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Salem Hills runs away from Maple Mountain

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 01/30/2011 - 22:22
By: Cameron Spilker, MMHS Staff Writer and Deseret News Contributor

*article also appeared in the Deseret News on 1/29/2011

SPANISH FORK — Salem Hills broke open a four-point game by outscoring Maple Mountain by 11 in the fourth quarter en route to a 65-50 victory Friday night.

Champions of the Water

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 22:20
by Jamie Gashler and Micala Pearson, MMHS Staff Writers
MMHS Swim Team_2011 Region 8 Competition

On Friday, January 21, Maple Mountain High swimmers traveled to Uintah in Vernal, Utah, to compete in the Region 8 Championship meet.

Golden Eagle swimmers are Mickaela Allison, AmberLee Bates, Catherine Clark, Erin Davis, Makinsie Davis, Robbyn Hancock, Chole Harlan, TJ Kessiknger, Travis Jacobs, Johanna Jensen, Samantha Jensen, Isaac Nugent, Ben Pendleton, Alicia Pulido, Austin Seamons, Michael Silva, Ethan Snyder, and Taylor Winkel.

Some of the swimmers commented on what they liked most about being on the swim team.

MMHS Prep of the Week—Alexus Poulsen

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 22:17
by Nick H. Taylor and Karina Segura, MMHS Staff Writers
Alexus Poulsen -- MMHS Prep of the Week

This week’s Maple Mountain High School Prep of the Week is Alexus Poulsen.  Poulsen is on the Golden Eagles Drill Team, the Elleves.  Poulsen has placed at every competition she has competed in this year.  She placed 4th at the Jordan Beet Classic, 1st at the Utah Valley Classic, and 1st at the Murray Classic--all being Drill–Down Competitions.

Lady Golden Eagles hand it to the Dons

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 22:15
by Olin Anderson and Nathan Foutz, MMHS Staff Writers
Jessica Benson hit two 3-pt shots vs Spanish Fork

Maple Mountain girls basketball has put out an outstanding record this season after clinching their 11th win while hosting region rival Spanish Fork and taking home the 45-31 win.  Behind a good team defense, Maple Mountain led Spanish Fork throughout the game.  Aleksa Gappmayer’s 13 points and Kara Betts 11 rebounds were vital to the victory.

photos by Olin Andersen, MMHS Staff Photographer

Golden Eagles lose in OT nail biter

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 22:03
by Cameron Spilker, Aimee Vargas, and Justin Beary, MMHS Staff Writers
Tyson Jex -- senior -- at home against Spanish Fork Dons

On Friday, January 21, the Maple Mountain boys basketball team battled the Spanish Fork Dons in an overtime thriller.  KJ Hall brought the Golden Eagles within striking distance with a NBA range three pointer. The Dons answered back with a free throw putting Maple Mountain down three.  In the last second, Jace Edmunds sends the game into overtime with a three point buzzer beater. The Dons eventually pulled out the 58-50 win.

MMHS Spirit in a Bowl

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 21:56
by Jake Harding, Brittney Eckhardt, and Joseph Felt, MMHS Staff Writers
Senior Victory -- featuring Tucker Austin, Justin Beary, Nate Faust, Freddy Woods, Katherine Wilkins, Alex Sanders, and LaurenRoylance

The 2nd annual class battle Spirit Bowl was held last Friday, January 21, on the Mountain. The seniors came out victorious (as usual), with the faculty in second, sophomores third, and (unfortunately) juniors in last place. 

After all of the insane events, which were almost pointless to anyone else who is not a high school student, the seniors came out with a clear victory.

*photos by Jospeh Felt, MMHS Staff Photographer

Public Defendant Intern

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 11:58
By Tony Priego, MMHS Staff Writer
Ryan Gale -- MMHS Intern

Ryan Gale, a senior at Maple Mountain High School, spends every other day interning at the Utah County public defender’s office.

Gale has a couple of different jobs at the defenders office.  His duties include observing lawyers and helping with organization.

When asked if he is still interested in this line of work after interning in this environment, Gale said, “Yes, it’s really cool; and, I have grown a lot in my knowledge.


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