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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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When Jodi Pettit was 19, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and was told she shouldn't have children and would likely be confined to a wheelchair within 10 years. Now, 17 years later, she's a mother of...
Lota Ward and his family have led and participated in many community fundraisers, including one where Lota raised $2,000 for two neighborhood children. When the 8-year-old was diagnosed with a brain tumor, his ...
Gary Andersen offered the Jordan quarterback the chance to play at Oregon State, but Kafentzis said he likes what Paul Chryst has planned for the Badgers.
Local track athletes have an opportunity next week to participate in a unique winter performance clinic.
West High basketball players wore T-shirts similar to those worn by NBA players during warm-ups and while on the bench until school administrators decided they couldn't wear them while representing the team. Th...
Making the commitment to daily training is difficult, especially when it's viewed as difficult or painful. When a long-term goal isn't enough to keep one motivated, viewing training as a reward can be energizin...
Former Ute and NFL linebacker Stevenson Sylvester teamed up with some former teammates, South Salt Lake's Police Athletic League and Shriners Hospital to bring Christmas joy to some deserving young people last ...
This year's Deseret News MVPs are more likely to lead by example than give fiery speeches. But their care and concern for their teammates helped their teams achieve success this season.
5A volleyball all-state selections
4A volleyball all-state selections