Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

April 16, 2013
Sports Wrap – April 16, 2013

Prep soccer

With the help of three goals from Jara Eshete, the Stansbury soccer team upset Bear River 3-0 in Garland Friday afternoon. The victory is Stansbury’s second in its last three games, and lifts the Stallions to 3-4 in Region 11 standings. Stansbury sits in fourth place in the region one-half game ahead of Tooele at 2-4. Stansbury and Tooele were scheduled to play today at Stansbury. The Buffaloes are still in the chase for the fourth and final playoff spot after defeating Morgan 4-2 on Wednesday. Scoring goals in that match for the Buffaloes were Austin Gonzalez, Branden Eldredge, Isael Lomeli and Jordan Shields. Grantsville is still looking for its first region victory after losing 3-0 to Morgan in Grantsville Friday. The Cowboys are scheduled to play at Tooele this Friday.

Hole in One

Don Smith sank a hole in one Monday at Oquirrh Hills Golf Course. Smith hit the shot on Hole No. 13 from 125 yards away with a pitching wedge. Witnessing the shot were Boyd Brewer, JR Madson and Tom Francise.

Basketball camp

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.

NRA banquet

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 We encourage advanced ticket purchase as seating is limited.

Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz will make the playoffs if they can win at Memphis on Wednesday and if the Los Angeles Lakers lose at home to Houston on the same night. Utah trails the Lakers by one game heading into Wednesday’s games, but the Jazz own the tiebrearker after beating the Lakers two out of three games this season. On Monday, the Jazz jumped out to a 26-18 advantage at Minnesota after one quarter. They finished strong outscoring the Timberwolves 25-20 in the final quarter to win the game 96-80. On Sunday, Los Angeles picked up a big win at San Antonio 91-86 to stay in front of the Jazz. Al Jefferson, Mo Williams and Randy Foye all scored in double figures in Utah’s win over Minnesota. Jefferson and Paul Millsap were the leading rebounders.

Mountain goats

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. 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. Saturday’s 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.

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