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(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.

(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.