Tooele and Grantsville high schools both won their opening Region 11 volleyball games on Thursday. Tooele is still undefeated on the season with a 3-0 victory at Ben Lomond. Tooele won 25-20, 25-18, 25-14. Sydnee Simmons hit 10 kills, two solo blocks and three aces for the Buffaloes. Grantsville traveled to Bear River and picked up its first victory of the season. The Cowboys defeated the Bears 3-1 with scores of 25-23, 25-22, 17-25, 25-14. Mandy Wilson came through with 23 assists, five kills; Jessy Davis eight kills, four aces; Lisa Sandberg six kills, four blocks; Sara Sandberg 11 kills; Kalli Hammond three kills; and Angel Cloward 26 digs. Stansbury traveled to Juan Diego Thursday for a non-region game. The Soaring Eagles defeated the Stallions 3-1 with scores of 25-21, 13-25, 12-25 and 21-25. Grantsville is scheduled to host Stansbury Tuesday with the Stallions traveling to Tooele for a match on Thursday.
Grantsville defeated Tooele 5-0 in tennis on Thursday in Grantsville. Jennifer Christensen defeated Simone Thomsen 6-0, 6-0 at first singles; Madi Linares defeated Makenna Bergen 6-4, 6-1 at second singles; Ashlynn Peterson defeated Amanda Carreau 6-0, 6-0 at third singles. In doubles competition, Morgan Matthews and Whitney Castagno defeated Aubrey VanDerwerken and Kelsie Jackson 6-2, 6-0 at first doubles. Bailie Sandberg and Becca Toone defeated YukiSaito and Kylie Manning at second doubles 6-0, 6-0.
Region 11 cross country
Grantsville High School will host a Region 11 cross country meet on Wednesday at the Grantsville Reservoir at 2 p.m.
Stansbury lost its second Region 11 soccer match 4-0 at Bear River on Thursday. The Stallions were scheduled to host Tooele on Tuesday.
Hobie Call wins
Hobie Call of Erda captured first place in the Spartan Beast Elite divsion at the Vermont Spartan World Championships Saturday. Call finished the obstacle course race in 3 hours, 35 minutes and 57 seconds. He finished nearly 9 minutes ahead of second-place Matt Murphy, of Australia. The race featured several obstacles, including leaping through fire, throwing spears, crawling under barbed wire, aerial traverses over water, rope climbs and lugging heavy obstacles. “I still can’t believe I survived without hitting a wall,” Call wrote on his website hobiecall.com. The Spartan Beast Elite race is called an obstacle Race from Hell. It covers 14-plus miles with 25 obstacles.
Utes defeat Cougars
Travis Wilson threw for 273 yards and two touchdown passes and Dres Anderson had 141 yards on eight receptions to lead Utah to a 20-13 victory over BYU on Saturday night. James Poole added 96 yards on 18 carries for the Utes, who won their fourth straight game over the Cougars. Utah (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12) has won nine of the last 12 games in the series overall. Taysom Hill threw for 260 yards and an interception on 18-of-48 passing and ran for 99 yards on 20 carries to lead BYU. The Cougars (1-2) rallied to within a touchdown late in the fourth quarter after Michael Alisa scored on a 1-yard run with 5:13 left. BYU had a chance to tie it up a few minutes later, but Michael Walker intercepted Hill’s pass on 4th-and-13 from the Utah 38 with 1:37 left to slam the door on the Cougar comeback.
USC tops Aggies
Utah State football fought tooth and nail with the Trojans of USC, but came up short in a 17-14 loss at USC Saturday afternoon at the Los Angeles Memorial Stadium in nationally televised game. The loss slips USU to an even 2-2 while USC improves to 3-1. Saturday was the first meeting between the Aggies and Trojans since 1989, and USC is now 5-0 vs. USU. Utah State totaled a season-low 285 yards of total offense, out-gaining USC by 3 yards. The Aggies’ yards came by way of 179 passing and 106 on the ground. Junior quarterback Chuckie Keeton was 21-of-39 for 179 yards with two touchdown passes. Utah State plays at San Jose State on Friday in its second Mountain West Conference game. The Aggies then host BYU on Friday, Oct. 4.