Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 29, 2013
Sports Wrap – January 29, 2013

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 on Saturday, 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.

Utah Jazz

The Houston Rockets handed Utah it most-lopsided home loss in franchise history Monday night beating the Jazz 125-80. The Rockets have won three straight games and four of their last five. The Rockets and Jazz are now tied for seventh place in the Western Conference. Houston outscored the Jazz in every quarter on Monday leading 28-22 after the first quarter and 57-39 at halftime. At one point in the game the Jazz trailed by 50 points. Six Rockets scored in doubles figures with James Harden leading the way with 25 points. Houston shot 52.8 percent from the field and hit on 16-of-34 3-point attempts to average 47.1 percent from beyond the arc. The Jazz managed 39.5 percent from the field and 27.8 percent from the 3-point line. Randy Foye led the Jazz in scoring with 12 points. Utah (24-21) hosts New Orleans (15-29) on Wednesday and Portland (22-22) on Friday.

College basketball

BYU (16-6, 6-2) got back on track after losing to 7th-ranked Gonzaga (19-2, 6-0) by 20 on Thursday. The Cougars defeated Portland (8-14, 1-6) 85-67 in Portland Saturday night. Matt Carlino scored 24 points and Brandon Davies pulled down 11 rebounds for the Cougars in the victory over the Pilots. BYU plays at Pepperdine (10-10, 2-5) on Thursday. The University of Utah (9-11, 1-7) lost to Cal 62-57 on Thursday and Stanford 87-56 on Sunday. The Bears improved to 11-8 overall and 3-4 in PAC-12 play while the Cardinal improved to 11-8 overall and 3-4 in PAC-12 games. Utah hosts Colorado (14-6, 4-4) on Saturday in a game scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Utah State (14-5, 5-4) lost its fourth-straight game with losses to Texas-Arlington (10-8, 5-4) on Thursday and Louisiana Tech (18-3, 9-0) on Saturday. The Aggies lost 74-68 to Arlington and 51-48 to Louisiana Tech. The Aggies play at Idaho (8-11, 4-5) on Thursday and at Seattle (6-13, 1-8) on Saturday. Weber State (13-5, 8-2) dropped a pair of close games in Montana. The Wildcats lost 79-74 to the Montana State Bobcats (9-9, 6-4) on Thursday and 76-74 to the Montana Grizzlies (14-4, 10-0) on Saturday. The Wildcats play at North Dakota (8-11, 5-5) on Thursday and at the University of Northern Colorado (5-13, 3-7) on Saturday.

Miller Motorsports Park

The first major event at Miller Motorsports Park this season will be the Lucas Oil Off-Road Series on June 22-23. The event features the thundering, ground-pounding, 800-hp, two- and four-wheel-drive trucks and off-road buggies. Top drivers Brian Deegan, Jeremy “Twitch” Steenberg, Jeremy McGrath, Rob MacCachren and Carl Renezeder will be back to battle for race wins and championship points. The GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing Series is scheduled for Aug. 3-4. The weekend includes seven motorcycle racing events featuring the biggest and baddest road racing bikes in America. For more information visit Miller Motorsports Park is offering a discount on season tickets if purchased by Thursday. For more information call (435) 277-7223.

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