Little Lady Buffs basketball
The Tooele High girls basketball team will conduct its Little Lady Buffs basketball program again this winter. The cost is $70 per player and includes a basketball, clinics, games and free admission to a future THS girls basketball game. The first clinic date is Monday, Dec. 9 at Tooele Junior High School. Girls grades first through fourth will play from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Girls grades fifth through eighth will play from 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. Players may register at the THS finance office during school hours or at the first clinic. Contact Coach Kristopher Ashby at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Grantsville Junior Jazz
Grantsville Junior Jazz is open to boys and girls anywhere in Tooele County in grades first through 12th. The fee per players is $45. Late registrations will be taken until Dec. 7 at the engraving store next to Williams Video in Grantsville with a $20 late fee added.
Senior running back Joey DeMartino recorded his sixth 100-yard rushing game of the season to go over 1,000 yards for the year, and freshman quarterback Darell Garretson threw three touchdowns passes in leading Utah State (8-4, 7-1 MW) to a 35-7 home win against Wyoming (5-7, 3-5 MW) on Senior Day Saturday afternoon. The Aggies finished first in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference and will face Fresno State on the road Saturday for the conference title.
Kelvin York rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns and Trevor Reilly had a late interception to help Utah slide by Colorado 24-17 on Saturday afternoon. In a matchup of the two teams at the bottom of the Pac-12 South, the Utes raced to a 21-0 first-half lead before the Buffs roared back. The Utes, who beat Stanford and lost nail-biters to Arizona State and Oregon State, have wondered all year what could have been without the key injuries and few friendly bounces of the ball. After 10 consecutive seasons ending in bowl games, the Utes (5-7) have now finished back-to-back campaigns with losing records.
Jamaal Williams ran for a career-high 219 yards and one touchdown to lead BYU to a 28-23 win over Nevada on the road Saturday afternoon. The Cougars (8-4) were held to just 150 yards of offense and zero points in the first half but exploded for 342 yards and 28 points to hold on for the win. Nevada (4-8, 3-5 MW) made it a five-point game with just under three minutes left in the fourth quarter but was unable to get any closer. Taysom Hill went 14-for-18 for 98 yards and two touchdowns and joined Williams with more than 100 yards rushing, going for 154 on 26 carries and another touchdown. BYU will face a Pac-12 opponent in the Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco on Dec. 27.
BYU defeats USU
A season-high 20 points from Spencer Butterfield and a double-double from Jarred Shaw weren’t enough as Utah State men’s basketball was beaten by Brigham Young, 85-74, Saturday night at an energized EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. USU suffered its first loss of the season in sliding to 5-1 on the season, being denied its first 6-0 start under head coach Stew Morrill. BYU improved to 6-2 with the win. The Aggies trail in the all-time series 138-92 in what is USU’s oldest and most-played series in school history, with BYU now holding a 2-0 neutral court edge, winning both match-ups at EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday and on Dec. 6, 2008. Butterfield, a senior guard/forward, tied a career-high with four 3-pointers Saturday, on the way to a team-leading and season-high 20 points. Fellow senior, center Shaw, logged his second double-double of the season and 10th of his career with 12 points and a game-high tying 13 rebounds, a new season-best. Freshman guard Frank Bartley IV provided a big spark for BYU. He finished with 14 points and five rebounds and led a key 11-2 run to give BYU a 74-63 lead. Tyler Haws finished with a game-high 21 points, while Kyle Collinsworth contributed seven points, eight assists and a season-high 13 rebounds.