James Edward
James Edward is a sports writer at the Deseret News, serving as the prep editor and Real Salt Lake beat writer. A graduate of the University of Utah in 1998, he has been a full-time sports writer of the Deseret News since 1999. James was raised in Salt Lake City and attended Olympus High School, graduating in 1994. He's had a passion for all sports since he was a toddler. James and his wife, Megan, have two children and live in Sandy, Utah.

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Orem's 4x100 relay team broke an 18-year-old state record in a fantastic performance at the BYU Invitational, while Millard's girls enjoyed a strong meet as well.
Here are the updated pairings for the 2A high school softball state tournament.
Juab's Kashley Carter set a new 3A record in the 3,200 meters at the BYU Invitational on Friday, while Sky View's Conner Mantz ran under five minutes in his 3,200 race.
Real Salt Lake benefited from a San Jose own goal in the 71st minute to salvage a 1-1 draw against the visiting Earthquakes on Friday night.
Here's a look at the updated pairings for the 3A and 2A boys soccer state tournaments.
Coming off last week's 4-0 loss at New England, Real Salt Lake will look for a strong performance at home against the San Jose Earthquakes.
Region 9 champion Dixie and Region 10 champion Juan Diego head into the 3A state tournament as the front runners to hoist the state championship trophy next month.
Nick Rimando and Javier Morales both missed last weekend's loss at New England with injuries, but both trained fully Tuesday and could be available for Real Salt Lake this Friday against San Jose.
Region champions Waterford, American Leadership, Delta and Manti are the favorites expected to make deep playoff runs in the upcoming 2A boys soccer state tournament.
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