Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 3, 2021
Sports Wrap – August 3, 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.

Jazz Summer League

Summer league basketball returns to the Vivint Arena tonight, Wednesday and Friday. This year’s summer league will feature the Spurs, Grizzlies and two Jazz teams. Double-headers will take place each day at 5 and 7 p.m.

After a hiatus last summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Salt Lake City Summer League is in its sixth year since the revival of summer basketball. Three-day attendance for the 2019 summer league at Vivint Arena was 29,469. The highest attendance was 33,884 in 2018.

The Salt Lake City Summer League showcases rookies selected in the 2021 NBA Draft competing in their first NBA games, sophomores, select free agents and athletes competing to make NBA and G League regular season rosters.

Recent participants in the Salt Lake City Summer League have included Donovan Mitchell, Royce O’Neale and Georges Niang (Utah); Davis Bertans, Dejounte Murray and Derrick White (San Antonio); Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz (Philadelphia); Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown (Boston); Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis); and Trae Young and John Collins (Atlanta).

The Jazz will also play in the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2021 on Aug. 8-17 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. All 30 NBA teams will be playing five games apiece during the 10-day, 75-game event.

Medal Count

As of today China and the United States lead the medal count at the 2020 Summer Olympics with 68 medals each. China has won 32 gold, 20 silver and 16 bronze. The U.S. has won 22 gold, 27 silver and 19 bronze.

Russia Olympic Committee has won 51 medals, Great Britain 42, Japan 36 and Australia 33.

Quagga mussels

Law enforcement officers and technicians for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and other agencies are  focusing on preventing the invasive quagga mussels in Lake Powell from spreading to other Utah waterbodies. 

About 12,147 boats inspected for quagga mussels during the 24th of July weekend.

Why quagga mussels are bad:They plug water lines, even lines that are large in diameter. If they get into water delivery systems in Utah, it will cost millions of dollars annually to

remove them and keep the pipes free, which can result in higher utility bills.They remove plankton from the water, which hurts fish species in Utah.Mussels get into your boat’s engine cooling system. Once they do, they’ll foul the system and damage the engine.When mussels die in large numbers, they stink and the sharp shells of dead mussels also cut your feet as you walk along the beaches.

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