North Summit Braves rundown
September 22, 2009
The Braves suffered a tough loss 30-20 to North Sevier on Friday, Sept. 18. Despite the final score, the Braves had some excellent touchdown drives. Fullback Courtney Orgill scored from the two-yard line, sophomore Keegan McQueen ran the ball five yards into the end zone and tailback Anders Skagerberg scored on a one-yard run. Kicker Chandler Simkins made good on two of his three kicks for the extra points.
Senior quarter back Brady Vernon, who had to watch from the sidelines due to a previous injury, said the defeat was the result of costly mistakes and some tough penalties.
The Braves will play Sept. 25 on Grand’s home field.
North Summit’s volleyball team hosted Maeser Prep on Sept. 15 and won the match in three straight games. Junior setter Cassidy Stephens had 20 assists and middle blocker Mckenzee Murdock had five service aces and five kills.
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The Lady Braves also swept Waterford when they played on Sept. 17. Middle blockers Taylor Shepherd and Murdock had 10 kills apiece, with Shepherd adding some great blocks. Senior setter McCall Richins played a tough game. Her serves were unstoppable, coach Sam Stevens said.
On Thursday, Sept. 24, the Lady Braves travel to South Summit.
North Summit’s cross-country team participated in the Wahsatch Rendezvous in Salt Lake on Sept. 19. The girls’ team finished number 16th out of 21 teams and the boys’ team took 28th of the 34 teams participating.
Erica Birk won the girls’ race with a time of 18:48.
"The race included teams from schools representing 1A-5A," coach Dave Peck said, "so Erica’s first place finish was really exciting. She’s a fantastic athlete."
The cross-country team will host a meet today.
On Sept. 16, the North Summit golf team played at the Cascade golf course in Orem in a match hosted by Maeser Prep. The team placed 5th overall. Top scorers were Chris Robinson (100) and Johnathan Greenhood (114).
The Braves are looking forward to the Region golf match to be held on Sept. 28 at Wasatch Mountain golf course in Midway.
"We have a young team but they are having fun and improving with every match,"
coach Dave Anderton said.
Compiled by Mikayla Welsh and Bailie Richins, NSHS