Haller provides spark in Lindsey’s absence

What if, what if, what if? What if Olympus didn’t have the bye in the final Region 7 basketball rotation? Then Olympus coach Matt Barnes probably wouldn’t have had his team run one more possession at the end of practice last Friday for fear it as rusty. And then — most importantly — Jake Lindsey would’ve never broken his hand diving for a loose ball. For a team … Continue reading»

Springville uses multiple weapons

SALT LAKE CITY — Springville lacks curb appeal. The Red Devils aren’t exactly the type of program fans allocate time in advance to watch play. Why? Because there isn’t that “superstar” athlete on the roster, and the style of play, well, at times is like watching an iceberg float. However, make no mistake, the Red Devils are effective within the system, and truly might be the undertaker for … Continue reading»

By Sarah Thomas The Roy boys basketball team had a noticeable hole on the bench and on the court in its opening round victory over Skyline, 62-60, at the Huntsman Center on Monday morning. Brekkott Chapman was sidelined after violating team rules. Nothing more was said about the incident that caused the suspension for Monday’s game and it was not announced to the team until right before  boarding … Continue reading»

Trimmed-down Harward comes up big for Orem

Richard Harward looked down at the scale, and immediately knew he was in trouble. The scale read 270 pounds, and the Orem senior knew that was way too high. Orem coach Golden Holt was right there to witness the large number pop up on the scale back in mid-January, and he immediately devised a plan to get Harward back in basketball shape. Both parties knew Harward needed to … Continue reading»

SALT LAKE CITY — Cherish possessions and you shall be rewarded. Throughout the season Kearns showcased its athleticism and length, which rivals any program in the state. However, the ability to push the tempo has unintentionally resulted in sporadic offensive play at certain junctures — specifically during its 56-47 win over Spanish Fork in the first round of the 4A basketball tournament Monday. In the first quarter Bushmen … Continue reading»

Weber State should hire Bingham’s Dave Peck

OGDEN — Weber State announced the dismissal of football coach Jody Sears early Tuesday morning after consecutive two-win seasons. The Wildcats should look towards South Jordan for his replacement. When the position last opened, Bingham’s Dave Peck petitioned strongly for the job, and he’s likely to do the same again. Peck is the perfect fit for the program after proving he’s capable of remodeling. Before his arrival in 2000, … Continue reading»

SANDY — An already dynamic offense added another weapon to its arsenal, however, he won’t be strapping up this season. Former Timpview offensive coordinator, Chad Van Orden officially joined the Alta coaching staff, and will oversee the quarterback position while toggling co-offensive coordinator responsibilities with coach Bob Stephens this fall. The Hawks return quarterback Chipper Lucero, who threw for 3,414 yards and 37 touchdowns in 2012. Receiver Mack … Continue reading»

The top 20 blueprint wasn’t necessarily based strictly on recruiting interest, although it did play into account, but rather a collection of players that influence the outcome each Friday night in the realm of Utah high school football. I’ll publish a blog post each day unveiling the top 20 impact players in the state — in no particular order — in my unabashed opinion. All selections are entirely my … Continue reading»

The top 20 blueprint wasn’t necessarily based strictly on recruiting interest, although it did play into account, but rather a collection of players that influence the outcome each Friday night in the realm of Utah high school football. I’ll publish a blog post each day unveiling the top 20 impact players in the state — in no particular order — in my unabashed opinion. All selections are entirely my … Continue reading»

Top 20 prep football countdown: Alta’s Mack Richards

The top 20 blueprint wasn’t necessarily based strictly on recruiting interest, although it did play into account, but rather a collection of players that influence the outcome each Friday night in the realm of Utah high school football. I’ll publish a blog post each day unveiling the top 20 impact players in the state — in no particular order — in my unabashed opinion. All selections are entirely … Continue reading»