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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Mile 18 is consistently the toughest part of any long-distance run for me. This time, I dedicated that stretch of the marathon to my friend, Mark Taylor.
Support from coaches and teammates, coupled with his charity work with a children's cancer foundation, are two of the reasons Utah's Travis Wilson is ranked the No. 1 quarterback in the country by ESPN.
Desert Hills is now 2-1 in region 9 play after an emotional game against Pine View. The Thunder won 21-10 on the strength of its balanced offensive attack.
Injuries can change a season for a player or team, but are there more of them in the modern game? Or does more media attention make it seem like there are more injuries?
Utah State University-Eastern campus police have finished their investigation into allegations of a sexual assault that took place in one of the school’s residence halls.
Long before the 2015 season kicked off, several Pac-12 coaches suggested this year might be impossible to predict. And no game suggests the validity of that opinion more than Utah’s 62-20 win over Oregon.
Two journeys intersected in an unlikely place Saturday. One meant to raise awareness and money for research about childhood cancer, the other meant to raise awareness about the issues facing veterans.
Utah State University-Eastern administrators Wednesday lifted sanctions against all but two players on the men’s basketball team as campus police continue an investigation into an alleged rape in one of t...
Pita Taumoepenu had a key sack, which caused a fumble, in the Utah State game, and he's poised to help Utah keep its nickname of Sack Lake City.
Utah may not know which quarterback will lead its offense on Saturday, but that doesn't impact the team's preparation. Dominique Hatfield's return adds depth, Thompson's complete game gives him confidence, and ...