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)
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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

Springville Tradition—Burning of the S

by John Garfield and Tony Jimenez, SHS Staff Writers
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burning of the s
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burning of the s
burning of the s
burning of the s

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

Homecoming Light Parade

photos by Jason Averett, SHS Staff Photographer
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Homecoming Week Movie Night

photos by Raymond Jablonski, SHS Staff Photographer
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Josh Buhler, Dawson Pederson, Mckay Murphy and Ashley Eaton
Julie Woolf, Becky, and Mandy Bilknap
Ty Shields, Megan Walker, and friend
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Sam Larson and Alex
Tanner Littleton and David Hobb
Gentry Meridith and friends
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SHS Movie Night
SHS Movie Night
SHS Movie Night
SHS Movie Night

Lady Red Devils Volleyball

by Angela Black and Forrest Adsit, SHS Staff Writers
2011 Lady Red Devils JV and Varsity Volleyball team

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.

Team Picture
Top Row:
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

Middle Row:
Lauren Ostler, Meagan Porter, Claudia Mencarelli, Courtney Lefevre, Bridget Calder,  Stacey Stapel, Taylor Earnshaw, Malia Peterson, Alexis DeLange

Bottom Row:
Savannah Bowers, Bianca Caraveo, Allison Bailey, Caroline Erickson, Jentry Howell, Brooke Lange, Gina Young, Savannah Littleton