On Thursday, September 3, Springville High hosted local rival Spanish Fork in varsity volleyball, ending in a Red Devil victory, 3-1.
Springville High’s Lady Red Devils came out strong leading the first set 6-0 and maintained the lead throughout the set. In the second set the competition was tough and Spanish Fork came out on top. In the third set the Lady Red Devils regrouped and finished the set strong. Fourth set was tight with some good plays from outside hitter Amanda Schultz who led the team with some kills at the end for the victory.
Currently, the Springville High varsity volleyball team is undefeated beating Timpanogos, Timpview, Maple Mountain, and Salem Hills early this season.
photos by Blanca Martinez, SHS News Photographer
On Thursday, September 3, the Springville Lady Red Devils soccer team hosted sister rival Maple Mountain ending a close scoring game, 3-2, in favor of the Lady Golden Eagles.
Maple Mountain’s Heather Asay, Anna Pickering, and Ciena Woods each contributed a goal to help lift the Lady Golden Eagles over Springville in the overtime victory. Maple Mountain moves to 4-0 in region play. Amy Botcherby and Cena Warren scored for the Lady Red Devils in the loss.
photos by Blanca Martinez, SHS News Photographer
Springville’s Red Devil runners have had the best start to this season in school history. It started when the boys and girls varsity teams broke the school records in a fundraiser event called the 4-hour relay. In this relay each member of the team takes turns running a mile and they see how many miles they can run in a four hour span. They boys team ran about 600m over the school record, and the girls demolished the old school record by setting the third all-time record over all past boys and girls results.
The team had their first official race, The Grass Relays, on August 29, in American Fork. This course ranges two miles including jumping over hay bales. In the boys varsity relay, Springville team placed twelfth overall; third in the 4A state division. The girls team placed ninth overall, third in the 4A state division. The varsity boys top finisher was Grant Gardner who placed eleventh overall with a time of 10:21. The girls top finisher was Julie Sumsion who placed fourth overall with a time of 11:56 which is the eleventh fastest time run on this course.
Haden Penrod said, “The race was very hot and fun at the same time.”
Brandon Garnica also said the weather was hot and that he was pleased with his performance.
Julie Sumsion said that she had fun running in the race.
Sumsion said, “The team has improved a lot since she got here, and it’s really fun to watch.”
Megan Skinner adds that she had fun at the race and she really enjoyed watching her younger sister and teammate Mariah Skinner run.
Head Coach Sam Smith was pleased with how the team performed at the meet.
Smith said, “The team has tripled in talent since I came here. The team is doing great; and I believe that this is the best boys and girls team in school history.
Smith said that the team’s goals are to sweep regions for boys and girls and come home with a pair of state trophies.
The cross country team will represent Springville High at the BYU Autumn Classic on September 5 in which the boys are pre-ranked sixth and the girls are pre-ranked third. The cross country team is ready and eager to perform and represent the Red Devils.
On Tuesday, August 25, Springville High varsity soccer hosted local rival Spanish Fork sending the Dons home and the Lady Red Devils seizing the home win 5-1.
Amy Botcherby scored two goals, Claire Duncan, Jayden Nelson, and Cena Warren each had one goal to carry the Red Devils to victory over Spanish Fork.
photo by Blanca Martinez
Mr. Jason Beardall, the new Dean of Students at Springville High School, is excited to work here with students. His philosophy is to help students be successful in life and their schooling. Even though he may be new to the SHS administration, he is not new to Nebo School District. He has been working throughout Springville, Payson, and Spanish Fork for twenty years. In his twenty years he has coached basketball and PE, taught health, and is now working his first year in administration.
Beardall loves to play baseball. His favorite MLB team is the Boston Red Sox and he has visited their stadium (Fenway Park) multiple times. One of his goals is to travel to every major baseball stadium in the United States. Beardall loves travelling. He has been to Mexico and to different states in the U.S., like Massachusetts and California.
When Beardall says, “Don’t be a cloud,” it means to stop being negative. It actually comes from his favorite quote, “Don’t be a cloud on a sunny day”- unknown. Beardall is excited to be the new Dean of Students and is eager to work with our Red Devil student body. If you have any problems or need help, you can always count on Mr. Jason Beardall.
It was all Springville the Friday before Labor Day as the Red Devils got an early two-touchdown lead against non-region visitor from Orem the Mountain View Bruins.
Jantsen Thorpe threw for a total of 232 yards including four touchdown passes. Two were caught by Bennett Hullinger and the last two by Tait Eriksson and Tanner Perrero. Bryce Nelson added 59 rushing yards and 11 carries followed by Ty Eriksson with 34 rushing. Viliami Kolmalu added 11 tackles and 1 sack towards the win with Junior Mulipola with 9 tackles and 2 sacks.