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Dream Weaver is a believer. The 16 year old Cedar High volleyball, basketball, and softball player has an innate ability to overcome adversity on and off the field. Dream’s mother, Jennifer Weaver, states, “Dream is probably one of the most unique athletes I’ve seen because her belief and her honesty in life makes her think she can get the job...
Rachel Winters has tried everything. As a kid, she was involved in soccer, tennis, basketball, swimming, diving, and more, but when Rachel began playing volleyball at the age of 12, she found all other sports paled in comparison. Rachel’s mother, Stacie, remembers, “She took to it like a duck to water.” Rachel began playing in Texas but reports she is...
During her high school years, Allie Watt was in the water before most of Southern Utah was even out of bed. The Pine View senior, who competed with both her high school team and the Southern Utah Swimming Association (SUSA), started her day at 4:00am in order to fit in a 5:00am swim practice before heading off to school. She’d...
Ask Dixie High School full-back Ashlyn Smith what she loves most about soccer and her eyes will light up. “I just love soccer!” she will exclaim. “I feel like I can relax when I’m on the field. I can put all my stress behind me, and I feel at home.” “I have a desire and passion to play,” says Ashlyn”...
Perhaps there has never been a time when Taylor Bandley, a senior at Pine View High school, didn’t feel at home on a golf course. Her mother, Jamie Bandley, says Taylor has been gathering crowds to watch her since she was eight years old. “People couldn’t believe how a little girl could hit a ball like that,” Jamie says. And...
As Trevor Connell sits on the couch in his family’s living room, he looks completely at ease. His relaxed posture portrays a young man that is comfortable in his own skin, and his easygoing demeanor makes him instantly likeable. However, behind this mellow disposition lies an intense competitor. Trevor, now a senior, has been the starting catcher for Dixie High...
Matthew Morgan, a junior at Snow Canyon High School, was raised on tennis. When he was just a preschooler Matt’s father, Earl Morgan, took Matt along with him when he played with his morning tennis group. “I’d take him to tennis in the stroller,” Earl remembers, “and when he got a little bit older, when we’d cross over and...
In Reagan Hinton’s home, basketball is not just a pastime, it’s a family lifestyle. With four older brothers who also played high school ball, Reagan has grown up on the sport. All the Hinton kids, including younger sister Kandalyn, started with a small adjustable hoop in the backyard and worked their way up to a ten foot standard. Reagan...
“I like the rush,” says Hurricane High School Varsity basketball player Morgan Huntsman. “I like going hard, and I feel I can do that in basketball.” Going all out seems to be Morgan’s internal mantra. With her year round athletic schedule, which also includes volleyball and softball, this senior excels in sports and upholds a high academic standard. Her father,...
From team rituals to cheering each other on during meets, Hurricane High swimmer Aumarie Beagley loves team spirit. Seeing her eyes light up as she talks about her experiences, it is not surprising that she adds an enormous amount of spirit to the team herself. “I am so loud!” she says, adding that even when everyone else is cheering and...

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