Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

April 19, 2012
Sports Wrap – April 19, 2012

Arts Festival 5K

Since 1985, the Tooele Arts Festival has been providing great art, entertainment, food and fun to the community. The entire arts festival is free to the public thanks to wonderful sponsors and year-round fundraising efforts like this year’s 5K Run/Walk/Stroll. The 5K will be held on Saturday, May 5 at 9:30 a.m. and costs $10 to pre-register and $15 the day of the race. A “Kids K” will start at 9 a.m. with $5 pre-registration and $7 registration on the day of the race. The 5K course is a flat, out-and-back on the Mid-Valley Trail to the west of Tooele and basically consists of gravel roads. The roads are accessible for runners, walkers and parents pushing strollers. The 5K will start at 9:30 a.m. The “Kids K” course is a short out-and-back, also on the Mid-Valley Trail, starting at 9:00 a.m. Visit for more information and to download registration.

Overlake golf

Thirty-four players participated Sunday in the Overlake Men’s Golf League. The goal for the league is to have 100 players. The senior flight had seven players and was won by Lawrence Dale Strasburg with a smooth 74 that included a skin on the tucked pin at 14. The goal is to have 25 senior players this season The men’s  flight was won by Andy Baldwin who dominated with a three-under-par 69. Inexplicably, there were two eagles made on par 4’s on No. 9 and No. 10 made by Justin James and Gentry Wright. The next event will be held on Sunday. April 29 and will be a 2-man Chicago. If you don’t have partner, don’t worry, we will get you paired up on the day of the event. Go to to see results and earnings year-to-date.

Lady’s golf league

The Oquirrh Hills Lady’s Monday Night Fun League is set to begin. On Monday, April 23, there will be a league sign-up and rules review from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. League play begins Monday, April 30. If you cannot attend the meeting, please stop by the golf course and sign up. For more information, contact Oquirrh Hills Golf Course at 882-4220.

THS spirit wraps

The Tooele baseball team is once again selling the spirit wrap blankets. The blanket’s design celebrates Tooele High School’s Centennial. The cost of the blanket is $50 each. If purchasing more than one blanket, the price will lower to $45 each. Contact the THS Financial Office at (435) 833-1978 ext. 2106 to purchase the blankets. The blankets will be available late April. Any questions can be directed to coach Catham Beer at his email

Basketball tourney

The 2nd Annual Tooele Valley 3-on-3 Tournament will take place on Saturday, April 21. Divisions will include 7th grade through Open for both genders. Cost is $30/team. Please contact Ryan Harris at 435-841-9632, email or Kenzie Newton at 801-631-7708, email

Umpires needed

Grantsville youth baseball is in need of umpires and will pay up to $30 for those with experience. The season starts on April 21 and ends June 26. Contact Jed at jedcasper

Former Buffaloes

This week’s version of the NCAA West Region softball polls has Dixie State up one spot from last week to number three. The Red Storm (31-10, 21-5) has rattled off 10 straight wins, most recently a perfect 8-0 mark on their San Francisco road trip. Cal State Dominguez Hills (38-9) remained atop the rankings followed by Cal State Monterey Bay (36-9). Cal State Chico (29-12) and DSC swapped positions this week and Montana State Billings (30-10) moved up two spots to no. 5. Dixie State features former Tooele High School players Lauren Folta, Mattie Snow and Kelsey Mendenhall.

Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz moved into sole possession of eighth place in the Western Conference Wednesday night after a big victory at Portland 112-91. Utah poured it on in the second quarter by outscoring Portland 31-16 to take a 57-39 lead at halftime. The Jazz built the lead to 21 points by the end of the third quarter. After Wednesday’s action the Jazz are one-half game ahead of both Phoenix and Houston. Utah’s Devin Harris hit a career-high six 3-pointers and scored 27 points. Al Jefferson grabbed 10 rebounds. The Jazz host Orlando Saturday, Phoenix Tuesday, and Portland Thursday, April 26 to close out the regular season.

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