Region 11 golf
Stansbury’s Sam Babcock shot 71 on Sept. 12 at El Monte Golf Course in Ogden to tie for first place in a Region 11 match. Bear River’s Bridger Layton also shot 71. Babcock’s terrific round propelled the Stallions to second place as a team. Bear River led the way with a team score of 300 followed by Stansbury 312, Tooele 314, Ben Lomond 343 and Grantsville 362. The Stallions counted scores from Babcock, Ryan Romero 77, Dallon Allred 81 and Marshall Lindsay 83. Four THS golfers finished at 80 or under with Tristan Prather at 77, Marcus Bunn 78, Braxton Quinn 79 and Wayne Carlson 80. Grantsville’s top two scorers were Danny Nelson 85 and Braxton Shoell 87. Grantsville hosted the Region 11 golf match on Thursday at Oquirrh Hills. The region championship match is set for Tuesday at Glenn Eagle in Syracuse.
Girls cross country
Tooele’s Shawni Williams edged Stansbury’s Maggie Beazer by four seconds Wednesday at a Region 11 meet in Ogden. Williams finished first with a time of 19:45 and Beazer came in at 19:49. Stanbury’s Kaitlyn Palmer placed third with Kristen Rust of Grantsville fourth and KaSandra Nordgren of Stansbury fifth. Stansbury finished first as a team with 23 points followed by Bear River 62, Grantsville 67 and Ben Lomond 135.
Boys cross country
A pair of Stansbury runners finished under 16 minutes to lead the Stallions to victory in a meet Wednesday in Ogden. Jaden Torgerson and Pierson Maez finished first and second respectively with times of 15:52 and 15:57 Grantsville’s Colin Arave placed third with a time of 16:07. Other top finishes included Tanner Jensen, SHS, fifth; Brandon Passey, GHS, sixth; Taylor Graves, SHS seventh, Jake Graves, SHS ninth and Wesley Allen, GHS, 10th.
Ben Lomond scored five goals in the first half and two more in the second to defeat Stansbury Tuesday in a Region 11 soccer match in Ogden. The Stallions came on strong in the second half with four goals after going scoreless in the first half. Michaela Didericksen knocked in a pair of goals while Jenny Munoz scored and Rachel Prescott scored. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Stallions and was only their second loss of the year. Stansbury played at Bear River on Thursday, and will host Tooele on Tuesday.
Miller Motorsports Park offers a diverse lineup for Saturday and Sunday. 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.
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.
BYU hosts in-state rival Utah Saturday at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN2. Following Saturday’s game, the series will take a two-year break for the first time since the 1940s. Utah leads the series 53-31-4, and won last year’s game 24-21 with a missed BYU field goal on the final play. Utah State travels to Los Angeles to face USC with a 1:30 p.m. kickoff. The game will be televised on ABC-ESPN2. Utah State garnered five votes in the recent USA Today coaches’ poll to rank tied for 39th in the nation.