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.
The inaugural game of the Maple Mountain High School Softball program was played at Provo High on March 8th. The varsity girls batted first and lead-off batter Ashley Dunsmore (23) hit a double to center to get things going. With Dunsmore still on 2nd base, Chelsey Burns (34) crushed a double to the right center field fence, scoring the first RBI in Eagles Softball history! Burns went on to score in the first inning giving the Eagles a 2 - 0 lead. Mariah Peterson pitched an exciting first game and the Eagles had some great defensive plays to win the game by 1 point.
The Maple Mountain track and field team opened their season this past Tuesday, March 9, at Salem Hills High School. The day was a cold and rainy day, but our Maple Mountain track team was ready to compete despite the weather. Other schools at the meet were Salem Hills High School, Payson High School, and Uintah High School. Students from MMHS took the top spots in the boy’s 200M, the 800M, 400M, 1600M, 300M hurdles, 4X400, 3200M, Javelin, high jump, and long jump events. The girls took first in 100M, 400M, 800M, 200M, 3200M, and medley relay.
By: William Shelton and Kyrie Carpenter, MMHS Golden Eagle Globe
Bryn Boogert is a senior at Maple Mountain High School and is one of the student’s of the month for the month of March. Bryn was nominated by her teachers Mr. Cory Mendenhall and Mrs. Sherrie Dunford. Music is her passion and she is involved in many different music classes at Maple Mountain High. She enjoys playing the cello, singing, playing the piano, listening to music, and reading.
On Thursday, February 25, and Friday, February 26, four students from Maple Mountain High competed at Utah DECA state competition. In addition, Chapter President, Jessika Hilton, campaigned for Utah DECA State President and was ultimately elected as Utah DECA State Executive Vice-President and officer.