Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

May 27, 2014
Two-time state champ among honorable mentions

Four seniors earned runners-up honors in the race for Athlete of the Year for the 2012-2013 season.

Dallon Didericksen — Stansbury

As a junior, Didericksen was a runner-up to this award last year. He followed a sensational junior season with more first-place finishes at state and personal records this year. He repeated as state champion in the 200 and 4×100, and took a silver in the 100 with a personal record while sick.

Didericksen also was part of the sprint medley relay team which finished fourth. The senior sprinter helped to score 33 points at the meet — 18 in individual events and 15 more as part of relay teams.

Didericksen also won at the BYU indoor track meet that had participants from three states. He topped runners from the 4A and 5A ranks in the finals to finish second at the BYU outdoor invitational in the 100-yard dash.

The sprinter holds the school record in the 100 and the 200. He also holds school records as a member of the 4×100 relay, 4×400 relay and the sprint medley relay.

Devin Adams — Grantsville

The Cowboys finished 18-4 overall in basketball this season, and tied with Bear River for the region championship. A major part of Grantsville’s success was because of the prolific scoring of Devin Adams. He led the team with 15.29 points per game, and finished second in rebounding. Adams snagged 117 rebounds for the season, behind Jake Riding who grabbed 119.

Adams also was superb in football. He was second on the team in tackles with 60, and second on the team in sacks with nine.

The senior also played for the GHS Unified Soccer team which won a state championship in the first year of competition.

Justin Pollmann — Tooele

Few could fill a stat sheet like senior basketball star Justin Pollmann.

The senior was a prolific scorer, but also led in assists and steals. He was the second-leading rebounder on the team.

Pollmann averaged 20.13 points per game, notched 61 steals, 104 assists and 132 rebounds for the season.

The senior also played first base for the Buffaloes and finished second in doubles for the season.

Jarrid Lavios — Tooele

Lavios was a one-sport star in wrestling and made the most of this year. He battled through the season with injuries, but won the state 3A title at 120 pounds. Lavios finished the season with a 51-8 record and defeated Morgan’s Jayden Pentz 7-2 in the championship match at the Maverik Center in West Valley. Lavios endured throughout the season with a broken and infected finger.

“Oh my gosh this feels great. I’ve been working hard toward this for four years,” Lavios said after the title match. “I started out wanting to be a placer at the state tournament and got that last year. The next step was a state championship.”  

Mark Watson

Sports Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Mark directs all editorial coverage of sports in addition to reporting on a wide range of events from high school football to international racing. He has a wealth of journalism experience, having worked for four other newspapers in the state. Mark grew up in Tooele County and graduated from Grantsville High School and Brigham Young University.

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