Stansbury shut out Grantsville 8-0 Thursday in a home soccer match. Cierra Golden and Michaela Didericksen scored two goals apiece in the match with four other players scoring goals. Erin Jones, Jenny Munoz, Lexi Golden and Rachel Prescott scored goals for the Stallions. Natalie Memmott recorded the shutout. The Stallions get a chance to challenge Region 11 leader Ben Lomond when they host the Scots on Thursday. Ben Lomond defeated Stansbury 7-4 in the first match back on Sept. 17 in Ogden. Grantsville played at Ben Lomond on Tuesday.
Region 11 tennis
The Region 11 girls tennis tournament will be held Thursday and Friday in Grantsville. All varsity matches will be played at Grantsville High School with junior varsity matches played at Stansbury High School. The tentative schedule is for the first matches to start on Thursday at 10 a.m. and the tournament to continue on Friday at 11 a.m. with the championship matches scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday. Region 11 teams include Grantsville, Stansbury, Tooele, Bear River and Ben Lomond.
The general rifle bull elk hunt starts Saturday. Hunters who would like to participate in the rifle hunt, or the general muzzleloader hunt that starts Oct. 30, need to get a permit soon. “There’s a good chance the permits will sell out before the rifle hunt starts,” says Judi Tutorow, wildlife licensing coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources. “If you want a permit, don’t wait. Get one now.” Hunters can buy a permit at wildlife.utah.gov. Permits are also available at DWR offices and from more than 300 hunting license agents across Utah. More information about Utah’s general bull elk hunts is available on pages 16–19 of the 2013 Utah Big Game Field Regulations Guidebook. The free guidebook is available at wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks. People with questions about getting a general bull elk permit, can call the nearest Division of Wildlife Resources office or the DWR’s Salt Lake City office at 801-538-4700.
Utah’s general water fowl hunt starts on Saturday. Blair Stringham, migratory game bird coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says this past spring was a good one for waterfowl in the western United States and Canada. That includes waterfowl in Utah. “In addition to the birds that will migrate through the state, plenty of birds were produced locally,” he said. Stringham says being in the right place at the right time is the key to having a successful hunt this fall. “If you’re in the marsh at the start of the season,” he says, “locally produced birds and early migrants should provide some great hunting.” Once hunting pressure pushes these birds out of Utah, being in the marsh when larger flocks of migrating birds arrive will be the key to success. “If you’re in the marsh when these new groups arrive,” he says, “you should have good hunting. The birds probably won’t stay long before heading south, though.”
Utah State football
Behind 520 yards of total offense led by junior quarterback Chuckie Keeton’s three passing and one rushing touchdown, Utah State football speared the Spartans of San José State, 40-12, under the Friday night lights of Spartan Stadium in a nationally-televised game on ESPN. Junior placekicker Nick Diaz booted a career-high four field goals including a season-long 45-yarder in the second quarter. It was the first time a USU placekicker had four field goals in a game since 1999. Utah State hosts BYU Friday at 6 p.m. The game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.
Taysom Hill and Michael Alisa ran for two touchdowns apiece to lead BYU football to a 37-10 win over Middle Tennessee Friday night at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Hill completed 14 of 19 passes for 177 yards and rushed for 165 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns. Alisa ran for 55 yards on 16 carries, and freshman Algernon Brown contributed 68 yards on 11 carries. The Cougars’ offense finished with 486 yards of total offense. BYU is now 2-2 on the season.
Utah returns to Pac-12 Conference play on Thursday, Oct. 3, hosting No. 12 UCLA in Rice-Eccles Stadium at 8 p.m. The game will be televised nationally on FOX Sports 1. Utah trails the series with UCLA 9-2 overall and 3-2 in Salt Lake City. Utah has won two of the last three games with UCLA, in 2007 and 2011, before losing last year 21-14. Thursday’s game is the sixth-annual blackout game. The Utes will wear black uniforms and fans are encouraged to wear black attire.