BYU Invitational Concludes With Eventful Saturday

first_img Written by Tags: Beaver/Dallin Draper/Delta/Gunnison/Jade Wimmer/Manti/Mayci Torgerson/North Sevier FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Saturday, the BYU Invitational concluded at Robison Track with numerous Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network athletes excelling at the site of the state track and field championships in two weeks.Overall, for the boys, the Grand Red Devils took the meet title with 60.5 points. Delta places a respectable fifth overall with 41 points. Richfield was sixth with 39 points and Beaver was ninth with 28 points.The girls’ champion was North Summit with 72 points, easily blowing away second-place North Sevier with 48 points. Juab was third with 43 points. Delta placed fourth with 36 points and Richfield tied for eighth place with Morgan, each team netting 28 points.Just as was the case on Friday, the teams at the meet, from Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada, were divided into two subdivisions: 1-A through 3-A and 4-A through 6-A.The boys’ 1600-meter run title was won by Richfield’s Hayden Harward, who posted a time of 4:19.79 in the event.In the girls’ 4 x 100, Richfield placed second, while Delta was in third and Juab placed fifth overall in the event.The boys’ 4 x 100 saw Delta place second, while North Sanpete placed sixth.In the girl’s 800-meter run, Panguitch’s Taylia Norris finished sixth and Madison Norris of Manti was ninth overall.In the boys’ 800-meter run, Riley Searle of Manti placed fifth as Jonathan Monsen finished seventh, representing Richfield.The girls’ medley relay saw Beaver take the crown in a time of 4:27.81. The Beavers’ team is comprised of Brookly Crum, Linley White, Kaitlyn Hemond and Samantha Wiliams, who served as the anchor. Manti finished third overall in the event, Juab placed fifth and North Sanpete finished eighth.Manti’s boys won the medley relay as well, posting a time of 3:44.26. This team consisted of Cooper Parry, Lance Fowles, Jaden Sterner and Riley Searle. Additionally, North Sanpete finished second, Wayne was third, Richfield placed seventh and Kanab finished eighth.The girls’ 4 x 400 relay saw Delta place second, Juab was fifth, Piute placed seventh and Richfield finished eighth overall.The boys’ 4 x 400 relay saw the Richfield Wildcats take the crown in a time of 3:23.69. The star Wildcats in this event were Jonathan Monsen, Hayden Harward, Chaz Roberts and Kade Jensen. Millard placed seventh and Juab was eighth.North Sevier’s star hurdler, Mayci Torgerson, swept the 100 and 300-meter hurdle titles in times of 15.69 and 45.60 seconds, respectively.In the boys’ 110-meter hurdles, Panguitch’s Kanyon Lamb placed third, McRay Stevens of Juab placed fifth and Delta’s Jaymen Brough placed sixth.The girls’ 100-meter dash saw North Sanpete’s Isabelle Hightower place second, Ronnie Walker of Juab was third and Delta’s Jordyn Nielson placed fourth.The boys’ 100-meter dash winner was Delta’s Dallin Draper (who will spend his collegiate days running for BYU) who ran a swift 10.53 seconds in the race.In the girls’ 400-meter dash, Gunnison’s Jade Wimmer ensued in her dominance in this event, winning it in a time of 58.99 seconds.Cameron Franklin of Valley won the boys’ 400-meter dash in 48.80 seconds and Juab’s McRay Stevens, per his coaches, set a personal record of 39.89 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles to win the event. Kanyon Lamb of Panguitch finished fourth in the event and Jaymen Brough of Delta placed fifth.In the girls’ 200-meter dash, Ronnie Walker of Juab placed second, Jade Wimmer of Gunnison was third and Passion Reitz of Richfield placed fourth.Dallin Draper of Delta won the boys’ 200-meter dash as well, posting a blistering time of 21.12 seconds. Cameron Franklin of Valley placed third and Parker Hightower of North Sanpete finished fifth in the event.In the boys’ high jump, Millard’s Duncan Herbst placed fourth, tying with Britton Smith of Delta. Cade Szymanski of Kanab finished seventh overall in the event.The girls’ long jump saw North Sevier’s Mayci Torgerson place fourth, while Melissa Crane of Richfield finished sixth and Delta’s Ashlee Nielson placed eighth.In the girls’ shot put, North Sevier’s Kenzie Mason placed second  and Manti’s Kjerstin Birch finished sixth and Richfield’s Payton Olsen placed seventh. This concluded competition for the smaller schools and they will all compete in their respective region meets over the course of the next few days prior to the state championship meet right back at Robison Track. May 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local BYU Invitational Concludes With Eventful Saturday Brad Jameslast_img read more

Utah Men’s Basketball Faces BYU at the Beehive Classic

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Saturday, Utah men’s basketball faces Brigham Young at the Vivint Smart Arena as part of the Zions Bank Beehive Classic. This will also feature Utah State squaring off against Weber State.This is the second year of a three-year round-robin as the Utes will face Weber State next season, having squared off against Utah State last season.The Utes and Cougars are playing for the 258th time in history Saturday with BYU leading the all-time series 129-128.At neutral sites, the Cougars lead the Utes 6-5 and this is the first neutral site game in the series since March 9, 2006 in the first round of the Mountain West Tournament. The Utes won that game 74-70.The Utes improved to 4-3 on the season after dismantling the Tulsa Golden Hurricane 69-64 at the Huntsman Center.The Cougars come into this game at 6-4 and star forward Yoeli Childs continues to be their focal point. After a 95-80 win over Utah State Wednesday, Childs is averaging 22.9 points and 11.4 rebounds per game, while shooting 53.2 percent from the field.In his first game of the season against the Aggies, guard Nick Emery posted 11 points and shot 4 of 6 from the field and 3 of 4 from range to bolster the Cougars.The Cougars are averaging 85.7 points per game and surrendering 77.2 points per contest.The Utes counter by averaging 74.6 points per game and giving up 71.6 points per contest, while sporting a 4-3 record on the season.Guard Sedrick Barefield posts a team-best 13.7 points per game for the Utes and forward Donnie Tillman is Utah’s overall statistical star, netting 11.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per contest.The Beehive Classic will conclude next season with the Utes’ aforementioned game against Weber State and BYU’s game against Utah State. December 6, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Basketball Faces BYU at the Beehive Classic Tags: BYU/Mountain West Tournament/Nick Emery/Sedrick Barefield/Utah Men’s Basketball/Vivint Smart Arena/Yoeli Childs/Zions Bank Beehive Classic Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Serena Williams shares parenting tips ahead of Mother’s Day

first_imgMay 8, 2019 /Sports News – National Serena Williams shares parenting tips ahead of Mother’s Day FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPampers(NEW YORK) — Serena Williams was a self-described wild child who is now raising her own daughter, Alexis Olympia, who will turn 2 in September.“I have a wild child and it’s kind of an extension of myself,” Williams told ABC News’ Good Morning America in an interview that took place ahead of Mother’s Day. ” “I was a wild child. I like to have fun and I feel like being wild isn’t a bad thing.”The tennis superstar credits her inner wild child with helping her discover herself on the road to becoming a 23-time Grand Slam champion.“For me, being wild is about showing your curiosity, which I find to be very important in discovering who you are,” Williams said.She so fully embraces her own inner wild child, and her daughter’s, that she partnered with Pampers on a new program called “Born to Be Wild.”Here are four tips from Williams for parents who want to bring out the best in their wild children:1. Embrace it“My advice to parents that find themselves raising a wild child is to embrace your wild child,” said Williams. “For me, being wild is about showing your curiosity, which I find to be very important in discovering who you are.”2. Help channel their boldnessWilliams recently shared a funny video of Olympia banging her mom’s tennis rackets around the house. She said she wants to let Olympia explore on her own.“I think my parents allowed me to unleash my wild and my boldness by just throwing me on the tennis court,” said Williams, who became a pro tennis player as a young teenager.“With me, for Olympia, it probably won’t be the same thing,” she said. “I’m not going to throw her on the tennis court but I definitely feel like it’s good for her to discover who she is and what she wants to be and to have fun doing it.”3. Create a fun routineWilliams said her daily routine with Olympia starts with some “school work” and ends with dancing.“Now that she’s a little older, I started, you know, trying to teach her different words and stuff, so I call that ‘Professor Williams,’” she said. “She has class with Professor Williams, who she loves, or at least I hope she does.”“And then we have wild time. We play, we run, we jump. [Olympia is in her] Pampers 360 cruisers and she just literally goes around,” added Williams, noting the day usually ends in a mother-daughter dance session.“I let her have fun in a safe environment and that’s what it’s all about,” she said.4. Find a supportive communityInstead of hiding her questions as a first-time mom and her struggle to balance career and parenthood, Williams has turned them into a chance to bond with and help other moms.She uses the #ThisMomma hashtag to encourage other moms to speak out too.“It’s been really cool because I literally have time to just talk and say, ‘Listen, I’m feeling bad today,’ or ‘I missed my baby’s walking,’” Williams said. “And then this community is great because then we talk about it and share our feelings.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

BYU Men’s Basketball Visits Boise State Wednesday

first_imgNovember 18, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Visits Boise State Wednesday Tags: Boise State Basketball/BYU Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOISE, Idaho-Following a dramatic 72-71 win at Houston last Friday, BYU men’s basketball (3-1) hits the road again Wednesday by visiting the Boise State Broncos (1-2) of the Mountain West Conference at ExtraMile Arena.BYU head coach Mark Pope (3-1, .750 at BYU) seeks his third straight win as the Cougars’ head coach following a 76-71 loss to San Diego State November 9 at the Marriott Center.The Cougars currently average 71.8 points per game, ranking them 204th nationally in scoring offense.Filling in for currently-suspended star forward Yoeli Childs, senior guard Jake Toolson (15.3 points, 4 rebounds per game) is the Cougars’ statistical leader.Junior guard Alex Barcello (13 points per game) leads BYU in both steals (8) and blocked shots (2).Senior guard TJ Haws (12.5 points per game) is currently the Cougars’ leader in assists (15).Defensively, the Cougars are tied for Northwestern for 157th nationally in scoring defense, giving up 67 points per game.After successive losses to nationally-ranked Oregon (75-106) and UC Irvine (60-69), the Broncos are seeking their first win against a fellow Division I opponent. Boise State’s only win came over NAIA school Life Pacific (126-49) November 5.In his 10th season at Boise State, head coach Leon Rice is currently 179-118 (.603).The Broncos average 87 points per game, tying them for 20th nationally with Utah State.Redshirt junior guard Derrick Alston Jr. is tied for 13th nationally with Dayton’s Obi Toppin in averaging 25 points per game. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest. Alston Jr.’s 2 blocks lead the Broncos in that category as well.Senior forward RJ Williams nets 16 points and 11 rebounds per game for Boise State with senior guard Justinian Jessup posting 13 points and 4.3 boards per contest.Senior guard Alex Hobbs nets 12 points and 4 rebounds per game while his 10 assists tie him for the team lead with redshirt freshman guard Max Rice.The Broncos are tied for 267th nationally in scoring defense (74.7 points per game) with Vanderbilt and Georgia.The Cougars lead the all-time series 9-4 and are 2-3 all-time at Boise in the series. Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Report: Gerrit Cole agrees to record nine-year deal with the Yankees

first_imgDecember 11, 2019 /Sports News – National Report: Gerrit Cole agrees to record nine-year deal with the Yankees FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — The New York Yankees have reportedly snatched up free-agent pitcher Gerrit Cole.Sources tells ESPN the 29-year-old right-hander has agreed to a nine-year, $324 million deal with the Bronx Bombers. The contract has a full no-trade clause but includes an opt-out after five years, according to ESPN.Cole’s record deal trumps the one pitcher Stephen Strasburg signed with the Washington Nationals earlier this week for the largest sum of money and annual salary for a pitcher at $36 million.Cole, who grew up a Yankees fan, began his MLB career with the Pittsburgh Pirates before being traded to the Houston Astros in 2018. This past season, he faced off against New York in the American League Championship Series. The Astros defeated the Yankees in Game 6 of the ALCS to move on to the World Series, which they lost to the Nationals.Cole wrapped up the 2019 regular season with a 2.50 ERA and 326 strikeouts.So far in his career, he has a 3.22 ERA and has struck out 1,336 batters.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Oluyitan hits 6 3s and S. Utah tops Long Beach St. 84-63

first_img Written by Tags: Cameron Oluyitan/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCameron Oluyitan scored a career-high 27 points, shooting 6-for-8 from behind the 3-point arc and Southern Utah rolled past Long Beach State 84-63.Oluyitan scored four of his 3s in the second half when the Thunderbirds broke the game open with a 20-4 run.Harrison Butler had 12 points and six rebounds for Southern Utah (7-4), which ended its four-game road losing streak. December 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local Oluyitan hits 6 3s and S. Utah tops Long Beach St. 84-63 Associated Presslast_img

BYU Football Will Not Host Spectators For Texas-San Antonio Saturday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-In a statement from the Brigham Young University athletic department Tuesday, it was confirmed the No. 15 football team’s Saturday game against Texas-San Antonio will feature no fans at LaVell Edwards Stadium.BYU Athletics has announced the UTSA-BYU game on Saturday, Oct. 10, will be played without spectators at LaVell Edwards Stadium.— BYU FOOTBALL (@BYUfootball) October 6, 2020This decision was based on the fact that Utah Gov. Gary Herbert still has placed the cities of Provo and Orem under orange, or moderate risk, for covid-19.The governor’s office has made it clear that this restriction will not have ended by this weekend’s game against the Roadrunners.You can listen to this game on KSVC AM and FM or online at with a 1:00 pm pregame and a 1:30 pm kickoff.However, the BYU athletic department remains hopeful that fans may be able to attend the Cougars’ October 24 home game against the Texas State Bobcats. Written by Tags: BYU Football October 6, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local BYU Football Will Not Host Spectators For Texas-San Antonio Saturday Brad Jameslast_img read more

BYU Football Star Brady Christensen Declares For NFL Draft

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Wednesday, BYU junior left tackle Brady Christensen confirmed, via his Twitter account,  he will forego his senior season of eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft.THANK YOU BYU!!— Brady Christensen (@Brady_BYU) December 30, 2020The 6-6 300-pound Christensen has been named to nine All-American teams this season.The Bountiful, Utah native and Bountiful High School product has been named as an All-American by The Football Writers Association of America, The Associated Press, USA Today Sports, ESPN, CBS Sports, Pro Football Focus, Bleacher Report, The Sporting News and The Athletic.The 2021 NFL Draft is slated for April 29-May 1, 2021 at Cleveland with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns serving as the hosts. Written by Tags: BYU Football December 30, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU Football Star Brady Christensen Declares For NFL Draft Brad Jameslast_img read more

Rivers rallies Knicks past Jazz 112-100 for 3rd straight win

first_imgJanuary 6, 2021 /Sports News – Local Rivers rallies Knicks past Jazz 112-100 for 3rd straight win FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNEW YORK (AP) — Austin Rivers scored 23 points, including 14 straight for the Knicks down the stretch, and Julius Randle had 30 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists as New York won its third straight by beating the Utah Jazz 112-100.The Knicks trailed by 18 in the first half but outplayed the Jazz in the second and won for the fifth time in six games.Rivers made four 3-pointers in the final 4:17.Jordan Clarkson scored 19 points and Donovan Mitchell had 18 for the Jazz, who were swept in a back-to-back set of games in New York. The Brooklyn Nets routed them 130-96 on Tuesday. Written by Associated Press Tags: Austin Rivers/NBA/New York Knicks/Utah Jazzlast_img read more

Panguitch Wrestling Wins 4th All-Time State Title Friday

first_imgFebruary 12, 2021 /Sports News – Local Panguitch Wrestling Wins 4th All-Time State Title Friday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRICHFIELD, Utah-Friday, Panguitch won its 4th all-time state wrestling title at the 1-A state wrestlig tournament at the Sevier Valley Center.The Bobcats, who previously won titles in 1997, 2000 and 2020, amassed 214 points. The rest of the standings were as follows:2nd place-Piute 167.5 points3rd place-Milford 146 points4th place-Rich 100 points5th place-Wayne 87 points6th place-Tintic 37 points7th place-Bryce Valley 14 points8th place-Water Canyon 11 points9th place-Telos Academy 3 pointsThe indvidual champions are as follows106 poundsOwen Crofts of Panguitch over Jayken Downing of Rich (fall, 4:46)113 poundsHunter Dickinson of Panguitch over Ricardo Pena of Piute (sudden victory, 6-4)120 poundsBryson Henrie of Panguitch over Rayce Jeffrey of Wayne (fall, 1:35)126 poundsKolt Pace of Wayne over Thomas Marshall of Panguitch (Ssudden victory, 9-7)132 poundsPorter Schoppe of Panguitch over Keller Siddoway of Rich (decision, 6-2)138 poundsMckray Gayler of Piute over Riley Edwards of Wayne (decision, 8-1)145 poundsQuaid Thompson of Milford over Jace Edwards of Wayne (decision, 5-0)152 poundsJax Coburn of Piute over Marcus Wilson of Wayne (fall, 1:14)160 poundsLuke Finicum of Milford over Ryker Conk of Rich (fall, 1:05)170 poundsBlake Barnes of Milford over Cael Houston of Panguitch (fall, 5:00)182 poundsCalvin Holm of Milford over Jaedon Rowe of Rich (decision, 8-3)195 poundsPorter Trapp of Piute over Skyler Williams of Milford (fall, 1:17)220 poundsWade Christensen of Panguitch over Jaden Kriegh of Tintic (fall, 2:36)285 poundsRhyder Ambrose of Milford over Cole Harland of Panguitch (fall, 5:25). Written bycenter_img Brad Jameslast_img read more