The following Deseret News article appeared online on Saturday, February 26:
The following Deseret News article was published online on Saturday, February 26:
The following Deseret News article appeared online on Thursday, February 24:
On Friday, February 11, Springville High choirs, under the direction of Leanna Crockett, celebrated Valentines by performing love related music for our community audience. Women and Men’s Chorus, Vivacce, Concert Choir, and Singers all participated. Proceeds will help fund the upcoming choir tour to California on March 24 – 28.
The following article appeared online in the Deseret News on February 17, 2011:
At the end of the preseason, the Springville boys’ basketball team ranked dead last with a 0-8 record. Since region play began, the Red Devils are on fire, currently leading Region 8 with 11 consecutive wins and no stopping in sight.
If you are a die hard Red Devil fan, the turnaround is no surprise. Many of the initial losses were due to bad luck at the buzzer. Early in the season, the Provo Bulldogs hit a 10-foot jumper with one-second left to win a preseason barn-burner over the Red Devils. The Orem Tigers edged Springville by only one point in the final seconds to snatch a win away. As far as statistics and effort per game, Springville was labeled the “most winning losing team.”
At the end of preseason, Nathan Israelsen, a 6 foot 5 forward for the Red Devils predicted, “Just wait until region play, we will take it.”
Friday, the pressure is back on when Payson, the current no. 2 team in Region 8, hosts Springville at the Lion’s Den. In their last meeting, Springville won in overtime, but the Lions are looking to snap the Red Devils' winning streak with the sharp shooting of B.J Ford and all-around good play from Braden Wright.
Springville High had a “sweet” week celebrating their annual Sweethearts week sponsored by the Springville FFA Chapter. Nine girls competed this year for the prestigious title of Sweethearts queen. Competitors were, Lexi Crandall, Carolin DeArmon, Kiera Spencer, Carleigh Ballard, Megan Garn, Megan Simpson, Kte Keetch, Sara Bartholomew, and Brianna Barnes. After a week of competition and fun, Sweethearts royalty was announced at Friday’s assembly: 2nd attendant, Lexi Crandall; 1st attendant, Brianna Barnes, and Megan Garn crowned 2011 SHS Sweethearts Queen.
The girls competed in several different activities, starting with making a poster based on the theme of the dance, which was, “She’s my Kind of Rain.” They showed off their cake baking and decorating skills by making a cake based on the theme. Cakes were eaten up the next evening after the pageant, during which the girls were asked to answer an agricultural question, followed by a deep, though provoking question.
Friday brought a lot of excitement with the Sweethearts assembly. After a stirring rendition of our national anthem sung by Ashly Endicott, the sweethearts competed head to head running an agriculturally related obstacle course, complete with chasing chickens (not real chickens, but freshmen and sophomores with chicken hats on). The basket auction took place, which is a yearly tradition to raise money for the Sub for Santa drive that takes place in December. One of the lunch baskets went for over $700.00! Last, but not least, the Sweethearts royalty was announced. The culminating event fell on Saturday night, the dance. With a false ceiling of umbrellas hung by fishing wire from the rafters, the decorations were fantastic. The sweethearts had a special dance with their dads to the theme song. T he week was enjoyed by all. The FFA would like to thank all of those who participated in sweethearts and opened their pocketbooks for the auction.
On Thursday, February 10, Future Business Leaders of America students from Springville High traveled to Utah Valley University to compete in regional competition. All students who attended placed in at least one event, some placed in four.
The following students from Springville High placed in their respective events:
The swim season has come to an end after the state swim meet held at Brigham Young University on February 4 and 5. Our Red Devil boys placed 2nd overall and the Lady Red Devils finished in a respectable 9th place. Both teams worked hard for two weeks, immediately after the region meet in which both boys and girls placed 1st.
Podium & Placement highlights:
Kolby Hargett (SR) placed 3rd in the 200 Yard Freestyle
Rebekah McClain (SO) placed 8th in the 200 Yard IM
Matthew Vaughan (SO) placed 5th in the 200 Yard IM
Aubrey Tingey (SR) placed 7th in the 50 Yard Freestyle
Lauren Pilcher (SO) placed 8th in the 50 Yard Freestyle
Shane Williams (SR) placed 2nd in the 50 Yard Freestyle
Ethan Wolz (SR) placed 5th in the 50 Yard Freestyle
Coach Aimee Hargett has coached the team for four years and loves to get to know the swimmers better and watch them improve. The swimmers love her as well and work hard to represent her hard work that reflects on their meet performances. The swimmers hope she will continue coaching for them for a few more years to come. The season will resume in September.
1. Four years and four UHSAA 4A state championship trophies (two 1st place and two 2nd place) for these senior boys and their coach
2. Mother & Son - True Champions ... A former Mighty Red Devil swimmer herself, Amyee Hatfield Hargett now coaches three of her four children (Kolby/SR, Kenzee/JR, Gabe/FR, Brock 6th grader) as teammates and leaders of the successful SHS swim program
The Red Devils boys basketball hosted the Uintah Utes on Friday, February 4, and won 65-36. Matt Sumsion lit the court up with his fiery dunks and 21 points. The game was close the first and second quarters, Springville up by six at half.
Springville pulled away the second half. Dallin Pope had 12 points, Sumsion with 21, and Mckay Murphy had 10; those three led the team to the win. Once the Red Devils pulled a 30 point lead, many of the JV players were substituted in and they played tough. The Red Devils are now on a 9-0 run and are ranked number one in region. Springville’s next game is Tuesday, February 15, at Maple Mountain.
*photos by Mark Spencer
On Friday night, February 4, the Unitah Ute’s traveled from Vernal to battle the Lady Red Devils. After the first quarter, Springville led 27-2.
The Lady Red Devils continued with into halftime with a 35-11 lead. Springville then sealed the game with lockdown defense holding Uintah to eight total points in the second half. The Red Devils sent the Utes back to Vernal with a 65-19 defeat.
Lexi Eaton scored 35 points thanks to 5 three’s and grabbed 9 rebounds, Mackenzie Nielson was Springville’s next highest point total with 9. Uintah’s leading scorer was Skylee Campbell with 7 points.