Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

April 24, 2012
Sports Wrap – April 24, 2012

Stansbury baseball

Stansbury scored 11 run in the second inning to blow past Ben Lomond 20-0 on Monday. The Stallions collected 19 hits in the lopsided affair while the Scots committed eight errors. Chance Shields, Jesse Clingman and Tyson Haddon all hit doubles for the Stallions. Jackson Clausing picked up the win on the mound. Stansbury hosts Tooele on Thursday.

Stansbury football meeting

A mandatory parent/player meeting for Stansbury High School football players will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8 at the SHS auditorium. Those attending the meeting should bring $20 for a spirit pack.

Hochstrasser eliminated

Former Tooele High School wrestler Andrew Hochstrasser was eliminated Saturday at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Iowa City, Iowa. The four time state high school champion and NCAA wrestling All-American lost a close match in the opening rounds.

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 www. TooeleArtsFestival.org for more information and to download registration.

Two-time champion

Two races into the season, Greg Pursley is currently in fifth place in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. The defending champ will have a good opportunity to make up some points this week when the series heads to Miller Motorsports Park where he has won the past two years. The Utah Grand Prix will be staged on the track’s 2.2-mile road course on Saturday. “We’re excited about going to Miller,” Pursley said. “We had a great test out there. It’s really cool trying to go three-for-three there. We’re the only multi-time winner there. I’m excited about going. I love road racing. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Player of the Week

The NBA announced Monday that Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from Monday, April 16, through Sunday. This is the fourth Player of the Week award for Jefferson in seven-plus NBA seasons and the first as a member of the Jazz.  Jefferson previously won the Western Conference Player of the Week award with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Jan. 4, 2009 and Jan. 27, 2008, and the Eastern Conference Player of the Week award with Boston on March 4, 2007. The 6-10, 289-pound center registered three double-doubles, averaging 20s points, a league-high 15.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.0 blocks for the week while leading the Jazz to a perfect 3-0 record, as the team competes for a playoff spot.

Big game tonight

The Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns will battle tonight at 8:30 p.m. at EnergySolutions Arena with a trip to the playoffs on the line. A Utah victory over visiting Phoenix would put the Jazz in the playoffs.  With a one-game lead over Phoenix (33-31) for eighth place in the Western Conference, Utah (34-30) is in position to clinch its first playoff appearance in two years with a fourth consecutive victory. The Jazz are in this spot thanks to a 6-3 stretch since a 107-105 home loss to the Suns on April 4. Utah’s playoff chances wouldn’t end with a loss Tuesday, but falling to 0-3 against Phoenix this season would swing the momentum to the Suns’ side who have a final game against San Antonio.

Peregrine falcons

Salt Lake City’s famous pair of peregrine falcons is back.You can watch the falcons’ antics by logging onto the Division of Wildlife Resources’ website. Right now, the falcons are caring for four eggs the female has deposited in a nest box on the northeast corner of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. You can also travel downtown and watch the falcons in person.

 

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