Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

November 15, 2016
Eleven county athletes given academic awards


Eleven athletes from Tooele County were named to the Academic All-State lists for their respective fall sports this season.

Grantsville had a pair of tennis players, two volleyball players and a football player; Stansbury had a tennis player, a golfer and two cross-country runners; and Tooele had a pair of tennis players who earned the accolades.

Grantsville’s Carli Christensen played tennis for the Cowboys’ first doubles team and made it to the semifinals with her doubles partner. Christensen helped Grantsville to a fourth-place finish at the tournament.

Grantsville’s Bailie Sandberg played tennis and made it to the second round of the state tournament in first singles, losing to the eventual champion from Ridgeline.

Stansbury’s Molly Johnson played tennis on the Stallions’ second doubles team that made it to the state tournament with a third-place finish at region.

Brelyn Benson and Trista Fackrell played tennis for the Buffaloes, helping Tooele to one of the best finishes in recent history.

Stansbury’s Andrew Gibbons golfed for the Stallion team that finished 12th at the state tournament.

Stansbury’s Mikelle Rogers ran cross-country for the Stallions and finished with a time of 21 minutes, 55.5 seconds at the state championship meet. With her help, Stansbury finished in fifth place.

Stansbury’s Joshua Larson ran cross-country for a Stansbury boys team that finished third at the state championship. Larson finished with a time of 17:34.5 at the Region 10 championship meet.

Grantsville’s Ivy Begay was a setter on the volleyball team along with teammate Breanna Dzierzon, who played middle blocker. Begay had 51 aces this season, while Dzierzon had 126 kills and 29 blocks.

Grantsville’s Bronco Cloward was a lineman for the Cowboy football team, helping the squad to a place in the quarterfinals of the state championship. Grantsville lost to Delta by one in that matchup, and earlier in the season was within two touchdowns of beating eventual state champion Juan Diego on the road.

Tavin Stucki

Community News Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Tavin Stucki is sports editor for the Tooele Transcript Bulletin. Stucki graduated with a journalism degree from Utah State University in 2014, where he worked at The Utah Statesman as staff writer, sports editor, news editor and editor-in-chief, respectively, for four years. Stucki served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Scotland from 2008-10.

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