High School Sports
In preparation for the boys basketball season the Deseret News has compiled previews for each class and team.
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 »
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 »
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 »
American Fork has seen plenty of ups and downs since winning its last football championship in 1962. Read more »
Offensive lineman James Empey and running back Zach Katoa have helped form one of the state's best rushing attacks. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
High school football: Fumble recovery preserves win for Hurricane. Read more »
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 »
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 »
It didn't take long for senior quarterback Britain Covey and senior wide receiver Jordan Espinoza to get on the same page. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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The 2014-15 high school basketball season gets underway this Tuesday with 36 games around the state. To prepare fans, the Deseret News has put together capsules for every team in 5A. Every coach... Read more »
Every coach was invited to participate and submit information. The region rankings are based on preseason projections by coaches. Here are the 4A teams and players to watch this upcoming season.... Read more »
The 2014-15 high school basketball season gets underway this Tuesday with 36 games around the state. To prepare fans, the Deseret News has put together capsules for every team in 3A. Every coach... Read more »
The 2014-15 boys high school basketball season tips off Tuesday with 36 games going on throughout the state. In preparation for the season the Deseret News has compiled previews and profiles for... Read more »
The 2014-15 high school basketball season gets underway this Tuesday with 36 games around the state. To prepare fans, the Deseret News has put together capsules for every team in 2A. Every coach... Read more »
High school boys basketball: Junior allowed to play for Dixie after transferring from Pine View this fall
A junior basketball player was granted a hardship waiver after he transferred from Pine View to Dixie this fall. Originally denied eligibility, a hearing panel voted unanimously to grant him a waiver on Tuesday. Read more »
Corner Canyon offensive lineman Branden Bowen took an official trip to Ohio State over the weekend and decided to commit to the Buckeyes as a result. Read more »
The high school boys basketball season tips off this week, and Lone Peak, Bountiful, Desert Hills, Emery and Rich begin the season ranked No. 1 in their respective classification. Read more »
The 2014-15 high school basketball season gets underway this Tuesday with 36 games around the state. To prepare fans, the Deseret News has put together capsules for every team in 1A. Every coach... Read more »
Here's a region-by-region look at the 5A landscape heading into the 2014-2015 boys basketball season. Read more »
Here's a region-by-region look at the 3A landscape heading into the 2014-2015 boys basketball season. Read more »
High school football expert George Felt takes a look back at the 5A, 4A and 3AA championship games. Read more »
Seldom is a basketball game decided in the first quarter, but Tuesday's boys hoops season opener between American Fork and Northridge was as the Cavemen jumped out to a 17-0 lead, led 21-1 at the first break and never looked back in... Read more »
Here's a rundown of the Academic All-State teams for the fall sports. Read more »
After its dominating 20-3 victory over American Fork on Friday clinched another 5A state championship, nationally ranked Bingham announced it had accepted an invitation to play in the first-ever SCBS. Read more »
Here's a region-by-region look at the 2A landscape heading into the 2014-15 boys basketball season. Read more »
A handful of games will pit the best finishers in last year's state tournament against each other as a fundraising effort for the UIAAA's scholarship fund. Read more »
Here's a region-by-region look at the 4A landscape heading into the 2014-15 boys basketball season. Read more »
UHSAA's Board of Trustees assigns high schools to classifications and regions, but changes still being considered
The UHSAA's Board of Trustees assigned the state's high schools to classifications and regions based on population, with some consideration for travel and other issues. The regions won't be... Read more »
Here's a region-by-region look at the 3A landscape heading into the 2014-15 boys basketball season. Read more »
DANIEL LANGI, Bingham, football: Capped his stellar career in spectacular fashion by anchoring Bingham's defense in last week's 20-3 state championship game victory over American Fork. Read more »
Trailing 7-0 at the half, Timpview proceeded to dominated in all three phases in the second half to rally past Roy and capture its third-straight 4A state championship. Read more »
Roy High head football coach Fred Fernandes fretted that, if his team lost in Friday's 4A finals, that their accomplishments might be forgotten. But after piling up a school-record 12 wins, this... Read more »
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