Bears defeat GHS
Bear River scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh Tuesday to defeat Grantsville 3-2 in baseball. Grantsville played a solid game with eight hits and no errors, but could manage only two runs with no extra-base hits. Grantsvlle sits in third place in Region 11 standings with a 6-3 record compared to Stansbury at 8-1 in first place and Bear River at 7-3 in second place. The Cowboys play at fourth-place Morgan (5-3) Friday and host Tooele on Tuesday.
The Tooele soccer team is still in the chase for a state playoff position, and will play a crucial game at Morgan on Friday. The Buffaloes and Trojans are battling for the fifth playoff spot from Region 11. Tooele lost 10-0 Tuesday at home against Ogden. The Buffaloes host Ben Lomond on Tuesday to wrap up the regular season.
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.”
Tonight’s games include Miami at Milwaukee at 5 p.m. on TNT, Brooklyn at Chicago at 6:30 p.m. on NBA TV and the LA Clippers at Memphis at 7:30 p.m. on TNT. The Heat lead the Bucks 2-0, Brooklyn and Chicago are tied at 1-1 and the Clippers lead Memphis 2-0. Friday’s games include New York at Boston, San Antonio at the LA Lakers and Denver at Golden State. The Knicks and San Antonio lead their series 2-0. Denver and Golden State are tied at 1-1.
BYU’s Ziggy Ansah and Utah’s Star Lotulelei are projected as top-15 picks in the NFL draft, which kicks off tonight at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Other draft possiblities from the state of Utah include Sam Brenner, Utah; Braden Brown, BYU; DeVonte Christopher, Utah; Will Davis, Utah State; Reggie Dunn, Utah; Braden Hansen, BYU; Mike Hoke, Weber State; David James, Weber State; Uona Kaveinga, BYU; Dave Kruger, Utah; Joe Kruger, Utah; Ryan Lacy, Utah; Cody Larsen, Southern Utah; Brandon Ogletree, BYU; Brad Sorensen, Southern Utah; John White, Utah; and Kerwynn Williams, Utah State.