New SHS English Teacher, Mr. Ryan Stewart

By Forrest Adsit, SHS Staff Writer
Mr. Ryan Stewart, new SHS English teacher

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!

Boys Cross Country 2nd at Wasatch Invite

by Jeff Wales, Boys Cross Country Head Coach
Wasatch Invite at Soldier Hollow

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.

Mrs. Julie Wilding, great Chemistry

By: McKenzie Prothero and Shelby Anderson, SHS Staff Writers
Mrs. Julie Wilding -- New Chemistry Teacher

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.

Introducing 2011 Red Devil Golf Team

Springville Boys Golf Team 2011

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.

Class of 2012 enjoys Senior Sunrise

by Carey S. White, SHS Newspaper Advisor
Senior Sunrise
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Senior Sunrise
Class of 2012 enjoys Senior Sunrise
Class of 2012 enjoys Senior Sunrise

On Friday, September 9, Springville High seniors assembled at 6 a.m. for the Red Devil tradition, Senior Sunrise.  Not only did they enjoy a wonderful breakfast cooked by the student council, but they were able to show their school pride by stamping their hand prints on SHS signs.

Photos by Jason Averett, SHS Staff Photographer

Lady Red Devils Soccer Destroy Bulldogs

By Tayli Smallcomb and Kaybri Chalk, SHS Staff Writers
Leksi Rosenburg Lady Red Devil Soccer vs Provo
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Brooke Lopshire, Megan Walker Lady Red Devil Soccer

On Thursday, September 1, Springville High’s varsity girls soccer took on the Provo Bulldogs on their home field and finished strong winning, 7-2.  The Lady Red Devils started the game with great intensity and superior skills.  They scored two goals right as the game began and continued to score as the game progressed.  In the end, it was a Springville blowout with the Lady Red Devils making it look effortless.

During the middle of the game, the Provo Bulldogs used hands in the box, causing a penalty kick for the Lady Red Devils. Leksi Rosenberg (junior) scored a goal off the PK near the end of the game.  Towards the end of the game, Head Coach Jay decided to put in the junior varsity defense.

The Lady Red Devils next home game will be on Thursday, September 8, at 4 pm. Springville fans are encouraged to come and support our Lady Red Devils Soccer.

Photos by Kaybri Chalk, SHS Staff Photographer

Boys Cross Country team finish 4th in Grass Relays

by McKenzie Prothero and Shelby Anderson, SHS Staff Writers
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On Saturday, August 27, the Springville High boys cross country team traveled to American Fork to run in the Grass Relays.  The Grass Relay is a 2-mile run on grass and includes some hay bales that runners must jump over.

Head Coach Jeff Wales predicated that the Red Devils would finish in the top five.

As predicted, the Boys Cross Country team took fourth place out of 35 teams. Springville is the second 4A team behind Mountain View, which is currently the number one ranked team in 4A.  Parker Brady secured the top individual runner spot for Springville, placing 11th out of a total of 630 runners.

photos by McKenzie Prothero

Red Devil Track teams take 1st and 2nd at State Championships

by Jeff Wales, Head Track Coach
Springville High Girls and Boys Track Teams win 1st and 2nd at State Championship
Lady Red Devils Track win State Championship Title
Springville Boys Track Team take 2nd in State Championship
Lady Red Devils Track win State Championship

The months of hard work paid big dividends this year as Springville’s girls and boys track teams went first and second at the State Championships held at Brigham Young University.  The Lady Red Devils team came in as the number one favorite, but had to fight to the end to secure their victory. 

Aimee Wheeler started things off on the first day of competition with a first place finish in the long jump.  Things continued the second day with Aimee Wheeler finishing second in the 100m and Lexi Eaton taking third.  Mindy Stapel was fifth in the 100m hurdles with a sophomore school record time.  Next up was the 4x100m relay team of Sarah Duncan, Lexi Eaton, Aimee Wheeler and Brooke Larsen.  As the dominate relay team in the state, they didn’t disappoint as they came home with the victory.  Mindy Stapel again came through in the 300m hurdles with a fourth place finish and another sophomore record.  This was followed by the medley relay team of Sarah Duncan, Brooke Larsen, Mindy Stapel and Kate Hullinger who place third with another school record performance.  Brooke Larsen saved her best performance of the year in the 400m with a fourth place finish.  The high jump competition would prove to be the turning point in the meet as favorite Lexi Eaton came in first and Mindy Stapel providing a huge second place finish.  As is the usual case the last event, 4x400m relay, would be a fight between Springville and Ogden for the state title.  The team of Brooke Larsen, Sarah Duncan, Aimee Wheeler and Lexi Eaton would take second with Ogden coming in seventh.  The final score was Springville 79 – Ogden 77.5.  This was the fifth year in a row that Coach Corey Wales and the Lady Red Devils would bring home a state trophy.

Springville’s boys team was led by some great performances which started on the first day with Joseph Christensen taking fourth place in the 1600m run.  Later in the day Nathan Israelsen would take fifth in the high jump to keep the momentum going.  The second day Zach Gardanier would prove the spark with a second place finish in the long jump.  He would later take fifth in both the 100m and 200m dashes.  The 4x100m relay team of Zach Gardanier, Trevor Church, Jeremy Jay and Jalon Miyasaki took third to continue the Red Devil dominance in the relay events.  Jeremy Jay would add some big points with a second place finish in the 300m hurdles with a school record time and a sixth place finish in the 110m hurdles.  The surprise of the day came when junior Grant Evans took third in the shot put adding valuable points to the boy’s total.  The second place trophy was secured in the last event of the day by the 4x400m relay team of Jalon Miyasaki, Trevor Church, Daniel Jones and Jeremy Jay as they came home with the victory and a school record time.

SHS Students "Show Off" at Spring Showcase

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Springville High Announces 2011 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

By Jacob Ward and Ty Shields, SHS Staff Writers
Dallin Pope (Valedictorian) and Neal Gardner (Salutatorian)
Dallin Pope (Valedictorian) and Neal Gardner (Salutatorian)
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Valedictorian Dallin Pope (left) and Salutatorian Neal Gardner (right)

This year’s Valedictorian for Springville High is Dallin Pope and the Salutatorian is Neal Gardner.  Both of these students are two of the best guys you will ever meet.  Pope and Gardner are great examples for all juniors, sophomores and seniors on how to work hard and achieve your goals. 

Both of these young men are headed to Brigham Young University to further their education.  A student from the sewing class gave them a blanket to thank them for their hard work.  Pope played basketball and soccer all four years of his high school career and ran cross country his senior year.  He was academic all-state in all three of these sports.  Gardner played basketball all four years and was academic all-state in soccer this year.