Scores and highlights: A weekend of high school state championships in Utah

Posted at 12:31 AM, May 25, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY -- It was the end of the high school athletic season this week, with 4A and 5A teams looking to claim state championships in their sports.

Boys soccer was the first of the sports to end, and Alta and Brighton faced off in the 5A matchup.

In the first half, senior Colby Morf got things going with the kick straight to senior Bryson Colemore, who connected with the back of the net.

Colemore would hit the second goal for Alta that sealed the win over Brighton 2-1.

"Everybody was working hard," Bryson Colemore said. "It feels great! We made it!"

"It means everything for these boys; that is the important thing," Alta head coach Lee Mitchell said. "They are the ones who have worked all year long. They are the greatest group of kids that you could ever find, so for them I am just ecstatic."

East and Skyline met up in the 4A match, with a score of 1-1 at the end of regulation. That led them into double overtime and penalty kicks.

The score was even until goalkeeper William Desantis shut out East High and freshman Andrew Garcia drilled the game winning PK, making the final score 6-5 Skyline.

"It feels amazing, it feels amazing," freshman Andrew Garcia said. "I can't even explain it."

"Going into PKs it was just awesome that they were able to finish up the way they did," Skyline head coach Shawn Kennedy said. "It just so happened to land on the freshman. We had to go past the first line and into the second and that was awesome."

"I just kept thinking about the seniors," Garcia said. "I couldn't lose for the seniors."

For high school baseball and softball, things wrapped up on Friday.

In 4A, Maple Mountain and Spanish Fork met up in the softball championship game.

Lady Don Cheyenne Pratt hit a 3-run home-run in the bottom of the seventh inning, and Spanish Fork won 4-1.

"I was just so glad we won it this year because we've been so close every year, and now we finally did, and I'm a senior," senior infielder Cheyenne Pratt said. "I was running so fast, I didn't even care. I just knew we won, so I was just running. It was insane."

The 5A matchup was Lehi against Herriman, with the Pioneers forcing a second game to claim the title of champion. Lehi's Zimmerman slammed one home to put the Pioneers up 7-2, closing out their second championship in a row.

"It didn't feel real," junior pitcher Syndey White said. "I mean, I kind of hesitated for a second. I was like, 'Whoa, OK, we just did it again.' It was great!"

The 4A baseball matchup had the same teams as softball, Maple Mountain and Spanish Fork. Maple Mountain needed a win to make it two games and held a lead until the Dons started bringing in the runs. Spanish Fork took the championship 5-4.

"I've wanted that for a long time," Devin Argyle said. "I played basketball and golf all of high school and this is my first year of playing baseball. I did it because I knew we had the guys to win a state championship, and that's what I wanted to do and we did it."

The 5A matchup was between Bingham and Pleasant Grove.

Bingham forced the series into an extra game, but Pleasant Grove held it together, remaining one of the best high school baseball teams in state history and winning 6-2.

​"It was special," junior Payton Henry said. "Going 27-3 or whatever it was: very awesome. We've played the best PG baseball has played in a long time."