Jack Shipman, East (Sr.)
Prior to East’s spring break bye week, Jack Shipman had himself quite a series against Box Elder in three Region 5 games.
He went 7 for 12 with three doubles and seven RBI. He was at his best in Friday’s 15-14 win, going 4 for 5 with two doubles and six RBI. Both doubles tied the game following 7-0 and 14-12 deficits — the second coming in the bottom of the seventh.
In Saturday’s game he pitched six innings to earn the victory and help East win the series 2-1.
"Jack has epitomized the commitment to improvement in the East baseball program. It is so great to see him stepping up both at the plate and on the mound after he dedicated himself to getting stronger in the offseason,” said East assistant coach Alan Chambers. “Jack has an incredible baseball IQ having grown up watching his two older brothers play which provides us another coach on the field. Having watched him work so hard, I look forward to more great things as his senior year season progresses."
For the season, Shipman is batting .367 with 14 RBIs. He also has three of East’s wins on the mound.
Woodey Greer, Juan Diego (Sr.)
Undefeated Juan Diego has only conceded two goals in eight games this year, and the play of center back Woodey Greer is a big reason why.
He’s helped lead the Soaring Eagle to four straight shutouts and shutouts in six of eight matches.
In Friday’s 4-0 win over Morgan, Greer also worked his name onto the scoresheet scoring his first goal of the season.
“Woodey is a complete soccer player. He plays forward on his club team, center mid for us, and has been a midfielder during his sophomore year. He is as consistent a player as you could hope for and is an excellent ball-winner. He always makes the correct decision, he's Mr. Reliable,” said Juan Diego coach Scott Platz.
Greer also has the highest GPA on the team.
Stefani Zimmerman, Lehi (Sr.)
Enjoyed a great weekend for 5A’s top-ranked team last weekend at the Payson Tournament.
The senior picked up victories in two of Lehi’s four victories by striking out 14 at the round robin tournament in addition to batting .538 in the four games with a pair of doubles.
For the season, Zimmerman is 6-3 on the mound with four doubles and six home runs.
Dustin Mathews, Viewmont (Sr.)
Helped lead Viewmont to a first-place finish at the Grizzly Invitational in Logan over the weekend.
He won the discus with a throw of 146’02 and then won the shot put with a toss of 52’05. His mark in the shot put ranks as the third best in Utah this year while his discus throw ranks sixth.
“Dustin is a quiet humble athlete that leads by example. He is a team captain and his work ethic draws the attention of his teammates. Over the past year he has spent countless hours in the weight room and in the throwing sectors honing his technique. He gives credit to his fellow senior leaders for helping build the success of the Viewmont program,” said Viewmont coach Dave Chowen.
Viewmont easily won the team title with 142 points followed by Preston, Idaho with a distant 75 points.
Mathews was a standout football player as well last fall for Viewmont and led the state in tackles.
Lauren Rawlinson, Sky View (Sr.)
Had an outstanding performance at the Grizzly Invitational in Logan last week both individually and in a pair of relays.
She won the 200 meters with a time of 25.25 and then the 400 meters with a time of 55.54. Her 400-meter performance is the second best in Utah this season and her time int he 200 ranks sixth overall.
Rawlinson also ran the anchor leg in Sky View’s 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams which both finished second.
"Lauren Rawlinson is a quiet workhorse. She leads our team in a powerful way but not with a lot of words. She does it through epic hard work, kindness, and humility. And the team responds - we are all better athletes and better people because of her example,” said coach Jody Porter.
Zach Ipsen, Olympus (Jr.)
Part of Olympus’ first doubles tennis team, this junior has overcome more than his fair share of adversity during his athletic career.
“What makes him unique and exceptional from other tennis players is that he was born with bilateral club feet. For him to play and run the court as he does after multiple surgeries and not having calf muscles while playing in a good amount of pain is quite remarkable,” said Olympus coach Mike Epperson.
Ipsen’s doubles team has nine victories this season while also dropping a few along the way.
“He loves the sport of tennis so much that he deals with the pain each and every day. Each night he has to ice his feet to get the swelling down to play the next day. He's a remarkable kid and excellent tennis player that will compete well in the state tournament this year.”
Jenna Huckaby, Syracuse (Sr.)
This senior is helping Syracuse’s girls tennis team venture into some unchartered territory.
She’s consistently placed in the top five at Region 2 meets this year and has led the Titans to second- and third-place finishes.
“She continues to lead the golf team to its best start at Syracuse in seven years,” said Syracuse coach Tony Wilson. “She also has ran track and played various other sports for the school.”
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