On Tuesday, September 28, at Provo High School, the Lady Red Devils soccer team took a close 3-2 win in overtime against the Provo Bulldogs. Springville had possession the whole game, but their intensity was down. The game was tied 2-2 when regulation time ended. In a golden goal overtime, senior Kaisa Goodman scored the winning goal to end the game.
The Lady Red Devils varsity keeper was unable to play, but the JV goalie stepped up and the team still came out on top. The first goal was scored by senior Megan Marchbanks assisted by senior Kaisa Goodman. The second was scored by senior Liz Young and assisted by junior Elsie Rowe.
The Lady Red Devils last region soccer game of the season will be Tuesday, October 4, at Orem High School. All Springville fans are encouraged to come support our Lady Red Devils Soccer.
Springville High hosted its Senior Career Day on Thursday, September 29. The day began with all the seniors in the auditorium while staff introduced the colleges that were represented. Seniors were able to choose three different college presentations that they may be interested in.
The day was useful for seniors who wished to explore college options and discover unique opportunities each college or university has to offer potential students. Hopefully, these college presentations will motivate students to go online and continue to research their college options.
Career Day was positive and will give seniors a taste of college life; but, that’s not the end, it’s just the beginning. Seniors have many educational opportunities waiting for them to discover.
Springville High School would like to welcome our new German teacher, Desiree Weser. Weser has been speaking German for over 25 years. This is Weser’s first year teaching her own class. She co-taught a German 3 class at American Fork High School.
Weser started her college educating by enrolling in German at Brigham Young University. She was also taking Japanese, which was her first language and served a LDS mission to Kobe, Japan. She married a German, who had been her foreign exchange student and they moved to Germany for three years. They have six children; and, between all of them, they speak German, Japanese, Czech, Ukrainian and some Russian. Weser loves to read, travel, help people and watch her children grow and learn new talents. She also likes soccer, football and tennis.
Orem, Utah, was the setting of an eventful night when the Orem Tigers took on the visiting Springville Red Devils. In the final minutes of the game, the Tigers edged past the Red Devils with a 29-28 win. Both teams had come off a great week of practice when they met on the field; several conflicts arose between the two teams while clashing helmet to helmet
The game started with the Red Devils taking possession of the ball and quickly passing the ball to key wide receivers Derik Mehl and Jalon Miyasaki for a quick 15-0 lead.
Springville cornerback Murphy Nadauld said, “Well felt like we had good momentum at the beginning of the game.”
Halftime started with the Red Devils up on top with a score of 21-7; Springville had momentum going into half. After halftime, the Tigers came out roaring and ready to take the lead. Kaleb Egbert ran from 36 yards out to cut the Red Devil’s lead to 21-14.
Springville started rolling again when they were stopped by the Tigers on their own one yard line and gave possession back to the Tigers. Shortly after Parker Overly connected to Cole Payne twice in the end zone; when they went for a two-point conversion Parker Overly successfully threw to Joe Jenson for the 29-28 lead.
Conrad Beach left tackle said. “That was a real dagger to the heart when they converted that two-point conversion.”
With only a few plays left, Orem fans were astonished to realize that they had just come back to win the game.
photos by Mark Spencer
On Thursday, September 15, Springville High’s Varsity girls’ soccer took a win 2–1 against our local rival Maple Mountain. The Lady Red Devils entered the field with extreme determination and pride to prove their dominance over the Lady Golden Eagles. Springville’s Amie Critchfield immediately scored the first goal by dodging an aggressive defense and blew past opposing goalie, Kara Betts.
As the Lady Red Devils approached the final few minutes of the game, the score was still tied 1–1, the crowd roaring with enthusiasm. Elsie Rowe feeling the support of her peers, drives through a superior defense and scores the winning goal.
photos by Hyrum Atkinson and Haley Millet, SHS Staff Photographers
from left to right:
Kaisa Goodman, Emma Black, Shanae Curtis (Homecoming Queen), Justina Quezada, and Amie Critchfield
Last Thursday night was an eventful night with the all-important homecoming tradition, “Burning of the S,” located at the softball field behind the school. Before the burning of the “S” took place, the homecoming light parade which involved many clubs and athletic teams weaved through the streets of Springville.
After the light parade, students gathered around the softball field to watch Mr. Drollinger and Mr. Ostler light the “S” with flares. While the “S” was burning, it caught the Timpanogos Wolf mascot that was stabbed onto the” S” by a pitchfork to show the spirit of the Springville Red Devils.
When the burning of the S concluded, friends either went home or stayed and socialized with each other.
Antoni Jimenez said, “It was such a good time I wish it never ended.”
Nothing can beat Springville’s Red Devil spirit.
photos by Jason Averett, SHS Staff Photographer