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No. 25 Utah State captures first-ever MRGC championship – Cache Valley Daily

BOISE, Idaho – No. 25 Utah State captured its first-ever Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference championship as the Aggies recorded a 197.025 Saturday night at ExtraMile Arena. With their season-high-score, which ranks second all-time in school history, the Aggies (14-9) captured their sixth conference title overall, including their first since 2005 (Western Gymnastics Conference). “I’m speechless,” said fifth-year Utah State head coach Amy Smith. “The coaches have known what this team has been capable of all year, and to put it together tonight is so incredibly special. I don’t even have words to describe how proud, how happy, and just how relieved that they were able to do this for them, to realize the potential that they could get to. “We couldn’t have asked for a better night than what we got. I am just so happy for these girls. They have worked so hard and to be able to compete at this level, and to understand what it takes, is really cool.” No. 24 Boise State (9-7) placed second overall with a 196.500, Southern Utah (9-10) finished third with a 196.500 and No. 21 BYU (13-7-1) rounded out the team scoring in fourth with a 196.375. Junior Rebecca Wells led the

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Mitchell scores 36 points, Jazz beat Knicks to open trip – Cache Valley Daily

Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell reacts after hitting a 3-point basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Sunday, March 20, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW YORK (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 36 points and the Utah Jazz finished strong to start their road trip, beating the New York Knicks 108-93 on Sunday night. Jordan Clarkson came off the bench to score 18 of his 23 points in the first half for the Jazz, who opened a six-game road trip with a stop home for Mitchell in the first of two games in two nights in New York. Rudy Gobert and Royce O’Neale each had 14 points. Mitchell, a New Yorker who got a nice ovation before the game, made seven 3-pointers and threw down a powerful dunk midway through the fourth quarter when the Knicks were getting back in the game. He said his mother and an aunt were part of the crowd. “It’s fun, just seeing friends and family, being able to do that, but also understanding that we have a job to do,” Mitchell said. “I think that’s what our focus was all day, understanding that if we

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Former Aggie Great Dillon Maggard finishes ninth in the 3,000 meters at World Athletics Indoor Championships – Cache Valley Daily

Screen grab of a video featuring Dillon Maggard at the World Athletics Indoor Championships on March 20, 2022. LOGAN, Utah – Former Utah State track & field athlete Dillon Maggard placed ninth in the 3,000 meters of the 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships held in Belgrade, Serbia. Maggard finished in a personal-best 7:46.18. Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega won the event with a time of 7:41.38. Maggard was the only American in the finals of the race, having qualified with a fourth-place finish and a time of 7:48.58 in the first heat on Friday. Maggard is arguably the best distance runner in Utah State history as he ended his illustrious career (2014-18) as a nine-time All-American, matching the school record previously set by James Parker, who represented the United States in the hammer at the 2004 Olympic Summer Games and 2005 World Championships. The native of Kirkland, Wash., earned five first-team All-American honors alone during his senior season with Utah State – two each during the indoor and outdoor seasons, and one during cross country. Maggard guided the cross country program to its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Cross Country Championships, where he placed sixth overall and the team finished 27th. Maggard

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