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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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The Seattle Times' story on Jake Heaps offers insight into a confusing and frustrating case of one of the country's top high school quarterbacks and why he never found collegiate success.
Feeling overwhelmed and heartbroken this week, I decided to dedicate my 7.2-mile leg up Old Snowbasin Road to the victims of the Emanuel AME Church shooting.
Tyler Rasch, 46, was participating in his first Wasatch Back race this weekend when he collapsed and died Friday morning in Paradise, Utah. While the medical examiner will determine what caused his death, his f...
Most parents struggle to find a balance between the commitments of parenthood with the demands of a career. But the balancing act undertaken by collegiate coaches is both complicated and unique because of the r...
Stansbury senior Kimbri Herring led the Stallions to a third straight 3A softball state championship with her talent and mental toughness. She finished the season with 222 strikeouts, including 43 in five state...
This year's MVPs proved they were leaders with their work ethic and willingness to do whatever their teams needed, but they also showed how important a positive attitude is for success.
In the last decade, the number of participants in traditional and non-traditional athletic events has risen dramatically. The reasons people are seeking challenges in record numbers are as varied as the options...
In its 36th running, about 300 people participated in the Wahsatch Steeplechase, one of the oldest trail races in Utah. Participants ranged in age from 15 to 68 years old.
Daniel Schulz won the 2015 state championship in cutting, a rodeo sport that requires a horseman to separate a cow from a herd (and hold it there) repeatedly in a 2:30-time frame. He also placed second in reine...
Kassie Cattoor and Zach Jensen earned the fastest time in Friday morning's performance of the Utah State Rodeo Finals. Both hope the PRCA will change its rule barring women from team roping on the most high pro...