Breanna M. Hurlbut grew up in western Oklahoma and moved to Utah in July 2009, prior to her eighth grade year. It was during that year that she was introduced to volleyball. In 2011, she and her family moved to Morgan, where she made the high school volleyball team. She now loves the game, her team and her coaches! A three-sport athlete, Brea also loves basketball and track, and will seek to give 100 percent into being an integral part of her teams’ competing for state titles this year.
On a soggy Wednesday afternoon the Morgan Trojans hosted Park City and Union in an exciting cross country meet. Morgan’s home course overlays the beautiful fairways of the Round Valley Golf Course with a magnificent mountain backdrop. A big thank you goes to the golf course caretakers, owners and personnel who so graciously offer their grounds for training and competition.
Friday night our spectacular Morgan High School football team took on the Carbon Dinos for a homecoming game to remember. The threat of rain didn’t dampen the spirits of Morgan’s powerhouse players. They took the Dinos down in a landslide win of 61-0.
Our bowling leagues are back in full swing for the 2013-2014 season. We have three leagues going now, and we will be starting a Friday night league in October. If you, or anybody you know would like to bowl this year please call Parkside Lanes at 801-829-6012 for more details.
Wasatch High School hosted the Wasatch Invitational at Soldier Hollow on Saturday, Sept. 21. The Trojan Cross Country team faced one of the most challenging courses of the year on this high altitude mountain terrain originally designed as the Olympic cross country skiing venue. Athletes pushed themselves to the limit while tackling the steep hills and constantly changing running surfaces. To help mitigate crowding, race organizers divided the junior varsity races into underclassmen and upperclassmen categories for both the girls and boys, in addition to the varsity races.
The Trojan football team opened up region play just the way that many thought they would. From start to finish, they dominated the Emery High School Spartans, who had entered the game on a three-game losing streak. The Trojans continued those woes winning with a comfortable final score of 42-7.
If you happen to be a lover of Morgan High School, parades, volleyball and the color pink, then Oct. 3 is your lucky day. The Morgan Lady Trojan volley ball team will play their fourth annual “Pink Night” match, with proceeds going towards cancer research.
The bigger they are, the harder they fall. That was the case this past Friday night as the Granger High School Lancers traveled to the Trojan field. The Lancers are a 5A team, which means they have more students. But that didn’t help them put more points on the board. The Trojans were victorious with a score of 42-18.
The MorganMTB Race Team opened their season with an impressive showing last Saturday. Twenty-four students from Morgan High joined over 600 other students from around the state in the first race of the Utah High School Cycling League 2013 race series.
The Murray Invitational stands out as one of the largest races on the schedule with more than 50 high schools competing. On Friday, Sept. 6, the Morgan High Cross Country team participated in the competition. The race is characterized by large crowds and many false starts. Several times before each of the rookie, JV, and varsity races, the starting gun goes off only to be followed by a chorus of guns several seconds later indicating someone has fallen and the race needs to start again. This is emotionally and physically taxing on runners as they sprint start several times before a clean start allows them to settle into a race pace. Add to this temperatures in the high 90s and the event can be exhausting.
The Morgan High Trojans went on the road for the first time of the year and battled against the South Summit Wildcats. The game was not decided until the final moments where the Wildcats defense had enough energy in the end to stop the Trojans at the goal line resulting in a 13-12 victory. The loss brought the Trojans season record to 1-1.
The Morgan Storm U13 Girls competition soccer team won the Layton Strikers Cup held Aug. 13 to 17. The girls played hard against opponents from Layton and Ogden to reach the final game with two wins and a loss.
Last week the Morgan High School cross country team competed in two separate events. On Wednesday, Aug. 28, the Trojans embarked on the long trek to Roosevelt to compete against five other schools in a traditional 5K format. It became a race to the starting line for the Morgan athletes. The school bus had broken down in Summit County, causing significant delays for the team and potentially jeopardizing their ability to compete. Runners from the other schools had been warming up on the course and were gathered at the starting line ready to race.
Our Morgan Trojan football team held nothing back in their blow-out season opening victory over Delta. The team used their incredible defensive efforts to block Delta out completely, which secured their 35-0 win. What a great start to what is sure to be a memorable and successful 2013-14 season.
The Morgan High School Cross Country Team started out with a bang at the Premiere Invite held Saturday, Aug. 17 in Tooele. With just a few weeks of practices under their belt, students loaded the bus ready to compete. Coming off a couple years of inconsistency having had multiple coaches, the cross country team has a new coach, Brennan Fuller, who is ready to help them succeed. Coach Fuller is a newer addition to Morgan High School and is excited to establish a program for the students that will help them make and achieve their goals.
The Utah State University Extension 4-H State Contests were held Monday, July 15, through Wednesday, July 17, on the USU campus. Nearly 300 Utah 4-Hers participated in a variety of competitions, and winners may receive an invitation to participate in the national competition at Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo., Jan. 9 to 12, 2014. In addition to competing, 4-H youth engaged in educational, social and service opportunities as they learned such skills as proper nutrition, rocketry, animal science and family science.
Members of the Morgan Education Foundation are busy putting the final touches on the 5th annual “Classroom Caddie” golf tournament to be held August 6, 2013. Round Valley Golf Course will once again host this year’s tournament. Sign in and continental breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m. A delicious lunch will be served and prizes awarded after the tournament.
100 degree temperatures do not draw crowds away from the Widowmaker Event in Croydon. However, the sanity of some riders who attempt this climb is often in question as they make their death-defying climbs, especially in this kind of heat on a rose colored hill.
The Ragnar relay starts at the Utah State University football stadium in Logan and ends at Park City High’s football field. Part of that 197 mile stretch came right through Morgan County. Over 1,100 runners came through Morgan on Thursday June 20 and Friday, June 21, either on foot or supporting their teammates in a decorated SUV. Teams of six to 12 people take turns running all day and through the night. There were several teams from Morgan valley this year. It is a tough race and not all teams finish, so congratulations to those who persevered!
The Morgan Valley Marathon has been a dream in the making for the past few years. The idea of a marathon in Morgan began among a group of friends who love to run the roads of the beautiful Morgan Valley.
Morgan Storm U-11 girls team, comprised of local Morgan county players, swept first place honors in the silver division of the Wasatch Classic played in Layton/Kaysville during the Memorial day weekend.
Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players. This Monday, June 3, Morgan kids will have the opportunity to meet 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Champion Jeremy Evans.
The Morgan High School Trojan
baseball team left Spanish Fork on May 11 with an invitation to the second round of the state baseball playoffs. After dropping their first game to top-seed Snow Canyon, the team routed the Uintah Utes, 14-4. It was a balanced attack, with several Trojans amassing hits, RBIs and runs scored. Two other Region 11 teams, Stansbury
and Grantsville, were ousted from the tournament, while Bear River moved on to the next round as well.
The Trojans varsity baseball team finished their regular season with a close, home loss to top-seed Stansbury and a convincing win over Ogden. As a result, the Trojans closed out the regular season as the number three seed in Region 11, earning a trip to the state playoffs.
Morgan Baseball will soon say “good bye” to its group of senior leaders. This group of seven immensely talented players has provided leadership on and off the field. Here is a look at each player’s post-high school plans.
This golf adage was proven true at the final Region 11 Girls Golf tournament held last Thursday at Remuda Golf Course. Standing on the green of the first playoff hole, the Morgan girls confidently sank their putts to win the school’s first-ever Girls Golf Region 11 Championship.
Last season, the Morgan varsity baseball team had one of its most successful seasons in recent history, going three games deep into the state playoffs and knocking off several 4A and 5A schools in non-region play.
Tyson Lindley, a junior at Morgan High School, recently won the Hinds Quick Stop March Madness Challenge by correctly picking Louisville to win the NCAA basketball championship and by selecting many of the early-round and final-four winners.
Morgan native Billy Peterson is an experienced runner, having competed in over 50 marathons including three previous runs in Boston. During the race last week, Peterson did something unique in his running career: he took his cell phone and seemingly saved his wife and young daughter from tragedy.
Our Monday Morning League is now over for the season and we had our banquet Monday night at Parkside Lanes with Denise’s from Coalville catering. Our theme for the dinner was a Birthday theme and it was in honor of Ethel McQueen, who this summer, will turn 90 years old! Happy Birthday and thank you to all of our great officers and bowlers for a wonderful year!
Our league is now over for the season and our big 1st place winners are team Northrop Grumman and team members are Ashton Hoopes, Pat Olsen, Pat Bird, and Randy Glanville. In 2nd place is team Holy Bowlers and team members are Cathy Friery, Laurel Hoopes and Dave and Ruth Preece. Our high scores and series for our last week go to Cody Coleman 186, Steve Michealson 205=508, Pat Olsen 205=552, Mike Shope 186, Teresa Shope 151, Lynsey Enlow 205=526, Craig Mahoskey 258=682, Misty Spendlove 197=487, Dillon Smith 197=538, Heather Lombard 173, Danny Kline 278=602, Cathy Friery 168=465, Ruth Preece 161, Bill Skeen 192=522, Susan Skeen 159, Kasie Chappell 157, and Shadd Straw 197=503. Great bowling everyone and see you next year!