Utah’s Zach Johnson leads national golf tournament

Utah golfer Zach Johnson watches a shot as he competes in and wins the 2013 Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 at Oakridge Ridge Country club in Farmington. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News PORT LUCIE, Florida — Utah’s Zach Johnson took the first-round at the National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship by shooting a 5-under-par 67 at the PGA Golf Club and leads Minnesota’s Matt Rachey by one stroke. Johnson, a 36-year-old assistant pro at Davis Park Golf Course in Fruit Heights, made four birdies on his first nine and added another on his second nine and had no bogeys on the day. Utah’s other… Read More

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Raider Damuni, swindling Timpview T-Birds subdue Lehi Pioneers’ high powered offense

Timpview’s Raider Damuni celebrates a touchdown during the 5A football semifinal game against Lehi at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Timpview won 35-7. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Damuni recorded a 29-yard pick-six, one of four turnovers forced by Timpview in the 35-7 win over Lehi SALT LAKE CITY — Entering their 5A semifinals clash against the Timpview T-Birds, the Lehi Pioneers could accurately boast that they had one of the more dynamic offenses in the state. At 36.2 points per game, the Pioneers possessed the second-best scoring offense in the 5A classification, and behind quarterback Creyton Cooper, who had thrown for 2,529 yards… Read More

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Entrada golf course to undergo major renovation

antpkr – stock.adobe.com ST. GEORGE — Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club’s award-winning golf course in will undergo a $7 million dollar renovation project led by renowned golf course designer David McLay Kidd. On-course work is expected to begin in November 2020 and be completed by September 2021. During the 10-month project, the golf course is expected to be fully closed to member and guest play for approximately five months. Kidd’s course designs include Bandon Dunes in Bandon, Ore., and the Castle Course at St. Andrews, Scotland. Renovation enhancements will include replacement of the course’s irrigation and drainage systems and the club’s practice facility. All of the greens will be… Read More

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Lehi’s offense sputters in semifinal loss to Timpview

Timpview plays Lehi in the 5A football semifinal game at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Timpview won 35-7. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — It’s hard to win a football game when you turn the ball over four times. “It’s nearly impossible,” Lehi coach Ed Larson said. In a 35-7 loss to Timpview in the 5A football semifinals at Rice-Eccles Stadium, the Pioneers did exactly that, sputtering on offense as the Thunderbirds’ defense came up with four opportune turnovers. “Our defense was outstanding today and unfortunately, our offense couldn’t get it going. Credit to their defense,” Larson said. “It’s a heck… Read More

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5A football semifinals: Super Targhee! Lambson shreds Lehi in Timpview’s resounding 35-7 win

Timpview’s Targhee Lambson scores a touchdown during the 5A football semifinal game against Lehi at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Timpview won 35-7. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Timpview features some of the state’s top players, with running back Targhee Lambson taking center stage during the T-Bird’s big win over Lehi on Thursday. SALT LAKE CITY — Timpview running back Targhee Lambson had himself a day during his team’s dominating 35-7 win over Lehi during the 5A semifinal round on Thursday. Playing on a team that features several standout athletic playmakers, it’s somewhat easy to be overlooked, although no one was overlooking Timpview’s junior… Read More

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After record rout, Utes ready for tough test as Minnesota comes to town

Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak passes balls to his post players as the University of Utah men’s basketball program begins official practices at the Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Facility in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — It’s been a week since the record-breaking performance when the Utah basketball team set all kinds of school marks as well as an NCAA record for its 94-point win over Mississippi Valley State. The Utes are expecting a tough test when the Minnesota Gophers of the Big Ten come to the Huntsman Center for a 7 p.m. game Friday night. They’re… Read More

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NCAA women’s soccer tournament: BYU and Utah hoping to make good runs starting this weekend

BYU captured a No. 2 seed and is expected to make a deep run while Utah hopes to upset No. 12-ranked Duke. PROVO — BYU doesn’t like to focus on it, but it’s hard to ignore. Heading into its first-round match of the NCAA tournament versus Boise State on Friday, the BYU women’s soccer team owns a near perfect 18-0-1 mark on the year. It’s a remarkable feat for a team in any sport, but considering the nuances involved with the course of a soccer match, it makes the Cougars’ undefeated record all the more remarkable. The accomplishment saw BYU yet again win the West Coast Conference championship and go… Read More

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5-star Orem Tigers standout Noah Sewell scampers through Salem Hills Skyhawks in 5A semifinal blowout

Orem’s Noah Sewell runs past Salem Hills’ Jake Meuter during the 5A football state semifinal game at the University of Utah’s Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Orem won 51-14. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Every time Noah Sewell steps on the football field at the high school level, he’s going to be the best of the 22 players on either side of the ball. That’s just how it is for a senior widely considered to be one of the top 30 players in the entire country. On Thursday as his Orem Tigers faced the Salem Hills Skyhawks in the 5A… Read More

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Bezos to purchase Seahawks? Unlikely, but NFL owners reportedly want him

While the Seattle Seahawks may not be for sale, there are rumblings that some in the NFL want Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to purchase the team. Groz: Are Hawks the NFC’s team of the decade? We’re about to find out A Washington Post story (note: Bezos owns The Post) reported that someone who is “familiar with the NFL’s thinking” said that Bezos has expressed interest in buying the Seahawks. A person “familiar with the team’s thinking” told The Post that the team is not for sale. There was some speculation on the team’s future after owner Paul Allen passed away last October. Since his passing, his sister, Jody Allen, has… Read More

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5A football semifinals: Not capitalizing on mistakes sinks Salem Hills in loss to Orem

Orem plays Salem Hills in the 5A football state semifinal game at the University of Utah’s Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Orem won 51-14. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News You have to take opportunities when presented if you hope to beat a team like Orem. Salem Hills was unable to do as much in sustaining a bitter 51-14 loss on Friday. SALT LAKE CITY — Salem Hills coach Harry Schwenke made no pretense prior, and didn’t change his tune after, despite enduring a tough 51-14 loss at the hands of Orem during the 5A state semifinal round on Thursday. Getting to Rice-Eccles Stadium is… Read More

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