Girls Championship Game
Usually, the boys and girls championships are held on the same day, one after the other. This time, lightning forced us to reschedule the games. The girls championship was held on Saturday, July 2. Although they started with a commanding lead of 7-1, the combined teams of Sequoia West and Timpanogos North won the girls championship game by only a few points. It was fun to see the girls put forth their best, diving and sliding into the bases when all was on the line and the whole school was watching.
Boys Championship Game
The boys played on Thursday, July 7, and it was certainly the most exciting softball game in the program’s history. Again, the whole school came to watch, and we even had some of the kitchen staff and a few parents in attendance.Down by four points going into the top of the final inning, Brighton North scored eight runs and won by four points! We’re most proud of these two rival teams (Alta and Brighton North) for demonstrating sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect for each other.
The Heritage softball season concluded on Thursday, July 13, with the awards banquet. Individual awards for outstanding performance in various softball positions like “Best Catcher,” “Best Left Fielder,” etc. over 50 students.
Also distributed were the Heritage All-Star Awards, which went to those students who played on the boys or girls softball teams for the majority of the season, were at least in the Courage phase, and stayed off of academic probation. Academic All-Star Awards went to those players who met all the preceding requirements while also maintaining an average GPA of 3.5 or higher for the duration of the softball season.
The “Most Improved Team” award went to Denali, who started the season with little organization or chemistry but finished as a competitive, unified team. Some of the students who have been at Heritage longer than others remembered the success that Denali has had in the past and inspired their peers to work together, to remain positive, and to encourage each other. As a result, Denali made it to the semi-finals and barely missed the championship games by a couple of points.
Finally, the “Best Overall Team” award went to the teams that demonstrated excellence in sportsmanship and teamwork – and won the championship games. Congratulations, Brighton North and Sequoia West/Timpanogos North – and thanks to all of the students for a memorable softball season!
The soccer season is now in full swing, and it is inspiring to observe the students learn the lessons that sports offer. Of the many lessons that we observe, some of the most simple are the importance of having a leader (in this case a student and/or a staff who organize the team), the value of unity among a team, and the benefits of
preparation, practice and hard work.
To make a donation to the sports program, or for more information about Heritage School, please call 801-226-4600.