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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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Coaches are coming up with plays to use running backs Troy McCormick and Bubba Poole in different ways, including running a few plays when they're on the field together.
Preseason Heisman candidate Devontae Booker said his main goal is to help the Utes win football games, but the senior running back wouldn't mind earning a trophy of his own.
Utah coach Kyle Whittingham promoted quarterbacks coach Aaron Roderick and offensive line coach Jim Harding to co-offensive coordinators in the offseason, and staying in house appears to be helping the team's e...
Hunter High dedicates its new softball field Tuesday, naming it for beloved coach Wes Haymond. His players said the field is a metaphor for his life and commitment to the players he taught.
Utah spring football practices begin Tuesday from 3-5 p.m., with scrimmages scheduled for April 11 and April 18. The outdoor practices are open to the public, while the indoor practices are open only to the med...
Taking on challenges we're not sure we can accomplish reveals life lessons we don't always expect.
Frustrated with its appeals to play in the smaller 3AA classification, Ogden District's school board voted to play the next two seasons as an independent member of the UHSAA, hoping it will revitalize a program...
The Utah Girls Basketball Coaches Association will host its annual Senior All-Star Game at Westlake High School on Saturday. The day will begin with 5A North vs. 5A South at 10 a.m. The 4A and 3A all-stars will...
Provo softball player Kacie Allman remains in critical but stable condition after a collision with another player left her with a badly injured kidney and internal bleeding.
Bart Thompson was announced as the NIAA's new executive director this week. The 55-year-old Bountiful resident leaves his post as an assistant director of the UHSAA after eight years.