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Morgan High girls sports: year in review

Jun 06, 2024 12:44PM ● By Liisa London Mecham

The Cheer team reacts to Morgan being announced as the first-place winner. Courtesy photo

Year after year the Trojan girls teams bring home multiple championships. This year, Morgan girls brought home their first UHSAA-sanctioned cheer title and finished second in three sports: tennis, volleyball, and soccer. Morgan girls’ teams hold a grand total of 37 state titles. 

In addition to the first and second-place teams, Morgan golf took third after placing first last year. Morgan softball completed one of their best years in recent history, and the Troyettes returned after a five-year hiatus to compete at state and win the Show category, placing fifth overall in their first year back. The swim team continues to increase its number of athletes while lowering their times. After losing several seniors from their 2023 State Championship teams, the track program finished fifth, and the basketball team lost in the second round of playoffs.

2024 state champions

Competitive Cheer (All-Girl)- The Competitive cheer team, coached by Sue Ann Kelsey, won their first sanctioned-state championship, earning the 3A All-Girl State title as Overall Champions and sweeping the individual competitions in Dance, Cheer, Show, and Game Time Dance & Cheer. The team placed second in 2023 in the 3A/4A division in the first year of UHSAA-sanctioned competition for competitive cheer. Previously, Morgan had won several state titles in the unsanctioned State Championships.

2024 state second place

Girls Tennis-  Morgan competed tough throughout the season as usual. At State, they placed second to private school powerhouse Rowland Hall by 14 points. Morgan’s Sophie Rabe and Macey Dee finished second in 2nd Singles and 3rd Singles, respectively. In 2nd Doubles, Carys Morgan and Isabella Dickman also advanced to the finals and won silver.  Savannah Dutson progressed to the semifinals in 1st Singles. Willa Anderton and Kaitlyn Carter, 1st Doubles, advanced to the quarterfinals but lost to Judge Memorial.

Girls Volleyball- For the 31st year in a row (1993-2023) and 36th total time (1974,1975, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993-2023), the Morgan High Volleyball Team claimed the region championship. The Trojans marched through the state tournament, but they fell to Emery in five games, 25-20, 21-25, 25-22, 22-25, 15-12, in the championship match.

Girls Soccer- No. 4 seeded Morgan defeated No. 1 seed Canyon View in the semifinals 3-0 before falling to the No. 2 seeded Ogden Tigers, 3-1 in the championship match. Morgan and Ogden continue to battle back and forth with each other in region play and at state.

2024 state third place

Girls Golf- The 2023 state champions placed third this year behind powerhouse Richfield and Juan Diego. Jane Poll finished tied for fourth and was named first-team All-State while Kenadee Benson and Camden Smith finished in the top 20, earning second-team All-State honors.

2024 state fifth place

Drill Team- Morgan Drill fielded a team for the first time in five years. Morgan took 5th place overall with a first-place finish in Show and a third in Military. Welcome back Troyettes and great job!

Girls Track- After losing several seniors, the girls’ track team put together an impressive group of underclassmen to place fifth in state. Abby Titus won an individual state title in high jump and took second in long jump.  

End-of-year state results

Softball- No. 4 seeded Trojans, who held the No. 1 RPI earlier in the season, hosted their first playoff pod where they beat Richfield and advanced to the state tournament in Spanish Fork. After opening with a win over Carbon, they fell to Emery and Providence Hall in the double-elimination tournament.

Basketball- No. 11 seed in RPI, lost 72-58 to Juab in the second round of playoffs. Morgan played a tough schedule coming off their 2023 state championship and took second in Region 13 behind Grantsville.

Swimming- Morgan competed hard with the number of swimmers qualifying for state and the number of state placers increasing every year. As a team, they placed  10th at State. Brielle Sill and Lizzy Bess touched one after the other in the 100 Breaststroke to earn seventh and eighth places, respectively.  

Cross Country- Morgan’s young team set a goal to finish in the top 10; they were just one spot off their mark with their 11th-place finish. Rising sophomore Alexis Cox ran as Morgan’s first runner all year and will lead a young team with a lot of promise in 2024-2025.

Girls state championships by sport

Volleyball: 20 (1973, 1974, 1979, 1989, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2022)

Basketball: 5 (1990, 2003, 2004, 2021, 2023)

Cross Country: 3 (2018, 2019, 2020)

Soccer: 3 (2017, 2018, 2020)

Tennis: 3 (2019, 2021, 2022)

Competitive Cheer: 1 (2024)

Golf: 1 (2023)

Track: 1 (2023)

Drill Team: 0

Softball: 0

Swimming: 0

UHSAA sanctioned sports that Morgan didn’t have a girls team in 2023-2024


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