Bears bomb Stallions
Stansbury lost its first Region 11 baseball game in two years Tuesday and it wasn’t even close. After three scoreless innngs, Bear River put up 10 runs in the top of the fourth inning and cruised to an 11-1 victory over the Stallions. Bear River pitcher Hayden Woodward struck out 10 and scattered seven hits to pick up the win. Stansbury’s loss tightens up the race for the Region 11 championship with the Stallions at 7-1, Bear River at 6-2 and Grantsville at 5-2. Tooele, Morgan and Ogden also still have a shot at making the playoffs. The Stallions host Ogden on Tuesday and play at Tooele on Thursday, April 25. Grantsville hosts Ben Lomond today and travels to Bear River Tuesday. Tooele is at Ogden today, hosts Morgan on Tuesday and the Stallions on Thursday, April 25.
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.
Zach Randolph scored 25 points and had 19 rebounds to lead Memphis (56-26) past the Utah Jazz (43-39) 86-70 Wednesday night in Memphis. The loss eliminated the Jazz from playoff contention. Later on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Lakers (45-37) defeated the Houston Rockets (45-37) in overtime 99-95 to grab the seventh playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Rockets and Lakers tied for the seventh-place spot with the Lakers owning the tiebreaker. Western Conference playoffs will feature No. 1 Oklahoma City vs. No. 8 Houston, No. 2 San Antonio vs. No. 7 Los Angeles, No. 3 Denver vs. No. 6 Golden State and No. 4 LA Clippers vs. No. 5 Memphis. Eastern Conference playoffs will feature No. 1 Miami vs. No. 8 Milwaukee, No. 2 New York vs. No. 7 Boston, No. 3 Indiana vs. No. 6 Atlanta, and No. 4 Brooklyn vs. No. 5 Chicago.
Mountain goats can be seen at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon. 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. The Saturday 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.For more information, call Walters at 801-209-5326.
Sandhill cranes are in northern Utah in good numbers right now, and opportunities to see and hear the giant birds abound. One of the best places to experience sandhill cranes is the Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management Area west of Hooper. To help you experience the birds, the Division of Wildlife Resources and the Wild About Birds Nature Center are teaming up to hold a special Sandhill Crane Day.The free viewing event will be held at Ogden Bay on Saturday. The event will be a great opportunity to see sandhill cranes and hear their bone-rattling calls echo across the landscape. If you’d like to participate, meet at 8 a.m. at the Wild About Birds Nature Center. The center is in Layton at 1986 N. Hill Field Road.