Tooele at Stansbury soccer
Tooele will travel to Stansbury on Tuesday in an attempt to jump ahead of the Stallions in Region 11 standings. The two teams are tied for fourth place in the region with 2-4 records. The local teams both picked up their second region victories this week against Morgan. Stansbury defeated Morgan 2-0 on Monday at Morgan, and the Buffaloes beat Morgan 4-2 on Wednedsay in Tooele. Four Region 11 teams will make the playoffs. Ogden leads the league with a 7-0 record followed by Ben Lomond at 5-1 and Bear River at 5-2. Morgan sits at 1-5 with Grantsville at 0-6.
GHS defeats THS in tennis
The Cowboys had little trouble with Tooele on a cold Tuesday afternoon on the Buffaloes’ courts. Grantsville defeated Tooele 5-0. Braden Sandberg defeated Julio Aoryare 6-2, 6-4 at first singles, Tyler Colson downed Ivan Gonzales 6-0, 6-0 at second singles, Lane Sutton defeated Kole Carberry 7-5, 6-0. Tanner Elsholz and Devin Orgill downed Abraham Hernandez and Jacob Nielson 6-2, 6-2 at first doubles. Jacob May and Dalline Dalton defeated Jackson Nielson and Jacob Vanderwerken at second doubles 6-0, 6-0.
The All-Star Hoop Camp at Tooele High School will be held June 3-6. The camp will be hosted by the Tooele High School varsity basketball staff and varsity players. The camp is geared to help players master the fundamentals that make a great player. The camp will feature ball handling, passing, defense, guard play, post play, communication, rebounding, team concepts and shooting. Each participant will receive a camp T-shirt. Boys entering grades ninth through 12th will play from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.; boys entering grades second to fifth will play from 10 a.m. to noon; and boys entering grades sixth to eighth will play from noon to 2 p.m. For more information contact THS head coach Shawn Faux (801) 921-9205. Camp fee is $60 payable at the THS finance office or by phone at (435) 833-1978.
The Tooele County Friends of NRA will hold their annual banquet and auction on April 19 at the Eagle’s Nest. Doors open at 5 p.m. Pre-event drawing tickets and gun table packages are available. Prime rib dinner will be served. Drawings, games, silent and live auctions raise funds to support national, state and local shooting sports and firearm safety programs. To purchase tickets in advance, contact Patty Bullock at 435-840-0760, Michael Harrison at (801) 448-2549 or David Gumucio at 435-830-3337. You may also purchase tickets online at www.friendsofnra.org. We encourage advanced ticket purchase as seating is limited.
The Utah Jazz are one game behind the Los Angeles Lakers in the quest to finish eighth in the Western Conference to reach the first round of the NBA playoffs. The Jazz (41-38) host Minnesota (29-49) Friday and finish the regular season with a game at Minnesota Monday and a game at Memphis (53-25) on Wednesday. The Lakers close out the season at home with games against Golden State (45-33) Friday, San Antonio (57-21) Sunday and Houston (44-34) Wednesday.
Colorful flowers and warmer weather aren’t the only signs spring is here — So are mountain goats at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon. The public can see and learn more about the goats at a free wildlife-viewing event. The Division of Wildlife Resources will hold the event on Saturday, April 20. Bob Walters, Watchable Wildlife coordinator for the DWR, says April is one of the best months to see the goats. “This event will be a great opportunity to get out and watch their sure-footed antics,” he said. The April 20 event will be held at the Park-and-Ride lot at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon in Salt Lake County. DWR biologists will be at the lot from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To reach the canyon, travel east from Sandy on 9400 South. “You’ll get a front-row look at these agile rock climbers using spotting scopes and binoculars that we’ll provide,” Walters said. “You can also pick up a poster and a card that will teach you more about mountain goats. And we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.” For more information, call Walters at 801-209-5326.