3A state golf
The 3A Boys Golf High School State Champioship will be played Wednesday and Thursday at Mountain Dell Golf Course-Lakes Course in Parley’s Canyon. Play will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday with the second round set for Thursday. Golfing in the tournament for Tooele will be Marcus Bunn, Tristan Prather, Braydon Boswell, Jerzee Houston and Braxton Quinn. Golfers for Stansbury are Marshall Lindsay, Tom Griffith, Dallon Allred, Ryan Romero, Trey Osterudand Sam Babcock. Competing for Granstsville will be Hunter Anderson, Ty Willis, Aaron Harrison, Devon Arellano, Broston Schoell and Danny Nelson
Stansbury improved to 2-2 in Region 11 volleyball Thursday with a hard fought 3-0 win at home over Bear River. The win was a team effort with big contributions from Jessica Bassett and Tiffany Robbins. The Stallions host Grantsville on Thursday, and play in the Utah Classic at West High School on Friday and Saturday. After the Cowboys visit Stansbury on Thursday they play in the Claim Jumper Tournament at Bingham High School on Friday and Saturday. The surging Tooele Buffaloes hosted Ben Lomond on Tuesday and play at Bear River on Thursday. Tooele will play in the Utah Molten Classic on Friday and Saturday.
Utah (3-2, 0-2 Pac-12) hosts No. 5 Stanford (5-0, 3-0 Pac-12) in Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday at 4 p.m. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network. Saturday’s game marks the first time Utah and Stanford have played as Pac-12 Conference members. Stanford leads the overall series 3-2 with Utah winning the most recent contest in 1996 at Stanford. Both of Utah’s wins over the Cardinal were on the road (1989 and 1996). The Utes are 0-2 in Salt Lake City (1902 and 1995). The Cardinal won a neutral site game in Berkeley in 1924. Utah is 0-1 against the Pac-12 North this season, losing in overtime to Oregon State (51-48) on Sept. 14. Utah is 4-5 overall against North teams in two years of Pac-12 play. Saturday’s contest with Stanford marks the fourth time Utah has started a season by playing five of its first six games at home, but the first time since 1915.
BYU will host Georgia Tech Saturday at 5 p.m. BYU is 2-1 vs. Georgia Tech, after defeating the Yellow Jackets on the road last season. BYU won 41-17. BYU is 7-13 against ACC opponents, with the last victory coming vs. Georgia Tech. BYU is No. 13 nationally for average rushing yards with 277.8, while Georgia Tech is No. 7 with 300. Both Georgia Tech (20) and BYU (24) rank in the top 25 nationally in total defense.
Utah’s most popular hunt — the general rifle buck deer hunt — starts Oct. 19. More than 60,000 hunters, along with their family and friends, are expected to be in Utah’s backcountry that day. In addition to being in the field themselves, biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources have visited with hunters who participated in this year’s archery and muzzleloader buck deer hunts. “We’ve received a lot of good reports from hunters this fall,” said Mark Hadley, spokesman for the DWR. “Hunters should see more bucks, especially younger ones.” A hunt preview for each of Utah’s 30 deer hunting units is available at http://go.usa.gov/D6HP.
The Utah Jazz hosted Golden State Tuesday night in its first preseason game. Utah will travel to Boise, Idaho, for a game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday. On Saturday night, they host the Los Angeles Clippers. Utah hosts Oklahoma City on Oct. 30 for the regular season opener.
Major League Baseball
Oakland plays at Detroit and Boston at Tampa Bay Tuesday night in American League playoff games. Prior to the Tuesday’s games Oakland led Detroit 2-1, and Boston led Tampa Bay 2-1. In the National League playoffs, Pittsburgh will play at St. Louis on Wednesday night. That series is tied at two games each. The Dodgers beat Atlanta 4-3 on Monday and won that series 3-1.
Sunrise Ford Racing has two teams competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West and both are in contention for separate honors this year. Second-year driver Derek Thorn leads the championship standings by 20 points with three races remaining to decide the title, while series rookie Dylan Lupton has a significant lead in the chase for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award. Three races remain on the schedule.