Here’s an inside look at our 2011 Lady Red Devil Varsity Volleyball team. Head coach is Suzette Hartvigsen, and this year’s captains are Jentry Howell and Malia Peterson. Howell and Peterson have been working hard to keep the team strong, close and continually improving the team’s skills.
“The team’s strengths are athleticism, a strong work ethic, and they all get along well,” said Hartvigsen. Hartvigsen said that the team could improve with their communication on the court.
“Team goals include placing in the top five teams in our region and attending state competition,” said Hartvigsen, “Our region is evenly matched so anything can happen!”
Coach Hartvigsen has a variety of playing and coaching experience. She played volleyball while she was a high school student at Spanish Fork High School. She coached softball for sixteen years from 1989-2005, and she coached volleyball for eighteen years at SHS from 1987-2002 and 2008-2011.
Suzette Hartvigsen, Katelyn Brimhall, Mckenzie Richins, Malia Nawahine, Brooke Caswell, Emma Israelsen, Brooke Wheeler, Kaleena McKell, Mikayla Crystal, Mele Tonga, Jacque Kass, Justin Snell, Jill Thackeray
Lauren Ostler, Meagan Porter, Claudia Mencarelli, Courtney Lefevre, Bridget Calder, Stacey Stapel, Taylor Earnshaw, Malia Peterson, Alexis DeLange
Savannah Bowers, Bianca Caraveo, Allison Bailey, Caroline Erickson, Jentry Howell, Brooke Lange, Gina Young, Savannah Littleton
Springville’s Lady Red Devils tennis matched up against the Timpview T-birds on Tuesday, September 13, and suffered a surprising defeat. Even though the girls’ tennis team lost, this has motivated them to practice even harder so they can win their next match. The determination that these girls have to improve is rock solid.
Photos by Raymond Jablonsky
Mr. Ryan Stewart is a new English teacher at Springville High. He teaches at Springville High School and Utah Valley University. Mr. Stewart has only taught here for three weeks and already loves it.
“The students are smart and fun to teach, I like it,” said Stewart.
He decided to teach because he, “Likes being part of learning.”
In his free time Stewart enjoys cycling, photography, reading and writing. Mr. Stewart is married with one child and is from Carey, Idaho. The student body is sure Mr. Stewart is going to love it here at Springville High school, we welcome him!
The Springville High School Boys Cross Country team was runner-up to the nationally ranked American Fork team last Saturday at Soldier Hollow. The twenty-five team race attracted some of the top teams in the state for the very challenging three mile race.
The Red Devils were led by senior captain Parker Brady who placed 5th individually. Senior Ty Shields, and juniors Tyler Ercanbrack and Jantzen Dalley all placed in the top 30. The final two runners for the varsity were sophomores Owen Gardner, who also placed in the top 40, and sophomore Griffin Park and senior Gavin Hurlburt.
The team was the first 4A team, and has established itself as one of the top three 4A teams in the state.
This year there are many great joys that are new to Springville High School. One of them is Mrs. Julie Wilding, new Chemistry teacher. This is Wilding’s first year teaching at a public school.
Wilding was excited to hear that there was a job offering to teach part-time at Springville High. Wilding attended Brigham University in which she earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. After college she worked for a while and then she stayed at home to take care of her family. In 2003, she returned to BYU and took additional classes to become a Chemistry teacher. In the past, she taught part-time in which she helped students with substance abuse problems. In addition, she has been a substitute teacher in Nebo School District.
Wilding enjoys working in her garden and hiking with her family in the San Rafael Swell and in the Uinta Mountains. She also enjoys running races in which she can run as slowly as she wants. Often, she is the only runner in her age category that wins 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place as well as last place.
Wilding lives in Springville and has four children who graduated from SHS.
Pictured from left to right: Coach Brett Miller, Derek Black, Kort Riddle, Alex Sisk, Zach Droubay, Kyle Englund, Allan Maughan, Mitchell Murray, and Nate Critchfield. Not pictured: Greg Noorda, Radley Nelson, Todd Jensen, Mason Murphey, and Max Shreiner.
Last Friday night’s football game on Springville’s home field ended in Red Devil fan’s disbelief when local rival and sister school Maple Mountain was able to amount four touchdowns to Springville’s one, ending the game in favor of the Golden Eagles, 37-6.
Springville couldn’t get started and turned over the ball eight times compared to Maple Mountain’s Cameron Carson who racked up 187 yards of rushing on 18 carries with two touchdowns. Golden Eagles quarterback KJ Hall also had two scores on the ground and a touchdown pass.
Photos by Mark Spencer