Deseret News Week 6 star athletes of the week in high school


Easton Schank, Cedar Valley (Sr.)

He came out strong last week when his side needed it most in an impressive 36-35 win over Timpanogos.

He carried the ball 26 times for 160 yards and three touchdowns, and he also caught six passes for 67 yards and another touchdown. His three rushing touchdowns all came in the second half as the Aviators overcame a 27-14 deficit late in the third quarter.

He sealed the win with a two-point conversion reception with 32 seconds left.

“The best way to explain Easton is that he’s a leader and a first team player. He’s a huge playmaker for us, ”Cedar Valley coach Weston Zabriskie said.

Girls football

Summer Christensen, Timpanogos (Jr.)

Timpanogos is still perfect heading into the final two weeks of the season, and one of the catalysts of the year has been the regular play of junior Summer Christensen.

She is tied for the team lead with 13 goals and seven assists for the 11-0 T-Wolves.

“Summer is the kind of player every coach wants on their team. She trains hard, plays hard and has a personality that can rally a team around her. She is an outstanding athlete in Timpanogos and competes at the varsity level in soccer, basketball and track and field. Her speed makes her very dangerous in the attacking third and her scorecard speaks for itself, ”said Timpanogos coach Robyn Bretzing.

“Summer is a real competitor who never gives up, never complains and sets an example on and off the pitch. Ask one of his teammates and they’ll tell you how amazing summer is not only as a soccer player but also as a friend. She is the heart and soul of our T-Wolves women’s football team and I am fortunate to be her coach.

Last week, in Timpanogos’ 3-1 win over Mountain View, Christensen scored two goals and an assist.


Nia Damuni, Ridgeline (Jr.)

Ridgeline is advancing so far in the season, and one of the main reasons is the constant play of junior passer Nia Damuni.

In a three-game win over Logan last week, she recorded 34 assists, 14 digs and five aces. For the season, she recorded 427 assists and 122 recoveries.

“Nia is a player you cannot replace on the pitch. She is extremely athletic and makes adjustment simple. She has quick feet and pretty hands; Her athleticism is impressive, but that’s only part of what makes her talented, ”said Ridgeline coach Jaicee Roden.

“Nia has really taken this year to develop her knowledge of the game. She’s leading a smart, strategic attack, and she works hard to connect with her hitters. She breaks down the film and hastens to make the necessary adjustments. Nia has taken on a leadership role as well, and she is a teammate the players love and respect.

Cross country ski girls

Sienna Barton, Bonneville (So.)

One of the top 5A runners in first year last year, Sienna Barton is once again dominating her sophomore year.

Barton won last week’s Ogden / Weber City-County meet at the Weber Fairgrounds with an excellent time of 19: 26.7 – 33 seconds faster than the runner-up.

“There are a number of reasons why Sienna is a great athlete. Sienna loves to run and cross country is her favorite sport. Sienna is respectful and supports her coaches, fellow athletes and competitors. She enjoys challenges and looks forward to working hard with a positive attitude to achieve her goals, ”said Bonneville coach Alydia Barton.

“She is self-disciplined and demonstrates a strong work ethic that allows her to succeed both academically and athletically. She is extremely coachable and will do her best to follow the training strategies in her races. We look forward to seeing her future success as she represents Bonneville High School.

In the United States last year, she was fifth with a time of 20: 52.5.

Cross-country skiing boys

Edward Lyman, San Juan (So.)

He put in a great performance at last week’s Kanab Invitational as he continues to make great strides in his second season.

In a game against four other 2A teams, Edward Lyman won the game with a solid time of 18: 25.5, which was 17 seconds better than the runner-up. He also led San Juan to the tag team title.

“Edward is one of the most talented runners I have ever coached. His drive, work ethic and positive attitude are contagious and he is a born leader. In his sophomore year he is just starting to realize his potential and I can’t wait to see what he has yet to show us, ”said Will Walker, San Juan coach.

Girls tennis

Sianna Shakespear, Roy (Sr.)

Sianna Shakespear’s passion for tennis is evident at Roy High School, whether she competes for the girls ‘team or is a team manager for the boys’ team.

So far this season in both singles and doubles competition, Shakespear has amassed a 6-6 record in his second year of competing at the varsity level.

“Sianna is completely dedicated to playing great tennis and her success proves it,” said Roy’s coach Brett Webb.

Shakespear was a team leader for the boys’ team last spring, and she’s also very academically involved with Roy as president of HOSA.

Golf for boys

Peter Kim, Skyline (Jr.)

Heading into the home stretch of the 5A golf season, Skyline Junior Peter Kim is sure to be one of the golfers to beat at the 5A State Tournament next month.

Kim is one of four 5A golfers with an average score below 70 this year, as his 67.75 in Region 6 games rank second in 5A.

Most recently he shot a 68 at Mountain Dell, one of four rounds this year in the ’60s.

“Peter works very hard and leads our team, he’s very consistent and has the ability to go really low. I’m so proud of him that he sets a great example for our team and is always ready to help a teammate, ”said Skyline coach Kenny James.

Last year at the state competition, he landed a two-day 8-under to finish fourth at the Soldier Hollow Golf Course.

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