The Stansbury Stallions go up against Region 11 leader Ben Lomond on Thursday. Ben Lomond defeated Stansbury 7-4 in the first match back on Sept. 17 in Ogden. Tooele and Grantsville soccer teams were both shut out on Tuesday with the Buffaloes losing 8-0 at Bear River and the Cowboys losing 8-0 at Ben Lomond. Tooele plays at Grantsville on Tuesday, Oct. 8.
Region 11 tennis
The Region 11 girls tennis tournament is scheduld for Thursday and Friday in Grantsville. All varsity matches will be played at Grantsville High School with junior varsity matches played at Stansbury High School. Varsity championship matches are slated for Friday at 1 p.m. at GHS. Region11 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 (3-2) will host BYU (2-2) Friday at 6 p.m. in Logan. The Cougars are on a two-game win streak against Utah State with a 6-3 win last year, but lost to the Aggies 31-16 the last time they played in Logan in 2010. BYU is 45-34-4 overall against USU. In the Bronco Mendenhall era, the Cougars have only lost to Utah State once. The Aggies pummeled San Jose State 40-12 last Saturday on the road, while BYU handled Middle Tennesse State 37-10 at LaVell Edwards Stadium. With only one exception, BYU and Utah State have played the Friday of the first weekend of October since 1991, the day before the start of LDS General Conference. Beginning in 1948, the two teams have battled for the Old Wagon Wheel. Utah State won 18 of the first 27 games between the two foes. Both teams give up 17 points per game, but Utah State’s scoring average is 40.4 while BYU’s is 26.5.
Utes host Bruins
Utah (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12) returned to Pac-12 Conference play on Thursday, Oct. 3, hosting No. 12 UCLA (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) in Rice-Eccles Stadium at 8 p.m. Kyle Whittingham is 6-2 coming off regular-season byes with both losses coming in Pac-12 play (to Washington in 2011 and USC in 2012). The victories came over Wyoming (2005, 2007), Colorado State (2006, 2009), New Mexico (2008) and Iowa State (2010). Utah’s all-time record coming off byes (including bowl games) is 107-42-6. 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.Thursday’s game is the sixth-annual blackout game. The Utes will wear black uniforms and fans are encouraged to wear black attire.