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6 Nov 2015 - 09:55

In a quarterfinal playoff game that began with Manti altering their kickoff to avoid Morgan’s dangerous return duo of Austin Francis and Spencer Larsen, the Trojans triumphed over the Templars 28-14.

6 Nov 2015 - 09:55

The Morgan High School volleyball team decisively claimed the 3A State Championship last week in Orem with a dominating win over Snow Canyon 25-11, 25-21, 25-15 in the finals.  Their victory capped a 32-0 perfect season that Coach Liz Wiscombe described as a “dream season.” 

30 Oct 2015 - 13:53

In their final game of the regular season, the Morgan High School football team completely overpowered a young Grantsville team 51-0.  While accumulating over 328 yards of offense and holding the Cowboys to 162 yards, the Trojans scored seven touchdowns and kicked a field goal to finish their regular season with a 4-1 region record and 8-2 record overall.

30 Oct 2015 - 13:53

When the MHS soccer team took to the pitch this fall, three sets of sisters were among the players on the roster.  If opposing teams thought they were seeing double, it could have been junior twins, Savannah and Alexis VanOrden.  Or when checking out a program, one might have been confused with three McGreers and two Gardners. 

30 Oct 2015 - 13:53

On Saturday, Oct. 24, students on the Morgan High School mountain biking team raced against the fastest high school mountain bikers in the state and Morgan High took third place at the state competition in St. George.  After the nearly 20 students arrived in St. George the night before, they practiced as they had a chance to pre-ride the course to prepare for the intense competition. 

23 Oct 2015 - 13:03

The Morgan High Lady Trojan volleyball team hosted Pink Night at their final home game of the season Tuesday evening.  In a packed gym, punctuated by pink audience shirts as well as jerseys on the MHS players, the team began the evening by honoring three local women who are currently fighting breast cancer—Monica Russell, Kathy Rees and Vickie Oliver—and their families. 

15 Oct 2015 - 15:24
Morgan gains home field advantage for playoffs

In a Thursday night match-up, the Trojans took on the Union Cougars at home and came away with the 26-21 victory.  Union’s talented, multi-threat quarterback Vil Lutui challenged the Trojan’s defense and kept the score close in an exciting game that Morgan led most of the evening.

15 Oct 2015 - 15:24

The Lady Trojans finished their season strong with a 3-1 victory over Ben Lomond.  Despite a slow start and a 0-0 tie at the half, Morgan scored three goals in the second half to complete their region play with a 3-1 win. Early in the second half, Logan Duran connected with Kazarie Kephart for the Lady Trojans’ first score.  Haylee Gardner then hit a penalty kick to give Morgan the 2-0 lead.  Kenadee Stout passed to Logan Duran for the Trojans’ final goal to give them the 3-0 lead.  Before the end of the game, the Scots found the net and the final score was 3-1.

8 Oct 2015 - 15:11

The Morgan High School volleyball team (23-0) won the prestigious Bingham Tournament on Saturday, defeating 3A rival Snow Canyon in the semifinals and taking care of Idaho Falls in the championship match.

8 Oct 2015 - 15:11
Team finishes second in region tournament

Senior Lindsey Toone, playing at third singles, claimed a region tennis championship on Saturday in Murray with a victory over Logan in her final match.  Toone capped her undefeated regular season with perfect tournament play and will enter the state tournament as the No. 1 third singles player from Region 11. 

17 Sep 2015 - 13:12

Last Friday and Saturday in Utah Valley, the Lady Trojans faced and took down many of the top 5A volleyball programs in the state.  Beating American Fork, Davis, Tooele, Dixie, Bingham and Northridge put Morgan in the championship game against Lehi.  Although Morgan had won all their previous tournament matches in two games, it took three to put away the Pioneers and bring home the trophy.

17 Sep 2015 - 13:12

After toppling Ben Lomond 42-21 two weeks ago, Morgan dialed up their offensive and defensive games to prevail 42-13 over the visiting Delta Rabbits on Sept. 11. 

11 Sep 2015 - 14:21

Friday night Morgan traveled to Ben Lomond to face the Scots and came away with a 42-21 victory.  Leading 35-7 at half time, the Trojans scored once in the third quarter and limited the Scots to one touchdown in the third and one in the fourth quarter.

21 Aug 2015 - 11:30

Fall is in the air and excitement is building for Morgan High School sports fans.  Boys golf, girls soccer and girls tennis have already had their first competitions, and the volleyball team played their first games on Wednesday, Aug. 19.  The cross country team has been training for their first race on Aug. 29, and Trojan football will kick off Friday, Aug. 21 when Bear River comes to Morgan to face off in the endowment game. 

21 Aug 2015 - 11:30

Fall is in the air and excitement is building for Morgan High School sports fans.  Boys golf, girls soccer and girls tennis have already had their first competitions, and the volleyball team played their first games on Wednesday, Aug. 19.  The cross country team has been training for their first race on Aug. 29, and Trojan football will kick off Friday, Aug. 21 when Bear River comes to Morgan to face off in the endowment game. 

5 Jun 2015 - 14:14

From the time she was young, Morgan native Shantel Watkins loved to see rodeo royalty.  She would stand to the side and watch as the beautiful queens and attendants would sign autographs and greet excited little girls.  However, she was always too shy to approach the talented girls with crowns and sashes. 

5 Jun 2015 - 14:14

Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players.  For the third year in a row, Morgan kids will have the opportunity to meet 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Champion Jeremy Evans on Saturday, June 13 at 10 a.m.

21 May 2015 - 13:44
Morgan High track takes ninth in 3A state finals

Despite weather conditions that were less than ideal, the Morgan High School track team returned from the 3A Track and Field State Championships at Brigham Young University with a number of excellent performances and an individual state champion—Chania Nagel in the discus.  Nagel, who threw her winning toss of 123-03.5 on her third and final throw, claimed her first state championship and also garnered a second place finish in the shot put with a throw of 37-04.50.

14 May 2015 - 13:36

On Friday, May 8, the Morgan High Rodeo Club hosted a high school rodeo for over 200 participants who competed in 781 events. The fairgrounds were filled with trucks, trailers, cowgirls, cowboys, family, friends and supporters. 

14 May 2015 - 13:36

On Saturday, May 9, track teams from around the region gathered at Morgan High School to compete for the Region 10 Championship. 

8 May 2015 - 13:34

Every parent has reasons they want their children to participate in group sports, and many are ferociously competitive.  But few have the longing to simply have their child enjoy being able to compete in a loving environment with their peers, just for the simple notion of belonging to a team.

24 Apr 2015 - 13:38

On Saturday, April 17, the MHS track buzzed with activity as 17 high school teams gathered for the Morgan Pocket Change Invitational.  The Trojan tracksters set 68 personal records (34 boys and 34 girls) and placed fifth as a team overall behind Weber, Springville, North Summit and Bear River. 

27 Feb 2015 - 14:10

Saturday, the Morgan High School freshman girls’ basketball team put an exclamation point on their perfect season by winning first place at the Ben Lomond Freshman Tournament.  The Lady Trojans amassed a perfect 20-0 record, won their games by an average of 34 points and their Region 10 games by an average of 41 points.

27 Feb 2015 - 14:10

The Morgan Stars Special Olympics Volleyball team was shining as it took to the court Monday evening at the Morgan Middle School gym.  Fourteen players in addition to coaches and high school athletes entertained an appreciative audience with their skill, effort and joy of the game. 

20 Feb 2015 - 18:08
Morgan team places seventh in state

For the first time since 2010, Morgan High wrestling has an individual state champion.  Senior wrestler Jayden Pentz won first place in the 132 pound division on Saturday night at Utah Valley University.

5 Feb 2015 - 12:10

Who could have scripted a more perfect ending?    Knowing that their coach was stepping down at the end of the cheer season, the Morgan varsity cheer team delivered its most compelling performance of the year and took home the state championship in front of an overflow crowd at Salt Lake Community College on Jan. 31, 2015.

5 Feb 2015 - 12:10

Morgan’s 25 indoor track athletes competed in the State Indoor Track Championships at the Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Jan. 31.  Trojan senior Britten Duerden brought home state titles in high jump and triple jump and a fourth place finish in the 60 meter hurdles.   The girls’ team placed fourth and the combined team came in 18th overall.  These achievements are even more remarkable because the Indoor Track Championships reach across all classifications from 5A to 1A.  Over 50 high school teams competed and Morgan was one of only four 3A schools with the remainder of the teams representing 4A and 5A schools. 

30 Jan 2015 - 12:50

After preparing intensely for the past several months, the Morgan High School cheer team swept region honors in every event in which the team competed last weekend.  In addition, cheerleader Paige Malan was named co-champion of the individual skills competition.

16 Jan 2015 - 14:32

The Morgan High School wrestling team had a busy week with three tournaments:2015 Utah All-Star Duals on Tuesday, Jan. 6; an away Region 10 meet against Union on Thursday, Jan. 8; and the Richardson Memorial Tournament at Box Elder High School on Friday-Saturday, Jan. 9-10. 

16 Jan 2015 - 14:32
Formal coronation gala and fundraiser announced

The top honor for rodeo queen hopefuls in Utah has been awarded to Morgan High School graduate, Bailey Jo Woolsey. Woolsey won the coveted golden tiara on the final night of the 2014 Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo, making her the only Morgan County resident ever to hold the title.
Bailey begins her reign as Miss Rodeo Utah 2015 after spending the last few months as “lady in waiting” to last year’s queen. Bailey is the daughter of Jared and Lisa Woolsey; her grandparents are Dennis and Sheila Woolsey and Dean and Karen House.
Along with her family, Bailey invites you all to attend her formal coronation and gala on Jan. 29, at the HUB 801 Events Center, 3525 Riverdale Road in Ogden.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be served throughout the night and the actual coronation will take place at 6:30 p.m.  There will be silent and live auctions that evening as well.

4 Jan 2015 - 12:41

The Lady Trojans took on two 5A Cache Valley teams the past week and won both matches 3-0. In Smithfield on Tuesday evening, Morgan engaged in an epic battle against the Skyview Bobcats.  Winning 3-0, the Lady Trojans played very long, demanding sets to secure the victory 25-22, 37-35, 28-26.  In the end, only seven points separated the two teams.

12 Dec 2014 - 13:08

With seven first place individual champions, the Morgan High School wrestling team won the Varsity Team Championship at the Air Force Duals Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 15.  After two days of wrestling seven rounds against many 4A and 5A teams, Morgan took their 6-1 record head to head with Mountain Crest, also 6-1, and emerged victorious on criteria. 

11 Dec 2014 - 13:18

The Lady Trojans played four basketball games in five nights starting on Dec. 2., all of which were played against larger 4A and 5A schools.  Morgan emerged with a 2-2 record to bring their season total to 3-3 overall. 

5 Dec 2014 (All day)

In a re-match of the 2014 state title game, Morgan lost a close contest, 50-54, to Bear River at home on Tuesday, Nov. 25.  Led by McKade Mitton’s 25 points, the Bears finished the tight game strongly while the young Trojans committed late turnovers and missed a last-minute three-pointer.  

4 Dec 2014 - 15:11

Strong second and fourth quarters led the Lady Trojans to a 59-52 victory Tuesday, Nov. 25, over 4A powerhouse Timpview.  
Down 14-17 at the end of the first quarter, Morgan put in 18 points in the second quarter to lead 32-28 at the half.  Going into the fourth quarter with tied at 39-39, Morgan outpaced the Thunderbirds 20-13 and came away with the win to level their season record at 1-1.

28 Nov 2014 (All day)

Snowbasin Resort opened on Wednesday, Nov. 26.  This will be Snowbasin Resort’s first time opening prior to Thanksgiving Day. With recent snowfall combined with extensive snowmaking, Snowbasin Resort will be offering a base averaging between 18 to 24 inches on seven runs serviced by three lifts.

28 Nov 2014 (All day)

The reason Caleb Bennett loves rodeo is very simple. 

28 Nov 2014 (All day)

Despite leading by 17 points at the half, the visiting Lady Trojans fell 59-62 in overtime to the Carbon High School girls basketball team last Friday in their season opener.   

13 Nov 2014 - 12:35

Record numbers of young wrestlers attended Morgan’s tournament on Saturday, Nov. 8.  By opening more mats the tournament had an amazing 404 young wrestlers competing for medals.  Last year the tournament allowed only 320 wrestlers to register for the chance to wrestle in Morgan, but they had to turn away many wrestlers who would have liked to come. 

6 Nov 2014 - 13:51

Morgan High School Mountain Bike Race Team pedaled their way through a difficult state competition course on Oct. 25, in St. George.  As the scores were tabulated Morgan took fourth place with steep competition. 

6 Nov 2014 - 13:51

Thursday night, Oct. 30, the Morgan High School volleyball team played a championship match against Snow Canyon High School for the Utah State 3A volleyball title. Although the team walked away with a second place trophy, they showed the heart and grit of true champions in a match that Morgan Coach Liz Wiscombe called “one of the hardest fought games I’ve seen in all of my years of coaching.”’ 

23 Oct 2014 - 15:53

Six Morgan High School varsity golfers traveled down south with Coach Dennis Peterson to compete in the state tournament at Sunbrook Golf Course in St. George.  Jason Bledsoe, Jacob Ross, Chase Dearden, Russell North, Braxton Ovard and Tyler Crowther represented Morgan High School with their skills on the course.

16 Oct 2014 - 13:45

Round Valley Golf Course opened its lush green fairways to a different kind of athlete this week. Schools from all over the region brought their fastest runners to compete against Morgan High School at region Cross Country on Oct. 14, 2014. 

9 Oct 2014 (All day)

On Sept. 24, the Morgan High School volleyball team set off for an exciting trip playing the sport they love.  As in years past, MHS volleyball competed at the Beach City Invitational along with 48 other highly competitive teams from California and Arizona.  Morgan was the only team from Utah to compete in the five-day event held in sunny California- the mecca of volleyball.

2 Oct 2014 - 11:55

The Morgan Stars showed their strength and endurance at the region Special Olympics swim meet this weekend.  The competition was held at Utah State University and seven Morgan Olympians swam their hearts out.
Katie Carter, Maddie Francis, Katie Kearsley, Chiara Johnson, Matt Allen and Jackson Sommers dove right in and came out ahead of most of the competition.  

5 Sep 2014 (All day)

The Morgan High School cheerleaders would like to thank everyone who supported them in their community flag program this year. It was a great success and is so nice to see all the flags out on the various holidays. 

22 Aug 2014 (All day)

On Wednesday, July 30, the skilled and the brave took their turn at the Morgan County Fair ATV Rodeo.  This annual event drew crowds to the arena at the fairgrounds in spite of earlier rainstorms.  The skies were clear; however, after several days of rain the arena brought a whole new challenge. Now the contestants didn’t just have to beat the clock, they also had to contend with MUD! 

8 Aug 2014 (All day)

The U11 Morgan FC boys’ competition soccer team took first place at the La Roca Cup in Layton that was held July 16-19. The championship game went into overtime, but Morgan FC came away with a 3-1 win. The team is coached by Bob Grow, Brant Hayward and Jacki Cameron. Special thanks to Bryan Garay for helping train the team this summer and coming out to the final game to support the boys.

8 Aug 2014 (All day)

Jeremy Evans was welcomed to the Trojan Center with big cheers. Youth watched with wide eyes as this 6’9” Utah Jazz forward walked into the building. Evans was all smiles and gave incredibly high fives to all the mini basketball fans.