During the 2019 Fall sports season students at East Mountain High School excelled in Boys and Girls Soccer, Cross Country and Volleyball.
2019 marked the 15th consecutive year of the program for both Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams. The team started the year with fourteen kids, most of them being very young. Both girls and boys had several nice individual finishes throughout the year, but the boys did not make the state finals as a team, nor did we have any individual qualifiers. Two seniors from that group, both being four year participants–Joe Bertrand and Dylan Justus. On the girls side, Marissa Case was a stand out for the season. Winning the first two meets that we travelled to, and placing fairly high in all the rest that she ran in. She ended the season placing fourth in state, and helped the girls team placed 8th overall in the AAA field. The top newcomer on the girls side was Jessie Leibold. She also fared very well throughout the season and ended up placing 20th in the state field as a freshman. Two seniors from the girls side as well, both of them running all four years in the program–Marissa Case and Ciara Wright. The EMHS home meet was once again a success, bringing almost 20 teams from all over the state, and combined with the community run, having over 300 racers navigate the course over the day. The coaches look forward to continuing to work with the kids and help them improve in and out of the classroom.
The East Mountain Girls Varsity Volleyball had a successful season finishing with an overall record of 9-13 in regular season games and a district tournament ranking of 6-4. The team finished 13th overall in the 3A division. Several players were also nominated for high awards. Cassidy Summers, Madison Kelsh, and Ashlyn Simkins all received honorable mentions for the district team. Senior Katie Tetreault made the All District Team and the All Metro First 3A team. The team proved themselves to truly embody the meaning of student athletes with three seniors making the All Academic All Metro Team- an award reserved for seniors with a 3.5 or higher GPA average, these seniors are Madison Kelsh, Katie Tetreault, and Ashlyn Simkins. Madison Kelsh also received the award for the All Metro Student Athlete.
The EMHS Boys Soccer Team led the district in gamesmanship ending their 5-14 regular season with the District Award for Sportsmanship. After a challenging district tournament several EMHS players received top awards. Goal Keeper Zane Randall and Defender Will Potter both make All District First Team. Forwards Tizo Chavez and Tyler Batie, Midfielder Tyler Burnette and Defender Kalob MacKellar make All District Second Team.
The EMHS Girls Soccer Team finished the season with a 14-7 regular season record and a 2-2 district tournament record. At the state championship the girls soccer team advanced to the quarterfinals but was ultimately defeated by Santa Fe Indian School. Ten players receive All District Recognition. Hannah Shirley, Scout Gunter, Michelle Carver, Kimberly Stephenson, and Emma Rocco receive All District First Team recognition. Azalea Hughes, Jasmine Pellerin, Kaylee Baker, Sierra Larson and Isabel Armstrong recieve All District Second Team. Senior Emma Rocco receives the 3A All District Most Valuable Player Award.
Principal/Athletic Director Trey Smith noted, “I’m incredibly proud of our fall student athletes this year. They consistently played with heart and competed with class. I’m also highly appreciative of our coaching staff, who spend long hours with our students to make sure they have access to these high quality programs.”