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MountainStar Healthcare Star Athletes of week 17 in Utah high school sports

Boys basketball

Tyson Chow, Draper APA (Sr.)

Steady play from Tyson Chow early this season has helped the Eagles put together a 3-2 record against a schedule of primarily 3A teams.

“Tyson’s motor, athleticism, court awareness and his drive helps keep Tyson and our team competitive. He has been an anchor on our team for the past few years,” said Draper APA coach Darius Beard.

Through five games this season Chow is averaging 17.2 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.8 steals per contest.

His best game so far this season was last Tuesday as he recorded 25 points and 13 rebounds in a win over Maeser Prep.

Girls basketball

Delaney Baker, Farmington (Jr.)

Another big week from junior Delaney Baker helped Farmington stay perfect on the season, improving to 3-0.

On Tuesday she recorded 15 points and five rebounds in a 57-38 win over Olympus, and a night later she recorded 10 points and six rebounds in a 65-29 victory over Brighton.

For the season she’s averaging 17.0 points and 6.8 rebounds.

“Delaney is such a tough player inside. She is our go-to player when things get tough, not only do we rely on her points but more than that she is a good rebounder, defender and passer. She’s the nicest person in the gym but if you make her mad, you better watch out,” said Farmington coach Van Price.

Boys swimming

Tanner Harmon, Mountain View (Sr.)

This Mountain View senior turned in the best performance of his high school career last Thursday in a meet at the Orem Fitness Center.

Tanner Harmon posted a 53.53 time in the 100 butterfly, which is the top mark in the state so far this season.

Last year at the 5A state meet he posted a time of 55.07 in the same race, but last week shaved a second and a half off that time.

“Tanner is an amazing athlete to work with, always willing to do whatever I need him to. He is one of my captains and as a captain he takes on the responsibility of helping me coach,” said Mountain View coach Josse Tobiasson. “He does a great job with helping on deck. He has an excellent work ethic that shows through to his swimming. I love working with this kid.”

Girls swimming

Kylie Barber, Snow Canyon (Jr.)

One of the state’s top returning swimmers this season, Kylie Barber is rolling along early this high school season.

Already Barber owns the top 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle time in the entire state, and the second-best time in the 200 free.

“Kylie is an invaluable member of our team. Her natural talent as a swimmer has her competing at the top level in the state of Utah. However, it is her desire to compete and relentless brutality while competing that sets her apart as one of the best athletes in the sport this year. When she’s in the zone, she’s hard to beat,” said Snow Canyon coach Charlie Barnett.

Barber is the reigning individual 4A state champ in the 100 fly and 200 individual medley.

Wrestling

River Wardle, Wasatch (Sr.)

A three-time state champion, Wasatch’s River Wardle is already off to a great start this season as he eyes a four-peat next February.

Wardle posted a 10-0 record at the Wasatch Intermountain Duals this past weekend, and this Wednesday faces another great match in a dual with Maple Mountain.

“River has a deadly combination of strength and length. He can wrestle in all positions and to top it off, he is just tough. He is next level for sure,” said Wasatch coach Wade Discher.