September 2016

Club Rush

photos by Carey S. White, SHS News Adviser
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On Thursday and Friday, September 8 and 9, student body is invited to join clubs during lunch in the student court.

Lady Red Devil Tennis vs Spanish Fork

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On Tuesday, September 6, the Springville girls tennis team matched up with local rival Spanish Fork.

Springville brings home road win against new Lehi high school Skyridge

photos by Brandon Lee and Erin Call, SHS News Photographers

Springville's Red Devil varsity football team traveled to Lehi on Friday, September 7, to face new Lehi high school Skyridge continuing the Red Devil undefeated record, 28-21.   The Red Devils poured on the heat during the third quarter to help them get the victory over Skyridge.  Jantsen Thorpe threw two touchdowns and ran for one more to lead the Red Devils in the win.

Many Red Devil student body members traveled to show their school spirit and support.

Events for the Week of September 5, 2016


Monday, Sept 5:
Labor Day—Schools closed

Tuesday, Sept 6:
(3:30pm) Tennis vs. Spanish Fork
(4pm) Soccer vs. Wasatch

Wednesday, Sept 7:
(11am) Golf @ Gladstan

Thursday, Sept 8:
Club Rush (at lunch in the courtyard)
(3:30pm) JV and Soph Football vs. MMHS
(3:30pm) Tennis vs. Salem Hills
(4pm) Soccer @ Maple Mountain

Friday, Sept 9:
Club Rush (at lunch in the courtyard)
Cross Country @ Murray Invite
(7pm) Football @ MMHS

Saturday, Sept 10:
(7am) Booster Club Breakfast

For more information, please visit the School Calendar

All eyes on Springville after huge upset at Grass Relays

By Josh Ornelas, SHS News Writer

On Saturday, August 27, Springville High’s cross country team traveled to Westlake High School for the annual Grass Relays.  This race was formally held in American Fork, so this was a change of scenery for everyone.

The team ran great and placed well.  The varsity girls were led by Julie Sumsion who finished second overall.  The girls team finished 6th overall, 3rd in the state.  The boys team made headlines across the country as they soundly defeated the 6th ranked team in the nation Lone Peak.  The boys were led by the sophomore standout Grant Gardner who finished third overall, followed by teammates Brandon Garnica (10th) and Haden Penrod (11th).  Springville only trailed 2nd place by 6 seconds and the meet was won by the nation’s number one ranked team American Fork.

Not only did Springville make some noise in their varsity races, but they also delivered in the JV races as well.  Carter Paxton won the Frosh/Soph race by a margin of 30 seconds completely obliterating the rest of the field.  Had Paxton ran in the varsity race, Springville would have taken 2nd overall and upset yet another nationally ranked team Davis (25th).  In the boys JR/SR race Zach Dalley finished (12) followed by Caleb Garnica (14).

Springville has the country on edge as the season begins to unfold.  The team hopes to steal a place in the national rankings this week.  Springville is currently ranked 5th in the state, 3rd in the 4A division.  Led by state ranked runners Gardner (4th) and the girls by Sumsion (4th).  The team will travel to Brigham Young University this Saturday for the Autumn Classic.  Springville will have a rematch with Davis and Lone Peak.  If Springville can show once again that they can hang with these teams, they will continue to add to their growing national resume in hopes at earning an invite to the national meet held in Eugene, Oregon.

Red Devils pull out win in double OT

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In the last minutes of the game, Springville had a comfortable lead over visitor Lehi until the Pioneers scored three touchdowns to send the game into overtime. Springville's quarterback Jantsen Thorpe scored on a 1-yard run in the second overtime as the Red Devils topped the Lehi Pioneers in double overtime to improve to 2-0 this season. Thorpe threw a pair of passing touchdowns earlier in the game.  

Bennett Hullinger received for 117 yards backed up by Payton Kelepolo’s 14 carries for 71 yards and one touchdown.  Vili Kolomalu and Cole Bowers contributed to the win with nine and eight tackles respectively.

Pioneer Cammon Cooper threw three touchdowns in the loss for Lehi.

Halftime show included Springville's Marching Band, D'Velles Drill Team, and Cheerleaders.