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January 2, 2014
Sports Wrap – January 2, 2014

Best of the West

Tooele High School will host the 15-team Best of the West wrestling tournament on Friday and Saturday. Wrestling begins at 1 p.m. Friday with the second round of matches slated for approximately 3:30 p.m. The championship semifinals will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday with the finals set for 3:30 p.m. An award ceremony will follow at 5:30 p.m. Teams include Ben Lomond, Brighton, Clearfield, Cyprus, Dixie, East, Granger, Grantsville, Hunter, Kearns, Maple Mountain, Richfield, Stansbury, Taylorsville, Tooele, Uintah, Union and West.

THS softball

Tooele High School will hold its annual all-skills softball camp for ages 8 to 14. The camp will be divided into five sessions: Jan. 9 6-8 p.m., Jan. 14  6-8 p.m., Jan. 23 6-8 pm, Jan. 29 7-8:30 p.m. and Feb. 4 6-8 p.m at the Tooele High Gym. Cost is $10 per session. If you pay up-front, all five sessions will be $40. Please mail your completed and signed camp application with payment to THS Softball Camp, 301 W. Vine St., Tooele, UT 84074 or register at the THS Finance Office. You can also register 15 minutes before each session begins. For more information contact Coach Melanie Nelson 435-531-0846.

GHS hoops clinic

Grantsville boys and girls basketball teams will be hosting a clinic starting Monday, Jan. 6 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The clinic will run every Monday for six weeks. The last night of the clinic will be on Feb. 10. The cost will be $35 and this will include a T-shirt. For more information please email Chris Baker at cbaker@tooeleschools.org or Megan Vera at mvera@tooeleschools.org.

Coed volleyball

The 2014 TEAD Adult Coed Volleyball League will begin play on Jan. 28. Deadline to sign up is Jan. 14. The program is open to the Tooele County Community. Entry fee is $150 per team. For more information or to sign up to to the TEAD Physical Fitness Center building 1002, or call 435-833-2159 to register over the phone with a credit card. Players must be 18 years of age or older and out of high school to play in the league.

Chariot Racing

Tooele Valley Chariot Club is back on the track and races will start on Saturday, Jan. 4 and will run each Saturday through Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. at the Deseret Peak Complex.

Bowl games

No. 15 Central Florida upset sixth-ranked Baylor 52-42 New Year’s Day in a Fiesta Bowl shootout in Tempe, Ariz. Central Florida never trailed in a tight game that was tied 28-28 early in the third quarter. Central Florida pulled away to lead 42-28 early in the fourth quarter and went up 52-35 with 4:44 remaining in the game. Other Jan. 1 bowl results include Nebraska over No. 22 Georgia 24-19 in the Gator Bowl; North Texas defeated UNLV 36-14 in the Heat of Dallas Bowl; No. 9 South Carolina beat No. 19 Wisconsin 34-24 in the Capital One Bowl; No. 16 LSU downed Iowa 21-14 in the Outback Bowl; and No. 4 Michigan State defeated No. 5 Stanford in the Rose Bowl. No. 11 Oklahoma faces No. 3 Alabama Thursday in the Sugar Bowl. The BCS National Championship game is set for Monday, Jan. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Pasadena, Calif. and will be televised on ESPN. The game features Florida State against Auburn.

Utah Jazz

Trey Burke barely beat the shot clock on a driving layup over Kemba Walker with 19 seconds left to power the Utah Jazz past the Charlotte Bobcats 83-80 Monday night. The Jazz (10-24)  hosted Milwaukee on Thursday, play at Los Angeles Lakers on Friday and host Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

Chukar hunting

The onset of winter is good news for chukar hunters. Once snow starts to fall, the birds concentrate in smaller areas. And that makes it easier to find coveys of birds. Also, because chukar partridge live in some of Utah’s driest areas, you don’t have to worry as much about getting your vehicle stuck in snow or hiking through deep snow, like you might while participating in other hunts. Colder weather also makes hiking less strenuous. And rattlesnakes are hibernating right now, so you don’t have to be concerned about them either. “In my opinion, this is the best time of year to hunt chukars,” said Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources.

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