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.
Morgan faced off against the Maple Mountain Golden Eagles. Maple Mountain High School opened in fall of 2009 as a brand new school. It is located in Spanish Fork (on the border of Spanish Fork and Mapleton) but pulls in all high school students living in Mapleton and some students living in eastern Spanish Fork.
The Morgan High School Varsity Football Players hosted their annual Football Dinner and Cake Auction Thursday August 11th. There was a huge turnout for the football fundraiser with over 800+ meal tickets sold for the delectable meal served by the honorable Morgan High Trojan Varsity Football players. The Morgan High Drill Team and Cheerleaders entertained the crowd and brought pep and precision dancing for the upcoming football season.
The 100th Anniversary of the Morgan County Fair was a successful one for the 4-H program. With over 180 fair exhibit entries, 171 4-H Livestock animals sold, two nights of Horse 4-H, the 4-H Teen Council face painting booth, and the Morgan 4-H Robotics club booth, the Morgan County 4-Hers stayed busy!
Although some events scheduled at the arena during the fair were a little muddy, the participants in final regular season 4-H horse show could not have enjoyed more favorable conditions. The show was held as a two day event starting on Thursday July 28th at 6:00 pm with the Written Test, Showmanship, Western Equitation and Bareback Equitation. Friday night events included Barrels, Poles and the Scurry Race. We have seen so much improvement in many of our 4-H exhibitors during the year and hope they had a fun time with their projects over the summer.
Biologist Paul Thompson recently caught this nice brown on the Weber River--It was 22 inches and weighed four pounds! Paul says he can’t recall in recent memory the browns being in this great of condition in mid summer.
Elizabeth Stauder and Laura Deru hold their first place awards for their respective age groups in the Morgan Valley Marathon in the above photo. Stauder took first in the women’s 15-19 year old, and Deru won first in the women’s 14 and under age group. Between the two of them, they now have five first place trophies out of five half marathons run. They will be sophomores this year at Morgan High, and are on the soccer and track teams. Congratulations again to these two great athletes.
With Horns, Hides, Laughs and Rides, Morgan Celebrated its centennial fair. Record attendance marked the celebration with participation levels high enough to cause the fair office to run out of arm bands for events. The food was excellent, the games were fun, the livestock show and auction was a success, and everywhere at the fair were individuals having a great time. They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, so in the space below and the pages following enjoy some of the fun from the fair. Thanks to the Fair Board for all their hard work and many hours to make this wonderful event possible.
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!”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.