GHS vs. SHS tennis
The Grantsville girls tennis team defeated Stansbury 6-0 Wednesday on the GHS courts. Singles winners for the Cowboys were Jen Christensen 6-1, 6-1; Bailie Sandberg 6-0, 6-0; and Morgan Matthews 6-0, 6-0. Whitney Castagno and Madi Linares survived a three-set battle at first doubles to win 6-1, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4. Lexi Jackson and Samantha Rowberry won at second doubles 6-0, 6-2. Becca Toone and Maddie Jefferies won the third doubles match 6-0, 6-0. The two teams will meet again on Sept. 23 at Stansbury.
Junior Buff volleyball
Tooele High School is sponsoring a junior volleyball program for third-through-eighth grade girls on Wednesdays and Saturdays starting Sept. 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. The program will run for five weeks and is designed to help develop the fundamental skills of volleyball while playing in a fun atmosphere. The cost of the program is $45 and can be paid at the THS finance office during school hours or at MySchoolFees.com under Tooele High School. For further questions, please email Coach Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Utes host Fresno
Utah (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12) hosts Fresno State (0-1, 0-0 Mountain West) on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. in Rice-Eccles Stadium. The game will be televised on the PAC-12 Network/ A celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the 1964 Liberty Bowl Championship team begins Friday at the Crimson Club Athletic Fund Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Some 30 Liberty Bowl team members will be on hand for the weekend’s activities. Entering the Hall of Fame with the 1964 Liberty Bowl team are Kevin Dyson (football), coach Elaine Elliott (women’s basketball), Amy Kofoed (soccer), Andre Miller (men’s basketball), Kim Turner (volleyball) and Sandy Woolsey (gymnastics). The inductees will be introduced at halftime of Saturday’s game. Utah leads the series with Fresno State 5-4, including a 4-1 record in Salt Lake City. They last met in the 1999 Las Vegas Bowl, won by Utah 17-16.
Aggies host Idaho State
Utah State will begin the home portion of its 2014 schedule against Idaho State on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. USU has won each of its last five home openers and is 77-38-2 all-time in its first home game of the season, including a 26-20 record at Romney Stadium. Overall, USU has won 12 of its last 14 home games dating back to 2011, and nine of its last 11 non-conference home games dating back to 2009. The game will be televised on the Mountain West Network.
BYU plays Texas
After finding success in Connecticut, BYU football travels to Texas for a meeting with the No. 24 Longhorns Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the game. BYU last met Texas in Provo on Sept. 7, 2013. The Cougars pulled off a 40-21 victory after a two-hour storm delay. The Cougars have recorded 16 wins against Big 12 opponents, the last coming in 2013 against Texas.
With a .332 batting average for the 2014 season Salt Lake Bees outfielder Brennan Boesch claimed the title of Pacific Coast League Batting Champion, the league office officially announced Tuesday. Boesch collected 124 hits on 374 at-bats and led the team with 25 home runs and 85 RBIs. The Bees outfielder finished fifth in the league with 57 extra-base hits and also led the league in slugging percentage with a new franchise record of .636. A 29-year old native of Santa Monica, California, Boesch was named to the PCL All-Star team in July and was selected as the designated hitter for the 2014 All-PCL team at the end of the season. Boesch also received awards as the PCL Player of the Week on June 23 and PCL Player of the Month for June.
Waterfowl hunting clinic
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will host a waterfowl hunting clinic at its Salt Lake City office, 1594 W. North Temple. It runs from 7–9 p.m. Presenters include DWR biologists and some of the best waterfowl hunters in Utah. At the end of the clinic, a drawing for free prizes will be held. For more information, call Jeff Bringhurst at 801-244-4582. Blair Stringham, migratory game bird coordinator for the DWR, says all duck and goose hunters, including experienced hunters, are invited to attend. “But the training is aimed mostly at those who are just getting started or who have never hunted ducks or geese before,” he said.