Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

May 15, 2014
Sports Wrap – May 15, 2014

Region 11 girls golf

Tooele High School golfer Paige Christensen finished in first place in the final Region 11 golf standings, and two players from Stansbury finished in the top 10. Christensen finished her eight region rounds with a total of 703. Madison Giles of Bear River placed second at 720. Stansbury’s Star Martin finished third at 752, and Koralee Kaufman placed seventh at 794. The Stansbury team nabbed first place at the final two meets to cut the gap between them and Bear River in the final team standings. Bear River grabbed the region crown with 41 points followed by Stansbury at 37, Tooele 30, Grantsville 13 and Ben Lomond 13.

Tooele baseball

There will be an information meeting for all incoming 9th-12th grade boys interested in playing summer baseball for Tooele High School. The meeting will be held Wednesday, May 21 at 6 p.m. in the THS library. Please contact Coach Beer at cbeer@tooeleschools.org if you have any questions.

Friends of NRA

The Tooele County Friends of NRA will hold its annual banquet and auction May 31 at the Deseret Peak Convention Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. Richard’s Roundup will cater the event. Drawings, games, silent and live auctions will raise funds to support national, Utah State and Tooele County shooting sports and firearm safety programs.  Lots of guns, ammo, shooting accessories and collectible merchandise will be auctioned or given away as prizes.  Please contact David Gumucio (435) 830-3337; Shawn Kelly (801) 859-6701; Valerie Tanner (801) 706-8488; Stephanie Barlow (801) 200-8055; or Michael Harrison (801) 448-2549 for ticket purchases and details. People may also purchase tickets online at www.friendsofnra.org. Advanced ticket purchases are encouraged as seating is limited.

NBA Draft Lottery

The Utah Jazz will participate in the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday, May 20, to determine the positioning of the team’s top selection in the 2014 NBA Draft. The Draft Lottery will be televised at 6 p.m. MT on ESPN from the Disney/ABC Times Square Studios in New York City. Utah is currently slotted with the fourth pick in the Lottery but can finish anywhere between No. 1 -7, owning a 10.40 percent chance of winning the top pick and a 33.69 percent chance of moving up to a top-three pick (see below for a chart with the full odds). The Jazz also owns two additional picks in the 2014 Draft, with a set selection at 23rd (from Golden State) and either 34th or 35th overall, pending the outcome of the Lottery.  Bryan Miller, son of Jazz owner Gail Miller and the late Larry H. Miller and President of Miller Inspiration, will represent the team on stage, while Jazz President Randy Rigby and General Manager Dennis Lindsey will also be in attendance for the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery. This will be the first time a member of the Miller family has served as the Jazz team representative during the NBA Draft Lottery. Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, Kevin O’Connor (in 2004-06, 2010-11), and Rigby (2013) were the Jazz’s on-stage participant for each of the franchise’s six previous Lottery appearances. The 2014 NBA Draft will take place on Thursday, June 26 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., beginning at 5 p.m. MT (broadcast on ESPN).

Superbike Shootout

Miller Motorsports Park will host a Superbike Shootout Motorcycle over the weekend of May 24-25 when the top professional Superbike and Sportbike racing teams return to Miller Motorsports Park in conjunction with Round 2 of the Utah Sport Bike Association’s Vortex Masters of the Mountains championship. The weekend will include a full field of Pro Superbike and Pro Sportbike teams, plus a full slate of racing for the amateur UtahSBA teams. Also on the weekend schedule are Round 3 of the National Auto Sport Association’s (NASA) Utah Region championship and Round 3 of the Utah Kart Championship.

Turkey hunt

Hunters who have been afield during this spring’s general statewide turkey hunt are finding good success — especially in southern Utah. If you don’t have a permit for the hunt yet, it’s not too late to get one. The hunt runs until May 31. Permits aren’t limited in number, so you’ll have no problem getting one. You can buy a permit at www.wildlife.utah.gov. Permits are also available from more than 300 hunting license agents across Utah and at Division of Wildlife Resources offices. Tips and tactics to help you take a turkey are available at www.wildlife.utah.gov.

 

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