Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 7, 2014
Sports Wrap – January 7, 2014

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.
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
The Tooele Valley Chariot Club raced on Saturday at Deseret Peak Complex. Rowdy No. 4 posted victories over Nobody and Critchlow No. 1; Fox’s defeated Rowdy No. 5. Rowdy No. 3 won against Critchlow No. 2, and Rowdy No. 1 won against Rowdy No. 2. Racing will on continue on Saturdays Jan. 11, 18 and 25 and Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. The public is invited to watch the action.
National Championship
Florida State scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter in a comeback victory over Auburn to claim the national championship in Pasadena, Calif., Monday night. Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston threw a 2-yard pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left to give the Seminoles a 34-31 victory. Winston struggled much of the night but was near perfect when the Seminoles (14-0) needed it most, going 6-for-7 for 77 yards on the game-winning, 80-yard drive. Winston was 20-for-35 for 237 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdown passes. Auburn (12-2) led 21-10 at halftime, but Florida State fought back to take the lead at 27-24 with 4:31 left in the game. Auburn went back out in front 31-27 on a 37-yard run with 1:19 remaining. The Seminoles responded with the game-winning drive that included a 49-yard completion to Rashad Green. The SEC had won seven consecutive national championships prior to Florida State, of the ACC, winning on Monday night.
Utah Jazz
The Utah Jazz defeated Milwaukee 96-87 at home Thursday night, and lost to the Los Angeles Lakers 110-99 on Friday night. The Jazz (11-25) outscored the Bucks 54-41 in the second and third quarters with Derrick Favors leading the way with 21 points and 11 rebounds. At Los Angeles, the Lakers (14-19) jumped out to a big lead to start the game. Los Angeles led 30-12 after one quarter. Gordon Hayward scored 22 and Enes Kanter grabbed nine rebounds. Utah will play three straight at home against Oklahoma City on Tuesday, Cleveland on Friday and Denver on Monday.
Ute basketball
After losing a heartbreaker in overtime 70-68 to Oregon on Thursday, Utah rolled past Oregon State 80-69 on Saturday. The Utes lost to No. 10 Oregon in the Pac-12 opener for both teams as the Ducks scored on a breakaway dunk with one second left in overtime. One possession changed the game as the Utes set up for a potential game-winning shot in the waning seconds of overtime. Dominic Artis tipped a pass intended for Dallin Bachynski to Damyean Dotson, who then raced down the court for a breakaway dunk with one second left. On Saturday, Brandon Taylor scored 23 points on 7-of-9 shooting and dished out eight assists to lead Utah to victory over Oregon State. Utah plays at Washington Wednesday, and at Washington State Saturday.
BYU basketball
First-time starter Skyler Halford scored 28 points Saturday night and BYU handily earned its first West Coast Conference win of the season 87-53 over San Diego. BYU (9-7, 1-2) shot 53.4 percent from the field (31-of-58) and Tyler Haws scored 17, Eric Mika, 13, and Kyle Collinsworth, 12. BYU hosts Pepperdine Thursday and Loyola Marymount Saturday.

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