High School Sports

Taylorsville High alum John Buck signs with Angels, set to join Bees

Buck signed a minor league deal Monday with the Los Angeles Angels, where he will join the Salt Lake Bees.

Utahns in baseball: BYU alum Taylor Cole leads all minor leaguers in strikeouts; Jake Hannemann promoted

Former BYU pitcher Taylor Cole struck out 21 batters in 12 innings over the span of two starts this week, while fellow former Cougar Jake Hannemann shined after his promotion to advanced Single-A... Read more »

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Utah teams in 4th at National High School Finals Rodeo

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — All Utah teams stand in fourth place after Thursday at the National High School Finals Rodeo. The boys team has 1,917 points, trailing top-ranked Texas at 3,195. The girls team has 1,451.1 points, trailing... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Utah staging strong showing in National High School Finals Rodeo

The first go-round of the 66th annual National High School Finals Rodeo concluded Wednesday, and the Beehive State finished with a strong showing. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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50 days until kickoff: Players with Utah ties set to head to NFL training camps

Here's a look at players with Utah ties on NFL rosters as of Wednesday, with rookies noted, and the training camp reporting dates for all 32 teams. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Utah Sports Ruckus: Half-year sports awards

The first half of 2014 was a crazy time in Utah sports. There were titles won, coaches hired, opportunities squandered, records broken, awards received, players drafted, body parts lost and much... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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National High School Finals Rodeo: Rusty Wright tops sibling in saddle bronc finals chase

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Rusty Wright took over first place in saddle bronc riding from his brother Ryder on Tuesday evening with an 83 point-performance at the National High School Finals Rodeo. Katelyn Badham was still in... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Local college football prospects enjoy elite camp experience at Nike's The Opening

Top local prospects Porter Gustin (Salem Hills), Osa Masina (Brighton) and Andre James (Herriman) were among the select few to participate in what many consider the nation's top prep football camp. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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High school football: State champs all tabbed as teams to beat in 2014

Bingham, Timpview, Desert Hills, Judge, South Summit and Duchesne all begin the 2014 high school football season ranked No. 1 in their respective classifications. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Utahns in baseball mid-season awards: The best of the best in the first half of the season

Mashing together the MLB All-Star break and the ESPYs, here's the best of the best of the first half of baseball from baseball players with ties to the state of Utah. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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UHSAA hires former Davis coach Ryan Bishop as new assistant director

After coaching high school football for 16 years, the last 13 at Davis High, Ryan Bishop is resigning to replace Kevin Dustin as assistant director of the UHSAA. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Deseret News writer Amy Donaldson inducted into the Utah Softball Hall of Fame

Deseret News writer Amy Donaldson was inducted into the Utah Softball Hall of Fame Friday afternoon. Read more »

July 12, 2014

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10 with ties to Utah set for NBA Summer League play

Here's a look at the local players who will be playing for teams at the NBA Las Vegas Summer League, as well as the two players who've participated in the Orlando Summer League. Read more »

July 10, 2014

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West High wrestling team of 1993-94 to hold reunion

The 1993-94 West High School wrestling team, which took second in 3A state, will have a reunion on Sunday, July 13, at Memory Grove Park at 5 p.m. Read more »

July 9, 2014

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BYU football: Box Elder's Riley Burt commits to the Cougars (updated)

Riley Burt is a 6-foot-2, 195-pound athlete who is a natural fit for BYU, according to his high school coach, Robbie Gunter. Read more »

July 8, 2014

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Olympic marathoner Ryan Hall takes time from vacation to talk running philosophy with local prep athletes

Ryan Hall brought his father, Mickey Hall, to Utah for a fishing trip. The two shared a workout and running advice with Wasatch High athletes and a handful of local high school coaches and elite... Read more »

July 8, 2014

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Utah AAU programs producing top talent as another offseason draws to a close

Utah isn't short of hardwood talent, and this year's AAU teams have proven as much once again with several players receiving increasing collegiate interest. Read more »

July 7, 2014

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Former Lone Peak star Justin Hamilton off to solid start at NBA Orlando summer league

Justin Hamilton, a member of the Miami Heat's summer league team, has scored in double figures in both of Miami's games in Orlando thus far. He also showed good chemistry with Heat first-round... Read more »

July 7, 2014

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Guest commentary: Why cross-country's positive, hard-working culture works for kids

Like every sport, cross-country certainly has winners. But unlike other sports, it doesn't have any losers. Read more »

July 7, 2014

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High school softball: All-State Teams and MVPs

The Deseret News has compiled the 2A, 3A, 4A and 5A All-State softball teams. The Deseret News picks the MVPs, but the remainder of the all-state teams are based on coaches votes. High school... Read more »

July 1, 2014

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High school softball: 2A All-State teams

The 2014 Deseret News all-state softball teams for Class 2A. Read more »

July 1, 2014

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High school softball: 4A All-State teams

The 2014 Deseret News all-state softball teams for Class 4A. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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High school softball: 3A All-State teams

The 2014 Deseret News softball all-state teams for Class 3A. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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High school softball: 5A All-State teams

The 2014 Deseret News all-state teams for Class 5A softball. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Remember the name: Speed, savvy and leadership helped Stansbury star Janessa Bassett earn Ms. Softball title

Stansbury senior Janessa Bassett earns this year's Deseret News Ms. Softball award for her talent and her tenacity. She helped the Stallions repeat as state champions after a disappointing 5-3... Read more »

June 30, 2014

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