AF outlasts Lone Peak in double OT Region 4 instant classic

In front of more than 4,000 students and fans at BYU’s Marriott Center, American Fork junior Spencer Johnson carried the Caveman to a 77-73 double overtime, upset victory over the No. 1 ranked Lone Peak Knights. Johnson, made an impressive [...]

A Young Man’s Game: UV’s best prep sports basketball players

This picture is going to be worth something someday. Utah Valley has bounced its way onto the map as a basketball town, and here’s the height and might to prove it. Utah Valley Magazine’s draft selections include top ballers in each grade [...]

Cheer squad: Basketball moms use sports to score life lessons for their boys

Juleen Jackson doesn’t get too emotional at Frank’s basketball games (junior stand-out, page 83). In fact, she’s not even particularly interested in sports. “Basketball is a means to an end,” she says. “It’s a way to learn discipline, [...]

FreeTaxUSA Shootout features Utah’s best boys basketball teams this weekend

FreeTaxUSA Shootout Tournament Schedule Thursday, Dec. 11 3:30 p.m. Wasatch Academy vs Overland (CO) 5 p.m. Jordan vs Denver East (C) 6:30 p.m. Timpview vs Richland (WA) 8 p.m. Orem vs Kahuku (HI) Friday, Dec. 12 2 p.m.Denver East vs Wasatch [...]

Lone Peak basketball flying high on skills of talented transfers

HIGHLAND – Moving from Las Vegas to Utah County offered a different sort of culture shock for Christian Popoola than you might expect. What Popoola witnessed during his introduction to Lone Peak basketball blew away the sophomore transfer. [...]

Get your BYU football fix at the Utah State High School Playoffs this weekend

With how up and down this season has been for Cougar fans, I wouldn’t blame any of you if you want to take this bye week to get away from football, spend some time with your family, or even support the women’s volleyball team who takes [...]

American Fork football team is unorthodox underdog

It can sound strange to classify any champion as an underdog, but the American Fork football team is willing to embrace the label. The Cavemen do not bear obvious telltale signs of an underdog. They went undefeated in Region 4, capturing an [...]

Smith triplets lead Lone Peak to unparalleled soccer success

HIGHLAND – Opposing teams always end up feeling a little confused when facing Lone Peak in a girl’s soccer game. To the untrained eye, it appears the same player is pushing the ball up midfield, dropping back to challenge an attacking [...]

Top 10 Utah County college football recruits

Finding elite football talent in Utah high schools used to be a little like searching for gold from the lost Rhoades mine. Athletic treasures were out there, but only local colleges knew where to strike the right vein. The recruiting landscape [...]

Lone Peak golf Utah’s best ever?

Think of Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah and what comes to mind? Basketball, right? Eric Mika? Tyler Haws? Jackson Emery? Yeah, yeah. And as dominant as the Knights basketball team has been, the 2014 LPHS golf team is quickly making [...]

15-year-old BYU recruit off to hot start for Westlake

  Despite Chaz Ah You being a mere 15-years-old and his address being in the unsung Utah County town of Saratoga Springs, Utah — hardly a hotbed of local prep football talent — the Westlake High sophomore is known by the majority of [...]

Div. 1 basketball recruit moves to Utah, will play for Lone Peak

As if Lone Peak High School needed more help consistently beating down opponents on the hardwood, they just received a helping hand via Las Vegas. Christian Popoola Jr., a top 50 high school basketball recruit for the class of 2017, recently [...]

UVU brings NCAA Division I men’s soccer back to Utah

When Cameron Kidwell walked off the soccer field on Oct. 28, 2012, he was part of the final Division I soccer contest played by Towson University in Maryland. The Potomac, Maryland, native was there as the university administration shut down [...]

Salem Hills linebacker attends exclusive Nike football camp

Salem Hills linebacker Porter Gustin is attending Nike’s The Opening 2014 football camp this week at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. The camp will feature the top 162 football prospects in the country competing in 7-on-7 drills, a linemen [...]

Lone Peak’s Frank Jackson wins slam dunk competition in Dubai

Lone Peak junior Frank Jackson represented Utah Valley exceptionally well last week at the MPAC International High School Basketball Tournament in Dubai. Jackson not only had several 40+ point games and even a 50-point effort during the tournament, [...]

The 2013-2014 Utah Valley Prep Sports Top 10

Selecting just 10 from all of the outstanding storylines from the 2013-2014 high school sports season is a daunting task. Here is my best effort at the top Utah Valley prep stories of the 2013-2014 high school year. Use the comments section [...]

Is Britain Covey’s highlight video BYU’s best ever?

I’m not usually one to follow the recruitment of BYU athletes. It’s hard to get excited about players who may not see the field for at least three years — and that’s only if they see playing time as true freshmen post mission. After [...]

No titles, but good Utah Valley stories at state baseball tourney

Last year featured an all-Utah Valley Class 4A final in the state baseball tournament, and the first state title for Salem Hills. While there were not state baseball championships for Valley teams in 2014, there were plenty of positive stories [...]

Top Utah Valley stories from state track and field championships

One of the great things about track and field is the combination of individual excellence that can be directly measured and team success. Speed is speed, in small communities with Class 2A schools and in larger cities that field teams at 4A [...]

The best of the best: Spanish Fork’s McKinley Brinkerhoff

Without hesitation, not even a blink, Spanish Fork softball coach Don Andrews offered up his highest compliment. “She’s the best player I’ve ever had. If I had the choice from all the players I’ve ever coached, she’d be my first pick,” [...]