Morgan beats Tooele
The Trojans started fast and bolted out to a 34-12 lead over Tooele in the first quarter and ran away with the game, downing the Buffaloes 112-68 Friday night in Morgan. Tooele is still seeking its first Region 11 victory and will have the opportunity to notch a region win when it hosts Ogden on Wednesday night.
Grantsville Recreation Girls Softball League meeting to be held Monday, Jan. 14 at the Grantsville Fire Station at 7:30 p.m. Review of last year’s happenings, plans for 2013, executive committee will be determined, dates for sign ups and any new rules/bylaws will be discussed and voted on. If you want to have a voice in the growth of the league then you won’t want to miss. For more info go to www.grantsvillesoftball.com.
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 20, 2013. For more information please call Bucky Whitehouse (435) 241-0220, Kevin Bunnell (801) 673-5806 or Guy Pannunzio (435) 840-8313.
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.
Gordon Haywood scored a career-high 27 points including four 3-point baskets to lead the Jazz past the Dallas Mavericks 100-94 Monday night at EnergySolutions Arena. Utah trailed 60-74 heading into the fourth quarter, but outscored the Mavericks 26-14 in the final quarter. Dirk Nowitzski returned to the Dallas lineup and scored 20 points in the game. Utah will finish out the week on the road at Charlotte on Wednesday, at Atlanta on Friday and at Detroit on Saturday. The Jazz return home to host the Miami Heat on Monday at 7 p.m.
National Championship game
Alabama Crimson Tide rolled over the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame Monday night in the BCS National Championship game 42-14. Alabama scored four touchdowns in the first half and added a fifth touchdown midway through the third quarter to lead 35-0 before Notre Dame scored a TD with 4:08 left in the third quarter. Offensive MVP Eddie Lacy scored two touchdowns and rushed for 140 yards on 20 carries behind Bama’s dominating offensive line. AJ McCarron completed 20 of 28 passes for four touchdowns and 264 yards. It was the second biggest blowout in BCS title game history behind USC’s 55-19 victory over Oklahoma in the 2005 Orange Bowl.
The University of Utah nearly stunned third-ranked Arizona Saturday night losing 60-57 in Tucson. Utah missed a 3-point shot at the buzzer that would have sent the game in overtime. The Utes host UCLA on Saturday and USC on Monday. BYU won big and barely escaped in games last week. The Cougars defeated Loyola Marymount 92-51 at home on Thursdays and came from behind to edge San Francisco on the road Saturday 80-76. BYU plays at Pepperdine on Thursday at 7 p.m. and hosts Santa Clara at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Utah State ran its WAC record to 4-0 and overall record to 13-1 with victories over Seattle 75-66 on Thursday and Idaho 82-75 in overtime on Saturday. The Aggies host San Jose State on Friday.