Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 20, 2014
Sports Wrap – February 20, 2014

Grantsville softball

Grantsville Girls Softball Recreation League sign-ups will be held on Saturdays, 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. 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 www.grantsvillesoftball.com/GGSL.

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 http://grantsvillebaseball.baberuthonline.com.

13U Super League

TC Lightning baseball is looking for three or four hard working 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 Heathfackrell@gmail.com.Heathfackrell@gmail.com.

Utah Jazz

Former Jazz guard Deron Williams scored 19 points to lead Brooklyn over Utah 105-99 Wednesday night at EnergySolutions Arena. Alec Burks led the Jazz with 23 points, and Enes Kanter scored 18 points with 10 rebounds in the loss. The Jazz (19-34) play at Portland on Firday, and then host Minnesota Saturday and Boston on Monday.

Utes lose in OT

Utah had the No. 4 team in the nation in trouble and could not close it out. Gabe York and Nick Johnson each scored 15 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 13 and fourth-ranked Arizona escaped with a 67-63 overtime victory against the Utes on Wednesday night. It was a game of missed opportunities for Utah (17-9, 6-8 Pac-12). Delon Wright botched a dunk just before the halftime buzzer, Jordan Loveridge missed a key free throw and Brandon Taylor was off target on three straight from the foul line with a chance to give the Utes the lead in overtime. “There’s plenty of mental things we have to clean up, but you know, I thought the kids battled,” Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak said. Utah hosts Arizona State (19-7, 7-5) on Sunday at 6 p.m. on ESPNU.

BYU vs. Gonzaga

BYU hosts league-leading No. 25 Gonzaga on Thursday at 9 p.m. The Cougars are 12-1 at home and have won their last nine in the Marriott Center. Thursday’s game will be televised live on ESPN2. Gonzaga leads the all-time series 6-2, and defeated the Cougars 84-69 on Jan. 25 in Spokane, Wash. BYU hosts Portland (7-7, 15-11) on Saturday at 7 p.m.

USU basketball

Utah State men’s basketball was beaten by No. 6 San Diego State, 60-45, Tuesday night at a sold-out SDSU Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl. USU slides to 15-11 overall and 5-9 in Mountain West action, while SDSU improved to 23-2 overall and 12-1 in MW play. The Aggie senior duo of guard/forward Spencer Butterfield and center Jarred Shaw netted 10 points apiece to lead USU. The Aggies host Fresno State at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Snow geese

It’s a sight you have to see to believe: thousands of white snow and Ross’ geese lifting off Gunnison Bend Reservoir amid honks and the beating of wings. You can see this spectacle on Friday and Saturday at the annual Delta Snow Goose Festival. The festival will be held at and near Gunnison Bend Reservoir, just west of Delta. As many as 20,000 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. The festival is a terrific activity for the whole family. “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.” You can learn more about the festival at www.deltagoosefestival.com.

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