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Pine View student-athlete Trey Judd Farrer has his goals for his final year of high school basketball lined up. “I want to win Region, make first team All-State, help carry my team, be a team leader.” A highly motivated young man who enjoys both the competitive and social nature of the game, he expects great things from his teammates...
Adversity is no issue for swimmer Nicole Christensen—in fact, she takes to it like a fish to water. Nicole swims for Snow Canyon High School, where she’s currently a sophomore, and the Southern Utah Swimming Association, a local club. “I love my team. It’s like my second family,” she says. “I also like that it’s an individual sport and...
Following in her athletic family’s footsteps, Aspen Honey Bair, a hardworking, well-rounded senior at Dixie High School excels not only academically but in her chosen sports: basketball, volleyball, and track and field. The third child of Mike and Lori Bair, Aspen’s infectious energy and independent spirit were evident from the time she was a toddler. Her parents had to install...
Kylee Field, an effervescent 12th-grade student and volleyball player at Cedar High School, is all about having fun while striving to be her best—in sports and school. “I want my teammates to remember that I was a good player and that I worked hard,” she says. Kylee, her brother, and two sisters were raised by two moms in Cedar City....
Josie Bushar is a 12th-grade student and cross country and track athlete at Pine View High School who loves running “more than ice cream and Disneyland.” Her infectious, lighthearted optimism, however, belies an intense drive. Over the last three years, she has risen to the challenge of balancing individual goal setting with the leadership needed for overall success in a...
Perseverance and positivity are the qualities that define volleyball player Sierra Davis. Classmates at Hurricane High School would describe her as an outgoing, fun-loving girl with an abundance of team spirit. “I really just love the relationships that I have with my coaches and my team,” she says. “It’s like nothing you can really find anywhere else. It’s fun to...
With a bit of luck and a lot of hard work, Carson Horspool, a distance runner and student at Pine View High School, has found his stride. Carson and his three siblings were born and raised in Washington, where their family’s roots have been for generations. Both of his parents grew up playing sports; his mother, Mishaun Horspool, was on...
Passion for soccer, zest for life, and dogged determination to succeed are the qualities that Derick Bunn, an exemplary student-athlete at Hurricane High School, hopes his teammates will remember him for. The Bunn family moved to southern Utah from Boise, Idaho, in 2005. Derick’s parents encouraged their children’s athletic abilities from an early age, particularly in swimming. His older sister,...
Brayson Hurdsman, a senior at Desert Hills High School, has been playing baseball since he could hold a bat. He started in tee-ball, then moved up to Little League, and increasingly competitive disciplines as his skills developed. “I just love the game,” he says. “It’s been a part of my life for so long that it’s kind of been...

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