Surrounded by friends, family, coaches and teammates Bailey Farris signed her National Letter of Intent to play volleyball for Division I volleyball powerhouse Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. Farris received a full ride athletic scholarship and will begin her college career next fall as an outside hitter for the Wolverines. Farris was courted by several instate colleges including Utah State and University of Utah but says that her decision was pretty easy. She has great respect for the coaching staff and she has watched them (UVU) dominate college volleyball in the state of Utah for the last several years. Additionally, Farris feels right at home on the UVU courts after being a part of the Morgan Trojans for back to back state championships there.
JUNIORS. We would like to introduce you to our Junior bowlers for this year. They are in the age range between 6-14. Names and high scores for the week are Sheridan Bird 93, Riley Bird 135, Josie Hunt 121, Kaytlyn Comer 98, Preston Butikoffer 120, Garrett Matthews 102, and Wyatt Matthews 83.
Varsity football players Colby Skinner and Gabe Davis were selected to the UHSAA Academic All-State Football Team for this school year. The award is symbolic of the sacrifices which have been made by the family coaches and teammates. This honor is given to those who have excelled academically and in a curriculum sport.
Morgan High School student, Christian Wiscombe, was selected for the Wendy’s (Restaurant) High School Heisman Award program. Twenty of Utah’s top scholar-athletes were announced as State Finalists for the prestigious award.
Our Wednesday night Owls bowling league had some great bowling this week. Our team standings for this week are in 1st place is Northrop Grumman and team members are: Ashton Hoopes, Pat Olsen, Pat Bird, and Randy Glanville.
This season has been the best I have seen these boys play with their hearts. As this season comes to an end, we see the tears of dedication and of sacrifice come to a halt. The last region game against the Spanish Fork Don’s was a hard loss at 20 to 35. However it was fought well and the Morgan Varsity football made some very strategic plays and grew together in trusting each other, trusting the coaches, and showing unity as a team. Spanish Fork commented that this game and playing against the Morgan Trojans, was the toughest game they have played against all year.
Days later and coach Liz Wiscombe still cannot believe the outcome of the 3A State Volleyball match, “We were expecting to win but not that easily”, said Wiscombe about the sweep against Snow Canyon. Snow Canyons team had taken state for the last five years in the 4A class division and expected to do the same in 3A.
In a show-case match featuring two tall and talented volleyball squads, the defending 3A champs from Morgan (21-4) came from behind to defeat the reigning 5A champs from Lone Peak 20-25, 25-23, 25-22, and 27-25.
Our Wednesday Night Owls bowling league had some great bowling this week. We are also still looking for two more teams to fill our league up. If you are interested please contact Keith at 801-829-6012, or MIsty at 801-786-9133.
I am proud to say that our Trojans have been playing like true warriors this year! Last week’s game was hands down amazing with a win to Ogden Tigers at 34 to 0, it qualified them for the Region playoff’s! It is stuff like this that makes me proud to be part of this school, and also brings school spirit and unity! I have come to know most of these boys and WOW! These guys are amazing! They know what it means to be a team, to have each other’s backs, and to be brothers.
The OVWSF and Snowbasin are proud to welcome the newest Team Utah chapter to its slopes this season as well as Head Coach Jon Clark. Team Utah Program Director Lane Clegg said, “We are not only excited to expand to Snowbasin, but after a long search and many interviews Jon Clark was a perfect fit for our newest mountain chapter”.
The Morgan Varsity Girl’s Tennis Team all did amazing at State! Sydney Creager in 1st singles - played an excellent game against Spanish Fork but lost. Kilee Earl in 2nd singles played Spanish fork and lost. Ashlee Earl in 3rd singles won against North Sampete then lost in a hard fight against Dixie in the quarter finals. Morgan Schmid and Sarah Rolan in 1st doubles lost against North San Pete. Whitney Morgan and Seanna Thornton 2nd doubles won against Payson then in quarter finals lost against Snow Canyon.
At the St. George Marathon, on October 1st, Rosy Lee, Morgan High School Cross Country/Track Coach finished first in the Women’s Division with the winning time: 2:43:59 (2 hrs,43 mins,59 secs), beating her previous record from 1999 of time: 2:44:52 by 53 seconds.
The Morgan Trojans varsity football team basked in their big victory against their biggest rivals The Bear River Bears. It was a very intense game with a lot of stir from both sides, the Morgan Trojans pulled off an amazing win with two touch downs in the last minute of the game. Our boys bring home another win from Bear River showing their dominance.
On Thursday, September 15, the Lady Trojan’s volleyball team battled Bear River on the court. Ashlee Gallen led the team to a 3-0 win with 19 points (3 aces) and 13 digs while teammate Casidee Lish contributed 12 kills and 7 digs. The Trojan”s found themselves down 4-7 in the first game when Gallen served seven straight, the team held the lead for the remainder of the game. Serving 10 straight in the second game Gallen gave the ladies a comfortable lead at 17-5 setting them up for a 25-17 win. The team played hard throughout the match and the scores showed it, the final scores were 25-18, 25-17, and 25-16.
For the first time this season, our freshmen football team brought home a win! The offensive team was fantastic, and that defense sure did put up a fight! I have never seen so much yellow on that field, but our boys pulled through. Way to go Freshmen Trojans!
The ladies played their season opener against Grantsville on September 6. Taking the match in 3 games, 25-16, 25-14, and 25-17, Lady Trojan volleyball got a solid win. Senior, Bailey Farris lead both teams in kills (16) and passing (17).
On Monday night Sept. 12, 2011, there was a bear sighting in the Mountain Green Neighborhood of Monte Verde. It was around 10:30 P.M. when the sighting of the black bear occurred. One of the home owner’s goats was killed by the bear. The homeowner went out and shot at the bear as the bear was trying to go for his other goat. The bullet hit the bear, but the bear wandered off, wounded up into the hills. Wildlife management is still in search of the bear as it’s still on the loose. If you see any sightings of the bear please report to the local authorities.
Even though we didn’t bring home a fourth win, the Trojans varsity football still put forth their best effort in this game. From the defensive line to the offense, they still showed their burning passion for this sport.
Suzanna Curtis, a seventeen year old Morgan High senior from Enterprise, recently won reserve Training champion at the area nine event championships in Greeley Colorado. Suzi rides a seventeen year old thoroughbred mare named Amazing Grace (Gracie).
Our Trojans have done it again! Gaining another win from the Wasatch Wasps. With a win of 34 to 10. Being able to participate in our school sports is always a rush, especially when the Trojans display teamwork and dedication to their passion. The offensive line gave a lesson on creating holes to bring home this victory. The speed of #4 Joe Kippen, combined with the power of #34 Bridger Anderson and #11 Jose Patino created a hole that the Wasps couldn’t climb out of. Once again Morgan showed this on Friday as the offensive line created holes for 4, 34, and 11 and through the crushing run through tackles of #77 Davey Glover and #41 Boston Saunders.
Utah State University Extension Cache Valley Master Gardeners will host the Utah State Master Gardener Conference Sept. 23 and 24 at the American West Heritage Center, 4089 South Highway 89/91, Wellsville. “Bees, Bugs and a Healthy Garden” is the theme for the 2011 conference where USU horticulture professors and Extension specialists will present an array of horticultural topics.
Not only did Morgan bring home another nail biting win, they showed what it really means to not only be a team, but a band of brothers. Number 71 Landon Carter was represented by the team at the South Summit game last Thursday. Carter went in for heart surgery the same time the Morgan Trojans would be playing the South Summit Wild Cats.