08172017

ICYMI: BYU giving amnesty to reporters of sexual assault; LaVell Edwards Stadium to add Wi-Fi

In case you took a break from the news this weekend, here are the weekend’s top local news stories. Utah County demographic becoming more LDS Utah County is growing in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint population, but Salt Lake [...]

Lone Peak basketball product Conner Toolson finds the spotlight at UVU

An early regular-season game on Nov. 26 doesn’t seem like a momentous occasion for a college basketball player, but Utah Valley University guard Conner Toolson has a different perspective. On that day in 2016, he took another step forward [...]

Bailey Nixon anxious to pick up family’s UVU legacy

By the time Bailey Nixon gets back to live regular-season volleyball action, it will have been two full years since her last serve. The Utah Valley University volleyball team ended its season a few weeks ago with a loss in the Western Athletic [...]

Future Cougar TJ Haws returns from LDS mission in France

  Welcome home Elder Haws pic.twitter.com/VGmgjEjsDN — Ralph Haws (@hawsrj) March 29, 2016 Lone Peak High School basketball standout and future BYU basketball player TJ Haws returned from his two year LDS mission in France on Tuesday [...]

Lone Peak’s Frank Jackson wins McDonald’s All American dunk contest

Please enable Javascript to watch this video Lone Peak High School senior Frank Jackson won the McDonald’s All American dunk contest on Monday night in Chicago. Jackson, ESPN’s No. 11 overall recruit for the class of 2016, joins [...]

LDS athletes approaching missions and sports in a new light since age change

Signing day revealed a growing trend among LDS athletes across the nation. Recruiting classes for BYU, Utah, Utah State and a host of other schools included a significant number of athletes who will not actually suit up for their respective [...]

Lone Peak headlines first-ever nationally televised Utah high school basketball game

HIGHLAND, Utah – Lone Peak is no stranger to being in the national spotlight in basketball. The Knights are only a few years removed from winning a national championship and boast one of the nation’s top players in senior guard Frank [...]

Sister Act: BYU women’s basketball scores big with sisters Lexi Rydalch and Liz Eaton

Basketball domination is wired into the family DNA of Lexi Rydalch and Liz Eaton. Rydalch has evolved into one of the top offensive threats in the nation during her BYU career. The senior guard ranks in the Top 10 in scoring nationally, averaging [...]

Lone Peak topples American Fork in first season meeting between Utah Valley heavy weights

It was Lone Peak’s Frank Jackson vs. American Fork’s Brendon Bailey Friday night. In the end Bailey scored more points (28) but Jackson (21 points) got the win. The Knights improved to 1-0 in Region 4 play (9-2 overall) by defeating [...]

FreeTaxUSA.com Shootout features 5 Utah County high schoool basketball teams

Five Utah County basketball teams will participate in the 5th Annual FreeTaxUSA.com Shootout, a tournament featuring some of the top high school boys basketball teams in the country. “Our goal when we started this was to showcase Utah basketball [...]

Lone Peak and Timpview fall in championship game upsets

SALT LAKE CITY – Championship dreams came crashing down in painful fashion for both Lone Peak and Timpview on Friday. The Knights saw their perfect football season come to an end on a dramatic last second touchdown that gave Herriman a 17–14 [...]

Lone Peak stakes claim as nation’s best high school golf team

HIGHLAND — Basketball isn’t the only sport where Lone Peak flourishes on a national stage. The Knights conquered golf courses both locally and nationally this fall, winning a third consecutive Class 5A title and winning a pair of prestigious [...]

It’s over BYU, Lone Peak guard Frank Jackson commits to Duke

Lone Peak guard Frank Jackson will be taking his game to Duke. Jackson announced he is committing to sign with the Blue Devils for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday afternoon. The Lone Peak senior chose to play for Duke over Stanford, BYU and Utah [...]

Frank Jackson’s 360 dunk spins heads at Elite 24 game

It was coordinated. It was precise. And, quite frankly, it was graceful. In the Elite 24 basketball game in Brooklyn, New York, Lone Peak High School basketball standout Frank Jackson put away a 360 dunk that turned heads. Outside of the impressive [...]

Duke offer makes Cougar fans question, ‘Is BYU out for Frank Jackson?’

Duke University has officially made Lone Peak High School’s Frank Jackson an offer at Jackson’s unofficial visit Monday, according to 247Sports. “I want to play where I’ll feel the most comfortable and where it’s a good fit,” [...]

BYU commit Easton Walker hungers for state championship

Spending four years as Pleasant Grove’s No. 1 pitcher has taught Easton Walker a few things. Walker has mastered the little nuances that go into being successful on the mound. He can deal with the mental highs and lows. He understands which [...]

Lone Peak’s Quincy Lewis has second chance to work with former Knights as BYU assistant coach

Quincy Lewis, unquestionably the most successful Utah high school basketball coach during the past 12 years, is taking his winning ways to BYU. BYU head coach Dave Rose announced today that Lewis will join his staff as an assistant coach. “I’m [...]

American Fork’s Brendan Bailey settles into first season as forward

AMERICAN FORK — When you are the son of a former NBA player like Brendan Bailey, being good at basketball is almost second nature. Basketball is in Bailey’s DNA. It has defined his daily routine since he was old enough to dribble and [...]

Salem Hill’s Porter Gustin chooses USC over other 29 offers

Salem Hills senior Porter Gustin committed to the University of Southern California on Tuesday morning. “The environment up there was is just great,” Gustin said in the press conference. “USC is a school I’ve followed my whole life, [...]

The race to nowhere: Should Utah kids specialize?

Children in Utah are specializing in just one sport earlier and more intensely than ever before because of increasingly competitive team politics, hands-on parents and the recent proliferation of year-round sport opportunities. But should children [...]