High school football: Corner Canyon dominates Timpview to remain undefeated

DRAPER — The highly-anticipated Region 7 showdown between Corner Canyon and Timpview never really materialized like many thought it would Thursday night. On a cold and wet night at Corner Canyon, the top-ranked team in 5A dominated from start to finish rolling past Timpview for the 44-7 victory to improve to 5-0 this season. “Our defense did a good job of setting the tone and then offensively I was happy with the way we still competed and ran the ball and still threw it a little bit,” said Corner Canyon coach Eric Kjar. Corner Canyon’s vaunted passing attack took a back seat to the running game during the driving rain… Read More

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OHL Roundup: Windsor Spitfires open season with win

WINDSOR, Ont. — Luke Kutkevicius scored the winner as the Windsor Spitfires opened the 2017-18 Ontario Hockey League season with a 3-1 win over the Saginaw Spirit. Kutkevicius broke a 1-1 deadlock at 18:12 of the third period for the defending Memorial Cup champion Spitfires (1-0-0). Luke Boka put Windsor on the board in the second period while Jake Smith added some insurance into an empty net 36 seconds after Kutkevicius’ winner. Michael DiPietro stopped 26-of-27 shots for the victory. Marcus Crawford gave the Spirit (0-1-0) a one-goal lead in the first period. Evan Cormier turned aside 31-of-33 shots in defeat. Windsor went 1 for 3 on the power play… Read More

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WWW Chicago outdoors: Kings, Hunting & Fishing Days, Field Museum IDs

Add heat to this Wild Weekend Wandering around Chicago outdoors. I still think chasing kings on the Lake Michigan lakefront will be the primary focus for hard-core fishermen, but with the weather forecast I expect a lot will be wading our rivers and fishing local ponds and lakes, too. * * * * As to more formal events, the big one is the Northern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days on Saturday and Sunday at Silver Springs State Park in Yorkville. It includes the usual free plethora of family-aimed events: kids fishing and casting, re-enactments, hawg trough, ranges (BB, archery, trap), paddling, dog events and deer processing. Click here for more.… Read More

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High school volleyball: Pleasant Grove girls get rivalry win over Lone Peak

PLEASANT GROVE — Pleasant Grove volleyball head coach Allyce Jones spent most of Thursday’s match against rival Lone Peak pacing the sidelines, wincing, fist-pumping and hanging on every point. When all was said and done, Jones’s expression at the end of a 3-1 (18-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-21) victory over the Knights was one of pure joy. “I love seeing my girls be successful, and that brings something out of me that I can’t describe,” Jones said. Thursday night’s matchup between the two Utah County rivals was highly anticipated, and the match was up to the hype, thrilling the fans in the packed stands at Pleasant Grove’s gym, nicknamed “Valhalla,” after… Read More

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Avs’ Matt Duchene scores in pre-season debut amid trade rumours

Matt Duchene has had tumultuous off-season with his name constantly being brought up in trade rumours, but on Thursday night the Colorado Avalanche centre was able to put all that to the side and focus on playing the game he loves. Duchene scored a goal six minutes into the third period to put his team up 5-0 over the Dallas Stars in pre-season action. The Stars scored midway through the final frame to break up a Semyon Varlamov shutout bid and the final score ended up being 5-1. Centring a line between Alex Kerfoot and Nail Yakupov, Duchene finished the game with 18:38 of ice time spread across 25 shifts… Read More

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