On Tuesday, January 12, the Golden Eagles took on the Red Devils on Maple Mountain’s home court. Springville took the win with a score of 77-42, but Maple Mountain turned up the heat during the second half and was able to shake up the game. Though the score wasn’t always evenly matched, Maple Mountain and Springville both scored 50% of their free throws. Connor Murphy had his highest scoring game of the season scoring 14 points, 9 of which came from 3 point shots.
On Tuesday, January 19, the Maple Mountain High School Varsity Girls’ basketball team had an intense and challenging game against Spanish Fork High School which ended in favor of the Lady Dons 50-43. The Lady Golden Eagles had a slow start against Spanish Fork letting them out score them by six in the first quarter. But as the game continued, the girls certainly found the motivation they needed to end the second quarter with Maple Mountain outscoring Spanish Fork by 3. The Lady Golden Eagles went into the half cutting Spanish Forks lead in half.
Maple Mountain FFA participated in Primary Children’s Annual Festival of Trees with great success. FFA’s tree theme was, "All things beautiful,” focusing on the many beautiful and productive animals found in agriculture. Of course there had to be tractors at the bottom, barb wire around the outside topped off with a nice Red Barn. The donated tree sold for $500; all proceeds were donated to Primary Children’s Hospital.
On December 16, the Maple Mountain choirs combined with the Mapleton Chorale, all under the direction of Cory Mendenhall, to perform the 1st Annual Carols & Confections Concert. The evening began with patrons enjoying delightful desserts while listening to music from all the featured artists and choirs.
The MMHS trip to Washington D.C was a trip to remember. Thirty-eight of our students attended this eventful trip that started December 1 and returned to Utah on December 6. Spencer Rose, Hayley Roney, and Brianna Cook of our very own MMHS had the honor to present a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in which the changing of the guard happens every hour.
The Maple Mountain Girls’ Basketball team squared off against the Snow Canyon Warriors. At the end of the first half, the Golden Eagles were leading; but, during the 3rd and 4th quarters of the game Snow Canyon outscored Maple Mountain, ultimately taking the win (48-37). Golden Eagle’s Baylee Nielsen (center) scored 13 points with 11 rebounds and 5 steals. The Maple Mountain varsity girls’ basketball team is comprised of all sophomores and four freshman.
Golden Eagle’s Varsity Basketball started strong winning their first game played against American Leadership Academy with a close score of 45 to 40. Last Thursday, December 3, MMHS Boy’s Basketball played a great game against Desert Hills. Even though they lost, they didn’t go down without a fight! During the second and third quarter, Maple Mountain took it up a notch and scored 12 points in each consecutive quarter.