Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 24, 2013
Sports Wrap – January 24, 2013

Havili to play at Utah

Stansbury High School football player Allan Havili, a 6-foot-4-inch, 290-pound offensive and defensive lineman, has committed early to play football at the University of Utah, according to Stansbury head football coach Clint Christiansen. As a junior last season, Havili recorded 87 tackles. He has been a starter for the Stallions since his sophomore season with one more year of high school eligibility remaining.

Super League tryouts

Tryouts for a 13U super league baseball team will be held Saturday from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Grantsville High School’s old gym. All players from throughout Tooele County are invited to try out for the squad. For more information call Matt Miller (435) 830-2570.

12U Super league baseball

The TC Bandits, a 12U baseball team, will be holding tryouts for the upcoming spring season. Players should be 12 or younger on April 30, 2013 to participate. Tryouts will be held on SaturdayJan. 26 and Feb. 2 from 6-7:30 p.m., at the Dow James building. For questions please contact Heath Fackrell (435) 241-9440 or Chad Shields (435) 830-8405.

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

BYU (15-5, 5-1) faces 10th-ranked Gonzaga (17-2, 4-0) tonight in Spokane at 9 p.m. on ESPN2. The Cougars play at Portland (8-12, 1-4) on Saturday at 6 p.m. The University of Utah (9-9, 1-5) hosts California (10-7, 2-3) at 6:30 tonight and then hosts Stanford (11-7, 2-3) on Saturday. Utah State (14-3, 5-2) hosts Texas-Arlington (8-8, 3-4) tonight at 7 p.m. and Lousiana Tech (16-3, 7-0) on Saturday at 7 p.m. Weber State (8-0, 13-3) travels to Big Sky Country for a game at Montana State (7-9, 4-4 tonight at 7 p.m. and a game at Montana (12-4, 8-0) on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz (23-19) gave up a 22-point lead to Washington (9-31) Wednesday night, but held on to defeat the Wizards 92-88. Six Jazz players scored in double figures with Paul Millsap netting 16 and Gordon Hayward adding 15. Millsap also controlled the boards with 15 rebounds. The Jazz shot a woeful 25 percent from beyond the 3-point line hitting on 3-of-12 shots. The Jazz play at Los Angeles Friday night before coming home to host Indiana on Saturday and Houston on Monday.

Ice fishing clinic

You can learn how to fish through the ice, eat a hotdog or two and maybe win a prize at a free ice fishing clinic on Saturday. The Division of Wildlife Resources, the United Wildlife Cooperative (UWC) and Strawberry Bay Marina, to host the free event. “This event will be a fun way to learn how to ice fish,” says Scott Root, regional conservation outreach manager for the DWR. One of the best trout fishing waters in the country, Strawberry Reservoir is just off U.S. Highway 40, about 20 miles southeast of Heber City. Root says volunteers will be available to help you learn the techniques of ice fishing. The volunteers will also drills holes in the ice for you. Joe Donnell from Utah State Parks will demonstrate how to rescue someone who has fallen through the ice,” Root says. To prepare for the event, wear waterproof boots and dress for cold weather. For more information about the clinic, call the DWR’s Central Region office at 801-491-5678.

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