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Mike Sorensen
Mike Sorensen has covered sports at the Deseret News since 1979. He has covered golf his entire career and nearly every sport you can think of, but for the past 15 years his main beats have been college football and college basketball. He also writes a weekly column that appears on Mondays. Mike has won numerous writing awards both locally and nationally, more than 20 in the past decade alone. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, Connie, and they are the parents of four terrific children and have one remarkable grandchild. His father, Parry, was a beloved professor at the University of Utah for more than 40 years.

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With one exception, rushing the court or field after a big victory is not a great idea.
The Utah baseball team got out of an early hole to tie the game, but lost in the ninth inning as Washington took a 5-4 victory Friday afternoon at Smith's Ballpark.
The Utah baseball team has a chance to share the Pac-12 title with one win over Washington this weekend and can get an automatic NCAA berth with a pair of wins.
The Timpview tennis team has won 10 of the last 4A state titles, and after the first day of the state tournament at Liberty Park is in a strong position to win again.
Desert Hills had trailed after the first round but came back to edge Park City for the 3A girls Thursday at Soldier Hollow Golf Course.
Rowland Hall only had four golfers compared to six for most other teams, but it didn't make a difference as the Winged Lions won their second straight 2A girls title Thursday at Soldier Hollow Golf Course.
The Utah baseball team took an 8-1 victory over BYU Tuesday night at Smith's Ballpark behind a fine performance by Nolan Stouder, who is not one of the Utes' regular pitchers.
The Carroll twins, Dalton and Dallas, were stars for Taylorsville High and are a big reason why the Utah baseball team has gone from the worst in the Pac-12 to first place this year.
Dana Nelson hasn't won a lot of tournaments over the years, but won a big one Thursday when he captured the UGA Senior Match Play tournament at The Links at Sleepy Ridge.
Dana Nelson defeated defending champion Craig Wilson 3 and 1 to make the finals of the UGA Senior Match Play tournament against Ron Davis.