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The basketball story behind sophomore Yarima Leticia Gutierrez journey from Copper Hills High School to USU Eastern is not the usual. She came to college in 2014 as a student, not student athlete. After one year of college and an LDS mission, she decided basketball still had a role to play in her life. Gutierrez attended school in Price in 2014 before she was called to serve an LDS mission in Guatemala. She came back in 2016 spring semester, and that is where her basketball story at USU Eastern begins.
Posted Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 3:20pm
Edmond James Sanders Jr. Staff writer
Posted Monday, December 12, 2016 - 5:58pm
You know what happens when you’re rooting for a creaky but, lovable football team that everyone has already counted out? You relish the victories. All of them. Every single one. You know the season could collapse at any time. You know you’re hanging onto hope by a thread. It’s a little liberating. Your expectations are low because you shouldn’t expect anything at all.
Posted Monday, December 12, 2016 - 5:46pm
Over the holiday break, the Lady Eagles played in the SLCC Thanksgiving Tournament in Taylorsville. The team returned to Utah after having spent time in Phoenix, the week prior. The women’s squad left the “Valley of the Sun” with two wins out of the three games. In both victories, the team handily disposed of their opponents, winning by a margin of 20 or more points each game. With those two wins, the Eagles improved their record to an impressive 5-2 start to the season . Those five victories are only four shy of the total nine that the Eagles accumulated all of last season.
Posted Monday, December 12, 2016 - 5:40pm
The Eagles men’s basketball team continues to struggle as they lost five of six games over the last three weekends. The Eagles would lose two of the fives games by a combined score of three points and were competitive in every game, but still would come out on bottom.  Starting the string of games, the Eagles played the 23rd ranked team, Arizona Western, on Nov. 18 for their season home opener. They would headed into the locker room at half down by two points, 33-31, but Arizona Western eventually pulled away late in the second half, outscoring the Eagles 48-34.
Posted Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 6:18pm
The afternoons and long weekends of soccer settled down as the Eagles remain in their nest until spring. Now, there is time for the players and coaches to gather thoughts of this past season. Like any other sports team, the women had different strengths and weaknesses that was either an advantage or disadvantage to them. The biggest strength for the women was the way the team came together and allowed each other to grow close and unified from the first week on campus. “We really were like a family,” assistant coach Cole Davis said.
Posted Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 3:29pm
Hyrum Daniel Weiler is from Atlanta, Ga., and is a guard for this year’s Utah State University Eastern men’s basketball team. Weiler’s journey is an incredible one and one worth reading. After being away from the game for nearly three years, he found himself at USU Eastern to show that he belongs. Weiler prepped at Sportswood High School in Virginia where he was successful on and off the court. His senior year he averaged 19 points, 10 rebounds, while dishing out three assists, per game. He was also named his league’s MVP.
Posted Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 3:22pm
The Eagles may have hung up their cleats for the season, but for coaches Ammon Bennett, Jared Woodhouse and Cole Davis, the hard work has just begun. The off season is a time for reflection and planning as they review the strengths and weaknesses of this year’s team, evaluate and fine tune coaching tactics as well as look for players to improve next year’s squad.
Posted Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 3:14pm
Traveling over a 1,000 miles on a bus in six days, plus playing four games in four cities summed up the men’s basketball team last weekend as they went two for two on the road in their second week of their season. The Eagles men’s team traveled to Arizona on Nov. 9 where they played some of the toughest teams in its young season.
Posted Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 3:06pm
We have reached the mid-way point in the NFL season and no one is sure if there is a great team this year. Every team in contention has serious question marks that are hard to overlook, so I will go through what six teams can win the Super Bowl to try and figure this out. This is in no order, just teams I think there is a route for them to hold up the Lombardi Trophy come February.
Posted Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 3:01pm

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