After two good games last week that resulted in 3-0 wins over Grantsville and Judge Memorial, the Lady Trojan volleyball team will face South Summit on Thursday to determine the Region 13 Championship. They will travel to the Wasatch Volleyball Festival Tournament at Skyridge High School in Lehi this weekend to play against some of the top 4A, 5A and 6A teams in the state. After their tournament, Morgan will prepare for their annual Pink Night and Senior Night on October 17 and 18.
“We will play a good South Summit team on Thursday,” Coach Liz Wiscombe commented. “They are well-coached [former MHS player and graduate Dallas Bice Gines coaches South Summit] and have some really good players.”
The Lady Trojans dropped a game to the Wildcats in Morgan on September 25, but won the match 3-1 (25-17, 25-19, 23-25, 25-19). Morgan entered the game undefeated in Region, and South Summit only had one loss, to Morgan. The game was played in Kamas on October 11 and will be covered in next week’s edition of The Morgan County News.
“It’s October!” Coach Wiscombe enthused, “We love October, and not because of Halloween! We are excited for our next games, for Pink Night and Senior Night, and we are gearing up for State!”
On Thursday, October 18, Morgan will honor their four senior players—Ausha Hales, Brynlee Ovard, Ellee Anderson and Grace Weppner—in their final home game. The Lady Trojans will face Judge Memorial as this group plays on their home court for the final time.
The night before Senior Night, Morgan will host Skyline High at their annual Pink Night Fundraiser. Morgan coaches first learned about Pink Night after playing Skyline at their Pink Night game several years ago. Pink Night is now an annual tradition the Lady Trojans host to raise money for the Huntsman Cancer Center. Activities, in addition to the volleyball game, will include the “Pinkest” Parade, Pink treats to purchase, a silent auction, a quilt auction and autographed balls’ auction.
This year at Pink Night the Lady Trojan team will honor five courageous women in the community who have won the fight with cancer. Dr. Gina Stuart is an assistant principal at Morgan Middle School and has taught in the Morgan County Schools since 1986. Joan Adams is a long-time resident of Morgan, and Candace Crane is a former special education paraprofessional with the Morgan County Schools. Darlene Ashton, whose daughter Sondra was a volleyball manager for Coach Wiscombe’s first MHS State Championship team in 1989, is also a long-time resident and dedicated Trojan fan. The final honoree is Becky Stevens Darrington. Becky was a member of the Lady Trojan volleyball team from 1989-1993.
Come support the Lady Trojans in their final home games of the season and help them honor community members who have fought cancer and help them to raise money to continue the fight against cancer!