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    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Bingham RB Jahvontay Smith leaps for a TD to give Bingham a 21-3 lead during first half play. Bingham led Lone Peak 21-9 at the half, Friday, September 2, 2016. Prep football: Bingham and East featured in national rankings
    Several local football programs continue to generate national attention. After upsetting De La Salle (Calif.) on the road, East checked in at No. 1...
    Updated Sep 19 2016 09:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     With the late summer sunset making it look more like New Year’s Day in Pasadena, Bingham’s Matt Degn hands off to Jahvontay Smith during first half play. Bingham led Lone Peak 21-9 at the half, Friday, September 2, 2016. Prep football: Week 6 statewide top 25 and classification power rankings (with midseason standouts)
    Where has time gone? It seems like yesterday programs were engulfed in the middle of two-a-days, and now the regular season is officially past the ha...
    Updated Sep 19 2016 12:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Viewmont’s George Cortland manages to elude Tielu TiaTia of Hunter as the region 2 rivals battle it out in West Valley City on Thursday, Oct. 8. 2015. Prep football: Week 5 statewide top 25 and classification power rankings
    Not much has changed. That’s abundantly clear. This is now the fifth installment of the statewide top 25 rankings, and Bingham, East and Lone Peak re...
    Updated Sep 12 2016 10:33 am   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Corner Canyon’s Jason Adams (26) and Corner Canyon’s David Grostic (11) celebrate Adams’ touchdown during the game at Roy High School Friday September 2, 2016. Corner Canyon defeated Roy 36-6. Prep football: Week 4 statewide top 25 and classification power rankings
    Unlike college football, preseason games in high school don’t really mean anything. Games scheduled at the beginning of the season are used for evalu...
    Updated Sep 05 2016 11:12 am   |     |   Share
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    Prep volleyball rankings for Sept. 3
    Class 5A 1. Pleasant Grove (2-0) • Week’s lone match for Vikings is a three-set sweep of Salem Hills. 2. Brighton (2-0) • Bengals get 18 kills from D...
    Updated Sep 03 2016 04:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    Girls’ soccer rankings for Sept. 3
    Class 5A 1.Davis 7-0-0 (3-0-0) • The Darts have won each of their first three region games by an 8-0 score line. Syracuse on Tuesday before being tes...
    Updated Sep 03 2016 04:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Bingham’s Jahvontay Smith (23) runs past Herriman’s Tyson Herrera (6) and Herriman’s Jace Kener (4) for a touchdown during the game at Bingham High School Friday August 26, 2016. Bingham won the game 45-0. Prep football: Week 3 statewide top 25 and classification power rankings
    After two weeks of the high school football season, Bingham and East tightened their stranglehold on the top spots in the statewide top 25 with sta...
    Updated Aug 29 2016 11:35 am   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Bingham’s Jay Tufele  (78) sacks Mountain Crest’s Tanner Schwab (16) during the game at Bingham High School Friday November 6, 2015. Bingham star DT Jay Tufele out ‘indefinitely’ with foot injury
    South Jordan • Regarded as the top local football recruit for the Class of 2017, Bingham’s four-star defensive tackle Jay Tufele will be sidelined “in...
    Updated Aug 26 2016 11:54 am   |     |   Share
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    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Jordan QB Crew Wakley yells instructions prior to the snap during first half play. Jordan led Desert Hills 21-0 at the half, Friday, August 19, 2016. Prep football: Week 2 statewide top 25 and classification power rankings
    The first week of the season confirmed how top-heavy the local high school football landscape is this year. There are clear frontrunners in each clas...
    Updated Aug 23 2016 11:42 am   |     |   Share
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    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Jordan WR Curtis Spencer looks back to see there is no one that can stop him on this 46 yard TD catch and run to give Jordan a quick 7-0 lead. Jordan led Desert Hills 21-0 at the half, Friday, August 19, 2016. Prep football: Wild finish in Hurricane, top teams dominate, record watch, and notable performances
    Never complain about more football. After squandering a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter against Hurricane on Friday, Skyline’s first-year coa...
    Updated Aug 20 2016 02:10 pm   |     |   Share
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    Cottonwood three-star Class of 2017 WR/DB Taniela Pututau done for the year with torn ACL
    Cottonwood received a major blow to its rebuilding process after learning three-star Class of 2017 receiver Taniela Pututau suffered a completely torn...
    Updated Aug 08 2016 06:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   After Bishop Gorman’s Jaron Caldwell fumbles, Bingham’s Tongi Langi. Bishop Gorman leads at the half, 14-0. Nationally No. 7-ranked Bingham High School hosted No. 1-ranked Bishop Gorman High School from Nevada, September 4, 2015. Bingham’s Class of 2017 safety Tongi Langi — Harvey’s brother — commits to BYU
    BYU’s latest in-state commitment has a very familiar last name. Bingham’s Class of 2017 safety Tongi Langi — whose brother, Harvey, starts at li...
    Updated Aug 03 2016 03:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Corner Canyon fans stand to celebrate a Corner Canyon field goal to take a 10-7 lead during first half play. Pleasant Grove scored a late TD and took a 14-10 lead at the half over Corner Canyon in Pleasant Grove, Friday, August 20, 2015. Prep football: Statewide preseason preview schedule and links
    High school football is nearly here. Deep breath, people. Exhale. We can make it through the home stretch together. But, in the meantime, to help e...
    Updated Aug 15 2016 10:11 am   |     |   Share
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    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Pleasant Grove relief pitcher Payton Henry celebrates with team mates after the final out. Pleasant Grove defeated Bingham 6-2 to win the Utah 5A title, Thursday, May 21, 2015. Former Pleasant Grove catcher Payton Henry named first-team All-American
    Former Pleasant Grove catcher Payton Henry was named first-team All-American by MaxPreps on Thursday afternoon. Henry signed a contract for $550,00...
    Updated Jul 13 2016 05:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jordan’s Austin Kafentzis (2) looks to pass the ball during the game at Herriman High School Friday September 20, 2013. Former record-setting Jordan QB Austin Kafentzis done at Nevada
    Former record-setting Jordan quarterback Austin Kafentzis is no longer listed on the active roster at Nevada — the school he transferred to from Wisco...
    Updated Jul 01 2016 02:17 pm   |     |   Share
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    Cole Clemens Bingham OL Cole Clemens gaining recruiting momentum with recent offers from BYU and Utah
    Bingham’s <b> Cole Clemens </b> is a big dude. He’s a mountain in pads, and immediately captures the attention of spectators and oppone...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 03:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU shoots to the top of Alta LB Mata Hola’s list of preferred schools with offer
    Alta’s Class of 2017 outside linebacker <b> Mata Hola </b> received a scholarship offer from BYU on Tuesday, and he told The Tribune th...
    Updated Jun 29 2016 10:50 am   |     |   Share
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    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Layton’s Jacoby Kemp elbows Bingham’s Brandon Carlson on the way to the hoop during second half play. Bingham defeated Layton 71-42 in a 5A semi-final played at the University of Utah, Friday, March 4, 2016. Layton forward Jakoby Kemp commits to Missouri
    Layton’s Jakoby Kemp is headed to the Southeastern Conference after he announced his pledge to the University of Missouri on Tuesday. <blockq...
    Updated Jun 28 2016 06:40 pm   |     |   Share
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    |  Courtesy Tayler Katoa  Layton’s Tayler Katoa. Three-star Class of 2017 Layton ATH Tayler Katoa talks recruiting
    Frequently in recruiting, college programs inform players of intentions to switch their positions at the next level. Many athletes are receptive to th...
    Updated Jun 28 2016 02:49 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Bingham kicks off the ball to Bonneville during the game at Bingham High School Saturday August 24, 2013. Bingham is winning the game 14-7 at halftime. UHSAA considering implementing more stringent transfer policy
    The Utah High School Activities Association is contemplating tweaking its athletic transfer policy after the Executive Committee discussed two proposa...
    Updated Jun 14 2016 08:27 am   |     |   Share
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    Cottonwood hires Corner Canyon assistant Lance Gummersall as boys’ hoops coach
    Cottonwood has appointed Lance Gummersall as its next boys’ basketball coach, The Tribune confirmed on Thursday morning. Gummersall spent six years...
    Updated Jun 09 2016 09:39 am   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Bingham Miners Matthew Degn (23)  scores slides as Pleasant Grove catcher, Payton Henry (15)awaits the throw, in Prep 5A baseball playoff action, Bingham vs Pleasant Grove, at Brent Brown field in Orem, Friday, May 22, 2015. Prep sports: Gatorade Players of the Year plus All-Star baseball rosters
    Gatorade named its Players of the Year in baseball, boys’ soccer and softball: Pleasant Grove’s Payton Henry repeated as the two-time honoree in base...
    Updated Jun 02 2016 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Payson’s bench erupts in celebration after Jaden Terry (24) hits a game-winning three-pointer with three seconds left, as Payson faces Corner Canyon in a first round game at the 4A state high school basketball tournament at the Dee Events Center in Ogden, Monday February 29, 2016. Boys’ basketball: Payson’s Dan Lunt hired as next coach at Corner Canyon
    After 23 years atop the Payson boys’ basketball program, Dan Lunt has been named the next coach at Corner Canyon, The Tribune confirmed on Wednesday. ...
    Updated May 18 2016 07:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    |  Courtesy  Ty Jones Provo three-star Class of 2017 WR Ty Jones commits to Washington
    Provo’s three-star Class of 2017 wide receiver <b> Ty Jones </b> announced his commitment to Washington via Twitter late Tuesday evening....
    Updated May 17 2016 10:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   ALA’s captain Xavier Medina wins the game with his goal kick. The American Leadership Academy boys soccer team defeated Waterford School, 2-2 (4-3 in PKs), during a sudden death shoot out at their 2A State Championship game, Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Rio Tinto Stadium. Prep sports: Week 8 spring power rankings
    <b> BASEBALL </b> <b> Class 5A </b> 1. Cottonwood (17-3) — Easily the top team in the state right now. This team is dangerou...
    Updated May 02 2016 10:33 am   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Bingham’s Jay Tufele  (78) sacks Mountain Crest’s Tanner Schwab (16) during the game at Bingham High School Friday November 6, 2015. Four local football recruits ranked in ESPN’s top 300
    ESPN released its list of top 300 national football recruits for the Class of 2017 on Wednesday, and four locals were included in the honor. Bingha...
    Updated Apr 27 2016 09:18 am   |     |   Share
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    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Corner Canyon head coach Tony Cannon screams encouragement to his team as second-ranked Corner Canyon hosts No. 1 Timpview in a Region 7 boys’ basketball game Draper, Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Boys’ basketball: Corner Canyon coach Tony Cannon resigns to focus on health
    Corner Canyon boys’ basketball coach Tony Cannon has resigned to focus on his health after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, The Salt Lake Tri...
    Updated Apr 26 2016 03:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Riverton’s KC Whiting (2) gets a hit during the game at Herriman High School Thursday April 9, 2015. Prep sports: Week 7 spring sports power rankings
    <b> BASEBALL </b> <b> Class 5A </b> 1. Cottonwood (13-3) — The Colts are 12-0 against Utah-based opponents. In those games,...
    Updated Apr 25 2016 12:14 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Paxton Schultz (27) pitches for Orem, in 4A prep baseball tournament action, Box Elder vs. Orem, at Brent Brown Ballpark in Orem, Monday, May 18, 2015. Week 6 spring sports power rankings
    <b> BASEBALL </b> <b> Class 5A </b> 1. Cottonwood (10-3) — Any questions about the Colts after they swept Bingham? Still und...
    Updated Apr 19 2016 11:09 am   |     |   Share
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    Prep soccer: Former pro Dominic Militello to coach at Cottonwood
    Former professional soccer player Dominic Militello has accepted the head coaching position for the Cottonwood girls’ soccer program. Militello, wh...
    Updated Apr 14 2016 09:42 am   |     |   Share