Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 14, 2012
Sports Wrap – February 14, 2012

Tooele basketball

Tooele jumped out to a 19-14 lead after one quarter Friday night at Bear River. The Bears came back to tie the game at 28-28 at intermission and surged ahead 44-37 after three quarters. Bear River held on to win the game 65-57. Jack Memmott scored 15 points including four 3-pointers. Justin Pollmann added 15, Tyler Woodruff 12, Scott Brady 5, Tyler Lawrence 5, Alvero Fernandez 3 and Taylor Haskell 3. The Buffaloes finished the Region 11 season with a 2-10 record with a pair of victories over Grantsville.

Babe Ruth sign-ups

The Tooele County Babe Ruth Baseball League will be conducting a final registration for the upcoming 2012 baseball season on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tooele City Hall (90 North Main St.). Rookie Division: 5-year-old T-Ball $48; 6 year-old Machine-T $48; 7-year-old Machine-Pitch $48; 8-year-old Player-Pitch; Cal Ripken Division: 9-10 year old National League $88; 11 and 12 year-old old Pioneer and American Leagues $88; Babe Ruth Division: 13-year-old Prep League $98; 14-15 year-old $98. (Player’s age on April 30, 2012 determines age for this season). Previously registered players only need to update the information on the computer (address, phone numbers etc.) and pay the appropriate fees. All new players will need to present a birth certificate at the time of registration and fill out a player registration form (available at sign-ups or online @ All adults interested in coaching are required to fill out a coach’s application (available at sign-ups or online @ The league will accept Visa, Master Card & Discover credit/debit cards. Those who register late will will be charged an additional $25.

Grantsville softball

Grantsville girls softball league sign-ups will be on Saturdays, Feb., 11, 18, 25 and March 3 at Grantsville High School, Grantsville Jr. High and in Stansbury Park at Soelberg’s Market from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For more information call Frank Anderson, 435 830 4099.

U10 Comp Soccer

Players are needed for a U10 boys competition soccer team based in Tooele County. Players must be born after Aug. 1, 2001. For more information, contact Stephanie Barrus at or (435) 843-1079.

County softball

The Tooele County Recreation Softball League for girls ages 5-18 will hold registrations on Saturday. Feb.18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Friday at the Chamber of Commerce building, 86 South Main St. in Tooele. For more information go to

Jazz lose

New Orleands snapped an eight-game losing skid by defeating the Utah Jazz 86-80 Monday night in New Orleans. Al Jefferson had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Utah, which was playing the second of back-to-back games after winning in Memphis on Sunday night. The Jazz turned the ball over 20 times but still managed to get as close as three points in the final minute. The Jazz are 14-13 for the season and play at Oklahoma City tonight.

Snow Goose Festival

It’s a sight you have to see to believe: thousands of pure white snow and Ross’ geese lifting off Gunnison Bend Reservoir amid honks and the beating of wings. You can see this spectacle on Feb. 24, 25 and 26 at the annual Utah Snow Goose Festival. The festival will be held near Gunnison Bend Reservoir, just west of Delta. Admission is free. As many as 20,000 light geese -— mostly snow geese — have been at the reservoir during past festivals.  Except for the black tips on their wings, snow geese are pure white. “We’ll provide spotting scopes so you can get a close look at the geese,” says Bob Walters, Watchable Wildlife coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources. “We’ll also be available to answer any questions you have.” The areas where you’ll see the geese vary according to the time of the day. Walters says if you arrive early in the morning, you can watch the geese feeding in fields that surround the reservoir. Then, at about 10:30 a.m., the geese take off and fly back to the reservoir.  “That’s an exciting time to see and hear the geese,” he says. After landing on the reservoir, the geese usually spend the next few hours there. “Then, anywhere from 4 to 6 p.m., they take off again and fly back to the fields,” Walters says.  “It’s thrilling to be there when the geese take off.”

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