Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

April 5, 2012
Sports Wrap – April 5, 2012

Olympic wrestling

Former Tooele High School wrestler Andrew Hochstrasser has qualified to compete at the U.S. Olympic team trials for wrestling at Carver-Hawkey Arena on the University of Iowa campus in Ames, Iowa. on April 21-22. Hochstrasser competes in the 132- pound classification. Hochstrasser was a 2011 NCAA finalist and two-time All-American wrestler at Boise State where he won two PAC 10 championships. He won four consecutive Utah state titles for Tooele High School. Hochstrasser nearly won an NCAA championship in his weight class losing to Oklahoma State’s Jordan Oliver 8-4 in the championship match. Making the USA Olympic team is the ultimate goal in wrestling. “It is the premier event in the United States and only comes around every four years,” said former Wasatch High School All- American wrestler Cael Sanderson. “Athletes have committed their whole life to the single goal of making the Olympic team.” Hochstrasser has been training at the Mountain West Olympic Training Center in Boise, Idaho. The 2012 Summer Olympic Games run July 27 through Aug. 12 in London.

Adult soccer league

TC United is currently taking adult signups for the spring season that is set to start on Saturday, April 21. This will be an eight-game season played on late Saturday afternoons at Deseret Peak Complex. Fees will be $50 per player or $400 per team. Rules and registration information can be found on our website www.tcunited.org. Registration will run until March 31. For questions please email tooelesoccer@gmail. com.

THS spirit wraps

The Tooele baseball team is once again selling the spirit wrap blankets. The blanket’s design celebrates Tooele High School’s Centennial. The cost of the blanket is $50 each. If purchasing more than one blanket, the price will lower to $45 each. Contact the THS Financial Office at (435) 833-1978 ext. 2106 to purchase the blankets. The blankets will be available late April. Any questions can be directed to coach Catham Beer at his email cbeer@tooeleschools.org.

Basketball tourney

The 2nd Annual Tooele Valley 3-on-3 Tournament will take place on Saturday, 21 April. Divisions will include 7th grade through Open for both genders. Cost is $30/team. Please contact Ryan Harris at 435-841-9632, email ryharris@tooeleschools.org or Kenzie Newton at 801-631-7708, email mnewton@tooeleschools.org

Umpires needed

Grantsville youth baseball is in need of umpires and will pay up to $30 for those with experience. The season starts on April 21 and ends June 26. Contact Jed at jedcasper gvyb@gmail. com.

Jazz fading

Phoenix’s Steve Nash scored only 13 points but hit two shots in the final 14 seconds, and the Phoenix Suns won their seventh straight meeting against Utah, 107-105, on Wednesday night to jump over the Jazz in the Western Conference playoff race. The Suns (28-26) are in ninth place, a half-game ahead of the Jazz (28-27) and a game behind Denver, which lost Wednesday at New Orleans, and idle Houston. Phoenix also owns the tiebreaker with the Jazz. Paul Millsap led Utah with 25 points and had a chance to force overtime, but his putback came just after the buzzer. The top eight places in the Western Conference qualify for the NBA playoffs. Utah hosts Golden State (21-32) on Friday night.

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake defeated Montreal Impact 1-0 Wednesday night at Rio Tinto Stadium. Paulo Jr. converted a penalty kick with a right-footed shot to the bottom right corner of the net at the 13 minute mark for the only goal of the game. Real Salt Lake (4-1) hosts Colorado (3-1) on Saturday night.

Dixie State softball

Two former Tooele High School softball players were honored for their play during the final week of March. Laurne Folta posted a 4-1 record in five starts with five complete games, permitted just three earned runs over 33 innings of work, she struck out 24 and tossed two shutouts for a 0.64 ERA. Mattie Snow posted a 3-0 record in five starts, had three complete games and a shutout. She struck out 26, allowed just five earned runs and permitted a .202 batting average for a 1.06 ERA in 33 innings of work.

Local fishing

The Grantsville reservoir is ice free and full of water. Anglers report fair to good fishing with traditional baits, flies and lures for 14- to 17-inch trout. Fishermen at Settlement Canyon Reservoir report slow to fair fishing with traditional baits and lures. The main route to the Vernon Reservoir is pretty muddy. You might want to hold off on fishing there until things dry out a bit.

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