Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

July 22, 2021
Sports Wrap – July 22, 2021

Stansbury plays Friday

Stansbury’s 19-and-under American Legion baseball team will face Kearns on Friday at 10 a.m. at Pleasant Grove High School in the first round of the single-elimination state tournament. Kearns is a sixth seed in the tournament and Stansbury 11th.

Kearns swept a doubleheader against Stansbury on June 16 winning 8-6 and 8-0. The 16-team tournament continues until July 31.

Tooele wins tourney games

Tooele 17-and-under American Legion baseball team picked up a 2-0 victory in the state baseball tournament against Corner Canyon. The double-elimination tournament started Monday and Tooele lost 4-3 to Skyline. Coach Randy Dean said it was a tough loss for his squad because Tooele led 3-2 going into the bottom of the seventh. 

Tooele rebounded with a 9-8 victory over Lone Peak on Tuesday, and then was knocked out of the tournament with a loss to Vernal later in the day. 

“We just ran out of gas in the second game Tuesday,” Dean said.

Stansbury 17u is also out of the tournament with a loss to Helper.

Murray wins varsity prep tourney

Murray held off a late rally by Herriman in the bottom of the seventh inning in the tournament championship game. Facing a bases loaded, no out situation in the seventh, Murray was able to give up only one run and secure back-to-back championships in the Salt Lake County Varsity Prep baseball league tournament. Murray edged Herriman 3-2 for the championship. 

Murray defeated Grantsville in the championship game last year. The Cowboys reached the championship game two straight years and this year reached the semifinals.

Milwaukee wins NBA title

Milwaukee waited 50 years for a second NBA title.

Giannis Antetokounmpo ended one of the greatest NBA Finals ever with 50 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 105-98 on Tuesday night to win an entertaining series 4-2 and cap off a joyous return to a fan-filled postseason after last year’s NBA bubble.

It was the third game this series with at least 40 points and 10 rebounds for Antetokounmpo, a dominant debut finals performance that takes its place among some of the game’s greatest, according to Antetokounmpo finished with 35.2 points, 13.2 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game while shooting 61.8%, the first player in finals history to reach those numbers.

Khris Middleton scored 17 and Bobby Portis 16 in the final game for the Bucks. Chris Paul scored 26, Devin Booker 19 and former Jazzman Jae Crowder 15 for the Suns.

Phoenix led 2-0 in the series before the Bucks won four straight.

How to stay safe around bison

During the last two years, there have been several instances when visitors to Antelope Island were charged and injured by a bison. While these incidents are quite rare, people should still be aware of what to do if they happen to encounter a bison.

“People usually get too close,” Antelope Island Park Manager Jeremy Shaw said. “They always want to get closer and closer for photos. But ultimately, any time there is a dangerous interaction with wildlife, it’s because the person got too close.”

Here are a few tips for how to avoid making a bison aggressive if you encounter one:

If you see a bison and it stops what it is doing and starts paying attention to you, you are too close and should slowly back away. 

If a bison is in the middle of the road, wait for it to pass. Do not get out of your vehicle.

If a bison is on the side of the road, feel free to slowly drive past it. But again, stay inside your vehicle.

If you see a bison in the distance, do not walk across the rangeland to get closer to it. Take your photos from a safe distance.

If you are hiking and a bison is close to or on the trail, you should either back away and return the way you came, or leave the trail and give the animal a very wide berth when passing it. It is OK to go off the trail if your safety is at risk.

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