Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 6, 2012
Sports Wrap – March 6, 2012

THS Fund Run

The Tooele High School track team will host its anual 5K Fund Run at 9 a.m. on  Saturday, March 17 at Elton Park. Cost is $15 per entrant and participants will receive a free T-shirt. This is a very easy 3.1 mile run. Runners start at the Tooele Gun Club and run down to Elton Park. It is all downhill. Runners can sign up the day of the race at Elton Park and will be shuttled up to the top of the course. Any questions call coach Bowser at (435) 496-0242 or caoch Bottena at (435) 882-2902 or (435) 830-5108.

Tooele Ute Football

There will be a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, March 13 for anyone interested in coaching or being part of the Ute football program in Tooele. The meeting will be held at the Best Western Inn conference room. For more information please contact Shawn Walker at (435) 840-0851.

U10 Comp Soccer

Players are needed for a U10 boys competition soccer team based in Tooele County. Players must be born after Aug. 1, 2001. For more information, contact Stephanie Barrus at or (435) 843-1079.

Wildlife Federation

The Tooele County Wildlife Federation will hold its annual banquet on Saturday, March 10 at 6 p.m. at the Tooele County Senior Citizens Center. Cost is $8 per person. Membership dues are $5 per individual or $20 per family. There will be a raffle, auction and door prizes. For more information call 882-4767 or 882-6795.

12U baseball

A 12U baseball team is looking for experienced competition players. If interested please call Brad (801) 580-1751 or e-mail

Folta dominates

Dixie State pitcher and former Tooele High School player Lauren Folta pitched a complete game while striking out six to lead Dixie State to a 5-1 win over Cal Baptist in the second game of the PacWest doubleheader Friday at Karl Brooks Field. Folta improved to 2-1 and pitched her best game of the season. She walked three batters but allowed no earned runs, dropping her season ERA to 2.82. Another Tooele High School player shined in the game. Senior Kelsey Mendenhall hit a three run towering home run down the left field line. It was Mendenhall’s team leading fourth of the season. Cal Baptist won the first game of the twinbill. DSC improved to 6-3 overall and 1-1 in PWC play and CBU dropped to 14-3 overall and 2-2 in PWC play.

Junior college tourney

Salt Lake Community College will host the Region 18 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships at the Bruin Arena, Lifetime Activities Center on the College’s Taylorsville Redwood campus. Along with Salt Lake Community College, North Idaho College, the College of Southern Idaho, Utah State University’s College of Eastern Utah, Snow College and Colorado Northwestern Community College will participate in the Region 18 tournament. The tournament winner will advance to the National Junior College Athletic Association Championship. The three-day tournament will begin March 8; tip-off for the first game is scheduled for 2 p.m. Former Stansbury High School players Marissa Robbins and Sharon Lyman play for the SLCC women’s team. The Region 18 basketball tournament is among the most competitive in the country; over the last 10 years, men’s and women’s junior college basketball teams from Region 18 have won four national championships, two second-place finishes and eight teams have qualified for the ‘Final Four’ of the national tournament.  In 2009, SLCC won the men’s national championship, rallying from a 15-point deficit in the final 11 minutes. In 2008, SLCC was the runner-up.

Utah Jazz win

Al Jefferson scored 25 points, Gordon Hayward added 23, and the Jazz snapped a six-game road losing streak with a 109-100 win on Monday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland has lost six straight and four in a row at home. Utah led by 17 points late in the second quarter and was still ahead 85-70 in the final seconds of the third period. The Jazz were ahead by double figures for most of the fourth quarter until Cleveland closed the lead to 105-100 with 48 seconds remaining. The Jazz put the game away at the foul line. Utah finished the first half with a 22-8 run to take a 56-41 lead into the locker room. Leading 34-33, the Jazz scored 10 straight points and took control in the final 8:46 of the period. Josh Howard scored six points, while Hayward and Watson hit 3-pointers. Utah plays at Charlotte Wednesday night.

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