In 2017, Deseret News photojournalists captured the emotion and drama as the sports year unfolded in the state of Utah.
They were on hand for NCAA tournament games played in Salt Lake City. They were there as dozens of high school championships were awarded. They followed the ups and downs of professional and college sports in Utah — the Jazz, Utes, Cougars, Aggies, Real Salt Lake and more.
Scroll down or click through the gallery to see the best of the best from 2017.