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December 31, 2013
Sports Wrap – December 31, 2013

THS softball

Tooele High School will hold its annual all-skills softball camp for ages 8 to 14. The camp will be divided into five sessions: Jan. 9 6-8 p.m,. Jan. 14  6-8 p.m., Jan. 23 6-8 pm, Jan. 29 7-8:30 p.m. and Feb. 4 6-8 p.m at the Tooele High Gym. Cost is $10 per session. If you pay up-front, all five sessions will be $40. Please mail your completed and signed camp application with payment to THS Softball Camp, 301 W. Vine St., Tooele, UT 84074 or register at the THS Finance Office. You can also register 15 minutes before each session begins. For more information contact Coach Melanie Nelson 435-531-0846.

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.

Chariot Racing

Tooele Valley Chariot Club is back to racing. The races will run from Jan. 4 through Feb. 1, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Deseret Peak Complex.  Last Saturday, Rowdy No. 3 won over Nobody Racing and Fox’s; Rowdy No. 1 won over Critchlow No. 1; Critchlow No. 2 won over Rowdy No. 5; and Rowdy No. 2 won over Rowdy No. 4.

Utah State football

Behind 143 rushing yards from hometown talent Joey DeMartino, Utah State defeated No. 24 Northern Illinois, 21-14, Thursday night to win the 2013 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif. DeMartino, a senior running back, was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player for his efforts, which included one touchdown and a 58-yard rush, which is a new Poinsettia Bowl record for longest rushing play. It was DeMartino’s seventh 100-yard outing this season and the Aggies have now won 15 games in a row when having a 100-yard rusher. Senior linebacker Jake Doughty was named the Defensive MVP for his eight tackle, one fumble recovery outing. Doughty added had 1.5 tackles for loss. With their first back-to-back bowl wins in school history, the Aggies finish the 2013 season with a 9-5 overall record, tying the 1960 and 1961 teams for the second-most wins in school history, behind the 2012 USU team’s 11 wins. USU head coach Matt Wells also set the single-season school record for wins by a first-year head coach, passing Tony Knap, who posted an 8-2 record in 1963.

BYU football

BYU fell to Washington 31-16 in the Fight Hunger Bowl at AT&T Park on Friday night. Washington (9-4, 5-4 Pac-12) scored touchdowns on three of its four trips inside the red zone as BYU (8-5) scored one touchdown and three field goals on its three red zone trips that contributed to the final margin. The Cougars scored all 16 of their points in the second quarter. Taysom Hilll finished the game throwing for 293 yards and rushing for 133 yards. Cody Hoffman had 12 catches for 167 yards for his 18th 100-yard receiving game in his career to break the record held by Austin Collie. He also broke the BYU record for career all-purpose yards, ending his career with 5,015, passing Curtis Brown.

Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz defated the Los Angeles Lakers 105-103 on Friday and lost at the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday 98-90. Derrick Favors’ putback dunk with 2.1 seconds left in the game lifted the Jazz over the Lakers. Gordon Hayward scored 24, Favors 18 and Marvin Williams 16. On Saturday, Blake Griffin scored a season-high 40 points for the Clippers.

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