Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 1, 2018
Tooele County Drill Teams 2018

The 2017-18 Tooele County drill teams entertained and dazzled with halftime performances during football and basketball seasons, as well as earning two spots to compete at state competition this weekend at Utah Valley University in Orem — the culmination of a season of hard work and early practices.

The Grantsville Larrietts competed at South Summit High School in Kamas in the Class 3A Region 13 competition. The Larrietts earned fourth place, and will compete in the Class 3A semifinals on Friday, performing at 11 a.m. with their military routine, 12:32 p.m. with the dance routine and finally at 1:56 p.m. with the character routine.

The Tooele ShaRonns took fourth place overall at the Class 4A Region 11 competition held at Bonneville High School. The ShaRonns also earned a spot in the 4A state competition, taking the floor at Utah Valley University at 5:10 p.m. with their military dance, 6:14 p.m. with their dance and 7:28 p.m. with their character performance.

The Stansbury Stallionettes earned the top drill down spots in the Class 4A Region 11 competition, as Lauren Kimberling took first place and Sydney Wilson took second. Another Tooele County representative, Kaitlyn Asay of the Tooele High ShaRonns, brought home third place in the drill down competition.

Francie Aufdemorte

Photo Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Francie Aufdemorte is photo editor for the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. A Tooele County native, she graduated from Tooele High School in 1989, and with a degree in English from the University of Utah in 2001. She next studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in 2005, from which she earned a certificate of completion. Her ties to community journalism begin in 2005 when she worked for the Magna Times for two years, handling everything from classified advertising to editing and proofing news stories. While there she also created and maintained a new website for the newspaper. In 2007, she opened a Salt Lake-based studio called Book Cliff Photography. As principle photographer, she worked both editorial and commercial assignments, including portraiture and weddings. As photo editor, Aufdemorte photographs news, features, sports and advertising for the Transcript-Bulletin and supplemental publications, while also managing and assigning the newspaper’s freelance photographers.

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