MHS Sports ShortsSep 14, 2023 12:24PM ● By Liisa London Mecham
Boys’ Golf wins home
The Trojans hosted and won the Region 13 golf tournament Tuesday, September 5 at Round Valley. Morgan’s 301 strokes outpaced Odgen’s 307 and Union’s 309. Grantsville was a distant fourth (329) while Ben Lomond finished fifth and South Summit sixth. Morgan’s Zaylin McCleary tied Ben Lomond’s Cayson VanBeekum for first with a 70. Third place went to Corbin Hall of Ogden (71) while Morgan’s Lance Loughton tied Union’s Brooks Burgess for fourth at 73. Grantsville’s Decker Dzierzon claimed sixth with a 76.
Morgan continues to hold a slim lead over Ogden in Region 13 team play 37 to 36 while Union trails by four at 33. Loughton holds first place with the lowest overall average (70.5) for the season, and VanBeekum is second with 73.14. McCleary (74.57) is ranked third in the region.
Morgan, Ogden and Union have traded finishes at tournaments throughout the season in a very competitive atmosphere that will help prepare the Region 13 golfers for state. After rounds Sept. 18 at Soldier Hollow and Sept. 20 at Meadowbrook, the Trojans will compete at the Region 13 tournament Sept. 26-27.
Girls Volleyball perfect in
After a bruising preseason the 9-4Trojans played their first Region 13 game Sept. 7 against Union at home. Morgan came away with the 3-0 win to open region play with a perfect record. The first 3A RPI rankings distributed by UHSAA rated Morgan as the number four 3A team in the state behind Carbon, Emery and Canyon View.
The Trojans put the Cougars away 25-15, 25-18, 25-18. Coach Liz Wiscome was proud of her team. “They are improving and getting stronger. We’re working on things, like our blocks.”
“It’s also great to have our two setters back together again. Abbie McKay has done a great job running the 5-1 while Emma Thurston was out with an injury,” she explained. “We’re excited to have both setters.”
In her characteristic humble manner, Wiscombe explained, “If we can just keep the wheels moving forward, we’ll be fine.”
Morgan played at Ben Lomond Tuesday and hosted Grantsville Thursday. Upcoming home games will be Sept. 21 against Ogden and Sept. 28 against Ben Lomond. Sept. 28 will also be Pink Night!
Boys and Girls Cross Country run at
Grantsville and Park City
The cross country team traveled to Grantsville and Park City last week for races returning home with PRs and a top 20 finish for junior EJ Lee at the Park City Invitational.
Lee completed the course in Park City in 16:28.0 to finish strongly against tough state-wide competition and to place 13th overall. Henry Rose, a sophomore, was Morgan’s second scoring runner (17:45.6). Junior Maverick Guymon (18:04.8), junior Esplan McClellan (18:12.8) and senior Tucker Giles (18:13.9) rounded out the top five runners. Freshman Drake Mecham (18:20.1) and sophomore Jonas Archibald (18:20.9) both finished under 18 minutes.
In the girls’ race, freshman Alexis Cox led the way in 22:35.0 followed by junior Brooklyn HIll (23:13.8), and seniors Kiara Hayward (24:05.6) MaKenna Terry (24:17.8) and Lindsay Birt (25:01.6) filled out the top five varsity girls runners.
Wednesday the team traveled to the Grantsville Reservoir for their third and final Region 13 open meet. Cox, Hill and Hayward were the top female finishers for Morgan with Brooke Williford running fourth (24:20.7) and Birt fifth. In the boys’ race, McClellan, Guymon, Rose and Mecham clocked in as the first four runners for the Trojans with Archibald and Anders Barney (20:23.9) as the fifth and sixth runners.
The Trojans ran at the Ogden/Weber City-County Invitational Wednesday and will compete at Sugar House Park in Salt Lake on Saturday at the Border Wars. The following week they will head to Boise, Idaho for the Bob Firman Invitational.
Sweep week! The 8-6 tennis team swept their two Region 13 matches 5-0 last week against South Summit and Ben Lomond to give them a perfect 4-0 region record. The team has three more matches before the region tournament.
Against South Summit, all three singles players–Savannah Dutson, Sophie Rabe, and Macey Dee –as well as the 2nd Doubles’ team of Isabella Dickman and Carys Morgan, won their matches 6-0, 6-0, while the 1st Doubles team of Willa Anderton and Kaitlyn Carter won 6-0, 6-1.
Macey Dee played 1st Singles against Ben Lomond and won in three sets, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. Senior Kelsey Scoresby filled 2nd Singles and claimed a 6-0, 6-0 victory. Anderton and Carter, along with Dickman and Morgan, took care of the doubles matches 6-0, 6-0.
“We are excited for the upcoming region tournament! Our girls have been working hard and playing great tennis. It should be a competitive and exciting tournament as Region 13 has three of the top teams in 3A,” Coach Katherine Hadley reported.
The Trojans faced Ogden in their final home match on Sept. 12 and played at Union Thursday. Their final regular season match will be at Syracuse Sept. 19. Region takes place Sept. 21-22.
The soccer team kept a clean sheet against South Summit 11-0 in their game last week! With the win against the Wildcats, Morgan improved to 2-1 in Region 13 play. With games against Grantsville and Ben Lomond this week, the team was looking to continue their winning ways and hone their game before they face off against Ogden again on Sept.19 at the Tigers’ pitch.
Scoring six goals in the first half and five in the second, Morgan was led by Lacie Poll’s hat trick. Eight other players cashed in on the goal-a-palooza in Kamas while Madi Wangsgard and Miya Turner earned the shut out as goalkeepers. Wangsgard also got in on the offensive side and scored a goal in the match. Caroline Owen scored a goal and added two assists while Kapree Charlton, Kaydence Wardell, Ashlyn Noss and Kendall Peterson each tallied a goal and assist. Macey Miller and Macie Burton hit the other two goals to bring the total to 11. Emma Toone and Amy Thomas assisted on two of the goals. λ