Volleyball Team has been Spiking it this Year

The Volleyball team is really stepping it up this year with a record of 10-5 overall so far,
compared to their 7-13 overall post-season record last year. They’re looking to take the win against
Syracuse this Tuesday September 17 at Davis High.
After interviewing Keri Morrell on the Volleyball team, we got some good insight about our girls
repping brown and gold. When asked about her thoughts on how this season will be different from last
year she said.
“I think this season will be different because we’ve all been playing together even longer so we
are more in tune with how everyone naturally plays which makes it easier.”
It looks like the team is going to do good this season but there is always room for improvement.
Keri said.
“The team could make improvements on their serves and placements. We’ve been working very
hard at practice to improve.”
So far this year the girls have had a lot of success and have gotten a lot better since try outs.
Curious of who Keri thinks the most valuable players are, we asked what her opinion was. She said,
“It’s difficult to have an MVP when there are so many different positions, our defense is pretty
good compared to most schools, but our best setter would be Madi Rushton along with the best hitters
Katie Corelli and Liv Watts.”
The Volleyball team should be able to make it to the playoffs and make a run at state. Don’t
forget to come support our girls at their next game. #bringthemob

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The Villain of the NFL?

Antonio Brown has absolutely rattled the world of sports. Antonio Brown, once Pittsburg’s star wide receiver, has now joined the NFL’s most hated team. Brown had a falling out with the Steelers organization and requested to “get out of the town.” Brown’s management teams first option was the New England Patriots. The Steelers shut that down quickly due to the fact that the Patriots are in their same division, and because AB couldn’t get to his preferred destination. He then went to the Oakland Raiders.

While in Oakland he was more of a headache than an asset. AB started off the pre-season without being able to play because he had frostbite in both his feet. When he was able to start playing, they wouldn’t let him wear the helmet that he preferred because it wasn’t up to code with the NFL’s standards. He held out for a long time because of the helmet issue and received a lot of criticism for his stance on this because people felt like he was complaining about nothing. When he finally announced that he was going to play, the Raiders organization fined him for his holdout. This was the boiling point for Antonio, and he wanted out.

Antonio Brown had a fight with the GM and said some racial slurs and threatened to fight him. AB consulted a social media specialist to try and get released as fast as possible. AB recorded a phone call he had with John Gruden, where Gruden told him to stop and just play football then it was posted on social media. Brown’s plan worked.

Saturday morning Antonio Brown was released from the Oakland Raiders. Everyone was happy because they wouldn’t have to hear about the, “cry baby” for a while until he became another team’s headache.

At 4:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Antonio Brown shocked the football world and became one of the most hated players in the NFL. He joined the NFL’s most hated team, a complete dynasty, a team that already seemed unstoppable with the likes of Tom Brady, Julian Eddleman, Josh Gordan, And Phillip Dorsett. Antonio Brown is now a Patriot.

The Patriots Started off the season with an absolute dominate performance of the Steelers with a score of 33-3. The patriots looked like they don’t even need Antonio Brown, but with one of the best receivers in the league their offense will be seemingly Unstoppable.

The New England Patriots are the best football franchise ever. They have won two of the last three super bowls while going to all three. They have the best quarterback to ever do it, Tom Brady. He has more rings than the Steelers, who have the second most rings in NFL history after the Patriots.

The Patriots take a lot of criticism for being so good and for taking players who cause other team’s headaches. The culture of the Patriots is very important to them and they wouldn’t let anyone change it. If you don’t mend into the organization, you are gone.

New England is known for taking players who have “problems” and that no one really wants because the are too much of a distraction. Randy moss was one of the best receivers ever but he was really mouthy and no one wanted him. The Patriots got him, and in his first year with them he got 23 touchdowns, his career high.  Just a few years ago the patriots picked up Josh Gordon, he has been one of the best receivers in the game since he joined the league in 2012, but he was a “problem”. He broke the NFL’s substance abuse policy. He was indefinitely suspended by the NFL. After he was reinstated, he was traded to the New England Patriots. He is now back at full strength and is right back where he left off.

Antonio Brown was a Patriot for about three days before being accused of sexual assault. This just adds to what comes with Brown, and the timing of this allegation is very peculiar. Brittney Taylor has accused Brown of sexually harassing her three different times from 2017-18. The question rises why didn’t she come forward at an earlier date? Brown has been a huge name in sports for many years, so why does she come out when there is already a lot of hate around him with all of the team switching drama? Brown has come out and said that these allegations are false, and that he is going to fight the case and countersuit her. Supposedly Brown and Taylor were involved in a consensual relationship and anything that happened was consensual. Taylor is asking for money damages by saying that, she has been too afraid to come forward before now. Brown will not go to jail, even if he is found guilty. The Patriots are still not sure if he is going to play on Sunday against the Dolphins. Bill Belicheck has said,

“They are taking it day by day.”

If any organization can deal with all the crazy drama that comes with Antonio Brown, it is the New England Patriots. They have the most experience out of any organization and have done an amazing job with rehabilitating players and keeping their culture the best in the League.

Is Antonio Brown Guilty? If the Patriots can’t rehabilitate him, then who can?

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How par has the Davis high boys golf team gone this year

This year the boys golf team is looking to add another region championship to the trophy case. Some of the key components will be there top players including Preston Wallace, jack Sargent, McKay cook.

McKay Cook one of the top players on the Davis high school golf team and he had a few things to say about what they could work on going into this year. In reference to their performance Cook said that he leads very well but he doesn’t finish as well as he would want to, he also said the team can work on are there finishes.

When asked about what they execute well and things he likes about playing golf. Cook said:

“The thing I do the best is I can hit the ball pretty dang straight”

Cook went on to say that the team leads very well also. McKay also said that he likes to go and play away more than playing at home because he gets to play on different golf courses.

At the last boys golf game at Syracuse we won, and Jack Sargent played the best. We are still undefeated this season. If you want to watch the next boys golf game, you can catch them Monday the 16th playing against Roy playing at Roy.

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How par has the Davis high boys golf team gone this year

This year the boys golf team is looking to add another region championship to the trophy case. Some of the key components will be there top players including Preston Wallace, jack Sargent, McKay cook.

McKay Cook one of the top players on the Davis high school golf team and he had a few things to say about what they could work on going into this year. In reference to their performance Cook said that he leads very well but he doesn’t finish as well as he would want to, he also said the team can work on are there finishes.

When asked about what they execute well and things he likes about playing golf. Cook said:

“The thing I do the best is I can hit the ball pretty dang straight”

Cook went on to say that the team leads very well also. McKay also said that he likes to go and play away more than playing at home because he gets to play on different golf courses.

At the last boys golf game at Syracuse we won, and Jack Sargent played the best. We are still undefeated this season. If you want to watch the next boys golf game, you can catch them Monday the 16th playing against Roy playing at Roy.

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Peter Stevenson on track to shatter the previous receiving yard record

Peter Stevenson a senior graduating in 2020, is a captain on the 2019 football team. It is anticipated that he will beat the record of receiving yards that was set previously last year by Trey Baggett. The darts have taken on four teams so far this season, Stevenson has 463 yards so far, Baggett had 735 yards for the entire season last year. If Stevenson stays on track keeping his average amount of yards per game, he is going to beat the record.

Stevenson’s has really enjoyed being a senior and a captain this year.  “I really like making an impact on the players.” Stevenson tells reporters. Many of the younger players look up to him as a role model. He loves that atmosphere of being on a football team, being around friends, and FNL. That is what he is going to miss most about playing on the high school football team.

As the Darts take on the Royals this weekend, Stevenson claims that something they could improve on is not letting mistakes get to there head and being able to start of the game stronger. Before the game he will be an encouragement to the team.

When preparing to take on the team on Friday he will prepare for the game in a few ways. He usually gets taped first and then jams out to music. “It helps me not think as much and chill out.” Stevenson says. Right before the game he likes to say a prayer.

After graduation Stevenson plans on serving an LDS mission, then when returning he hopes that he will get to participate and play football at a college level.

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Peter Stevenson on track to shatter the previous receiving yard record

Peter Stevenson a senior graduating in 2020, is a captain on the 2019 football team. It is anticipated that he will beat the record of receiving yards that was set previously last year by Trey Baggett. The darts have taken on four teams so far this season, Stevenson has 463 yards so far, Baggett had 735 yards for the entire season last year. If Stevenson stays on track keeping his average amount of yards per game, he is going to beat the record.

Stevenson’s has really enjoyed being a senior and a captain this year.  “I really like making an impact on the players.” Stevenson tells reporters. Many of the younger players look up to him as a role model. He loves that atmosphere of being on a football team, being around friends, and FNL. That is what he is going to miss most about playing on the high school football team.

As the Darts take on the Royals this weekend, Stevenson claims that something they could improve on is not letting mistakes get to there head and being able to start of the game stronger. Before the game he will be an encouragement to the team.

When preparing to take on the team on Friday he will prepare for the game in a few ways. He usually gets taped first and then jams out to music. “It helps me not think as much and chill out.” Stevenson says. Right before the game he likes to say a prayer.

After graduation Stevenson plans on serving an LDS mission, then when returning he hopes that he will get to participate and play football at a college level.

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Layton Rival Preview

Davis vs Layton the biggest rivalry game of the year! This week’s Football Game on Friday, September 13, against the Layton Lancers, the
biggest rival of the Davis Darts. The game that gets students, parents,
players, and patrons riled up and brings the most school spirit. This week’s
game is a, “white-out,” so bring your school spirit with neon clothes and
glow sticks! Kick-off is at 7:00 p.m. at Layton High School. The first away
game for the Davis Darts and the end of a four-home game streak.
Davis had a great game last week against Clearfield, which resulted in
a defensive shut out with a score of 48-0! The Dart’s Defense set the school
record of five interceptions in a single game as well as, Kyle Roberts, the
wide receiver and defensive back, for the Darts, set a school record of 2
pick-sixes in a single game. During the second half of the game the Varsity
team was able to sit out of the game and were able to allow the JV team to
play the entire second half of the game. This was an awesome opportunity
for the JV players to experience, as part of their season this year. Davis
kicks Region off with a strong 2-0, as they prepare for the Layton Game.
The Lancers have a record of 1-3 overall and the Darts have a record
of 2-2 overall. The Darts are averaging 192 receiving yards with 52 yards on
the ground. They need to improve on their rushing game to ensure a
winning game against the Lancers. Carston Christensen, the running back
and linebacker for the Darts, says, “It’s going to be a tough game and it
won’t be as easy as the last two games, but if we execute we will win.” An
optimistic and encouraging statement from one of the Dart’s phenomenal
players! The season has been full of spirit and energy from both the student
body and the players. Let’s bring this same energy to our game against the
Lancers and add another Win to our season.

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European Life

I recently had the opportunity to go to London and Denmark with my parents. There are a lot of cool things I noticed that are pretty contrary to things we do here in the states.

When we  left the U.S. we stopped in New York because we had a layover. We then had another six and a half hour flight to London. When we got there we were very tired from our flight and our body clocks were off because it was 6:00 in the morning when we got there. But that didn’t stop us from touring the city.

I was amazed at all the architecture because a lot of it was very old and Victorian era buildings. I was also shocked by how clean the city was compared to some of our big cities here in the states. I also noticed this in Copenhagen, Denmark, but even more so. It seemed like they took the time to care for their cities and streets and make sure all of it was clean and welcoming in a sense.

The second thing I noticed was portion sizes with food. They eat a lot less than we do, and it shows. I noticed how there were considerably less obese people. It also seemed like the food all over the place was more clean and healthy. In grocery stores, convenience stores and just anywhere you can get snacks or food, there is way less sugary products and more healthy options.

But most of all it was a great experience to see how different they live than we do. I am serving an LDS mission in Denmark in June, and it made me so much more excited. I truly can’t wait to get back to Denmark.

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To stay hydrated, get a Hydro Flask!

The average person needs to drink 64 ounces of water a day. The most convenient way for people to stay hydrated is carrying a water bottle with them throughout their day. With all the different brands & styles, who’s to know what kind of water bottle a person should get?

Fear not, for Hydro Flasks are easily the best water bottles out there. The classic, sleek design makes for easy personalization. There’s something for everybody with the wide variety of colors & designs. Many people choose to accessorize their Hydro with Flex Boots, different colored caps, & lots of stickers.

Some might argue that Hydro Flask’s biggest competitor, Yeti, makes better water bottles. That’s absolutely incorrect because Hydro Flasks are easier to carry and come in more customization styles.

Junior Robin Nelson says, “I love my Hydro Flask more than my life. It’s my favorite color, & it keeps my water cold. I’m running to dance & even if I have to leave my water in my car, it’s still cold.” She ends with this, a steely glint in her eye really showing how strongly she feels. “I hate hot water.”

Do yourself a favor, & toss out that old excuse of a water bottle & get yourself a Hydro Flask. They’re available at a number of retailers, including Tilly’s at Station Park. Stay hydrated!

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Senior Week: Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament

As the school year winds down, the last week of school is full of activities for the seniors to close out their high school career. One of the most anticipated events is the Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament. The tournament started on Tuesday and the final round is today. The seniors have the opportunity to play volleyball with their friends and have an enjoyable time. The games are being played in the auxiliary gym here at school, because of the weather.

This activity should be very popular among the seniors as many teams have signed up to participate. Margaret Brown, a member of the Ball Slappers had this to say about the tournament:

“Our team has really good chemistry off the court, because we’ve been friends for a long time, so that same chemistry should translate to the volleyball court.”

This tournament is meant to be a fun final activity for seniors, and so far, those have been the results. Those who have participated in the tournament have had nothing but positive things to say about the tournament so far. Jack Rigby thinks that

“it has been fun to get the senior class together for one last activity and volleyball is the perfect activity to do so because everyone can play it”.

The final rounds of the tournament will be played today in the auxiliary gym after school starting at 3 pm.

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