On Wednesday, April 12, Logan High Lacrosse had a heart-racing game against Fremont High School that constantly went back and forth. The teams were neck-and-neck up until the last second of the fourth quarter with the final score in Fremont’s favor, 15 to 14.
The first quarter went by with little urgency as both teams were warming up. There were a few goals scored here and there, but it was in the second quarter when things started to get heated. Both teams woke up and began to put up a true fight, and it became harder and harder for both teams to score.
“Overall it was a great game to watch, and it may not have turned out like we wanted, but I think the boys are just going to use this game as fuel to the fire in their upcoming games."
Logan boy’s soccer had a big 2-1 victory on Tuesday, March 21 against school rival Sky View. The Grizzlies, 0-3-2, were looking for their first win of the season for their first home game. The Bobcats had a record of 1-1-1 with an impressive 2-0 win over Skyridge, giving the Falcons their only loss of the season. Sky View was going into the game with a lot of momentum from their upset.
After kickoff, the Bobcats immediately put a lot of pressure on Logan’s defense. They were able to get a couple shots off but weren’t on target. When Sky View fell short of scoring early, Logan was able to retaliate by making their way down the field in shooting range. They too weren’t able to take any worthwhile shots.
“They got us early but we were able to regroup ourselves and got the comeback.”
On Friday, March 10, the Logan High Lacrosse team hosted their first home game against Park City. It was an intense game full of hits, turnovers, and hollering from both the crowd and the teams, not to mention, the freezing rain.
It started out a close game in the first quarter with both teams going back and forth, but after a few harsh penalties towards Logan High, Park City started pulling ahead. After half time, it became harder and harder for Logan High to keep up. Park City kept scoring goal after goal. Sadly, the game ended with the score of 8-18, with Park City on top.
“With us getting a loss this early in the season, it will keep us focused and make sure that we actually continue to grow and push.”
Track season is beginning soon, and Logan High’s students are excited about it. Although the weather has postponed outdoor practicing, track athletes have finally moved their practice outdoors. Head Coach Eric Strand is excited for this season. Strand has been coaching track for 5 years, 3 of those at Logan High. This will be his second year as the head coach.
Track is composed of several different events, which make it a sport for everyone. There are sprinting events, hurdles, long distance running, as well as field events like high jump, long jump, pole vault, shot-put, discus, and javelin.
“I love interacting with kids, and I love when they’re working really hard and improving."
Spring sports are coming up, which also means boys’ soccer tryouts are soon. The official first day for tryouts was Monday, February 27, and they lasted for three days.
During these three days the coaches tested each player’s skill and conditioning; conditioning plays a big roll in soccer because soccer only has two very long 45-minute halves. While most athletes who tryout are more likely to get cut from the team, the ones who make it to Friday will end up on the team.
"It's where I feel most comfortable on the field. I like diving and the feeling of blocking a shot."
While the flakes are still flying, the Logan High baseball team is getting geared up for a fresh start. With Shane Hansen, the new strength coach, already running workouts, the team is primed for a breakout season.
This year’s team, although fielding only a small amount of upperclassmen, is an experienced and talented squad. The underclassmen are experienced in competitive leagues and JV play. Coach Mike Hansen always runs a successful program that prides itself at being one of the most dominant home teams in the region.
Soccer has been big throughout Europe for centuries. It first became a sport in 1815 in England. The English schools and Eton College came up with certain rules now known as The Cambridge Rules. This so-called soccer influenced many countries, and in today’s world it is the most watched sport that is televised. Soccer has been a big part of the U.S. for 50 years or so. The U.S. now has now had a national league since 1993.