On Friday, March 26, the boys and girls track teams from Springville high, packed up and headed to St. George for the Pine View Invitational. This two day meet brought teams from all over Utah, and there were more than 20 schools that attended. The Springville girls dominated the competition, taking first place as a team with 92 points, over Cedar, who had 85. The boys also performed well, coming in 6th place out of 24 teams. There were many impressive performances, and the boys and girls combined for a very impressive, 11 state qualifying marks.
On the girl’s side, Kaisa Rosenberg and Sarah Duncan went 1-2 in the 100 meter dash, and Kaisa also took first in the 200 meter dash, with Lexi Eaton placing fifth. Vanessa Johnson was 4th in the 400 meter dash, and Brooke Larsen and Mindy Stapel were 2nd and 7th in the 100 meter hurdles, respectively. Sarah Duncan also finished third in the 300 meter hurdles, and was a member of the 4X400 meter relay which won by more than 10 seconds. The girls 4X100 meter relay team also took first, and Lexi Eaton took second in the high jump, clearing a height of 5’8”. Aimee Wheeler and Nicole Ramon took 3rd and 6th in the long jump, and Hannah Lutz finished 10th in the mile, and 7th in the two mile.
For the boys, Steven Krutsch took 4th in the 300 meter hurdles, with Mitch Kawai finishing in 8th. The boys 4X400 meter relay team also placed second, and Brody Swanson placed 5th in the discus and 7th in the shot put. Also scoring for the boys in the throws, was Michael Swasey who placed 8th in the javelin. Steven Krutsch was also 3rd in the high jump, with Hunter Nelson placing 7th. The boys 4X800 meter relay team came in 2nd, and Shane Williams finished in 8th place in the 800 meter run. In the other distance events, Joseph Christensen was third in the mile, and Andy Shields was fourth in the two mile, with Christensen also finishing well in ninth place. Way to go Red Devils!
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On March 20, teams from all over Utah and even some from Wyoming traveled to Timpanogos High School for the UHSTCA Invitational. The Springville track team also traveled to this huge meet, and they performed very well. The boy’s team placed 7th out of 36 teams, and the girls were 12th. Many athletes performed well at the meet. Joseph Christensen placed sixth in the boy’s mile and the boy’s medley team placed 7th out of 21 teams. Steven Krutsch placed third in the 300 meter hurdles and Hunter Nelson was also sixth in the same event. Joseph Christensen also placed 9th in the 3200 meter run, with Andy Shields just behind him in 13th. Springville boy’s 4x400 relay also placed third out of 16 teams. Steven Krutsch also placed 4th in the high jump for Springville.
On the girls’ side, ChaiDee Woods placed 5th in the 100 meter dash, with Lexi Eaton finishing in 8th place. Springville girls continued their sprint dominance with a win in the 4x100 meter relay. ChaiDee Woods also finished in 4th place in the 200 meter dash, and Aimee Wheeler finished 7th in the long jump. Mindy Stapel rounded out the girls scoring with a 7th place finish in the high jump. Keep up the good work Springville!
On March 16, the boys and girls track teams traveled to Spanish Fork for their season opening meet against Spanish Fork and Salem Hills. The boys and girls both emerged victorious from the meet, and there were several notable performances. On the boy’s side, Joseph Christensen won the mile, with Andy Shields and Mark Israelsen coming in 3rd and 4th. Hunter Nelson won the 300 meter hurdles with Jeremy Jay coming in 3rd. Daniel Jones led three Springville runners in the top four in the 800 meter run, with Jackson Ogles and Shane Williams placing 3rd and 4th.
Springville also swept the top five spots in the 200 meter dash, with Alema Key winning, and the next spots going to Mitch Kawai, Brandon Curtis, Tanner Nackos, and Aaron Rodriquez. Springville’s 4x400 team won, Brody Swanson placed second in the shot put, and Michael Swasey and Brandon Curtis placed second and third in the javelin. The girls were even more dominant, winning 9 out of the 16 events. Brooke Larson won the 100 and 300 meter hurdles, with three other Springville girls in the top five in the 100 meter hurdles.
The girls also completely dominated the 100 meter dash, sweeping the top 8 places, with Kaisa Rosenberg as the winner. Hannah Lutz and Libby Jensen were 2nd and 3rd in the mile, and the Springville girls won the 4x100 meter relay by more than 5 seconds. The girls also won the medley relay, and swept the top five spots in the 200 meter dash, once again with Kaisa Rosenberg as the champion. Springville continued their relay dominance with a win in the 4x400 by over 20 seconds, and also had the winners in the high jump and long jump. Way to go Red Devils!
Friday through Saturday, March 4 – 6, Springville High Drama presented, “Much Ado About Nothin.” The Shakespearian play is set in Messina, Sicily. The story concerns a pair of lovers named Claudio (played by Zach Puckett) and Hero (played by Danielle Root) who are due to be married in a week. To pass the time before their wedding day, they conspire with Don Pedro (played by Nate Oldroyd), the prince of Aragon, to trick their friends, Beatrice (played by Keilani Gleave) and Benedick (played by Ben Nelson), into confessing their love for one another. The prince's illegitimate brother, Don John, however, jealous of both Don Pedro's power and his affection for Claudio, plans to destroy the coming wedding.
Leonato was played by Connor Snyder, Dogberry was played by Scott James, Watches were played by Ashley Knowles and Selea Nielsen, Seacoal was played by Bryce Genther, and Verges was played by Barrett Penrod.
Congratulations to Calvin Clark (Swim), Rachelle Pope (Swim), Geoffrey Prusak (Basketball), and Megan Conrad (Drill Team) for being named Academic All-state students representing Springville High School. We’re proud of you!
The undefeated Lady Red Devils had to fight for their 42-36 victory over the Timpanogos Timberwolves in last Saturday’s championship game at SLCC. Springville’s victory was their first girls state basketball title since 1990 and ended their perfect 23-0 season. The Lady Red Devils were back with a mission after losing in the state finals last year ultimately taking 2nd in state. The girls wanting nothing less than first this year.
"This year our team has been battle-tested," said Springville coach Nancy Warner. "We were able to take it one game at a time and get through it. The girls showed what kind of team they are. The biggest thing was how they worked together."
Early in the game, Timpangoes was up 20-10. After the first quarter, Springville changed their defensive approach to overcome the T-wolves strong center, Morgan Baily, and defensive double-teaming.
Lexi Eaton, tournament MVP, came out on top with 25 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 assists. However, it was a total team effort that gave Springville the win relying heavily on their defense to clench the title.
"Their team defense is awesome," Warner said of her players. "Offense can win games, but defense wins championships."
Eaton shot 14-for-16 from the free-throw line, and the Red Devils were 17-for-19 overall. Eaton put the game away with free throws. Springville shot just 22.6 percent from the field.
Sadie Clements, starter, said, “My senior year couldn’t have ended a better way. It feels so great to work so hard and finally achieve all that you have been working for. This team is great, I have never had a better team. There is so much team chemistry, and I don’t think I will ever find another team like it. Winning the state championship is the perfect cap to a perfect season.”
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On February 25 and 26, DECA students from all over the state gathered together at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah, for the Utah DECA Career Development Conference. Students performed in several different events, either individually or as teams. They were competing to represent Utah at the national competition to be held this May in Louisville, Kentucky. The students of Springville High School were no exception.
The following Springville High DECA students placed in their respective competitions:
Jerich McAfee and John Call, 2nd Place, Financial Analysis Team; Chelsea Staple, 2nd Place, Hotel and Lodging Management; Ryan Allred, 4th place, Marketing Management Decisions; Ryan Allred, 4th place, Technical Sales Event; Dexter Eppley, 5th Place, Principles of Business Management and Administration; Jacob Stradling, 8th Place, Business Services Marketing.
Jerich McAfee, John Call, and Chelsea Staple will attend DECA National this May in Louisville, Kentucky. The following DECA members attended the conference and represented Springville in their events: Nick Burt, Michael Bartholomew, Kristin Knowlton, Alexa Barnes, and Mykal Johnson. Congratulations DECA members.