Dixie State Announces New Swimming Coach

first_imgApril 25, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Announces New Swimming Coach Tags: BYU/Dixie State/East High School/Jason Boothe/Provo/Salt Lake City/Tamber McAllister FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah (dixiestateathletics.com)-Wednesday, per an announcement from Dixie State University Director of Athletics Dr. Jason Boothe, the Trail Blazers have selected their new swimming head coach.Tamber McAllister, who is a former assistant swimming coach at BYU, having served two separate stints (2005-2011, 2012-2018) in this role for the Cougars, will assume the role, Boothe confirmed during a press conference.Boothe called McAllister a “tremendous addition to the Dixie State family” and that they “look forward to working with her.”During her more recent stint at BYU, McAllister assisted both the Cougars’ men’s and women’s swimming squads with stroke work.McAllister also coached at Salt Lake City’s East High School (2004-2005), and has also served as a club coach in both the Salt Lake City and Provo areas.McAllister is happy to be in St. George, saying the position “has been on my radar for some time.”McAllister competed at the collegiate level from 2000-2004 at BYU, specializing in the breaststroke and IM events.She won four individual Mountain West titles in the 200 breaststroke, while also competing in the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials.A native of El Dorado Hills, Calif., McAllister received a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences from BYU in 2004. She and her husband, Eric, have three children, Emma, Marcus and Lilly.Dixie State is entering its third season of competition in swimming/diving. Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 4/27

first_imgApril 27, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 4/27 Brad James Tags: Kanab/Manti/Millard/North Sanpete FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys SoccerRegion 17MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Alan Argueta, Dominic Ramirez and Nathan Banza each scored as APA West Valley edged Wasatch Academy 3-2 Friday in Region 17 boys soccer action. Hai Trihn scored twice in the loss for the Tigers.Softball2-A CentralGUNNISON, Utah-Maddie Edwards went yard and Taylor Brackett added a pair of doubles as the Gunnison Bulldogs routed North Sevier 10-0 in 2-A Central softball action Friday.Baseball2-A SouthKANAB, Utah-Drew Hafen doubled and Sam Orton took the win on the mound as the Kanab Cowboys bludgeoned Beaver 15-6 Friday in 2- A South baseball action. Alex Hollingshead and Crayton Hollingshead doubled in the loss for the Beavers.MILFORD, Utah-Slade Sheriff homered and tripled, while the Millard Eagles downed Milford 7-2 in 2-A South baseball action Friday. Kaleb Rowell doubled in the win for the Eagles, with Carson Teeples earning the win on the mound, going the distance, for Millard.Region 14NEPHI, Utah-Cody Lowe and Nate Olson each doubled as the Carbon Dinos doubled up Juab 6-3 Friday in Region 14 baseball action. In the loss, Joey Aagard, Raidyn Steele and Spence Reynolds each doubled for the Wasps in the loss.Region 15MANTI, Utah-Adam Huff, Jace Miller and Trever Trythall each doubled as the Manti Templars stymied San Juan 9-5 Friday in the first game of a Region 15 doubleheader. Matt Nelson took the win on the mound for the Templars.MANTI, Utah-Adam Huff earned the win on the mound as the Manti Templars completed a Region 15 baseball doubleheader sweep of San Juan with a 6-4 victory Friday.Non-RegionKANAB, Utah-Keegan Eliason took the win on the mound as the North Sanpete Hawks waxed Morgan 7-2 Friday at Kanab High School in non-region baseball action.CASTLE DALE, Utah-Jared Snow doubled, helping the Emery Spartans to a 7-2 win over North Sevier in non-region baseball action Friday. Rocky Bringhurst tripled and Shawn Sorensen doubled in the loss for the Wolves. Written bylast_img read more

UVU Men’s Basketball Nets Fordham Transfer

first_img Written by Tags: Ege Havsa/Hedo Turkoglu/Mark Pope/Turkish Basketball Federation/Utah Valley Men’s Basketball May 3, 2018 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball Nets Fordham Transfer FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Thursday, Utah Valley men’s basketball head coach Mark Pope announced another addition to his program during what has been a busy week for the Wolverines.The Wolverines’ newest signee is Turkish national Ege Havsa, who previously played for the Fordham Rams of the Atlantic 10 Conference, coming via the grant-in-aid award.Pope lauded Havsa, saying “Ege brings international flare and savvy to our program.”The 6’4″ guard spent his freshman and sophomore seasons at Fordham and saw action in 49 games while making 11 starts for the Rams.In 2017-18, Havsa played in 30 games and made all of his 11 career starts while amassing 4 points, 3.1 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game for Fordham.Havsa also shot 45.1 percent from the field and nailed 72.4 percent of his free throw attempts.Havsa’s points per possession plus/assist numbers were among the top two percent in the country. This is no small feat as presently, there are 351 teams in Division I.Havsa, a native of Istanbul, Turkey, has previously played internationally, earning “best guard” honors at the U18 Turkish Championships.In 2013, he played on the Turkish national team for the U16 European Championships and in 2017, he was a member of the U20 Turkish national team during the U20 European Championship tournament in Greece.Havsa is a product of Esenyurt Okyanus High School of Istanbul and previously played club basketball with the Pertevniyal Basketball club where he was team captain and MVP.He grew up playing for the Andaolu Efes grassroots program, which also produced NBA star Hidayet (Hedo) Turkoglu, the current president of the Turkish Basketball Federation.Havsa will be eligible to play for the Wolverines in 2019-20 and have two seasons of eligibility remaining. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Dodgers Edge Bees

first_imgJune 15, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dodgers Edge Bees Robert Lovell Written by Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Oklahoma City, OK)  —  Sean Isaac gave up all four runs in less than four innings as the Bees fell to the Dodgers 4-1 in Oklahoma City.Julian Leon singled in Salt Lake’s lone run in the seventh.The rubber match in the three-game series is tonight in OKC.  First pitch is at 6:05 p.m.  The Bees sit at 39-and-28 on the year.last_img read more

Utah Men’s Golf To Commence Season at Minneapolis

first_img Tags: Blake Tomlinson/Colton Tanner/Jonathan Wijono/Jordan Costello/Kyler Dunkle/Peyton Hastings/Tristan Mandur/Utah Men’s Golf Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-This upcoming Sunday and Monday, Utah men’s golf commences its season at the Gopher Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota.The Utes slated to compete at this tournament include senior Kyler Dunkle of Larkspur, Colo., junior Jordan Costello of Pinedale, Wyo., sophomore Tristan Mandur of Mill Bay, British Columbia, Canada, freshman Jonathan Wijono of Surabaya, Indonesia and sophomore Blake Tomlinson out of Salt Lake City’s Skyline High School.Other Utes returning standouts include junior Peyton Hastings of Bountiful, Utah and sophomore Colton Tanner of Park City, Utah. September 6, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Golf To Commence Season at Minneapolis Brad Jameslast_img read more

BYU Gymnastics Names Team Captains Ahead of Upcoming Season

first_imgSeptember 13, 2018 /Sports News – Local BYU Gymnastics Names Team Captains Ahead of Upcoming Season FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Late Wednesday, BYU Gymnastics announced its team captains ahead of the upcoming season.They are Shannon Evans of American Fork, Utah and Natasha Marsh of Tucson, Ariz.Evans was a second-team All-American last season after placing seventh on bars at the NCAA National Championships last April, posting a 9.900 score.Evans also became the Cougars’ first All-American in 14 years.Evans was also an eight-time recipient of the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference Specialist of the Week award, netting four such honors for her excellence on the bars.In 2018, Marsh posted career-high scores on the bars (9.875) and beam (9.900).The graduate of Sahuaro High School on the eastern side of Tucson earned a 9.800 or higher on beam in eight consecutive meets.She was named as the MRGC specialist of the week twice last season, once for her bars routine against Air Force and another on the beam against Utah State. Tags: Air Force/BYU Gymnastics/east Tucson/Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference/Natasha Marsh/NCAA National Championships/Sahuaro High School/Shannon Evans/team captains/Utah State Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Dixie State Punter Named As an NCAA Division II All-American

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Dixie State freshman punter Josh Carlson was named as an NCAA Division II first-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association Wednesday.Carlson, a 6-0 165-pound native of Gilbert, Ariz., became the top punter in Division II by setting a new single-season program record of 45.7 yards per boot.Carlson also posted 17 punts of at least 50 yards, including a program-record 81-yard punt September 1 at Colorado State-Pueblo.He also placed 14 punts inside the 20-yard line.He is the third player in the program’s Division II history to earn All-American honors and the first since tight end Joe Don Duncan in 2013. Tags: American Football Coaches Association/Colorado State-Pueblo/Dixie State Football/Joe Don Duncan/Josh Carlson/NCAA Division II December 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Punter Named As an NCAA Division II All-American Brad James Written bylast_img read more

Cougars shutout Gaels behind Walker

first_imgBYU looks for the series sweep Saturday at 1 p.m. MDT. The game will air on BYUtv, BYU Radio and ESPN 960. March 29, 2019 /Sports News – Local Cougars shutout Gaels behind Walker In the seventh, Hale launched a three-run shot over the left-field fence to make it 11-0 for the Cougars. Inouye held Saint Mary’s scoreless over two innings. Ayden Callahan came on to pitch the ninth and close out the shutout for BYU. The Cougars won their seventh-straight game, the longest streak of the seasonBrock Hale homered for the fourth time in the last three gamesEaston Walker continued his run as the nation’s only NCAA qualifying pitcher (at least one inning pitched per team game) with an ERA of 0.00 Player Highlights BYU tacked on another in the second, with Hale doubling to score Hsu from first. In the third inning, Hsu drove home McIntyre on a single through the left side. Cluff scored on a passed ball in the fourth for an 8-0 BYU lead. “We wanted to put the pressure on them early,” BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. “We were hoping to just get on the board in the first inning but putting up five runs was nice.” For the second-straight night, BYU baseball scored five first-inning runs with a combination of hits and help from three Gael errors. Brian Hsu walked, Noah hill hit a bunt single and Brock Hale reached on an error to quickly load the bases. Jackson Cluff was hit by a pitch to bring in the first run, then Austin Deming reached safely off a dropped fly ball to center field to score a run. Walker preserved his 0.00 ERA, throwing six innings, allowing just three hits and fanning three before handing over the mound duties to Blake Inouye. Game Summary After an Abraham Valdez sacrifice fly that scored Hale, Mitch McIntyre singled, then went to second on a bad throw by the Saint Mary’s catcher that helped bring in two more Cougars. Written by Easton Walker: W (3-0), 6 IP, 3 K, 3 H, 3 BB, 0 ERBrian Hsu: 3-4, BB, 3 R, RBIBrock Hale: 2-4, HR, 2 R, 4 RBI FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah – Easton Walker pitched six shutout innings as BYU beat Saint Mary’s 11-0 Friday night at Larry H. Miller Field. Tags: BYU Cougars Baseball/Easton Walker/WCC Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Majerus Named to National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailKANSAS CITY, Mo. – Former University of Utah Rick Majerus is one of three coaches and six players that have been selected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019. The honorees will officially be enshrined on Nov. 24 in Kansas City at the 2019 National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Celebration. Majerus, who coached the Utes from 1989-2004, ranks third all-time in school history with 323 wins while roaming the sidelines at Utah. His .773 (323-95) overall winning percentage ranks first among coaches at Utah with at least 100 wins, and his .779 (152-43) conference winning percentage ranks first overall as well. He also tallied a school-leading 17 NCAA Tournament victories at the U. April 2, 2019 /Sports News – Local Majerus Named to National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame The late Majerus won a total of 517 games and remarkably, had just one losing season in 25 years as a head coach. He reached the postseason 17 times (13 at Utah), including 12 NCAA Tournament appearances (11 at Utah). He won 10 conference titles in 13 years at Utah, and took the Runnin’ Utes to Sweet 16’s in 1991 and 1996, and the Elite Eight in 1997. Tags: National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame/Rick Majerus/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball Majerus’ most memorable season came in 1998, when he led Utah to 30 wins and an appearance in the national championship game. He earned five WAC Coach of the Year awards and was named the National Coach of the Year by Basketball Times in 1991. Written by Majerus, who also coached at Marquette, Ball State and Saint Louis, is joined by former coaches Homer Drew (Bethel, Indiana-South Bend, Valparaiso) and Lute Olsen (Long Beach State, Iowa, Arizona), alongside Indiana’s Calbert Chaney, Duke’s Shane Battier, Purdue’s Terry Dischinger, Providence’s Ernie DiGregorio, UNLV’s Larry Johnson and Stanford’s Todd Lichti. Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 4/30

first_img Brad James Region 15 2-A South MANTI, Utah-Caden Rigtrup went yard and the Summit Academy Bears hammered Manti 12-4 Tuesday in non-region baseball action. Mark Romero and Ren Perkins each added doubles in the win for the Bears. Adam Huff homered and Carson Lund and Trever Trythall each doubled in the loss for the Templars. MONROE, Utah-Zach Sherwood posted 3 RBI and the Milford Tigers outlasted South Sevier 6-5 Tuesday in non-region baseball action. Heston Sullivan added a double and Bryson Barnes took the win on the mound for Milford. Tracen Winkle doubled in the loss for the Rams. April 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 4/30 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBaseball MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Aubree Ison homered twice and Addelyn Brotherson and Emma Wightman also homered as the North Sanpete Hawks routed Class 6-A Westlake 13-6 Tuesday in non-region softball action. Nakiah Taylor doubled and earned the win in ther circle for the Hawks. Halle Carpenter homered and doubled twice in the loss for the Thunder. CEDAR CITY, Utah-Trevor Brunson doubled and Tanner Eyre earned the win on the mound for the Cedar Reds as they blanked Gunnison Valley 6-0 in non-region baseball action Tuesday. Tags: Adam Huff/Addelyn Brotherson/Andrew Bowler/Bryson Barnes/Caden Rigtrup/Carson Lund/Emma Wightman/Emmitt Hafen/Halle Carpenter/Hunter Tullis/Kangie Bundy/Mark Romero/Max Robinson/Nakiah Taylor/Payson Reed/Ren Perkins/Steven Anzalone/Tanner Eyre/Tracen Winkle/Trever Trythall/Trevor Brunson/Trey Roundy/Zach Sherwoodcenter_img Softball ENTERPRISE, Utah-Steven Anzalone tripled, Andrew Bowler doubled and Hunter Tullis earned the win on the mound as the Enterprise Wolves edged Kanab 6-5 Tuesday in 2-A South baseball action. Enterprise secured the No. 3 seed in the region with the win and Kanab dropped to the No. 2 seed with the loss. ENTERPRISE, Utah-Kangie Bundy doubled and earned the win in the circle as Enterprise clobbered Kanab 15-0 in 2-A South softball action Tuesday. Non-Region Written by Non-Region RICHFIELD, Utah-Payson Reed doubled twice and Max Robinson took the win on the mound as the Richfield Wildcats hammered North Sanpete 15-3 in Region 15 baseball action Tuesday. Emmitt Hafen and Trey Roundy each added doubles for the Wildcats in the win. Richfield finished region play 12-0 as the No. 1 seed, while North Sanpete is tied for the No. 6 seed and will play Grand in a play-in game this week to try and make it to the state tournament. 2-A Southlast_img read more