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MHS Sports Shorts

Sep 14, 2023 10:29AM ● By Liisa London Mecham

Morgan’s player splits the Judge Memorial teammates to pass the ball. Photo by Matt Miller

Boys’ Golf

The Trojans played three matches in five days. They traveled to Roosevelt Thursday, Aug. 17, Vernal Friday, Aug. 18 and Mt. Ogden Monday, Aug. 21 Region 13 is shaping up to be extremely competitive. Coach Dennis Peterson shared, “Our region is by far the toughest I’ve been involved in.”  

Morgan won the Roosevelt match and took third at Vernal. On Monday, they placed first at Mt. Ogden Golf Course shooting 329 as a team to Union’s 333. Lance Loughton and Zaylin McCleary lead the team. Loughton took first at Union (Roosevelt) and Mt. Ogden with McCleary earning a second place finish at Dinaland (Vernal).  

Morgan, Ogden, and Union are tied in strokes for the season with Grantsville only trailing by a few. It will be a great competition throughout the next few weeks as the teams and players work to separate out the top teams and individuals.   

This week the team golfed at Oquirrh Hills in Tooele Tuesday, and then they have a break until they host the region Sept. 5 at Round Valley.

Girls Tennis

The tennis team returned from the St. George Invitational with another trophy. Coach Katherine Hadley reported, “It was awesome. Our varsity team actually brought home another trophy in the Gold division.”

“Savannah Dutson won 2nd place in 1st singles, Sophie Rabe won 1st in 2nd singles. Kesley Scoresby won 2nd in 3rd singles. Willa Anderton and Kaitlyn Carter won 1st place in 2nd doubles,” she detailed.

“Everyone was able to play five matches in two days, so they got a lot of great matches against a variety of players. We played 4A, 5A, and 6A schools, so we had some tough competition.”

The team will be at home against Grantsville Aug. 29  and against St. Joseph Aug. 31 after kicking off Region 13 play on Aug. 24 against Rowland Hall in Salt Lake.

Girls Soccer 

Morgan wrapped up its preseason with a 3-2 win over the Judge Memorial Bulldogs. The Trojans scored first to take a 1-0 lead into halftime. In the second half, both teams added two goals, but the Trojans took the W.  Kaydence Wardell scored two goals to raise her season total to six. Lacie Poll added another score for her third goal of the year. Macie Burton finished the game with two assists to double her assist total on the season to four.

Morgan will return to the pitch after a week of practice to take on rival Ogden Aug. 29 at home in their first Region 13 game. The Tigers put the Trojans out of the state playoffs last fall after Morgan won the two regular season matches. Morgan follows their opener with another home game against Region 13 newcomer Union Aug. 31.  Home games begin at 3:30 pm.

Girls’ Volleyball

Morgan faced tough competition in their opening two games. First they traveled to Cache Valley to take on Sky View, the third place 4A team in 2022, and Thursday, 5A Salem HIlls who took fifth at state in 2022, came to Morgan.  The Trojans lost both games to start off with a 0-2 record.

Coach Liz Wiscombe reported, “We started slow and got beat by a very good SkyView team. We didn’t bring energy or competitiveness.”

She continued, “In the game with Salem Hills, we played with more passion. We didn’t serve well at crunch time, but we are improving. We are working hard in the gym and learning what we need to do to improve.”

Morgan played at Farmington the first day of school and will travel to St. George for a tournament Aug. 25-26. Come watch their next home game Aug. 29 against Green Canyon! They will also play at home Sept. 6 (Davis) and Sept. 7 (Union). Varsity starts at 6:30 with JV/Freshmen at 5 p.m. and sophomores at 3:30.

Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country

Morgan ran at the Oakley Fairgrounds on Wednesday in a Region 13 meet hosted by South Summit. They will compete at the UIAAA Invitational in Spanish Fork on Saturday and travel to their second region meet on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at Ben Lomond. λ

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