A recent weekend a high school rodeo was held in Castledale, Utah. From the Southern Utah County rodeo team Ryli Sutch placed third in steer wrestling with a time of 5.69, and eighth in the tie down roping with a 15.6. The second day Savannah Pratt placed seventh with a 16.8 in the barrel racing and fifth in the team roping with heeler Ryli Sutch. Ryli also placed fourth in the steer wrestling with a 7.2. Dallin Kemp placed tenth in the team roping and fourth in the tie down roping with an 11.2.
On April 21, 2011, Nebo School District held its annual Captains Academy. At the Academy, all the captains from each sport in that season meet together and talk about sportsmanship and what students can do to be friends with rivaling schools. From Spanish Fork High School, the captains that attended were Austin Stevens (soccer), Kenzie Beckstrom (golf), Brooke Kramer(softball), Jen Huntsman (girls track), Jerron Orton (boys track), and Matt Nelson(baseball).
The Lady Dons golf team recorded another stellar team total at Talon’s Cove on Monday. Britni Munter led the way, scoring 41 points on her way to winning yet another region match. She now leads the individual standings by six strokes with just two 9-hole matches remaining! Kellie Christensen also played terrific golf, scoring 36 points. Lydia Money had 30, and Sabrina Naulu chipped in 28. Kenzie Beckstrom and Nicole Hermansen also played great in foul weather conditions out there.
In golf, a hole in one is just about as likely as winning the lottery in Utah. Impossible. But one of our very own Lady Don golfers succeeded in sinking the ball in a single shot. It was April 20, 2011, on a very tricky par 3 at Gladstan golf course. On the second hole, Kenzie Beckstrom smacked a high lofting shot with her pitching wedge. Kenzie said, “It landed on the green, and I expected it to be an easy putt for a birdie.” To her surprise, it just kept rolling straight for the cup. The suspense mounted as she and her fellow golfers watched the gradual descent towards the pin.
The Spanish Fork High School Japanese Club has challenged it's members and students school-wide to help with the enormous task of folding 1,000 paper cranes. Why one thousand paper cranes? As legend has it, there was once a young Japanese girl who was very sick and close to death. She had heard from people in her community that if one was to fold a thousand paper cranes, a wish would come true. So she began to fold, as did countless friends and loving strangers.