Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 10, 2021
Sports Wrap – August 10, 2021

THS Wall of Fame

Tooele High School is accepting applications for the Annual Athletic Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony, to be held Friday, Sept.3  Applicants must have graduated from THS at least 10 years ago. Email Athletic Director Catham Beer at, for an application or pick one up at Tooele High School  (301 W. Vine St. Tooele, UT 84074).  Application is due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27. 

At last year’s homecoming football game, Tooele High School inducted Verl Coates, Scott McBeth and Kim Murray into its Wall of Fame.


Mark Kessinger sank a hole-in-one July 31 at the Danny Denton Memorial Tournament to benefit the Grantsville High School golf team.

Kessinger scored an ace on the 120-yard  hole No. 13 with an 8 iron. Jim McManaman, Debbie McManaman and Mandy Madsen.


Tim Dobbs aced the 100-yard No. 13 with an 8 iron at Stansbury Park Golf Course with an 8 iron. Jim Quinn, Marv Holmes and Pee Wee Dell.


Each year the Utah High School Activities Association sponsors the “Raise-The-Bar: Sportsmanship Matters” program. This program encourages schools to promote and exhibit great sportsmanship on and off the field.

UHSAA has recognized Stansbury High School and Wendover High SChool for earning the Gold Star in the UHSAA “Raise-The-Bar: Sportsmanship Matters” program.

Dugway Schools and Tooele High School earned the Silver Star for completing the second level of sportsmanship requirements in the “Raise-The-Bar: Sportsmanship Matters” program.

Dugway High School, Grantsville High School and Wendover High School were all recognized for having zero ejections during last school year.

USA wins 113 medals

The United States topped all other countries at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics in total medals won. The USA edged China by one in the number of gold medals won.

The United States won 113 medals with 39 gold, 41 silver and 33 bronze.

China finished second with 88 medals, 38 gold, 32 silver, and 18 bronze.

Russia Olympic Committee finished third with 88 medals, 20 gold, 28 silver and 23 bronze.

Great Britain finished fourth with 65 medals, 22 gold, 21 silver, and 22 bronze.

Host country Japan won 58 medals with 27 gold, 14 silver and 17 bronze.

Australia finished sixth with 46 medals, 14 silver, and 22 bronze.

Italy won 40 medals with 10 gold, 10 silver and 20 bronze.

Germany finished eighth in medal count with 37. Germany won 10 gold, 11 silver and 16 bronze.

The Netherlands won 36 medals with 10 gold, 12 silver and 14 bronze.

France finished 10th with 33 medals, 10 gold, 12 silver and 11 bronze.

Utah Jazz

The Jazz defeated the Suns, 63-57 Monday night. Trent Forrest led the Jazz with 10 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in the victory, while Jalen Smith tallied 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Suns in the losing effort. The Jazz improve to 1-0 in the Las Vegas Summer League, while the Suns fall to 0-2. The Jazz will face the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night.

USU football

Utah State football held its third practice of fall camp Sunday as the team began practice with a live session, before working on skill development, fundamentals, special teams and 1-on-1 drills. The team then concluded practice with 7-on-7 drills and another live 11-on-11 session.

As part of the NCAA’s five-day acclimation period, Utah State practiced for the third-straight day in helmets, and will now add shoulder pads to Monday and Tuesday’s workouts. The team will have an off day on Wednesday before returning in full pads on Thursday.

Junior quarterbacks Andrew Peasley and Logan Bonner both had hot starts to practice during the team’s first live session as Peasley completed all three of his passes, including a long touchdown pass to senior wideout Savon Scarver, while Bonner connected on all four of his throws, which included a lengthy completion to senior wide receiver Derek Wright. Wright is one of several wide receivers that have played well thus far during fall camp, and Sunday was no exception, as he had four receptions during live sessions, and a touchdown catch during 1-on-1 drills.

BYU football

BYU football began preparations for the 2021 season with the first practice of fall camp on Thursday. Following months of offseason workouts and player-run practices, the team reported on Wednesday for meetings and equipment issues prior to reuniting with coaches for Thursday’s opening practice.Despite the departure of 13 players to the NFL in April, BYU returns talent and experience on both sides of the ball, including veterans named to 15 national award preseason watch lists.On offense, the Cougars’ returning experience includes running backs Tyler Allgeier and Lopini Katoa, Outland Trophy candidate James Empey at center and primary pass-catchers Isaac Rex, Neil Pau’u and Gunner Romney.  Jaren Hall, Baylor Romney and Jacob Conover will vie for the starting quarterback position vacated by No. 2 overall NFL Draft pick Zach Wilson. Fall camp marks the return of running backs Jackson McChesney and Hinckley Ropati from injury, while tight end Dallin Holker returns to the team following his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Wide receivers Samson and Puka Nacua practiced with the team for the first time on Thursday after transferring from Utah and Washington, respectively.


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