Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

May 8, 2014
Sports Wrap – May 8, 2014

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 Saturday against Morgan at 10 a.m., Stansbury will travel to Payson for a game against Uintah at 11:15 a.m. and Tooele will play against Juan Diego at Juan Diego at 1:30 p.m. Each team 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. 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 Thursday at Spanish Fork Complex. If they lose, they will play a second game Saturday at 2 p.m. in the double-elimination tournament. Grantsville plays at Payson against Union on Saturday at 10 a.m., and Stansbury plays against Juan Diego at Cedar City at noon.

Buffalo Stampede

The Tooele High School football team will hold its Second Annual 50-mile bike ride fundraiser Saturday, May 10. Each player will ride the 50-mile course, which will be held at Miller Motorsports Park. Each player 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-old must have a parent with them to sign the waiver. All riders must wear a helmet. Registration will be from 6-7 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 kbrady@tooeleschools.org or call 435-833-1978 ext. 2130.

BYU offers Anderson

The BYU football team has offered a scholarship to Stansbury’s Zayne Anderson. Anderson played as a safety and running back last year for the Stallions, and returns for his senior season next year. Anderson had 13 carries for 167 yards last year and four touchdowns. He had 61 tackles and one interception.

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 andl 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. Advanaced ticket purchases are encouraged as seating is limited.

Salt Lake Bees

The Bees lost to the Las Vegas 51s 7-5 Wednesday night in 10 innings at Smith’s Ballpark. Salt Lake got off to a fast start with Luis Jimenez hitting a two-run homer in the first inning. It was Jimenez’s fifth home run in his last four Triple-A games. The bats stayed hot in the second inning with Matt Long and Luis Martinez scoring after getting on base with hits. The 51s came back scoring three runs in the last two innings of the game to tie. Las Vegas earned got the go ahead run in the 10th inning when Eric Campbell scored off of an Allan Dykstra line drive single. The Bees finish up the home series against Las Vegas with games at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. The Bees play a four-game series at Sacramento and Reno next week.

Women’s Edition

Organizers of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah have added a cycling event for elite and professional women Aug. 6 to coincide with the men’s professional stage race. The Tour of Utah Women’s Edition will be a circuit race at Miller Motorsports Park, taking place at the same venue that will serve as the finish of Stage 3 for the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. The men’s professional race, known as “America’s Toughest Stage RaceTM”, expanded to seven days this year and will take place Aug. 4-10.

 

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