Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 15, 2013
Sports Wrap – January 15, 2013

Region 11 drill teams

Grantsville High School will host the Region 11 drill team competition on Saturday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. All seven Region 11 schools will participate with competition in military, dance and kick. Cost is $5 for adults, $4 for students with an activities card and $3 for seniors.

Coffman wins

Tooele’s Zach Coffman posted another big victory to is wrestling resume on Tuesday, Jan. 8 when he defeated 4A’s top wrestler at 182 pounds Josh Searle of Maple Mountain 3-2 at the All-Star Classic at Utah Valley University in Orem. Tooele will host Morgan in a dual meet on Thursday and will compete in

Tooele Blast tryouts

The 12U Tooele Blast baseball team has positions open for the upcoming spring season. Players must be 12 or younger on April 30, 2013. For more information please call Bucky Whitehouse (435) 241-0220, Kevin Bunnell (801) 673-5806 or Guy Pannunzio (435) 840-8313.

TC United

TC United Soccer is currently accepting registrations for the upcoming spring season. For registration information please visit the website at

Accelerated softball

A 10U accelerated girls softball league is looking for players from Tooele County who are interested in playing in a league that will be playing at the South Jordan Softball complex on Friday nights starting in April and playing at various softball tournaments after league play is over up to June 30. Players must have been born in 2002. If interested please contact Glenda Bender (435) 882-8375.

College basketball

The University of Utah dropped two PAC-12 home games last week to UCLA and USC to plummet to 0-4 in league games. Utah plays at Washington State on Wednesday and at Washington on Saturday. BYU won its fourth straight WCC game with an 82-64 victory over Santa Clara on the road on Saturday. The Cougars host Saint Mary’s on Wednesday and San Diego on Saturday. Utah State defeated San Jose State on Friday at home 66-60 to improve to 14-1 overall and 5-0 in WAC play. The Aggies play at New Mexico State on Thursday night and at Denver on Saturday. Weber State defeated Southern Utah 81-74 on Thursday and Idaho State 70-54 on Saturday. This week the Wildcats host Northern Arizona on Thursday and Sacramento State on Saturday.

NFL playoffs

Only four teams remain in the chase for a shot at competing in the Super Bowl on Feb. 3 in New Orleans. San Francisco will face Atlanta at 1 p.m. on Sunday in the NFC Championship, and Baltimore will take on New England at 4:30 p.m. in the AFC Championship. The 49ers defeated Green Bay 45-31 to reach the championship while Atlanta edged Seattle 30-28. The Ravens defeated Denver 38-35 in overtime, and New England beat Houston 41-28.

Wasatch Back relay

Ragnar Relay Series, one of the fastest growing endurance races across the United States, now has the nation’s largest overnight running relay with 17,550 runners. Ragnar will host its first double relay event this year with the expansion of Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back on the race’s 10-year anniversary. This 197.4-mile, two-day, overnight team relay event will allow runners to experience the breathtaking views of Utah’s Wasatch Valley on Thursday, June 20 through Friday, June 21, with additional runners competing on Friday, June 21 through Saturday, June 22. The expansion is anticipated to allow an increase of more than 5,000 runners from previous records. “Over the past 10 years, the Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back event has become a can’t miss race for runners throughout Utah,” said Tanner Bell, co-founder of Ragnar Relay in 2004. “We’ve seen it grow from a small race with a bunch of friends to tens of thousands of people from around the world coming to Utah to experience their own running pilgrimage. With our tenth anniversary, we wanted to allow more people to experience what makes Ragnar such a unique team event, and expanding to a double day relay will allow us to do so without overcrowding the course.” Registration is now available online at and filling quickly. Ragnar Relay Series continues to be one of the fastest growing team endurance experiences in the world. Started in 2004 by Bell and former college roommate Dan Hill, in 2012 the event series hosted 15 races across the U.S. and in November announced its first international race in Ontario, Canada in June 2013.

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