Maple Mountain High School lived up to its “attitude of excellence,” when their Robotics team, Absolute Zero, brought home the championship at the Utah Regional, FIRST Robotics Competition March 20. Thirty-three teams from seven states competed, as Utah sponsored its first regional robotics competition. The Golden Eagles taking home the prize is big for Utah and our first-year school.
Maple Mountain music students have prepared for the better part of the school year for their individual and small ensemble performances at the Region 8 Solo and Ensemble Festival, sponsored by the Utah High School Activities Association. For the most part, students worked independently on this project, anywhere from selecting their repertoire, to practicing in and outside of class time in order to deliver superior performances.
This week’s Maple Mountain High School Prep of the Week is #21, Riley Flinders, centerfielder for the Golden Eagles baseball team. He is a key asset to the team, as he showed in Mesquite by going 8 for 14 in the tournament. He had a game tying triple with the bases loaded in the 7thinning to tie the game at 3, which catapulted Maple Mountain into the championship game. Riley’s expectations for the team are to make it to the state tournament. Riley is a great baseball player and he more than deserves the MMHS Prep of the Week honors.
After three days of grueling try-outs, the inaugural Maple Mountain High School boys soccer team had one day of practice before their first pre-season game against Orem High School which resulted in a 5-1 Orem win. This is the first time this team has played together. The Golden Eagles played a good possession game and came out with heads held high. Maple Mountain played their second game two days later against American Leadership Academy resulting in a game tie giving the Golden Eagles hopefulness of future wins.
On March 11-13, Maple Mountain High School Boys Tennis Team performed remarkable at the Dual in the Desert Season opener. The MMHS boys varsity overpowered top 5A and 4A teams including Snow Canyon, Ben Lomond, Jordan, all 5-0, and Wasatch 3-2.
Mr. Maple Mountain was no easy task for any of the contestants this year. All of the participants gave it their best efforts. The men competing for Mr. Maple Mountain included Zach Hixson, Zach Johnson, Michael Black, Patrick Cox, Nick Sales, Jace Kelly, John Sommerfeldt, Terence Wride, Matt Moon, and Martin Totland. They made the audience laugh throughout the entire night, including Zach Johnson and Michael Black reproducing a classic music video by OK GO. With each one giving it their all, it made it a very hard decision for the judges.
Maple Mountain student body divided their unity temporarily today, as the question of which gender was better had to be resolved. Throughout the assembly, boys and girls competed in different activities to prove themselves. After some intense competition (and possibly some bribery), the girls were able to seize a narrow victory.