Tooele and Grantsville battled to a 0-0 tie Thursday afternoon on the Tooele pitch. The Cowboys had challenged the Buffaloes in their three previous matches, losing all three by one goal. This time Grantsville came through with a stalemate. “I’m very happy with how we played,” said Grantsville coach Travis Lowry. “It seems like we had more shots on goal than they did, but we squadered one early opportunity.” Around the sixth-minute mark Grantsville got through Tooele’s back line and had a point-blank shot with only the goalkeeper to worry about. The shot hit the top crossbar and ricocheted down instead of into the net. Tooele had an opportunity to score toward the end of regulation, but Parker May was able to reject the shot. “I was impressed with Tooele’s athletes and how physical they play,” Lowry said. Tooele coaches were not as pleased with the effort. “We seemed a little bit timid at times and we didn’t play with all our heart in this game. Grantsville came ready to play and it showed on the field. We were flat for most of the game and we were not playing our best soccer,” said Tooele assistant coach Cody Valdes. The Buffaloes are still battling for a playoff spot with a home game today against Ogden, a critical road match with Morgan Friday and a home match against Ben Lomond Tuesday, April 30. The Cowboys are at Ben Lomond today, at Stansbury Wednesday and host Bear River Friday. They play at Legacy Prep on Monday and host Stansbury Tuesday, April 30. Stansbury defeated Morgan on Friday with goals from Clayton Holdstock, Jara Eshete, Junior Calderon and Travis Henson. The Stallions get a shot at league-leading Ogden on Friday with a pair of games against the Cowboys on Wednesday at home and then again on Tuesday, April 30 at Grantsville.
Hole in One
Matt Zullo sank a hole in one Saturday at Oquirrh Hills Golf Course. He scored the ace on the 125-yard Hole No. 13 with a 52-degree wedge. Witnesses were Ryan Edvalson, CJ Dooley and Charles Dooley.
Stansbury football sign-ups begin online May 1 with in-person sign-ups May 4 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Stansbury Clubhouse. For more information contact Diane.Brown@imail.org.
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.
Turkey hunt starts
If you want to hunt wild turkeys in Utah this spring, but you didn’t draw a limited-entry permit, no problem. Utah’s general statewide turkey hunt is about to begin. There’s no limit on the number of permits available for the hunt, so you won’t have a problem getting one. You can buy a permit online. Permits are also available at DWR offices and from more than 300 hunting license agents across Utah. Those who were 15 years of age or younger on Jan. 24 (the day results of the 2013 limited-entry turkey drawing were posted) can hunt starting Friday. Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, said turkeys are doing well, especially in southwestern and south-central Utah. “Southern Utah has a lot of turkey habitat, including lots of oak brush,” he said. “Turkeys do really well in that type of habitat.” Robinson said the number of turkeys across Utah should be similar to — or a little higher — than it was in 2012. He credits the optimistic outlook to a warm, wet spring in 2012 and the ability turkeys have to escape inversions. “Wet, warm weather in the spring gives hens more nesting cover,” he said. “It also provides more forbs and insects for newly hatched poults (chicks) to eat. Plenty of poults that were born last spring made it to winter.”