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December 26, 2013
Sports Wrap – December 26, 2013

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 Grizzlies

The Utah Grizzlies play at Colorado on Friday and host Colorado on Saturday. After Saturday’s game there will be a post-game skate with the team, skate rentals will be $2 and we will be giving out team calendars to fans in attendance. Fans can come on back to the  Maverik Center Tuesday Dec. 31at 6 p.m. to cheer the Grizzlies on toward a New Year’s Eve victory. There will be a special of $2 hot dogs, $2 fries, $2 soft drinks and $2 draft beers. The Alaska Aces scored an empty-netter in the final minute to beat the Utah Grizzlies 5-3 in a wild contest Saturday evening at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Utah made the game 4-3 with 8:51 left in regulation as Vinny Scarsella tipped in a Channing Boe blast on the power-play, but was unable to tie the contest up despite clanging a post in the final minute with the team in a six-on-five situation.

Utah State basketball

Behind a 45-9 bench points scoring advantage, Utah State men’s basketball toppled Troy, 71-50, Saturday night in the final game of the Basketball Travelers Inc., Classic, sponsored by Gossner Foods. With the win, USU improved to 3-0 to win the BTI Classic, improving to 49-1 all-time in tournaments it hosts, including winning each of its last 48 tournament games. The victory boosted the Aggies’ record to 9-2 on the season, winning its last four games in a row. Troy fell to 4-7 on the season after three losses on the weekend. Senior guard/forward Spencer Butterfield was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, and was joined on the all-tournament team by teammates senior guard Preston Medlin and sophomore forward  Butterfield tallied a career-high 31 points to go with a season-high 10 rebounds in USU’s 77-71 OT win over UCSB, finishing the tournament with 52 points for a 17.3 points per game averages. USU defeated Western Illinois in the first game 71-50. USU will host San Diego Christian Saturday before it begins Mountain West Conference play at Air Force on Jan. 1.

BYU basketball

BYU basketball begins West Coast Conference action on Saturday night in Los Angeles against Loyola Marymount. The game will be televised on ROOT TV. The Cougars play at Pepperdine in Mailibu, Calif., on Monday. The Cougars are still stinging from an overtime loss at nationally ranked Oregon where they led for most of the entire game. The Cougars’ next home game is Jan. 4 against San Diego.

Utah basketball

The Utes will host St. Katherine on Saturday night before beginning PAC-12 play with home games against Oregon on Jan. 2 and Oregon State on Jan. 4. The Utes are 10-1 overall and 10-0 at home.

Beavers beat Boise St.

Rashaad Reynolds and Oregon State made the most of their final chance to stop a costly losing streak. Reynolds returned two fumbles for touchdowns, helping the Beavers beat Boise State 38-23 in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl on Tuesday night. Oregon State won six of its first seven games of the season. Then a 20-12 home loss to then-No. 8 Stanford started a five-game slide that came to an end when the Beavers (7-6) set several records in handing Boise State its worst loss in two months. Three bowl games are set for Thursday night, including Utah State in the Poinsettia Bowl against Northern Illinois, Marshall vs. Maryland in the Military Bowl and Syracuse vs. Texas in the Texas Bowl. Four more bowl games will be played on Saturday.

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