High School Sports
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 »
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 »
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 »
Boys basketball 4A PLAYOFFS KEARNS 56, SPANISH FORK 47: Trailing by seven at the half, Kearns outscored Spanish Fork 38-21 in the second half to pull away for the 4A first round victory. Sunday Owda led Kearns with 21 points, with... Read more »
SALT LAKE CITY — Society loves rooting for the underdogs. The inspirational message is motivating and relative to many current and former athletes. Hollywood’s depictions of underdogs in movies like "Rocky,"... Read more »
SALT LAKE CITY — Highland sure picked the right time to go on a winning streak. After dropping two of their last three games of the regular season, the fourth-seeded Rams have now won... Read more »
SALT LAKE CITY — During his second-period class Monday, Olympus senior Connor Haller got the text he’d been dreading all weekend — teammate Jake Lindsey’s hand was indeed... Read more »
SALT LAKE CITY — Springville had watched its double-digit lead dissipate throughout the fourth quarter against Judge Memorial in the first round of the 4A boys basketball tournament Monday... Read more »
For the Roy boys basketball team, the opening round of the 4A state tournament was all about resilience. First, they had to bounce back after learning their star forward wouldn't be in uniform. Read more »
Dalton Nixon scored 26 points and Orem enjoyed a 42-16 edge in points in the paint as it dominated Box Elder for the 4A first-round win. Read more »
For the first time since 1972 — a year famously remember for the Watergate scandal — the Cougars advanced to the quarterfinals of the 4A state tournament with a 56-47 win against... Read more »
Morgan uses a strong second quarter to pull away from Cedar and never looks back as it captures its second straight 3A state championship. Read more »
Many great players will be taking the floor as the 5A and 4A state basketball tournaments get under way. Here's a look at 20 of those top players. Read more »
The Wasatch Academy Tigers cruised past the South Sevier Rams 63-27 Friday Night to earn a spot in the 2A state championship game against Enterprise. Read more »
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