Dixie State Football Opens 2018 Fall Camp on Monday

first_imgAugust 3, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Football Opens 2018 Fall Camp on Monday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Dixie State football commences its fall camp Monday seeking to improve from a 5-6 campaign in 2017.The five wins the Trailblazers amassed in 2017 represents the second-most wins in a season Dixie State has had since moving to Division II.Dixie State returns 12 starters from last season, including eight on defense. Of the four returning offensive starters for the Trailblazers, two are on the offensive line. These include preseason all-Rocky Mountain Conference lineman Tevia Tolutau of Provo’s Timpview High.Dixie State also returns their 2017 rushing and receiving leaders in junior tailback Sei-J Lauago and redshirt junior receiver Kasey Allison.Despite playing in only eight games last season, Lauago rushed for 803 yards and five touchdowns, setting a school-record 100.4 rushing yards per game in 2017.Lauago also hauled in 14 passes for 110 yards and another score while he led the Trailblazers with 971 all-purpose yards.Allison started in all 11 games at receiver for the Trailblazers in 2017, posting 39 receptions for a team-high 580 yards and four scores.The strength of the Dixie State squad is on defense, including last year’s tackling leader, safety Mike Jones and last year’s leader in interceptions, senior safety Trayvon Watson. Additionally, last season’s sacks leader, defensive lineman Remington Kelly, returns.Junior kicker A.J. Yergensen, who made 7 of his 8 field goals last season, returns, as does senior kicker Anthony Reyes, who posted 27 touchbacks in 53 kickoffs for the Trailblazers.Head coach Shay McClure is back for his third season on the Dixie State sidelines and will have a pair of new coordinators in offensive coordinator Blake Rolan and defensive coordinator Willie Mack Garza.Garza has been promoted from secondary coach while last season, the Trailblazers’ secondary surrendered only 168.2 passing yards per game, a new school record.Rolan comes to St. George after previously serving as an offensive analyst at Kentucky.Five other assistants also return to the Dixie State squad from last season, including offensive line coach Keola Loo, receivers coach Anthony Weeden, defensive line coach Dustin Sobleraj, defensive backs coach Marcus Graves and assistant coach Benson Laumatia.Three new coaches are joining the staff for 2018, including tight ends coach Famika Anae, running backs coach Carl Franke and linebackers coach Junior Tanuvasa. Tags: A.J. Yergensen/Anthony Reyes/Anthony Weeden/Benson Laumatia/Blake Rolan/Carl Franke/Dixie State Football/Dustin Sobleraj/Famika Anae/Junior Tanuvasa/Kasey Allison/Keola Loo/Marcus Graves/Mike Jones/Remington Kelly/RMAC/Sei-J Lauago/Shay McClure/Tevia Tolutau/Trayvon Watson/Willie Mack Garza Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Barefield, Allen Earn Pac-12 All-Conference Honors

first_imgMarch 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local Barefield, Allen Earn Pac-12 All-Conference Honors Barefield, who totaled 1,000 points in his career earlier this season, has accumulated 516 points scored this season, becoming the fifth Utah player in the last six years to score at least 500 points in a season. He has also drained 92 three-pointers on the season, which currently ranks third-most in single-season school history. Allen is Utah’s first-ever player to be named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team. The Pac-12 Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Most Improved Player of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, Scholar-Athlete of the Year and John R. Wooden Pac-12 Coach of the Year will be announced Monday evening at 5 p.m. PT/6 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Network in a special hour long Pac-12 Sports Report. Tags: All-Pac-12/Sedrick Barefield/Timmy Allen/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball Barefield averaged a team-best 17.2 points per game overall, while scoring 18.7 points in Pac-12 Conference games only. His 17.2 points per game average ranked fifth among players in the league. He shot .416 from the field overall. .398 from three-point range and .825 from the charity stripe. He dished out 115 assists, registered 29 steals and pulled down 2.1 rebounds per game. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN FRANCISCO – Utah senior Sedrick Barefield has been named to the 15 member All-Pac-12 men’s basketball team, the league office announced on Monday. Freshman Timmy Allen was also honored, being named to the five member Pac-12 All-Freshman team.center_img Written by Barefield becomes the fifth Utah player in the past six seasons to earn all-Pac-12 first-team honors. He joins Delon Wright (2014, 2015), Jacob Poeltl (2016), Kyle Kuzma (2017) and Justin Bibbins (2018) as the only Utah players to earn first-team accolades. Allen, a native of Mesa, Ariz., averaged 12.2 points and pulled down 5.3 rebounds in his first season donning the Red and White for the Runnin’ Utes. Allen ranked second on the team with a .583 shooting percentage and ranked third with 25 steals. In a vote by all 12-league coaches, Barefield was one of 10 first team selections. Five players were named to the second team, while four players were named honorable mention. Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Soccer star Alex Morgan is pregnant with a baby girl

first_img Written by October 23, 2019 /Sports News – National Soccer star Alex Morgan is pregnant with a baby girl Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Soccer star Alex Morgan has other types of kicks on her mind these days — she’s pregnant!The U.S. women’s national team co-captain and her husband, fellow soccer player Serva Carrasco, announced Tuesday that they’re expecting a baby girl in April 2020.A source close to Morgan confirmed that the Orlando Pride forward will intends to compete in the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo.This will be the first child for the couple who married in 2014.“We are already in love and we haven’t even met her yet. Newest member of the Carrasco family, coming soon,” Morgan wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of her with her husband.“Can’t wait to meet my baby girl,” added Carrasco in his own post.Morgan, 30, made headlines earlier this year when she helped lead the national team to the country’s second straight FIFA Women’s World Cup championship, and advocated for equal pay along the way. According to a lawsuit obtained by The New York Times Morgan and her teammates filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation alleging gender discrimination.“We are standing up for what we believe in,” Morgan told Vogue magazine, “and we’re standing up for other women in sports who aren’t getting opportunities or respect around the world.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Conley breaks out, Jazz beat Clippers as Leonard rests

first_img Written by Associated Press Tags: Kawhi Leonard/Mike Conley/NBA/Utah Jazz October 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local Conley breaks out, Jazz beat Clippers as Leonard rests FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mike Conley snapped an early season slump with 29 points and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 110-96 on Wednesday night with Kawhi Leonard sitting out.“I just wanted to get back to who I am,” Conley said.Conley had 18 points in the third quarter as the Jazz scored 40 in the period and took a 90-71 lead. Utah (4-1) has won three in a row.Leonard missed the game for scheduled rest, though coach Doc Rivers has said his star forward has been healthy and energized. The Clippers play the second half of a back-to-back Thursday against San Antonio in Los Angeles.Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points, Bojan Bogdanovic had 14 and Rudy Gobert 13.Lou Williams paced the Clippers (3-2) with 24 points, 16 before halftime.The matchup of one of the league’s top defenses against one of the top offenses lost some its luster without Leonard, but the Jazz showed how potent they could be with 55 percent shooting while holding their opponents below 100 points for the fifth straight game.JaMychal Green, who had 23 points, led his fellow Clipper reserves in a fourth-quarter rally, cutting a 23-point edge to 99-89. Conley responded with a 3-pointer and a lob to Gobert for a dunk.Conley struggled in his first four games with Utah after playing 12 years in Memphis, including a 1-for-16 shooting performance in the opener and an 0-for-7 outing in the last game. In recent days, he admitted it has taken more time than he expected to feel comfortable with the Jazz plays and terminology.When Conley hit a 3-pointer and followed it with a tough layup high off the backboard in third quarter, he pumped his fist and yelled to the rafters. When Los Angeles called timeout, the entire Jazz bench leaped off the bench and ran onto the court to greet the point guard.A few minutes later, Conley hit a high-arcing 3-pointer and motioned for the crowd to get louder. Cheers rang out and then turned into chants of “Con-ley, Con-ley, Con-ley”.Conley made 11 of 17 shots, including five 3-pointers, and had five assists with a season-low two turnovers.The Jazz were hot from the start and led by 14 points early in the second quarter. The Clippers trimmed the advantage to 52-51 at halftime.TIP INSClippers: Williams, who has won the Sixth Man of the Year award a record three times, started the game. “Lou has no problem starting or coming off the bench,” Rivers said. … LA had 20 turnovers.Jazz: Dante Exum is still inactive as he recovers from knee surgery. . Utah had a season-high 13 steals.UP NEXTClippers host the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night.Jazz visit Sacramento Kings on Friday night.last_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 2/19/20

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUERangers 6, Chicago 3Dallas 3, Arizona 2Boston 2, Edmonton 1 — OTFlorida 4, Anaheim 1Colorado 3, Islanders 1Minnesota 4, Vancouver 3 — OT/SOTOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLLouisville 90, Syracuse 66Villanova 91, DePaul 71Georgia 65, Auburn 55Seton Hall 74, Butler 72Houston 76, Tulsa 43NC State 88, Duke 66Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. February 20, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 2/19/20center_img Beau Lundlast_img

Federal investigation launched after noose found in garage stall of Black NASCAR driver at Talladega Superspeedway

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC NewsBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(LINCOLN, Ala.) — NASCAR has launched an investigation after a noose was found in the garage stall of a Black driver who had called for removing the Confederate flag from circuit events.NASCAR President Steve Phelps said Monday that those responsible will be “banned from this sport for life.”“There is no room for this at all,” he said at a news briefing. “We won’t tolerate it. They won’t be here. I don’t care who they are, they will not be here.”On Monday, the Department of Justice announced its Civil Rights Division is also investigating “to determine whether there are violations of federal law,” U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town said in a statement.The incident happened Sunday at Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway, which was hosting a Cup Series race. NASCAR said the noose was found in the garage stall of the 43 team. The 43 car is driven by Bubba Wallace, 26, the only Black driver in the Cup Series, NASCAR’s highest level.Only essential personnel were allowed in the garage, said Phelps, who said he had informed Wallace about what had happened.“It’s a difficult moment for Bubba,” Phelps said. “He’s handled it with the grace that he has handled everything that’s happened over the last few weeks.” Wallace responded to the incident on Twitter Sunday night.“Today’s despicable act of racism and hatred leaves me incredibly saddened and serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society and how persistent we must be in the fight against racism,” he said.Wallace had pushed for NASCAR to ban the display of the Confederate flag amid calls for racial justice following George Floyd’s death last month at the hands of Minneapolis police. NASCAR subsequently announced earlier this month that it was banning the presence of the controversial flag at all events.“We are angry and outraged, and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act,” NASCAR said in a statement on Sunday. “As we have stated unequivocally, there is no place for racism in NASCAR, and this act only strengthens our resolve to make the sport open and welcoming to all.”In his statement Sunday, Wallace said he has been “overwhelmed” by the support from fans and that “we will not be deterred by the reprehensible actions of those who seek to spread hate.”“This will not break me, I will not give in nor will I back down,” he said. “I will continue to proudly stand for what I believe in.”Ahead of the Cup Series race on Sunday, protesters were seen flying Confederate flags in a parade outside Talladega Superspeedway. A plane also flew a banner of the flag with the words “Defund NASCAR.”The race, Talladega’s first and NASCAR’s second overall during the coronavirus pandemic to have fans in attendance, ended up being postponed to Monday at the Lincoln racetrack due to inclement weather.Security was stepped up at the race track for Monday’s race, Phelps said.“We want to make sure that Bubba is safe,” he said. “We will firmly support as an industry, as a family and community, to make sure Bubba and everyone else in this sport is safe.”Before the 3 p.m. ET race, the words #IStandWithBubba were seen stenciled on the grass near the race track’s pit road.In a statement released Monday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey called on the NASCAR family to “rally around Bubba and his team as they compete today.” She said she was “shocked and appalled” by what happened and will assist in finding and punishing the person responsible.“There is no place for this disgusting display of hatred in our state,” she said, adding that Wallace is a native of Mobile, Alabama. “On behalf of all Alabamians, I apologize to Bubba Wallace as well as to his family and friends for the hurt that this has caused and regret the mark this leaves on our state.”ABC News’ Joshua Hoyos, Matthew Foster, Karyn Rodus and Matt Stone contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. June 22, 2020 /Sports News – National Federal investigation launched after noose found in garage stall of Black NASCAR driver at Talladega Superspeedway Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 12/10/20

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUELA Rams 24, New England 3TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLSouthern U. at Gonzaga (Canceled)San Diego St. 80, Arizona St. 68Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. December 11, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 12/10/20 Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img

Two Alabama standouts among four Heisman Trophy finalists

first_imgDecember 25, 2020 /Sports News – National Two Alabama standouts among four Heisman Trophy finalists FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN ImagesBy LOUIS MILMAN, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — The finalists for the 2020 Heisman Trophy were announced last night, and a pair of teammates from Alabama both made the cut.Quarterback Mac Jones and wide receiver DeVonta Smith are among the four finalists, joined by Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Florida QB Kyle Trask.The award will be given out on January 5, during a virtual ceremony. All four players have had spectacular seasons, but the voting is expected to be fairly close. Smith led the nation with 98 catches, 1,511 receiving yards and 17 touchdown receptions. If he were to win the Heisman, he would be the first non-quarterback to do so since Alabama running back Derrick Henry in 2015. The last wide receiver to win was Michigan’s Desmond Howard in 1991.Jones led the Crimson Tide to an undefeated regular season, and a berth in the College Football Playoff as the top seed. He is in his first full year as a starting quarterback, tossing 32 touchdowns to just four interceptions.Lawrence, expected to be the top selection in the NFL Draft, has gone 34-1 as Clemson’s starter. He, too, led his team to a College Football Playoff berth, locking down the #2 seed.And Trask set several school records while compiling one of the best years a Florida QB has ever had — registering 43 touchdown throws and more than 4,000 yards through the air.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Initial Boys and Girls Basketball RPI released

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMIDVALE, Utah-Monday, the Utah High School Activities Association released its initial RPI for schools competing in boys and girls basketball in all classifications.Here are the classifications and Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network schools pertaining to our coverage area, with their ranking, records and RPI percentage.3-A Boys1.Grantsville (6-0) .7572. Manti (6-3) .6333. Juab (8-2) .6104. Grand (9-0) .5745. Richfield (4-5) .5736. North Sanpete (5-3) .5577. San Juan (8-4) .5558. Carbon (5-2) .5509. Providence Hall (6-1) .49110. South Sevier (4-5) .48111. Morgan (2-5) .47612. South Summit (4-6) .45113. Judge (3-4) .43814. Emery (2-5) .41815. American Leadership (2-8) .35716. Summit Academy (3-7) .34717. Union (1-5) .30918. Delta (1-6) .29519. Maeser Prep (1-9) .2743-A Girls1. South Sevier (5-1) .7332. Richfield (7-1) .7023. Carbon (8-1) .6684. Judge (5-1) .6555. Grantsville (8-2) .6076. Delta (6-4) .5977. Emery (3-3) .5878. Morgan (4-4) .5459. Union (5-5) .52510. Manti (5-4) .49911. American Leadership (3-3) .47712. San Juan (4-6) .44113. South Summit (3-7) .41414. Providence Hall (2-3) .35615. North Sanpete (1-6) .35116. Juab (1-9) .30117. Grand (1-2) .29418. Maeser (2-6) .21919. Summit Academy (1-6 ) .2192-A Boys1. Beaver (7-1) .6652. Enterprise (6-4) .6453. Kanab (5-3) .5954. North Summit (3-2) .5655. North Sevier (2-3) .5366. Gunnison Valley (3-3) .5197. Parowan (2-3) .5158. Layton Christian (2.4) .4899. Duchesne (3-5) .48910. Draper APA (3-4) .48511. American Heritage (4-6) .48312. Millard (4-5) .47513. Rockwell (3-5) .45514. Rowland Hall (0-1) .45415. Altamont (2-2) .42516. Monticello (1-4) .39717. American Prep West Valley (3-6) .35918. Utah Military-Camp Williams (2-6) .35219. Freedom Prep (0-2) .30720. Merit College (0-8) .23421. St. Joseph (0-2) .22122. Utah Military-Hill Field (1-4) .16123. Waterford (0-0) .0002-A Girls1. Beaver (7-1) .8272. Enterprise (10-1) .7883. Layton Christian (5-1) .7414. Millard (8-4) .6625. North Summit (5-4) .6606. Duchesne (5-3) .6457. Kanab (6-2) .6318. Gunnison Valley (3-3) .5919. Rockwell (7-3) .55210. Wasatch Academy (1-4) .51211. American Heritage (3-5) .46312. North Sevier (1-4) .44713. Parowan (2-5) .44114. Monticello (1-42) .42115. Freedom Prep (1-2) .40616. Altamont (2-3) .38117. Utah Military-Hill Field (2-5) .35318. Merit (2-4) .30319. Draper APA (1-6) .29420. American Prep West Valley (2-5) .26321. St. Joseph (1-3) .24122. Utah Military-Camp Williams (0-4) .18523. Rowland Hall (0-0) .00024. Waterford (0-0) .0001-A Boys1. Panguitch (8-1) .7072. Bryce Valley (6-1) .6943. Wendover (2-1) .6874. Manila (7-1) .6405. Tintic (6-4) .5616. Piute (3-3) .5507. Valley (4-3) .5448. Rich (3.3) .5139. Mount Vernon (5-3) .49910. Telos (3-2) .49711. Water Canyon (1-1) .48212. Pinnacle (4-3) .39913. Tabiona (3-6) .38614. Intermountain Christian (2-6) .36915. Green River (2-5) .34116. Diamond Ranch (2-4) .33517. Wayne (0-6) .28918. Milford (0-8) .24519. Dugway (0-5) .22520. Escalante (0-0) .00021. West Ridge (0-0) .0001-A Girls1. Piute (4-1) .7312. Valley (4-2) .6873. Wayne (5-2) .6514. Green River (4-4) .5845. Milford (5-2) .5746. Panguitch (3-3) .5597. Bryce Valley (4-2) .5528. Tabiona (5-5) .5199. Escalante (3-2) .50510. Rich (2-4) .47711. Wendover (1-1) .45412. Pinnacle (1-6 ) .32513. Manila (2-2) .32314. Intermountain Christian (1-4) .32215. Water Canyon (0-3) .29816. Tintic (0-6) .26817. West Ridge (0-0) .000 Written by January 4, 2021 /Sports News – Local Initial Boys and Girls Basketball RPI released Tags: UHSAA Brad Jameslast_img read more

Judge: Utah schools don’t need to offer girls’ football

first_img Written by Tags: Girls Football/Sam Gordon March 2, 2021 /Sports News – Local Judge: Utah schools don’t need to offer girls’ football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah girl whose football skills won her fame online has lost her court bid to have school districts create football teams for girls.A federal judge ruled against Sam Gordon on Monday, finding that school districts aren’t legally required to create a separate team because girls who want to play football can play with the teams traditionally filled with boys.Judge Howard Nielson acknowledged that schools and coaches could do more to encourage girls to play. But he also acknowledged concerns that without Gordon’s star power there might not be enough girls to sustain a program not offered by other U.S. high schools. Associated Presslast_img read more