Huntyr Ava, West (Sr.)
One of best power hitters in state history, senior Huntyr Ava is tearing the cover off the ball this spring. Through seven games Ava is batting .667 with four doubles, seven home runs and 20 RBIs.
Last week in a 20-9 win over Copper Hills she recorded a double and home run.
“One of our senior leaders who takes pride in every aspect of her softball game. She continues to amaze me with her determination and commitment to her teammates, her family and our student body. It'll be fun to watch her and her senior teammates complete their high school softball journey,” said West coach Keith Lopati.
Ava has signed with BYU.
Brinton Winn, Morgan (Jr.)
At the midway point of the tennis season, Morgan’s third singles player is still undefeated.
Brinton Winn is 9-0 this season with wins against Northridge, American Fork, Grand, Granger, Mountain Crest, Clearfield, Syracuse, Draper APA and Bear River.
"I think Brinton’s greatest ability on the court is patience. He is a good tennis player, but most play tennis wanting to strike now. Brinton just puts the ball back in the court and waits for his moment. He is quick and chases down any ball then just puts it back in. That has led to an undefeated season so far. He is kind and quiet off the court and listens to everything you have to say as a coach. A great teammate and we are happy to have him on the team for two more years,” said Morgan coach Gary Weitzel.
Chase Comer, Lone Peak (Jr.)
Had a monster week leading Lone Peak to a 2-1-1 record against tough competition in Las Vegas last week.
He went 5 for 10 at the plate with two home runs and five RBIs, and on the mound went 1-0 with a 1.40 ERA in 10 innings.
“Chase stepped up big-time for us in Vegas. He had an incredible week at the plate and on the mound. He came up big in two exciting games vs. highly ranked opponents. On the mound he did well keeping guys off balance and kept his composure with everything going on around him. He also had the home run that really broke the back of Doral Academy to seal the win,” said Lone Peak coach Jeremy Berg.
Florida's Doral Academy was ranked seventh nationally in MaxPreps Xcellent 25 rankings, and Comer’s home run helped fuel the 5-1 win.
On the season Comer is 2-0 with a 0.85 ERA in 16 innings.
Josh Varley, Viewmont (Sr.)
Viewmont is in the midst of a four-game winning streak and owns a 4-0-2 record this season, and a big reason why is the play of its senior keeper.
Josh Varley has only allowed one goal this season and has recorded five straight shutouts.
“Josh has waited for his opportunity to play varsity very patiently and he is making the most of it. He is doing a great job of staying engaged in the game and making some great stops when they are needed. He has played a big role in our early success this year,” said Viewmont coach Spencer Keddington.
Millie Terrion, Herriman (Fr.)
Has burst onto the scene in her first year competing in high school golf.
Through three tournaments she leads the Region 3 standings with a stroke average of 74 — six strokes ahead of second place.
Last week at a region tourney at Overlake Golf Course she shot a 77 to take medalist honors.
“As a coach, the thing I love most about Millie is her consistency. She never gets too low or too high, just focuses on the next shot. Millie is the ultimate teammate in that she enjoys others' success as much as her own. We are lucky to have her for the next four years. An absolute pleasure to coach,” said Herriman coach Jeff Price.
Eli Hazlett, Grand (Jr.)
One of the top sprinters in the state, Grand junior Eli Hazlett dominated the Temple View Qualifier at Manti High School last week as he swept the 100, 200 and 400 meters.
Hazlett’s time of 22.51 in the 200 meters ranks fifth in the entire state this season.
A couple weeks ago at Carbon High School, Hazlett posted a time of 48.72 in the 400 meters which remains the best time in Utah this spring by a half a second.
“Eli is an unselfish athlete on our team. He not only excels in his individual events but is always willing to help our relays qualify for state,” said Grand coach Dennis Wells.
Chloe Taylor, Desert Hills (Sr.)
With over a month still remaining in the high school track season, Chloe Taylor is already having a standout season for Desert Hills.Comment on this story
Last weekend the senior swept the 100 and 300 hurdles at the Desert Hills Invitational, and her time of 44.06 in the 300 hurdles is the best time in Utah all season.
Her time of 15.09 in the 100 hurdles ranks second in the state.
Taylor is the defending 4A state champ in the 300 hurdles, and she’s already equaled her best time of 44.06 from last year.
“Chloe stepped off the podium last year already hungry for repeating as the 300 hurdle champ. No one has consistently worked harder this season in the weight room or on the track, and I think her times will make this evident by the end of the season,” said Desert Hills coach Dace Goulding.