Wolverines amassing academic honors

Wolverines have been winning honors are year, not for what they have done on the court or field, but for what they have done in the classroom. Of the 15 sports programs at UVU, 13 of them had a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.  The two that didn’t make the 3.0 mark had a […]

Owlz rally to win after trailing 7-0

After falling behind early, the Orem Owlz beat Idaho Falls Chukars 10-9. The Owlz didn’t find their offensive spark until late in the game, when they rallied from behind to steal the victory. Down, but not out, the Owlz tried to rally back.  Chukars pitcher Nathan Johnson walked Owlz leadoff man Jerod Yakubik, then threw […]

Track athletes raise $10,000 for former coach

In early spring this year, UVU freshmen track and field runners Taylor Charles and Wendy Peterson heard the news no one wants to hear. One of their Orem High track coaches, Camie Jacobs, was diagnosed with cancer. “I remember walking into the room,”  Peterson said. “Our track team can be very noisy. When everyone found […]

Owlz win season opener in front of record-breaking crowd

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt7WHgwPfOY The Orem Owlz won their season opener 7-6 over the Casper Ghosts at home in front of a record crowd of 6,163 . Owlz ace Aaron Meade started the game with three strong innings. “Aaron’s tempo with the catcher was great.” Owlz manager Tom Kotchman said. “Much improved from last year.” After striking out […]

New batting coach Evans hopes big league experience will help Owlz

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llQS0galdD4   New hitting coach Tom Evans hopes to spark the Owlz explosive offense. Although Evans is new to coaching, he has plenty of experience in the minor league system. Evans was drafted out of high school by the Toronto Blue Jays in the fourth round of the 1992 MLB Amateur Draft as a third […]

Baseball star Chris Benson declares for MLB draft

Wolverine baseball star center fielder Chris Benson had another solid performance in the Great West Conference Championship.  Now he eyes a greater prize: a chance to play in the big leagues. Benson will again declare for the Major League Baseball draft which begins June 6.  The draft is something Benson is no stranger to after […]