Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 21, 2013
Sports Wrap – March 21, 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.

THS softball camp

Tooele High School will hold its annual All-Skills softball camp for girls ages 8 to 14 on Saturday, March 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Deseret Peak Complex. Cost for the camp is 440, which includes T-sirt and lunch. Players can register at the Tooele High School finance office. Players can register until the morning of the camp. Contact coach Melanie Nelson with questions (435) 531-0894.

Erda coed softball

Erda Softball league accepting coed teams for the 2013 season. Contact Ty Judd  (435) 840-4379.

Stansbury youth football

Anyone interested in being a head coach for the Stansbury District of the Ute Conference football league please contact Tiffany Pritzkau at by Friday.

Overlake Golf

The Icebreaker tournament for Overlake men’s league is scheduled for Saturday, March 30. The format for this year’s Icebreaker is a two-man Ryder Cup (six holes scramble, six holes best ball, six holes alternate shot). Tee times will be between 10 a.m. and noon. League play will start on Tuesday, April 2.

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.

NCAA tourney

First-round games of the NCAA Basketball tournament starts today with 16 games. Another 16 games will be played on Friday with winners playing on Saturday and Sunday. Games in Salt Lake City at EnergySolutions arena today include Gonzaga (1) vs. Southern (16), Pitt (8) vs. Wichita (9), Arizona (6) vs. Belmont (11) and New Mexico (3) vs. Harvard (14). The Final Four is set for April 6 and the championship game April 8 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

College basketball

BYU will host Mercer at 7 p.m. on Monday in the NIT in a game televised by ESPN. Tyler Haws scored 37 points and Brandon Davies added 22 to lead BYU to a 90-79 win over Washington in the first round of the NIT Tuesday night. Matt Carlino scored 20 points, including 18 in the second half. Weber State blasted Cal-Poly 85-43 in a tournament first-round game Wednesday in Ogden. CIT second-round matches, dates and locations will be announced today. Ten Wildcats scored in the lopsided victory over Cal-Poly. Scott Bamford led the way with 23 and Kyle Tresnak scored 20. Joel Bolomboy and Frank Otis led the way in rebounding with eight and seven respectively.

Utah Jazz

James Hardin scored 29 points to lead the Houston Rockets over the Utah Jazz 100-93 Wednesday night in Houston. Jeremy Lin added 24 for the Rockets. Utah trailed by 19 at after three quarters, but outscored the Rockets 32-20 in the fourth quarter to narrow the gap. Gordon Hayward poured in 27 points, hitting 9-of-15 from the field with three 3-pointers. Utah falls 1 1/2 games behind the Lakers for eighth place in the Western Conference. The Jazz play at San Antonio on Friday and at Dallas on Sunday.

Spring fishing

Few people know the fishing waters in northern Utah better than Chris Penne. An aquatic biologist with the Division of Wildlife Resources, Penne manages fish populations in reservoirs across the northern part of the state. If you like to fish for trout, Penne says you should visit the following waters as soon as the ice starts to leave this spring: Lost Creek Reservoir, East Canyon Reservoir, Echo Reservoir, Mantua Reservoir, Birch Creek Reservoir and Rockport Reservoir. While trout fishing can be red hot as the ice starts to leave, great walleye, catfish and wiper fishing is also available. “I would definitely add Willard Bay and Cutler Reservoir to the list of waters to fish this spring,” Penne says. “Early-spring fishing at Willard can be hot for walleye. Data we collected last year suggests this year could be a particularly good one for walleye in Willard. The walleye population in the reservoir has increased in number.” Subscribing to the DWR’s Northern Region fishing report is a great way to stay updated on which reservoirs have open water and where fishing is the best.

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