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December 19, 2013
Sports Wrap – December 19, 2013

GHS Alumni Tourney

The Grantsville High School basketball programs will host their annual alumni basketball tournament at the school on Thursday, Dec. 26. Anyone, male or female, who graduated from Grantsville High School can participate. The cost to play is $15 per player. The cost to observe is $1 per person, no matter the age, for the entire day. The games will begin at 9 a.m. for the men. The final game time for the men’s tournament is 7 p.m.

GHS girls basketball

The Grantsville girls basketball team dominated the second half against Rowland Hall to pick up a third victory this year with a 38-23 win Tuesday night. The Cowboys trailed 16-15 at halftime, but turned it on in the second half to outscore Rowland Hall 23-7. Abby Butler led Grantsville with 14 points, while Kalli Hammond added 10.

GHS hoops clinic

Grantsville boys and girls basketball teams will be hosting a clinic starting Monday, Jan. 6 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The clinic will run every Monday for six weeks. The last night of the clinic will be on Feb. 10. The cost will be $35 and this will include a T-shirt. For more information please email Chris Baker at cbaker@tooeleschools.org or Megan Vera at mvera@tooeleschools.org.

Coed volleyball

The 2014 TEAD Adult Coed Volleyball League will begin play on Jan. 28. Deadline to sign up is Jan. 14. The program is open to the Tooele County Community. Entry fee is $150 per team. For more information or to sign up to to the TEAD Physical Fitness Center building 1002, or call 435-833-2159 to register over the phone with a credit card. Players must be 18 years of age or older and out of high school to play in the league.

Utah Jazz

Trey Burke had a career-high 30 points and eight assists, Gordon Hayward added 15 points and the Utah Jazz held off the Orlando Magic 86-82 on Wednesday night. Orlando had a chance to tie the game in the closing seconds, but Jameer Nelson’s layup rolled off the rim and was rebounded by Utah with just 3 seconds left. Hayward then hit a pair of free throws. The Jazz snapped a two-game losing streak and extended their win streak over the Magic to six games. The Jazz continue their eastern road swing with a game at Atlanta on Friday, at Charlotte Saturday and at Memphis Monday.

Miller Motorsports Park

Miller Motorsports Park has announced its schedule of events for 2014, offering another jam-packed season of exciting racing events for motorsports enthusiasts of all types. “We are very excited about our 2014 schedule,” said John Larson, general manager of Miller Performance. “We offer something for just about everyone with an interest in racing, from off-road trucks to motocross, road racing cars and motorcycles and karting. We’re coming off a great season in 2013, and we’re looking forward to more of the same next year.” As was the case in 2013, the first major event of the year will be the fifth annual visit by the popular Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, which will return on the weekend of June 21-22. The series will compete on the high-speed Off Road Short Course, and its high-flying, door-banging excitement has attracted increasing numbers of fans every year. The year’s biggest event will return on Aug. 23 as the Utah National, Round 12 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, will bring the world’s best motocross athletes back to the Beehive State in their only Utah appearance of the year. For more details on the 2014 schedule visit millermotorsportspark.com.

RSL names new coach

Real Salt Lake announced on Wednesday that it has named Jeff Cassar the third head coach in Claret-and-Cobalt history. Cassar, 39, has been with RSL since May 2007, when he was hired as the Utah side’s goalkeeper coach. Cassar was formally introduced as RSL head coach in a press conference at Rio Tinto Stadium on Thursday. “We’re very excited for Jeff to become the third head coach in Real Salt Lake history,” said RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen. “Jeff’s been a crucial member of the RSL Family since 2007. His terrific leadership abilities, strong character and understanding of our locker room, tactics and overarching club culture will allow us to continue to compete for trophies in 2014 and beyond.” Since Cassar was elevated to first assistant coach in 2011, Real Salt Lake has been one of the most competitive teams in the league.

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