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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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Utah senior kicker Andy Phillips could become a third-year captain for the Utes this fall, and after the graduation of last year's captains and their award-winning punter, his role could be more vital than ever...
Salt Lake City residents Julie Jorgensen and Jon Kotter won the Deseret News Classic Marathon in their respective gender divisions. Jorgensen earned a time of 3:23:43, while Kotter crossed the finish line in 2:...
Outessa is a three-day retreat for women in California and Utah that seeks to help women pursue outdoor activities. Women can customize their schedules to sample everything from kayaking to rock climbing and tr...
The Days of '47 Rodeo opening round of competition featured some fast times and high scores as athletes try to earn a spot in Saturday's championship round.
For the first time, the Days of ’47 Rodeo will not be a PRCA event. Instead, rodeo organizers are partnering with the nearly formed Elite Rodeo Athletes to offer a different spin on one of the country's o...
Why you should care if your favorite team bans a columnist you hate, and why it's more important than sports.
A column celebrating the life of my stepdaughter, Jill, on what would be her 34th birthday, and how our last day together taught me that perfect days come in many forms.
Olympic marathoner Jared Ward will participate in "I ran with an Olympian" 5K fun run on July 22 at 6:55 a.m. in Fruit Heights. He will stay after the run to sign autographs and talk with runners.
When my 17-year-old asked if she could play Pokemon Go with friends last Thursday night, I assumed she was going to a friend’s house to play a video game. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The game h...
The women who play for the Utah Falconz semi-pro women's football team are relishing an opportunity some of them never thought they'd get to play the sport. The conference championship is Saturday at 5 p.m. at ...