Babe Ruth tourney
Tooele Babe Ruth will host the 10-year-old Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament at Parker’s Park in Overlake from July 22-26. Teams from California, Guam, Hawaii and Utah will compete to see who will advance to the Cal Ripken World Series. Games are scheduled at 1 p.m., 4, p.m. and 7 p.m. each day and admission is free. Schedule updates available at www.tooelebaseball.org.
THS boys golf
Tryouts for the Tooele High School boys golf team will start Monday, July 28, at 8 a.m. at The Links at Overlake. For more information contact head coach Fred Killpack at 435-830-1258.
Coy Bingham sank a hole-in-one Monday at Stansbury Park Golf Course. The 9-year-old golfer scored the ace on the seventh hole from 106 yards away with a hybrid club. Witnesses were his father Colby Bingham, Sean Buckner and Kacey Woolsey.
Germans celebrate victory
The newly-crowned world champions appeared tired but overjoyed as they arrived in Berlin on Tuesday morning, proving that sleep is overrated when you have just won the FIFA World Cup. Philipp Lahm and his teammates touched down at Tegel Airport at 10:08 a.m. local time to continue their marathon celebration with the fans at home. On Sunday, Germany became the first European team to win the FIFA World Cup in South America thanks to a 1–0 extra-time victory over Argentina.
Former Bees in all-star game
For baseball fans and players, there is nothing quite like the Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game. It is the only time of year you can see all of the greatest players in the game in one place. This year’s mid-summer classic features four players, Erick Aybar, Mike Trout, Scott Kazmir and Francisco Rodriguez who have put on a Salt Lake uniform and all of them have worked under the guidance or played with Bees Manager Keith Johnson. The game will be played tonight at Target Field in Minneapolis.
El Paso edges Bees
The El Paso Chihuahuas rallied from a three-run deficit to edge the Salt Lake Bees 5–4 on Sunday night to avoid being swept in the three game series. Bees’ outfielders Brennan Boesch and Shawn O’Malley will play in the PCL All-Star Game Wednesday night in Durham, North Carolina. O’Malley is batting .343, while Boesch is hitting .322. After a three-day break for the all-star game, the Bees return home on Thursday for a four-game home series against Las Vegas.
Jazz sign Hayward
The Utah Jazz announced on Saturday that the team has retained its right of first refusal and matched the offer sheet extended to guard/forward Gordon Hayward by the Charlotte Hornets. “As we have said since the start of last season, we have always seen Gordon Hayward as a significant part of the future of the Utah Jazz,” said Jazz General Manager Dennis Lindsey. “Gordon is a young, multi-faceted player and a high-character individual who we are pleased will remain a member of the Jazz for many years to come.” Hayward (6–8, 220, Butler) appeared in 77 games (all starts) for the Jazz in 2013–14, averaging career-highs of 16.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.4 steals in 36.4 minutes (10th in NBA) to become just the second player in Jazz history to average at least 16 points, with five-or-more rebounds and assists in a season (Pete Maravich in 1974–75 and 1976–77).
Paul Birdsey, cold water sport fisheries coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says high-elevation waters in Utah provide some of the state’s best summer fishing. Those waters include lakes in the Uinta Mountains in northern Utah and the Boulder Mountains down south. Birdsey says trout feed actively when the water temperature is between 55 and 65 degrees. “Fifty five to 65 degrees is the ideal water temperature for trout,” he said. “And, fortunately, that’s the temperature high-elevation lakes in Utah stay at throughout the summer. That’s the main reason they’re such great places to fish.” A wide variety of opportunities are waiting for you in the Uinta Mountains in northern and northeastern Utah. The opportunities range from lakes next to state Route 150 (the Mirror Lake Highway) that are stocked with fish weekly to backcountry lakes that you have to hike or ride a horse to reach. “The lakes next to Route 150 are great places to take your family fishing,” Birdsey said.