Mustangs share league title
Dugway had come too far to fall short in a tough game Friday at Mt. Pleasant.
The dynamic duo of Dane Schofield and Matt Bate combined to score 39 points and lead Dugway to a 54-42 triumph over rival Wasatch Academy.
Schofield popped the cords for 27 points and Bate hit for 12 to lead the way for the Mustangs. Taylor Schofield contributed six and Cody Stromberg netted five.
Reo Tahara fired in 13 and Chris Kayonga contributed 10 for the Tigers.
The win forced Dugway into a tie with West Desert for the Region 18 boys basketball league crown with identical 11-1 region records. The Mustangs won the coin flip to grab the top seed into this week’s Class 1A State Boys Basketball tournament at Southern Utah University in Cedar City. The west desert school will meet today’s playoff winner between Valley and Altamont Wednesday in first round state action at 11:30 a.m.
A story on the games will be published in a future edition.
Wildcats fall in state playoff
Wendover battled to gain the highest state seed left available in the Region 18 ranks. The Wildcats did just that when Wendover rolled to a decisive 105-47 victory over East Carbon Friday at WHS.
Matt Mascaro poured in a game high 25 points and Manuel Alvarez pumped in 18 to lead the way for the ’Cats. Ciano Sweat also provided 13 and Brayen Soriano hit for nine. The lopsided triumph enabled Wendover to earn the third seed from the region ranks and a home playoff game Monday against West Ridge Academy.
Unfortunately, the Fighting Eagles refused to cooperate with the ’Cats and spoiled Wendover’s bid for a state tournament berth when West Ridge rallied for an 18-12 outburst in the final frame of the game to capture a 72-66 victory and eliminate the ‘Cats from post-season play.
Mascaro fired in 25 and Segio Sanchez netted 14 to pave the way for the ’Cats in the game. Soriano contributed 12 as well.
A story on the games will be published in a future edition.
Cowboys soccer set to start
The Grantsville High boys soccer team will open the 2005 season Wednesday when the Cowboys venture to Price to tangle with Carbon in a pre-season affair against the Dinos.
The team is coached by Casey Walker. The Cowboys are also scheduled to travel to Hurricane Saturday to take on Hurricane and Miller in pre-season contests as well.
Deseret Peak Softball
A meeting for all coaches and players of Deseret Peak softball will be held March 1 at 7 p.m. at the Deseret Peak Fireman’s Museum.
It is mandatory for at least one team member to attend.
For more information, contact Aaron at 241-0057.
Tooele boys soccer alumni
This year’s Boys soccer game will be held on Saturday, April 9, at Tooele High School. Any past players who plan on playing must contact Coach Wilcox to reserve a spot.
Players will not be allowed to play if they do not call. Coach Wilcox can be contacted at Tooele High at 833-1978, home at 843-7013 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call ASAP to reserve your spot.
Babe Ruth changes made
The Tooele County Babe Ruth Baseball League has made some revisions to the various age group leagues to keep the league competitive and improve the quality of play for the players.
During the past three to four seasons, President John Wright has discussed several possible changes with league board members, coaches and state officials. “We are very cautious about making changes to the league,” he said. “We study the proposed changes very carefully over a period of time before implementing them.” After many hours of discussions the league is prepared to announce new policies that will take affect this season. These changes should benefit the league and players.
The Rookie Division – ages six through eight – will see a dramatic change. In the past, T-ball was for youth six and seven and machine pitch was for eight. Last year, the league experimented with eight-year-olds pitching the ball to players at mid-season. This year, the league will be split into three divisions – T-Ball for six, machine pitch for seven and players will pitch to each other for the majority if not all season in the eightyear- old league. All three leagues will be using Saf-T-Balls to assure the safety of each youth player.
In the Cal-Ripken, ages nine through 12, there have been many discussions about the expansion of the American League and changes to the pitching rules in the National League. The American League will expand from four to six teams this season to allow more opportunities for 11- and 12-year-olds to improve their skill level on a competitive basis.
This revision was experimented with about eight years ago and was deemed unsuccessful due to lack of competitive players. “We have increased our registered players significantly since then and we should have adequate numbers of competitive players to fill the teams. Only time will tell,” said President Wright.
In the National League, players will only pitch until they turn 12. After the player turns 12, they can continue to play in the league but will not be able to pitch. This revision will create more opportunities for younger pitchers to develop.
Another major change is in the Tooele Babe Ruth 13-, 14- 15 year-old programs. For many years players from Tooele and Grantsville have played in the same upper division league. With the growth that has occurred in Grantsville City in the past few years and with the encouragement from the National Babe Ruth organization to have all individual Cal Ripken programs feed into a local Babe Ruth divisions program, it has become necessary to allow the Grantsville program to split from the Tooele league and allow them to organize their own 13, 14-15 year-old league. Inter-league play is still possible to occur between the two leagues.
“We believe these changes will improve league play for all involved and will better prepare the Tooele League for future changes that are being planned by the National Babe Ruth organization,” President Wright stated.
Tooele Babe Ruth needs uniforms, equipment returned The Tooele babe Ruth Baseball League is asking all parents and coaches to search their garages and closets for player pants and equipment. A number of pants were not returned at the end of last season. By reusing the pants each year the cost of registration can be reduced. Several coaches still have not turned in their equipment from last season. Those items are also critical to keeping league coasts to a minimum. If you have any of these items, please call 882-6854 for pick-up.
Sign up for girls softball
Come join the fun. Sign up to play Grantsville Girls Softball, ages 5-18, at the Grantsville or Stansbury branch of Tooele Federal Credit Union during banking hours Feb. 22-March 5 or during Jr. Jazz games on Feb. 26. Cost is $45. Call Troy at 884- 0375 with questions.
Girls softball sign ups slated
Registration for the Tooele Girls Recreation Softball League will be held at Macey’s Little Theater later this month.
The sign-ups are set for Mar. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entry fee is $45 for all ages.
There will be a late sign-up fee of $10 for anyone after the Mar. 5 registration date. Birth certificates will not be needed. The season begins at the first of April and runs through June. Anyone wishing to coach a team should please register for a team at sign-up or call any of the listed numbers below.
For more information or to sign-up as a coach call Judy at 843-0980, Diana at 833-0435, Curtis at 882-7800 or Earl at 882-7321.
Grantsville baseball goes WBBA
The Grantsville Youth Baseball League held a meeting last week for all of those involved with the league.
In the meeting Grantsville announced it would move from the national organization Cal Ripken League return to the smaller organization WBBA affiliation.
President Clay Barney said registration for the 2005 season will be held Wednesday March 2 and 9 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday March 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., all at Soelberg’s in Grantsville.
Interested players can also register for the league at the Stansbury branch of the Tooele Federal Credit Union beginning Wednesday March 2.
Players ages five through 12 are encouraged to register. Since changing to the smaller organization, Grantsville can accept registration from anyone inside the Tooele County border within the proper age qualifications.
NFL Spring flag football sign ups
The NFL Spring Flag Football registration will take place at the Play Local Adult & Youth Sports (PLAY) office, 1212 N. Main in Tooele, next to Domino’s Pizza.
The league is open to both boys and girls ages six through 14 and everyone can play quarterback to wide receiver. Registration is Tuesday-Thursday fro 4:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entry fee is $45.
To register or for more information call 843-7333, ext. 104 or 882-0253.
Jazz In It place high
Tooele Junior and Mini Allstar cheerleaders were proud to represent Tooele and Grantsville last week at two big competitions in Salt Lake City.
Both the minis and juniors received COA first place trophies at the University of Utah. Then, the juniors received fifth place and the minis took first in the USA competition at Cottonwood High School. In both competitions all qualified for the nationals.
These Jazz In It squads are under the direction of Shawndi Beacham and Susan Trujillo. Ten Star All Star basketball camp Applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All- Star Summer Basketball Camp. The camp is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply.
Past participants include: Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill and Antawn Jamison.
Players from 50 states and 17 foreign countries attended the 2004 camp. College basketball scholarships are possible for players selected to the All-American Team. Camp locations vary. For a free brochure, call (704) 373- 0873 anytime.
Jazz lower tickets at credit unions
Utah credit unions have partnered with the Utah Jazz to raise money for the Utah Credit Unions’ 100 Percent For Kids Foundation, a non-profit organization that awards 100 percent of its donated funds to Utah classrooms.
The public can purchase home game discount tickets for upperbowl seats during the 2004-2005 Jazz regular season. For every ticket purchased, the Jazz will make a $3 donation to the 100 percent For Kids Foundation. Regular $34.50 seats will be discounted to $24.50 and regular $27.00 seats will be discounted to $20.00. The public can take advantage of this program by printing off a discount voucher available at www.americafirst. com or www.utahjazz.com and presenting it at a Delta Center Ticket office or by calling 355- DUNK and mentioning the promotion. The voucher is required for pick-up of Will-Call tickets. One hundred percent of donations made to the 100 Percent for Kids Foundation will reach Utah classrooms; not one cent will be spent on administrative costs. The Foundation will award over $88,000 to Utah schools this quarter. To make a donation, please contact: Foundation Coordinator Megan Risbon, 1805 S. Redwood Rd., Salt Lake City, UT 84104, (801) 887-2329 or visit: www.100percentforkids.com.