October 2017

Spotlighting Lady Red Devils Volleyball

Attributions: 
by Shinoahe Lee & Devon Maupin, SHS News Writers

Springville’s Lady Red Devils Volleyball team has been on a winning streak, taking home victory in the last nine out of ten games, only to fall to Skyridge.  Tonight Springville has a rematch against Skyridge at home, 6:30 p.m.  Come support our team!

Megan Nusink plays defense on our varsity team.  She always gives 100 percent into each practice; and, one of her goals is to continue improving her skills. 

“I joined volleyball for the fun of it.  In each game I’m filled with excitement and adrenaline,” said Nusink.

Her after high school plans include attending college and possibly serving a religious mission in hopes of going to Europe.

Varsity player Mikkele Gallier said, “I love the intensity of the sport.”

Ramzie Farr is destined to go “Farr” as she believes the key to success is teamwork.

“Teamwork is one of the things I enjoys most about the sport,” said Farr.

Farr joined the Volleyball team as a branch off from playing on city league. She wants to take her education a step further and would enjoy a game of volleyball on the beach. Her ultimate goal? Winning state by working as a team. Farr is always a star player you can count on.

Kaitlynn Bradley plays on the varsity team.  In the future, she sees herself coaching younger girls with their volleyball skills and plans on attending Utah Valley University. Bradley began playing volleyball by joining a city league as well as her mother introducing her to the sport. Her goals are to continue playing and enjoying the sport and plans to do that by her continuation of taking practice seriously. Bradley is a player anyone can count on, even if it’s off the court.

Lauren Alleman, who plays varsity mid-blocker, is a sensational member of the team. In ten years she sees herself attending Utah State University, being a volleyball coach, and an Art teacher as well. Alleman has always loved volleyball.  She plans on continuing to play well with hard work, practice, and the help of her team members.

Varsity Team Members:
Lauren Alleman, Kaitlynn Bradley, Brielle Cruz, Ramzie Farr, Mikkele Gallier, Genevieve Hopkinson, Langilangi Maviae, Megan Nusink, Emma Schultz, Kallysta Strong

JV Team Members:
Savannah Clyde, Jenessa Crystal, Ramzie Farr, Genevieve Hopkinson, Sage Loveland, Hekela Mavae, Avery Pritchard, Emma Schultz, Sabrina Scott, Jeri Strong, Gracie Thorpe, Jamie Wheeler, Kiki Wiberg

Sophomore Team Members:
Emma Ashton, Abigail Barron, Lila Blaser, Hannah Fowler, Julia Jeffs, Halli Johnson, Kahlan Johnson, Rachel Kieffer, Hekela Mavae, Syerra McCoy, Kaitlyn Metler, Madisen Pennington, Avery Pritchard, Kaylee Smyth, Jeri Strong

photos by Mark Spencer

SHS Color Guard receives Outstanding Auxiliary

Attributions: 
photos by © Pamela's Photo Poetry

On Tuesday, October 10, Springville High's Marching Band and Color Guard participated in the Rocky Mountain Invitational competition held at Brigham Young University.   Color Guard received Outstanding Auxiliary and the SHS Marching Band won 2nd Place overall.

SHS Marching Band earns 2nd Place at the Rocky Mountain Invitational

Attributions: 
photos by © Pamela's Photo Poetry

On Tuesday, October 10, Springville High's Marching Band and Color Guard participated in the Rocky Mountain Invitational competition held at Brigham Young University.   Color Guard received Outstanding Auxiliary and the SHS Marching Band won 2nd Place overall.

New Finance Office Secretary

Attributions: 
by Shinoahe Lee and Devon Mahpin, SHS News Writers

Tara Jacobson is new to Springville High and works in our finance office.  She enjoys exploring mountain trails, avoiding housework, keeping the high record at Whack-a-Mole, and riding her semi-recumbent senior citizen’s bicycle. Jacobson has been married for 16 years and has three children, her oldest to be joining us here at SHS next Fall.

Jacobson graduated from Southern Utah University in 1997, majoring in Spanish.

“My Spanish is rusty, so come practice with me if you speak Spanish,” said Jacobson.

The most unusual job Tara worked at was in college.  She would gather juniper berries in the wilderness outside of Cedar City for a liquid herbal extract manufacturer.

If there was any place in the world she could go, it would be England. She also likes the idea that she doesn't need to learn a new language to go to a foreign country.

If you have the opportunity, make sure get to know our wonderful new financial secretary.

Lady Red Devils Girls Tennis Team finish 1st in region

Attributions: 
by Nikki Powell and Colin Coughanour, SHS News Writers

Girls Tennis Team player Savannah Cochran said, “I was in the region tournament, and I felt like our team played great.”

Katie Petersen plays 2nd Varsity Doubles. She responds on how she wants to improve her skills.

Petersen said, “Probably my round game and maybe signals.”

“As a team we are doing super well; we took region and went to state,” said Petersen.

Petersen commented on why she likes playing tennis, “I chose tennis because I quit soccer, and my dad had a lot of influence on me.  I just like playing tennis; it's not just a team sport, but also a personal sport as well.  I think it’s a lot of fun.”

Hana Miyasaki, who plays doubles on the JV Girls Tennis team, played in the JV tournament. Miyasaki is always improving her game.

“Tennis is a mental game, so just focusing on staying positive is what I would like to improve,” said Miyasaki.

Miyasaki commented that the team did very well this year, and she did much better this year than she did last year.

Miyasaki decided to play tennis because, “I didn’t have anything else to do at the time. I enjoy tennis because it’s fun and competitive,” said Miyasaki.

Girls Tennis Team Members:
Savannah Cochran, Alexi Corfield, Kelsey Corfield, Lydia Felix, Brooke Galbraith, Amanda Gardner, Hannah Geary, Emma Haven, Brianna Hardy, Hana Miyasaki, Maren Murphy, Addison Nielson, Katie Petersen, Elizabeth Rex, Naomi Rollins, Olivia Smith, Samantha Smith, Brinley Southam, Kelsey Sumsion, Jane Sweat, AnnaBeth Templeman, Emma Templeman, Chloe Welch, and Christine White

Boys Cross Country team win state trophy; Lady Red Devils finish 4th

Attributions: 
by Savanna Wightman and Carlos Reina, SHS News Writers (photo by Nikki Powell)
Springville's Boys Cross Country Win State
Springville's Boys Cross Country Win State

Congratulations to the Red Devil Boys Cross Country team for taking first place in state competition; an amazing accomplishment.  The Girls Cross Country team had a great showing with a 4th place state finish overall.

Benton Bird on the boys cross country team has set goals and has tried to do better ever since he started racing. His goal is to do better and what helps him achieve that is to attend practice. He started running this year with the team and loves it. He has a routine that he does before a meet. 

“The night before I eat protein like toast; more specifically, peanut butter toast. I also drink a lot of water,” said Bird.

He likes the aspect that he can make friends who have the same athletic goals and they can achieve it together.

Amanda Brimhall, who runs for Springville’s Cross Country Lady Red Devils team, always sets goals before every meet. One of her goals to achieve is to push herself as much as she can, she achieves these goals by friends who push her to be great. Amanda says that before every meet to prepare the team they meditate and envision the race.

“If you see yourself doing great, you’ll succeed,” said Brimhall.

“Cross Country is a great way to meet friends,” added Brimhall, “I started cross country with my sophomore friend; since then, I haven’t wanted to stop.”

Cody Brown’s goals include not giving up, no matter how hard it gets. His daily routine before a meet is eating a good meal the night before and drinking lots of water.  Then, he gets into the mentality of winning and achieving. He joined cross country because of his friends.

“It might be challenging and a lot of work, but it's a lot of fun,” said Brown.

Boys Team Members:
Jackson Adams, Ben Aegerter, Benson Bird, Joseph Boggess, Zachary Bradshaw, Cody Brown, Alma Burrows, Joseph Burrows, McKay Carr, Andrade Christensen, Ayden Christensen, McKay Dalley, Zackary Dalley, Spencer Ercanbrack, Skyler Farrel, McKay Farrel, Waren Finlayson, McKay Francom, William Francom, Caleb Gardner, Grant Gardner, Brandon Gamica, Caleb Gamica, Jacob Gee, Spencer Goff, Connor Hansen, Timothy Harlow, Isaac Hodson, Darin Humble, Brandon Johns, David Kieffer, Adam Krieger, Nathan Martin, Stockton Nelson, Ethan Owens, Devin Pancake, Carter Paxton, Justin Poole, Santos Quintana, Treven Roberts, Miles Rosenberg, Joseph Sanders, Ethan Sines, Montomery Taylor, Marc Truscott, Ethan White

Girls Team Members:
Melody Anderson, Grace Ashcraft, Avery Bladwin, Bethany Blakey, Amanda Brimhall, Abigail Cannon, Kate Chatfield, Lydia Felix, Jordan Folsom, Kaitlyn Gee, Kaylee Gerhret, Alice Giatras, Olivia Gonzales, Bekki Grigg, Ella Holden, Courtney Holt, Natala Love, Aubrey Nissen, Ella Parker, Olivia Penrond, Carsen Poole, Jadyn Rees, Katherine Rex, Emma Rich, Mariah Skinner, Whitnee Sowa, Blythe Stoddard, Heidi Sumsion, AnnaBeth Templeman, Madison Walker

2nd photo by Deseret News

Sadie Hawkins Dance

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