Amy Donaldson
Amy Donaldson covers high school sports, winter and Olympic sports, as well as outdoor and recreation. She manages the Deseret News' Reasons to Run blog, as well as writes a twice-a-month fitness column. She also writes a weekly general sports column each Monday. Donaldson was born in Utah, but graduated from Robert Service High School in Anchorage, Alaska. She graduated from Snow College and the University of Utah (Communications). She started at the Deseret News in 1991 covering night police/corrections and switched to sports in January of 2000.

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The Davis girls and American Fork boys will try to hold on to the state's top spots this season. Both teams have dominated the competition for the last five seasons.
Beauty 4 Cancer held its first-ever 5K fundraising event Sunday morning. The group offers spa services, a makeover and a photo shoot for cancer patients and survivors. The pictures aim to capture more than phys...
The American Fork girls cross-country team won the Grass Relays in a record-setting time of 62:03. The old record was set by Bingham in 1999 of 62:32. The Miners won a national championship that year. The Cavem...
The Utah High School Activities Association's Board of Trustees voted Thursday not to consider the postseason success of football teams when separating them into classes and regions later this year.
Former Utes Steve Fifita and Spencer Toone now coach at Idaho State. They are hoping to use the lessons they learned while at Utah to help the Bengals find consistent success on the football field.
The Department of Correction's substance abuse program, Con-Quest, recently incorporated a new program that aims to use athletic accomplishment to help participants overcome drug and alcohol addiction.
The Timpview T-Birds return much of last year's state championship team, but their coach said they're totally focused on the new season ahead of them.
There has been some criticism of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in blogs and columns. But the summer's viral sensation is about as good as it gets when it comes to fundraising.
Here's an in-depth look at the Ogden Tigers football team heading into the 2014 season.
Here's an in-depth look at the Mountain Crest Mustangs football team heading into the 2014 season.