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12 Aug 2011 (All day)

Morgan had a special treat at the County Fair.  Jamie Udell, Miss Rodeo Utah 2011 visited on Friday, August 5th. She spent time meeting those at the fair as well as participating in the opening ceremony at the rodeo on Friday night.  When Udell was asked how she enjoyed her visit, she shared, “I didn’t just enjoy it, I loved it!” 

5 Aug 2011 (All day)

The 1st Morgan Valley Marathon, half marathon and 5K has come and gone.  With  650 runners, many volunteers, great sponsors and wonderful community support- this race was a huge success.  The Biggest Little Marathon in Utah has definitely made its mark!   All the comments from the runners were positive and encouraging. “Very organized, especially for a first race”  “The best Aid Stations and volunteers ever!”  “Beautiful, amazing course”  “Great medals, shirts and bags”  “Fun Prizes”  “We’ll run this race every year”  were just a few of the comments made.  

5 Aug 2011 (All day)

 

Saturday July 30th brought runners and walkers together to experience Morgan’s first  history making marathon.

Runners started at 5:30 A.M. for the marathon, 6:30 A.M. for the Half Marathon and 7:00 A.M. for the 5k run and walk.

Runners came from all over the valley as well as from other areas to run the races.  One lady came all the way from Colorado, visiting the Holcim Cement Plant on a business trip. She heard about this event and wanted to make a run of it.  This was her first time running in three years, as she and her husband had been attacked by a mountain lion, while running in Colorado. 

5 Aug 2011 (All day)

Look inside to see the results.

5 Aug 2011 (All day)

 

With many entries and tremendous community support the parade kicked off the beginning of the fair.

29 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

Head Wrangler contestants - Brad Halverson, Tanner Neville, Tucker Wixom, and Levi Vigoren.

1st Wrangler contestants - Ethan Brown, Gage Brown, Daxton Rowser, and Trever Weaver

2nd Wrangler contestants - Rylee Brown, Jameson Burraston, Porter Hales, and Tres Vigoren

29 Jul 2011 (All day)

Morgan County Fair Royalty contest is coming up on Monday August 1,2011. This is the 100th anniversary of the Morgan County Fair, a special year indeed. Young ladies from around the county have been getting ready to compete for the chance to win one of the royalty positions. The girls are divided into groups according to age/grade in school. The judges will conduct private interviews with each contestant at 9:00am. The public is invited to attend the contest at 10:30 am at Morgan Elementary School. Each girl will present a short speech, modeling, and answer impromptu questions. The contest will then move to the Morgan County Fairgrounds at 2:00pm where the girls will compete in the horsemanship portion. 

22 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

Becca Rees has signed with Snow College in Ephriam to play basketball for the Lady Badgers.  Rees is the fifth female athlete from Morgan High School to sign with a college and have their education paid because of their athletic ability.  Congratulations to Becca Rees and to the other fine athletes at Morgan High.

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

Have you   “herd”?   Herding dogs and their handlers from all over the Western United States and Canada are coming once again to the Summit County Fair on Thursday thru Saturday August 4-6.  The Wild n Woolie Sheepdog  trial,  sponsored by the Summit County Fairboard will run in conjunction with the Summit County Fair.  The trial will showcase top handler/dog teams  from Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota as well as Saskatchewan, Canada.

8 Jul 2011 (All day)

On June 19th-24th Owen Pentz competed in the Western Regional Wrestling Tournament in Pocatello, Idaho. There were 13 states that competed in this tournament. Owen competed in 3 styles: Folkstyle, Greco Roman, and Freestyle. Owen Placed 1st in all 3 styles winning 3 Gold Medals, The Triple Crown award, and the outstanding wrestler belt buckle. There were 130 kids from Utah that competed. Out of that 130 there were 3 that received these awards; Owen was one of these 3. 

8 Jul 2011 (All day)

Marie’s Messengers of Hope would like to thank everyone who helped make this years Marie McQuiddy Daley Memorial Softball Tournament a huge success. A special thanks to all the teams that participated, the scorekeepers, and to our sponsors: Carrigan Motors, Boyce Construction, Little & Sons Electric, Multiple Concrete, Morgan Valley Metals, Woodscape, Ace Fab & Welding, Errol Nelson, Farmer’s Insurance, Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn, Wilkinson Construction and Morgan Valley Polaris.

7 Jul 2011 (All day)

Morgan County Fair Royalty contest is coming up on Monday August 1,2011. This is the 100th anniversary of the Morgan County Fair, a special year indeed. Young ladies from around the county have been getting ready to compete for the chance to win one of the royalty positions. The girls are divided into groups according to age/grade in school. The judges will conduct private interviews with each contestant at 9:00am. The public is invited to attend the contest at 10:30 am at Morgan Elementary School. Each girl will present a short speech, modeling, and answer impromptu questions. The contest will then move to the Morgan County Fairgrounds at 2:00pm where the girls will compete in the horsemanship portion. 

1 Jul 2011 (All day)

The 2011 Morgala Days Queen is Kacee Waldron, daughter of Rex and Suzi Waldron. Kacee follows a long legacy of Morgala Days Royalty including her mom, aunts, and cousins. She expressed a special thank you to her parents, family, and friends for all the support. Kacee also received the Personality and Appearance prize.

24 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Several waters in Utah should provide good fishing when the July 4th weekend rolls around.

As the weekend gets closer, you can stay updated on where fishing is the best by reading the Division of Wildlife Resources’ weekly fishing report.  The report is available at www.wildlife.utah.gov/hotspots.

You can also receive the free reports via email by subscribing to them at www.wildlife.utah.gov/e-lists/subscribe.php.  

24 Jun 2011 (All day)

The 2011 Morgala Days Queen is Kacee Waldron,daughter of Rex and Suzi Waldron. Kacee follows a long legacy of Morgala Days Royalty including her mom, aunts, and cousins. She expressed a special thank you to her parents, family, and friends for all the support. Kacee also received the Personality and Appearance prize.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Salt Lake City -- Four white, fluffy peregrine falcon eyases (newly born falcons) are enjoying their first days of life in a nest box on the northeast corner of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

The building is just west of State Street, between South Temple and North Temple streets.

Bob Walters is excited that Salt Lake City’s famous falcon pair successfully hatched four chicks this year.  “I’m way pleased that the famous falcon pair are proud parents once again,” says Walters, Watchable Wildlife coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

The following is the 8th part in a series of “The History of baseball in Morgan County”. Most of the information is taken from a book by Paul Stewart called “Baseball in Morgan County: The Early years”.

On September 6th, 1946 a Championship game was held in Morgan county between South Morgan and Richville. The game was played at the county fair grounds before a full house. In 1946 there were not any floodlights for the field so the length of the game was at the mercy of the sun. With the first pitch at 2:30 in the afternoon, there was little chance of running out of daylight. This game was the exception.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

The Morgan Valley Marathon is only six weeks away.  Hopefully you have been preparing and anticipating this great event!  It’s not too late if you still want to participate.  If you’ve been training for the marathon you should plan your longest run, which should be about 18 to 20 miles, about 4 weeks prior to the marathon.  Half marathoners, your longest run should be about 10 miles.  For those who would still be interested in participating, there is still plenty of time to train for the 5K.  If you and your family are interested in running  in the 5K, we are offering affordable 5K  discount plans.  Sign up forms for the 5K plans are at Jubilee, Goldenwest Credit Union at the Morgan County Library.  For those who have not yet registered, the prices have gone up for the races but we are offering a resident discount that will give you $15 off of the registration fee.  When registering enter the code:  MORGAN  to receive the discount.  You can register through the mail to avoid the extra processing fee, if interested contact Kim Turner at turnerek@msn.com.  

We would love the community to be involved in one way or another to showcase our beautiful valley and all it has to offer.  If running is not your thing, please consider being a volunteer.  We would love to have you involved.  To sign up to be a volunteer, go online at: 

www.morganvalleymarathon.com. 

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

Day 1 -  Invest in a Good Pair of Shoes

You’ll run 3 days this week, starting tomorrow. Every week you’ll add half a mile to your runs, building up to 4 miles before race day. Make sure you have a reliable pair of shoes. 

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

On June 8, at a ceremony in Heber City at the Utah State High School Rodeo finals, Bailey Woolsey was crowned Miss Utah High School Rodeo Queen.  Bailey is a student at Morgan High School where she will be a senior in the coming year.  

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

The following is the 7th part in a series of “The History of baseball in Morgan County”. Most of the information is taken from book by Paul Stewart called “Baseball in Morgan County: The Early years”.

3 Jun 2011 (All day)

The following is Part Six in a series, The History of Baseball in Morgan County.  Most information included here has been taken from the book Baseball in Morgan County: The Early Years, by Paul Stewart.

3 Jun 2011 (All day)

The Morgan Storm U12 girls soccer team took 1st in their division in spring play.   Congratulations!

27 May 2011 (All day)

After a long wet spring of track meets it was not unexpected that there would be poor weather during the state meet in Provo. Friday saw rain most of the day and then some sunshine peaked its’ head through the clouds about 3:30.  But for the majority of the athletes there was rain to contend with in their performances. Saturday saw sunshine and 65 degrees.  Twenty girls qualified for the state meet and fifteen boys. Those representing the Trojans for 2011 for the girls were;  Emmalee Barajas, Rachael Johnson , Ashley Garfield , Lindsey Miles, Stephanie Criddle, Shannon Criddle, Chelsey Stegelmeier , Rebekah Elton, Taylor Weitzeil , AJ Bateman, Kelsey Henry, Megan Stapley, Megan Passey, Ali Peterson,  Kayla Jackson, Kassie Nagel,  Andrea Millburn,  Chandler Weitzeil, Rashel Blazzard,  and Laura Deru.  For the boys; Casey Evans, Rylan Cox, Josh Mines, Ethan Clark, Trevor Heath, Gabe Davis, David Glover, Kalin Johnson, Taylor Preslar, Joe Kippen, Kevin Hoffman, Travis Carter, Bridger Anderson, Kyle Stapley, and Hayden Garfield.

20 May 2011 (All day)

Finally blue skies and sunshine greeted the Region 11 track athletes as they met, May 11-12, at Ben Lomond High School to battle for the Track and Field Championship.  It has been several years since region was held at Ben Lomond, but with the new surface on their track and adjustments made to some of their field event areas, they were ready to host the big meet.

20 May 2011 (All day)

Four members of the Morgan Girls Golf team traveled to the Mountain View Golf Course in Salt Lake City last Wednesday for the 3A Girls Golf State Championship. After 18 holes of golf in favorable conditions, the team placed 11th in the final standings.  Based on scoring throughout the year, the following golfers played in the State tournament.  Senior Emili Ballantyne; juniors Camille Wheatley, Danielle Rice, and sophomore Kinzee Dawson.  Leading the way for Morgan was Emili with a round of 98.  Next up for Morgan was Kinzee with a round of 111.  Rounding out the scoring for Morgan were Danielle and Camille with a 117.  Many thanks to Dick Apedaile and Dennis Peterson for their coaching and the time they spent with these girls.  With several underclassmen playing prominent roles, the golf team is setting up to be very good in the coming years. 

13 May 2011 (All day)

On Saturday April 30, the track teams attending the Morgan High “Pocket Change” Invitational found snow laying on the field and one inch of snow in the stands.   But some blue sky and sunshine was also a welcome guest.  Everyone pitched in with snow shovels and cleared the stands and the throwing areas of the snow and the thirteen teams that made the trip began the days competition.  

13 May 2011 (All day)

On May 6 and 7,  Trojan Track athletes loaded the bus and made the annual trip to the BYU Invitational.  This was the 101 year of the meet.  To get to BYU athletes have to meet certain qualifying standards set by the invitational. It is always a great place to be and this year the weather was warm and inviting.  Many PR (personal records) were attained and the weather could have contributed to the good performances. This was the warmest track meet of the year and a welcome change from the 40 degree rainy, cold,  meets of March and April.

13 May 2011 (All day)

Shay Hatch, Whitney Titus, Hannah McDermott, Eden Farnsworth and Talisha Bambrough played their last regional game at Wilkinson Recplex against Judge Memorial on Thursday, May 5, 2011. 

13 May 2011 (All day)

A man who can wear many hats (or in this case many uniforms), Zane Gray is finally hanging up one of them.  Over the last three years Zane has served as the Regional Commissioner for Morgan County American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), but in June he will be retiring.  AYSO serves approximately 550 of Morgan County’s finest youth soccer players, ranging from four to nineteen years of age.  These players can be seen each weekend in the spring and fall on the fields of the Morgan North Stake Bowery and Kent Smith Park in Mountain Green.  It is probably the largest athletic organization in the county, yet little has been said about the man who has lead these efforts with no remuneration for his work.

5 May 2011 (All day)

Morgan played Grantsville at home on May 4 2011.  The Lady Trojan’s played hard against the Cowboys.  The first inning neither teams scored and in the second inning Grantsville got two runs in and three runs in the third inning.  

5 May 2011 (All day)

Morgan traveled to Bear River the 27 April 2011.  The Lady Trojan’s came out strong and ready to play ball and finally the weather was not a factor in the game.  The Lady Trojan’s battled back and forth with the bears, with some great defensive plays from Hannah McDermott in the field and Whitney Titus pitching at the mound with Raqeal Jensen catching.  Shay Hatch had some spectacular catches at shortstop and throw outs to first.  Aimee Sowder, Raqeal Jensen, Shay Hatch and Talisha Bambrough had a singles and Whitney Titus had a double, but Morgan could only bring in three runs.  Bear River capitalized on Morgan’s errors and won the game 13 to 3.

5 May 2011 (All day)

 

Morgan traveled to Salt Lake on May 3 2011 to play Judge Memorial.  

Morgan came with their game face on, and stomped on the bulldogs.  Shay Hatch went 2 to for 5 with two runs.  

5 May 2011 (All day)

 

Morgan traveled to Salt Lake on May 3 2011 to play Judge Memorial.  

Morgan came with their game face on, and stomped on the bulldogs.  Shay Hatch went 2 to for 5 with two runs.  

5 May 2011 (All day)

 

Morgan traveled to Salt Lake on May 3 2011 to play Judge Memorial.  

Morgan came with their game face on, and stomped on the bulldogs.  Shay Hatch went 2 to for 5 with two runs.  

5 May 2011 (All day)

he Morgan Girls Golf team traveled to The Bluff Golf Course in West Point last Thursday for the Region 11 golf tournament.  

5 May 2011 (All day)

The Morgan Stars, a Special Olympics team made up of athletes from Morgan County, competed in the Northern Area Regional Track and Field games at Utah State University on Saturday, April 30.  

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

On Saturday July 30th the Inaugural Morgan Valley Marathon will make its mark!  This exciting event will include the 26.2 Marathon, a half marathon and a 5k fun run.

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

The Morgan High School Track Team has traditionally attended the Logan High, Grizzley Classic, Invitational for the last decade.  It is a large meet with over twenty schools from 1A-5A classifications competing.  

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

On April 7, 8, and 9 the first Morgan High Alumni Basketball Tournament was held to help raise funds for the Boys Basketball program and the Morgan Education Foundation to help with the New Century Sports Building that will begin construction this Spring.  

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

On April 7, 8, and 9 the first Morgan High Alumni Basketball Tournament was held to help raise funds for the Boys Basketball program and the Morgan Education Foundation to help with the New Century Sports Building that will begin construction this Spring.  

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

This Saturday, April 30, will be the fourth annual Morgan High School Track and Field State Qualifying Invitational.  Fourteen teams from the Northern Utah area will be attending the meet that begins at 9:00 a.m. and will run until approximately 4:00 p.m..  The meet is again sponsored by Julie Duerden, owner of “Pocket Change”, our local dollar store in Morgan.  At a state qualifying track meet , athletes whose times or marks reach those set by the state of Utah are then qualified to participate in the State Track Championships held on May  20-21 in Provo.

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

The Morgan Girls Golf team traveled to Tremonton last Thursday for their final regular season tournament.  The tournament was delayed one hour while one storm passed, and once play began, it was just a matter of time before the next storm rained down on them.  Soaking wet, they managed to finish nine holes of golf.  

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

The following is the 5th part in a series of “The History of baseball in Morgan County”. Most of the information is taken from book by Paul Stewart called “Baseball in Morgan County: The Early years”. The only exception was the April Fools day edition that was from the mind of the author.

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

The sun finally came out long enough for Morgan to play softball at Juan Diego on Tuesday 19th April 2011.  The Lady Trojan’s played tough defense through the third inning keeping the score 0 to 0.  When the Eagles took advantage of the Trojan’s errors, and got one run in the fourth inning, four in the fifth inning and two in the sixth inning.

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

The Lady Trojan’s traveled to Grantsville on Friday to play the Cowboys.  Morgan held Grantsville to 0 to 3 until the fourth inning when errors over took the Lady Trojan’s and the Lady Cowboy’s soared to a 10-0 victory defeating the Lady Trojan’s.  Shay Hatch Senior hit a line drive down the third baseline getting a double for Morgan, but wasn’t able to make it home.  Whitney Titus also hit a double, but was unable to score.   The Trojan’s had some great defensive plays, but just couldn’t get there bats’ working offensively.  

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

At Ben Lomond last Wednesday the Lady Trojan’s soared for a victory against the Scot’s in five innings.  Senior right hander Whitney Titus threw a four hitter with 8 strikeouts walked one and hit one batter.  

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

This past September, the Utah State Horse 4-H program held their annual Individual State Finals horse show at the Equestrian Park in South Jordan. Approximately 250 4-H members traveled from all over the state to compete for top prizes and awards.  The show was held over a two day period with the written test and judged events being completed on Friday, September 17 and all the timed events being held on Saturday September 18.