25 years ago
Tooele County received some statewide bragging rights Friday, May 23, 1997.
Tooele High soccer and Grantsville High baseball claimed their respective state championships.
Tooele High upended Sky View 2-1 in overtime, Thursday and blanked Ben Lomond 2-0 Friday to seize the 4A State Soccer Championship at Woods Cross. The soccer crown is the first ever for the THS program.
Meanwhile, earlier in the afternoon, Grantsville avenged two losses to region rival Juab with a convincing 8-2 victory over the Wasps to claim the 2A State Baseball crown at Brigham Young University.
Tragedy struck the Buff soccer squad in early August when a traffic accident claimed the life of team member Spencer Parrot and injured another Ryan Giles.
The Buffs would defeat Box Elder, Ogden, Sky View and eventually Ben Lomond to claim the ultimate goal — a state championship.
At State, the Grantsville baseball team blanked Parowan, blasted Region 13 champ Grand and avenged their losses at Nephi with a state title over Juab on Friday. The Cowboys hadn’t played for the state crown since GHS claimed the baseball title in 1979.
Mark White scored a hole-in-one on Friday, May 13 at Stansbury Golf Course on No. 5 from 120 yards with a gap wedge. Witnessing the shot were Allie White, Jay Alba, and Shantel Alba.
Parker Hansen, Track
Katelyn Ruppel, Track
Kiera Stewart, Track
Brayden Allen, Tennis
Abram Magleby, Soccer
Tayson Alder, Soccer
Wyatt Barry, Soccer
Jordyn Wilder, Golf
Bryson Bowers, Track