Deseret Peak Softball
A meeting for all coaches and players of Deseret Peak softball will be held March 1 at 7 p.m. at the Deseret Peak Fireman’s Museum.
It is mandatory for at least one team member to attend.
For more information, contact Aaron at 241- 0057.
Mustangs win, Wildcats fall
Dugway stayed one win off the Region 18 boys basketball leading pace set by West Desert Wednesday when both squads posted league victories over region foes.
The Mustangs rolled to a 73-52 triumph over Tintic Wednesday in Eureka while the Hawks captured a 72-62 win over Wendover at Trout Creek.
West Desert finished its league campaign with an 11-1 region record, while Dugway is now 10-1 in region action. The Mustangs must beat rival Wasatch Academy Friday at 7 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant to tie West Desert for the Region 18 boys basketball title. If the two teams remained deadlocked after regular season action, a coin flip will determine the first and second seed from the league for the Class 1A State Boys Basketball tournament March 2-5 at Southern Utah University in Cedar City.
Due to deadlines being moved up for the newspaper to Wednesday evening, a story on the two games could not be published. A story on the two games will be published in a future edition.
Come join the fun. Sign up to play Grantsville Girls Softball, ages 5-18, at the Grantsville or Stansbury branch of Tooele Federal Credit Union during banking hours Feb. 22-March 5 or during Jr. Jazz games on Feb. 26. Cost is $45. Call Troy at 884- 0375 with questions.
Girls softball set
Registration for the Tooele Girls Recreation Softball League will be held at Macey’s Little Theater later this month.
The sign-ups are set for Feb. 23 from 6-9 p.m., Feb. 26 and Mar. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entry fee is $45 for all ages. There will be a late sign-up fee of $10 for anyone after the Mar. 5 registration date. Birth certificates will not be needed. The season begins at the first of April and runs through June. Anyone wishing to coach a team should please register for a team at sign-up or call any of the listed numbers below.
For more information or to sign-up as a coach call Judy at 843-0980, Diana at 833-0435, Curtis at 882-7800 or Earl at 882-7321.
The Grantsville Youth Baseball League has scheduled a meeting for Feb. 23 at Grantsville City Hall at 7 p.m.
All interested parents, coaches and league officials are encouraged to attend the meeting.
THS soccer alumni
This year’s Boys soccer game will be held on Saturday, April 9, at Tooele High School. Any past players who plan on playing must contact Coach Wilcox to reserve a spot. Players will not be allowed to play if they do not call. Coach Wilcox can be contacted at Tooele High at 833-1978, home at 843-7013 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call ASAP to reserve your spot.
Babe Ruth changes
The Tooele County Babe Ruth Baseball League has made some revisions to the various age group leagues to keep the league competitive and improve the quality of play for the players.
During the past three to four seasons, President John Wright has discussed several possible changes with league board members, coaches and state officials.
“We are very cautious about making changes to the league,” he said.
“We study the proposed changes very carefully over a period of time before implementing them.”
After many hours of discussions the league is prepared to announce new policies that will take affect this season. These changes should benefit the league and players.
In the Cal-Ripken, ages nine through 12, there have been many discussions about the expansion of the American League and changes to the pitching rules in the National League. The American League will expand from four to six teams this season to allow more opportunities for 11- and 12-year-olds to improve their skill level on a competitive basis.
This revision was experimented with about eight years ago and was deemed unsuccessful due to lack of competitive players. “We have increased our registered players significantly since then and we should have adequate numbers of competitive players to fill the teams. Only time will tell,” said President Wright.
In the National League, players will only pitch until they turn 12. After the player turns 12, they can continue to play in the league but will not be able to pitch. This revision will create more opportunities for younger pitchers to develop.
Another major change is in the Tooele Babe Ruth 13-, 14-15 yearold programs. For many years players from Tooele and Grantsville have played in the same upper division league.
With the growth that has occurred in Grantsville City in the past few years and with the encouragement from the National Babe Ruth organization to have all individual Cal Ripken programs feed into a local Babe Ruth divisions program, it has become necessary to allow the Grantsville program to split from the Tooele league and allow them to organize their own 13, 14-15 year-old league. Interleague play is still possible to occur between the two leagues.
“We believe these changes will improve league play for all involved and will better prepare the Tooele League for future changes that are being planned by the National Babe Ruth organization,” President Wright stated.
Tooele baseball registration set
The Tooele Babe Ruth Baseball League has scheduled the 2005 registration for the last two weeks of February.
The sign ups will be from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 24, from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 26, all at Tooele City Hall. All local youth ages six through 15 are encouraged to register for the local baseball program. Birth certificates are required for all players. Playing age is based on the player’s age as of July 31, 2005.
Boundaries for the Tooele Babe Ruth Baseball League for ages six through 12 includes incorporated and unincorporated areas of Tooele City, Lincoln/Pine Canyon, Erda, Stansbury Park, Lake Point, Stockton, Rush Valley, Clover, St. John, Ophir, Vernon, the government installation of Dugway and all areas east of Sheep Lane road in Erda. Players living west of Sheep Lane or in the bounds of Grantsville City must play in the Grantsville Youth Baseball League.
Boundaries for the 13, 14-15 year-old leagues are the Tooele County boundary lines, excluding Grantsville City and areas west of Sheep Lane.
Where a player attends school has no bearing on where he plays baseball. Players who do not register to play within their league boundaries are ineligible for tournament play and technically are ineligible for season play.
Registration fees are $38 for players six through eight while the fee for players nine through 12 are $73, with $10 refunded upon the player’s parent completing one shift at the snack bar during the 2005 baseball season. Registration for players 13-15 is $88.
Due to limited facilities, registration will be on a first-come basis. Late registration applicants will be put on a waiting list and will be assessed a $10 late fee. Tshirts will be given to the first 400 players to register.