Region 11 golf
The Bear River Lady Bears are out in front in team points after the first two rounds of Region 11 girls golf. Bear River finished first on Friday and first on Saturday in tourney action in St. George to total 10 team points. Stansbury finished second both days behind strong rounds from Star Martin, Koralee Kaufman, Hannah Pollock and Emmi Gertson. Both Martin and Kaufman trimmed their scores by nine strokes each in the second round on Saturday. Top local player was Tooele’s Paige Christensen, who fired 90 both days for a two-day 180 total. She finished second in individual competition to Bear River’s Madison Giles, who fired 175. Tooele’s team placed third, Ben Lomond fourth and Grantsville fifth.
The Tooele softball team won four out of five games at the SUNROC Invitational Friday and Saturday in St. George. Tooele defeated Riverton 11-8, Timpanogas 11-5, Lone Peak 15-1 and Granger 8-1. The only loss was to Olympus 9-3. Sierra Anderson smacked two home runs for the Lady Buffaloes in the victory over Riverton, and Alysia Roybal pounded a double. Lauren Frailey hit a double against Timpanogas. Tooele turned into a hitting machine against Lone Peak with 16 hits in a rout. Alyssa Arslanian was hot at the plate against Granger with a double and a triple. Tooele plays at Lehi Tuesday and at Westlake Wednesday. The Lady Buffs improved to 7-3 with the victories in St. George.
Stansbury lost to Oaks Christian, Calif., 10-0 Friday in St. George, but came back to shut out Lehi 5-0 later in the day. The Stallions also defeated Herriman 10-7 on Saturday. Stansbury scored three in the first inning against Lehi, and only allowed two hits. Stansbury trailed Herriman 4-2 when it rallied for six runs in the top of the third to take an 8-4 lead. Herriman trimmed it to 8-5 in their half of the third, and both teams scored two runs in the fifth. Stansbury plays at Hunter on Tuesday.
The Stallions will play two games against Ben Lomond this week with the first game at Ben Lomond on Tuesday, and the second game at home against the Scots on Friday.
Tooele’s Kathy Taylor will be honored with a distinguished service award on Tuesday, April 1 at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City. Those interested in attending the banquet should call Chuck Schell, 801-262-9095, or Neil Petty, 801-944-2379.
Andrew Harrell scored three goals and Grantsville won its third boys soccer game this season with a 4-3 overtime victory over Millard in Fillmore. Wesley Allen scored the other goal for the Cowboys. Grantsville hosts Tooele on Tuesday, will play at Wendover on Wednesday and then plays at Stansbury on Friday.
The Buffaloes lost 8-0 at Hunter on Friday and will play at Grantsville Tuesday before hosting Bear River on Friday. Tooele is 0-5 on the season.
The Stansbury soccer team blasted Beaver 9-1 on Thursday at Beaver. Clayton Holdstock scored two goals with six other players adding one goal each. Stansbury plays at Ben Lomond on Tuesday and hosts Grantsville on Friday.
BYU enters the 2014 NCAA Tournament as the No. 10 seed in the West Region. The Cougars will take on No. 7 seed Oregon on Thursday at 1:15 p.m. in the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wis. The game will be televised live on truTV. Weber State will meet Arizona Friday in San Diego. Arizona garnered the No. 1 seed in the West Region, with the Wildcats earning a No. 16 seed. The game will be played at the Viejas Arena in San Diego and will tipoff at 12:10 p.m. The game will be televised nationally on TNT.
Utah men’s basketball will travel back to the Bay Area for a first-round matchup in the National Invitational Tournament. The Utes will play at Saint Mary’s on Tuesday with the game televised on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. Utah is 14-2 all-time against the Gaels, winning the only meeting in Moraga back in the 2001-02 season, 41-35. Utah Valley University is set to make its first NIT appearance on Wednesday when it travels to Berkeley, Calif. to face California of the Pac-12. The game will tip at 7:30 p.m. at 8:30 p.m. MT and air on ESPN3.