Maple Mountain runners exploded onto the Murray Invitational course last Friday. The Golden Eagles did exceptionally well dazzling the other 61 schools that were competing. For many runners this was the biggest race of their lives, in a literal sense. Battling against schools like Davis and Pine View, Varsity boys pulled off an 8th overall win while Varsity girls placed 12th.
Although few in numbers on Friday, September 10, Maple Mountain students who attended the after the game stomp dance had a blast celebrating a game well fought. Almost everyone was singing along to the song, “Baby,” by Justin Bieber. When a slow song played, those who didn’t have partners created a big circle in their group of friends and swayed to the music.
There were many ups and downs during last Friday’s football game against North Sanpete. The team was pretty confident that it would be their first win. During the first half of the game, North Sanpete pulled ahead with a score of 7-21. North Sanpete was expecting an easy win, but Maple Mountain put up a tough fight in the second half.
Photos by Tony Priego
On Thursday September 9, The Maple Mountain Girls tennis team, once again, won 5-0! The Lady Golden Eagles matched off with their rivals Spanish Fork. As to date, the Maple Mountain Girls Tennis team has dominated every match they have played and are poised to take the region championship.
On September 8, the Golden Eagles Girls volleyball team set-up a competitive match against Hunter. Although it was a loss, 3-0, in favor of the Wolverines, the enthusiasm of the Maple Mountain team filled the court. Both teams played great, and the effort was outstanding. All the girls showed their talent while battling for victory. Hunter’s 5A experience was clear, but the Lady Golden Eagles were able to keep all three games close and forced the Wolverines to work for the win.
On September 8 and 9, Spanish Fork’s very own Shaun Barrowes along with a group of talented students came together for an important cause. To keep arts programs running in high schools everywhere, a benefit concert was held at Maple Mountain High School. Maple Mountain is the first of many concerts throughout the nation to support his cause, Live for Music.
On Saturday, September 4, our Maple Mountain cross country team competed at the BYU Autumn Classic invitation. In the Frosh Girls race, Maple Mountain’s Rachel Warnick and Bridgette Harris placed first and second, respectively, with many other Golden Eagle runners placing in the top 30; including, Olivia Garrido, Brynn Heckel, Bria Heckel, and Jensen Williams.
On Friday, September 10, Golden Eagle seniors woke up bright and early to see the sunrise with their classmates. As everyone grabbed donuts and hot chocolate, the socializing with friends began. From all directions, lights flash as everyone is taking pictures to remember this celebrated moment.
“The best part was that all the seniors got on the tennis courts and huddled together and enjoyed each other’s company,” said Senior Rachel Staheli.
Last week on August 30, Maple Mountain Varsity Golf team teed up against all region teams and placed 4th in the tournament and 4th overall. All region teams play every golf match. On Wednesday, September 8, the Golden Eagles JV team placed 2nd, currently driving them into 1st place overall.
“We have a lot of good young talent; some of our best players are freshmen and sophomores,” Coach Averett, Golf Head Coach, exclaims.