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High school athletes of the week

TYCE PETERSON, Wayne, baseball: On a team filled with offensive stars, this junior catcher/shortstop shined the brightest during the 1A baseball tournament to help lead the Badgers to back-to-back state championships. For the tournament, Peterson went 7-for-10 with 11 RBIs and four extra-base hits. Coach Scott Ellett said Peterson's competitiveness has helped make him so solid.

"He's just the kind of player you want to go to war with," said Ellett.

In the final inning of Wayne's 11-1 win over West Ridge in the title game, Peterson fought over more than 10 pitches before lacing a three-run double to left field.

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PAIGE MILES, Juan Diego, tennis: This senior is nationally ranked and would play first singles at any other 3A school in the state. But with a teammate like 3A first singles champion Romina Nedakovic, Miles did what any good team player would do — she picked up the role her team needed and helped lead them to a 3A state title last weekend.

Miles finished 67-0 in her three years of high school competition and won the 3A second singles title on Saturday. She helped the Soaring Eagle to its third consecutive Region 8 title, as well.

She is also a member of the National Honor Society.


To nominate a prep of the week, contact Deseret Morning News prep editor James Edward at jedward@desnews.com.