It only seems like a matter of time before we see Logan Tom on Wheaties boxes.
Highland High's volleyball superstar has already appeared in Sports Illustrated. Now she's gracing another national sports magazine.Student Sports Magazine features Tom in a cover-page story for the October issue of the S.I.-type monthly national prep publication.
Brentt Eads, the magazine's managing editor, was impressed after coming to Utah to interview the nation's top female volleyball player.
"She might be the greatest athlete ever to come out of Salt Lake City," Eads said.
And, yes, he's familiar with Taylorsville's Natalie Williams, who became the Pac-10 female athlete of the '90s at UCLA and the ABL MVP after leaving her home-town.
Eads can't get over the fact that Tom trained with the women's national Olympic volleyball team as a 16-year-old.
"That would be like Junior Mahe playing with the Dallas Cowboys," Eads said, showing off his Utah knowledge by referring to the former Brighton High football star who's playing for BYU.
FORE THE RECORD: Brighton golfer Chris Miller picked a fine time to hit the shot of his life. The Bengals senior drilled a hole-in-one in Brighton's Region 3 win over Orem last week. Miller made his 160-yard shot with an 8-iron on No. 7 at Cascade Fairways.
THEY'RE BACK, AND ON TOP: When Mountain View opened with a 1-2 Region 3 mark, you would've been foolish to throw in the towel on the Bruins. Five games later, coach Mike LaHargoue's bunch is proving why.
The Bruins have won five straight, including a convincing 3-1 victory over then-No. 2 Brighton. Behind the standout defense of sweeper Shannon Abeg-glen and the offensive explosiveness of Ilene Dixon, Mountain View is the hottest team in 5A.
That's why the Bruins made the jump from No. 5 to Numero Uno in the latest prep soccer poll. How long the lofty ranking lasts hinges on Tuesday's game against Alta. Mountain View already avenged one of its two early season losses by beating Brighton last week. Now it's focused on Alta, which was ranked No. 1 until falling to Brighton 2-0 last week.
STILL WARMING UP: Region 5 is once again experimenting with its volleyball schedule.
Because its size (nine teams) makes playing home-and-home matches impossible due to state-mandated match limits, the region held its own tournament the past two years. The tournament technically counted as only three matches, still allowing teams to play other nonregion matches.
This year, the region scrapped the tournament format and forced each team to play four nonregion matches against region teams or be fined. Teams will now only play each other once in a match that counts in the region standings. The first region matches begin Sept. 29.
YOU WANT ME TO PLAY WHERE? Though ranked No. 3 in the state, the Bingham High football team isn't being overwhelmed by college recruiters. Except from one very interested school.
"I have about nine kids getting letters from Abilene. I think it's in North Dakota," Bingham coach Son Sudbury said. "Do you know where that's at? We we're trying to find it."
Helpful geography tip of the day: Abilene Christian University is in Texas.
GAME ON: The 1998 Utah high school hockey season starts on Monday with six teams facing off. The league will have 31 Wasatch Front teams participating in the club-level sport this season.