Southern Utah high school seniors named to Academic All-State winter sports teams

Detail of a Utah High School Activities Association Academic All-State award certificate, Cedar City, Utah, Nov. 12, 2018 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

ST. GEORGE — Wrapping up another season of high school sports, the Utah High School Activities Association recently announced the Academic All-State teams for the 2022-23 winter sports season.

Canyon View Talons perform their “Grease” themed show number at state 3A drill competition, Orem, Utah, Feb. 2-3, 2023 | Screenshot from livestream courtesy of KSL, St. George News / Cedar City News

In order to qualify for the prestigious honor, students must be seniors who have maintained a cumulative grade-point average that is at or near a perfect 4.0.

The following lists, broken down by sport and classification, highlight the honorees from Southern Utah high schools within the main coverage area of St. George News/Cedar City News. For the full statewide lists for every classification, visit the UHSAA website.

Note: the Academic All-State honorees for the winter activities of debate, theater and music have not yet been posted but are expected soon. They will be added later.

4A boys basketball 

Houston Johnsen, Crimson Cliffs; Grant Carter, Dixie; Connor Ruesch, Hurricane; and Mason Gilberg, Hurricane.

3A boys basketball

Andrew Barnes, Canyon View.

Houston Johnsen of Crimson Cliffs goes up for a reverse layup at Cedar, Region 10 boys basketball, Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 1, 2023 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

1A boys basketball

Alex Montoya, Milford; Klyn Fullmer, Panguitch; Tyler Bonham, Valley; and Jonathan Timpson, Water Canyon.

4A girls basketball 

Brydee Davey, Dixie; Adri Gubler, Hurricane; and Avery Gustin, Pine View.

2A girls basketball

Haylee Marshall, Beaver; Kasia Carter, Beaver; Kenzie Carter, Beaver; Tawni Eyre, Beaver; and Brooklyn Hulet, Parowan.

1A girls basketball

Briannon Woolsey, Escalante; Adelaide Englestead, Panguitch; Brooklyn Jessen, Piute; Cooper Fautin, Piute; Saige Remund, Piute; Tera Morgan, Piute; Emma Hallows, Wayne; and Hadlee Taylor, Wayne.

4A boys wrestling

Kade Smith, Dixie; Paul Gregory, Hurricane; Seth Armstrong, Hurricane; Ryder Doman, Pine View; Kolter Stuart, Snow Canyon; and Phoenix Oliver, Snow Canyon.

Hurricane’s Seth Armstrong, left, wins his championship match at Divisionals, St. George, Utah, Feb. 11, 2023 | File photo by E. George Goold, St. George News

3A boys wrestling

Henry Pulica, Canyon View. 

4A girls wrestling

Ayelen “Ice” Grilli, Cedar; Anja Hansen, Crimson Cliffs; and Katelynn Wall, Crimson Cliffs. 

3A/2A/1A girls wrestling

Hallie Carter, Canyon View; Violeta Anzaldo, Canyon View; and DJ Henrie, Panguitch. 

2A boys wrestling

Ayden Bradshaw, Beaver; David Shurtliff, Enterprise; Samuel Johnson, Enterprise; Andrew Clarkson, Kanab; and Cordell Cluff, Parowan.

1A boys wrestling

Isaac Leech, Bryce Valley; Jaxon Brinkerhoff, Bryce Valley; Mason Beesley, Bryce Valley; Bryson Henrie, Panguitch; Theron Evans, Panguitch; Daxon Morrill, Piute; and Lester Barlow, Water Canyon.

4A boys swimming

Cedar’s Andrew Sagers competes in the 100-yard butterfly prelim at the 4A state swim meet at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, Feb. 10, 2023 | File photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

Andrew Sagers, Cedar; Kyle Lunt, Cedar; Nathan Nixon, Crimson Cliffs; Rayden Riddle, Crimson Cliffs; Tanner Fraser, Crimson Cliffs; Alexander Bowles, Desert Hills; Bennett Stout, Desert Hills; Logan Larson, Desert Hills; Damon Ericksen, Dixie; Nathan Murset, Dixie; Ethan Jepsen, Hurricane; and Maddox Thompson, Snow Canyon. 

4A girls swimming

Natalie Anderson, Cedar; Allison Ames, Dixie; Jenna Simpson, Dixie; Kaitlyn Faulkner, Dixie; and Safia Heaton, Hurricane. 

4A drill

Kallie Wood, Cedar; Laura Slatter, Desert Hills; Kylie Kezos, Dixie; Abigail Mathews, Snow Canyon; Breckyn Johnson, Snow Canyon. 

3A drill

Regan Miller, Canyon View.  

2A drill

Shelby Springall, Kanab. 

Hadlee Taylor (4) of Wayne during state 1A championship game vs. Tabiona, Richfield, Utah, March 4, 2023 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

4A competitive cheer

Roslyn Greenhalgh, Cedar; Aislee Webster, Crimson Cliffs; and McCall McAllister, Dixie.

2A competitive cheer

Rebecca Hess, Enterprise; and Ayva Franklin, Parowan. 

1A competitive cheer

Ryley Veater, Panguitch; and Ari Hurdsman, Piute.

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