Falcon fans lose a legacy of Moore-Moore-Moore

May 6 2013 - 11:12pm

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Dylan, Shay and Kyler Moore
Dylan, Shay and Kyler Moore

Family legacies are often established at schools, at any level of education.

Most of the time, these legacies play out over a few years or even a few decades.

However, Clearfield High School has one legacy currently being finished all at once, with lightning getting caught in a bottle with the Moore family, featuring father Steve -- the school's track and field coach -- and senior triplets Dylan, Kyler and Shay.

For Steve Moore, finding out his former wife Angie was pregnant with triplets left him overwhelmed with worries and fears.

"I fainted in the doctor's office -- I had to sit down and do the bag," said Steve Moore, who also has two older children.

"I was just starting back to school to finish up my degree, and had just started volunteer coaching at Fremont. Financially, everything is running through your head, because everything is tripled up, so it was an intense thing."

Indeed, the Moore family changed forever on the day of the triplets' births, and the issues continue to this day.

However, for all of the potential issues that can arise from having three children all at the same time, the blessings and joys generally overwhelm the negatives.

"It is fun most of the time," said Kyler Moore, who plans next year on running track for the University of La Verne in Southern California. "I always have someone to throw the baseball to, or play basketball with. Some days, we really have fun, and others, we just want to kill each other, so it depends on the day."

Indeed, the families' roles are the same as any other, with similar, yet entirely different pros-and-cons. Dylan and Kyler are the stereotypical representation of brothers -- they fight, play gritty pick-up basketball games, and compete in all-night video game tournaments. Shay, the only girl, is kind and sweet yet as fiercely competitive as her brothers.

However, Shay is also the one the brothers can turn to for emotional support, and Dylan, who plans on playing college baseball in Montana after high school, credits that as one of his sister's greatest attributes.

"We have pretty deep talks," said Dylan Moore. "We talk about life a lot, and it's always nice to have someone to talk to like that, that's not your parents."

Obviously, being triplets, the similarities are too numerous to mention, but the kids are entirely different in their attitudes and demeanors. Dylan is social, and a ladies man; Kyler is more subdued and more of a homebody; and Shay is a mix between the two.

And despite the desires of individuals wanting to break away from the other two siblings to avoid overwhelming similarity, it seems the threesome is truly most comfortable when they are experiencing the same things.

Case in point: Shay attended Weber High School for one year of high school, while Dylan and Kyler followed their father to Clearfield, where Steve teaches and coaches.

However, after one year, Shay decided to rejoin the clan, and after a clearance from the UHSAA, rejoined her family as a Clearfield Falcon.

Certainly, one of those many common threads amongst the Moore family is their love for Clearfield.

"I love the people here at Clearfield," said Shay Moore, who will go to college in Dallas to be closer to an older sister. "Here, everyone is a big family -- the teachers here are great, and everyone treats other people really well."

Leaving the family at Clearfield will be one of the hardest tasks for the Moore triplets, as the world of life after high school begins to unfold, with the three siblings in entirely different parts of the country.

However, Steve Moore is entirely confident in his children, and their ability to succeed in the world that's presented to them.

"I'm very excited because they all have dreams and desires, and they've all set those goals," Steve Moore said. "I'm very proud of what they've decided to do, and the choices they're making are making me a proud father."

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