Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 14, 2013
Sports Wrap – March 14, 2013

Tooele football

There will be an informational player-parent meeting for all those interested in playing football at Tooele High School next year. The meeting will cover the summer schedule, fees and other important information regarding football next season. The meeting will be held Thursday, March 28 at 6 p.m. in the Tooele High School commons area.

Tooele youth baseball

Did you miss the first week of the Tooele High School Baseball team youth clinic? There are still two more sessions on Saturdays March 16 and March 23. Kindergarten-fourth graders will practice from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., while fifth-eighth graders will practice from noon to 1:30 p.m. The clinic will be held at the Dow James Baseball Field. In case of inclement weather, go to the THS gym. The $20 fee covers both weeks of the clinic. Participants can register the day of the camp, or call the THS finance office at (435) 833-1978 extension 2106 to pre-register. Please call Coach Catham Beer at (435) 830-8190 if you have any questions.

Tooele soccer

After a 0-0 first half, Bear River scored three goals in the second half to defeat Tooele 3-1 in boys soccer. Caden Arnold scored a second-half goal for the Buffaloes on a penalty kick. The Buffaloes host Payson today and Maeser Prep on Monday before hosting Stansbury on Tuesday.

Russell earns honors

Philip Russell, former Tooele High School athlete and educator in the Ogden School District for 42 years, will be inducted into the Utah Sports Foundation Coaches Hall of Honor Tuesday, March 19 at South Towne Expo Center. Russell is being honored for outstanding success in athletics, and influencing for good the young people under his tutelage, and who led by example in promoting dedication, hard work, character developing and leadership. Russell worked 38 years as the coach of the Ogden High School girls basketball team. He won five state championships and 10 region championships. Russell compiled 500 career wins and coached five high school All-Americans. The new gym at Ogden High School was named after Coach Phil Russell on Feb. 11, 2011.

Umpires needed

Grantsville youth baseball is looking for umpires for the 2013 season. Season starts April 13 and ends June 6. Ages involved are 6-12. The first game is a Saturday, and the rest of the games will be during the week. Email: if interested.

College basketball

Jarred DuBois scored 15 of his 22 points in the second half, Jodan Loveridge added 15 as the Utes opened the PAC-12 tournament with a 69-66 win over USC. Utah (14-17) faces the Cal Bears (20-10) at 7 p.m. tonight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Utah State (21-9) opens the WAC tournament tonight against Texas-Arlington (17-12) at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Weber State (24-5) takes on Northern Arizona tonight at the Big Sky tournament in Missoula, Mont. Southern Utah (11-19) faces North Dakota (15-15) in the Big Sky tourney.

Utah Jazz

Kevin Durrant scored 23 points with 10 rebounds as the OKC Thunder rolled to a 110-87 victory over the Jazz Wednesday night. Gordon Hayward and Enes Kanter came off the bench to combine for 32 points for the Jazz with Hayward scoring 20 and Kanter 12. Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson led the team in rebounds with seven each. Utah sits in ninth place in the Western Conference standings one-half game behind the Los Angeles Lakers. Utah (33-32) hosts the Memphis Grizzlies (44-19) Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBA TV. The Grizzlies have won six straight heading into Friday’s game at Denver.

How to catch walleye

Many Utah walleye anglers think the spring spawn is the best time to fish for walleyes. In reality, the best walleye fishing doesn’t start until after the spawn. And, in Utah, good walleye fishing can be found through the summer and fall. It’s time to start making plans to head for Deer Creek, Lake Powell, Starvation, Yuba and Utah Lake for some great walleye fishing this year. On Tuesday, March 19, a panel of top Utah walleye anglers will tell you how they catch walleye at the 21st Annual Utah Walleye Seminar. The free seminar starts at 7 p.m. in the Department of Natural Resources Auditorium, 1594 W. North Temple in Salt Lake City. For more information, visit the Rocky Mountain Anglers website at or call the DWR at 801-538-4700.

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