The month of April has some fantastic family friendly astronomical events Moabites can use to pass the time and keep those pesky pandemic fears in check.
March 19 was the first day of spring, and these photographs show that it arrived on schedule. With the COVID-19 virus resulting in a near-total shutdown of American towns and cities, including Moab, people home from work took advantage by working in yards, cleaning out garages and generally preparing for warmer temperatures. Daffodils and apricots are all in flower.
Baseball player Ethan Holland gets a hit. The Red Devils baseball team beat the Dolores Bears 14-4 in five innings on Tuesday, March 10, in Moab. The junior varsity squad won 11-6. The game was among the last for any Red Devil extracurricular activities for the foreseeable future as Utah schools close until at least March 30.
The Red Devil softball team kicked off the season with a 21-0 win against the Richfield Wildcats on Tuesday, March 10, in Moab. Grand picked up seven runs in the first inning, 14 in the second and the game was halted in the third inning due to the lopsided score.
Jameson Hawks shows some fancy footwork in a preseason scrimmage. Hawks picked up his first goal of the season against the Carbon Dinos, a 3-2 victory earned March 10 at Carbon High. Arthur Hawks and Rayce Walling also scored a goal in what will be the last soccer match for the foreseeable future.
The Grand County baseball and softball teams conducted a co-ed session on Wednesday, March 4, on the school’s softball field. The boys and girls held friendly fielding competitions to improve their skills in offense and defense — and what would a relaxed competition be without a homerun derby?
The Lady Red Devils hosted the Moab Invitational, the second golf tournament of the season and the young took fourth place out of six regional schools with a best of four team score of 487 on Monday, March 9, at the Moab Golf Course.
The Grand County High School boys soccer team kicked off the spring sports season by blanking the San Juan Broncos 8-0 on Wednesday, March 4, in Blanding.
The Grand County boys varsity baseball team dropped the first two games of the season, falling 1-7 to the Delta Rabbits Friday, March 6 and 6-12 to the Millard Eagles Saturday, March 7.
The Delicate Arch Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 24 new members on Tuesday, March 3, at Grand County High School. The inductees represent the pillars of the National Honor Society’s philosophy of scholarship, character, leadership and service. They are: Zoe Campbell, Jack Charlton, Ebony Contreras, James Cook, Tanner Crane, Conor Duniway, Macray Ellis, Abigail Estenson, Chessadie Garfield, Raelyne Harrison, Kyla Jackman, Mickey Kinyon, Jacob Knight, Owen Linares, Brittany Lloyd, Zane Maher-Young, Grace Mascaro, Brendan Moore, Madison Munger, Kaistin Oliver, Hallie Packard, Paige Shumway, Jaden Stocks, and McKenna Thornburg.
The girls softball team went deep into the playoffs last year and coach Brook Shumway is confident the Red Devils will work hard and have a good 2020 season.
The Red Devils tennis team lost half of its members to graduation last year, but no worries. Coach Skylar Johnson mustered an eclectic group of 11 guys eagerly willing to step up.