The Daily Utah Chronicle

Sammy Mora is currently in her fourth year of writing for The Daily Utah Chronicle. This year she will take on a new position as the Sports Editor for the current school year. Before writing here, Sammy was a four year staff member of her high school newspaper The Speaking Eagle where she reached the level of sports editor.

Looking Back on Our Favorite Sports Moments of the Year

University of Utah senior running back Zack Moss (2) on the sideline during the Ute’s game against the University of Oregon Ducks in the 2019 Pac-12 Championship. (Photo by Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Casey Overfield, Brayden Ramsay, Cole Bagley, Scott Stephens, Ryker Jackson, Ethan Pearce, Carlos Padilla, and Mallory Arnold

April 24, 2020

  As this school year comes to a close, we, the Chrony sports desk, are taking this time to look back on some of our favorite sports moments from the year.   Casey Overfield  This year of Utah athletics was amazing, and it is almost impossible to choose just one spectacular moment, but I wi...

ProUtes: Predicting the 2020 NFL Draft

University of Utah senior wide receiver Demari Simpkins (3), Zack Moss (2) and Tyler Huntley (1) get interviewed following an NCAA Football game vs. the University of Colorado at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

April 21, 2020

  Even though Utah football’s pro day was canceled and the upcoming NFL draft is limiting who will be allowed to the event, multiple Utes are hoping to hear their names called during the draft. Many of the members of the team held their own virtual pro days to get their stats out to all the ...

Let the Madness Begin: Our Favorite Moments from the Big Dance

Let the Madness Begin: Our Favorite Moments from the Big Dance

By Sammy Mora, Mallory Arnold, Ethan Pearce, Brayden Ramsay, Ryker Jackson, Cole Bagley, Scott Stephens, and Carlos Padilla

April 12, 2020

  Every year the NCAA basketball tournament provides fans of basketball and sports in general with some of the best moments. As we get deeper into this years tournament, we at the Chrony sports desk looked back on some of our favorite moments from tournaments past.   Sammy Mora One o...

Leadoff Versus Anchor: How Both Change Gymnastics

University of Utah women's gymnastics junior Sydney Soloski talks to sophomore Hunter Dula before her performance on the uneven bars in a dual meet vs. the Stanford Cardinal at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Friday, March 6, 2020. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

March 30, 2020

  One of the most important aspects of gymnastics is the lineup. Whether it is the leadoff, the anchor or somewhere in the middle, every gymnast has a job to do — build on the score before theirs.  There are two position spots that seem to carry pressure beyond building scores — the leado...

Utah Winter Sports Rake in Post Season Accolades

The University of Utah plays against Stanford during an NCAA Basketball game at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

March 25, 2020

  While the season might not have ended the way all the University of Utah winter sports would have hoped, members of the teams are still being recognized by both the conference and national outlets for their achievements this year.    Women’s Basketball After finishing the season wi...

Canceled and Postponed: How the Coronavirus is Changing Sports

Canceled and Postponed: How the Coronavirus is Changing Sports

By Casey Overfield and Sammy Mora

March 12, 2020

  If you were excited for classes to be canceled so that you could focus your time and energy on watching sports, then you’re out of luck. With the recently heightened concerns over COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, many sports organizations such as the NBA, Pac-12 Conference and ...

No. 4 Utah Gymnastics Finishes Pac-12 Competition with Victory Over Stanford

University of Utah women's gymnastics senior Kim Tessen reacts to her perfect 10 following her performance on the vault in a dual meet vs. The Stanford Cardinals at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, March 6, 2020. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

March 7, 2020

  The No. 4 University of Utah Red Rocks gymnastics team officially finished their in-conference schedule undefeated after they took down Stanford 197.750-196.725. There were lots of highlights for the team, including senior Kim Tessen finally earning the coveted perfect score of 10 on the vaul...

No. 4 Utah Gymnastics Back at Home to Host Stanford

University of Utah women's gymnastics freshman Abby Paulson performs on the Floor in a dual meet vs. Oregon State University at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020.  (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

March 6, 2020

  There’s no place like home as the No. 4 University of Utah Red Rocks gymnastics team will host their pink meet this Friday as they host Stanford. Last season, the two teams met twice during the regular season and the Red Rocks came out victorious both times. This meet will be the last Pac-12...

University of Utah and Ute Tribe Extend Contract For Next Five Years

The University of Utah Football team lined up during warmups prior to kickoff in an NCAA Football game vs. the University of Arizona at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday October 12, 2018.(Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

March 6, 2020

  The Ute name is here to stay. The University of Utah announced on Tuesday, March 3 that athletic teams, as well as the school, will still don the name “Utes” for the next five years.  The school has been using the Ute name since 1972 with the tribe's support.  The use of the Ute ...

No. 4 Utah Gymnastics Clinches Regular Season Championship With Win Over No. 13 Washington

University of Utah women's gymnastics junior Alexia Burch performs on the Vault in a dual meet vs. Oregon State University at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

March 1, 2020

  It came down to the final rotation yet again for the No. 4 University of Utah Red Rocks gymnastics team as they finished their road meets this season undefeated. The Red Rocks took down No. 13 Washington 197.675-197.600, giving fans yet another preview of the upcoming Pac-12 Championship me...