Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 31, 2013
Sports Wrap – January 31, 2013

Tooele Ute Conference

A coaches meeting for the Tooele Ute Conference youth tackle football league will be held on Monday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Tooele County building at 47 South Main St. The main topic of discussion will be deciding on head coaches and assistant coaches for the upcoming 2013 season. The public is invited to e-mail any questions about the league to

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.

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

Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson combined for 47 points as the Utah Jazz (25-21) defeated the New Orleans Hornets (15-31) 104-99 Wednesday night at EnergySolutions Arena. Utah trailed 29-19 after the first quarter, but outscored the Hornets 32-18 in the second quarter to take control. Millsap also led the way with his 10 rebounds while Randy Foye led in assists with eight. With the victory the Jazz inched one game ahead of Houston in the Western Conference standings for seventh place. Utah hosts ninth-place Portland on Friday and then plays at Portland on Saturday. The Jazz host Sacramento on Monday.

College basketball

BYU plays at Pepperdine tonight and hosts Santa Clara on Saturday. The University of Utah hosts Colorado on Saturday. Utah State plays at Idaho tonight and at Seattle on Saturday. Weber State plays at North Dakota tonight and at the University of Northern Colorado 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.

Super Bowl

The 47th Super Bowl will kick off at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday with the San Francisco 49ers pitted against the Baltimore Ravens. For the first time in Super Bowl history, two brothers will face off against each as head coaches. Jim Harbaugh coaches the 49ers and John Harbaugh coaches the Ravens.

Wild turkeys

The Division of Wildlife Resources relocated more than 100 Merriam’s turkeys from South Dakota to eastern Utah on Jan. 17. The project is part of the DWR’s efforts to increase Utah’s turkey population. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks officials trapped the birds in western South Dakota. Then, the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) partnered with the DWR to transport the birds to Utah. Most of the birds were released in Avintaquin Canyon, Yellowstone Canyon and Bitter Creek in northeastern Utah. About 30 birds were also released near Joes Valley Reservoir in the central part of the state. The turkeys come from an area with high elevations and cold temperatures, similar to Utah’s conditions. Only healthy birds were moved, and DWR officials expect the birds to thrive. To ease the turkeys’ transition, officials will feed the birds over the next few months. “I was delighted when I got the call that [the DWR] was going to get some birds,” says Mike Pritchett, turkey specialist with SFW.The NWTF and Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife (SFW) will provide feed and volunteers for the project. The DWR reintroduced wild turkey to the state in 1952. Since then, the population has grown to about 20,000 birds.

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