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Jay Drew and Lya Wodraska
Jay Drew and Lya Wodraska cover high school and college recruiting for the Salt Lake Tribune. If you have recruiting news, e-mail
Updated on Feb 11, 2014 07:31PM
All five starters on BYU’s basketball team right now played high school basketball within a 10-mile radius of the BYU campus in Provo. There’s probably not another team in major college basketball tha...

Updated on Aug 3, 2013 10:53AM
Orem High wing Jordan Darger, 6-foot-5, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Western Nebraska Community College.
Darger helped the Golden Tigers win the 4A state championship as a...

Updated on Jun 13, 2013 07:38PM
Natalie Mecham, a 5-foot-10 wing player who just graduated from Davis High in Kaysville, has committed to play basketball for Idaho State University.
Mecham averaged 12.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2....

Updated on Jun 6, 2013 10:23AM
Salt Lake Community College's women's basketball team is still adding some firepower to its 2013-14 roster.
SLCC on Wednesday announced the signing of...

Updated on May 30, 2013 04:56PM
Yes, the team really does feature a player by the name of Stockton Shorts.
And yes, the team is really good.
The boys basketball club team known as X Factor U-14 Black won another national t...

Updated on May 5, 2013 08:32PM

South Sevier basketball star Austin Clark has signed to play for Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff, Neb., coach Russell Beck announced Friday.
Clark is a 6-foot-4 forward who b...

Updated on May 5, 2013 06:09PM

Salt Lake Community College women's basketball coach Betsy Specketer has announced the signing of American Fork High star Cassidy Fraughton.
Fraughton, a 5-9 guard/forward, averaged 10.8 po...

Updated on May 2, 2013 11:27AM

Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff, Neb., continues to stock its roster with former Utah high school basketball stars.
WNCC coach Russ Beck announced recently the signings of tw...

Updated on Apr 30, 2013 01:19PM

The X Factor 14-under Black club basketball team won the Las Vegas Grand Opening tournament division championship last weekend (Platinum Division).
It is the second high-level championship fo...

Updated on Apr 24, 2013 03:03PM
It appears that BYU's softball team will be loaded with pitching talent for a long time to come.
Earlier this week, senior Hannah Howell earned Pacific Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week honors...

Updated on Apr 22, 2013 09:50AM

Western Nebraska Community College continues to turn to Utah to stock its roster with talented high school basketball stars.
The junior college in Scottsbluff, Neb., announced last week that ...

Updated on Apr 19, 2013 04:20PM

Four members of Snow College's volleyball team signed National Letters of Intent to play at four...

Updated on Apr 18, 2013 03:03PM
A lot of women's college golf coaches take excellent athletes from other sports, then teach them how to play golf. With four major women's college golf programs in Utah and not enough high school star...

Updated on Apr 10, 2013 10:54AM
Hillcrest High guard Whitney Nemelka has signed to play basketball for the Salt Lake Community College women's basketball team.
Nemelka, 5-foot-7, was a 4A all-state first team selection in 2013 ...

Updated on Apr 8, 2013 03:16PM
The Utah Prospects, a club basketball under-17 team, lost in the championship game of the Platinum Bracket at the Big Foot Hoops Las Vegas Easter Showdown last week.
The Prospects defeated Southe...

Updated on Mar 29, 2013 01:17PM

Former Timpanogos High basketball star Tanner LeBaron is on a church mission in New York City (South) right now, but when he returns he will be heading to Nebraska.
LeBaron, a 6-foot-1 combo ...

Updated on Feb 14, 2013 10:25AM
Two players from Utah, two from California, and one from Colorado have signed to play women's soccer for the University of Utah.
The Utahns are Hannah Hyde, a defender from Lone Peak High in High...

Updated on Feb 9, 2013 12:32PM
After making a run to the N...

Updated on Jan 7, 2013 12:54PM
Former Syracuse High star Mylee Davis has signed to play softball for BYU, the Cougars announced Monday.
Davis is transferring from Salt Lake Community College and will play for the Cougars this ...

Updated on Dec 9, 2012 10:26PM

To say Lone Peak High soccer star Hannah Hyde has BYU blue in her bloodlines would be an understatement. Hyde's father, Nathan, was an all-conference baseball player at BYU. Her mother is on the b...

Updated on Dec 7, 2012 10:38AM
Former Bingham High volleyball all-stater Danika Youngblood -- an outside hitter at Western Nebraska Community College -- has been named a first-team All-American by the National Junior College Athlet...

Updated on Oct 15, 2012 01:36PM
BYU women's basketball coach Jeff Judkins has received a commitment from Amy Harris, a 5-foot-9 guard at Snow Canyon High School in the St. George area.
Harris committed on Sunday after making he...

Updated on Sep 3, 2012 02:54PM
South Sevier senior Austin Clark, a 6-foot-4 swing man, has committed to play basketball at Central Wyoming College next year. Clark will sign wit...

Updated on Sep 2, 2012 11:54AM

The Salt Lake Metro club basketball program has announced it will send 44 players -- 23 girls and 21 boys -- to college basketball programs in 2012-13.
The players will attend schools in ...

Updated on Aug 15, 2012 07:56PM
Former Layton Christian High basketball star Will Beard isn't done playing basketball, even if he had to take last year off due to torn ligaments in his ankle.
Beard, who graduated from LCA in 20...

Updated on Jul 3, 2012 09:52AM
Four Utah high school girls basketball players -- two seniors and two juniors -- have been selected to participate in the prestigious adidas All-American Camp in Louisville, Kent., on July 12.

Updated on Jul 2, 2012 11:06AM

The Utah-based X-Factor Under 13 boys basketball team won the 14-and-under division at the third annual Big Mountain Jam tournament last week.
The team is ranked No. 8 in the West in its age ...

Updated on Jun 26, 2012 11:48AM

Seven rising juniors from the Utah-based Sparta United girls soccer club have already made their college commitments, with five bound for BYU, one headed to Utah and one headed to Utah Valley.

Updated on Jun 21, 2012 08:40PM
Football is not the only program at BYU getting a lot of early commitments right now.
The women's soccer program got a pledge recently from Carla Swensen, a rising junior at Bingham High.

Updated on Jun 20, 2012 12:01PM

Bingham defensive standout Durrant Miles committed to Boise State late Tuesday, passing onffers from Utah State and Hawaii and skipping a visit to Utah.

The linebacker and defensive end, who...

Updated on Jun 18, 2012 07:30PM

Like clockwork, South Jordan's Bingham High consistently produces Division I football players.
Looks like this year is going to be more of the same.
The latest Miner star to see hi...

Updated on May 31, 2012 09:16AM

A local star will be helping Loyola Marymount when the Lions take on BYU in West Coast Conference basketball action this upcoming season.
Former Davis High guard Chase Flint has signed t...

Updated on Apr 30, 2012 11:50AM
The Davis County-based Utah Hoops Under-16 team won the inaugural Best Buy Mile High Classic near Denver over the weekend, beating nationally ranked Minnesota Pump-N-Run 60-58 in the championship game...

Updated on Apr 29, 2012 08:20PM

The Thurl Bailey XFactor boys basktetball club teams were also highly successful last week in tournament in Las Vegas and California.
XFactor's 15-under, 16-under and 17-under boys teams went...

Updated on Apr 27, 2012 09:18AM

Here's a report from Utah Pump-N-Run on how its teams fared at the Double Pump Hoop Fest last weekend:
The program's teams went 18-8 overall in the first weekend of the spring AAU s...

Updated on Apr 24, 2012 09:52AM
A Davis County-based team of under-16 boys basketball players made it to the championship game of the Las Vegas Pangos Spring Spectacular last weekend before falling to the No. 9-ranked AAU team in th...

Updated on Apr 19, 2012 11:58AM

The spring signing period for basketball -- men's and women's -- is a week old, but Southern Utah and Utah Valley University recently announced signings to their respective women's basketball pr...

Updated on Apr 16, 2012 10:52AM

Former Pine View High basketball star Louis Garrett has signed to play basketball for San Jose State.
A 6-foot-6 forward, Garrett played for Salt Lake Community College last season, averagin...

Updated on Apr 12, 2012 07:14PM

Jacob Gondrezick, a guard at Judge Memorial Catholic HIgh School in Salt Lake City, has signed with Fort Lewis College of Durango, Colo.
The 6-foot senior was a two-year starter for Judge and...

Updated on Apr 11, 2012 11:32AM

Wasatch High's Matt Pelo, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard, has signed a letter of intent to play junior college basketball at Snow College.
Pelo was a first-team all-state pick by The Salt Lake Tri...

Updated on Apr 6, 2012 01:54PM

Bingham High continues to pump out loads of Division I football prospects.
The latest Bingham football star to receive D-I interest is sophomore tight end Dalton Schultz.
Bingham coach D...

Updated on Apr 11, 2012 05:19PM

Nick Robinson didn't waste any time before he began recruiting local players.

The Southern Utah basketball coach, announced six days ago as the successor to Roger Reid, extended a scholarshi...

Updated on Apr 2, 2012 11:42AM
A Davis County-based team of high school basketball players known as Utah Hoops won the varsity division of the Idaho Prep Tournament in Boise, Idaho, this past weekend.
The players are all sopho...

Updated on Mar 23, 2012 01:50PM

UCLA extended scholarship offers this week to three Cottonwood players, Colts coach Josh Lyman said, including quarterback Cooper Bateman, who is emerging as one of the top 2013 recruits in the Wes...

Updated on Mar 20, 2012 12:58PM
Payson High sharpshooter Tanner Newbold has committed to play basketball for Central Wyoming Community College in Riverton, Wyo.
Tanner Newbold is the younger brother of former Utah State star Ty...

Updated on Mar 9, 2012 12:04PM

While they await their NCAA Tournament destination, BYU's West Coast Conference champion women's basketball team has added a valuable piece to its future.
Jessica Chatman, a 6-foot wing from ...

Updated on Mar 1, 2012 05:10PM
Siale Havili Fakailoatonga, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound tight end out of Cottonwood H.S., has committed to the Utes for their 2013 class. He was also offered by BYU but chose the Utes because he felt at hom...

Updated on Feb 28, 2012 05:02PM
Former Olympus High star Nicholas Paulos is playing his college basketball a long way from home, but he's flourishing as a freshman at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
Paulos helped U...

Updated on Feb 27, 2012 11:38AM
Cale Strong, a senior at Wasatch High in Heber City, has signed a letter of intent to run track at Stanford.
Strong won the 3A state 110 meter high hurdles and the 300 IM hurdles last year as a j...

Updated on Feb 23, 2012 02:16PM

Cooper Bateman's mark as the state's most coveted recruit in the class of 2013 just earned more support.

Three more schools, including defending national champion Alabama, offered the junior...

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