Jeremy Dowdell, Olympus (Sr.)
The state’s leading scorer, Jeremy Dowdell is poised to break Nick Emery’s prestigious state record this week.
Last Friday, Dowdell knocked down eight 3-pointers and finished with 30 points to lead Olympus to a 75-52 win over East.
The eight threes give him 80 3-pointers on the season and 268 in his four-year career. The state record for career threes is 271 by Lone Peak’s Emery from 2009-2013, which Dowdell could break against Skyline this Tuesday.
Dowdell has made four-plus 3-pointers in 13 of 17 games this season.
Last season, Dowdell made 103 3-pointers, the second most for a single season in state history. The state record is 113 by Merit Academy’s Alessandro Guzzon during 2015-16, but Dowdell is on pace to break that record if he maintains his current pace.
“I have never seen a kid who loves to shoot as much as Jeremy. He works extremely hard on his game and spends countless hours in the gym. I have coached a lot of great shooters in my years. But Jeremy’s shot looks effortless, and I always think it is going in. When he misses. I am shocked,” said Olympus coach Matt Barnes.
Dowdell is averaging 29.6 ppg this season.
Logann Laws, Cedar (So.)
Logann Laws has been one of the catalysts behind Cedar’s 16-0 record this season.
The sophomore recorded 13 points in a 73-44 win over Dixie last week and for the season is averaging 12.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.0 steals.
“Logann is one of the most competitive and hardest working players I have coached in 22 years. Her intensity and toughness is contagious to the rest of our team. Logann enjoys seeing her teammates succeed more than achieving her own personal goals,” said Cedar coach Corry Nielsen.
Brady Lowry, Canyon View (Sr.)
A runner-up at state last year, Brady Lowry is positioning himself for a much more gratifying ending this year.
Lowry has compiled a 49-0 record this season, with all 49 wins coming by fall or technical fall. He hasn’t wrestled in the third period yet this year.
“He works hard in practice and make everyone around him a better wrestler,” said Canyon View coach Dallas Lowry. “Brady just loves to wrestle and is always having fun.”
So far this year, Lowry has been named outstanding wrestler at the Desert Storm, San Devil Classic and Enterprise Tournament.
Jaxon Jensen, Green Canyon (Sr.)
Jaxon Jensen’s versatility has been a strength for Green Canyon this season.
Heading into next week’s 4A state tournament, Jensen ranks in the top 10 in 4A for all seven individual events.
Not surprisingly, that versatility has helped him post the third-best 200 I.M. time in 4A this year at 1:59.84.
Jensen ranks fourth in the 200 free (1:46.22) and 100 breast (1:02.43), fifth in the 100 fly and 100 back, sixth in the 100 back and 50 free and then eighth in the 100 free.
"Jaxon is a great swimmer and asset to our team. Jaxon is always looking for ways to improve and better himself. Quite often he texts me about ideas he has to improve himself and swim faster. One other thing that really impresses me as a coach is that Jaxon always says thank you after every workout," said Green Canyon coach John Kane.
"Jaxon is a great example of hard work and dedication. Many of his teammates look up to him for his work ethic and dedication to the sport."
Jensen also maintains a 3.97 GPA.
Allie Hill, American Fork (So.)
This American Fork sophomore had a great showing at the Region 4 championships last week and is gearing up for a strong 6A state tournament next week.1 comment on this story
She won the 200 free (1:59.21) and 500 free (5:19.82) at the Region 4 championships, and both are the best times by a 6A swimmer this year.
“Allie's greatest strength is her will to win … she simply refuses to lose. This drives her to put in focused effort day to day, and she is fully accountable for her swimming,” said American Fork coach Kathy King. “The mix of drive, focus and accountability is a winning combination. In addition, she's a great teammate and has sparked many to do their best.”
Hill’s time earlier this season in the 200 I.M. (2:18.03) ranks second in 6A this year.