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It’s In His DNA

You have to be impressed by this young man. As a sophomore, the young athlete is already an accomplished Mixed Martial Artist holding Regional, State, National and 7 World Titles. He boxes and dominates in his weight class. He plays football for the Panthers on both JV and Varsity, and on the wrestling mat he started Varsity as a...

A True Brotherhood

As the clock winds down, the battle on the mat grows in intensity. Every second on the mat counts, because every one is earned. Powering through injuries, spending countless hours in the gym, and establishing a strong mental focus is essential. Whomever puts in the most work is due to get the hold, secure the pin and win the...

Where It All Began

At a towering 6’2” Cedar’s own Lady Red, Katrina Price, commands a fair amount of attention at the block. Her long legs and wingspan are certainly an asset when it comes to out touching her opponents at the wall. Standing in her lane next to her opponents, a tall stretch certainly stirs a level of intimidation that works to...
When you meet Stephanie, you are quick to realize that great things will certainly come from this Snow Canyon Lady Warrior. Voted by her peers as “Most likely to go to the Olympics,” the young freshman makes no excuse for her size in a sport where height/length is an asset. Crediting her coaches for pushing her to improve and seek...

Quiet Assurance

It’s said that the quiet ones are the ones you need to watch out for. They are the ones that come seemingly out of nowhere and can totally surprise you. Well if you spend a few moments with Dixie Flyer’s junior, Nathan Hook, and discover what he has accomplished thus far, you will be impressed. Nathan is a member of...
Results are a direct by-product of the amount of effort a person puts into something. Says the Hurricane Senior, Nicholas McDaniel, “You have to put in the work. You can’t just expect things to go your way. You have to earn it.” The daily routine for this three-sport athlete (football, soccer, and track) goes a bit like this. At 5:50...
The clock reads 6:00 am and the alarm sounds each morning waking Koalman, a driven student-athlete who understands the importance of education. Challenging courses, such as AP Calculus, demand extra attention and effort to succeed, and Koalman ensures he puts in the time. For a young man balancing academics and athletics, supporting and encouraging school instruction is highly valuable....
Laynee Wells lives her life with the theme of ‘making every second count’. For most teenagers, 5:30 am is still sleeping hours, but kicking off her day with a 3-mile run, Laynee sees the early morning hours as an additional training opportunity. Concluding a full day of school then going on a second run, is part of Laynee’s regular...
Living in Southern Utah, we’re able to build friendships with competitors unlike larger cities like Los Angeles and Las Vegas. “You still want to beat your friends when you are on the greens, you want to win,” says Noah Schone, from Pine View. “When you are off the greens though, you want to hang out with these guys and...
Successful student-athletes must master the balancing act between school and sports. Supportive teachers and coaches make the process simpler. At Desert Hills, and all Region 9 schools, student-athletes have instructors and coaches that truly want the very best for their students. “I’m thankful I have really great teachers. When I know that I will be missing school for a...

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