From now until February, the gyms of Tooele County will be abuzz most nights with plenty of high school sports action.
Monday marked the official first day of tryouts for high school basketball and wrestling teams, while the area’s swimming teams have been hard at work since October and had their first meets of the 2017-18 season this past weekend.
Grantsville’s swimming team, which will compete in Class 3A this season, opened its season last Friday with a meet at Delta. The Cowboys will compete this coming weekend at the Cedar City Invitational.
Tooele and Stansbury, competing in Class 4A’s Region 11, traveled to Park City for a pre-region meet Saturday. The Buffaloes will be at the Cedar City Invitational, while the Stallions are off until a region meet Nov. 16 at Ben Lomond. Tooele will host Grantsville on Nov. 16.
The local basketball teams began practicing Monday, with their first games of the season looming just a little more than two weeks away.
Tooele and Stansbury are in Class 4A’s Region 11 with Bonneville, Ben Lomond, Ogden, Park City and Juan Diego, while Grantsville will compete in Class 3A’s Region 13 with Morgan, South Summit, Judge Memorial and Summit Academy. The first games of the 2017-18 season are scheduled for Nov. 21, when Tooele’s boys travel to Carbon, Grantsville’s boys are at North Summit, Grantsville’s girls play host to Millard and Stansbury’s girls welcome Skyridge.
Tooele’s girls basketball team opens its season a week later at home against South Summit, with Stansbury’s boys starting their season Nov. 29 at home against Delta.
The Stansbury and Tooele wrestling teams will compete at Davis High’s tournament Nov. 22 — one day before Thanksgiving. Grantsville’s first wrestling match is Nov. 30, when the Cowboys travel to Murray for a dual meet.