Jessica Rose, Bear River (Sr.)
Bear River’s top golfer recorded 84 Stableford points in finishing in a first-place tie at the Region 11 championships at Schneiter’s Bluff Golf Course last week.
Overall, Rose finished second in the final Region 11 standings.
“She leads by example on and off the golf course. Setting the bar high by staying after practice almost daily and getting in that extra time hitting balls, chipping and putting has really paid off,” said Bear River coach Jim Thomas.
“Jessica is also a great volleyball player and she does so well academically. She's part of the student council and is just one of those types of people that everyone likes. Her personality and attitude are contagious.”
Trever Elders, East (Jr.)
This junior keeper was instrumental down the stretch in leading East to the Region 5 title.
He earned a clean sheet in goal in four of East’s last five games, including shutting out Ogden in a 1-0 victory last Friday which clinched the outright title for the Leopards.
“He has nine shutouts this year including in our game against Ogden for the region championship last week. He came up with a huge save in a 1v1 situation to keep the score level,” said East coach Rudy Schenk.
Jaden Mayne, Gunnison (Sr.)
Was instrumental on the mound and at the plate in leading Gunnison to the 2A state championship last weekend at Kearns High School.
On Thursday he pitched a gem, striking out 14 to lead Gunnison to a 3-1 win over Beaver.
“Jaden threw a fantastic game. That’s kind of where he’s been all year, just giving up a run or no runs all year long,” said coach Jared Anderson.
In Friday’s win over Grand, Mayne was the star at the plate as he went 3 for 4, including a bases-clearing triple during a four-run third inning for the Bulldogs.
In the championship game, he went 1 for 4 at the plate and came on to catch the last four outs as Gage Mogle earned the shutout.
Brianna St. Clair, Desert Hills (Jr.)
Desert Hills rode the strong arm of Brianna St. Clair into the second round of the 3A state tournament.
St. Clair struck out 13 batters to lead Desert Hills to a 9-2 victory over Canyon View.
“Brianna is a great competitor and a team leader,” said Desert Hills coach KaCee McArthur.
St. Clair is 24-3 this season for Desert Hills with a 1.28 ERA and 312 strikeouts. In an eight-inning game against Lincoln County earlier this season she recorded an impressive 20 strikeouts.
At the plate, she’s batted .477 this season with 11 doubles and 14 RBI.
Aaron Clark, Juab (Sr.)
At the Region 12 track meet at Canyon View High School last week, senior Aaron Clark swept the javelin and discus as the Wasps finished in third place.
Clark’s javelin throw of 183’01.00 ranks as the best throw in Utah this season, just a couple inches ahead of Panguitch’s Trey Barney.
Clark was the runner-up in the javelin in 3A last year to teammate Jaxon Allred, but at this year’s state meet this weekend at BYU Clark is the favorite.
Jordan Brandt, Brighton (Sr.)
The Brighton senior swept the 100 and 300 hurdles at the Region 3 championships last week to lead the Bengals to a third-place finish.
Brandt won the 100 hurdles with a time of 14.95 and the 300 hurdles with a time of 46.10
Brandt owns the best time in all of Utah in the 100 hurdles, as she ran a 14.42 at the Davis Invitational back on April 29. At that same meet she ran a 45.24, which ranks eighth in Utah this season.
Leif Thulin, Rowland Hall (Jr.)
During the regular season, Rowland Hall junior Leif Thulin split his two matches with Waterford freshman Shilp Shah.
In the decisive third showdown at the 2A state championships last Saturday at Liberty Park, Thulin dominated throughout, winning the first singles final 6-1, 6-1.
“I’m pretty happy, it was good to come in and get the win over a tough opponent,” Thulin said.