Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 5, 2013
Sports Wrap – March 5, 2013

THS Fund Run

The Tooele High School track teams will hold their annual THS Track 5K Fund Run on Saturday, March 9 at 9 a.m. at Elton Park. Everyone is invited to come and support the THS track team by walking or running in the event. Cost is $15 and each participant will receive a T-shirt. This is an easy downhill 3.1 mile run from the gun club to Elton Park. Any questions call coach Al Bottema (435) 882-2902, coach Karen Ware (435) 882-0774, coach Bowser (435) 496-0242 or coach Johnson (435) 830-7487.

Deseret Peak softball

Registration is now open for the 2013 men’s and coed leagues. The fee is $425 per team and must be paid by April 24. Cash or check payments can be made at the convention center office at Deseret Peak or by credit card over the phone by calling Chris at 843-4003. Any questions regarding the leagues contact Jeff at 840-1735.

Wildlife Federation

The Tooele County Wildlife Federation is having its annual banquet Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m. at the Tooele Senior Citizens Center, 59 E. Vine St. Cost is $8 plus membership. Membership is $5 for a single, $20 for a family and $25 for corporate. There will be door prizes, a raffle and an auction. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 882-4767 or 882-6795.

Pro Series West

Greg Pursley rolled to his third career win at Phoenix International Raceway Saturday, but the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West veteran didn’t get it without a fight from his new teammate. Pursley led 56 laps, taking the lead back from Cameron Hayley on Lap 56 en route to winning the Talking Stick Resort 60. Hayley, 16, finished second to give Gene Price Motorsports a 1-2 finish. Michael Self finished third, Derek Thorn fourth and Sergio Pena fifth. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West returns to Miller Motorsports Park on Sept. 13-14.

Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz lost for the fourth time in five games Monday with a 109-108 overtime loss at Milwaukee. The Bucks trailed by four points heading into the fourth quarter, but made up the difference to send the game into overtime. MIlwaukee’s newly acquired J.J. Redick scored the Bucks’ first eight points in overtime to lead his team to victory. Derrick Favors tied a career high with 23 points and added 15 rebounds for Utah. Paul Millsap had 22 points and 14 rebounds, Alec Burks added 19 points and Enes Kanter had 18 points. The Jazz play at Cleveland on Wednesday and at New York on Friday.

College basketball

BYU could not pull off a major upset Thursday night at home against then ranked No. 2 Gonzaga. The Zags led by 11 points with 10:51 left in the game, but the Cougars tied it at 60-60 with 4:18 remaining. Gonzaga outscored BYU 10-5 in the in the finals minutes to finish off the Cougars. On Monday, the Associated Press ranked Gonzaga (29-2) as the top team in the nation. On Saturday, the Cougars (21-10) held on to defeat WCC’s last place team Loyola Marymount (8-22) 73-70 to finish third in the conference. The University of Utah (11-17) lost at Cal 64-46 on Thursday and at Stanford 84-66 on Sunday. Utah closes out the season with home games against Oregon State (13-16) on Thursday and 19th-ranked Oregon (23-6) on Saturday. Utah State (19-9) lost at No. 25 Louisiana Tech (26-3) 84-61 on Thursday and at Texas-Arlington (17-10) 61-46 on Saturday. The Aggies host Texas State (9-20) on Thursday and Texas-San Antonio (8-20) on Saturday. Weber State (22-5) grabbed big road wins last week at Sacramento State (14-13) Thursday 70-55 and at Northern Arizona (11-18) Saturday in overtime 80-78. The Wildcats host Portland State (8-18) on Thursday and Eastern Washington (9-20) on Saturday to close out the regular season. Weber State will play in the Big Sky Tournament March 16-18 which will be held on the home court of the regular season champions. Montana leads the conference by one game over Weber State. The Grizzlies close out the season at home against Sacramento State and Northern Arizona.

Boat check

The Division of Wildlife Resources will conduct administrative checkpoints for boaters and anglers across Utah this spring, summer and fall. At these checkpoints, officers will inspect watercraft and monitor compliance with the state’s fishing regulations.

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