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image Former Grantsville High School baseball coaches, and current coach Loren Anderson, were honored after Grantsville’s final region home game Friday against Bear River. From left: Wayne Butler, Larry Harrison, Anderson and Travis McCluskey.

May 6, 2014
GHS honors baseball coaches

Former Grantsville High School baseball coaches were honored Friday after the final region game against Bear River.

Larry Harrison, Bill Mikelson, Cliff Hart, Wayne Butler, Travis McCluskey, and current coach Loren Anderson were honored for developing a strong legacy of baseball success at Grantsville.

The ceremony was held as part of the GHS Centennial Celebration.

Harrison coached from 1966 to 1983 and won 10 division titles, 11 region championships, guided nine teams to the state semifinals and won the state championship in 1976 and 1978.

Mikelson coached at GHS for four years, and successfully guided the baseball team for two years. Hart worked as another successful coach from 1986 to 1989.

Butler guided the team from 1990 to 1999 with the 1997 team claiming a state championship.

McCluskey followed Butler and continued the winning tradition at GHS with strong seasons from 2000 to 2005. The Cowboys won the state title in 2000.

Loren Anderson has guided the Cowboys the past nine years as head coach, and has continued the winning tradition with several region championships and strong finishes in the state tournament.

Grantsville begins state tournament action on Saturday when it hosts either Morgan or Union in the opening round of the 3A State Baseball Championships. The Cowboys also will play a second playoff game on Saturday.

Mark Watson

Sports Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Mark directs all editorial coverage of sports in addition to reporting on a wide range of events from high school football to international racing. He has a wealth of journalism experience, having worked for four other newspapers in the state. Mark grew up in Tooele County and graduated from Grantsville High School and Brigham Young University.

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