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Utah high school boys basketball season previews

In preparation for the boys basketball season the Deseret News has compiled previews for each class and team.

High school football: Dixie defense key to Flyers' success down the stretch

Tasked with having to replace most of its defense, Dixie struggled to contain opponents early on but has hit its stride late in the year. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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High school football: Wide receiver Jordan Espinoza flourishing for Timpview in 1st year as a starter

Timpview wide receiver Jordan Espinoza is coming off setting a semifinal state record in last week's victory over Woods Cross. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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High school football: Big Mac Brothers lead Hurricane into 3AA title game

Hurricane linebackers Charlie Sefita and Jeremiah Ieremia, the Big Mac Brothers, have used their athleticism to lead the Tigers to the 3AA championship game. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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High school football: American Fork seeks to end 52-year championship drought

American Fork has seen plenty of ups and downs since winning its last football championship in 1962. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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High school football: American Fork's James Empey and Zach Katoa lead Cavemen into 5A title game

Offensive lineman James Empey and running back Zach Katoa have helped form one of the state's best rushing attacks. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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NFL locals roundup for week 11: Former janitor records his first two tackles of his career

Former Utah State Aggie Maurice Alexander saw extended action in St. Louis' 22-7 upset win over the Denver Broncos and responded with the first two tackles of his career. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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High school football: Timpview's quality coaching staff big part of success

Head coach Cary Whittingham is adamant that Timpview wouldn't be playing for a third-straight 4A state championship this week without the contributions of his great coaching staff. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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High school football: Fernandes, Monkres worked together as assistants at Roy High

Head coaches Fred Fernandes and Blaine Monkres, whose respective Roy and Dixie football teams will be seeking state championships Friday, got their first high school coaching jobs in the ’80s... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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High school football: Miners look to ride backup QB to second-straight 5A title

After No. 1 Bingham's starting quarterback, Kyle Gearig, left last weekend's semifinal game with a brutal elbow injury, backup QB Ben Boelter led the Miners to a win and will look to repeat his... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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From hoops to gymnastics, student-athletes in Utah take advantage of early signing day Wednesday

Dozens of Utah teens took advantage of the NCAA's early signing date by making their college commitments legally binding. Eight boys basketball players from one club team highlight a day of... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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First-year Hurricane coach is no rookie

Hurricane first-year head coach Steve Pearson is making the most of his opportunity after 25 years as an assistant as the Tigers play for the 3AA championship Friday at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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Dixie quarterback Ammon Takau ready to make wish come true

The Flyers' signal caller had big shoes to fill when he became Dixie's starter in 2013, but has become one of Utah's better quarterbacks in leading his team to this week's 3AA championship game. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014

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Amy Donaldson: Kafentzis ends his prep career with 15 state records, many other accomplishments

A state title, region titles, as well as 15 state records and several national records, are just some of the evidence that Jordan's Austin Kafentzis was a special and rare talent. He plans to... Read more »

Nov. 16, 2014

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High school football: Fumble recovery preserves win for Hurricane

High school football: Fumble recovery preserves win for Hurricane. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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High school football: Royals romp past Chargers, reach 4A state finals for first time since 1981

Baby Tee Eteuati and Matty Matautia each scored a pair of touchdowns, Tyler Skidmore threw for 308 yards and another score, and Roy's defense was dominant in a 39-0 victory that vaulted the Royals... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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High school football: Future bright for Desert Hills after loss

A year after claiming the 3AA football title, Desert Hill was bounced from the tournament with a 17-14 loss to Dixie at Rice-Eccles Stadium Friday night. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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High school football: Covey, Espinoza power Timpview attack past Woods Cross

It didn't take long for senior quarterback Britain Covey and senior wide receiver Jordan Espinoza to get on the same page. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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High school football: Hurricane defense comes up big in semifinal win over Desert Hills

No. 3 Hurricane came up with a key red-zone fumble in the final minutes to outlast No. 1 Desert Hills 17-14 and advance to the 3AA championship game Friday night at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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3A football championship: Judge relies on relentless, versatile rushing attack to win 3A title, set records

CEDAR CITY — The Judge football team knows its ground game is special. They don’t rely on a single player, and they can adjust to almost anything a defense throws at them. But none... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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1A football championship: Rich Rebels rely on stout defense to earn first title since 2009

CEDAR CITY — Rich senior Jayden Wallentine hoped he’d be able to make a positive contribution to the Rebels' quest for a 1A state title. As it turned out, he was key in the... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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High school football: Turnovers, T-Birds put end to Wildcats' terrific season again

For the fourth consecutive season, Woods Cross saw its football season ended by a state playoff loss to Timpview. This time, it was turnovers and mistakes that killed the Wildcats in a 41-13 defeat... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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High school football: Second quarter surge lifts Timpview past Woods Cross 41-13

Quarterback Britain Covey led the way with 402 yards of total offense and six touchdowns. His favorite target was Jordan Espinoza, who had seven receptions for 240 yards and four touchdowns. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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2A football championship: Wildcats rely on friendships to earn back-to-back titles

CEDAR CITY — Before they could tie their own shoes, Bracken Santos and Ty Jones were finding ways to have fun. “I’ve known him since I was 2 years old,” said Santos as... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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Despite losing big to Roy, Corner Canyon is proud of its accomplishments

Corner Canyon took it on the chin Friday in a 39-0 loss to Roy — a disappointing end to an otherwise remarkable season. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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High school football tournament: Live streams, play-by-play and statistics

We've covering the 5A, 4A and 3AA semifinals and the 3A, 2A and 1A championship games Thursday and Friday. Here's the schedule and links to live streams and recap stories. Friday's... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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