Here’s a look at the results for area teams in all UHSAA-sanctioned sports in the 2017 spring season. The look at fall sports was published on Tuesday, while the winter sports were examined on Wednesday.
5A best finish: Lone Peak (second)
Cottonwood beat Lone Peak 11-0 in the 5A championship game. The Knights won their first two games of the tournament but then lost to Bingham (14-13). They then won their next three games to reach the title game. Lone Peak finished the year with a 24-7 record.
Top performances: Lone Peak’s Seth Corry was an 8-1 as a pitcher and at the plate he hit 11 home runs and had 31 RBI. American Fork’s Trell Morse had a 6-1 record with a 1.20 ERA. Pleasant Grove’s Ty Lewis batted .378 and had 11 doubles and 21 RBI. Lehi’s Devin Smith was 7-1 with a 1.45 ERA.
4A best finish: Timpanogos beat Spanish Fork 9-7 to win its second straight state championship. The Timberwolves trailed 4-0 but then scored five runs in the third inning. Cal Beardsley got the win in relief and Casey Hamilton homered. Timpanogos went through the tournament undefeated and finished the year with the best record in school history at 28-1.
Top performances: Spanish Fork’s Briggs Newman hit .451 and drove in 35 runs. Timpanogos’ Jake Brooksby hit .493, with nine doubles and 28 RBI. Springville’s Jansten Thorpe hit .388 with nine doubles and 21 RBI. As a pitcher, he was 4-2, with a 2.10 ERA
3AA/3A/2A/1A best finish: Juab qualified for the playoffs in 3A and Rockwell qualified in 2A but both teams went two-and-out.
Player of the Year: Tyler Cornish of Timpanogos
He was 10-0 on the mound this year with a 1.94 ERA. He pitched 59 innings, allowed 54 hits and struck out 74. He set a state record for most hits in a season with 52. He hit .515 with eight doubles, five home runs, and 43 RBI. He had an on-base percentage of .551
5A best finish: Lehi
The Pioneers finished second in Region 4 and won their first-round game but then lost their next two games.
Top performances: Lexi Butterfield led the team with a 12-9 record.
4A best finish: Spanish Fork
After losing to Uintah 9-8 in the first championship game, Spanish Fork won its third straight 4A championship with a convincing 17-5 win in the deciding game. The Dons won the Region 8 title with a 12-0 record.
Top performances: Brylee Rudd led Spanish Fork in home runs with nine and Aislyn Sharp had eight. Mallory Barber and Jordyn Bate had 12 doubles each.
3AA/3A/2A/1A best finish: North Sanpete won its first-round playoff game but then lost its next two games.
Player of the Year: Cambrie Hazel, Sr. P, Spanish Fork
Hazel capped her incredible high school career with jaw-dropping numbers: 1.25 ERA, a 24-0 record with 23 complete games, 12 shutouts and two no-hitters. She had 221 strikeouts in 140 innings pitched (1.58 strikeout per inning average) while surrendering just 74 hits and 39 walks.
5A best finish: American Fork surged at the end of the season and reached the 5A quarterfinals before injuries hampered the Cavemen and they lost to Layton, who won the state title.
4A best finish: Orem may have finished fourth in Region 7 but was the only team to win in the state tournament, defeating Murray 3-2 in the first round before losing to Box Elder in the quarterfinals.
3AA/3A/2A/1A best finish: ALA reached the 2A semifinals before falling to South Summit.
Player of the Year: Nate Mumford, Jr. F, American Fork
The Cavemen made a late-season surge in a tough league, much of which was dependent on the play of the junior defender-turned-forward. Mumford scored 13 goals to pace American Fork and the Cavemen usually ran things through him. His injury during the playoffs contributed to the end of the season.
BOYS TRACK AND FIELD
5A best finish: Although limited by injuries, American Fork came in third overall.
Top performers: Lone Peak’s Dominic Bentil won the 100-meter race, anchored the Knights to a win in the 4x100 relay and then finished second in both the 200 and 400. American Fork’s Casey Clinger was the distance champion as he won the 3,200 and 1,600 and Caveman Justin Harmon won the boys pole vault.
4A champion: Springville faced an intense battle with Olympus and Salem Hills for the top spot but the Red Devils emerged with the most points to take first place.
Top performers: Red Devil Hayden Penrod won the 1,600-meter race, Timpview’s Aiden Troutner won the 3,200, Springville won the 4x100 relay, Timpanogos’s Brennan Benson won the 800, Spanish Fork won the medley relay, Salem Hills’s Talin Mortensen won the shot and the discus and Orem’s Cooper Legas won the javelin.
3A/2A/1A best finish: Delta won the 2A state title.
Top performer: Delta’s Dallin Draper won the 2A 100-meter and 200-meter races.
GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
5A best finish: In a fairly tight pack, Lone Peak ended up in fourth in the 5A tournament.
Top performers: Lone Peak’s Emily Ellis won four events, while Lone Peak won the 4x100 relay, Knight Ali Bybee won the 800 and Lehi’s Ginger Nelson won the high jump.
4A best finish: Orem outlasted Provo, Timpanogos and Skyridge to get second place overall, although Box Elder was easily the best team in the state.
Top performers: Skyridge’s Brinn Jensen won three events, while local athletes won just about every track event. Provo’s Kate Hunter won the 1,600 and the 800, Salem Hills’s Alison Pray won the 3200, Orem’s Paige Young won the 100-meter hurdles and the long jump, Springville won the 4x100 relay, Provo’s Ally Gomm won the 300-meter hurdles, Timpanogos won the medley relay and Mountain View won the 4x400 relay.
3A/2A/1A best finish: ALA finished tied for fourth in the 2A competition.
Top performer: Tintic’s Bailey Wall won three state titles in the 1A tournament.
5A champion: Lone Peak
The Knights won four semifinals matches and it was just enough to edge Bingham 19-17 to claim the school’s second straight state title.
Lone Peak had just one state champion — sophomore Logan Wells took the No. 3 title with a 6-2, 6-1 win against Davis’ Danny Zlotnick — but getting finalists in No. 1 and 2 singles and No. 2 doubles was just enough to hold off Bingham. One pleasant surprise for the Knights was senior Ty Tenney, a goalkeeper for the Lone Peak boys soccer team the past two seasons. Tenney and partner Dallas Rodabough advanced all the way to the No. 2 doubles finals before falling to Bingham’s Austin Cox and Jesse Ntawutarama 6-3, 6-4.
Top performers: Lone Peak had runners-up in No. 1 singles (Micah Heimuli) and No. 2 singles (Niles Cochran).
4A best finish: Timpview (second)
Timpview came up just short of winning its third state title in a row. The T’Birds and Skyline both placed four in the finals but the Eagles won all three singles championships to claim the team title with a score of 24 points
The Timpview No. 2 doubles team of Jordan Sagers and Jorun Christianson dominated play and defeated Thomas Hall and Adrian Wilde of Skyline 6-3, 6-3 for the state title.
Top performers: Jayden Parkinson of Salem Hills made a nice run in No. 3 singles, knocking off Bonneville’s Andrew McCall 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 in the semifinals before falling to Dawson Robb-Wilcox of Skyline 6-1, 6-1 in the finals.
3A/2A/1A best finish: Maeser tied for sixth.
GIRLS GOLF 5A best finish: Lone Peak wasn’t quite able to defend its 2016 straight title as Bingham earned the title by eight points.
Top performers: Westlake’s Alina Vannarath had two solid rounds at state and finished second overall, while Knight Abbey Porter came in tied for fourth.
4A best finish: Orem’s team depth proved to be enough for the Tigers to finish fourth in the 4A state tournament.
Top performers: Provo senior Naomi Soifua wasn’t able to overcome two stellar rounds from Alta’s Cora Mickelsen and ended up second.
3A/2A/1A best finish: Delta finished fifth in the 2A state tournament.
Top performer: Delta’s Shayla Patton finished eighth with a score of 69 points.