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"Headliner Athletes of the Week" April 20-26, 2020

BEAR RIVER HIGH - April 20, 2020

Macy Newman

Macy Newman, like all members of the Bear River girls’ golf team this year, only had four days of competition on the golf course before the Utah High School Activities Association and all Utah public schools closed for the 2019-20 school year in an effort to prevent further spreading of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

In the Bears’ first region tournament at Remuda Golf Course in Farmington on March 9, Macy shot a 45. She helped the Bear River team take first in that tournament.

On March 12-14, the Bears took off for warmer weather in southern Utah but only got two days to compete. Bear River High took first in that tournament, their last of the season.

At Sky Mountain Golf Course in Hurricane on March 12, she shot a 47. On March 14, at Green Springs Golf Course in Washington Macy shot a 47.

“Macy has been such a huge part of our team these past four years. She was one of the top players in region last year and had a great state tournament. She played amazingly in our only tournaments we played this year,” said Bear River High head girls’ golf coach Jim Thomas.

“She’s been a team captain for two years and is such a great leader. I know she will accomplish whatever she sets her mind to. So proud of Macy. She has left her mark on the Bear River High golf program,” Thomas added.

Macy is a senior at Bear River High and is the daughter of Shane and Angie Newman of Bothwell.

Tanner Orton

Tanner Orton, a four-year member of the Bear River High baseball team, only got to play six games his senior year before all Utah High School Activities Association sports and all Utah public schools were cancelled for the rest of the school season to help prevent further spreading of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

In those early spring games, Tanner had a double against Pocatello on March 13. Earlier in the month Tanner had a double and a triple against Payson High on March 5.

“T.O. has been a huge contributor to our program over the past four years. All of the things T.O. does doesn’t always end up in the stat column, but his leadership and worth ethic this year really helped a very young team grow up in a hurry,” said Bear River High head baseball coach Don Hawes.

“He had some big hits for us on this shortened season with a couple of triples and a double,” Hawes added.

Tanner is a senior at Bear River High and is the son of Joe and Tori Orton

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