Steve Hodson Classic
Four local prep basketball teams will compete in the Steve Hodson Classic Thursday through Saturday in Cedar City. The Grantsville boys and girls teams will each play three games. The Grantsville girls will face Cedar, Canyon View and Hurricane. The boys will compete against Park City, South Sevier and Lincoln County, Nev. The Tooele boys will play in the classic with games against Delta, Juab and Cedar. The Stansbury boys will compete against Juab, Canyon View and South Sevier. The Stansbury girls will play at Juab on Thursday and host Highland on Saturday. Tooele girls will host Hurricane on Thursday and play at Carbon on Saturday.
GHS Alumni tourney
Grantsville High School basketball programs will host their annual GHS Alumni Tournament on Wednesday and Thursday. For the second year in a row there will be a men’s and women’s tournament. Both the men’s and women’s tournaments start on Wednesday, Dec. 26 with the men’s games starting at 9 a.m. and women’s games at noon. The majority of the tournament will last all day on Wednesday with the last game starting at 7 p.m. On Thursday there will be three games with the first two starting at 6 p.m. and championship game at 7 p.m.
A 10U accelerated girls softball league is looking for players from Tooele County who are interested in playing in a league that will be playing at the South Jordan Softball complex on Friday nights starting in April and playing at various softball tournaments after league play is over up to June 30. Practices will begin Jan. 7, 2013. Players must have been born in 2002. If interested please contact Glenda Bender (435) 882-8375.
The FMWR racquetball tournament is scheduled to begin in late January. Categories will include men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles. The deadline to register for the tournament is Jan. 18. The tournament is open to the public. Call TEAD FMWR Physical Fitness Center at (435) 833-2159 to register.
The 2013 FMWR Adult Coed Volleyball League will begin on Jan. 22. Deadline to sign up is Jan. 14 and the program is open to the public. Entry fee is $100 per team for non-depot teams. Register and sign up at Building 1002, or call 2159 and register over the phone with a credit card. Teams can compete in the recreational league on Tuesday nights, the competitive league on Thursday nights, or both. Players must be 18 years of age or older and out of high school to play in the league. For more information call (435) 833-2159.
BYU wins bowl game
After scoring only three points in three quarters, BYU scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter off of three San Diego State turnovers to win the Poinsettia Bowl 23- 6 Thursday night in San Diego. The Cougars trailed 6-3 when defensive MVP Kyle Van Noy knocked the ball out of the hands of SDSU quarterback Adam Dingwell in the Aztecs’ end zone and then pounced on it to BYU its first lead at 10-6. Dingwell fumbled again on the next possession and BYU recovered at the SDSU 14-yard line. Jamaal Williams then scored to make it 16-6. Van Noy added a second scoring TD when he intercepted a pass and retunred it 17 yards for a touchdown. BYU receiver Cody Hoffman was named offensive MVP. He caught 10 passes for 114 yards. James Lark won his second game as a BYU quarterback by completing 23-of-42 passes with two interceptions.
Parker picks Duke
High school basketball senior Jabari Parker committed to Duke University on Thursday over BYU, Florida, Michigan State and Standford. As a junior, the 6-foot-8 Parker was named the ESPNChicago.com player of the year, Illinois’ Mr. Basketball and the national Gatorade player of the year. He averaged 19.5 points, 8.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 3.3 blocks and 1.4 steals a game. Parker and Simeon Career Academy have won three Illinois Class 4A state championships. The Wolverines are attempting to become only the second team in state history to win four consecutive titles.
MMP finalizes schedule
With the recent announcement that the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, will be coming to Miller Motorsports Park on Aug. 17, 2013, the remainder of the track’s 2013 schedule has now been finalized and season passes are now on sale at a substantial discount. To view the upcoming schedule go to MillerMotorsportsPark.com or call (435) 277-RACE (7223).