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To play at a high level, in any sport, takes a mental toughness few understand and even fewer attain. Jordan Spieth, PGA Tour Golfer from Dallas, TX stated at one time, “Whenever the heat’s on...I’ve just kind of learned to focus a little more.” For the Lady Warriors, sophomore Alexis ‘Lexi’ Hamel’s focus is a major part of who...
With any successful high school athlete, popularity and local fame follows. Being noticed and celebrated in the hallways by one’s peers is a unique experience to say the least. How an individual handles the added attention is crucial to how life plays out moving forward. Far too many athletes let success consume them. They forget what it was like to...
We were fortunate to spend a few moments to delve into the mind of NCAA Official, Casey McClellan, as he was on the road. Just hours before he would officiate a game with BYU, Casey shared a few of his insites and perspective on the game he's played, coached, and now calls. What is your involvement now as it relates...
Living Life All-In There is really one choice to make. We unconsciously ask it every day of our lives. However, it’s only until we ask it of ourselves deliberately, with full purpose, that the answer begins to take shape. Which do you prefer? What will you choose? Mediocrity versus 120? With anything we do in life we make a choice. We are...
As personalities go, very few are as kind and as welcoming as Pine View soccer and girl’s basketball player, Tayvia Ah Quin. After spending a short time with the young lady, you quickly found that you’ve made a new friend. The senior most definitely represents her family name, her school, and community well. Tayvia, like most every athlete, loves to...

The Journey

From Diabetes to Bullies to Cheer Imagine the scenario; Your child wakes up and before he or she can get out of bed, they say to themselves, “I hate going. Why do they always make fun of me? I don’t have any friends there. All they do is say mean and hurtful things. I always find mean notes in my...
Snow Canyon’s Brock Staheli is not your typical teenager. The young man is a three-sport athlete who maintains his 4.0 GPA and as a senior he takes pride in challenging himself in all that he does. Intensity may be what you first notice when you meet the young man, but do not be mistaken. Spend some time with Brock and...
Built as an incredibly strong rebounder, who can head-fake, drop step, or hit a turn around jumper, the power forward is known to set powerful screens and protects his territory on the hardwood. A great power forward can shut down his opponent on the defensive end, and when it comes to putting points on the board, your number four...

Never Settle

When you swim competitively, the unwritten rule is... your life is the water. With hours upon hours a day in the pool, most swimmers feel out of place on dry land. The water feels like home, and Desert Hills senior Megan Draney is no exception to this rule. Holding to a committed schedule to be at her best, Megan is...
Jackson Nowatzke faced a significant challenge his sophomore year on the football field. It was the first game of the season, and while playing on the JV squad, the young quarterback suffered an injury. Just before half time hit, Jackson snapped his tibia, resulting in a painful leg break. Undoubtedly, devastation set in. “Not being able to make it...

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