by Naabaahii Tsosie
On the 24th of March the Mountain View Bruins beat Alta. The Bruins went up against Alta in their first region game and came out victorious with a score of 8-4. During the first inning the Bruins defense was doing very well and were able to hold off Alta from scoring. At the bottom of the first the Bruins were able to get one run. During the second inning the Bruins were unable to stop Alta, and Alta scored two runs. The Bruins responded with another run. Into the third both teams scored another run. Then during the fourth inning Alta scored and were able to stop the Bruins from getting a run. In the fifth inning Mountain View scored one run, and Alta did not score. After the fifth inning, the Bruins started to hit, with hits from Caleb Moore, Riley Sinema, and TJ Crosset. The Bruins scored 4 runs to seal the game. In the seventh inning, Alta was unable to score. The Bruins are looking good for the region and are ready to compete. The next game is against the Provo Bulldogs, April 1st.
by Josh Lindorf
The Bruins came out strong in the opening game of region play, taking home a 3-1 victory over rival high school, Orem High. The tigers scored in the early minutes of the first half, but the Bruins remained undaunted and Elder Aguayo sent one deep into the back of the net to tie the score 1-1. Within the next few minutes, Ben Ortiz was knocked down and Cris Zamorano scored the penalty shot. As the second half came around, play got physical and Orem made attempts to tie the score resulting in Mountain View counterattacks. Strong defensive play from Mountain View did result in a few yellow cards and an increased intense atmosphere. Jackson Mcbride scored the third and final goal of the game to clinch the win for the Bruins. Defeating Orem was a thrill for the team and the fans.
by Naabaahii Tsosie
Mountain View baseball went to Saint George tournament and had a record of 1-3. The win was against East high. During the first game Mountain View game a hard fight against Springville, but were unable to get the win. To start the game pitcher Nate Bingham was struggling during the first three innings. Then reliever Naabaahii Tsosie went into the game, and was able to finish. The second game was against East high. To start this game pitcher Caleb Moore was able to pitch an entire game. With hits from the entire team Mountain View came out with a win. The third game was against Juan Diego. Mountain View was unable to win this game. Brigham Bateman was the starting pitcher in this game. The fourth game was against Dixie high school. Mountain View was unable to beat the Dixie. Pitchers Caleb Moore and Brigham Bateman were awarded the all star players of the tournament. because of their amazing performances pitching and hitting. The Bruins are improving and have high hopes of going to the state playoffs. The next game is the 24th of March against Alta.
by Emi Cano and Josh Lindorf
Mountain View exceeded expectations making it to quarterfinals in the state championships and ending the season at 12-12. They were expected to go last in region. The Bruins played great in pre-region games and were excited to face the 2015-2016 season. Their first region game was a tough one against Timpview high school, MV never gave up but had their first loss in region play. Coach Groves and his team had a rough patch and lost their first 5 region games. The Bruins fought tough those games but couldn’t manage to pull off the wins. MV played a good Provo team and played hard to get their first region game. The next two games were close and even went on to overtime with Corner Canyon but loss by a last second three. Mountain View had a fire in them and went on to beat Orem, Timpanogos, and Alta. Those games were crucial to the Bruin’s post season. MV had to play a “play-in-game” in order to compete in the state play-offs. Timpanogos was in the same situation. Both teams were 1-1 against each other. Mountain View was on a fire win streak and weren’t looking to stop. Brigham Bateman lead the Bruins to a huge win leading to the state play-offs. Maple Mountain came off their region championship and looking to go far in state with their number one seed. MV played harder than ever and came up with a win as the underdog. Next stop was the Highland Rams at The U. Every player played great but had a tough loss. This has been a great season for Mountain View, especially as Coach Groves as a first year head coach. Mountain View as whole is so excited to see what’s to come this upcoming season
These are some thoughts on the 2015-2016 season by a couple of players:
“This season was a very memorable one. Starting region 0-5 and making an unforgettable run to the playoffs was definitely the highlight of our season. We really came together as a band of brothers and put together some good chemistry on and off the court.” Todd Goodman
“As a senior this year we started region not playing Bruin basketball. Before we played Provo High at home the coaches pulled us together and we had a nice talk on what we need to do to change the way we play to win. It worked and we ended a great season making it to the quarterfinals at state!” Brigham Bateman
by Josh LIndorf
Kade Hernandez is a Junior at Mountain View and plays on the boys varsity soccer team. He has played varsity since he was a freshman. Kade has been kicking soccer balls since he was 3 years old and has played for the Utah Rangers Football Club team for 5 years now. He has participated in the Olympic Development Soccer Program as well, and has also played for Team Utah, with 18 of Utah’s most elite soccer players. Kade says, “Playing soccer is exhilarating and is a feeling like no other.” Kade works at Savory & Sweet as a server, and also likes to play basketball in his free time. Kade is very excited for region play to begin against Orem today.
On Friday March 11th the Mountain View Bruins lost to the Springville Devils 8-1. The Bruins started out pitching with Brigham Bateman. Brigham during the first inning made it out scoreless. And with bases loaded two outs Brigham got a ground ball to end the inning. The Bruins were unable to get a base hit the first inning. Second inning the Bruins began to fall behind with two walks in the inning the Devil’s got two runs in the inning. The Bruins were unable to respond with the end of their lineup. Relief pitcher, Nate Bingham, came into the game. Third inning was scoreless. Fourth inning the Bruins fell behind, and the Devil’s we're not letting up. Springville Devils scored three more runs. Fifth inning the Devil’s did not stop scoring with hits and walks Springville scored two more runs. Mountain View Bruins were still not able to hit the ball and were scoreless during the fifth inning. The Devil’s scored one more run. The Bruins finally responded with a few hits and were able to score one point during the sixth inning. In the Seventh inning the Bruins played hard, and were able to stop the Devil’s from scoring. The Bruins were held off by the end and did not score. The Bruins take this loss and use it for their advantage learning now they have a score of 1-1. Bruin Baseball team is looking good this year. The next game will be at the Sunshine Tournament on March 18th and 19th.
by Naabaahii Tsosie
Dexter Chandler is a senior this year. He plays baseball on the Mountain View Varsity team. On the team, Dexter plays outfield. This is Dexters 4th year playing baseball. He loves baseball, and this year plans to make an ESPN type play. His team expectations are to make it to the state playoffs this year. Some of his hobbies are to play baseball, draw, and hang out with friends. His favorite food is a good pepperoni pizza. His favorite class this year is jewelry. He has a high school spirit and loves being a Bruin. Dexter said “ People should come to any game and support the team. We are looking pretty good this year”. The next home game for the Bruins is Friday March 11th against springville. So follow Dexters lead and Bruins show up!
by Jacob Cheever
by Joshua Lindorf
At Mountain View, there are many athletes who make teams with their friends and participate in the Orem City Rec basketball league. One of these teams is the Lit Chilis. The players on the Lit Chilis are: Josh Lindorf, Emi Cano, Caleb Horton, Kade Hernandez, Preston Madsen, Quintin Ward, Fui Kalaniuvalu, Elias Lartey, and Jacob Bailey. This team consists of MVHS soccer players, football players, and former basketball players. The Lit Chilis had a rough start to the season, losing six of seven regular season games. Playoffs began, and the Chilis had high hopes of being a “cinderella” team. The playoffs were double elimination, and the Chilis lost their first game to another team of Mountain View students, Wizards of the Demon Sword. In their next playoff game, they were able to make a high percentage of their shots which lead them to a victory. As the third game of the playoffs started, the Lit Chilis came out strong offensively, but had a tough time in the paint getting rebounds. The Lit Chilis were down by two at halftime, and in the second half they came out playing as team, scoring a quick eight points to start the half. A player from the opposing team then dropped two treys to tie the score. Foul trouble caused the Lit Chilis to fall behind the opposing team. In the final minutes, the Lit Chilis could not make a comeback. They had a fun and awesome season and look forward to next year.