Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 18, 2014
Sports Wrap – February 18, 2014

3A Swim Meet

The Tooele girls swim team achieved its goal of finishing in the top five at the 3A State Swim Meet Friday and Saturday at BYU. The THS girls scored 136 points at the meet, just two points behind fourth place Dixie. Park City won the girls state title with 517.5 points followed by Desert Hills 280 and Cedar 212.5. Stansbury finished 11th in girls competition with 78.5 points, and Grantsville placed 16th with 30 points. Park City also won the boys state swim title with 305 points followed by Dixie 280 and Cedar 226. In boys competition, Tooele finished ninth with 91 points, Grantsville 10th with 71 points and Stansbury 11th with 63 points. “The team did about what I expected. We wanted a top five finish for the girls and the boys to be in the top 10,” said THS coach Mel Roberts. “We have a team with a lot of pretty good swimmers, but not great ones. They fought and scratched for every point.” Stansbury’s Garrett Hillman shined at the meet with a second place finish in the 500 freestyle, and a third place finish in the 200 freestyle. Grantsville’s Tanner Higley placed fourth in the 100 breaststroke. Tooele sophomore Cassidy Evans placed sixth in the 100 breaststroke. A complete story of local finishes at the state meet will appear in Thursday’s Transcript-Bulletin.

Wendover basketball

The Wendover boys basketball team defeated Tintic 72-69 in overtime Friday night to improve to 17-2 on the season. The teams were tied at 66 in regulation in the game played in Eureka. The Wildcats outscored the home team 6-3 in OT to post the win. James Trujillo poured in 32 points for Wendover, shooting above 50 percent from the field. Wendover completes the regular season with a game at West Desert on Friday. The 1A state basketball tournament runs March 5-8 at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield.

Dugway basketball

Dugway boys defeated West Desert 54-31 Friday night at West Desert to improve to 9-8 on the season. Tyrell Bear scored 14 for the Mustangs and Josh Johnson added 12. It was the final region game of the season for the Mustangs.

THS baseball

There will be a short try-out meeting for all ninth-12th grade THS boys and their parents interested in playing high school baseball on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Commons Extension.

Grantsville softball

Grantsville Girls Softball Recreation League sign-ups will be held on Saturdays, Feb. 15, Feb. 22 and March 1 at Grantsville Junior High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at Grantsville High School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grantsville High School. Sign-ups will also be held on the same dates at Stansbury Soelberg’s from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info

Umpires needed

Umpires are needed for the Tooele County Girls Softball League. No experience needed. For more information please call Joe at 435-849-6184 or Erica 435-840-3369.

THS girls golf

Tooele High School girls golf team will start practices on Feb. 24. New golfers are welcome. Contact Brady Christensen at 435-849-1980 for more information.

Grantsville baseball

Grantsville Youth Baseball will be holding registration for spring baseball each Saturday in February from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at both Grantsville High School and Grantsville Junior High School. Players can also register at

13U Super League

TC Lightning baseball is looking for three or four hardworking players to add to its roster. The team practices indoors during the week and outdoors weather permitting. The squad plays doubleheader games on Saturday with the season running from April 19 through June 1 plus a few additional tournaments. Those interested in trying out for the team should call or email Heath Fackrell at 435-830-8934 or

College basketball

The Utah Utes (17-8, 6-7) will host No. 4 Arizona (23-2, 10-2) Wednesday night in the Huntsman Center. The Utes split games last week with a win at USC and a loss at UCLA. BYU (18-10, 10-5) split a pair of road games last week losing at Pacific (5-9, 14-11) 89-82 and winning at Saint Mary’s (9-5, 19-8) 60-57. The Cougars host No. 25 Gonzaga (13-1, 23-4) on Thursday.

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