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The Tooele soccer team used a stingy defensive effort to shut out Ogden while Jesse Wagner and Cody Cowley scored goals to produce a 2-0 Tooele triumph over the Tigers in the 4A state quarterfinals.
The victory over Ogden avenged the previous year’s 6-0 setback to the Tigers that knocked Tooele out in the quarterfinals.
With the victory, the Buffaloes advanced to the 4A state semifinals against Sky View at Woods Cross High. A victory would send Tooele to its first ever state title match.
Also, the Grantsville baseball team exploded for seven runs in one inning and 10 more in another to blast Region 13 champ Grand in the 2A semifinals at BYU. The lopsided triumph propelled Grantsville into the state championship game against league rival Juab.
The Cowboys were ready for some payback. The Wasps stung Grantsville for a pair of setbacks on April 26, 3-1 and 5-4, to sweep the season series.
Grantsville, Ogden and Morgan ended up in a three-way for the Region 13 championship on Thursday, May 12.
Camdin Nelson prevailed at first singles with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Morgan’s Ian Wirick in the first round and a 6-2, 6-4 triumph over Ogden’s Jackson Toliver in the championship match.
Carter Killian won the title at second singles in a three-set victory over Ogden’s Teagon Broadbent 4-6, 6-1, 6-3. Killian won in the first round in three sets over Benjamin Hadley of Morgan 6-0, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3).
Quinten White split his two matches at third singles. He dropped a three-setter in the first round to Rees Mecham of Morgan 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. And won his second match against St. Joseph 6-0, 6-2.
Gale Hill and Hunter Bell lost in the first round at first doubles to a tandem from Morgan 6-4, 6-2.
They easily won in the second round 6-0, 6-0 versus St. Joseph.
Logan Madsen and Brennan Harvey dropped a marathon match in the championship at second doubles against Morgan. They lost the title bout 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5). They won their first-round match easily 6-0, 6-1 against St. Joseph.
Grantsville lost at Waterford 3-2 on May 10. The Cowboys picked up victories at second singles and second doubles.
The 5A state tournament will run Thursday and Saturday at Liberty Park. The 3A tournament is slated for Friday and Saturday at Liberty Park.
The 5A state tennis tournament will run Thursday and Saturday at Liberty Park.
Cody Stump of Tooele is seeded No. 20 at first singles and Tanner Larsen of Stansbury is seedsed 27th.
McKay Anderson of Stansbury is ranked 27th at second singles, and Justin Palmer of Tooele is ranked No. 32.
Stansbury freshman Bowen Thomas is rated eighth in the state at third singles with Tooele’s Caedin Story 27th.
Tooele’s first doubles team of Wyatt Matthews and Jensen Nielson are seeded 24th and will face a tandem from Skyline in a play-in match.
Keller Crawford and Nash Tyler are seeded 27th at first doubles and will face a duo from Olympus in a play-in match at first doubles.
Tristan Eardley and Josh Malmgren of Tooele are listed as 18th at second doubles and will face a pair from Bountiful in a play-in match. Stewart Judd and Jarrett Randel of Stansbury are seeded 32nd at second doubles and will face a tandem from Spanish Fork in a play-in match.
Mavs shock Suns
The odds were stacked heavily against the Dallas Mavericks. In fact, 76.8 percent of Game 7s in the history of the NBA have been won by the home team.
In other words, the Mavs probably had a better chance of winning the Powerball than winning a Game 7 on the home court of the powerful Phoenix Suns, who easily were the best team in the NBA this season. But the Mavs took those stats, crumbled them up, threw them in the trash can and then went out and shocked the world and the Suns, 123-90, Sunday night at Footprint Center.
The stunningly lopsided victory shook up the NBA and helped the Mavs capture this best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals series, 4-3, and sent the Suns into a summer of heartache.
“No one gave us a chance,” coach Jason Kidd said. “A lot of people said it was going to be a blowout.
“Well, they were right. But they didn’t have us on the winning side.”
In fact, all 20 ESPN writers who cover the NBA picked the Suns to win this series. But the Mavs came out and led wire-to-wire while dominating a Suns’ team that had the best record in the league this season at 64-18, and the best home record in the league at 32-9.
“I know we were the underdogs,” point guard Luka Doncic said. “Everybody had the Suns to win this one, but like I said the whole locker room believe and that’s what won us the game.”
The Mavs now move on to the Western Conference Finals – for the first time since 2011 — against the Golden State Warriors. Game 1 of that best-of-seven series is Wednesday in San Francisco at 8 p.m.