On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, the Springville Varsity Softball team squared off against local Maple Mountain in state playoffs beating the Golden Eagles, 3-2.
Rylee Harris hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to give the Lady Red Devils a win against region rival Maple Mountain. Junior pitcher Kaycie Jensen finished with 16 strike outs.
photos by Mark Spencer
What a year for Red Devil Track with three school records already broken before state competition:
Records broken by:
Hayden Penrod, Sophomore: 800m AND 1600m
Taylor Cannon, Senior: 400m
Julie Sumsion, Sophomore: 3200m
Springville High is loaded with talented track and field members on both the girls and boys teams. State competition will be May 15-16 at Brigham Young University.
Girls Captains: Teija Rosenberg, Genna Murray, Abby Mangum, McKayla Montgomery
Boys Captains: Taylor Cannon, Nik Grosland, Nick Noorda, Bryce Nelson
The months of hard work paid big dividends this year as Springville’s girls and boys track teams went first and second at the State Championships held at Brigham Young University. The Lady Red Devils team came in as the number one favorite, but had to fight to the end to secure their victory.
On Monday, May 2, the Springville High track team will host the Brandon Curtis Memorial Invitational track meet. The event starts at 1 pm at Maple Mountain High School, another demonstration of the cooperative effort in the community. Brandon was a student at Springville High; but, in order for this meet to be a state qualifying meet it must be held on an 8-lane track and Maple Mountain is the only one in the region that meets that qualification.
If there was any doubt who has had the most dominating sprint team in 4A the past five years, the Lady Red Devil Track and Field team put another exclamation point on their ever growing legacy. In what was their most impressive showing to date, these young ladies turned in a performance not seen in quite some time at any level of state track competition. Five years ago they took third at State, and started a trend that has not been matched by any school in any classification. What has followed is four straight second place trophies brought home to SHS.
Last week, at the Region 8 Championships at Maple Mountain High School, the Springville High girls track team dominated the competition to capture their first region title in over a decade. The girls scored 155 points, outdistancing second place Salem Hills, who scored only 117. The Lady Red Devils had an incredible 10 first place finishes out of 16 events. Brooke Larsen won the 100m hurdles and the 300m hurdles; Kaisa Rosenberg won the 100m and the 200m, both in school record times.