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|Paper||Ogden Valley News|
Volume XIV Issue XVIII The Ogden Valley news Page 15 December 1, 2007 Warrior Cross Country Season Comes to Close—Many participants from Ogden Valley Of the 60 team members on Weber’s Cross Country running team, 21 are from Ogden Valley. They include seniors Angela Baker, Christian Baker, George Barlow, David Brown, Carmelino Liau, Heather Powell, and Josh Saunders. Juniors include Garret Bassett, Mike Belnap, Tyler Roskelley, and Logan Smith. Sophomores, Russ Carnahan, Allyson Deeter, Kyle Froerer, and Ryan Wadman. Freshmen, Stephen Baker, Cass Bindrup, Ben Palmer, Eric Lyons, Jaine Montgomery, and Paige Montgomery. These Valley runners played a key role in the Warrior’s successful year. At City/ County, the boys finished 1st, and the girls captured a 2nd Place win in their last game against Freemont. At Region Boys, Varsity team member George Barlow captured a 1st Place win; Russ Carnahan, Junior Varsity, snagged a 4th Place win; and Kyle Froerer, a 3rd Place win. On the girls team, Angela Baker walked away with a 4th Place win and Allyson Deeter, a 5th Place win. At State, George Barlow took 3rd Place, and, for the girls, Angela Baker captured a 6th Place win. At Weber High’s Cross Country Awards Banquet, our Valley runners shined. The “Top Runners Award” went to George Barlow and Angela Baker; “The Underclassmen Award” went to Russ Carnahan who constantly rivaled through the season for the 2nd Place spot on Weber’s team, and Allyson Deeter who beat her senior teammate in three different meets. “The Rookie Award” went to Paige Montgomery, with “The Most Improved Award” going to Jaine Montgomery. At the state meet, Christian Baker was honored with the prestigious “Academic Allstate Award,” reflective of the team’s overall academic efforts. The average GPA for members of the boys’ team is 3.7, and 3.8 for the girls’. Congratulations to all of our Valley runners—for their hard work, dedication, and success. Warrior Cross Country team members. BIG SWEDE cont. from page 12 jacket helped to produce lift. This story has been told and retold. There is no way to determine which story is true, but there are those who claim that he sailed over 300 feet from the top of the cliff to where he landed in the deep snow. His ski plowed in ski marks that were over 3 feet deep, but the Swede was a strong man and held his run. He safely delivered the baby, who was still cushioned in his pack. Leaving the length of his jump to the storytellers, it can only be acknowledged that he successfully landed at the head of 25th Street in Ogden where a horse-drawn buggy took the baby to the hospital. The doctors were ready and it was all a success. The baby grew up to be a young man who went on a mission to Sweden. As for the Big Swede, his incredible feat became mountain lore across the west. He married, raised a family, became a county commissioner, and served 12 years in the Utah Legislature. Note: This story is from Hislop’s book, “Grandpa’s Stories.” Nordic Team Organized for Ogden Area Youth Ogden Nordic Juniors High & Dry—Hoping for snow! The Ogden Nordic Junior team held a kick off meeting and orientation at the Swanson’s North Fork Environmental Center on Saturday, November 17. Head Coach Paul Stromberg fired up the season with several videos including Canadian Olympic champion Becky Scott, and Junior Nationals champion Elizabeth Guiney from Park City. “Both of these ladies started skiing at ages similar to the Ogden Nordic youth, and are good role models for up and coming cross country skiers.” Parents were on hand to guide the team members, try on club gear, and provide feedback as to their preferred days for skiing. “The goal this year is to get the kids skiing right after school, and be home in time for dinner.” Coordinating logistics from the schools (Snowcrest, Valley Elementary, Ogden Valley Montessori, and North Ogden Elementary) is a priority for the group so that parents can minimize trips and travel time. Based on this feedback, it looks like training will be held in North Fork Park and up at Snowbasin. “Using both locations will accommodate families and coaches who live on both ends of the valley, downtown, and in Mountain Green, and also enable the youth to experience two great venues.” Registration and sign up is still open for parents and children interested in cross country skiing. This can be done by contacting Paul at 786-0906, or Terry at 745-0198. The juniors program is flexible and is offered one to four days per week depending on age, motivation, and skill level. Why not enjoy a winter on skis? After all, Nordic Skiers live longer and smile brighter! The Mission of Ogden Nordic is to promote the sport of cross country skiing in the Ogden area through information, facilitation, coaching, events, and social gatherings. Using this as a guide, O. Nordic has established three major goals: 1. Enhance and facilitate “Notable” Nordic venues in the Ogden area. 2. Promote and facilitate community participation in the sport of Nordic skiing through a program for juniors, hosting the Utah Special Olympics, and coordinating the “Moon Light” glides. 3. Foster cooperation and collaboration with other trail advocates in the Ogden area. By working together, we can enhance the Nordic opportunities in the winter, and hiking, biking, running, and horse travel in the summer.