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(Taylor Hatch) West Jordan High graduate Austin Klingler, center, runs a race for his school. Klingler, who verbally committed to BYU, won the Gatorade award for boys' track and field in Utah.

BYU verbal commit Austin Klingler runs away with Gatorade award for boys’ track and field in Utah

By Alex Vejar | July 15, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Frank Bellino/MileSplit California ) Carlee Hansen of Woods Cross High crosses the finish line in a long distance race. Hansen, a junior, won the Gatorade Utah Girls' Track and Field Athlete of the Year award.

Carlee Hansen of Woods Cross High becomes two-time award winner for girls’ track and field in Utah

By Alex Vejar | July 11, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Fisher Ingersoll) American Fork High junior Fisher Ingersoll runs around the bases. He won the Gatorade Player of the Year award for high school baseball in Utah, becoming the first in school history to receive that accolade for the sport.

BYU commit Fisher Ingersoll named Utah high school baseball player of the year

By Alex Vejar | July 7, 2021, 10:04 p.m.

(Bizzy Arevalo) Davis High graduate Bizzy Arevalo won the Gatorade Player of the Year award for girls' soccer in Utah.

Bizzy Arevalo of Davis High wins Gatorade award for girls’ soccer in Utah

By Alex Vejar | June 30, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Isaac Hale | Special to The Tribune) Spanish Fork pitcher Avery Sapp (5) winds up a pitch during the second game of a best-of-three series between the Spanish Fork Lady Dons and the Mountain Ridge Sentinels as part of the 5A state softball championship held at the Spanish Fork Sports Park on Friday, May 28, 2021.

Spanish Fork’s Avery Sapp wins Gatorade award for softball in Utah

By Alex Vejar | June 26, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Austin Wallace) Skyridge High School's Austin Wallace won the Gatorade Player of the Year award for boys' soccer in Utah. He is the first boy from Skyridge the win the award for the sport.

Skyridge’s Austin Wallace wins Gatorade award for boys’ soccer in Utah

By Alex Vejar | June 15, 2021, 10:30 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Fremont's Emma Calvert celebrates as Fremont defeats Herriman High School in the 6A girls basketball state championship game, in Taylorsville on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

Emma Calvert of Fremont High wins Gatorade award for girls’ basketball in Utah

By Alex Vejar | June 2, 2021, 5:37 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Kearns' Ashley Hawkins and Naliyah Rueckert celebrates their win over the Herriman Sting in the Utah Girls Tackle Football League Division 2 championship game at Herriman High School on Thursday, May 27, 2021.

Here’s what spirit, speed and grit looked like at championship games in the Utah Girls Tackle Football League

By Trent Nelson | May 31, 2021, 8:49 p.m.

(Eric Butler  |  Special to The Tribune) Spanish Fork senior Hunter Rasmussen takes his turn holding the Class 5A championship trophy after the Dons beat Maple Mountain 14-3 on Saturday.

Why not Spanish Fork? Dons top Maple Mountain for 5A state baseball title

By Eric Butler | Special to The Tribune | May 30, 2021, 1:16 a.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  James Livingston (6) Pleasant Grove, runs with the ball, as Russell Cluff (32) defends for Viewmont, in the Division C championship game between the Viewmont Vikings and the Pleasant Grove Vikings, in Layton, on Saturday, May 29, 2021.

Pleasant Grove makes up for lost time with victory over Viewmont for Division C lacrosse championship

By Alex Vejar | May 30, 2021, 12:25 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Xavian Myles of South County high tries for a basket at Jaxon Kohler of Wasatch Academy puts on the pressure as the two teams compete during a recent tournament in Orem. Wasatch Academy is ranked No. 2 by MaxPreps. The Tigers have joined an elite, national prep basketball league called National Interscholastic Basketball Conference.

How COVID-19 launched an elite national high school basketball conference, which will include Wasatch Academy

By Alex Vejar | May 29, 2021, 9:05 p.m.

(Alex Vejar | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Wasatch High School boys’ soccer team poses for a photo after winning the 5A state championship over the Skyline Eagles on Friday, May 28 at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Wasatch High wins 5A state title in boys’ soccer; Weber takes 6A crown after penalty shootout

By Alex Vejar | June 3, 2021, 8:30 p.m.

(Isaac Hale | Special to The Tribune) Riverton players celebrate after defeating the Bingham Miners in a best-of-three series to win the 6A state softball championship at the Spanish Fork Sports Park on Friday, May 28, 2021.

Riverton softball takes out COVID frustrations on Bingham, wins 6A state championship

By Julie Jag | May 30, 2021, 7:13 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) 
 Kautai Olevao is one of the new Highland High football coaches, on the Highland football field, Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Highland High School has a definite Utes flavor with hiring of new football, basketball coaches

By Alex Vejar | May 27, 2021, 10:19 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Corner Canyon's Jaxson Dart during the 6A state football championship game against Lone Peak at Cedar Valley High School in Eagle Mountain on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.

Jaxson Dart rose from unknown to star QB at Corner Canyon. He’s now the Gatorade National Player of the Year.

By Alex Vejar | May 26, 2021, 8:36 p.m.

Bear River High softball team wins state Class 4A championship

By Alex Vejar | May 22, 2021, 10:28 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Morgan's Cameron  Burt and Judge Memorial's Anthony Galindo leap for the ball in the 3A boys soccer championship, at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

Judge Memorial edges Morgan 1-0 to win third straight boys’ 3A soccer championship

By Alex Vejar | May 19, 2021, 3:16 a.m.

(Photo courtesy of Creed Thompson) Skyridge High senior runner Creed Thompson, center, won the Gatorade award for boys' cross country in Utah.

Skyridge’s Creed Thompson wins Gatorade award for boys’ cross country

By Alex Vejar | May 14, 2021, 8:00 p.m.

Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune

The college shot clock begins at 30, down from 35, in a basketball game between the Utah Utes and Southern Utah Thunderbirds at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City. On Wednesday, the National Federation of State High School Associations announced that member schools and associations can now bring shot clocks to prep basketball games in their states if they so choose.

Utah high school basketball games might soon include a shot clock after national federation decision

By Alex Vejar | May 13, 2021, 3:20 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Lauren Jardine) Lone Peak graduate Lauren Jardine won the Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year Award for Utah. She will be eligible to play for the University of Wisconsin this fall.

Lone Peak’s Lauren Jardine named Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year in Utah

By Alex Vejar | May 12, 2021, 11:13 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Lex Scott, founder of the Utah chapter of Black Lives Matter, notices all the “Make America Kind Again,” signs stating what they really should say is “make America kind for the first time,” as she speaks on the steps of the Utah Capitol.  Demonstrators gathered in Salt Lake City, uniting with Women’s March rallies happening in Washington D.C. and around the country on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, to signal their opposition to President Donald Trump and his agenda, including his push to fill the seat of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before election day.

High school lacrosse players accused of using racist slurs to opponents after recent game

By Alex Vejar | May 11, 2021, 9:57 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Frank Bellino/MileSplit California ) Carlee Hansen of Woods Cross High crosses the finish line in a long distance race. Hansen, a senior, won the Gatorade Utah Girls' Cross Country Player of the Year award. She won the award last year for track and field.

Carlee Hansen of Woods Cross High wins Gatorade award for girls’ cross country

By Alex Vejar | May 10, 2021, 11:19 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Skyridge High School quarterback McCae Hillstead in Lehi on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

Here are 5 Utah high school quarterbacks to watch next football season

By Alex Vejar | May 4, 2021, 4:50 a.m.

Screenshot of a video that shows a dog running after Logan High senior Gracie Laney during the Grizzly Invitational in Logan, Utah, on April 17, 2021.

Dog runs on track during high school meet, beats runner to finish line

By Alex Vejar | April 27, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Springville's Lauryn Deede scores a buzzer-beater to defeat Farmington High School in the 5A girls basketball state championship game, in Taylorsville on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

Springville beats the buzzer, and Farmington, in 5A girls’ championship game

By Eric Butler | Special to The Tribune | March 8, 2021, 9:10 p.m.