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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American Fork beat rival Lone Peak twice on the final day of the high school baseball season to clinch the 5A state championship.
Real Salt Lake is looking to build on the momentum of last week's win at Kansas City to secure a rare road result at Columbus this Saturday.
Maple Mountain's Dawson Beutler scored in the 15th minute, which proved to be the difference as the Golden Eagles blanked Orem to clinch the 4A state championship.
Viewmont's Drake Cook scored two goals, while teammates Marshall Johnson and Kason Larsen added one each as the Vikings topped Fremont to claim their first boys soccer state championship since 1995.
Cottonwood beat Bingham 21-4 and then Lehi 12-2 to march through the 5A one-loss bracket with the pair of victories at Kearns High School.
Here's a look at the state tournament pairings for Class 5A and 4A.
Here's a look at the pairings for the 5A and 4A softball state tournaments.
Despite walking 12 batters and committing five errors, Lone Peak pulled away from Bingham in the seventh inning for the victory in the 5A winners bracket.
Here's a look at the boys soccer state tournament pairings for Class 5A and 4A.
American Fork rallied past Lehi 3-2 for the victory in the 5A winners bracket with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.