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Yoelli Childs, Bingham basketball and Mikelle Magalolo, Copper Hills basketball

Boys Basketball

Yoeli Childs, Bingham (Sr.)

This BYU commit has been a double-double machine for the fourth-ranked Miners this year.

He’s registered a double-double in 7 of 11 games this season and is averaging 18.8 points and 10.1 rebounds for the 9-2 Miners.

Last week in a 68-51 region-opening win over Brighton, Childs had another strong outing finishing with 21 points and 10 rebounds

Girls Basketball

Mikelle Magalogo, Copper Hills (Sr.)

Senior Mikelle Magalogo isn’t just willing to help her team in any way, she’s also capable.

“Mikelle is the most versatile player I have ever coached,” said Copper Hills head coach Ben Morley. “(She) is the type of player who can dominate a game without scoring. She leads our team in assists and steals, and is second in scoring and rebounds. She’s an elite defender, long and athletic, and is frequently tasked with our most difficult defensive assignments.”

In her four years as a varsity player, she’s been asked to play everything from point guard to power forward.

“She has a knack for making big plays when we need them most,” Morley said. “She has a tremendous work ethic and attitude. She continually inspires our team.”


Taylor LaMont, Maple Mountain (Sr.)

A year after posting a 61-0 record, this Maple Mountain senior is rolling along again this year with a 31-0 record, including a win at last week’s All-Star Duals at UVU where he will wrestle collegiately.

“Taylor has dominated the field in what is arguably the toughest weight class in the state,” said Maple Mountain coach Justin Judkins.

Earlier this year Lamont finished first at the Reno Tournament of Champions for the second year in a row and then first at the Uintah Tournament of Champions for the fourth year in a row, becoming just the second wrestler ever to win the Uintah tourney four times.

Lamont is a three-time Utah state champion and has received countless national accolades as well.

Boys Swimming

Josh Skabelund, Timpview (Jr.)

With a month left in the high school season, this junior is gunning for more school records.

Back on Dec. 17, he swam the butterfly leg of Timpview’s medley relay team that broke a 30-year-old school record with a time of 1:41.89.

This past weekend at the Trident Invitational he posted a 100 backstroke time of 56.74, which ranks sixth in 4A this year.

“Josh has had a great season so far and is looking forward to his region and state meets,” said Timpview coach Brenna Perry. “He aspires to break several more long-standing team records by the end of the 2016 season.”

Skabelund has the fifth-best time in 4A this season in the 50 freestyle and the sixth-best in the 100 freestyle.

Girls Swimming

Siena Senn, Park City (So.)

When it comes to endurance, this Park City sophomore is the leader of the pack in 3A.

Senn owns the best mark in 3A in both the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, and it’s not even close. Her 200 time of 1:57.09 is five seconds faster than the next girl in 3A, and her 500 time of 5:13.12 is 17 seconds faster.

In fact, Senn’s 500 freestyle time is the second best in the entire state.

“Sophomore Siena Senn has been seen at the top of her events all season. Her dedication and hard work in the pool will be sure to pay off in the postseason. Her coaches and teammates look forward to what she can accomplish,” said Park City coach Kelly O’Brien.

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