Queen – Tesha Credille daughter of Vern and Kathy Credille
1st Attendant – Brooke Lange daughter of David and Janice Lange
2nd Attendant – Sara Ripley daughter of Brent and Karen Ripley
3rd Attendant - Mindy Stapel daughter of R. Gordon and Darla Stapel
4th Attendant – Marie Terry daughter of Robert and Julie Terry
Queen – Tesha Credille daughter of Vern and Kathy Credille
On Friday, September 7, Springville’s Mighty Red Devils went head to head with local rival,
Maple Mountain, ending in a final score of 26- 21, in Maple Mountain’s favor. Springville led the game through the second half, but lost the lead in the last exciting seconds of play.
The game started with a quick tie, 7-7, while intensity between the opposing fans accelerated, yelling chants back and forth. Springville scored again keeping the audience on their feet. Neck and neck once again, the score was tied, 14-14.
Silence riddled the stadium, suspense grew higher than ever. The whistle blew and the linemen engaged; the Red Devils notched another touchdown. However, the Golden Eagles quickly fought back also scoring; but, the Golden Eagles are shut down by the Red Devils when pushing for the extra point, bringing the score to 21-20 in Springville’s favor.
With 30 seconds left, Springville had possession; unexpectedly, Maple Mountain attacks with an interception and scores a final goal winning the game.
Photos by Hyrum Atkinson and Moroni Dominguez
On Friday, August, 31, the Springville football team proved to the home crowd that they
are better than what critics think in a close 19-18 game against Juan Diego ending with the Eagles up by only one point.
Springville demonstrated that they can play with the big boys, although the final outcome
was far from what the Red Devils desired. Springville showed SPUR (Strength, Perseverance, Unity, and Relentlessness). SPUR is this year’s varsity team motto.
Head coach Willy Child said, “Good effort, bad outcome.”
Captain Quinn Allmen said, “More mental errors than physical.”
Student Conner Anderson said, “Special teams didn’t pull through.” That’s some tough love for
the Red Devils, but the boys are working out the kinks.
Cordon Farris thoughts were very encouraging, “The Red Devils fought hard, and I was
shocked that they stuck with them--most teams would have just given up.”
Mashaela Farris said, “Was very exciting.”
Springville High FFA (Future Farmers of America) Chapter held their annual opening social on
Thursday, August 30. It was an opportunity for the members to meet the advisors Mr. Shad Allsup and Mrs. Monica Giffing and to get acquainted with our new officer team for the year.
This year’s FFA officer team includes Amberly Bradford as President, DJ Barnes, Christina
Nolasco, and Colton Carroll as Vice-Presidents, Austin Weight as Sentinel, Ashly Endicott as Reporter, Taelor Cradell as Treasurer, and Catlin Dinkel as Secretary.
At the opening social there was a dinner and a meeting for the parents while the members played games.
photos by Moroni Dominguez
The 2012 Springville High Cross Country season is underway, and again the boys team is enjoying success. Led by senior Tyler Ercanbrack and junior Owen Gardner, the team is doing well and has finished in the top five of the 4A teams they have competed against. Also competing at the varsity level is Jantzen Dalley, Griffin Park, Helaman Burrows, and Brenn Manwaring. Some of the younger runners that are competing well are Nick Noorda, Chris Taylor, and Nathan Buhler.
The Lady Red Devils have a new coach this year. Rachel Schmutz is a recent graduate of Brigham Young University and ran for them the past four years. The girls are led by junior Kate Hullinger who appears to be rounding into top form after taking a year off to recover from injuries. Other top performers are Peggy Sorenson, Alyssa Averett, Claire Bunnell, Morgan Fulkerson, and Brooke Lange.
The Brandon Curtis Forever Strong 5k Run/Walk was held on Saturday, August 25, at Springville High School. Participants paid a small entry fee and were encouraged to bring a can of food that would be donated to the local food bank. All proceeds benefited the Brandon Curtis Forever Strong Foundation Scholarship Fund administered by Nebo Foundation.
The foundation’s mission is to provide scholarships over the next decade to outstanding student athletes who have proven themselves through Academics, Athletics and Community service and demonstrates a “forever strong” attitude and work ethic.
After Brandon died, his friends put on a big event to bring awareness to Organ Donation. The two cities of Springville and Mapleton made August 28, 2010, “The Brandon Curtis Make a Difference Day.”
“In accordance with that idea, we decided to put together a 5k to keep Brandon’s memory alive and to help make a difference in other’s lives by donating the proceeds to a scholarship fund to help both Springville High and Maple Mountain High students, “said Dianne Curtis.
Curtis said, “The Brandon Curtis 5k is about more than just Brandon or the Curtis family. We want the people in the communities to become more aware of organ donation and the huge difference just saying ‘yes’ can make. The 5k brings people together for a common cause, and it’s a great feeling.”
photos by Colton Carroll
Tesha Credille is the newest member to the Springville High cheerleading team. Credille is a senior, and she has always loved cheerleading. What is so extraordinary about Credille is that she has Down syndrome, and she is one of Springville High’s special needs students.
Credille said her favorite part of cheerleading is, “All the girls screaming, yelling, dancing, supporting the school, and learning new cheers.”
Mrs. Karen Van Orden, Springville High special needs teacher, said, “Tesha is always kind and friendly; that is one of our mottos, to be kind and friendly.”
Credille says the hardest tasks in cheer are practicing and performing the dances. She practices every first period on B-days with the cheer team, and she also cheers at the football games.
Tesha likes her teammates a lot, and she thinks they are very nice. It was the cheerleaders’ idea to include her on the team.
Mrs. Van Orden would like to thank the Springville High student body, administration, and cheer team for giving Credille this opportunity to be a big part of our Red Devil school spirit.
Officer Randy Sorensen is back at Springville High School as our campus officer and law enforcement teacher. He has been teaching law enforcement for 13 years. Sorensen has served in many different areas in the justice system, but one of his favorites is the task force in which he conducted undercover narcotic investigations for two and half years.
His most unusual job was working at the prison.
“I was the intake officer which means my job was to exchange clothing, strip search inmates, ask questions, and house them,” said Sorensen.
He has also taught law enforcement for Springville Jr. and Landmark High School. When Sorensen was in high school at Timpview High, his favorite subject in school, besides P.E., was auto mechanics (at least before technology became everything).
Sorensen is married to his wonderful wife, Ursula; and, they have seven boys. Officer Sorensen is happy to be working here once again and enjoys teaching us, so let’s give him a big welcome back!
Springville High has a few new history teachers this year. One among them is Mr. Robert Lister. Lister teaches US History and Utah Studies. Lister has wanted to be a teacher for the past fifteen years.
“I wanted to be a teacher because, when I was in high school, I had a lot of teachers who didn’t show compassion for teaching and offered little help. I wanted to teach because I love learning; and, when you gain knowledge, why wouldn’t you share it?” said Lister.
Lister attended Boise State University and Utah Valley University.
Some of Lister’s hobbies include coaching his sons’ basketball, football, and baseball teams. When it comes to interests, he likes golfing and writing history research papers; a few of his papers have been published or are in the process of being published. He has been to most of the western states and has been to all the baseball stadiums in the western states. Lister has a lot of funny stories. It’s great to have Mr. Robert Lister at our school.