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Two sign with colleges

Two Timpanogos basketball players signed to play basketball for two different junior colleges.

Amy Weitzeil, a forward, will play for coach Cindy Lindsay at Snow College.

"Amy has been such a huge part of Timpanogos basketball for the past four years," said T-wolves coach Liz Darger. "She is consistent with her tireless effort, and her production on the court. She is also an all-star teammate, always encouraging others, and happy for their success. She is a great student, and a wonderful example. Amy has left her mark on Timpanogos Basketball and has helped to set high standards for all future Timpanogos post players."

Point guard Morgan Freestone will play for coach Ken Swartz at Western Wyoming Community College next year.

"Morgan is the kind of player that will do whatever it takes in each game to help her team win," said Darger. "If she needed to get the ball to our shooters, she did. If she needed to get it inside, she did. When we needed her to rebound, she did.If we needed her to be an offensive threat, she was (she was our leading scorer in our first win over Lone Peak, and in our upset of American Fork with 17 points). Morgan is not flashy, she just gets the job done. She is an incredible example of what hard work and a positive attitude can accomplish. She has left a great legacy at Timpanogos High School through basketball, volleyball, track, the classroom (Academic All-Stater) and as a member of Student Council."

Two boys hoops players sign

Pine View's Jordan Rex has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Snow College. Rex, at 6-foot-9, is a tough, physical player. He averaged 12 points, 10 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game during his senior season at Pine View. He was an All-Region 9 player, and named the league's most improved player.

Kearns High's Jay Peters has signed to play at Northwest College in Wyoming. He averaged 17.8 points per game during his senior season. He was a 5A honorable mention pick.

Wilcox a wanted college swingman

The scholarship offers for Pleasant Grove swingman C.J. Wilcox continue to roll in. He has offers from Utah, BYU, Utah State, Washington, San Diego, Miami, Florida State, Iowa State, UNLV, Cal-Berkley, Nebraska and Pennsylvania.

Ten on the rise

Boys Track: Davis 4x100 relay

The Darts have had great success in the 400 meter relay in recent weeks. They broke their school record after winning in 43.01 seconds at the Davis Invitational and set a meet record at the BYU Invitational with a finishing time of 42.12.

Boys Track: Luke Puskedra

Just when you think the Judge senior couldn't get more dominant, he leaves the BYU Invitational as the first prep runner in Utah to break the 9 minute barrier in the 3200 meters. Puskedra won the event at BYU with an astounding time of 8:56.71

Baseball: South Sevier

The Rams entered the state tournament with just a 7-13 record. That doesn't matter now. South Sevier advanced to the 2A winners bracket semifinals by beating ALA and Parowan last Saturday. The team now has its sights set on upsetting Gunnison today.

Softball: Olympus

The Titans handed Murray a rare Region 6 loss on Tuesday. Carly Duckworth threw a complete game with eight strikeouts, and Kelsie Webster went 2-for-3 with a double. The win gave Olympus a 10-2 record in Region 6, tying them with Cyprus for second place.

Soccer: South Summit

Never mind which teams the Wildcats beat last week. The bottom line is that South Summit advanced to the 2A semifinals, and hopes to upset St. Joseph on Friday. The Wildcats lost their last 11 games of the regular season, but defeated Mount Vernon and Wasatch Academy in the first two rounds of the state tournament.

Softball: Pleasant Grove

The Vikings have put a firm hold on the third spot in Region 4 by winning their past five league games. Included in that streak was an upset of the top-ranked Spanish Fork Dons and a victory over second-place Lehi.

Baseball: Payson Lions

Many were counting the Lions out of playoff contention when they lost four of their first six Region 7 games. But they came back to win four of their final five league games to force a play-in game with Provo.

Softball: American Fork

The Cavemen can reach the playoffs with a win today over Timpanogos, and they're guaranteed at least a play-in game. They're in that position by sweeping Lone Peak on the season and by knocking off the Timberwolves earlier in the season.

Tennis: Loong brothers

After breezing through the Region 4 tournament last week, Lone Peak singles players Spencer Loong and Tyler Loong begin the state tournament without a loss this season. In region matches, the brothers lost only one game each.

Soccer: Springville

The Red Devils won their first Region 7 championship by taking care of business in the final half of the league schedule. With Tuesday's title-clinching win over Mountain View, Springville has now won six straight.