CHRIS HALE, Orem: Using his flashy speed and acrobatic receiving skills, Chris Hale put on one of the greatest performances ever by a Utah high school football player Friday.
Hale hauled in 10 receptions for a state record 311 yards in Orem's win over Mountain View. He was absolutely amazing in the second half, when he caught nine Marc McCann passes for 296 yards and three TDs.On the season, Hale has 24 catches for 491 yards and four touchdowns.
Hale was the most valuable 17-year-old receiver at this summer's BYU football camp. Cougar coaches timed him running the 40-yard-dash on grass in 4.5 seconds. He is the reigning Region 3 100-meter champ, and he finished fourth in the 100 at the 1998 5A state meet.
Hale is also quick to hit the books. He carries a 3.9 GPA and scored 28 on the ACT.
JENNY HENRIE, West Jordan: The time finally arrived for Jenny Henrie to start at setter this season for the Jaguar volleyball team, and she's made the most of it.
In the opening week of play in Region 2, the senior averaged 39 assists per match in helping her team to a pair of road victories.
Henrie dished out 29 assists against Hunter on Tuesday, then followed with a 49-assist performance against Kearns Thursday.
"She's just a level-headed player," said West Jordan head coach Jodi O'Farrell, "and is focused on the job that needs to be done.
"She's the one that can get the team out of the dumps when nothing is going right."
Henrie is also performing well in the classroom. She carries a 3.5 GPA.