by Scott Boyle
You can add Tatianna Su’e Su’e to the list of local MVPs mentioned in last weeks Sportshorts. Su’e Su’e, just a sophomore, was named MVP in 2A softball after leading the Lady Broncos to the 2A title last month.
And what a year it was for Su’e Su’e. She was the leader on the mound for the Broncos, with a 19-3 record, second in the state in wins, 122 strikeouts (fifth in state) and 135 innings pitched (second in the state).
But she was also a force at the plate, leading the entire state in home runs with 15 (breaking the state record for most HRs in a season in the process), and RBIs with 50.
She had the ninth best batting average in the state with a .542 average on 45 hits in 83 at bats, including those 15 homers and 10 doubles.
In one season, Su’eSu’e tied the SJH career record for homeruns held by Generra Nielson, and with 23 career homeruns, after going yard eight times as a freshman, is closing in on the state career homerun record of 32.
The Hideout has been a busy place since summer began. The last four weekends in a row have seen the Hideout hosting tournaments. Two weeks ago, the Annual Arch and the Horsehead tournament hosted 132 golfers at both the Hideout and the Moab Golf Course.
Several local golfers paired up to do quite well in the popular event. Doug Pehrson and Del Hunter teamed up to win third flight. Kelly Pehrson and Brian Sturdevant were third in first flight, shooting a fine 133, two shots behind the winners.
In the Ladies Flight, local golfers Kim Lacy and Janean Snyder combined to take first place in net, while Kathy Lamb and Carol Van Steeter were a close second.
Ain’t it nice to see 132 golfers on the Hideout?
This past Saturday, a bunch of “Lazy Aces” took to the course for the Lazy Aces Triathlon, consisting of nine holes of golf, a clay pigeon shoot and an ATV poker run.
Event organizer and city manager Greg Westfall and wife Jennifer took first place in the team competition. Carol Van Steeter’s team, who shall remain nameless, was second.
In the individual competition, Troy Butler proved adept at all three events to capture first place and some of the $2,000 prize money. Mike Holyoak was second and Dustin Jones third.
Holyoak amazingly proved to be the best golfer in the competition, shooting a 41 for five... er... nine holes. Jones grabbed the best poker hand, three queens, in the ATV Poker Run, and Westfall won the clay pigeon shoot.
All in the first annual event had buckets of fun.
The junior clinic is in full swing every Monday morning at the Hideout without around 12 junior golfers participating. Keep it up guys.
Football in June
Is it too early for football, or maybe too late? Either way, the Utah high school football all-star games were June 15 at Alta High School in Sandy.
A troika of Broncos from Blanding, Bogh Bayles, Bobby Bowring and Barkley (Christensen, that is) figured prominently in the 1A/2A team’s 20-12 triumph over the 3A boys.
Barkley QBed the 1A/2A team the entire game and led the boys to a second consecutive win over the 3A team.
Bayles bowled his way into the endzone for the first 1A/2A touchdown early in the first quarter. Yes, you read that correctly, and Bayles relished his new role as a bruising running back.
Barkley tossed two touchdown passes and added a two point extra point try to his former favorite receiver, Bowring, to account for the rest of the scoring.
The 3A boys got a little chippy at the end of game, apparently taking issue with losing to 1A/2A boys. They plowed through the line twice to nail a taking-a-knee Barkley, provoking a scuffle among the players, drawing flags and finally causing the head official to call the game with seconds on the clock.
Sportshorts could write something like “Sorry 3A”, but shall refrain.