Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

April 29, 2014
Sports Wrap – April 29, 2014

Grantsville soccer

Grantsville soccer coach Travis Lowry was upset that officials let time drag on near the end of the game at Ben Lomond on Monday. The Scots scored a goal in extra time, and then connected with a golden goal in overtime to defeat Grantsville Monday 2–1. Grantsville finished the season with a 3–5 record, tied with Bear River for third in Region 11. Grantsville and Ben Lomond were deadlocked at 0–0 after the first half, but grabbed the lead in the second half with a goal from Ethen Steinfeld. The Scots were held scoreless for the game until the goal in extra time. Lowry is happy with the way his team has been playing. “We had our most complete game on Friday at home against Bear River,” Lowry said. The Cowboys shut out the Bears with goals from Ephraim Tripp, Matt Whitting and Gavin Holt. Parker May notched the shutout. Grantsville lost the coin flip and will enter the state tournament as the fourth seed from Region 11. The Cowboys play at Pine View on Thursday at 4 p.m.

SHS cheerleading

Stansbury High School cheerleading tryouts will be held this week. Those interested in trying out who are currently eighth, ninth, 10th, and 11th graders must attend the Cheer Clinics on Wednesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 1 from 5–7 p.m. in the SHS main gym. There will be a parent meeting on Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. in the main gym. Tryouts will be held on Friday, May 2 from 4–8 p.m. in the main gym. For further questions contact Stansbury High School at 435-882-2479.

Grantsville tennis

The Cowboys defeated Ben Lomond 5–0 in Ogden on Thursday. Winning singles matches were Tyler Colson, Nate Beckett and Isacc Hamm. Dallin Dalton and Jacob May prevailed at first doubles as did Lane Sutton and Tytan Thurgood at second doubles. Grantsville also played at the Wasatch Valley Tennis Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The Cowboys defeated Bear River 5–0, lost 2–3 to Logan and defeated Park City 4–1. Grantsville lost 2–3 to Wasatch on Saturday, but was without No. 1 singles players Braden Sandberg and No. 3 singles player Matt Waldron. Sandberg had other commitments and Waldron was ill. Colson played first singles against Wasatch and won, but Grantsville lost second singles, third singles and second doubles. Grantsville will host the Region 11 tennis tournament Thursday and Friday.

Region 11 girls golf

The Stansbury girls golf team won its first region tourney of the season Thursday at Oquirrh Hills Golf Course. Star Martin shot her second lowest round of the season with an 87 to lead the Stallions. Hannah Pollock shot 97, Koralee Kaufman 101 and Emmi Gertson 103 for a team total 388. Bear River was a close second at 391, Tooele third at 414, Grantsville fourth at 480 and Ben Lomond fifth at 514. Five low scores for Tooele were Paige Christensen 94, Tanessa Cottrell 98, Sydney Simmons 106, Emma Garcia and Kennedy Vorwaller both at 116. Grantsville’s Val Ortiz shot 105 and Taeler Johnson shot 106. The final region match will be held Thursday at Schneiter’s Bluff in West Point.

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.

Utah Grizzlies

The Utah Grizzlies had the highest average attendance increase in the ECHL during the 2013–2014 season as they drew 5,004 fans per game for an 8.2 percent incline. The average attendance was Utah’s largest since the 2003–2004 season. Utah drew two of the top seven crowds in the ECHL this past year; including the fourth largest of 9,862 fans on Feb. 17 for President’s Day, and 9,127 on March 22.

Crow hunting

You might be able to hunt crows in Utah this fall. And the first fall turkey hunt in Utah since 1984 might also be held. Those ideas — along with proposals to increase the state’s Canada goose and dove bag limits — are among ideas Division of Wildlife Resources biologists will share at upcoming public meetings. Utah’s new trial hunting program, and an early look at possible fishing changes for 2015, will also be part of the meetings.


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