April 24, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 4/24 Brad James Tags: Beaver/Delta/Juab/Manti/Millard/North Sevier/South Sevier FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys SoccerRegion 14LINDON, Utah-Jager Springer netted four goals and the Delta Rabbits outlasted Maeser 5-4 Tuesday in Region 14 boys soccer action. Sam Clark added another goal in victory for the Rabbits.HERRIMAN, Utah-David Thurston and Isaias Vega each scored twice as the Providence Hall Patriots rotued Juab 5-1 in Region 14 boys soccer action Tuesday. Nathan Saez scored in defeat for the Wasps.Region 15MANTI, Utah-Noah Cano-Munoz found the net twice and the Manti Templars waxed Emery 3-1 Tuesday in Region 15 boys soccer action. Trace Boggess also scored for the Templars in the win.RICHFIELD, Utah-Kordell Morgan and Ian Taylor each scored as the Richfield Wildcats blanked Grand 2-0 in Region 15 boys soccer action Tuesday. Cameron Terry posted the shutout for the Wildcats.Region 18BEAVER, Utah-Walter LeBaron scored twice, but it wasn’t enough as the Beaver Beavers fell 3-2 to the Diamond Ranch Diamondbacks Tuesday in Region 18 boys soccer action.GUNNISON, Utah-Brayan Ruiz amassed a hat trick and the Gunnison Bulldogs routed Parowan 6-0 in Region 18 boys soccer action Tuesday. Connor Monroe, Dalton Broderick and Parker Judy also scored for the Bulldogs. Francisco Ledezma earned the shutout for Gunnison.Softball2-A CentralGUNNISON, Utah-Paige King and Emily Brackett each went yard as the Gunnison Bulldogs pounded Millard 9-0 Tuesdsay in 2-A Central softball action.2-A SouthKANAB, Utah-Karlie Hollingshead homered and Brittlyn Carter doubled and tripled while the Beaver Beavers routed Kanab 12-1 in 2-A South softball action Tuesday.Region 14NEPHI, Utah-Makayla Sanders and Madison Myers each tripled and Taelyn Ballow doubled and earned the win in the circle as Juab beat American Leadership Academy 11-1 in Region 14 softball action.Region 15RICHFIELD, Utah-Kamree Peterson homered and the South Sevier Rams blanked Richfield 2-0 Tuesday in Region 15 softball action.Baseball2-A NorthCOALVILLE, Utah-Brooks Mickelsen homered, Rocky Bringhurst tripled and Stockton Andersen added a double as the North Sevier Wolves pounded North Summit 19-2 Tuesday in 2-A North baseball action. The win guarantees the Wolves a share of the region title.GUNNISON, Utah-Chance Helms homered with Avery Anderson and Parx Bartholomew each adding triples as the Gunnison Bulldogs smacked Rowland Hall 17-6 in 2-A North baseball action Tuesday. Stockton Hansen added a pair of doubles for Gunnison while Janzen Keisel earned the win on the mound for the Bulldogs.2-A SouthFILLMORE, Utah-Dillon Lund homered and Slade Sheriff added a double as the Millard Eagles bested Milford 11-7 Tuesday in 2-A South baseball action.BEAVER, Utah-Tyce Raddon hit a walkoff double as the Beaver Beavers scored 10 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to come from behind and beat Kanab 16-14 in 2A South baseball action.Region 14SPANISH FORK, Utah-Chandler Hone and Jake Morrill each tripled and the American Leadership Eagles smacked Delta 13-6 in Region 14 baseball action Tuesday. Dawson Dutson doubled in the loss for the Rabbits.PRICE, Utah-Alex White doubled and Raidyn Steele earned the win on the mound, amassing 9 strikeouts, as the Juab Wasps doubled up Carbon 8-4 Tuesday in Region 14 baseball action. The Juab win sets up a de facto region championship game Friday against Carbon in Nephi.Region 15CASTLE DALE, Utah-Emmitt Hafen went yard, doubled and posted three hits, as well as 4 RBI, as the Richfield Wildcats pounded Emery 15-2 in Region 15 baseball action Tuesday. Nathan Winters and Payson Reed added doubles in the win for Richfield, with Joshua Thalman taking the win on the mound for the Wildcats.MANTI, Utah-Adam Huff doubled and earned the win on the mound as the Manti Templars edged South Sevier 5-4 Tuesday in Region 15 baseball action. Caleb Barton tripled and added a pair of doubles in the loss for South Sevier and Treven Heath added a triple in defeat for the Rams. Written by
October 10, 2018 /Sports News – Local Runnin’ Utes Prepare For Pac-12 Media Day Thursday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN FRANCISCO-Thursday, the University of Utah men’s basketball team, the Runnin’ Utes, will participate in Pac-12 media day at the Pac-12 conference/Pac-12 Networks studios in San Francisco.Representatives for the team at these proceedings include head coach Larry Krystkowiak, senior guard Sedrick Barefield and junior forward Jayce Johnson.This will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network as well as various digital platforms of social media including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat.Krystkowiak, Barefield and Johnson will appear together at 12:50 pm MDT and Krystkowiak will appear on-air in the Pac-12 Networks studios at 3:05 pm MDT.Krytskowiak enters his eighth season at the helm of the Runnin’ Utes, sporting a record of 138-97 (.587) and is 180-117 (.606) as a collegiate head coach, having gone 42-20 at Montana from 2004-2006.Barefield, a native of Corona, Calif., returns for his fourth season as Utah’s leading scorer from last season, having netted 12 points a game. He is a reliable free throw shooter, having shot 84.7 percent at the stripe last season, the second-best clip on the team.Johnson, a native of Mission Viejo, Calif., is in his third season on the squad, having averaged 4.7 points and 4.9 rebounds for his career for the Runnin’ Utes.Johnson, who is 7-feet tall, also brings another dimension to the game. He averaged a team-best 0.93 blocks per game last season. Brad James Tags: Jayce Johnson/Larry Krystkowiak/Montana/Pac-12 Media Day/Runnin’ Utes/Sedrick Barefield/Utah Men’s Basketball Written by
Tags: FCS Playoffs/Jake Constantine/Southeast Missouri State/Weber State Wildcats Football Associated Press Written by December 1, 2018 /Sports News – Local Constantine leads Weber St past SE Missouri 48-23 in FCS FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah (AP) — Jake Constantine threw for four touchdowns and ran for another and the Weber State defense picked off four passes to lead the second-seeded Wildcats to a 48-23 win over Southeast Missouri on Saturday in the second-round of the FCS playoffs.The Wildcats (10-2) are home against seventh-seeded Maine next weekend.After the Redhawks (9-4) took a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter, Constantine threw four touchdown passes in the second quarter. Two of the scores were set up by interceptions, one in the final minute of the half. Isiah Jackson scored on a 16-yard pass with 58 seconds to go and again on a 4-yarder after Jordan Praetor returned the first of his two picks 17 yards.Constantine’s 10-yard TD run capped the opening drive of the second half before the Redhawks scored 16 straight points to close within 34-23.Southeast Missouri’s last score was a 33-yard fumble return but the Wildcats responded with a quick drive for Doug Lloyd’s 4-yard run and Praetor sealed it with a 52-yard pick-6.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Detroit Lions Linebacker Trevor Bates punched a New York City police officer in the face after getting arrested for allegedly not paying a 32 dollar cab fare.The 25-year old was brought to the 115th Precinct in the borough of Queens for processing, but refused to be fingerprinted and allegedly punched the officer who was trying to calm him down.The officer was taken to a hospital and received three stitches. He was also diagnosed with a concussion.He is facing a felony charge of assaulting a police officer as well as resisting arrest and theft of service.“We are aware of the arrest of Trevor Bates earlier today in New York,” Lions general manager Bob Quinn said in a statement. “We have not spoken to Trevor as of yet and are still in the process of gathering more information. The Detroit Lions will have no further comment at this time.”Bates appeared in nine games in his first season with the Lions and made three tackles.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lund January 26, 2019 /Sports News – National Lions Linebacker Trevor Bates arrested in NYC
Beau Lund Written by February 7, 2019 /Sports News – National Bulls acquire Otto Porter Jr. in trade with Wizards FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTar_Heel_Rob/iStock(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Bulls have acquired Otto Porter Jr. from the Washington Wizards, the teams announced Wednesday night.In exchange for the 25-year-old forward, the Bulls sent forwards Jabari Parker and Bobby Porti to the Wizards. Chicago also gave Washington a protected 2023 second-round draft pick.Porter was drafted by the Wizards in 2013. Since then, he has played 384 games, averaging 10.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.18 steals per game.This season, he’s played 41 games and has averaged 12.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Written by Beau Lund March 6, 2020 /Sports News – National First openly transgender woman set to perform at NBA halftime show FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMonica Schipper/Getty Images for Republic Records(WASHINGTON) — With her soft, golden curls moving left to right in harmony with one another, Riley Knoxx, 38, channels her inner Beyoncé. At first glance, the Beyoncé lookalike is the spitting image of Queen Bey herself; Knoxx says she constantly gets mistaken for the music superstar all the time.She not only looks like Beyoncé, but is also known throughout the country as the top Beyoncé impersonator.The “Illusion of Queen Bey,” as she calls it, will make history Friday as Knoxx becomes the first openly transgender woman to perform at an NBA halftime show thanks to the Washington Wizards.“They reached out to me, believe it or not,” Knoxx told ABC News’ Good Morning America with a giggle. “They have been watching for a while and they’ve been wanting me to perform at their events, but they were just waiting for the right time and space. And it just worked out that because they were watching, that’s how I got this chance.”“I’m going to tell you this, I have never auditioned for anything in my life. Every single thing that was meant for me has happened,” said Knoxx, who has been performing as Beyoncé for the last 17 years. “I’ve always made sure no matter where I was performing, who it was for, whether it was the smallest audience or the biggest, I always made sure I gave it my all, and I performed for those empty chairs as if I was performing for 300,000 people.”For Knoxx, being the first openly transgender woman to perform at an NBA halftime show is just one of many opportunities for which she is grateful. Her list of accomplishments includes being in Taylor Swift’s music video, “You Need to Calm Down,” winning an MTV Video Music Award and of course meeting Beyoncé herself.“People often ask me, ‘Well how did you get this or how did you get that?’ and I say, ‘Years and years of preparation, years and years of putting in the hard work,’” Knoxx told GMA. “I’ve worked and worked and worked until I was blue in the face and I still do. I still have the drive and the love for this after all these years.”Although she may look, sing and dance like Beyoncé, Knoxx explained that the reason she is so successful at her craft is her dedication. Knoxx does her own makeup, creates her wardrobe costumes, selects her background dancers and is her own choreographer.“I tell people all the time, ‘If you want to be in entertainment, you have to do it simply because you love it. You cannot do this because you’re in it for the money or fame.’ I simply do this because I love it,” said Knoxx.Knoxx’s journey began 20 years ago when she ran away from her home in California as a teenager. Shunned by her family, who did not agree with her gender identity, Knoxx was sent to live with her grandmother in South Carolina. Once again she was not accepted, so Knoxx packed her bags and moved to the nation’s capital, knowing no one but hoping things would work out in the long run.“It was either [Washington, D.C.], or death,” said Knoxx. “I didn’t think I would make it past a certain age. I never thought I would make it past 18. I was just trying to survive in a world that didn’t understand me. I didn’t have a plan B. My plan B was to make plan A work.”Her leap of faith paid off. After years of practicing and patience, Knoxx has performed shows at the annual Capital Pride Festival, the Kennedy Center and Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club in New York City.She has also been featured on reality shows such as R&B Divas, The Real Housewives of the Potomac and Braxton Family Values. She has also performed with some of the top celebrities in the country, like Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus and Faith Evans.“People always ask me, ‘How does it feel to be living your dreams? Or did you dream of this?’ And I’m always like, ‘No!’ I couldn’t have dreamed this. I’m living beyond anything I could have dreamed of,” she said. “So I tell people to never put a cap on their dreams — dream without limitations.”The Washington Wizards are set to play the Atlanta Hawks Friday with the theme being “Pride Night.” Knoxx will perform a three-song medley of Beyoncé hits and she will be joined by the Wizards’ dancers.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Tags: Dixie baseball Written by March 7, 2020 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Baseball Routs Adams State Friday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Jake Engel and Drake Benner homered as the No. 24 Dixie State Trailblazers routed Adams State 9-1 Friday at Bruce Hurst Field in the Rocky Mountian Athletic Conference opener for both squads.Benton Hart earned the win on the mound for Dixie State, improving to 3-0 on the season. Dixie State is now 12-3 and 1-0 in RMAC play headed into Saturday’s doubleheader against the Grizzlies.Noah Befus had an RBI in the loss for Adams State, as the Grizzlies fell to 5-10 and 0-1 in RMAC play. Brad James
Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAlexander Tamargo/WireImageBy CANDICE WILLIAMS(NEW YORK) — Michael Jordan’s daughter, Jasmine, is opening up about her famous father’s “rambunctious” side that many fans never get to see.In a recent interview with ABC Audio, the 27-year-old said that for those hoping to catch her father on social media, don’t hold your breath.“My father is so — not anti-social media, but anti-social media,” she shared with a laugh. “I can never imagine him being on Twitter. I can’t imagine him on IG or anything like that.”While social media may not be the way for fans see Michael Jordan let loose, Jordan promised he does have an outlet where he opens up.“When you get him in his natural element of just being that fun and rambunctious dad, it’s with music,” she revealed. “He loves music.”“And it can be rap,” she continued. “It can be R&B. It can be hip-hop, whatever. He has no limit on the boundaries and categories of music that he listens to. That’s really when you get to see that fun side of him.”So, what does Michael Jordan actually listen to? According to Jordan, it ranges from Future to “throwing it back” with Anita Baker.“There’s just a plethora of options,” she said.Jordan said her father is also big on getting music before it officially hits the masses.“I remember when I was younger, he used to always get everyone CDs before they came out,” she said. “I never understood why. Like, why are you listening to Johnny Gill’s album before anybody has it? It was mind-boggling.”Of course, now it all makes sense.“Music is just another aspect that truly allows him to be himself and connect and really just have fun and let his hair down. Or lack thereof,” she quipped. “But we love music together.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. June 2, 2020 /Sports News – National Jasmine Jordan reveals what how her father shows his ‘fun and rambunctious’ side
Written by September 9, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU Football’s Zach Wilson Named one of 8 Manning Award Stars of the Week FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNEW ORLEANS-Tuesday, BYU quarterback Zach Wilson was named as one of eight quarterbacks throughout the nation as a star of the week by The Manning Award Committee.Wilson was 13-18 for 232 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Cougars’ 55-3 rout of Navy Monday evening at Annapolis, Md.The junior signal-caller led the Cougars to seven scores on the eight possessions he played for BYU, including six possessions ending in touchdowns.The Cougars are next in action September 19 against Army at West Point, N.Y. Tags: BYU Football/Zach WIlson Brad James
Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDENVER (AP)-Utah Jazz (15-4, first in the Western Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (11-8, fifth in the Western Conference)Denver; Sunday, 1:30 p.m. MSTBOTTOM LINE: The Denver Nuggets play the league-leading Utah Jazz.The Nuggets are 3-1 against Northwest Division opponents. Denver ranks third in the NBA with 27.1 assists per game led by Nikola Jokic averaging 8.7.The Jazz have gone 10-2 against Western Conference opponents. Utah is second in the league with 11.7 offensive rebounds per game led by Rudy Gobert averaging 3.8.The two teams matchup for the second time this season. The Jazz defeated the Nuggets 109-105 in their last matchup on Jan. 17. Jordan Clarkson led Utah with 23 points, and Jokic paced Denver scoring 35 points.TOP PERFORMERS: Jokic leads the Nuggets with 11.7 rebounds and averages 25.7 points. Jamal Murray is averaging 17.5 points and 4.8 assists over the last 10 games for Denver.Gobert leads the Jazz averaging 13.6 points and is adding 14.0 rebounds. Mike Conley is shooting 46.1% and averaging 16.4 points over the last 10 games for Utah.LAST 10 GAMES: Nuggets: 7-3, averaging 115.3 points, 47.8 rebounds, 26.7 assists, 9.8 steals and four blocks per game while shooting 47.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.7 points on 47.5% shooting.Jazz: 10-0, averaging 115.6 points, 50.9 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 6.4 steals and 6.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 99.7 points on 42.6% shooting.INJURIES: Nuggets: Greg Whittington: out (knee), PJ Dozier: out (hamstring).Jazz: Donovan Mitchell: out (concussion), Derrick Favors: out (back), Trent Forrest: out (health and safety protocols), Elijah Hughes: out (ankle). Written by January 30, 2021 /Sports News – Local Denver hosts NBA leader Utah