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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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While some competitors opted for simpler tricks they could land with more certainty, two-time Olympic aerial skier Ashley Caldwell chose to do the trick that terrifies her. It earned her a bronze medal Friday n...
For the sixth time in Utah history, a prep athlete was named a McDonald’s All-American and invited to play in the annual basketball game that features the country’s top 24 players. Frank Jackson acc...
Four times, Matt Graham has waited in the finish chute as Canadian Mikael Kingsbury skied the night's final run. On Thursday, Graham finally beat Kingsbury 83.48 to 82.75.
For the last 12 years, Shriners Hospital has 25 teen patients with limb deficiency or loss skiing or boarding at the Shriners Hospitals for Children “Un-limb-ited Winter Camp” for amputees. The camp...
National Signing Day has evolved into something of a holiday for football players, their families and fans. In Utah, 116 players signed letters of intent with more than a dozen different colleges and universiti...
Salt Lake Mayor Jackie Biskupski will attend Thursday's game at the Huntsman Center in hopes of raising awareness about breast cancer.
For some U.S. ski team members, like Olympian Ashley Caldwell, competing in front of her adopted hometown crowd is both invigorating and a bit nerve-wracking. The competitions begins Thursday morning and ends S...
Olympic silver medalist Devin Logan is among the athletes who will be competing in the U.S. Grand Prix at Park City Mountain Resort. The world's best freeskiers and snowboarders will converge on the halfpipe wh...
Minor League Football is a newly forming league that drafted more than a dozen local high school and college players in its draft this week. Salt Lake City is rumored to be one of the cities with a franchise, a...
Utah fell to 15th-ranked UCLA at home Sunday 69-63 after leading for most of the game. Emily Potter led the team with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Nirra Fields led UCLA with 24 points.