The Lehi Pioneers almost gave the East Leopards more than they could handle in the first round of the 4A state tournament on Tuesday.
Young, but ready to rumble, the Whitehorse Raiders want to rebound from their one-win season last year to contend in each region game this season and hopefully make the state playoffs.
After staying steady as one of the top teams in 2A for over a decade, the San Juan Broncos won it all for the third time in the last 10 years last season.
After starting this past decade in shambles, winning just one game between 2000-2002, and never more than three in a season, the Grand Red Devils climbed to the top of the heap in 2005, edging San Juan for the state championship.
The Granger Lancers pulled off the upset of the 5A state soccer tournament, upending top-ranked Alta 4-3 in a shootout on Friday after the game ended deadlocked at 1-1.
Roy’s Macauley Flint demonstrated why she’s one of the state’s best pitchers Thursday, leading her Royals over the visiting Brighton Bengals 3-0 in the second round of the 5A state tournament.
Mitch Watrous belted a two-out RBI double to deep center to lead the Riverton Silverwolves to a tough 3-2 extra innings win over the visiting American Fork Cavemen in the first-round of the 5A state tournament on Wednesday.
A resilient Grand Red Devils soccer squad stayed undefeated to advance to the boys’ 2A state championship for the second straight year with a 2-1 win over the St. Joseph Jayhawks on Friday.
The Wasatch Wasps netted a goal in each half to defeat a tough Ben Lomond Scots team 2-0 in a hard-fought, aggressive 3A semifinal on Friday.
The Westminster Griffins ran roughshod over the defending NAIA national champion Rocky Mountain Battlin’ Bears on Friday night, blowing open a close game late in the first half and battling through the second for an 80-68 victory.
The defending 5A state champion West Jordan Jaguars avoided a minor upset when Pleasant Grove star Sefa Tanoai’s three-point bomb rimmed out at the buzzer, allowing the Jaguars to emerge unscathed with a 52-50 win in the second round of the 5A state tournament on Tuesday.
Top-ranked Wasatch overcame a resilient Hurricane squad with clutch free throws in a 61-54 semifinal victory at the 3A state tournament on Friday at Utah Valley University.
Third-ranked Union upended top-ranked Emery 51-46 in a mammoth quarterfinal showdown at the 3A state tournament Thursday. The Cougars held the Spartans to over 14 points under their season average to get the win.
With a steady offensive output and a stifling variety of defenses, the Canyon View Falcons easily handled the Juan Diego Soaring Eagle 56-33 on Thursday at Utah Valley University to advance to the 3A semifinals.
A well-prepared and very balanced Roy team jumped all over the Kearns Cougars from the outset, taking a 15-point lead after the first quarter en route to a 53-37 win in the first round of the 5A state tournament Saturday.
With the top two offenses on display, the 2A state championship game could have been a barnburner.
Sophomore Kaitlyn Flynn scored the first goal and the last goal of the match to lead the Juan Diego Soaring Eagle over the Canyon View Falcons 4-0 in the 3A quarterfinals. The win advances Juan Diego to the semifinals for the fourth straight year.
Reigning champion Desert Hills rumbled through the first two rounds at the 3A girls state tennis tournament Friday, standing alone atop the standings as the only team to get all five positions through to the semifinals.
While many coaching staffs in Utah prep tennis are deep and diverse, with assistants ranging in age from 19-83, Highland High’s staff is perhaps a little more varied than most.
With four state champions out of the five events, the Timpview T-Birds absolutely dominated the competition to take their sixth straight title and eighth in the last 10 years at the 4A state tennis tournament at Liberty Park on Saturday.
It didn’t feel like the first two rounds of the 4A state tennis tournament Friday at Liberty Park. There were few easy matchups and several matches were even finals-worthy, including a showdown between the defending No. 1 singles champion, Highland’s Devin Lane, and rival Matt Cowley from Woods Cross. The two sophomores know each other’s games well, and Cowley upset Lane in a tournament last year.
Defending champion Taylorsville’s offensive firepower was more than Pleasant Grove could handle Thursday, allowing the Warriors to grab the 6-3 win and advance with no losses to the third round of the 5A state tournament.
With everything up in the air at the top of both divisions, there should be two thrilling state tennis tournaments at the 3A and 4A levels this weekend.
After a rough first-round win over Weber on Tuesday, the Riverton Silverwolves turned things around on Wednesday and showed why they’re still the team to beat in the 5A State tournament, dominating the Layton Lancers from the start to take a commanding 9-0 win.
The Royals dominated defensively to take down the Payson Lions 3-0 Tuesday and advance to the second round of the 4A state tournament.
The Brighton Bengals cruised through the singles rounds en route to taking their third straight 5A state tennis championship Saturday at Liberty Park.
Despite frequent threats of rain early on, and two short delays punctuating the proceedings, things went much as expected in the early rounds of the 5A state tennis tournament at Liberty Park on Friday.
In both the 5A and the 1A/2A state tennis tournaments this year, the doubles matches could be the difference in determining which team wins the state championship.
It was the tale of two halves Saturday, as first-year team Manti controlled most of the second half, while St. Joseph absolutely dominated the first to grab the 3-1 win and advance to the 2A