The cross country meet was held on September 7th. The boys ran at 3:45 and the girls ran at 4:35pm in Murray, Utah. It was Logan High’s third meet of the season. Many different schools attended the meet.
I was glad that the boys ran first because I wasn’t so ready to run yet, but as I watched and cheered on our boys team I felt ready then. The boys did really well. They all beat their time from the last race. That’s good because it shows we’re improving and doing well as a team. When it was almost time for the girls to start, we screamed our cheers, did our drills, and we all looked and felt pretty ready by then. It was a lot of girls running, so it was pretty crowded. The course we ran, in my experience, felt really long and hard because of the hills we ran up. My only motivation while I was running was to do it for the team and also there was this little forest-like trail that we ran through and it smelled really bad so I ran hard as I was passing through there. There were a lot of times where I wanted to stop but didn’t because I knew I would fall back behind. What also gave me some motivation to keep moving forward was my coaches, my boyfriend who was cheering for me on the sidelines, and my team cheering us on and to keep going. I feel that when you cheer someone on and tell them that they’re doing well and to keep going that it gets them going and motivated and to not give up.
My goal this race was to at least beat my time from before. As I saw the finish line from a distance I ran as hard as I could. As soon as I hit that finish line I tried to calm myself down and walk but I couldn’t because my legs felt so cramped up where I couldn’t walk anymore. I also was very dehydrated so I ended up passing out minutes after and my boyfriend was there to help me and my two coaches and some of my teammates. They laid me down on the grass and put ice bags all over my body to cool me down and waited until I could function again. When I was talking again and cooled down my two coaches carried me to a building with air conditioning and waited there until the bus arrived and was loaded with everyone. Green Canyon’s school ended up carpooling with us because their driver didn’t show up, so we shared our bus and took them home. On our way home we stopped in Centerville and ate.
In my experience even though I didn’t feel so great at the end of the race I had fun. Also to find out I actually beat my time from the last race, and my team was very supportive and that’s what also matters most is that we’re here cheering each other on and supporting each other when someone isn’t doing so good.
The Grizzlies played their first true home games of the season against Green Canyon on
September 14 and Woods Cross on September 7. Logan’s offense prevailed in both games, and
clutch defensive stops secured wins for the Grizzlies, who are 3-2 heading into Friday’s game at
Ridgeline (4-1, 1-0). After defeating Woods Cross 35-28 two weeks ago, Logan’s offense
remained strong heading into last week’s matchup. The Grizzlies took down the Wolves 34-28
in the first region matchup of the season, ending Logan’s homecoming week on a high note.
Here are recaps from the past two weeks.
Friday, September 7: Grizzlies hold off Woods Cross to remain
Source: Herald Journal
The Logan Grizzlies and Woods Cross Wildcats were all tied up at the end of the third
quarter on Friday, September 7, but a long touchdown pass from Jonny Parkinson to Timm Van
Leeuwen put the Grizzlies ahead for good late in the game. Logan’s defense stopped Woods
Cross in the red zone as time expired to earn the victory 35-28 and move to 4-0 on the season.
Sophomore Isaac Larsen set the tone for Logan with an early interception. Parkinson’s
48 yard pass to Charlie Jensen set up the first of three touchdowns for Van Leeuwen, who
helped give the Grizzlies the 7-0 lead with 4:50 remaining in the first quarter. Simione Pauni
helped extend the lead with a rushing touchdown early in the second quarter.
Woods Cross got on the board when Tucker Goodfellow scored off of a pass from
Carston Naegle, but the Grizzlies immediately responded with a Van Leeuwen kickoff return
from one end zone to the other. Woods Cross senior Jordan Johnson scored just before
halftime to keep the Wildcats within striking distance, but the Grizzlies remained ahead 21-14.
Woods Cross scored twice in the third quarter to take a 28-21 lead, but Kade Thornley’s
rushing touchdown tied it up with 12 seconds to go in the third quarter. Thornley finished with
91 rushing yards on 22 carries.
Woods Cross and Logan remained tied for the majority of the fourth quarter, but Chris
Shopbell’s interception with just under five minutes to go set up the game-winning drive for the
Grizzlies. Parkinson targeted Van Leeuwen for a 36-yard touchdown pass with four minutes
remaining, capping off Van Leeuwen’s three touchdown outing. He led the Grizzlies with 282
total yards and 121 passing yards, topping both categories. Parkinson completed 25 of 37 pass
attempts for 256 yards, 2 touchdowns, and an interception.
Woods Cross converted twice on fourth down and reached the red zone with under a
minute to play. The Grizzly defense managed to get multiple stops within ten yards of the end
zone, and an incomplete pass out of bounds ended the game, moving the Grizzlies to 4-0 and
the Wildcats to 2-2 on the year.
Friday, September 14: Parkinson, Jensen shine as Logan beats Green
Canyon in homecoming game
Logan High’s football game against Green Canyon helped cap off homecoming week on
a high note as seniors Jonny Parkinson and Charlie Jensen led the Grizzlies to a 34-28 win
against the Wolves on Friday night. Three of Parkinson’s four passing touchdowns were to
Jensen, who finished with 154 passing yards on the night.
The Grizzlies trailed the Wolves 21-14 as the end of the first half approached, but a 40-
yard touchdown pass from Parkinson to Jensen with under ten seconds remaining left the game
tied at halftime. Logan’s momentum carried into the second half as Kevin Nye caught a pass in
the end zone to give the Grizzlies the lead. Green Canyon responded with a rushing touchdown
midway through the fourth quarter to leave the game all tied up with 5:50 to go.
The Grizzlies made their advance down the field, and a 45-yard run by Kade Thornley set
up Jensen’s third touchdown catch. The extra point was blocked, but Green Canyon had just
two and a half minutes to score. Tyson Sauer secured the win for Logan with an interception
with just over a minute remaining.
With the win, Logan moved to 3-2 on the season and 1-0 in Region 12 play while Green
Canyon dropped to 1-4 on the year. Logan’s first two preseason games against Bonneville and
Park City were forfeited due to the use of an academically ineligible player.
Logan’s next game is on Friday, September 21, against Ridgeline High School. The
Riverhawks (4-1, 1-0) pose a tough challenge for the Grizzlies, as they defeated Mountain Crest
29-28 in overtime on September 14. The game will be in Millville at 7 PM.
Source: Herald Journa
Girl’s soccer season has started and the team looks strong this year. Last
week, Friday, September 7 th , the Logan girls played Sky View’s team. Both teams,
JV and Varsity, played well during the game. The first half of the game seemed to
go pretty well. The girls talked to each other when passing and there appeared to
be a feeling of teamwork.
The second half of both games the intensity dropped a little but the girls
were able to keep their energy until the very end. Logan’s defensive mid, Lexi
Pintor, noticed this drop in team strength and says how they could have, “Kept
the intensity up and just played the simple passes to get the speed of play faster.”
Overall there were good moments. The Grizzlies played a fair game,
beating the Bobcats 2-1 in both JV and Varsity games. Ayrion Covington and
Laikyn Broadhurst scored for JV, while Elizabeth Oldham and Gisselle Tena scored
for Varsity. With Friday’s game, the Grizzlies kept their winning streak for the
season at 3-0.
The last golf match for our Grizzlies was hosted by Mountain Crest at Logan River Golf Course. The Logan team did not do as well as they wanted, placing fifth of six teams. Sky View won the match with the medalist of the tourney, Ryan Seamons, who shot a even par. Logan High’s four varsity scores were shot by Jake Anderson, and Max Lieshman who each shot an 81, followed by Paul Miller and Hayden Woolley who shot an 84 and 87. The team didn’t perform as wanted, but they have the team goal to make it to state and win the next couple of matches. Logan’s next match is at the country club. Coach Zentner and company are preparing to take a better place this upcoming match.
All countries fighting for a chance to play at the World Cup, being held this time in Russia, started their qualifying rounds in 2016. For qualifiers 209 teams played for the 32 spots that would be competing in the World Cup and for the first time in 32 years, the US will not be one of those teams.
It all started with three games on October 10, 2017. The US would be playing the small nation of Trinidad and Tobago while Honduras played Mexico and Panama played Costa Rica. The US needed to either tie or win against Trinidad to secure their spot in the World Cup. Even with a loss the American team had a shot if Panama and Honduras were not able to win their respective matches. The perfect storm against the US ensued.
The game against Trinidad was believed to be an easy win by many Americans but the world soon realized that this would not be the case. In the 17 minute the US is stunned and the pace of the game is set when the ball ricochets off of Trinidad forward Shahdon Winchester, hits the shins US defender Omar Gonzalez and is thrown into the American’s goal. The first goal of the game.
The second goal comes in minute 37 when Trinidad player Alvin Jones scores a long range goal from across the field, putting Trinidad and Tobago at a comfortable 2-0 lead over team USA.
Team USA comes out of halftime energized and are able to score a goal in the 47 minute when US player Christian Pulisic is able to put one in the net for the Americans making the score 2-1. Many believed this to be a turn around for the American team but as the game progresses and the Americans are unable to make another goal to tie the game.
With this loss and victories for both Panama, beating Costa Rica 2-1, and Honduras, beating Mexico 3-2, team USA was bumped from the World Cup running. The United State’s road to the World Cup has come to an end.
The football team faced more than a few losses this season, but none of that mattered
on Senior Night. The Grizzlies ended their season perfectly by winning their first home game in
two years against Payson. Although this wasn’t the first win of the season, the Grizzly students
decked out in pink in the student section were here to witness and support the team making it
that much more memorable.
The game started off slow, with the first four drives ending in turnovers, but the
Grizzlies were still able to end halftime with a one-point lead. After halftime, the Grizzlies began
to pick up the pace with defense and offense both playing determined to win. Payson was able
to sneak in another touchdown, bringing them up to fourteen points, but the Grizzlies were still
in the lead and didn’t shut down. With just a few minutes left in the game, the Grizzlies got
another touchdown and ended their season with the final score being 28-14.
The United States is so modern, that we don’t have the same issues other countries do, issues we have probably already gotten past. In many countries around the world, girls and women do not have access to sports or don’t have the same access as boys and men. For those women who do want to practice a sport, it can be a risky thing to attempt. Hajar Abulfazl, a 24-year-old medical doctor who had played for the Afghanistan women’s national soccer team for nearly a decade, also went through these struggles.
When she was younger, she would sneak out through an open window to play soccer. Her uncle had come over and was blocking the front door. He was there a lot of the time to tell her to stop playing sports. “He’d say, ‘Hajar, it’s against Islam for a girl to do that, you can’t do that.’ ” ‘Hajar said she could not find anything in Islam that said girls play sports.In most families in Afghanistan, girls and women were expected to stay home to clean, cook, get married and have children, while sports were for men. “I wanted to use the power of sport to show the power of women to people,” she said in an interview last month in her office in downtown Washington. She said it’s important for her that girls understand how strong they can be. When she was younger, she often heard the opposite and it bothered her. “I just wouldn’t accept that girls were weak,” she said.
When Abulfazl was 14, she saw the members of Afghanistan’s first women’s national soccer team rise above. In 2007, Khalida Popal became captain of that team. By playing soccer, Popal could prove to men that women were their equals, she said. The country wasn’t quite ready for women to play soccer at the time. Garbage was thrown at her and she and other players were called prostitutes. But soccer was too important to her and she would not quit. She considered it more than a game. “I used football to prove and say that women and men are equal and women can take an active power in society. She had to flee the country in 2011 because she and her family had received death threats. “I wanted to encourage other women to join us and stand with us.” Popal now lives in Denmark, where she was granted asylum and is the program and event director for the Afghanistan women’s national team.
Another female athlete, Kiran Khan from Pakistan, grew up training for swimming. She competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics after years of posing as a boy so she could swim in a local club that barred girls who had reached puberty. To pass as male, she would wear her hair short and wore a full-length swimsuit. She said that swimming gave her the confidence to feel like a powerful woman and that more girls should have that opportunity. These women faced a lot of backlash for pursuing what they were passionate about and still succeeded. Representation matters, and the next time a young girl sees a woman being a leader, they’ll know they can have an impact too. Just like Hajar Abulfazl when she saw the members of Afghanistan’s first women’s national soccer team.
Images: The Afghan Football Federation
Our Grizzlies rolled over Bear River in girls’ soccer last week, easily winning 4-0. They
didn’t start as strong as coach Katie Taylor would have liked, as it was still 0-0 at half time. The
Grizzlies came out of the gate quickly in the second half, however, and took a 2-0 lead in the
first ten minutes. Bizzy Arevalo calmy slotted home a shot to the right of the goalie, and soon
after Brinlee Williams hit the side netting with a beautiful left-footed strike. Later, Erin Godfrey
chipped the goalie from the right side of the field before Karly Lopez finished off the game with
a well-placed free-kick. The girls could have scored even more, as Kennedy Michel hit the post
with a right-footed rocket late in the second half.
This was an important win for the Grizzlies, as in their previous game they lost 2-0 to
Green Canyon. Coach Taylor believed that the problem with the Green Canyon game was
mental, so focused on improving her team’s state of mind at the practices following the game.
She had them condition, swap captains, and threatened to make them wear cotton tee-shirts
with numbers drawn on instead of jerseys. Taylor also had the girls talk about goals they had
and what they wanted to achieve in the next game. Side-back Shea Davidson said, “we all
focused on one thing to accomplish,” and this was a part of what helped them to bounce back
against Bear River. Clearly this coaching method worked, as the Grizzlies dominated the Bears.
Taylor will certainly only continue to improve her team as the season goes on. They play
Mountain Crest on Friday (JV at 2 and Varsity at 4). The season is halfway over, so be sure to go
support while you still can!
Powderpuff is a tradition originating in the 1940’s when homecoming started again after WWII and there weren’t enough men to create a football team on campus. Women petitioned to create an all female team. “Powderpuff” was coined during the first game that was ever played; it is said that the women redid their makeup on the field during halftime. This spectacle was much to the delight of the crowd. It wasn’t until the 1970’s that Powderpuff football teams took off and swept the nation.
This year Logan High’s Powderpuff game was an exciting match that left voices hoarse from cheering. Crimson quickly set the tone for the game pushing gold into their defensive half and scoring a quick goal in the 3rd minute of the game on a quick run into the far side of the end zone. Gold quickly retaliated and scored 3 minutes later and took the lead by completing the conversion for 2 more points. Missy Dickson from gold kept the attack on and scored 5 minutes into the second quarter on a 40 yard run, only to be recalled for bad sportsmanship. Crimson regained their early lead in the last minute of the second quarter. Halftime brought a much anticipated performance from our 2017 Brickettes. Florian Levry said that he “enjoy(ed) looking pretty” and encouraged everyone to participate when they are a senior. Attempts from both teams were kept at bay for both teams during the third quarter until the final two minutes when crimson broke down gold’s defense and scored a touch down leaving the score 18-8. Good defense from both teams kept the score from changing in the final quarter of the game.
Coaches from both teams were happy with their players. Crimson coach Josh Atuatasi said his team gave it 100 and executed what they had practiced well; Brinlee, Jordan, and KoKo stepped up their game on Wednesday. Missy Dickson and Siu Pauni from gold also got a shout out from their coaches. Pauni encouraged all the future senior girls to join Powderpuff. Powderpuff and Brickettes are learning experiences that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy.
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."
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