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(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.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Lehi players celebrate a win over Farmington High School in the 5A boys basketball state championship game, in Taylorsville on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

Lehi holds off Farmington to win 5A boys’ basketball title

By Alex Vejar | March 8, 2021, 9:10 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Westlake's Noah McCord and Davis's Henry Ihrig as Westlake faces Davis High School in the 6A boys basketball state championship game, in Taylorsville on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

Davis fulfills promise with win over Westlake in 6A boys’ championship game

By Eric Butler | Special to The Tribune | March 8, 2021, 9:09 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Fremont's Maggie Mendelson reaches for a loose ball while facing Herriman in the 6A girls basketball state championship game, in Taylorsville on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

Fremont pulls away in second half to win 6A girls’ championship

By Alex Vejar | March 8, 2021, 9:08 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Sam Gordon, 14, works her fellow students at Herriman High School in an effort to sign up girls to play football during a recent clubs sign up day. Brent Gordon and his daughter, Sam, are part of a group suing multiple school districts to try to force the creation of sanctioned girls high school football that would play in the Spring.

Federal judge rules against girls trying to create sanctioned, separate high school football in Utah

By Alex Vejar | March 2, 2021, 3:55 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Fremont girls basketball begins their practice on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, ranked in the top 15 program in the country, per MaxPreps, and led by 3 highly recruited girls.

Three top recruits anchoring nationally ranked Fremont girls’ basketball team

By Alex Vejar | March 6, 2021, 9:02 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Highly recruited linebacker Lander Barton from Brighton High School pictured on the freshly snow covered football field Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021.

A year out, the state’s top uncommitted prep recruits are swamped with college offers. How are they dealing with it?

By Alex Vejar | February 24, 2021, 4:56 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Sage Mortimer, the best female wrestler in Utah and one of the best in the country, at 
American Leadership Academy, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021.

Utah’s Sage Mortimer is one of the top female wrestlers in the country, but she still wants to take on the boys

By Alex Vejar | February 5, 2021, 6:52 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Corner Canyon's Jaxson Dart celebrates with Austin Bell (10) and Cody Hagen (3) at the end of the 6A state football championship game against Lone Peak at Cedar Valley High School in Eagle Mountain on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.

Local football players earn MaxPreps All-America honors

By Alex Vejar | January 30, 2021, 10:00 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.

Corner Canyon’s Jaxson Dart named MaxPreps National Football Player of the Year

By Alex Vejar | January 30, 2021, 12:20 a.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) River Wardle (Wasatch) wrestles Brian Evans (Beaver) in the138 division at the High School All Star wrestling event in Orem, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

All-Star wrestling dual tries tournament within a tournament for three weight classes

By Alex Vejar | January 13, 2021, 5:59 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Timpview faces Salem Hills High School in a football playoff game at Cedar Valley High School in Eagle Mountain on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020.

UHSAA finalizes realignment for next two years — and says it’s open to rule changes going forward

By Alex Vejar | December 17, 2020, 10:05 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.

Corner Canyon QB Jaxson Dart is headed to USC. Here’s where some other top Utah prep football recruits are going.

By Alex Vejar | December 28, 2020, 12:44 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The Sky View Bobcats, shown here winning the state 4A football championship in 2019 at Rice Eccles Stadium, made it a back-to-back on Saturday, fending off Pine View 39-33 at Dixie State College to win its second straight 4A title.

Sky View fends off Pine View, 39-33, to claim second straight 4A football championship

By Alex Vejar | November 21, 2020, 11:53 p.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)  The Orem Tigers are once again state football champions. The Tigers fended off rival Timpview 26-13 Friday to capture the state 5A title, the school's fourth straight championship overall.

Orem holds off Timpview 26-13, wins 5A football title and its fourth straight state championship

By Alex Vejar | November 21, 2020, 2:48 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Corner Canyon's Jaxson Dart celebrates with Austin Bell (10) and Cody Hagen (3) at the end of the 6A state football championship game against Lone Peak at Cedar Valley High School in Eagle Mountain on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.

Corner Canyon crushes Lone Peak, 45-7, to win state 6A football championship

By Alex Vejar | November 20, 2020, 10:59 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Quarterback Jaxson Dart throws a pass for Corner Canyon on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020.

Jaxson Dart is breaking state football records and taking names for the Corner Canyon Chargers

By Alex Vejar | November 20, 2020, 1:10 a.m.

(Alex Vejar | The Salt Lake Tribune) Lone Peak players celebratye with their trophy after winning the 6A volleyball championship, holding off Copper Hills in four sets.

Lone Peak holds off Copper Hills in four sets to win 6A volleyball championship

By Alex Vejar | November 8, 2020, 12:48 a.m.

Legendary Ogden High girls basketball coach Philip Russell dies at 75 from COVID-19 complications

By Alex Vejar | November 5, 2020, 4:58 a.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Kearns players rush onto the field as Kearns hosts Lone Peak, high school football, Thursday September 14, 2017.

Kearns High football cancels playoff game due to more cases of COVID-19

By Alex Vejar | October 27, 2020, 11:38 p.m.

(Alex Vejar |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The Davis High School girls soccer team celebrates the 6A state title after beating American Fork 1-0 in extra time on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Davis High gets past American Fork 1-0 for 6A girls' soccer title

By Alex Vejar | October 24, 2020, 4:50 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Emma Neff #9 of Olympus celebrates her game winning header in overtime over Bonneville during their 5A high school girls championship game at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Bonneville won 1-0 in overtime.

Olympus edges Bonneville 1-0 for 5A girls' soccer state title

By Alex Vejar | October 24, 2020, 3:00 a.m.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Kearns players rush onto the field as Kearns hosts Lone Peak, high school football, Thursday September 14, 2017. On Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, the Kearns football team learned it was back in the playoffs a day after the school said it was ending its season due to positive coronavirus tests.

Kearns High back in football playoffs thanks to additional coronavirus testing

By Alex Vejar | October 24, 2020, 12:36 a.m.

(Tribune photo by Alex Vejar) | Ridgeline girls celebrate the 4A soccer championship they won on Friday, edging Ogden 3-2 at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Ridgeline holds off Ogden for first 4A girls soccer championship

By Alex Vejar | October 23, 2020, 11:39 p.m.

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) | The Waterford School will not compete in boys or girls basketball this upcoming season due to concerns about COVID-19.

Waterford cancels its boys and girls basketball seasons due to COVID-19 concerns

By Alex Vejar | October 23, 2020, 10:44 p.m.