Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

November 15, 2012
Sports Wrap – November 15, 2012

 Super League tryouts

The 12U Tooele Blast baseball team has positions open for the upcoming spring season. Players must be 12 or younger on April 20, 2013. A tryout will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. until noon. For more information please call Bucky Whitehouse (435) 241-0220, Kevin Bunnell (801) 673-5806 or Guy Pannunzio (435) 840- 8313.

Jr. Buffs basketball

Sign-ups for the Junior Buffs Basketball program for boys grades first through eighth will be available online through Saturday,  Nov. 17.  Login at http://www.tooelehigh.org. Registration can also be done in person at the Tooele High School finance office during these dates, or Saturday Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. – noon in the Tooele High School commons area.  For more information, please contact Mike Boren at mboren@tooeleschools.org or at (801) 870-9750. The fee is $70 which includes jersey, league play and end-of-season tournament. Coaches also are needed — sign up online or contact Mike Boren.

Grantsville Junior Jazz

Grantsville Jr. Jazz registration will be Saturday, Nov. 17 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Williams Video. Cost is $65 per player. For more information contact David Delaney at (435) 770-2471 or by email at daviddelaney49@yahoo.com.

Little Lady Buffs basketball

The Tooele High Girls basketball team is again sponsoring basketball clinics and games for girls. This will be open to all girls currently in grades first through eighth. The cost will be $60 and will include clinics, games, free admission to a THS girl’s game and a reversible jersey. You may register online at www.myschoolfees.com or at Tooele High School on Friday, Nov. 16 or Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you have questions please contact Coach Kris Ashby at kashby@tooeleschools.org.

Grantsville wrestling

Youth interested in participating in little league wrestling this year should contact Grantsville High School wrestling coach Clarence Evans, who also runs the little league program in Grantsville. The wrestling program is for kids ages kindergarten through eighth grade. For more information call Evans at (435) 841-9268.

Jensen scores 31

Former Grantsville Cowboy and Stansbury Park resident Sammie Jensen scored a career-high 31 points and added another double-double with 14 rebounds as Utah Valley defeated Utah State 78-62 Monday night at the UCCU Center in Orem. Jensen shot 12-of-16 from the field en route to her career-night. Jensen’s previous career-high was 24 points against Texas-Pan America. Her double-double was her second of the season in as many chances and her 32nd for her career. “Sammie Jensen was just awesome. She was really good for us tonight,” said UVU coach Cathy Nixon.

Utah Jazz

The Boston Celtics edged the Utah Jazz 98-93 Wednesday night at TD Garden in Boston. Utah led 46-44 at halftime, but the Celtics outscored the Jazz 54-47 in the second half. Celtics’ point guard Rajon Rondo left the game in the third quarter when he injured his ankle, but Leandro Barbosa came in off the bench to spark the Celtics in the third quarter. Five Jazz players scored in double figures with Paul Milsap leading the way with 20 points. Mo Williams, Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors each scored 14 points. Al Jefferson added 13. The Jazz play at Philadelphia on Friday, at Washington on Saturday and return home for a game against Houston on Monday.

Swan migration

Tundra swans are visiting some new areas as they migrate into Utah this fall. For years, the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge west of Brigham City has been “the” place to go to take or see a swan in the fall. And that hasn’t changed. The refuge is still a great spot to hunt and view swans. But when Blair Stringham flew a survey on Oct. 30, the refuge wasn’t the only marsh area along the eastern shore of Great Salt Lake where he saw swans. He spotted decent numbers of birds as far south as private duck clubs in Davis and Salt Lake counties.”Sago pondweed is the main plant swans eat while they’re in Utah,” says Stringham, migratory game bird coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources. “Both the Bear River Refuge and the Willard Spur south of the refuge were dry earlier this year, and neither area produced the amount of pondweed it usually does. I think the swans are on the move, looking for pondweed.”The DWR usually flies its weekly swan surveys on Tuesday mornings. You can see where the swans are by visiting the DWR’s website.

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