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Splash into the new swim season

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Swim season is starting up here! What can we expect from this year’s swimmers?

Well, according to Timothy Shupe, head swim coach and math teacher, many of last year’s swimmers returned. Because of this, Shupe has plans to “…start where we left off.”

There are more new girls than there were last year, and he said that this is a challenge because they have a lot to learn, but a good challenge that they are willing to rise to.

“The strongest points on the team are the strong work ethics and perseverance,” said Shupe.

The team as a whole has the ability to work through frustration and setbacks and use them to learn and grow as athletes.

A point that the team and coaches are working together to improve on is the consistency of the team. They are working to get a routine down and be able to be consistently strong in their events.

Some of the things the coaches are doing to help the swimmers improve on their consistency is holding the athletes accountable. They are making sure that the swimmers know what is expected of them, making sure that these expectations are reasonable, and putting consequences in place when they are necessary.

“I love being able to work with the kids and see them improve,” said Shupe.

It sounds like this coach of 11 years has a pretty good handle on things.

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Race to the Footlocker finishline

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Feet pounding, pulse racing, clock ticking, the Footlocker race has finally begun.

Footlocker is a race that is put on by the company, Footlocker. The 5k race has been going on for 39 years, and takes place in California.

The race is divided up into 4 regions, our district being in the western region. As of this year, it was the cross country team’s fourth year returning.

The Footlocker race takes place on the first Saturday of December every year. Coach Sauvageau and the runners take a van, leave on Thursday before the race, and drive through the night.

“We train as a team, but race as individuals,” Sauvageau says.

They all place separately, there is no placement system for the schools in general.

“The team as a whole competed well, it was not nearly as stressful as expected.” says Sauvageau, “and it definitely pulled the team closer together.”

Two boys competed especially well, Zachary and Bronson Winter. They made it to nationals, with Bronson placing 31st and Zachary 34th.

“In my opinion, it’s the closest knit team at Fremont.” Sauvageau says.

Next year, Savageau is hoping to improve on times, rankings, and getting more people to compete. Anyone can compete, as long as they’re a highschool student.

The team also needs to work on staying motivated in the time between the end of cross country and the Footlocker race.

Sauvageau looks forward to the next Footlocker 5k, “…but we definitely need more recruits!”

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Winter Guard warming up

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The Color Guard moves indoors to keep competing through the cold season.

 

As the weather gets colder, many sports come to a close, but one team doesn’t give up. The Winter Guard sticks to their strict routine, moving indoors isn’t going to stop them.

Winter Guard isn’t the same thing as Color Guard. Color Guard is in the summer and they mainly perform with the marching band.

“There are no instruments [in Winter Guard],” said Teegan Bojanower, captain of Winter Guard.

Many students do not know what Winter Guard really is.

“[Winter Guard is] spinning flags with your family,” said Bojanower. The group teases and laughs with each other while performing their routines during flex and after school.

It’s not only laughs, though. The group spends multiple hours training and throwing flags. This often results in  “getting hit in the face [with the flags],” said Shelby Schulutter, a captain of Winter Guard.

This is the first Fremont competitive Winter Guard,” said Bojanower. The competitions are mainly held on Saturdays, where they travel to other areas and compete with other schools.

It’s not just for girls, either. “Guys are welcome, too,” said the captains.

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Red Bull Rampage

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The history and what goes on at Red Bull Rampage.

Up until 16 years ago, the small, dry, hot town of Virgin, Utah wasn’t known for much. Now, at the end of every October, one of the biggest and most treacherous downhill mountain bike competitions in the world takes place.

To see this spectacle, viewers must buy tickets. Then, hike a few miles in from the parking lot to the mountain side. No off road vehicles are allowed which makes for a long hot walk but the effort is rewarded with the greatest extreme sport that people see in person.

For the 2017 competition, a whole new ridgeline was added. At this invite-only event, the 20 best mountain bikers from around the world traverse down the red rock mountains for the chance to be crowned this year’s champion. Before the event takes place, the rider and two people get three days strictly for building lines so no biker will take the same line down  the hill.

To land a place on the podium, and take home the grand prize of $8,000, each rider and their run will be rated by four categories: difficulty of line, air amplitude, control, and fluidity.  Kurt Sorge from Canada took the number one spot for the third time. Riders Cam Zink taking second and Utah’s own Ethan Nell taking third. Then Antoine Bizet won the people’s choice award with a stellar run where he stomped a double backflip.

Now that this year has concluded,  everyone is already looking forward to a new year and new exciting season of mountain biking.

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All about that Ace

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Volleyball team playing to win

Girls Volleyball has been doing great so far this season. The girls have been practicing hard and it’s paying off.

“We are currently in 2nd place in Region,” said senior Berkley Larsen. “We are looking good to finish out the rest of the season strong, with a good seed in State.”

Counting tournaments and regular season games, they have won 15 and lost 7.

”I love when someone does something really good and we are all excited for them,” said Larsen. “The bench is jumping up and the people down on the court are screaming.”

There are six on the court at a time, the outside hitter, right side hitter, opposite hitter, setter middle blocker, and the libero. They start off with a coin toss to decide who start off with the ball. The winning team has to win best 3 of 5 games. You have to score 25 points and be 2 points ahead to win.

State games will be November 2 and 4 at Utah Valley University.

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Shredding the wake

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Maggie Phipps winning it all as the champion in women Am Wakesurf Competition

Sophomore Maggie Phipps is the champion of World’s Wakesurf Association. As a 15-year-old, Phipps is more accomplished than most adults.

Rocky Mountain Wakesurf competition was a big success this year. This competition was a World Gold Tour stop for 2017. It’s a national tournament for wakesurfing and it’s a very big competition for these women, because this is how they become pros at this sport.

“I competed in the Women’s Am surf division,” said Phipps. “I took first out of fifteen other competitors in the competition.”

Phipps is doing very good in her competitions. She is 12th in the world and 4th in the nation for women’s surf over all.

“At these competitions there is a surf or skim style division,” Phipps said. “The competitors are given two 30 second runs to throw down as many tricks as they can so the first day they have there first run which is 30 seconds and the next day is another 30 second run and your total seconds is 60 seconds,”

When a competitor falls they don’t get docked for their falls but has three chances to get up per run.

“The competitors are judged on intensity, style, trick consistency, variety, and trick difficulty,” said Phipps.

This competition is a two day event. The competitors get scored separately on those days and then the competitors have your total score from both days added together. On day one, Phipps got a score of 80. On her second day, she had a score of 100 and her total was 180/200.

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From bunny hills to black diamonds

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An overview of the snowboard and ski club and how to join.

As Winter approaches winter clubs are being organized, one of those being the Ski and Snowboard club. Mr. Erisoty, the shop teacher, is the founder and adviser of the club.

The sign up for this class is only $20, and the money goes toward the club t-shirts and trips. Members get a school excused absence to go to a ski resort where they will take a basic avalanche class to help better their knowledge about mountain safety.

During the season the club really focuses on getting out and doing what the club was made for.

“We do one [trip] a month and it’s usually on Saturdays,” said club advisor Mr. Erisoty. “But administration for the past 23 years has given us a day off and we go in the middle of week on a non holiday week so there is no one on the mountains.”

Having an empty resort really helps students get through a class quickly with no interruption. This also gives the full experience that students are looking for when slashing through the snow. It makes for no lines and plenty of room to try new things. The club has no restrictions on experience, they take everyone from new skiers/snowboarders and to the most experienced.

For more information or questions talk to Mr. Erisoty in room A-110.

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Volleyball girls hungry for a win

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Volleyball team looking to win next region game after hard losses.

School has started, which means sports have also begun. Of those, the girls volleyball team started their season two weeks ago. The team had two preseason games this past week which were both hard fought but had rocky endings. They first played Bingham, and then Bountiful later that week. During both games they came out a little slow but picked up the pace in the last sets.

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Fremont v. Weber Game

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Thursday night we played our biggest rival — Weber. We started out strong in the first two quarters, but Weber made a comeback in the final two quarters, ending the game with an interception and winning the game 28-20.

Next week we host Clearfield, so get out to the game and support the football team!

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Come run to Chick-Fil-A

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The Cross Country Team will be holding a fundraiser at the Chick-Fil-A in Ogden on 12th Street.

It will be held on October 2nd from 5:00-9:00 pm. To contribute to the fundraiser, say you are there to support Fremont’s Cross Country Team. The Cross Country Team will receive 15% from all purchases.

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