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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Here's the updated high school girls basketball state tournament pairings for 3A and 2A.
Pleasant Grove's Benjamin Anderson, Koy Wilkinson and Walker Wolfgramm all won individual titles at the 5A state tournament as the Vikings rolled to a sixth straight 5A state championship.
Bingham held Copper Hills to 37-percent shooting and dominated the glass with a 41-25 edge on the boards to improve to 9-0 in Region 3 with the victory.
The Utah high school wrestling season comes to an end at this week's state meets, and programs like Pleasant Grove, Delta and Wasatch are looking to add to their dynasties.
Here are the top high school performances in the Beehive State from last week.
Trailing by five with 11 seconds remaining in overtime, Olympus rallied to force double overtime and then pulled away for the critical Region 6 win over Murray.
Murray knocked down 10 3-pointers to knock off Olympus and move into a first-place tie with the Titans atop the Region 6 standings with 7-1 records.
On Friday, Bountiful's Larry Wall announced his retirement as the Braves' head football coach after 31 years at the helm.
It was National Letter of Intent Day for soccer as well on Wednesday, and here's a rundown of where Utah athletes signed.
Here's a running list of the football players who've signed or are schedule to sign their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday.