Boys cross country
Five Stansbury runners placed in the top 11 Wednesday at Cottonwood Complex in Salt Lake City to help the Stallions win their first region cross country championship. Stansbury finished first with 23 points followed by Bear River 47, Grantsville 75, Ben Lomond 102 and Tooele 115. The top four teams in the region qualify for the state championship meet next week at Sugar House Park. The Stallions’ Jaden Torgerson finished first in the race with teammates Tanner Jensen second, Piercen Maez third, Hunter Hoffman sixth and Cameron Houston 11th . Torgerson clocked 15:49, Jensen 15:51 and Maez 15:52. Grantsville’s Colin Arave placed fourth with a time of 16:01. Grantsville’s other top runners included Wesley Allen 13th, Paul Blackhurst 17th, Brandon Passey 18th and Zach Gregory 23rd. Three Tooele runners qualified for state, including Zach Marble, Isael Lomeli and Nick Gamble.
Girls cross country
Stansbury’s top five runners all finished in the top 10 Wednesday at the Region 11 meet at Cottonwood Complex. Kaitlin Palmer finished second, Maggie Beazer third, KaSandra Nordgren fourth, Sidney Warick seventh and Jessica Chipman 10th. The quintet helped the Lady Stallions win their first region cross country championship with 26 points. Bear River finished second with 40, Tooele third with 77 and Grantsville fourth with 91. The top four Region 11 teams qualify for the state meet Wednesday at Sugar House Park. Palmer’s time was 19:09, slightly behind her personal best. Tooele’s Shawni Williams and Grantsville’s Kristen Rust also placed in the top 10 with Williams sixth and Rust ninth.
Stansbury and Tooele girls soccer teams failed to make it out of the first round of the 3A playoffs Wednesday. Stansbury lost 3-1 to Cedar in Cedar City, while the Buffaloes were shut out 8-0 in St. George. The Stallions were tied 1-1 at intermission with the Redwomen on a goal by Jenny Munoz. Cedar pulled away in the second half with two goals from Courtney Carpenter. Cedar, the second-place team from Region 9, will travel to Payson to face the Lions on Saturday. Payson finished first in Region 12 and defeated Morgan from Region 10 in the first round. Region 9’s first-place team Dixie had little trouble in a shutout over Tooele. Dixie will stay in St. George Saturday and host Uintah, the third-place team from Region 10. The Utes defeated North Sanpete 8-0 in the first round.
Junior Stallion basketball
The Stansbury Junior Stallion basketball program for youth will start Nov. 16 and run until Feb. 2. The program consists of skill development sessions on Saturday and a competition league. The skill development sessions start on Nov. 16 and run through Jan. 25 on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m at Stansbury High School. Seventh and eighth graders will play from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Fifth and sixth graders will play from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Third and fourth graders will play from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. and kindergarten through second grade will play from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The competition league will be held at Clarke N. Johnsen Junior High School on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Dec. 4 through Feb. 4. The last day to register will be Nov. 16. Children may register online at www.myschools.com. Please direct all questions to Rich Lakin at 435-830-6674, email@example.com, or Kenzie Newton 801-631-7708, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hunt starts Saturday
Utah’s most popular hunt — the general rifle buck deer hunt — starts Saturday. More than 60,000 hunters, along with their family and friends, are expected to be in Utah’s back country that day. In northern Utah, the news is mixed: The overall number of deer is below objective on most of the units, but the percentage of bucks in the population is really good. DWR Manager Randy Wood said decreased snowfall on deer winter ranges in northern Utah increased the number of fawns that made it through this past winter. No matter which unit you have a permit for, Wood said you should see more 1-year-old bucks and a good population of bucks with two antler points.
The Cougars from BYU will travel to Houston to face the University of Houston Cougars on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on ESPNNews. Utah leaves the state for the first time this year for an 8 p.m. game at Arizona on the PAC-12 Network. Utah State will play its fourth Mountain West Conference game of the season when it travels to Albuquerque to face the New Mexico Lobos at 7 p.m.