Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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Another spring season begins — rain, snow and/or shine

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Another spring season begins — rain, snow and/or shine

I love this time of year — if you don’t count the days that make me hate it. Days like Monday? Perfect. Temperatures in the 60s made standing on the sideline at Stansbury’s boys soccer game against Hurricane...

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All-County selections are difficult

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

All-County selections are difficult

As is the case with any job, there are elements of my chosen profession that I like an awful lot, and parts that I think are just plain awful. Getting paid to watch sports? An obvious perk....

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Junior college signings are a symbol of Vera’s success with Grantsville

The Grantsville girls basketball program has come a long way. Before head coach Megan Vera took the helm for her first season, the Cowboys had a perfectly awful season, losing all 22 games. When Vera got her...

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No playoff experience won’t be an issue now

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

No playoff experience won’t be an issue now

It’s not exactly easy playing in a college arena if you’ve never done it before. Watching the two Grantsville games Thursday and Friday against Morgan and Cedar, it was obvious which teams had tournament experience. Even easier...

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Utah needs something better than the 16-team tournament

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Utah needs something better than the 16-team tournament

When Utah’s sixth classification goes into effect at the start of the 2017-18 school year, the already inflated number of state trophies given will grow even higher. The Utah High School Athletics Administration gives out five basketball...

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SHS boys basketball turning the corner

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

SHS boys basketball turning the corner

For Stansbury High School’s entire history, the boys basketball program has fought an uphill battle, struggling to win games while the school’s other boys athletics programs thrived. The Stallions have rarely been a threat on the hardwood....

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GHS boys and girls wrap up 8-0 runs

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

GHS boys and girls wrap up 8-0 runs

I’m not sure when the last time the Grantsville boys and girls basketball teams finished the region season with perfect records in the same year. I’m not sure if it’s ever happened, to be honest. But with...

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Stansbury-Tooele dual may be winter’s biggest event

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Stansbury-Tooele dual may be winter’s biggest event

Wrestling duals never draw the crowds that, say, a high-stakes rivalry basketball game might. In the case of Thursday night’s matchup between Stansbury and Tooele, perhaps they should. It’s not so much that Stansbury and Tooele are...

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Region action is the high school basketball season’s main course

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Region action is the high school basketball season’s main course

I was trying to come up with a way to describe what it’s like covering high school basketball while spending time with family over the Christmas holiday, and it turns out the perfect comparison was right in front...

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You get a TD, and you get a TD, and everyone gets a TD

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

You get a TD, and you get a TD, and everyone gets a TD

That’s why I love college football. Yes, I’m talking about Southern California’s 52-49 win over Penn State on Monday, in which the Trojans held a two-score lead in the first half, then came back from a two-point...

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