Mar 16, 2019 5:19 pm MDTIt's not just Utah. Here's why coaches and officials say bad behavior in sports is getting worse A longtime official captured parents restraining a hockey dad accused of trying to fight with a coach at a pee wee hockey game on March 2. The behavior is not an anomaly as league officials and coaches say the problem is getting worse.
Amy Donaldson covers high school sports, winter and Olympic sports, as well as outdoor and recreation. She manages the Deseret News' Reasons to Run blog, as well as writes a twice-a-month fitness column. She also writes a weekly general sports column each Monday. Donaldson was born in Utah, but graduated from Robert Service High School in Anchorage, Alaska. She graduated from Snow College and the University of Utah (Communications). She started at the Deseret News in 1991 covering night police/corrections and switched to sports in January of 2000.
Mar 15, 2019 6:44 pm MDTUtah Warriors players mourn with fellow New Zealanders It is especially difficult for New Zealanders far from home as the small, peaceful country struggles in the aftermath of a mass shooting that claimed the lives of 49 people and wounded dozens of others. Utah Warriors coaches discuss the tragedy.
Mar 9, 2019 7:44 pm MSTTwo-time Olympian Brittany Bowe captures gold, world record as Utah's Olympic Oval sees four new records set In the last World Cup of the season, Team USA's Brittany Bowe won the gold and set a world record in the 1000-meter race. The two competitors before her, both from Japan, broke the world record, and became the first two women to break the 1:12 mark.
Feb 24, 2019 9:56 pm MSTAmy Donaldson: One last love letter to high school sports Thank you for giving me a home. Sports journalism isn’t always welcoming to women. But prep athletes gave me a place where, finally, I felt comfortable. I felt like I belonged, and that I mattered to the coaches, the teams and the communities.
Feb 23, 2019 11:13 pm MSTEast claims second straight 5A girls basketball championship by finding inspiration in each other East won its second straight 5A state girls basketball title with a 72-65 win over Corner Canyon. Deserae Falatea earned All-Tournament MVP honors, while Margarita Satini scored a team-high 21 points. Jaeden Vaifanua led the Chargers with 32 points.
Feb 22, 2019 11:09 pm MST5A girls basketball semifinals: Corner Canyon fights through transportation issue, Skyridge defense to earn a spot in the championship Corner Canyon arrived for their 7:30 p.m. semifinal game late because the bus scheduled to carry them to Salt Lake Community College went to the wrong school. They ended up winning a thriller — 58-53 - against a tenacious Skyridge team.
Feb 22, 2019 8:10 pm MST6A girls basketball semifinals: Copper Hills senior's toughness, sacrifice helps her team make history in win over Lone Peak Senior Emily Larsen drew three offensive fouls against Lone Peak in helping Copper Hills to a 51-34 semifinal win Friday night. The Grizzlies will play Bingham in the 6A championship Saturday night.
Feb 21, 2019 9:17 pm MSTEast's success comes from a desire to share the burden - and glory - of success East ran away with a 73-44 quarterfinal win over Provo, holding the state's leading scorer, Lavender Briggs, to just 12 points. East was led by Lealani Falatea, who scored 21 points. East will play in Friday's semifinals.
Feb 21, 2019 8:37 pm MSTSkyridge sticks to what it does best and earns a quarterfinal win over Murray The Skyridge Falcons earned a 67-52 victory over the Murray Spartans in Thursday’s quarterfinals. The win means Skyridge will play Corner Canyon in Friday's semifinal at Salt Lake Community College.