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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A senior at East High and a senior at Mountain View High were granted hardship waivers by a UHSAA appeals panel on Thursday. The boys will be eligible to play football for their respective schools this season.
Freshman and Timpview alum Britain Covey led the Utah receivers in his first college football game with 58 yards.
Pleasant Grove starts the season as 5A's top-ranked team, but a season-ending injury to last year's 5A MVP could be an issue for the Vikings. Lehi, Bingham, Lone Peak and Northridge also start the season ranked...
Two-time defending state champion Timpview started the season ranked No.1. But Springville took over the top spot after beating the T-birds in the season's first meeting between the two squads.
The Darts earned a 38-20 win over Taylorsville as both teams had big plays, countered with costly penalties.
Salesi "Leka" Uhatafe said football — the game and his teammates — have helped him through the loss of his brothers, friend and mother, just as life's cruelties help him keep the game in perspective...
As Utah’s fall camp ended, junior college transfer Cory Butler-Byrd was listed as the starting right cornerback and also Utah’s top return man.
Kenneth Scott has been singled out by coaches as one of the team's most effective leaders, and last week his teammates echoed that sentiment when they voted him one of this year's captains.
Not many little league football players' first choice is to play on the offensive line. But consistent quality play from that unit is critical to a team's success — and the Utes are no different.
Cris Carter told NFL rookies at a symposium in 2014 that they needed to get a "fall guy" to take the blame for their bad behavior. Maybe seeking mentors from outside the sport would bring perspective to both pl...