Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

April 24, 2014
Sports Wrap – April 24, 2014

Region 11 baseball

Stansbury dropped a non-region extra-inning game 2-1 on Friday at Timpanogos, and then blasted Ben Lomond 17-0 on Thursday in Ogden. Alex Mackay, Nick Mackay, Daniel Napier and Ian Calder all had doubles in the game against Ben Lomond. The Stallions host Bear River on Thursday and region leader Grantsville on Friday with a game at Tooele on Tuesday. Bear River shut out Tooele 12-0 on Tuesday. The Buffaloes host Grantsville on Thursday.

GHS will honor coaches

As part of the GHS Centennial Celebration, the Grantsville High School baseball community will honor current and former coaches at a recognition ceremony to be held at Cowboy Field on Friday, May 2, immediately following the Bear River game. The game begins at 3:30 p.m. Grantsville fans are encouraged to cheer on the Cowboys, and pay tribute to the coaches and the storied tradition of Grantsville baseball.

Grantsville softball

The Cowboys scored four runs in the eighth inning to defeat Bear River 11-8 on Friday in Tremonton. The game was tied 7-7 after seven innings. Grantsville trailed 5-0 after five innings, but rallied for six runs in the sixth to take a 6-5 lead. Bear River tied the game at 6-6 after six complete innings, and both teams scored one run in the seventh. The Cowboys scored four runs in the top of the eighth to take an 11-7 lead, and then held Bear River to one run in the bottom of the eighth. Grantsville belted 14 hits with two home runs, two triples and two doubles, and was helped by five Bear River errors. The victory keeps Grantsville in the chase for the Region 11 crown tied with 4-2 record. The Cowboys play at Stansbury (4-1) on Friday.

Grantsville soccer

The Cowboys scored a goal in extra time to defeat North Sanpete 2-1 Thursday at Mt. Pleasant. Braden Soltes and Benton Tripp scored for Grantsville. The Cowboys (2-4) have a chance to move up in region standings with a home game against Bear River (3-4) on Friday, and a game at Ben Lomond (4-2) on Monday.

GHS wins tennis match

Grantsville juggled its lineup against Tooele on Tuesday, which provided for some closer matches. The Cowboys won the match 5-0  with singles victories by Isacc Hamm 6-2, 6-2, Tyler Orgill 6-2, 6-4, and Max Daybell 6-4, 6-2. Jeff Tuckett and Nathan Krogh prevailed at first doubles 6-0, 6-1. Skyler Snarr and Cody Millward won the second doubles match 7-6 (7-5), 6-0. Grantsville plays at the Wasatch tournament Friday and Saturday. The region tournament is set for Thursday, May 1 in Grantsville.

Stansbury tennis

The Stallions defeated Bear River 5-0 on Tuesday on the Stansbury courts. Logan McBride prevailed 7-5, 6-1, Jake Hardy won 6-2, 6-0 and Dakota Fidler won 6-1, 7-5 in singles matches. Carlos Gomez and Tad Mitchell won 6-3, 6-0 at first doubles, and Jordan Jenkins and Alex Kimberling won 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 at second doubles. Next up for the Stallions is the region tournament in Grantsville on May 1.

Utah sports awards

More than 950 guests attended the Third Annual Governor’s State of Sports awards on Tuesday at EnergySolutions Arena. The event recognizes athletes, coaches, key sports figures and partners who have been instrumental in helping to build Utah’s sports industry. This year’s event included 55 nominees in 10 categories. Over 125,000 votes were cast from sports fans across all 50 states and from 80 countries from around the world. Award winners: High School Male Athlete, Britain Covey, basketball, Timpview High School; High School Female Athlete, Tatiana Su’e Su’e, softball, San Juan High School;  College Male Athlete, Kyle Van Noy, football, Brigham Young University; College Female Athlete, Georgia Dabritz, gymnastics, University of Utah; Professional Male Athlete, Kyle Beckerman, soccer, Real Salt Lake; Professional Female Athlete, Sarah Hendrickson, ski jumping, U.S. Ski Team; Coach of the Year, Kristen Bailey, volleyball, Timpview High School; Team of the Year, Real Salt Lake, MLS; Game or Event of the Year, The University of Utah Football team defeats No. 5 Stanford; Highlight of the Year, Nick Rimando makes save.

Hot fishing

Division of Wildlife fishing experts Drew Cushing and Paul Birdsey predict that Starvation Reservoir will provide the best fishing in northern Utah this year. They said anglers can expect hot fishing for walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout and smallmouth bass. Fishing at Starvation stays good through the summer, but the best time will be from mid-June to mid-July.


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