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Chris Kamrani and Tom Wharton
Chris Kamrani and Tom Wharton write about all aspects of high school sports for the Tribune. Follow Chris Kamrani on Twitter at @chriskamrani.

Updated on Oct 17, 2014 12:15AM

National organizations continue to recognize Utah high school athletes and teams.

Porter Gustin, who plays quarterback and linebacke...

Updated on Oct 14, 2014 04:07PM

Some notes about high school football:

• Prep football stat expert George Felt reports that Pine View kicker Ethan Baer tied the state record for ...

Updated on Oct 12, 2014 12:14AM

Valley’s baseball team might have lost three of four games against Wayne as well as the Region 20 baseball championship this fall.

But the Buffalo...

Updated on Oct 11, 2014 03:33PM

It will be an all-Region 20 championship game Saturday when top-seeded Wayne takes on second-seeded Valley for the Class 1A baseball championship at Dixie State University.

Updated on Oct 11, 2014 03:33PM

Defending Class 3A girls’ tennis champion Park City will take a one-point lead over Grantsville into the semifinal and final rounds of the tournament Saturday at Libert...

Updated on Oct 9, 2014 11:39PM

Olympus captured a narrow two-point lead over Sky View and defending champion Timpview Thursday in the first day of the Class 4A girls tennis championship Thursday at Liberty ...

Updated on Oct 9, 2014 11:39PM

Park City and Manti wrapped up successful defenses of their Class 3A and 2A state high school golf championships in impressive fashion Thursday at two different courses...

Updated on Oct 9, 2014 11:39PM

It may be difficult to believe but for most Utah high school football classifications, there are only three weeks left until the state tournament begins.

Updated on Oct 9, 2014 11:39PM

Park City and Manti led the first day of the Class 3A and 2A golf tournaments at St. George as they tried to defend their state titles.

But, while...

Updated on Oct 8, 2014 10:20PM

The first two rounds of the Class 5A girls tennis tournament at Liberty Park Wednesday set up some drama for Saturday’s finals.


Updated on Oct 8, 2014 10:20PM

In addition to providing almost immediate results and having officials on hand to make rulings on the somewhat complicated rules of golf, the Utah Section of the PGA names the...

Updated on Oct 8, 2014 10:20PM

MaxPreps in conjunction with two national coaching organizations honored two Utah high school athletes this week.

Enterprise’s Riley Lyman was nam...

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 11:23PM

League champions Wayne and Tabiona easily advanced to the Class 1A baseball semifinalsTuesday after first-round victories at the Spanish Fork baseball complex.

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 11:23PM

The Class 5A girls’ tennis state meet starts Wednesday, kicking off four days of deciding individual and team championships at Liberty Park.

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 04:18PM

Riverton • By any measure, Maple Mountain’s Kai Ruiz has enjoyed a fantastic high school golf career. But, after finishing third as a freshman and second the past two y...

Updated on Oct 7, 2014 04:18PM

Westlake High School principal Fred Openshaw said media reports of hazing by members of the football team that surfaced over the weekend were based on “anonymous hearsay” and ...

Updated on Oct 4, 2014 12:50AM

Defending champions Lone Peak and Timpview are expected to be in the mix Monday and Tuesday when the Class 5A and 4A boys’ state golf tournaments are contested at two d...

Updated on Oct 2, 2014 11:25PM

When Manti became the first public school Class 2A team to win the state 2A girls’ tennis championship since 1999 a year ago, the Templars did it in an unusual fashion....

Updated on Oct 5, 2014 12:23AM

In order to keep one dream alive, Christian Folau had to decide to move on from another. On Monday, the East High star linebacker, along with his family, decided it bes...

Updated on Oct 1, 2014 04:10PM

MaxPreps in conjunction with two national coaching associations have honored two Utah athletes with player of the week awards.

The American Volley...

Updated on Oct 1, 2014 04:09PM

Bingham’s 24-0 victory over second-ranked Brighton Friday night coupled with Bishop Gorman’s moving up to the top spot in most of the national polls helped the Miners g...

Updated on Oct 1, 2014 04:09PM

The Utah Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association has awarded its “Directors Cup” to Bingham, Springville, Desert Hills, Manti and Panguitch for the 2013-201...

Updated on Sep 26, 2014 11:28PM

Juan Diego 2013 graduate Dakota Cox is making quite a name for himself on the New Mexico defense.

His 18 tackles and an interception in the Lobos ...

Updated on Sep 24, 2014 10:53PM

Park City mountain bikers dominated the most recent Utah High School Cycling League races last weekend at Nordic Valley.

Racers from...

Updated on Sep 23, 2014 04:06PM

East High sophomore Jill Bennett has been named the MaxPreps/National Soccer Coaches Association of America player of the week.

In 1...

Updated on Sep 23, 2014 11:28PM

MaxPreps and the American Volleyball Coaches Association have named Judge Memorial’s Maddie Bradshaw as the Utah player of the week.

Updated on Sep 23, 2014 04:04PM

Some of the numbers that came out of last Friday’s Utah high school football games were downright offensive.

Take, for example, Span...

Updated on Sep 18, 2014 11:09PM

New facilities are always a plus for high school athletic programs. That’s why there are a lot of smiles these days at Brighton and American Fork.

Updated on Sep 17, 2014 04:15PM

As Utah high school cross country teams prepare for the October 22 state meet at Sugar House Park, most compete in invitationals held throughout the state.

Updated on Sep 17, 2014 04:15PM

While this is the heart of high school football season, some are already looking ahead to basketball.

There are two major competing ...

Updated on Sep 17, 2014 04:15PM

Some interesting statistics and notes came out of last weekend’s Utah high school football games.

• Skyline’s Aleck Russon had 23 ru...

Updated on Sep 13, 2014 11:43PM

Jordan won its fourth straight road game to start the 2014 football season by knocking off Cherry Creek, Colo., 38-14.

The high scho...

Updated on Sep 12, 2014 11:23PM

Though not sanctioned by the Utah High School Activities Association, the Utah High School Mountain Bike League is drawing competitors to its meets from all over the st...

Updated on Sep 13, 2014 11:34PM

A good Thursday night Region One showdown that sends Syracuse to Davis in the KJZZ television game sets up the first week of league play for many Utah high school football tea...

Updated on Sep 10, 2014 10:32PM

Bingham’s 23-20 overtime loss to Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas last week didn’t hurt the Miners’ image much in national high school football polls.

Updated on Sep 10, 2014 10:32PM

Morgan High volleyball player Jaiden Farr has been named the MaxPreps player of the week.

The 5-foot-9 junior outside hitter has hel...

Updated on Sep 9, 2014 10:38PM

Only a lucky few Utah high school athletes get scholarships to play at the next level.

More boys received scholarships for playing f...

Updated on Sep 9, 2014 02:17PM

Bingham lost a heartbreaking 23-20 overtime contest to Bishop Gorman -- USA Today’s top ranked football team in the nation in Las Vegas Friday night when the Miners los...

Updated on Sep 5, 2014 07:35AM

This week’s high school football schedule kicked off with two Thursday night games.

In a contest televised by KJZZ, Highland knocked off Northridg...

Updated on Sep 6, 2014 11:58PM

How many times have you attended a high school athletic event, watched fans yell at the officials and then said to yourself: “I wouldn’t do that job for all the money i...

Updated on Sep 2, 2014 05:16PM

While more Utah schools play basketball than any other sport, more boys play football and girls participate in track.

The Utah High ...

Updated on Sep 2, 2014 05:16PM

Two Utah high school football powers helped the state’s reputation this weekend by earning victories over highly-regarded southern California programs.

Updated on Aug 30, 2014 11:30PM

The current football alignment often jumbles traditional rivalries by putting cross-town rivals or schools located in close proximity into different regions or classifi...

Updated on Aug 28, 2014 11:33PM

Bingham’s football team continues to be Utah’s top representative in national and regional high school polls.

The Miners are ranked 21st in the US...

Updated on Aug 28, 2014 11:33PM

It seems weird writing about basketball when football season has just begun. But Orem High hoops coach Golden Holt has already recruited some of the nation’s top teams ...

Updated on Aug 26, 2014 06:11PM

George Felt is the guru of prep football numbers in Utah. His book Utah High School Football is full of interesting factoids.

He off...

Updated on Aug 26, 2014 06:11PM

While Stansbury’s girls’ soccer team has had mixed results so far this year, junior Michaela Didericksen is making quite a name for herself.

Updated on Aug 21, 2014 11:43PM

Rich always ranks among Utah’s top Class 1A football and basketball schools. But it’s remote location in extreme northern Utah doesn’t do it any favors.

Updated on Aug 26, 2014 06:11PM

One of the first major cross country meets of the season will take place Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Sugar House Park when the 4th annual Highland Invitational is scheduled....

Updated on Aug 20, 2014 10:48PM

This is the time of year when many preseason “watches” for top players and teams are beginning to be published.

The latest, from CBS...

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