Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 20, 2013
Sports Wrap – August 20, 2013

High School football

The prep high school football season will start with games on  Friday, Aug. 23. Grantsville will open the season at home against Cedar, and then travel to Tooele for at game on Aug. 30. The Buffaloes play at Cyprus on Aug. 23 before hosting the Cowboys the next week. Stansbury travels to Desert Hills for its opener on the Aug. 23 and then hosts Hurricane on Aug. 30.

Grantsville soccer

The Grantsville girls soccer team will travel to Price on Thursday to take on Carbon in the season opener. The Cowboys will host South Summit in their home opener on Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Stansbury soccer

Shutouts have been the norm for the Stansbury girls soccer team so far this season. The Lady Stallions opened with a 4-0 win over Union, then lost 8-0 to Bonneville on Thursday and defeated Kearns 5-0 on Monday. Bret Wilkinson scored two goals in the win over Kearns with Erika Lakin, Lexi Golden and Michaela Didericksen each scoring a goal. Stansbury hosts Canyon View on Friday at 4 p.m.

Stansbury volleyball

The Stallions open the volleyball season on Wednesday at Roy. After the match at Roy, they travel to Kamas to play against South Summit on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The first home match for the Stallions is Thursday, Aug. 29 against West.

Tooele volleyball

The Buffaloes open the season Tuesday, Aug. 20 at Copper Hills, and then travel to Price for a match against Carbon Tuesday, Aug. 27. Tooele opens its home season Thursday, Aug. 29 with a match against Park City.

Manila beats Dugway

Manila defeated Dugway 13-2 in baseball Wednesday, Aug. 14 in Manila. The Mustangs host Pinnacle on Wednesday at 4 p.m., and travel to Tabiona for a game at 4 p.m. on Friday.

Wildlife board meeting

The Utah Wildlife Board is expected to take action on several items at its Thursday meeting in Salt Lake City. The meeting is at the DNR auditorium, 1594 W. North Temple at 9 a.m. The public is invited to attend. Action items include goat management plans, cougar recommedations, furbearer and bobcat harvest recomendations, waterfowl rules, military installations new rules, proposed fee schedule and brine shrimp rule amendments. Information will be presented on turkey depredation.

Roger Miller

Roger Miller, son of Gail and the late Larry H. Miller, passed away Sunday. Roger was the second of five children and husband of Cheri Light Miller. “Roger was a gentle soul and he will be missed,” said his brother Greg Miller. Miller was father to five daughters: Carisa, Morgan, Breanne, Taylor and Harli, and four sons: Braden, Tyson, Gentry and Robert. He also leaves behind three grandchildren: Rielly, Emili, and Garith. Roger worked in the family business, the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, for 28 years in various capacities. When not working, Roger enjoyed spending time with his family, automobile racing, camping, riding ATVs, scuba diving and skiing. Information regarding a memorial service is not yet available.

Salt Lake Bees

Las Vegas defeated Salt Lake 14-8 Monday night in a slugfest where the two teams combined for 22 hits. Las Vegas out-hit the Bees 16-12. Salt Lake led 8-7 after three innings, but did not score the rest of the game while the 51s scored seven more runs to close out the game. The Bees host Las Vegas again tonight before they start a nine-game road trip with five games at Reno and four games at Tacoma. Salt Lake leads Tacoma by five games in the Pacific Northern Division of the Pacific Coast League.

Ute fest

The annual Ute Fan Fest is set for Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The event is free to the public and and all 18 Ute intercollegiate teams will participate. Limited numbers of single-game tickets are still available for all Utah home games and may be purchased at or by calling the ticket office at 801-581-UTIX. Around 150 tickets remain for the Utah State opener on Aug. 29. Numbers vary for the other six home games. All seats are reserved. The new Spence & Cleone Eccles Football Center was dedicated on Aug. 15. A public tour will be conducted at a later date to be determined. Travis Wilson completed 12-of-18 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns during a nearly two-hour scrimmage in Rice-Eccles Stadium Saturday morning. Coach Kyle Whittingham praised Wilson and an improved throw game, even while noting it was hard to evaluate the defense with all-conference candidates Tenny Palepoi,Trevor Reilly and Eric Rowe sitting out.

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