JOSEPH TIATIA, Hunter, football: Had another strong game last weekend against Granger to help Hunter clinch the Region 2 championship.
The senior running back spearheaded the offensive effort with 25 carries for 144 yards as Hunter held off Grangers upset bid with a 28-25 victory.
Tiatia finished the regular season as the states leading rusher with 1,805 yards to go along with his 15 TDs.
Two weeks ago he set a new single-game rushing yard record with 456 yards and six TDs in a win over Hillcrest.
The thing was, wed just give him a run up the middle, a run off tackle, and he just kept breaking these tackles going for big yardage, said Hunter coach Scott Henderson.
Hunter heads into the 5A playoffs as the No. 1 seed from Region 2 and it needs a big game from Tiatia to upset Lone Peak.
TORRE GLASKER, Bingham, volleyball: As spectacular as she is on the court, her effort off the court may be even more impressive.
The standard she has brought to this program is what true a Bingham Miner is all about, said Bingham assistant coach Tiffany Godfrey. She shows her integrity not only on the court but also off the court as well. She is the true definition of a student athlete because she takes the classroom just as serious as a state championship game.
Glasker has earned 148 kills this season, and her skills and leadership have helped the top-ranked Miners to an undefeated region championship.
She is a very passionate player, Godfrey said. The way she conducts herself on the court, it shows how hard she works during practice. She inspires the girls to work just as hard as herself because she believes in her teammates and knows what they are capable of.