Springville High student tops in the nation

By Justin Coplin and Raymond Jablonsky, SHS Staff Writers
Ashley Eaton

Out of 1.5 million nationwide students, Ashley Eaton ranks in the top five percent in the 2012 national merit scholarship competition.   She entered the competition by taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test.

“I don’t feel that I should be that smart.” Eaton said when asked how it felt to be in the top five percent.

Lady Red Devils Tennis

By Justin Coplen and Raymond Jablonsky, SHS Staff Writers
Ashley Eaton
Jenn Frederickson
Taylor Murphy

Our Lady Red Devils ended their season at the tennis region tournament.  Each player played to the best of their ability.  The Varsity team played two matches each. 

photos by Raymond Jablonski, SHS Staff Photographer

Lady Red Devils Soccer Upset Provo Bulldogs

By Tayli Smallcomb, SHS Staff Writer
Kaisa Goodman SHS vs Provo
Brooke Lopshire SHS vs Provo
Amie Critchfield SHS vs Provo
Natalie Sanchez SHS vs Provo
Kaisa Goodman SHS vs Provo

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.

Senior Career Day

By Amber Ostler, SHS Staff Writer

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.

Desiree Weser, New German Teacher at SHS

By Chelsey Bates & McKenna Nuzman, SHS Staff Writers

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.

Tigers claw past the Red Devils

By John Garfield and Tony Jimenez, SHS Staff Writers (photos by Mark Spencer)
Red Devils vs Orem Tigers go helmet to helmet
Red Devils vs Orem Tigers
Red Devils vs Orem Tigers
Red Devils vs Orem Tigers

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

Lady Red Devils Volleyball vs Orem

photos by Mark Spencer
Malia Nawahine, passing the ball, Claudia Mencerelli
Volleyball vs Orem
Volleyball vs Orem
Volleyball vs Orem
Volleyball vs Orem
Volleyball vs Orem

Lady Red Devils dominate rivals

By Hyrum Atkinson and Haley Millet, SHS Staff Writers
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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

Homecoming Assembly

photos by Whitney Richmond and Haylee Tischner, SHS Staff Photographers
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2011 Homecoming Royalty

photos by Whitney Richmond and Haylee Tischner, SHS Staff Photographers
Kaisa Goodman, Emma Black, Shanae Curtis, Justina Quezada, and Amie Critchfield
Queen Shanae Curtis escorted by Matt Frederickson

from left to right: 
Kaisa Goodman, Emma Black, Shanae Curtis (Homecoming Queen), Justina Quezada, and Amie Critchfield