Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 17, 2013
Sports Wrap – January 17, 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.

Tooele boys basketball

Bear River pounded Tooele 90-54 Wednesday night in Garland to give the Buffaloes their sixth region loss. The Bears jumped out quickly to a 21-5 first quarter lead and continued to roll. Tyler Woodruff scored 18, Justin Pollmann 16, Tyler Lawrence 13, Ace Hymas 4, Ryan Brady 2 and Tanner Hollien 1. The Buffaloes begin the second half of Region 11 play on Friday when they travel to Ben Lomond for a 7 p.m. tip. Tooele hosts Grantsville on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

Stansbury boys basketball

Stansbury dropped behind by 10 points after the first quarter and could never quite catch up to the Ben Lomond Scots Wednesday night in Ogden. Stansbury trailed 27-21 at intermission and 33-29 after three quarters. Ben Lomond won the game 44-40. Ryan Robbins scored 13, Taylor Graves 8, Nico Chacon 5. Stone Tia, Tom Griffith and Tyler Johnson each scored 4 points with Gage Manzione adding 2. Stansbury plays at Grantsville on Friday.

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

Matthew Dellavedova hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift St. Mary’s past BYU Wednesday night at the Marriott Center 70-69. Tyler Haws hit a jumper with 2 seconds remaining to give the Cougars a 69-67 lead, but Dellavedova took the inbound pass at mid-court, dribbled across the line and sunk a long 3-pointer. St. Mary’s hit 7-of-11 3-pointers in the second half with Stephen Holt connecting on five 3-pointers. Haws led BYU with 23 points and Matt Carlino scored 16. The University of Utah dropped to 0-5 in PAC-12 action with a 75-65 loss at Washington State. The Utes play at Washington on Saturday. BYU hosts San Diego. Utah State plays at New Mexico State tonight.

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. 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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