• BEST IN STATE—Senior Courtney Schoen Lewis was named Best PR Student in Utah. Story
  • CROWBAR—Athletes compete in annual Crowbar backcountry race in Logan Canyon. CHRISTIAN HATAHWAY
  • HINDU FESTIVAL—Hundreds of Hindus and friends gather for annual Holi Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork. DANA IVINS
  • RAINBOW CELEBRATION—Holi celebrants joyfully paint themselves at Hindu festival. DANA IVINS
  • HUT! HUT! HUT!—ROTC teams compete in Ranger Challenge at Camp Williams. ALISON OSTLER. Story
  • SNOWBARD JAM—Boarders show their stuff on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • SNOWBOARD TRICKS as hotdoggers show off on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • WINTER A and the American flag over a snowy USU campus. WHITNEY PETERSON
  • QUADVIEW—A springtime view of the USU Quad and Old Main from atop the business building.
  • PRESS CONFERENCE—USU President Stan Albrecht briefing journalism students. CHRIS ROMRIELL. Story
  • HIGH-HEELIN’ IT—Men in high heels and their female supporters walk a mile to protest sex abuse. TY ROGERS
  • ELK PICNIC—Elk and humans mingle at the winter refuge at Blacksmith Fork's Hardware Ranch. CARESA ALEXANDER. Story

Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Mountain Crest women stumble on free throws, fall to Alta

Thursday, December 6th, 2012 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Mountain Crest women stumble on free throws, fall to Alta

By Brandon Fonda HYRUM -- The Mountain Crest Mustangs women’s basketball team faced off against a tough preseason 5A opponent Tuesday night. It was a close game until the fourth quarter when a stubborn Alta Hawks team came from behind to ...

Mountain Crest volleyball bounces Bonneville

Monday, October 15th, 2012 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Mountain Crest volleyball bounces Bonneville

By Curtis Lundstrom HYRUM -- With three games left in the regular season, the race for the Region 5 volleyball title is a two-team scrum. Clinging to a one-game advantage at the start of Thursday, the Mountain Crest girls volleyball team took ...

Good defense not enough to keep BYU from victory over Utah State

Sunday, October 7th, 2012 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Good defense not enough to keep BYU from victory over Utah State

By Curtis Lundstrom PROVO -- The Old Wagon Wheel. The Beehive Boot. Bragging Rights. All three were on the line when the Utah State football team took the field for its game against Brigham Young University Friday at LaVell Edwards Stadium. But unfortunately ...

Mountain Crest girls soccer draws with Sky View in double overtime

Sunday, October 7th, 2012 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Mountain Crest girls soccer draws with Sky View in double overtime

By Curtis Lundstrom It all came down to one game between valley rivals to determine the final seeding for the state tournament in Region 5. With both teams having already clinched a playoff spot, the Sky View and Mountain Crest girls ...

Mountain Crest avenges two years of losses, beats Logan on home turf

Sunday, October 7th, 2012 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Mountain Crest avenges two years of losses, beats Logan on home turf

By Curtis Lundstrom LOGAN -- With valley and region bragging rights on the line, senior Eddy Hall stole the show for the Mountain Crest football team as the Mustangs topped rival Logan 17-10 Friday with a dramatic come-from-behind win at Crimson ...

Mercy rule invoked as MC Mustangs pound Bonneville

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Mercy rule invoked as MC Mustangs pound Bonneville

By Danielle Manley OGDEN — The Mountain Crest Mustangs led the entire game Sept. 21 against the Bonneville Lakers. With six touchdowns in three quarters of play, the game was called at 42-0. “I was surprised,” Mountain Crest head coach Mark Wooton ...

Mountain Crest girls trounce Logan in volleyball region play

Monday, September 17th, 2012 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Mountain Crest girls trounce Logan in volleyball region play

By Curtis Lundstrom LOGAN -- Kicking off region play on the road, the Mountain Crest girls volleyball team picked up a win against valley rival Logan, 25-16, 25-23, 20-25, 25-15 Thursday. “My team can still improve,” said Mountain Crest head coach Lori ...

ACL injury lands snowboard pro in months of rehab

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on ACL injury lands snowboard pro in months of rehab

‘I always heard about blowing out your knee as being a career-ending thing, but so far it has been pretty mellow.’ —Cale Zima Photo and story by Josh Ruggles SALT LAKE CITY—The clanging of skateboards, wood and metal echoed as professional snowboarder ...

Aggies team up with Nike to launch new ‘look’—uniforms, bull, logo

Sunday, April 29th, 2012 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Aggies team up with Nike to launch new ‘look’—uniforms, bull, logo

By Rebecca Holliday LOGAN—Over a year of planning and collaboration with Nike came together this weekend as Utah State revealed its new look. USU has been working with Nike since last year to rebrand Utah State Athletics. The university paraded out its ...

USU honors its athletes, teams of the year at USTARS dinner

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 Posted in Sports | 1 Comment »

Story & Photos by Rebecca Holliday LOGAN—More than 150 USU student-athletes, trainers and staff gathered at the annual USTARS Awards Banquet, hosted by the Utah State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) on behalf of the Athletics Department so student-athletes can recognize their ...

Skiers, boarders raise $1,000 for Haiti’s recovery at Beav rail jam

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 Posted in Outdoors, Sports | 1 Comment »

Story & photos by Josh Ruggles BEAVER MOUNTAIN, Cache County -- Music, food and sliding rails was the agenda at Beaver Mountain Feb. 4, when the non-profit relief organization PROViDE held its first rail jam at Beaver Mountain. The rail jam was ...

USU-Eastern athletics budget lowest in state, SWAC conference

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on USU-Eastern athletics budget lowest in state, SWAC conference

By David Osborne Jr. Sports Editor Special to The Hard News Café from The Eagle, USU-Eastern PRICE, Utah—Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah has a rich history of athletic achievement, from the baseball diamond to the basketball court. Eagles teams have competed for ...

Everyone bumps into hurdles on road to success, former coach says

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life, Sports | Comments Off on Everyone bumps into hurdles on road to success, former coach says

By Nick Bolinder LOGAN -- The road to success is a hard road to choose. You have the road to the right that will give you instant gratification, the road to the left is unbearable, and the road in the middle ...

Women’s rugby: Playing for love of sport and pride in bruises

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life, Sports | 1 Comment »

'We call ourselves ruggers and we’re a unique bunch. We play in rain and snow and return to practice after practice with skinned knees and blackened eyes.' Story by Noelle Johansen Photos by Noelle Johansen and Kat Stowell LOGAN -- ...

860-mile roadtrip to the Big Dance yields tribute to Aggies’ Last Game

Thursday, March 24th, 2011 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on 860-mile roadtrip to the Big Dance yields tribute to Aggies’ Last Game

Video by Ryan Parkinson and Steve Crass ATV News TUCSON, AZ—Two rabid Aggie basketball fans, Ryan Parkinson and Steve Crass, jumped in the car for an impromptu road trip on the Wednesday before Spring Break, planning to cover the USU-Kansas State game ...

Ski the Beav: 50″ of snow lets resort open Friday

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 Posted in Business, Sports | Comments Off on Ski the Beav: 50″ of snow lets resort open Friday

By Elizabeth Grewe LOGAN CANYON--Justin John is looking forward to Beaver Mountain’s opening day on Friday and preparing for an exciting season. John has worked for Beaver Mountain for four years, and says that not only is the mountain a great ...

Speedy 5-year-old takes 1st in Pumpkin Run

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life, Sports | Comments Off on Speedy 5-year-old takes 1st in Pumpkin Run

By Chelsee Niebergall NORTH LOGAN--More than 100 people from all over the valley gathered to participate in the Pumpkin Run this morning. Participants met at Elk Ridge Park at 8 a.m. to start the race. Runners were divided into their age groups, ...

Pro’s goal: ‘When they think golf, they think Birch Creek’

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 Posted in Business, Sports | 1 Comment »

By Elizabeth Grewe SMITHFIELD--This city's Birch Creek Golf Course has provided a top-notch golf experience combined with stunning views of Cache Valley for over 30 years. The 18-hole year-round course was designed by Bill Hall and Ray Howard and bought by Smithfield ...

Aggie athletes worry as WAC wobbles

Monday, September 27th, 2010 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Aggie athletes worry as WAC wobbles

By Jakob Asplund LOGAN—New student-athletes at Utah State are feeling confused about their future because of uncertainties about USU athletic conference alignment that clouds their future and that of Aggie sports. When USU President Stan Albrecht acted as one of the key ...

JCOM alum (almost) hits the links with Bill Clinton

Sunday, July 4th, 2010 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on JCOM alum (almost) hits the links with Bill Clinton

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—JCOM alumnus Cody Huot, an assistant golf pro in Arizona at the TPC Scottsdale, pals around with visiting duffer President Bill Clinton, who was in town for a couple of rounds with some local political cronies. Huot, a former Aggie ...