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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.

Huntsman Center’s Greatest Athletes

University of Utah women's gymnastics junior MaKenna Merrell-Giles performs on the floor in a duel meet vs. The University of Georgia Bulldogs at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, March 16, 2018.(Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

January 23, 2020

  In the last 50 years, there has been some superstar talent that has graced the Jon M. Huntsman Center floor. Whether it be hitting a buzzer-beating shot or scoring a perfect 10, the Huntsman Center has been the place for some of the best athletes in the game. Here are my top 10 Utah athlete...

This Decade’s Leading Ladies

(Design by Piper Armstrong | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Casey Overfield, Sammy Mora, Mallory Arnold, Cole Bagley, and Brayden Ramsey

January 15, 2020

  Now that the new year has come and gone, the Sports Desk sat down and came up with who we think are the most successful and influential female athletes of the decade.   Casey’s Top Three The past 10 years have been filled with incredible female athletes across all sports and at ...

No. 4 Red Rocks Roll to Victory at Best of Utah

The University of Utah Red Rocks prepare before their performances on the floor in the Deseret dual meet vs. BYU, Utah State, and Southern Utah University at the Maverik Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

January 12, 2020

  It was domination from start to finish for the No. 4 University of Utah Gymnastics team as they handled business in the Best of Utah meet, taking down three other teams from the state in dramatic fashion. In the inaugural showing of this event, the Red Rocks took on foe BYU, as well as Utah Sta...

No. 4 Red Rocks Set for Best of Utah Meet

The University of Utah Red Rocks thank the fans following a dual meet vs. The University of Kentucky at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

January 11, 2020

  The No. 4 University of Utah Red Rocks gymnastics team will make the short journey to the Maverik Center in West Valley City this week for the inaugural Rio Tinto Best of Utah meet. This meet will feature talent from four of the Division I teams in the state on a podium event. The event will...

Veterans Lead No. 5 Red Rocks over No. 12 Kentucky

University of Utah women's gymnastics senior Kim Tessen performs on the floor in a dual meet vs. The University of Kentucky at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

January 4, 2020

  Lead by a stellar performance from senior Kim Tessen, the No. 5 University of Utah Red Rocks gymnastics team took down No. 12 Kentucky 196.425-195.350. It was Tessen’s time to shine tonight as she scored a 9.90 or above on all three events she competed in the season opener for the team.  ...

No. 11 Utah Football’s Season Ends at the Hands of Texas

University of Utah sophomore linebacker Devin Lloyd (20) wraps up Texas QB Sam Ehlinger (11) in the Alamo Bowl against the University of Texas Longhorns on Dec. 31, 2019. (Justin Prather | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

January 1, 2020

  It was not the way that the No. 11 University of Utah Football (11-3, 8-1 Pac-12) team wanted to end the year as they lost the Alamo Bowl to Texas (8-5, 5-4 Big 12) 38–10.  The Longhorns dominated the game from start to finish, but the stat sheet doesn't show that. Utah had 254 total ya...

A Look at the 2020 Utah Football Signing Class

The University of Utah Football Team warms up prior to the start of the game in the Pac-12 Championship Game vs. University of Oregon at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.(Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

December 17, 2019

  It's finally here, the early signing period for college football is upon us. The University of Utah football team looks to lock in their best class since joining the Pac-12 in 2011 this week. This story will be updated as both high school as well as transfer talent put pen to paper and lock...

Utah Gymnastics Gets Ready For 2020 With Red Rocks Preview

University of Utah women's gymnastics freshman Cristal Isa performs on the uneven bars in the Red Rock preview at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

December 14, 2019

Fans got their first look at the 2020 Red Rocks gymnastics team on Friday night as the team hosted their annual preview meet. It was the first time that five new faces to the program got to perform for the first time on the Jon M. Huntsman Center floor. The team was ranked No. 5 in the preseason poll...

No. 11 Utah Football to Take on Texas in Alamo Bowl

(Photo by Justin Prather | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

December 8, 2019

After a rough weekend, the University of Utah football team (11-2, 8-2 Pac-12) fell six spots in the final College Football Playoff Poll to No. 11. The Utes will take on Texas in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Dec. 31 in San Antonio. This will be only the second time in school history that the Utes and...

No. 5 Utah Football Lose Heartbreaker in Championship

University of Utah senior quarterback Tyler Huntley (1) walks into the locker room after a loss to the University of Oregon Ducks in the 2019 Pac-12 Championship football game at Levi’s Stadium Dec. 6.
(Justin Prather | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Sammy Mora, Sports Editor

December 7, 2019

For the second year in a row, the No. 5 University of Utah (11-2, 8-2 Pac-12) fell in the conference championship game. This year, the Utes fell at the hands of No. 13 Oregon (11-2, 8-1 Pac-12) 37-15.  Nothing went right for the Utes during the game. The usually potent Utah offense was limited, and...