Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 21, 2013
Sports Wrap – February 21, 2013

Grantsville youth baseball

Saturday, Feb. 23 is the last scheduled registration day for Grantsville youth baseball at Grantsville High School and Grantsville Junior High School from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The league is open to boys and girls ages 4-18. Email questions to

THS Fund Run

The Tooele High School track teams will hold their annual THS Track 5K Fund Run on Saturday, March 9 at 9 a.m. at Elton Park. Everyone is invited to come and support the THS track team by walking or running in the event. Cost is $15 and each participant will receive a T-shirt. This is an easy downhill 3.1 mile run from the gun club to Elton Park. Any questions call coach Al Bottema (435) 882-2902, coach Karen Ware (435) 882-0774, coach Bowser (435) 496-0242 or coach Johnson (435) 830-7487.

County softball

Tooele County Girls Softball is holding sign-ups on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Dow James Complex from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Registration information can be found on the league’s website at

Grantsville softball

Grantsville Girls Softball sign-ups ups will be every Saturday through March 2. Sessions will be held at Grantsville Jr. High, Grantsville High School and also in Stansbury at Soelberg’s from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A player’s birth certificate is needed to register. Cost is $50.

Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz are back in action on Saturday night with a game in Los Angeles against the Clippers. The Jazz return home to host the Boston Celtics on Monday and the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. Utah is in seventh place in the Western Conference one-half game behind sixth-place Golden State. NBA teams have until 1 p.m today to complete trades for the stretch run of the season.

College basketball

Craig Cusick tipped in Matt Carlino’s missed shot with 0.2 seconds left to lift BYU over Utah State 70-68 Tuesday night in the Marriott Center. The Cougars led by as many as 11 points in the second half, but USU came back to tie the game at 68 on Spencer Butterfield’s free throws with 56 seconds to play. With the game tied, BYU’s Tyler Haws grabbed an offensive rebound with 35 seconds remaining, which allowed the Cougars to hold the ball for the last shot. Haws scored 27 points for the Cougars while Butterfield came through with 21 points for the Aggies. Utah State outrebounded BYU 35-29. The Aggies (18-7, 9-5) host Illinois State (16-12, 7-9) Saturday at 7 p.m. BYU (20-8, 9-4) plays tonight at St. Mary’s (22-5, 11-2) at 9 p.m. on ESPN2. The Gaels defeated BYU 70-69 in the Marriott Center on Jan. 16 on a buzzer-beating 3-point shot from Matthew Dellavedova. The University of Utah (11-14, 3-10) plays at the University of Colorado (17-8, 7-6) tonight at 8 p.m. Weber State (19-5, 14-2) plays at Oral Roberts (17-10, 12-3) on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Hardware Ranch Elk

This weekend is the last chance for people to take sleigh rides through the middle of hundreds of wild elk. After Monday, sleigh rides at the Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area will be over until December 2013. On Monday, Brad Hunt, supervisor of the Hardware Ranch WMA, said about 500 elk, including several bulls, were still in the meadow the sleighs are pulled through. Since the WMA’s winter season opened on Dec. 14, more than 14,000 people have visited the WMA to ride on the sleighs. For more information about the ranch, visit You can also call the ranch at 435-753-6206 or email Hunt at or Marni Lee at

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. The public can see this spectacle Saturday and Sunday at the annual Utah 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 public can learn more about the festival at

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