After a week of preparation and practicing, the girl’s powder puff teams put their game faces on and got serious Tuesday night. Walking out to the field you could feel all the excitement and energy from the teams about to face off. Battling it out, team after team got eliminated, Better Than The Best and The Smart Athletes were always on top. When the final whistle blew to signal that we were down to the last two teams to face off for the title of winner, it was BTTB and Smart Athletes going head to head. Both teams players gave it their all, playing hard, smart, and to the death.
Spanish Fork High School Cross Country team traveled up to Soldier Hollow September 10th to run an amazing race on the Olympic cross country ski path. After some interviews, the team seemed excited but slightly nervous. The elevation was a major factor that could play against them. The course was also unfamiliar to some of the team which could cause some confusion as well. All in all the team did quite well.
The Hope Squad recently visited Spanish Fork Jr. High and Diamond Fork Jr. High, they taught younger students that building self-esteem is essential. The squad did a handful of activities with eighth graders to help them realize that they are unique in their own ways. At the same time they tried to help them find similarities in each other to help create long-lasting friendships.
After coming off a very emotional victory against the Springville Red Devils, the Dons were looking forward to facing off with the American Fork Cavemen. The players were confident going into the game, having the opportunity watch film of Springville's game plans helped them realize that if they stopped the run they would win.
On May 27, 2011 the Spanish Fork High School softball team started their summer off right by winning the 4A state championship. Not only did they win, but after losing their first game at the Valley Complex in Taylorsville, they battled back through the losers bracket. That loss didn’t get the Lady Dons down. Coming back the next day, they faced their rival, Salem Hills. After beating the Skyhawks with a score of 9-4, and the Uintah Utes 4-1, Spanish Fork felt great about knocking out two of their region opponents. The girls didn’t stop there.
During the wee hours of the morning, the annual Senior Sunrise was an inspiring success. Watching the dawn of the morning is a symbol of the dawn of Senior's last year together at Spanish Fork High School. Donned in pajamas and blankets, students welcomed the sun peeking over the mountains with a cheery appaulse. Treating themselves to a scrumptious breakfast on the football field was an added plus to start the day--and year--out right.