March 2016

Much Ado Aboot Nothing, eh?

Attributions: 
SHS Spring Play, photos by Kallie Powell, SHS News Photographer

Much Ado Aboot Nothing, eh? is a recreation of a William Shakespeare play, which is set in Messina, Canada.  The story begins with everyone visiting Leonato’s cabin, with Hero and Claudio falling in love at first sight.  The villain Dawn John attempts to thwart Hero’s and Claudio’s love which nearly succeeds.  At the same time Don Pedro is attempting to make Benedick and Beatrice fall in love.  Dawn John makes it seem like Hero has been unfaithful in order to thwart the wedding.

Friar the priest helps fake Hero’s death while he investigates whether the claim of unfaithfulness is true.  Friar gets the watch to interrogate several of Dawn John’s henchmen and finds out that Hero was not unfaithful.  Leonato blames the accusations of unfaithfulness on Don Pedro and Claudio.  Claudio goes to Hero’s grave to pay penance, Hero looks on.

Many Modern day Shakespeare plays are “re-located” to somewhere others than the original setting.  Shakespeare loves to add a little drama to his comedy and a little comedy to his drama.

Some of the male roles are being played by female actors.  But the names are kept the same for clarity.

Canucks (Cast)
Don Pedro (The prince), played by Kaden Nissen
Dawn John (His evil sister), played by Gabrielle Hawker
Claudio (The prince’s best bud), played by Jonah Schmitz
Benedick (A funny guy), played by Robert Steed
Leonato (Owner of the cabin), played by Sally Wells
Antonio (Leo’s sister), played by Tristan McAfee
Borachio (A henchman), played by Brady Dolan
Conrade (A henchman), played by Lauren Lyons
Dogberry (Head of the watch), played by Gray Burton
Verges (Old watchman), played by Kyle Paynter
Friar Francis (A priest, available for weddings), played by Joe Gibb
Hero (Leonato’s pretty daughter), played by Rebecca Nissen
Beatrice (Hero’s cousin), played by Becca Hammond
Margaret (Hero’s Friend), played by Brynn Allred
Ursula (Hero’s Friend), played by Heather Woolf
Understudy (A rarity), played by Natalie Stevenson

Ensemble:
Weston Murdock, Malie Niu, Zoe Dalley

Tech-ehs (Techies)
Director:
Christian Cragun
Stage Manager:
Rachel Baltes
Set Design:
Carson Nielsen, Ethan Beach
Set Construction:
Carson Nielsen, Ethan Beach, Maddie Burns, and Mr. Cragun’s Tech Class
Canadian Consultant:
Ashlyn Allred
Sound:
Madie Burns, Gray Burton
Lights:
Carson Nielsen, Chelsey Pinney
Running Crew:
Chandler Packer
Costumes:
Shey Buhler, DeeDee Draper, Brady Dolan
Poster Design:
Luann Hawker
Moose Construction?
Rachel Baltes, Brady Dolan

Lady Red Devils finish season in 2nd place after state championship game

Attributions: 
photos by Mark Spencer

Bountiful secured its first girls state championship since 2001 with a 63-42 win over Springville on Saturday, February 27.  Bountiful’s Kennedy Redding led the way with a game-high 28 points and 21 rebounds for the Braves.  Springville’s Lydia Austin had 14 points with Savannah Sumsion adding 12 points in the loss.

photos by Mark Spencer

Deseret News Article by Brandon Gurney
Published: Saturday, Feb. 27 2016

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865648801/4A-girls-basketball-championship-Bountiful-runs-away-from-Springville-63-42.html

Two Lady Red Devils honored on All-tournament team

Attributions: 
photos by Mark Spencer

During the 4A Championship game last Saturday, two Springville High players were named 4A All-tournament team:  Lydia Austin and Savannah Sumsion

4A tournament MVP: Kennedy Redding, Bountiful

4A All-tournament team:

-Jaimee Stahle, Bountiful

-Lydia Austin, Springville

-Savannah Sumsion, Springville

-Lauren Gustin, Salem Hills

-Kemery Martin, Alta

Springville etches victory; launched into championship

Attributions: 
photos by Mark Spencer

The second-ranked Lady Red Devils came back from a 15-point deficit to edge the top-ranked Alta in the 4A semifinals, 50-49.  The win means Springville will face third-ranked Bountiful in the championship game.   Game played at Salt Lake Community College on Friday, February 26.

photos by Mark Spencer

Deseret News Article by Amy Donaldson
Published: Friday, Feb. 26 2016

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865648769/Springville-comes-back-from-15-point-deficit-to-edge-top-ranked-Alta-in-4A-semifinal-win.html

Lady Red Devils decisive quarterfinal win

Attributions: 
photos by Mark Spencer

On Wednesday, February 24, Springville’s varsity girls’ basketball was victorious against Judge Memorial, 57-46, at Salt Lake Community College in state quarterfinal play, advancing the Lady Red Devils to the semifinals in which they will face Alta on Friday, February 26.

Junior Cheyanne Brown was called off the bench to defend the Bulldog’s center and stepped up to challenge to contribute to the win.  Lydia Austin led with 20 points, Ali Monson added 10 points, and Savannah Sumsion had a big rebound night, catching 13.  

photos by Mark Spencer

Deseret News Article by Amy Donaldson
Published: Wednesday, Feb. 24 2016 6:15 p.m. MST

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865648550/4A-girls-basketball-Springv...

Springville advances to state quarterfinals

Attributions: 
photos by Mark Spencer

After Timpanogos cut its deficit to just three points with four minutes remaining, Springville’s Lady Red Devils came alive and outscored the visitors by 12 in the final minutes to double up the Timberwolves 18-6 in the fourth and secure the first-round victory, 65-50.   Lydia Austin led all scorers with 22 points and Olivia Park added 13 to lock down the win.  Angel Tuisavura led the Lady Timberwolves with 19 points.   Game played on Monday, February 22.

*photos by Mark Spencer

Deseret News Article by Ryan Love
Published: Monday, Feb. 22 2016 10:50 p.m. MST

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865648384/High-School-Girls-Basketball-Strong-finish-helps-No-1-Springville-best-Timpanogos.html