Miller Motorsports Park offers a diverse lineup for next weekend, Sept. 21-22. The fifth annual CruiserFest event, a family-friendly gathering for owners and enthusiasts of the iconic Toyota Land Cruiser, will take place on MMP’s Rock-Crawling Course. Also on the schedule for the weekend is a road racing event for the Intermountain Region of the Porsche Club of America on the 4.5-mile Full Course, as well as Round 8 of the Utah Kart Championship at the Miller Kart Track. Ticket prices will be $6 for adults, with kids aged 12 and under admitted free of charge.
The GHS volleyball team is still looking for its first victory of the season. Grantsville lost to Juan Diego on Thursday 25-9, 25-20, 25-13. Grantsville opens region play with a match at Bear River on Thursday.
High school cycling
A record field 617 riders — up from 230 registered riders at the league’s season opener last year — lined up under threatening skies at Corner Canyon in Draper Saturday to kick off the Utah High School second season. The race was the rapidly growing league’s biggest ever and sets the stage for large fields throughout the five-race season. The unofficial rider count also points to the second-year league in Utah as the largest chapter of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association in the country this year. South Davis Composite’s Zach Peterson and Olympus/Cottonwood/Hillcrest Composite’s Justin Griffin picked right back up where they left off last season when Griffin edged Peterson by mere inches in the state championship race last October. The pair dueled over 18 miles in the weather-shortened varsity boys race with Peterson — last year’s overall points champ — starting off his points title defense with a win. The boys’ varsity race was shortened by one 6-mile lap due to the threat of storms moving into the area.
ROOT Sports will televise four Utah Jazz preseason games this year. The four preseason telecasts will include home games Oct. 8 vs. the Golden State Warriors and Oct. 16 vs. the Portland Trail Blazers, as well as Oct. 22 at the Los Angeles Lakers and Oct. 23 at the Los Angeles Clippers. This season marks the Jazz’s second on The Zone Sports Network, which will broadcast games on 1280 AM and 97.5 FM, and also simulcast on 960 AM in Utah County and the Jazz Radio Network. The games will also be broadcast in Spanish on 1600 AM.
Youth hunting day
Hunters 15 years of age and younger will have Utah’s marshes — and the ducks and geese that go with them — all to themselves on Saturday. That’s the day Utah hosts its annual Youth Waterfowl Hunt. Blair Stringham, migratory game bird coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says taking young hunters into the marsh on Saturday is the perfect way to get them interested in duck and goose hunting. He says the number of ducks in Utah peaks in mid-September. To participate in the hunt, hunters must be 15 years of age or younger on Saturday. They must also be a Hunter Education course graduate, have a current hunting license and Harvest Information Program (HIP) number, and be accompanied by an adult. More information about the Youth Waterfowl Hunt, including the number of ducks and geese kids can take, is available on page 25 of the 2013–2014 Utah Waterfowl Guidebook. A draft copy of the guidebook is available at www.wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks.
Brigham Young University and the University of Utah announced the two schools have agreed to a home-and-home series for 2017 and 2018. Under the new contract, the game will be played in Provo on Sept. 9, 2017 and in Salt Lake City on Nov. 24, 2018. With two games already under contract, BYU and Utah will now play four times in the next six years — 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018. The two teams meet Saturday in Provo at 8:15 p.m. BYU is coming off a bye, and the Utes are coming off a heartbreaking loss in overtime to Oregon State. Utah State travels to Los Angeles for a 1:30 p.m game against USC. The Aggies blasted Weber State 70-6 in a homecoming victory. Chuckie Keeton threw five touchdown passes in the first half to tie his own school record, and former GHS quarterback Craig Harrison tossed a 56-yard TD pass to Keegan Anderson in the third quarter. Weber State plays at McNeese State on Saturday.