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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.  

15 Apr 2011 (All day)

Back row left to right:  Bryan Porter, Bryan Smith, Keaton Cox, Boman Caldwell, Jacob Caldwell, Cameron Thompson, Colton Carter, Josh Abplanalp, Kade Loveridge, Cole Wilkinson, Morgan Kotter, Sam Wakeham. 

15 Apr 2011 (All day)

The Lady Trojan’s played Bear River for their first home regional softball game on Tuesday April 5 2011, at Morgan.  The Bears gained a 7 to 0 lead in the first three innings.  The Trojan’s tried to turn the game around in the fourth inning, but was only able to bring in one run.  Shay Hatch was 2 for 3, Amiee Sowder had a double with one RBI and was 1 for 2, Raqeal Jensen had a double, Whitney Titus was 1 for 2 and Brook Pierce was also 1 for 2 and was the only one that scored this game.  Morgan only had six hits this game, but continued to battle, but unfortunately Morgan could never recover and Bear River won 16 to 1

15 Apr 2011 (All day)

The Lady Trojan’s played Bear River for their first home regional softball game on Tuesday April 5 2011, at Morgan.  The Bears gained a 7 to 0 lead in the first three innings.  The Trojan’s tried to turn the game around in the fourth inning, but was only able to bring in one run.  Shay Hatch was 2 for 3, Amiee Sowder had a double with one RBI and was 1 for 2, Raqeal Jensen had a double, Whitney Titus was 1 for 2 and Brook Pierce was also 1 for 2 and was the only one that scored this game.  Morgan only had six hits this game, but continued to battle, but unfortunately Morgan could never recover and Bear River won 16 to 1

15 Apr 2011 (All day)

In the early years of baseball in Morgan County almost all of the communities had teams. One such team was from North Morgan. I don’t think there is a parent who doesn’t like to watch their son or daughter play sports. Can you imagine an entire team comprised of 10 of your boys? The North Morgan team were all the sons  of the LDS Stake President Daniel Heiner. His sons were Sylvester, Brent, Charlie, Henry, Roswell, Hamner, John, Moroni, George and Heber. Apparently none of his boys could throw hard or straight enough because they had to bring in Thomas Fry and Arthur Francis Jr. and another young man from Ogden to fill the position. 

15 Apr 2011 (All day)

April 6 was a little relief from the snow and rain that has been plaguing spring sports at Morgan High,  and was a pleasant break to have no bad weather other than a wind that seemed to blow continually, for the afternoon of track competition in a tri-meet at Bear River. 

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

The first home track meet of the year was held March 30 at Morgan.  

The Trojans hosted the Grantsville Cowboys.  With one meet under their belts the Morgan track team was eager to get back on the track and see what another week of practice had done. 

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

Track season got into full swing Wednesday, March 23, when the Trojans traveled to Ben Lomond to compete with the Scots, the St. Joseph Jays and the Judge Memorial Bulldogs.  

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

By Bill Ross

 

Baseball history in Morgan County is rich with history. With transportation sketchy and teams several hours away along the Wasatch front it was a great sacrifice for these men to leave the farms to go play a game they loved. 

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

he Morgan High softball season has been rather slow this year due to the weather.  

The Lady Trojan’s have missed five of their pre-season games and one JV tournament, but they didn’t let the snow we received on Sunday stop them this time.  

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

The Lady Trojans traveled to St George last Thursday and played a softball tournament over the weekend.  The girls came out ready to play, but looked a little rusty due to weather conditions at home.  The Trojans have been practicing every day, but have not been able to practice on their field due to the snow and rain.   

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

By Bill Ross

 

As I mentioned in last weeks article baseball gradually made its way west in the late 1800’s. The Cincinnati Red Stockings went on a tour of the western United States and played exhibition games. As a result of these games many people were introduced to the sport of baseball.

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

The Lady Trojans traveled to St.. George last Thursday and played a softball tournament over the weekend.

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

By Bill Ross

Baseball in Morgan County has roots that go back to around the first of the 20th century. Before we look at that history lets take a look at the beginning of baseball in America. Baseball in the 19th century is loaded with interesting history and facts. 

1. Abner Doubleday invented baseball in 1839

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

This year’s Lions Clup 8th grade tournament featured one boys team from Morgan and two girls team from Morgan. 

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

With winter finally releasing its grip on Morgan Valley, we will witness an amazing transformation. Many of us trade our snow shovels in for garden shovels. Some store their snowmobiles for the winter and load up four-wheelers for a trip to the dunes. Still others will trade snowboards and ski’s for their hiking boots and backpacks.

11 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

By Lindsey Anderson-Olympian

 

 

First of all, congratulations to all of you who have signed up for either the 5k, half-marathon or full marathon that will take place in our beautiful Morgan Valley this summer!  For those of you who haven’t, it will be an exciting experience, a first for Morgan Valley and I definitely encourage you to participate.  I’ve hoped one day there would be a marathon in this amazing place to run and it’s about to happen for the first time in less than five months! 

4 Mar 2011 - 06:00

It was an alumni reunion in the stands last Saturday night. Many Trojan fans made the trip to Salt Lake City to watch our Morgan boys basketball team play for the state 3A title. Everyone expected a close game but I don’t think anyone expected a 44 to 33 final score.

4 Mar 2011 - 06:00

Wow, what a game! Morgan fans got their moneys worth last Friday night as the Trojans took on the Desert Hills Thunder in the state 3A semifinals. There was never a dull moment from tip off to final buzzer.

4 Mar 2011 - 06:00

Round two, Morgan Trojans vs. Richfield Wildcats. Bright and early Thursday morning, February 24, 2011, and the Trojan Boys find themselves playing a big game in a big stadium.
A strong turn out of Morgan fans sat ready as the jump ball was tossed. Tip goes to the wildcats. A quick pass underneath to Richfield’s big man and the Wildcats are on the board. Morgan works for an open shot against a feisty defense.

4 Mar 2011 - 06:00

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4 Mar 2011 - 06:00

The Morgan Lady Trojans entered the State playoffs last week riding a 13 game winning streak after winning their initial first round game vs. North Sanpete by a whopping 51 points. All signs pointed to a strong run to the 3A championship, or at least getting to the championship game and letting the chips fall where they may.

4 Mar 2011 - 06:00

STANDINGS                                              WINS      LOSSES
1- Head Over Heels                                    28                     4
2- Morgan Drug                                           19                   13
3- Gordy’s Girls                                            17                   15
4- Morgan County News                        15                   17
5- Eagle Rock Construction                 15                   17
6- Western Automatic Sprinkler      14                    18
7- Rees Fur Farm                                        12                   20
8- Crandall Ford                                           8                   24
HIGH GAMES
Becky Wilde 178-197-  Misty Spendlove 160- Judy Judd 166-166- Gloria Marcellin 198-152- Pat Bird 150-160 Connie Rees 154-188- Lynette Bosworth 191-157-181- Lisa O’Brien 176- Connie Whiting 156-176-176- Margaret Bowman 153- Cleone Hortin 160- LeeAnn Rudd 165-160- Cathy Friery 168.  High Game HCP goes to Rees Fur Farm with a 865 and they also took High HCP Series with 2475. Team members are LaVaun Vernon, Connie Rees and Lynette Bosworth. Great bowling ladies.  Our fun game this week was low game and it was won by Karen Henri with a 79 but there were a lot of ladies who tried for this. We wanted to get the candy from the basket.  Becky Wilde bowled 51 pins over average and Connie Rees bowled 64 pins over her average way to go ladies.

4 Mar 2011 - 06:00

With  basketball season  done and the weather getting  warmer it will be spring and will be having baseball  games soon.
So here is a little  history about  Morgan High’s Baseball.
Trojans  started baseball in 1948 !  
This season will be  57 season for Trojan  baseball!
They hold  six  region championships  in baseball: 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1969, 2009!  
Their only state  baseball  championship was sixty years ago! They record was   22 wins 0 losses!  
Remember who they played when  they won  that game?  The answer was South Sevier!  Morgan ranks 43rd in all time wins for baseball, according to the Utah High School Activities Association
Their  first baseball  game will be at Roy High School on March 7  at 3:30 p.m.
What was Roy’s record last season  in baseball ?   The Royals record was 11 wins 12 losses and 1 tie! Doug Johnston, the editor of The Morgan County News went to Roy High but likes Morgan more!
 I think the Trojan  Baseball record will be 22 wins 2  losses this season!
This is   my pre season  Baseball region 11 poll
1st Morgan
2nd Juan Diego
3rd  Bear river
4th Judge
5th Grantsville
6th  Ben lomond
Also my preseason 3A state wide baseball poll
1st  Morgan
2nd Juan Diego
3rd  Desert Hills
4th Canyon View
5th Cedar
6th Park City
7th Wasatch
8th Judge
9th Emery
10th Delta
11th Bear River
12th Hurricane
13th  Juab
14th Manti
15th North Sanpete
16th Carbon
17th Richfield
18th American Leadership
19th Union
20th Ben Lomond

4 Mar 2011 - 06:00

The following wrestlers placed in the State Tournament.  

Left to right,  Shawn Francis (140) - 6th place, Cormick Breshears (145) - 5th place, Connor Jensen (171) - 3rd place, and Randon Prochnow (160) - 4th place.  Not pictured:  Colton Walker (112) - 5th place.

4 Mar 2011 - 06:00

Local mom and fitness enthusiast, Karen Nelson will be starting a running club for kids of all ages.  While helping with the initial planning of Morgan’s first Annual Marathon, Karen was inspired to fulfill her dream of working with kids in the fitness arena.  She has always wanted to do some kind of running type activity that involved children and a running club seems to be the perfect fit. 

25 Feb 2011 - 06:00

Above, Boston Saunders leaps high against the Manti Templers. Below Ashley Garfield makes a left handed layup against North Sanpete in the first round of the playoffs.  
Both the boys and the girls teams are currently in Salt Lake City playing in the 3A tournament.

25 Feb 2011 - 06:00

By Eric Hatch

It’s that time of year for high school hoops players, win or report to your spring sports coach. Last Friday our Trojan Boys showed they would like to keep it indoors for a few more games!
I had a chance to catch up with coach Jim Wiscombe on Thursday before the game. We discussed briefly the Region 11 champs season and how the team is feeling as they move into the state playoffs.

25 Feb 2011 - 06:00

By Bill Bateman

There was a slight but noticeable wind blowing in Morgan County Saturday evening, and there’s a good chance it was the collective sigh of relief coming from Morgan girls basketball coach Brad Matthews and his staff.

25 Feb 2011 - 06:00

Fifteen year old Braxton Bingham, son of Nathan and Suzanne Bingham of Morgan,  caught this rainbow trout in Soda springs, Idaho in January.

25 Feb 2011 - 06:00

The 1st Annual  Morgan Valley Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K will be held on Saturday July 30. That’s only 5 months away!

25 Feb 2011 - 06:00

MONDAY MORNING LADIES BOWLING
STANDINGS                                           WINS            LOSSES
1- Head Over Heels                                   24                      4
2- Morgan Drug                                          18                    10
3- Gordy’s Girls                                          14                     14
4- Western Automatic Sprinkler     14                     14
5- Morgan County News                       14                    14
6- Eagle Rock Construction                11                     17
7- Rees Fur Farm                                         9                     19
8- Crandall Ford                                          8                    20

11 Feb 2011 (All day)

The Morgan Wrestlers traveled to Heber City last weekend to compete in the 3A Northern Divisional Tournament.