This past weekend the Springville High swim team had their region meet in Provo. Springville head coach Amyee Hargett felt confident about both the girls and boys team.
"We have been training for five months now, and every swimmer is ready. They are excited and ready to swim at their best," said Hargett.
On Friday the boys took first in the 200 Medley Relay. Connor Anderson took a first place win in the 200 yard free, becoming region champ. Payton Acor and Kyle Gashler were the region champions in the 200 I.M. with Gabe Hargett coming in second, and Nicole Mertz was the region champ in the girls 50 yard free. Boys finished the day with a large first place lead, and the girls were in a close second behind Orem.
Saturday was a strong day for both the girls and boys teams. Lauren Pilcher and Connor Anderson were both the region champs for the 100 freestyle. For the 500 yard freestyle, the region champs were both Springville freshman Nicole Mertz and Christopher McClain. For the 200 free relay, the girls took third place while the boys took first place. John Morris took the title in the 100 backstroke. In the 100 yard breaststroke, John Morris took first while Matt Vaughan came in a close second. Both 400 free relays were in a close battle with Orem.
The girls team came out on top while the boys finished first. Overall, the boys team came away with the region championship with the girls in second place only eleven points behind Orem.
State will be February 3 and 4. Team captains Kenzee Hargett, Melissa McQueen, Nathan Graham, and Dustin Brinton could not have been more proud if the success of the team this past year.
McQueen said, "It has been a great four years, and I really am going to miss it."
Congratulations to the swim team, and good luck at state.
On Friday, January 20, Springville High Red Devil’s girls varsity traveled to Provo to face the Provo Bulldogs taking home the win 57-43. Ashli Averett led with 16 points, two 3-point shots and one rebound. Averett was assisted by Savannah Park putting up 15 points and Malia Nawahine with 13 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double.
Last Thursday the wrestling team traveled to Timpanogos for a dual meet. The final score was 42 to 29 in favor of the Red Devils. The Red Devils went into this dual to ruin the Timberwolves’ senior night, and that’s what happened.
Both JV matches were won by the Red Devils. Varsity wrestling started at 7 p.m. and the first match was the 152 weight class. The dual started out slow for the Red Devils; but, by the 182 match, the team gained momentum and carried it through the rest of the night.
Jon Britt (182 lbs.) had an amazing match against the number one ranked wrestler in 4A and won by pin.
Photo by Aaron Brown
Provo High was the setting for last Friday night hoops with the two teams facing off--Springville Red Devils and the Provo Bulldogs, with the “Dawgs” taking the W in a 60-56 victory.
The game started with the Red Devils and the Bulldogs going at it in a very competitive first quarter. Leading Springville was star player Nathan Israelsen with 12 points and 14 rebounds. Provo had the lead after the first quarter with Bulldog Dallin Bosco hitting four treys; but, the strength of the Red Devil’s perimeter was too much in the first half while Dawson Pederson drained a three to give the Red Devils a 32-23 momentum lead at the end of the half.
After halftime it seemed like the Bulldogs coach gave them a great speech when they came back to tie at the end of the third. Provo’s Christopher Moore was on fire from the fans perspective when he couldn’t be stopped by Springville’s defense.
Entering the fourth with the game tied, Springville’s Pederson wasn’t done yet while hitting 20 points to end the game; but, that wasn’t enough to slow down Provo as the Bulldogs ended the game winning 60-56.
Pederson’s thoughts on the game, “Just wasn’t enough.”
On Friday, January 20, Springville High’s chapter of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) attended the FBLA Central Region Competition at Utah Valley University taking home over 16 awards:
1st Place, Brad Borget, Timo Elliott, and Mykal Johnson, Management Information Systems
2nd Place, Jason Haymond, Computer Problem Solving
5th Place, Timo Elliott, Computer Problem Solving
1st Place, Jack Setzer, Cyber Security
3rd Place, Timo Elliott, Cyber Security
2nd Place, Nathan Jones, Introduction to Business
3rd Place, Jack Setzer, Introduction to Business
5th Place, Tanner White, Introduction to Business
2nd Place, Jordon Ockey, Introduction to Technology Concepts
4th Place, Mitch Ohman, Gregory Butts, and Jack Setzer, Banking & Financial Systems
4th Place, Nathan Jones, Business Math
5th Place, Tanner White, Business Math
5th Place, Mykal Johnson, Business Procedures
4th Place, Gregory Butts, Personal Finance
5th Place, Jason Haymond, Technology Concepts
4th Place, Nathan Jones, Sports Management
Congratulations to all participants: Crystal Johnson, Brescia Eppley, Evelyn Benz, Brad Borget, Timo Elliott, Mykal Johnson, Jason Haymond, Jack Setzer, Tanner White, Jordon Ockey, Nthan Jones, Mitch Ohman, and Gregory Butts. Their advisor is Carey White.
Our Springville DECA chapter attended Regional competition on Friday, January 13; over half of the students who participated at regionals placed. Awards are as follows:
-Cason Acor: 2nd place-Marketing Management
-Tommy Merrell: 1st place-Marketing Management-first year DECA member category
-Jack Setzer: 3rd place-Restaurant and Food Service Management
-Lesli Mortensen: 1st place-Restaurant and Food Service Management
-Ryan Murray: 3rd place-Sports Marketing
-Zach Nemelka: 2nd place-Sports Marketing
-Mykal Johnson and Brescia Eppley: 2nd place-Business Law and Ethics Team Event
-Joe Parker and Zach Wheeler: 3rd place-Sports Marketing Team Event
-Brittanye Messerly and Natasha Houtz: 1st place-Travel and Tourism Team Event
Great job DECA and good luck at state.
Mr. Justin Snell was chosen to be Springville High’s new head volleyball coach. He’s been coaching for nine years. In addition to Lady Red Devil volleyball, he also coaches boys basketball.
At Springville High, Snell teaches severe special education. Snell enjoys basketball and volleyball. His hobby is history, and he has 32 pairs of shoes. He graduated from Timpview High in Provo and received his degree from Utah Valley University. His favorite sports team is the Kansas Jayhawks.
If you want to try out for the volleyball team, come to summer practice. The team will be working out twice a week and will have 30 scrimmages against other high schools. It will be a fast paced season, so get ready for some hard work and fun.
Last Friday night at Springville High, the Red Devils took on the Golden Eagles of Maple Mountain, which ended in an exciting game with the Red Devils taking the 55-43 win.
The game started with the Red Devils taking the first half 22-21 with Max Schreiner leading in points with 10.
“Max had a great game and will only improve,” said fellow teammate Dawson Pederson.
Max is only a sophomore and is already making a big impact on the games early in his career. But, before the half ended, Dawson Pederson drained a three-pointer which definitely gave the Red Devils a huge momentum; he ran to the locker room screaming at the crowd with excitement.
After the half, Maple Mountain wasn’t done yet; they had a huge surge and eventually took the lead from the Red Devils when they were up 33-26 with help from KJ Hall and Jace Edmunds. With great performances from McKay Murphy and Parker Brady, the Red Devils stole the lead right back and ended the game with the 55-43 win.
Parker Brady led the team in points with 13 and Murphy with 12.
Both Brady and Murphy said, “We were on fire.”
Camille Davis is Springville High’s very own figure skater. Davis will compete at the 2012 US Figure Skating Championships beginning January 22. She is one of the top 12 junior ladies in the country. Davis plans on competing at the senior level next year.
Davis started skating when she was only seven years old. She practices at least five hours a day both on and off ice.
Davis said, “I hope to be able to skate for as long as I can. I think it would be very amazing to be able to be competitive at the senior level. No matter what happens, I want to be able to share my love of figure skating with others and maybe someday coach.”
Davis loves when she is able to just skate and perform, she loves sharing her talent with others. She says the hardest part about ice skating is when she is injured and can’t skate or train how she wants. Even though that is one of the hardest obstacles to overcome, Camille thinks that when she is injured, it always teaches her the best lessons; and, she comes back stronger than before.