Extinguishing mediocrity

Bonneville High School has seven returning medalists from last year’s team that finished third in Class 4A. They are, from left to right behind coach Zairrick Wadsworth, Jared Bird, Jacom Stacy, Chase Lemons, Taite Martin, Donnie Banks, Carrick Smith and Stephen Boone. Paul Lambert / prsports@postregister.com

Four years ago, the Bonneville wrestling team couldn’t sniff a 4A state title. Thanks to a few key changes, the Bees are a contender to win this year’s 5A state tournament.

On cloud nine

Several Firth and West Jefferson players scramble for a loose ball during the 2A District 6 Championship Game on Wednesday at South Fremont High School. The Firth Cougars defeated the West Jefferson Panthers 49-28. Photographer Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com, Date 2/25/2015, Lens 200, ISO 2500, FStop {fstop}, Shutter 1/400, Aperature {aperature},

ST. ANTHONY — Firth High School boys basketball coach Scott Adams wandered out on the floor to discuss something with the referee.

Lakers rally for 100-97 win over Jazz

Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) defends against Los Angeles Lakers forward Carlos Boozer (5) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Los Angele coach Byron Scott said Jordan Clarkson has been working on his mid-range jump shot recently. The rookie point guard showed the fruits of that labor Wednesday night as he helped rally the Lakers to a 100-97 victory over the Utah Jazz.

Suns end 5-game skid with 110-96 win over Nuggets

Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker, left, congratulates guard Brandon Knight as they head off the court at the end of the Suns' 110-96 win over the Denver Nuggets in an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Brandon Knight is showing off his shooting touch to his new teammates. His playmaking at crunch time, too.

Penguins skate past Capitals 4-3

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) skates with the puck against Washington Capitals' Matt Niskanen (2) and Brooks Orpik (44) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Washington. The Penguins won 4-3. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON (AP) — After losing their first three matchups with the Washington Capitals this season, the Pittsburgh Penguins regained some balance against their division rival.

Regan Smith welcomes 1st child

Regan Smith walks to the garage before practice for the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Smith will fill in for Kurt Busch in the wake of Busch's suspension on Friday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Regan Smith was quick to accept an offer to race in the Daytona 500 as Kurt Busch’s replacement driver.

Jacoby Jones cut by Raven

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones walks on the sideline in the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins in Baltimore. Jacoby Jones was cut Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, by the Baltimore Ravens. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Jacoby Jones was cut Tuesday by the Baltimore Ravens. The wide receiver and kicker returner was a major contributor to the Ravens’ Super Bowl championship.

Haws eyes BYU scoring record

FILE - At left, in a Jan. 5, 2011, file photo, BYU's Jimmer Fredette shoots during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against UNLV in Las Vegas. At right, in a Jan. 15, 2015, file photo, BYU guard Tyler Haws (3) drives to the basket against St. Mary's forward Brad Waldow (00) during the first half during an NCAA college basketball game in Moraga, Calif. Haws is seven points from the passing Fredette as the highest scoring player in school history. While Fredette achieved celebrity status during his senior season, Haws is quietly poised to break the record against Portland on Thursday. Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/File)

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Tyler Haws was on his Mormon mission in the Philippines when Jimmer Fredette was setting BYU’s scoring record. Haws played alongside Fredette as a freshman, but was disconnected from the team in 2010 while serving his two-year mission.

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