b'N O T E SF R O MU PT O PIincluded basic horsemanship and somethe barrel race had a successful week-have genuinely enjoyed my first year back at Orme. The past twelvecattle work. Both students and horsesend as well. Eco Martinson brought months included a few challenges,performed well. home the Youth 4D State Championship. but the school year ended on a very pos- Finally, the weather improved and theRiley Triebel brought home the Youth 2D itive note and Summer Camp seasoncountryside started drying out in time forReserve Championship and Peyton AT H L E T I C S was a great experience. Fall 2018 includ- a Horseback Caravan experience. WeCalmes brought home the Youth 2D ed a weekend trip to Payson for a highcamped Up Top for a couple of nightsoverall Top 5. school Rodeo. I took three students, oneand rode out over more of the OrmeThe entire Horsemanship Team compet-of whom competed in the rodeo whileRanch during the day. Three members ofed in the Verde Valley Fair Rodeo the fol-We are extremely proud of the progress we have made in the Athletic Department in 2018-2019. Across allthe other two observed, shopped, andour Caravan were busy at a local barrellowing week. Peyton Calmes won the sports, Orme was one of the most successful, winning athletic programs in CAA Division 1. The 2019 seniorjust took in all the sights and sounds ofracing competition so they didnt join usBarrel Race, Riley Triebel won the Pole class graduated as one of the most athletically successful classes in several years. Many of our student- a busy rodeo. We camped at the rodeoon our day rides or our spectacular rideBending, and McKay Torgerson came in grounds and went into Payson forover to theU.S. Forest Service Syca- 3rd in Goat Tying (his first competition athletes received All-State and State Champion Honors. Two Orme student-athletes, Cenk Esinduy andmeals. We also took in a local westernmore Cabin, east of Dugas. While theever).Tugkan Atay, signed college athletic scholarships, and we hope to see that number grow in the coming years. wear store and a western antique store. barrel racers were having fun competingThere was a Ranch Riding Competition Meanwhile, back home, our team of flagin the Verde Valley, the remaining sixheld at a local horse facility, Horsebreak-Football: 4-2 overall record, made the state playoffs. Senior Blaize Gegelman named 1st Team All-State Offensive Line presentation riders did a fine job at allstudents plus teacher, Sheryl Good- ers Unlimited, the weekend before grad-our home football games. I consider thatspeed, and I rode the eight miles over touation and one student competed there. Cross-Country: 6 athletes qualified for the State Meet. Senior Andrea Cherchi won the CAAone of Ormes exciting and unique tradi- the Sycamore Cabin and camped on theNo ribbons or trophies, but we had fun.State Championship for the second year in a row. tions. property there for two nights. The ladiesIf youre ever visiting Orme, please drop With the unusual amount of rain andstayed in the cabin and the boysby Up Top and say Howdy!Girls Basketball: 8-5 overall record, made the state playoffs. 8th grader Yasmine Bernal ledsnow this past winter, many competi- camped outside in tents. We were able CAA Division 1 in scoring with 23.1 points per game. tions around the state were cancelled,to have a campfire at night, which ofJoel Eliotbut our winter activity riders kept ridingcourse is a traditional Orme CampingDirector of HorsemanshipBoys Basketball: 12-4 overall record, won the CAA North Region Championship for theand improving their skills here at home.experience. Smores, story telling, and a second year in a row. Advanced to CAA Final 4. Seniors Sam Strout and Cenk EsinduyFive students attended a Paul Dietzlittle singing all made for fun nights. We named 1st Team All-Region. Junior Marco Orduno named 1st Team All-Region. JuniorHorsemanship Clinic in December. Therode back to Orme after our two night Winter Fagerberg named All-Region Honorable Mention. Austin Hudson named CAA Northclinic was held at Pauls facility in Riostay, and except for a few raindrops the Region Coach of the Year. Senior Cenk Esinduy named CAA North Region Player of theVerde, outside of Scottsdale. The clinicweather cooperated for us. The riders in Year. Cenk also named 1st Team All-State, and signed basketball scholarship to play at Benedictine University in Mesa.Baseball: First team at Orme in ten years, finished with a 6-4 overall record.Softball: 11-3 overall record, made the state playoffs. 8th grader Yasmine Bernal led CAA in strikeouts with 124 on the season. Sophomore catcher, Trinity Zuniga, named 1st Team All-State.Tennis: Winter Fagerberg and Andrea Cherchi CAA Doubles State Champions. Andrea Cherchi Mens Individual State Champion for the second year in a row.Soccer: 8-1 overall record, CAA North Region Champions for the second year in a row. Senior goalie Tugkan Atay signed academic and athletic scholarship to play at Benedictine University in Mesa.Track: 4 athletes qualified for state meet. Senior Andrea Cherchi broke state record in 1 mile run, earning a Silver medal with a time of 4:49. Sophomore Greatness Ojum won the Gold medal in Womens Shotput for the second year in a row with a distance of 31 feet 4 inches.50 THE ORME SCHOOL BULLETIN 2019 51'