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|Paper||Ogden Valley News|
The OGDEN VALLEY NEWS Your Community Newspaper June 15, 2004 PRSRT STD POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 11 EDEN UT POSTAL PATRON EDEN-LIBERTY-84310 HUNTSVILLE-84317 OGDEN CANYON- 84401 HCR 843AO Weber High School Boys Soccer Team Named State Champs By Shanna Francis Ogden Valley News Weber High School’s boys varsity soccer team finished with an overall 17-1-2 record this year, the best record in the school team’s history. They won their first Regional Championship since 1988, finishing Regional play with a 10-1-1 record. The team outscored their opponents by a 48-18 goal differential. In the State Tournament, Weber shut out 3 of their 4 opponents to win the State Championship in boys 5A Soccer. At the State Championship playoffs held May 21, the Warriors, as Region 1 champs, squared off against the Brighton Bengals from Region 2. After 100 scoreless minutes, the teams headed into a shootout for the second consecutive game, with Weber capturing the state championship title by winning a penalty kick shootout 5-3. Weber High players from Ogden Valley are Chris Bailey of Liberty, Alan Vause of Eden, and AJ Hicks of Huntsville. Chris is the son of Roger and Karen Bailey. A senior at Weber this year, he was a three year, three sport letterman—football, basketball, and soccer. Chris was one of three senior captains on the 2004 Weber High Boys State Championship soccer team. Weber High State championship team. Photo courtesy of the Bailey family of Liberty. Valley Elementary Third Grade Teacher Honored by Zions Bank, KSL Radio Carol Stoker, a teacher at Valley Elementary in Huntsville, was honored with a “Teacher Feature” award from KSL Newsradio and Zions Bank on May 25. Eric Blanchard, manager of Zions Bank’s Eden branch, presented the award in her classroom. Stoker was nominated for the “Teacher Feature” by parent Angie Robbins. “My daughter did not enjoy reading when she started third grade. She NOTICE: Ogden Valley residents, please pull the Dyer’s Woad before it goes to seed. now loves to read because of Miss Stoker’s exceptional approach in her reading strategies,” Robbins explained in her nomination letter. Robbins described Stoker as a teacher who goes the extra mile for her students. “My daughter invited Miss Stoker to her dance recital. She came and cheered her on, going above and beyond the call of duty. Another child in her class lost his favorite hat, so of course she went out and purchased him a new one, just to let him know he was loved. The stories of her being a hero and making a difference for every child in her class go on and on,” wrote Robbins. KSL Newsradio and Zions Bank are proud sponsors of “Teacher Feature.” Now in its eleventh year on the airwaves, the radio program recognizes the outstanding contributions of local teachers who make a difference in the lives of young people. Teachers are nominated by students, parents, or other teachers to be spotlighted on the radio program. A panel from the Utah State Office of Education, Zions Bank, and KSL Radio review hundreds of nomination letters and select each week’s winning teacher. Then, each Tuesday morning on KSL Radio’s Grant and Amanda show, winners are announced. In recognition of her achievement, Stoker was honored with a commemorative plaque from Zions Bank, a $200 gift certificate for school supplies from Unisource Paper Plus, an overnight stay at The Inn at Temple Square, and a gift certificate for dinner at the La Caille restaurant. All winners are invited to attend an end-of-year banquet in their honor. “As Utah’s oldest bank, Zions has a longstanding commitment to supporting education in the state. We care about the future of Utah, so we make sure to help support and honor talented teachers in every way that we can,” said Blanchard. Chris was a starter on the Varsity team, and played predominately as an outside halfback, but also as a center-mid whenever necessary. Chris was a major contributor beginning his sophomore year on the Boys Varsity Team. Assistant Varsity coach Steve Munson of Nordic Valley states, “Chris’ leadership, skills and hard work helped to bring the State 5A Championship to Weber High. Chris set the standard for the type of play and hard work necessary to win both a Regional and State Championship. Chris has excellent field vision and knows where he has to be to penetrate an opposing team’s defense. His ability to read the field and quick passing game allowed Weber to outscore their opponents throughout the season. In my nine years as a coach at Weber High, he’s one of the finest players I’ve had the opportunity to get to know and coach.” Alan is the son of Brad and Sharon Vause. He was a sophomore at Weber this year, and lettered his first year on the Varsity Team as a back-up goalie. Coach Munson describes Vause, “He possesses good hand and eye coordination and is an extremely aggressive keeper. He’s also very quick and knows how to cut the angles in front of the net to make the opponents shot difficult at best. Alan started all the JV games and finished the JV season with a 9-5-2 record. Alan recorded 4 shutouts in goal on the JV team. The coaches at Weber High are very excited to have Alan coming back in 2005.” AJ is the son of Randy and Barbara Hicks. Playing as a sophomore, AJ was a backup JV goalie and also played center midfielder on the JV team. Munson states, “AJ is an extremely hard worker and added a lot to our JV team. His work ethic and attitude every day at practice served as an excellent example for other members or our team. He was a big part of the JV team’s WEBER WINS STATE cont. on page 11 Eden Sundevils Jr. Posse Holds Cowboy and Queen Competition The Eden Sundevils Jr. Posse held its Cowboy and Queen contest on Saturday June 5, 2004. North Ogden Jr. Posse was invited and sent four posse members to compete for their posse royalty also. The posse members competed and were judged in different areas such as personal interview, modeling, and questions and answers. They were able to show off their horsemanship skills also by completing an equitation pattern while being judged. trophies, crowns, and awards! This day was not only for the girls but also for the boys. The Weber County Jr. Posse also honors the riding skills of the boys by holding a Cowboy contest. The winners from each individual Weber County Posse go on to compete for the title of Weber County Posse Royalty and Cowboy. Eden Jr. Posse leader Debi McEntire also likes to recognize an individual rider who has most improved their riding skills from Eden Sun Devil Jr. Posse queen contest and cowboy royalty. It was a day of fun for our competitors but also a day of hard work. Most of the contestants woke up early and bathed their horses, polished their saddles and tack, and some even showed up at the arena in hair curlers! But for a few lucky participants, their hard work, long practices, and hours of studying paid off; they walked away with the start of the posse season to the time of the contest. McEntire stated that this year, the choice was a very difficult one to make. “All of the riders are so incredible, but the Most Improved Rider award was presented to Alina Peterson.” Letters to the Editor . Page 2 Calendar of Events . . Page 14 Announcements . . . . Classifieds . . . . . . . . . Page 15 Page 6 Historical Article . . . . Page 9 EDEN POSSE cont. on page 8.