Region 11 golf
Tooele and Bear River are tied in Region 11 golf standings after two rounds of play. The Buffaloes finished in first place in a match held at Morgan on Aug. 14 with the Bears in second. Bear River returned the favor on Aug. 18 on their home course with the Buffaloes in second place. Both teams have nine points after two rounds, with Stansbury in third place with six points, Ben Lomond fourth and Grantsville fifth. The Buffaloes have showed off their depth in the first two rounds. The top four scores in the first round came from Jerzee Houston 72, Braydon Boswell 76, Braxton Quinn 79 and Mitch GIbson 81. In the match at Bear River, it was Houston at 81, Quinn 83, Marcus Bunn 88 and Gibson 96. Stansbury’s top five scorers so far after two rounds have been Dallon Allred 171, Josh Mendenhall 180, Parker Buys 187, Tyler Hale 188 and Brody Bitsoi 188. Grantsville’s most consistent player has been Broxton Schoell is the top golfer from Grantsville so far with a two-round total of 193.
Steven Shepard sank a hole-in-one Monday at Oquirrh Hills Golf course on Hole No. 15 with a 9 iron from 154 yards. The shot was witnessed by John Shepard and Paul Midebrandt.
Tooele won four matches at the East-West volleyball tourney on Saturday. Tooele defeated East 25–21, 25–21; Cedar 25–11, 25–16, Olympus 25–20, 21–25, 25–20 and Olympus again 25–17, 25–19. Tooele plays its first two home matches on Wednesday, Sept. 3 ,and Thursday, Sept. 4, against Alta and Carbon.
Tooele girls soccer
Tooele lost a pair of soccer matches last week 5–1 at St. Joseph and 3–0 at Bonneville. Tooele (2–4) hosts Morgan today and West Jordan on Thursday.
The Stallions’ volleyball team sits at 3–3 after playing in the Hunter tournament on Thursday and Friday. The Stallions defeated West Jordan (25–22, 26–24), Hunter (25–19, 25–13) and Roy (25–15, 25–14). Stansbury lost to a loss to Granger (20–25, 17–25), Kearns (22–25, 12–25), Uintah (25–22, 25–27, 15–17) and Cottonwood (17–25, 22–25). Stansbury plays at West today, and at Granger Thursday. The first two home matches are on Tuesday, Sept. 2 against South Summit, and Thursday, Sept. 4 against Roy.
There will be tryouts for a 12U accelerated softball team on Aug. 27–28 at Deseret Peak Complex upper field. For more information contact Wayco Cowan 830-5190 or Steve Snow 775-224-2402.
Salt Lake Bees
The Salt Lake Bees completed their 50th one-run game of the season, tying the franchise record, as they fell to the New Orleans Zephyrs 6–5 Monday night at Smith’s Ballpark. The Bees conclude the home season with games against New Orleans tonight and Wednesday night.
Utah and Weber State open the college football season on Thursday, and both games will be televised on the PAC-12 Network. The Utes host Idaho State at 5:30 p.m. at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Weber State plays at No. 19 Arizona at 8:30 p.m. BYU plays at Connecticut on Friday at 5 p.m. on ESPN. Southern Utah plays at Nevada at 1 p.m. on Saturday, with the Utah State Aggies at Tennessee on Sunday at 5 p.m. on the SEC Network. Kyle Whittingham’s second game as a member of the Utah football staff was a 66–0 win over Idaho State back in 1994 when he was the defensive line coach. Whittingham came to the U from ISU, where he was an assistant coach from 1988-93.
Plenty of rabbits
From late July through late August each year, biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources survey 14 rabbit routes across Utah. Reports are still coming into the DWR’s Salt Lake City office from biologists in the field. But on Aug. 21, Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the DWR, says the reports he’s received so far indicate cottontail rabbit populations are on the rise in Utah. “Rabbit numbers are the highest they’ve been in five years,” Robinson says. Robinson says the Uinta Basin in northeastern Utah might be one of the best places to hunt rabbits this fall. Good numbers of rabbits have also been spotted in the southwestern portion of Iron County. You can see where cottontail rabbits, and all of the other upland game species in Utah live, by looking at the distribution maps on pages 34–40 of the free 2014–2015 Utah Upland Game and Turkey Guidebook.