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MountainStar Healthcare Star Athletes of Week 5

Athletes from Corner Canyon, San Juan, Northridge, Woods Cross, American Fork, Lone Peak and Riverton have great weeks

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Football

Cole Hagen, Corner Canyon (Sr.)

Enjoyed a career night in leading Corner Canyon to the 59-28 win over Alta on Friday.

He completed 28 of 38 passes for 547 yards and six touchdowns in addition to rushing for 50 yards and two more scores.

His 597 yards of total offense, six passing TDs and eight total TDs are all new school records.

“Cole has a great game, which is a byproduct of his hard work and dedication to his position and to the game of football,” said Corner Canyon coach Eric Kjar.

For the season, he’s passed for 1,226 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Girls soccer

Lauren Call, Northridge (Sr.)

Northridge has vaulted to the top of the Region 1 heap this year, and senior Lauren Call is a big reason why.

Call is tied for the team lead with six goals this season, and last week she scored both goals against Clearfield in the 2-0 win.

“Lauren has had a really good year for us,” said Northridge coach Wyatt Kennah. “Lauren works really hard and comes to practice with a good attitude and is willing to learn. Lauren is a positive influence on the team and is always laughing and smiling. Lauren’s positive attitude has a ripple effect on the team. You can see her influence on others. We are proud of Lauren and how hard she is working for the team. Her hard work is resulting in positive plays on the field.”

Volleyball

Whitnie Ivins, San Juan (Sr.)

San Juan has raced out to an undefeated start in region play thanks in large part to the contributions of senior Whitnie Ivins.

She is serving 97% this season with 34 aces, 73 kills, 230 assists and 125 digs.

“She is the all-around package and has helped lead as a co-captain to our 14-2 record,” said San Juan Kelli Keyes.

Girls cross-country

Carlee Hansen, Woods Cross (Jr.)

Ran a great race at the BYU Autumn Classic at East Bay Golf Course last Saturday.

The junior pulled away from a very strong field to finish first with a time of 18:45.1, two seconds faster than Westlake’s Emma Heslop.

“The pace wasn’t very fast, so my time wasn’t great, but it was all about running to win today,” Hansen said. “So it feels great. The competition was great today, so it feels even better.”

Hansen is the defending state champion in 5A.

Boys cross-country

Ashton Hysell, American Fork (Sr.)

For the second straight week, Ashton Hysell crossed the finish line first at a major meet as he finished first at the BYU Invitational.

Hysell stumbled over the finish line with a time of 15:47.0 to finish first at the stacked BYU meet, just .1 seconds faster than Stansbury’s Carson Belnap.

Hysell has made huge strides since last cross country season when he finished 17th at the state meet, and he’ll be one of the top contenders this year.

Girls tennis

Sydney Allen, Lone Peak (Sr.)

The lone returning doubles player from Lone Peak’s state championship team last year, Sydney Allen is having a fantastic senior season as she tries to help the Knights claim another team title.

Allen and her first doubles partner Claire Pitts are undefeated this year and will look to try and capture the Region 4 championship at Corner Canyon next week.

“Sydney is a captain this year and has a cumulative GPA of 4.0 and is on pace to receive Academic All-State. Sydney is a critical part of Lone Peak’s team this year and is a big part of what we are trying to accomplish,” said Lone Peak coach Roger Baumgartner.

Boys golf

Brant Butterfield, Riverton (Sr.)

Had another strong performance on the course last week and is tied for the Region 3 lead heading into the final few matches of the season.

Brant Butterfield shot a 74 at Glendale last Monday to finish fourth, and through eight meets, his 74.4 stroke average is tied for first with Bingham’s Garrett Bland.

“Brant is a very talented golfer,” said Riverton coach Skyler Wilson. “He drives the ball a mile and is a terrific putter. He has been at or near the top of Region 3 individual honors for two years now. Of all the things Brant does well, perhaps his best attribute is his ability to respond to adversity. He never gets too high or too low out on the course.”