Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

June 8, 2022
Sports Wrap – June 8, 2022

25 years ago

Tooele had been in the hunt for a 4A State Golf Championship for three strait seasons. In 1997, the Buffs linksters fell a few strokes shy of state champion Spanish Fork with a 309 at Mountain Dell Golf Course. 

The Buffs still managed to bring home some hardware with a second-place state trophy with a 312.

Tooele trio Kasey Dunlavy, Brock Griffith and Nick Jones were honored May 21 as 4A All-State selections at the Utah PGA Section All-State banquet at University Park Hotel.

Later in the week, Chicago star Michael Jordan was ill most of the day prior to Game 5 of the NBA finals.

But the entire state of Utah was left ill after Jordan hit another dramatic shot to lift the Bulls to another thrilling triumph 90-88, in front of 19,911 heartbroken fans at the Delta Center. 

The gutsy effort by the five-time MVP gave Chicago a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven NBA championship series.

GHS track stars

Grantsville’s Kyler Wright placed second in the 400 meters in the 3A classification  at the Utah State Track Championships in May. Ethan Rainer placed third in the 200 meters and Matthew Harris finished sixth in the 110 meter hurdles.

Utah Grizzlies

It was a breakthrough season for the Utah Grizzlies, who won their first division championship and advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2008. Their nine playoff wins were the most in team history since 1996 and their 42 regular season wins was the most since 2000, when the club won 45 games.

Ryan Kinasewich was hired as Grizzlies Head Coach and General Manager on September 27, 2021, replacing Tim Branham, who became an assistant coach with the AHL’s Colorado Eagles. Kinasewich and assistant coach Teigan Zahn were outstanding in leading the club to an exciting season. Charle-Edouard D’Astous had a year for the ages. D’Astous led the Grizzlies and all league defenseman with 26 goals. 

D’Astous became the first Grizzlies defenseman to win the league’s Defenseman of the Year award. D’Astous followed up an incredible regular season with an equally amazing postseason run, where he broke a league record for goals in one postseason with 19. D’Astous also set a new league record with 11 power play goals in one playoff year. D’Astous led the club with 7 game winning goals in the regular season.

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