Spring 2023 AHS Athletics Recap

Girls Varsity Golf 

In its inaugural season, the girls varsity golf team won the UHSAA 2A Region 18 Championship, led by Bethany Braddy’s first-place finish! Emme Smith took third place while Paisley Gardner tied for fourth in the region tournament. 

The Lady Patriots ended their season by finishing in sixth place out of 12 teams at the UHSAA Class 2A state golf tournament! Junior Bethany Braddy finished in 13th place, the team-high score, while freshman Gretchen Niemann finished in a tie for 17th. Except for Bethany, this was the first year of competitive golf for all of the girls on the team, and the first time most of them had played golf in any significant way. Coaches Cameron, Morley, and Taylor were so impressed with the progress the girls made throughout the season thanks to their dedication to learning and putting in the time to improve. Most importantly, the girls and coaches supported each other and formed friendships that will last well beyond any single tournament. Way to build such a solid foundation for future teams, Lady Patriots! 

UHSAA 2A State Golf Championship Results 

  • 13—Bethany Braddy, junior 
  • T17—Gretchen Niemann, freshman 
  • T27—Emme Smith, freshman 
  • T33—Abbie Brown, sophomore 
  • T41—Anna Eggertsen, freshman 
  • T53—Paisley Gardner, freshman 
  • 60—Grace Rutherford, junior 
  • 61—Tori Berrett, freshman  

Boys Varsity Soccer 

The boys varsity soccer team produced another impressive season despite facing significant challenges due to injuries throughout the year. The team finished with a 13-4 overall record and 11-2 in region play. Coming in as the 5-seed in the state tournament, the Patriots defeated Millard in the second round and then upset 4-seed Rowland Hall 2-1 to earn a trip to the semifinals for the second year in a row. The Patriots’ season ended in the semifinals, where they fell to eventual champion St. Joseph’s. Congratulations to head coach Stephen Blake and assistant coaches Kofi Johnson and Brad Herzog for creating a character-building environment inside a consistently competitive soccer program! 

Boys Varsity Tennis 

Head coach Jeff Peterson and assistant coaches Chris Beckstead and Anna Peterson continue to develop highly skilled tennis players while building a close-knit tennis family. The Patriots finished the season with an overall record of 9-2 and several impressive runs in the state tournament. As a team, the Patriots captured fifth place out of 24 teams in the UHSAA 3A State Tennis Tournament! 

In 1st Singles, sophomore Collin Beckstead made it to the quarterfinals of the state tournament, while senior Parker Peterson made it to the semifinals in 2nd Singles. Freshman Tanner Peterson advanced all the way to the semifinals in 3rd Singles where he lost a very close match to the eventual champion.  

In 1st Doubles, sophomore Alex Eggertsen partnered with senior Rain Sun, and they advanced to the round of 16 in the state tournament. In 2nd Doubles, juniors Brock Maxfield and Andrew Fee made it to the quarterfinals.  

HS Track and Field

Submitted by Assistant Coach Kimberly Gibbs 

It has been the best track and field season we have seen at AHS.  We had 16 athletes qualify for the state meet in 28 individual events and 4 relays.  Everyone worked so hard this season and we wanted to share the results from the State Track Meet that was held Friday and Saturday May 19-20.  Thank you for your support for these athletes as they pushed their bodies and minds to the limits to achieve their goals.  

Here are some of the highlights from the awesome two days of the state meet.  

Our girls’ team had the highest place finish ever at the 2A UHSAA State track meet.  They received 17 points to place 8th overall in the Girls team scores.  We received points for Anne Marie Gibbs’ 2nd place finish in the 100m, Bree Harmon’s 5th place finish in the 300m hurdles, 5th place finish for the Girls 4×400 relay and an 8th place finish in the Girls Medley relay.  Way to go girls!  LeGrand Callister also secured a 7th place finish in his 800m race. 

We had more school records broken during the state meet: 

Lucas Shepherd 400m 56:37 

LeGrand Callister 800m 2:02.76 

Boys 4x400m relay 3:52.9 run by Nolan Spackman, Lucas Shepherd, Montague Pearson, and LeGrand Callister 

Anne Marie Gibbs 100m 12.78 

Anne Marie Gibbs 200m 27.87 

Bree Harmon 300mH 48.67 

Girls 4×400 4:29.05 run by Georgia Steele, Gracie Lawyer, Daniela Valverde, and Bree Harmon 

Many other athletes achieved new Personal Best marks for the season at the State Meet.  Congratulations on the hard work, team! 

Avery Goslin 300H 54.51 

Bella Tukuafu 300H 55.07 

Bree Harmon 100m 13.3 

Daniela Valverde 400m 1:06.04 

Georgia Steele 400m 1:05.26 

Gracie Lawyer 400m 1:08.33 

Jack Reed Long Jump 18-8.75 

Jacob Merten Javelin 100-7.75 

Lucas Shepherd 5:03.96 

Lucas Shepherd 800m 2:13.75 

Spencer Crossley 800m 2:20.56 

Nolan Spackman 100m 12.03 

MS Track and Field

Submitted by Assistant Coach Kimberly Gibbs 

In the Alpine Days Middle School Track and Field Championship, our combined team score placed AHS at 9th place overall!  There are 15 schools we compete against. Most of these schools have a 9th grade team adding to their score.  We are MUCH fewer in numbers than all these schools and we do not have a 9th grade team to help add to our points.  The breakdown of team scores puts our girls 7th grade team in 13th place, boys 7th grade team in 9th place, girls 8th grade team in 3rd place and boys 8th grade team in 4th place.  

Our top performances include Johnny Brockbank taking 1st in the 400m and 3rd in the 200m, Ellie Reed taking 2nd in the 100m and 1st place in the High Jump, our girls 8th grade 4×100 relay team taking 2nd place, Dallin Hansen taking 1st place in the 400m and in the 800m – also setting a new Alpine Days record in the 800m, the boys 8th grade 4×100 relay team taking 2nd , and our boys 8th grade 4×400 relay team taking first. Way to go Patriots! 

MS Girls Soccer 

First-year head coach Meg Seng blessed the middle school girls’ soccer team with her insights and passon for the great game of soccer. Coach Seng and the team grew together throughout the season in both skill and relationships—way to go, Lady Patriots!  

MS Boys and Girls Tennis 

For the first time, students in middle school had the opportunity to join the AHS tennis program through a partnership with Utah Youth Tennis. More than 40 girls and more than 20 boys participated in the spring tennis program. Thank you to our coaches for making this happen, headed by Candice Beckwith on the girls side and Justin McKenzie with the boys, as the players developed important friendships with each other while building a great tennis foundation! 

MS Ultimate Frisbee 

Head coach Parker Oelrich inspired his middle school ultimate frisbee players to new skills and new heights this spring! Though they may have been few in number, they were mighty in spirit! Thank you, Coach Oelrich and parents, for all of your efforts on behalf of the student athletes.