3A baseball playoffs
Grantsville, Stansbury and Bear River each finished the Region 11 season tied for first place with 9-3 records. Based on region tiebreaker rules, Grantsville will host a first-round game on Saturday against Morgan or Union. Stansbury will travel to Payson for a game against Uintah, Bear River will travel to Desert Hills for a game against Park City and Tooele will play against Juan Diego at Juan Diego. Teams will also compete in a second playoff game Saturday win or lose.
3A softball playoffs
Region 11 champion Tooele will host Morgan at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Deseret Peak Complex in the first round of the 3A state softball playoffs. If the Buffaloes win the opener, they will advance to the state tournament on Thursday at Spanish Fork Complex. If they lose, the will play a second game on Saturday in the double-elimination tournament. Grantsville plays at Payson against Union on Saturday, and Stansbury plays against Juan Diego at Cedar City. Bear faces Uintah in Vernal on Saturday.
The Tooele High School football team will hold its Second Annual 50-mile bike ride fundraiser on Saturday, May 10. Each player will ride the 50-mile course which will be held at Miller Motorsports Park. Each players will collect pledges and sponsorships for completing the event. All proceeds from the event will go to support the THS football program. This event is also open to the public. The cost is $25 to ride and will include a T-shirt. All participants must sign a waiver the day of the race. Those under 18 years of age must have a parent with them to sign the waiver. All riders must wear a helmet as well. Registration will be from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. The ride will begin at 7 a.m. and continue until all riders are finished. For more information regarding this event please contact coach Kyle Brady at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 435-833-1978 ext. 2130.
Motorcycle racing enthusiasts throughout Utah and the Intermountain West will get a nice bonus 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 Utah Region championship and Round 3 of the Utah Kart Championship. The UtahSBA and Pro teams will compete on the 2.2-mile West Course at Miller Motorsports Park, while the sports cars of the NASA Utah Region will compete on the 2.18-mile East Course. Tickets for the event are priced at $6 per day for adults, with kids 12 and under admitted free of charge.
More deer permits
Members of the Utah Wildlife Board heard some encouraging news about Utah’s deer herds at their meeting on Thursday. Biologists base their hunt recommendations on deer classifications they do each year. During the classifications, biologists survey deer on their winter ranges to determine how many bucks, does and fawns are in the herds. The buck-to-doe ratio improved for the upcoming season. The success hunters found on general season units this past fall was the best it’s been since 2007. In 2013, a total of 84,600 hunters harvested more than 25,000 bucks on general season units. In 2007, a total of 97,000 hunters harvested about 28,000 bucks on general season units. The DWR will issue 84,800 deer permits this year compared to last year’s 84,600.
New assistant director
Kim Monkres, who has been an assistant principal and athletic director at Desert Hills High School in the Washington School District since 2010, has been named UHSAA Assistant Director. Monkres will begin her role with the UHSAA prior to July 1. Monkres has served on the statewide Athletic Director’s Executive Committee while her positions at Desert Hills have included hiring and training of coaches, managing the athletic department budget and tracking student-athlete eligibility. Prior to working at Desert Hills, Monkres was an assistant principal at Hurricane High School. A long-time UHSAA drill team judge, Monkres has served on the UHSAA Drill Team Committee since 2011. “I have loved my time at Desert Hills High School, and it is very difficult to leave the faculty, staff, students and community that I have grown to love,” Monkres said.