Prep Sports Blog - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/Blogs/preps Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Orem to host national hoops tournament http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogspreps/58342918-52/teams-tournament-lone-peak.html.csp 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 to compete in the fourth annual FreeTaxUSA.com Shootout December 11 through December 13 on the Golden Tigers’ home floor. Utah participants include four-time defending 5A champion Lone Peak, Orem, Timpview, Jordan, Wasatch Academy and Timanogos. Two top Colorado teams, Overland and Denver East,; Richland, Wash.; Kahuka, Hawaii, an... 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 to compete in the fourth annual FreeTaxUSA.com Shootout December 11 through December 13 on the Golden Tigers’ home floor. Utah participants include four-time defending 5A champion Lone Peak, Orem, Timpview, Jordan, Wasatch Academy and Timanogos. Two top Colorado teams, Overland and Denver East,; Richland, Wash.; Kahuka, Hawaii, an... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58342918@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:30:04 MDT Football streaks continue, end http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogspreps/58338797-52/utah-football-longest-game.html.csp George Felt is the guru of prep football numbers in Utah. His book Utah High School Football is full of interesting factoids. He offered some interesting numbers at the start of the Utah football season worth passing on. Here are a few: Duchesne’s 48-game winning streak, Utah’s longest in history by 12 games now, currently ranks as the fourth longest in the nation. Only Ithaca, Mich., and Regina in Iowa City, Iowa, (with 56-game streaks) and Bellevue, Wash., with 54, have longer current streaks.... George Felt is the guru of prep football numbers in Utah. His book Utah High School Football is full of interesting factoids. He offered some interesting numbers at the start of the Utah football season worth passing on. Here are a few: Duchesne’s 48-game winning streak, Utah’s longest in history by 12 games now, currently ranks as the fourth longest in the nation. Only Ithaca, Mich., and Regina in Iowa City, Iowa, (with 56-game streaks) and Bellevue, Wash., with 54, have longer current streaks.... 58338797@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:01:02 MDT Stansbury soccer player recognized http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogspreps/58334479-52/soccer-stansbury-didericksen-maxpreps.html.csp While Stansbury’s girls’ soccer team has had mixed results so far this year, junior Michaela Didericksen is making quite a name for herself. The Stallion star was recently named one of five prep girl soccer players of the week by CBS MaxPreps/NSCAA. Stansbury is 2-2 on the season. During those four games, Didericksen has scored eight goals and recorded five assists for 21 total points. – Tom Wharton While Stansbury’s girls’ soccer team has had mixed results so far this year, junior Michaela Didericksen is making quite a name for herself. The Stallion star was recently named one of five prep girl soccer players of the week by CBS MaxPreps/NSCAA. Stansbury is 2-2 on the season. During those four games, Didericksen has scored eight goals and recorded five assists for 21 total points. – Tom Wharton 58334479@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:38:51 MDT Kafentzis on National Player of the Year watch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogspreps/58317156-52/player-national-kafentzis-stout.html.csp This is the time of year when many preseason “watches” for top players and teams are beginning to be published. The latest, from CBS MaxPreps media manager Jim Stout, lists national player of the year as well as junior, sophomore and freshman player of the year watches. Kyler Murray of Allen, Texas, is the favorite to win the National Player of the Year. The only Utah player on the list is Jordan’s Austin Kafentzis. The star Beetdigger quarterback is listed as a “sleeper” in Stout’s National Pla... This is the time of year when many preseason “watches” for top players and teams are beginning to be published. The latest, from CBS MaxPreps media manager Jim Stout, lists national player of the year as well as junior, sophomore and freshman player of the year watches. Kyler Murray of Allen, Texas, is the favorite to win the National Player of the Year. The only Utah player on the list is Jordan’s Austin Kafentzis. The star Beetdigger quarterback is listed as a “sleeper” in Stout’s National Pla... 58317156@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:39:55 MDT Blog: Top prep harriers at Highland Thursday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogspreps/58318573-52/highland-cross-meet-thursday.html.csp 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. According to Highland High cross country coach Gary Rowles, over 50 schools and 2,000 runners are expected to compete. This meet is especially important because the state meet is also held in the same area. -- Tom Wharton 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. According to Highland High cross country coach Gary Rowles, over 50 schools and 2,000 runners are expected to compete. This meet is especially important because the state meet is also held in the same area. -- Tom Wharton 58318573@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:39:55 MDT Blog: Don’t envy Rich’s road trips http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogspreps/58321570-52/rich-rebels-eight-football.html.csp 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. Consider the Rebels’ football schedule this year. Rich plays only three home games. It must travel twice to Idaho. But those are relatively short trips compared to an eight-day span in September when the Rebels will travel 1,516 miles. Pity poor Class 1A Rich. The Rebels have only three home games. In a span of eight days, they will drive 1,516 ... 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. Consider the Rebels’ football schedule this year. Rich plays only three home games. It must travel twice to Idaho. But those are relatively short trips compared to an eight-day span in September when the Rebels will travel 1,516 miles. Pity poor Class 1A Rich. The Rebels have only three home games. In a span of eight days, they will drive 1,516 ... 58321570@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:39:55 MDT