Tooele football meeting
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 Wednesday, April 2 at 6 p.m. in the THS commons area. For more information contact coach Kyle Brady at 435-833-1978 ext. 2130 or by email, which is the best way to reach him, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tooele tennis team defeated Cyprus 5-0 on Wednesday. Posting singles victories for Tooele were Jacob Nielson over Charles Mills 6-0, 6-0, Jacob Vanderwerken over Ethan Loertscher 6-1, 6-2 and Carson Breweron over Braden Warner 6-3, 6-1. Tooele won the two varsity doubles matches with Spencer Hahne and Josh Orton winning 6-0, 6-1, and Bryson Day and Orin Gonzales winning 6-0, 7-6.
Defending 3A champion Juan Diego defeated Grantsville 5-0 in tennis on Tuesday in Draper. The Cowboys had difficulty at first and second singles against the defending champions with 6-0, 6-0 losses. Matt Waldron battled hard at third singles, but lost his match 6-2, 6-4. The closest match of the day was at No. 2 doubles where Lane Sutton and Tytan Thurgood lost the match 5-7, 4-6, 6-3. The first doubles team of Dallin Dalton and Jacob May also had a close match, losing 2-6, 4-6.
The Stallions picked up a big Region 11 victory Tuesday afternoon in Ogden with a 4-0 shutout over Ben Lomond. Tyler Williams scored a pair of goals with his first one in the opening half, and a second goal in the second half. Taylor Johansen scored the second goal of the game, and Caleb Andersen hit the third goal of the game in the second half. Goalkeeper Shane Conn recorded the shutout. Coach Brandon Andersen said his team dominated the game. “We always play hard, but this game we played phenomenal as a team. We had four other shots hit the post and at least a dozen shots on frame,” he said. Stansbury improves to 4-1 on the season and will host Grantsville on Friday at 3:30 p.m.
The Stallion baseball team opened Region 11 play with an 11-0 shutout at Ben Lomond on Tuesday. Stanbury hosts the Scots again on Friday at 3:30 p.m.
The defending 3A champs knocked 14 hits and rolled to a 9-0 victory at Hunter on Tuesday. Stansbury’s home game on Friday against Maple Mountain has been cancelled. The Stallions will play at Alta on Monday at 3:30 p.m.
The Buffaloes dropped a second straight game by only one run Tuesday with a 4-3 loss at Bear River. Tooele gets another chance against the Bears when its hosts Bear River on Friday at 3:30 at Dow James Park. Olympus defeated Tooele on Wednesday in Salt Lake City 11-0.
Jordan Loveridge scored 16 points for Utah (21-12), but the Utes fell to Saint Mary’s 70-58 in the first round of the NIT tournament on Tuesday night. Utah led the entire first half and was up 41-31 with 12:30 remaining before struggling down the stretch. The fifth-seeded Utes missed five of their last six shots and committed four turnovers. Kerry Carter scored 10 points over the final 5 minutes as Saint Mary’s stormed back to win the game. Utah shot 50 percent (6-12) from behind the arc. Carter missed his first five shots before making a pair of 3-pointers, recording a steal and scoring on a fast-break layup to complete the remarkable comeback for the Gaels (23-11) after guard Stephen Holt fouled out. Holt, Saint Mary’s second-leading scorer, had 15 points. Brandon Taylor added 14 points for Utah, and Delon Wright pitched in 10.
Utah Valley University’s historic season came to an end on Wednesday in the opening round of the NIT, 77-64, at Haas Pavilion against California. It was the program’s first ever trip to the NIT in a season the Wolverines also won the WAC regular season in the school’s first year in the league. UVU (20-12) was led by two of its seniors: Holton Hunsaker scored 22 points, hitting 5-of-8 from 3-point range, and Ben Aird added 19. The duo finish their careers second and third on the all-time scoring list at UVU.