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MLB season brings misery to Transcript newsroom

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

MLB season brings misery to Transcript newsroom

As one would expect, being a sports writer means being a die-hard sports fan. To nobody’s surprise, that fandom extends to Major League Baseball. But for people who are supposed to be in tune with what makes...

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High school softball season heads for the home stretch

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

High school softball season heads for the home stretch

It’s time to separate the contenders from the pretenders. Count the Tooele, Stansbury and Grantsville softball teams among those unafraid to step up to the plate and show what they’ve got. Tooele is set to play seven...

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Kobe Bryant drops 60, but Jazz season already spoiled by losses

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Kobe Bryant drops 60, but Jazz season already spoiled by losses

After a season fraught with inconsistency, the Utah Jazz finished the 2015-16 regular season on the outside of the NBA playoff picture looking in. And they have nobody to blame but themselves. It would be all too...

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After that extra-innings game, it’s going to be a long season

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

After that extra-innings game, it’s going to be a long season

It’s no secret to any regular readers of my blog-style columns that appear in various editions of the Tooele Transcript Bulletin that my wife and I are fans of two different Major League Baseball teams, the Atlanta...

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Strength of schedule is vital during the pre-region seasons

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Strength of schedule is vital during the pre-region seasons

Let it never be said that Tooele County doesn’t take its high school softball and baseball seriously. Take the local schools’ preseason schedules, for example. Sure, Tooele, Stansbury and Grantsville could fatten up on an assortment of...

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County teams need to use trip south as bonding time on and off the fields

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

County teams need to use trip south as bonding time on and off the fields

There is no such thing as “easing into it” when it comes to the beginning of the spring sports season. Unlike football season, which puts its players through a whole summer filled with seven-on-seven drills and the...

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Come on Mother Nature, let’s continue this cooperation

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Come on Mother Nature, let’s continue this cooperation

Spring sports have kind of a crapshoot in Northern Utah when it comes to whether or not they’ll actually get to compete. Or maybe I should have spelled that W-E-A-T-H-E-R. Monday morning, I was shocked and irritated...

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Rural Utah needs to know racism in never OK

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Rural Utah needs to know racism in never OK

A memorable winter sports season has come to a close with the crowning of champions in wrestling and boys and girls basketball. For a group of boys from Summit Academy, what should have been a shining moment appears...

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Ties in Spring Training are proof these games are fake

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Ties in Spring Training are proof these games are fake

Recently I heard someone describe Spring Training as “real/fake” games. Nothing embodies that quite so much as the Atlanta Braves and Baltimore Orioles playing in Florida to a 4-4 tie on the opening day of Spring Training....

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Jazz must find consistency — and quickly

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Jazz must find consistency — and quickly

Too often this season, it has been one step forward, two steps back for the Utah Jazz. After a hard-fought win over the Houston Rockets a week ago, the Jazz were crushed by San Antonio. There’s no...

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