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High school sports: Preps of the week

ANDREW ANDERSON, Cottonwood, swimming: This senior swimmer is peaking at the right time heading into this week's 5A state meet at BYU.

A co-captain for Cottonwood this season, Anderson finished first in all four events he entered at last weekend's Region 2 championships.

He finished first in the 50 free (22.27) and the 100 free (48.61), and also led the Colts to a pair of first-place finishes in the 200 medley relay and the 400 free relay.

At last year's state tournament, Anderson placed fourth in the 100 free with a time of 48.37. He also finished 10th in the 200 free, both times he'll be looking to improve on this weekend.

Anderson maintains a 3.97 GPA.

MARIAH MARTIN, Alta, girls basketball: She may only be 5-foot-6, but her athleticism and abilities allow her to play like a much taller player.

"For someone who is 5-6, it's tough to create your own shot," said Alta head basketball coach Sean Yeager. "But she has an uncanny ability to be able to get a shot off, where a lot of people at 5-6 might struggle."

Martin is just a sophomore, but the point guard does just about anything and everything the Hawks need.

"She's kind of the catalyst," Yeager said. "Everything runs through her, and she leads our team in rebounds, assists, steals and points. She plays a huge role at both ends of the floor."

Martin is an honor student who helps those around her also find success.

"She's very easy to coach," Yeager said. "She helps the other players play better because she gets them the ball where they want it."