Wrestling mania at THS
Tooele High School will host its annual Best of the West Tournament on Friday and Saturday with 16 teams competing. Some of the state’s top teams will participate including Uintah, Maple Mountain and Union along with Tooele, Stansbury and Grantsville. Matches start at 1 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday. Tooele’s Zach Coffman will so compete in the 13th Annual All-State Dual on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at UVU. Coffman will face Josh Searle of Maple Mountain in the 182-pound match. Tooele’s Seth Manning is an alternate for the 170- pound match.
Winless teams will battle
Grantsville travels to Ben Lomond tonight for a girls game and something has to give. Neither the Cowgirls nor the Lady Scots have won a game this year.
Super League tryouts
Tryouts for a youth baseball super league based out of Grantsville will be held at Predator Sports on Saturday, Jan. 5. Tryouts for 9U players will be held at 9 a.m., 10U at 10 a.m., 11U at 11 a.m. and 12U at noon. Players who make the teams will also be able to participate in their local Cal Ripken City League. For more information contact email@example.com.
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. Practices will begin Jan. 7, 2013. Players must have been born in 2002. If interested please contact Glenda Bender (435) 882-8375.
The FMWR racquetball tournament is scheduled to begin in late January. Categories will include men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles. The deadline to register for the tournament is Jan. 18. The tournament is open to the public. Call TEAD FMWR Physical Fitness Center at (435) 833-2159 to register.
The 2013 FMWR Adult Coed Volleyball League will begin on Jan. 22. Deadline to sign up is Jan. 14 and the program is open to the public. Entry fee is $100 per team for non-depot teams. Register and sign up at Building 1002, or call 2159 and register over the phone with a credit card. Teams can compete in the recreational league on Tuesday nights, the competitive league on Thursday nights, or both. Players must be 18 years of age or older and out of high school to play in the league. For more information call (435) 833-2159.
BCS bowl games
The Fiesta Bowl is set for this Friday, Jan. 4 with Oregon against Kansas State at 6:30 p.m. The BCS National Championship game will be held on Monday, Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in Miami at Sun Life Stadium, pitting the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame against the Crimson Tide of Alabama.
The Utah Jazz snapped a three-game losing streak Wednesday by blasting the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-84. Gordon Hayward and Enes Kanter both came off the bench to combine for 32 points with Hayward scoring 17 and Kanter 15. Four other players scored in double figures including Marvin Williams, Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson and Jamaal Tinsley. Kanter also led the team in rebounds with eight. Former Jazzman Andrei Kirilenko scored 12 for the T-Wolves and hauled in seven rebounds. Kevin Love grabbed 10 rebounds for Minnesota. The Jazz play at Phoenix on Friday, at Denver on Saturday and host Dallas on Monday. Following a second magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) it was determined that Mo Williams will undergo surgery on his right thumb on Friday. Following the procedure, his thumb will be placed in a splint for approximately six weeks, at which point he will be re-evaluated.
The University of Utah (8-5) lost a heartbreaker Wednesday night in overtime at Arizona State (12-2). The Utes led 54-53 with 39 seconds left in overtime when Jahii Carson scored a game-wining layup with 35 seconds remaining. The Utes led by three when Carson sank a 3-pointer in regulation to send the game into overtime. Utah will play at No. 3 Arizona (12-0) on Saturday. BYU (10-4) hosts Loyola Marymount (7-6) tonight and plays at San Francisco on Saturday. Utah State (11-1) hosts Seattle (5-6) tonight and Idaho (5-6) on Saturday. Weber State (7-3) hosts Northern Colorado (3-7) tonight and North Dakota (3-8) on Saturday.