High School Sports
Lone Peak (21-3) Coach: Quincy Lewis Best preseason victory: A 71-63 win against Orem on Dec. 7 Most important region victory: A 66-51 win against Pleasant Grove on Jan. 21 How qualified: First in Region 4 with 11-1... Read more »
American Fork (17-8) Coach: Doug Meacham How qualified: Third in Region 4 with 8-4 record. Best preseason victory: A 57-35 win against Viewmont on Jan. 4 Most important region victory: A 63-56 win against Pleasant Grove... Read more »
Olympus (17-8) 2013-2014 Schedule Coach: Matt Barnes (17th year) Best preseason victory: A 52-51 win vs. Bingham Dec. 17. Most important region victory: A 59-45 win at Orem Jan. 28. How qualified: Third in Region 7... Read more »
Orem (17-8) 2013-2014 Schedule Coach: Golden Holt (4th year) Best preseason victory: a 73-70 win vs. Pinnacle, Ariz. (At Phoenix) Dec. 30. Most important region victory: A 76-72 (OT) win at Olympus Feb. 21. How... Read more »
High school boys basketball: American Fork holds Brighton scoreless in third quarter to earn 5A semifinal berth
SALT LAKE CITY — American Fork knew the second half against Brighton in the 5A quarterfinals would boil down to defensive stops. The Cavemen never could have fathomed they’d enjoy 16... Read more »
Senior forward Matt Conway scored 19 of his game-high 25 points in the second half, and hot-shooting Pleasant Grove vaulted past Alta into Friday's tourney semifinals. Read more »
High school boys basketball: Lone Peak survives against Bingham in double-overtime 5A quarterfinal thriller
The Miners battled toe-to-toe with the three-time defending 5A champions — giving them all they could handle and then some — before Lone Peak ultimately prevailed 82-79 in double overtime. Read more »
Trailing Copper Hills most of the second half, Davis sent the game into overtime with a late buzzer-beater and then survived in overtime for the 5A quarterfinal win. Read more »
SALT LAKE CITY — After winning its 14 region games by an average of 32 points, and then beating Provo by the same score in Monday’s first round, Bountiful might’ve been a little... Read more »
SALT LAKE CITY — Orem stuck with its guns Wednesday night, and it paid off. It would’ve been easy for the Tigers to abandon their rarely used zone defense after underdog Kearns hit... Read more »
The Wasatch Academy Tigers blew past the Enterprise Wolves 76-47 Saturday night at the Sevier Valley Center to reclaim their spot atop 2A. Read more »
High school boys basketball: Springville displays courage and composure in 4A quarterfinal win over Roy
SALT LAKE CITY — Springville had seemingly done everything in its power to lose. The Red Devils used a combination of missed free throws, untimely turnovers and the off-night of their best... Read more »
High school boys basketball: Olympus gets off to fast start, earns 4A quarterfinal win over Highland
SALT LAKE CITY — It did not take long for Olympus to take over. Just two minutes into the first quarter of the Titans' 65-50 victory over Highland in the 4A boys quarterfinals, coach... Read more »
What's great about small-town prep sports is that they've mostly avoided the transfer and recruiting issues that plague big-city schools. The teams are made up of kids who grew up together in the... Read more »
The Rich Rebels are ranked No. 1 and haven't lost a game to a Utah team — or a 1A squad — this season. They are the heavy favorites heading into Wednesday's 1A state boys basketball tournament. Read more »
SALT LAKE CITY — After beating Davis in its regular-season finale last week, Layton had high hopes for making some noise in this week’s 5A state tournament. Pleasant Grove made sure the Lancers' stay was a short... Read more »
SALT LAKE CITY — An unfamiliar venue coupled with the gravity associated with playing in a single-elimination tournament. It can cause stress and uncharacteristic play from even the best teams. Few schools know that better... Read more »
SALT LAKE CITY — On paper, this looked like a very promising first-round matchup in the 5A boys state basketball tournament. After all, Viewmont was the Region 1 runner-up, American Fork... Read more »
High school boys basketball: Brock Miller's big second half paces Brighton to first-round win over Taylorsville
SALT LAKE CITY — It was a frustrating first half to say the least for Brighton’s Brock Miller on Tuesday. On the big stage at the 5A state tournament, Miller simply couldn’t... Read more »
SALT LAKE CITY — With 90 seconds remaining in regulation of his first playoff game, Copper Hills guard Preston Sanchez calmly stepped to the free-throw line with his right eye blackened.... Read more »
SALT LAKE CITY — There would be no stunning state tournament upset in this one. Not this time. Not even close. Indeed, whenever a decided underdog shocks the world by rising up and knocking off a huge favorite, it's... Read more »
SALT LAKE CITY — Lone Peak began its quest for a fourth straight Class 5A boys basketball championship Tuesday with an impressive 87-60 win over Syracuse in the first round of the state playoffs at the Huntsman Center. Once... Read more »
High school boys basketball: Unlikely player lifts Mountain View in OT, sends Bruins into 4A quarterfinals
SALT LAKE CITY — Monday has been big for Mountain View High the past two weeks. Last Monday, Gentry Oldham hit a game-winning buzzer-beater well after 10 p.m. to lift the Mountain View girls to a 4A first-round victory. This... Read more »
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