Uintah High School Sports

February 24, 2020

The Lady Ute basketball team started the 4A State Tournament hosting the Crimson Cliffs Mustangs out of St. George last Wednesday.  The Utes scored early and often on their way to the 68-22 victory. Malorie Luck hit four 3-point baskets on her way to 24 points with Kenna Gardner adding 14.  They headed to Juan Diego Saturday for the second round of the tournament. A hard fought defensive battle, the Lady Soaring Eagle outlasted the Utes for the 31-21 victory to end the season for the Lady Utes

Barry Johnson

February 17, 2020

The Uintah Utes boys basketball team also traveled to Tooele last Friday. Staying with them the first quarter, the game slipped away on the Utes in the second quarter leading to a 67-45 loss to the Buffaloes. Josh Speirs hit five 3-point baskets for 22 points in the loss.

The Utes will start the 4A State tournament returning to Tooele for the first round on Tuesday. Join Alan Peacock Tuesday on NewsTalk KVEL for the live play-by-play action with tip-off at 6 o'clock.

Barry Johnson

February 17, 2020

Uintah High Wrestling had a great weekend at state competition in Orem, taking 2nd place out of 21 teams. Mountain Crest took 1st with 319.5 points, Uintah had 274.5 points, and Bear River followed in 3rd with 202.5 points. 

Uintah had several individual state champions: Brady Merkley in the 126 weight class, Gus Harrison in the 138 weight class, and Dylan Swift in the 170 weight class. 

The following also placed in their respective weight classes: Dillon Dick, 2nd; Raiden Harrison, 3rd; Cole Huber, 3rd;David Swarts, 3rd; Koby Smith, 4th; Jacob Rhoades, 5th; Gunnar Harrison, 5th; and Cameron Laris, 5th. 

Congratulations to the entire team on their excellent performance and on representing the Basin so well! One team member received an additional honor. Gus Harrison was named the Most Outstanding Lower Weight 4A Wrestler at the tournament so an extra congratulations to him!
Written by Kristin Forbis

Barry Johnson

February 10, 2020

The Uintah Wrestling team headed to Hurricane for the 4A Division A Wrestling meet. The Utes dominated the meet finishing 120 points ahead of second place Desert Hills.

Those emerging as champions for the Utes in their divisions were Raiden Harrison at 113 pounds, Cole Huber at 120 pounds, Brady Merkley at 126 pounds, Dillon Dick at 132 pounds, August Harrison at 138 pounds and Dylan Swift at 220 pounds.

The Utes qualified 22 wresters for the 4A state tournament this Friday and Saturday at Utah Valley University in Orem.

Barry Johnson

February 24, 2020

The Lady Ute basketball team started the 4A State Tournament hosting the Crimson Cliffs Mustangs out of St. George last Wednesday.  The Utes scored early and often on their way to the 68-22 victory. Malorie Luck hit four 3-point baskets on her way to 24 points with Kenna Gardner adding 14.  They headed to Juan Diego Saturday for the second round of the tournament. A hard fought defensive battle, the Lady Soaring Eagle outlasted the Utes for the 31-21 victory to end the season for the Lady Utes

Barry Johnson

February 17, 2020

The Uintah Utes boys basketball team also traveled to Tooele last Friday. Staying with them the first quarter, the game slipped away on the Utes in the second quarter leading to a 67-45 loss to the Buffaloes. Josh Speirs hit five 3-point baskets for 22 points in the loss.

The Utes will start the 4A State tournament returning to Tooele for the first round on Tuesday. Join Alan Peacock Tuesday on NewsTalk KVEL for the live play-by-play action with tip-off at 6 o'clock.

Barry Johnson

February 17, 2020

Uintah High Wrestling had a great weekend at state competition in Orem, taking 2nd place out of 21 teams. Mountain Crest took 1st with 319.5 points, Uintah had 274.5 points, and Bear River followed in 3rd with 202.5 points. 

Uintah had several individual state champions: Brady Merkley in the 126 weight class, Gus Harrison in the 138 weight class, and Dylan Swift in the 170 weight class. 

The following also placed in their respective weight classes: Dillon Dick, 2nd; Raiden Harrison, 3rd; Cole Huber, 3rd;David Swarts, 3rd; Koby Smith, 4th; Jacob Rhoades, 5th; Gunnar Harrison, 5th; and Cameron Laris, 5th. 

Congratulations to the entire team on their excellent performance and on representing the Basin so well! One team member received an additional honor. Gus Harrison was named the Most Outstanding Lower Weight 4A Wrestler at the tournament so an extra congratulations to him!
Written by Kristin Forbis

Barry Johnson

February 10, 2020

The Uintah Wrestling team headed to Hurricane for the 4A Division A Wrestling meet. The Utes dominated the meet finishing 120 points ahead of second place Desert Hills.

Those emerging as champions for the Utes in their divisions were Raiden Harrison at 113 pounds, Cole Huber at 120 pounds, Brady Merkley at 126 pounds, Dillon Dick at 132 pounds, August Harrison at 138 pounds and Dylan Swift at 220 pounds.

The Utes qualified 22 wresters for the 4A state tournament this Friday and Saturday at Utah Valley University in Orem.

Barry Johnson