in its power to lose. The Red Devils used a combination of missed free throws, untimely turnovers and the off-night of their best player to disca


SALT LAKE CITY — With 90 seconds remaining in regulation of his first playoff game, Copper Hills guard Preston Sanchez calmly stepped to the free-throw line with his right eye blackened.

The sophomore


SALT LAKE CITY — The arena was empty and the morning was awakening as Bingham took the floor at the Huntsman Center on Tuesday, and like a youngster before milk and cartoons, the Miners were zonked.



SALT LAKE CITY — Society loves rooting for the underdogs. The inspirational message is motivating and relative to many current and former athletes. Hollywood’s depictions of underdogs in movies like


SALT LAKE CITY — Springville had watched its double-digit lead dissipate throughout the fourth quarter against Judge Memorial in the first round of the 4A boys basketball tournament Monday afternoon.


For the first time since 1972 — a year famously remember for the Watergate scandal — the Cougars advanced to the quarterfinals of the 4A state tournament with a 56-47 win against Spanish Fork.
Lone Peak is chasing an unheralded fourth straight state championship, but unlike previous seasons, the competition has raised.