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The high school sports yearbook: Who won state titles this year, and how they did it

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Lehi players and fans celebrate after beating Farmington in the 2021 5A boys basketball championship.

Lehi players and fans celebrate after beating Farmington in the 5A boys basketball championship at Salt Lake Community College in Taylorsville on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

When the 2020-21 Utah high school athletic season started, there were plenty of questions surrounding how play would occur amid the pandemic that was still fresh on everyone’s minds.

By the end of the year, though, athletes and coaches throughout the state found ways to keep their seasons going as more than 100 championships were handed out.

Here’s a look back at how those championships were won:

Class 6A

  • Boys golf: Lone Peak holds off late Davis charge to capture another 6A golf title.
  • Girls tennis: Skyridge dethrones Lone Peak as 6A champ.
  • Cross-country: Lone Peak repeats 6A girls title while Skyridge boys edge out American Fork.
  • Girls soccer: Davis gets redemption against American Fork, claims 6A title on Annie Haycock’s OT goal.
  • Volleyball: Lone Peak back on top of 6A after slipping past gritty Copper Hills in title game.
  • Football: Corner Canyon caps record-breaking 2020 season with 6A state title in dominant win over Lone Peak.
  • Boys swimming: A year full of firsts concludes with American Fork winning its first 6A state title.
  • Girls swimming: Youthful and grateful Lone Peak squad takes home 6A state title.
  • Boys wrestling: Pleasant Grove rolls to another state title, its 10th in past 11 years.
  • Girls wrestling: Westlake caps inaugural year of 6A girls wrestling with state title.
  • Drill team: Bingham repeats as 6A state champs.
  • Girls basketball: Fremont caps off undefeated season with a 6A state championship win.
  • Boys basketball: 6A’s seventh-seeded Darts end Davis’ 19-year title drought.
  • Girls golf: Davis rallies late — as in the last 4 holes — to win the 6A state title.
  • Boys tennis: Why Lone Peak’s sixth straight 6A state tennis title ‘has been a great ride.’
  • Track: Lone Peak girls, Corner Canyon boys capture 6A state championships in repeats.
  • Boys lacrosse: ‘Ferraris’ of Corner Canyon take home Division A championship.
  • Boys soccer: Historic Weber squad caps off undefeated season with dramatic win in 6A championship.
  • Softball: Strong pitching from Kaysen Korth lifts Riverton to 6A title.
  • Baseball: American Fork puts punctuation mark on dominant 2021 season by winning 6A state championship.

Class 5A

  • Boys golf: Skyline, Shelley shatter records as Eagles win another 5A prep golf title.
  • Girls tennis: Timpview dominates to claim third straight 5A state title.
  • Cross-country: Springville overwhelmed the competition in 5A girls competition while Farmington edged on Timpanogos on the boys side.
  • Girls soccer: Emma Neff’s golden goal helps Olympus halt 24-year title drought with OT win over Bonneville.
  • Volleyball: Timpview edges rival Mountain View in five sets in 5A title game thriller.
  • Football: Orem shuts down rival Timpview in 5A championship to clinch a 4-peat.
  • Boys swimming: Olympus flexes muscles in convincing repeat 5A state championship.
  • Girls swimming: Olympus dominates 5A state meet, wins first state title in school history.
  • Drill team: Farmington captures second straight 5A state championship.
  • Boys wrestling: Depth powers Payson to 5A state championship; Box Elder goes 5 for 5 in finals.
  • Girls wrestling: Maple Mountain wins state championship in combined classification tournament.
  • Girls basketball: Springville’s Lauryn Deede puts bow on the COVID-19 season with a buzzer beater to clinch 5A title.
  • Boys basketball: Lehi never stopped believing, capped Quincy Lewis’ first year as head coach with unlikely 5A title.
  • Girls golf: Timpview runs away with repeat 5A title, with Sunbin Seo claiming medalist honors with 4 birdies down the stretch.
  • Boys tennis: Skyline ‘did what we came to do,’ wins 5A state title by holding off region rival Brighton.
  • Track: Orem’s boys dominate to claim 5A title, while Timpanogos girls capture first state title in school history.
  • Girls lacrosse: Park City caps dominant playoff run with Division A championship.
  • Boys soccer: Wasatch Wasps fulfill their fifth grade dream with 5A state title win.
  • Softball: Spanish Fork blasts its way to 5A state championship.
  • Baseball: Spanish Fork captures 5A title in back-and-forth championship series.

Class 4A

  • Boys golf: Crimson Cliffs dominates en route to another 4A title, senior Luke Schone claims medalist honors.
  • Girls tennis: Crimson Cliffs edges region foe Desert Hills to claim 4A state title.
  • Cross-country: Hurricane’s Caila Odekirk and Josh Armstrong sweep 4A titles as Region 9 teams dominate state meet.
  • Girls soccer: Adeline Fiefia’s late winner lifts poised Ridgeline to 4A state championship.
  • Volleyball: Top seed Sky View wins final three games to upend Snow Canyon for 4A championship.
  • Football: Sky View repeats as 4A champion with wild victory over Pine View.
  • Boys swimming: Snow Canyon blows past 4A field to win first state title in school history.
  • Girls swimming: Superior depth elevates Sky View to 4A state championship.
  • Drill team: Dixie crowned 4A state champion.
  • Boys wrestling: Uintah breaks 22-year drought with 4A state championship.
  • Girls wrestling: Mountain Crest delivers dominant performance at girls 4A state tournament.
  • Girls basketball: Balanced Sky View holds off Logan late, captures first 4A title since 2015.
  • Boys basketball: Cedar City ends 25-year state title drought, beats Desert Hills in 4A championship.
  • Girls golf: Dixie’s Annabelle Millard shoots career-low 65 to win 4A medalist, Pine View claims first-ever title.
  • Boys tennis: Crimson Cliffs captures school’s first state championship by holding off Logan for 4A title.
  • Track: Snow Canyon girls win first 4A state title in school history, Desert Hills boys runs title streak to eight straight.
  • Boys soccer: 11th-seeded Ridgeline gets yet another upset to claim the 4A state title.
  • Softball: Bear River defeats Tooele twice Saturday to take 4A state championship.
  • Baseball: Snow Canyon’s bats reheat to defeat Mountain Crest for 4A state title.

Class 3A