Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 21, 2012
Sports Wrap – February 21, 2012

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.

Accelerated softball

TC Predators 12U softball team looking for two or three more players, birth year must be 1999 or 2000. To try out please contact Gregor Dzierzon at 801-979-2272 or email at

Grantsville softball

Grantsville girls softball league sign-ups will be on Saturdays, Feb. 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.

World Superbikes.

The first round of the 2012 World Superbike circuit starts on Saturday at Phillip Island, Australia. Returning this year is defending champion Carlos Checa of Althea Racing Ducati. Tom Sykes was ultimately the man of the moment in two days of Superbike testing this week at Phillip Island. Sykes’s time of 1 minute 31.648 seconds remains the benchmark as the riders now gear up for the opening round of the 2012 FIM Superbike World Championship this coming weekend. The sixth round of the WSBK circuit is at Miller Motorsports Park on May 28.

Utah Jazz

The San Antonio Spurs pulled out a 106-102 victory over the Utah Jazz Monday night at EnergySolutions Arena. Tony Parker scored 23 points to lead the Spurs, who were without key players Manu Ginobili and Tiago Splitter , both expected to miss two weeks because of injury. Al Jefferson scored 20 points to lead the Jazz (15-16), who fell below .500 for the first time since Jan. 2, but he couldn’t get a midrange jumper to fall with 29 seconds left. Paul Millsap added 16 for Utah and Devin Harris 15. Josh Howard, in the starting lineup because of an injury to shooting guard Raja Bell, had 12 points. The Jazz travel to Minnesota for a game against the Timberwolves on Wednesday.

BYU basketball

The BYU Cougars still have a shot to tie for first place in the West Coast Conference if they can win their final two conference games at Gonzaga on Thursday and the home against Portland on Saturday. The Cougars would also need Saint Mary’s to lose one of its two final games on the road. The WCC basketball tournament runs Feb. 28 through March 5 in Las Vegas at the Orleans Arena.

Big game hunt

Time is running out to get your application in to hunt big game animals in Utah this fall. Applications to hunt big game — including deer – are due through no later than 11 p.m. on March 1. Before you apply for a general deer hunting permit, make sure to visit The Web page has information that will help you decide which of Utah’s 30 new deer hunting units to apply for. If you decide to apply for a Utah big game hunting permit, Judi Tutorow, wildlife licensing coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, has some advice: Apply before the last day of the application period. And when you apply, don’t forget to donate some dollars to help control coyotes in Utah. Tutorow also encourages you to consider joining Utah’s Dedicated Hunter program.

Snow Goose Festival

The Snow Goose Festival is set for Friday through Sunday 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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