Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

September 5, 2013
Sports Wrap – September 5, 2013

THS Wall of Fame

Tooele High School is accepting applications for the Annual Athletic Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony, held Friday, Sept. 20. Applications should include high school and post-high school accomplishments and contributions (coaching, boosters, etc.) to THS. Submit applications to Athletic Director Ray Brazier at rbrazier@tooeleschools.org or 301 W. Vine St. Tooele, UT 84074.

NASA at MMP

The second-biggest amateur sports car racing event in North America, the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) National Championships presented by Toyo Tires, is returning to Miller Motorsports Park this week, Thursday through Sunday. More than 350 sports cars from all across the country, ranging from Mazda Miatas to ground-pounding, fire-breathing Chevrolet Corvettes and Dodge Vipers and everything in between, will be on hand to battle for national championship trophies on Miller Motorsports Park’s 3.048-mile, 15-turn Outer Course.Cars will hit the track for qualifying races on Thursday and Friday, with the championship races scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Admission will be $10/day for adults on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Two-day tickets are priced at $15, three-day tickets at $25 and four-day tickets at $30. Kids 12 and under admitted free of charge. There will be no charge for parking. For information about Miller Motorsports Park, call 435-277-RACE (7223) or visit the track’s website at www.MillerMotorsportsPark.com. For more information about the NASA National Championships presented by Toyo Tires, visit www.NASAChampionships.com.

Game Night Live

KSL TV KSL has selected Grantsville High School as the site for its live broadcast of GAME NIGHT LIVE Friday night. The Cowboys host the Manti Templars. This broadcast will be on KSL (Channel 5) from 6:30-7 p.m. with live shots on the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. news. Fan Fest starts at GHS at 5 p.m.

GHS rodeo

The Grantsville High School rodeo team, which includes kids from Grantsville, Tooele and Stansbury high schools, will hold its annual high school rodeo Saturday, Sept. 7 at Deseret Peak Complex. It starts at 9 a.m and admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children ages 6-12, and kids 5-and-under are free. Come out and watch high school rodeo stars from all across Utah compete.

Softball tournament

Five college teams and nine youth travel softball teams will play in a college recruiting tournament Friday and Saturday at Deseret Peak Complex. The tournament is geared to expose local high school players to college teams for possible recruitment. Action begins at 4 p.m. on Friday and continues all day Saturday. A few former Tooele County high school players compete for some of the college teams. College teams competing are Western Nevada CC, Western Nebraska CC,  Colorado Northwestern CC,  Salt Lake Community College and Snow College.

College football

The University of Utah football team will look for its second consecutive win over an in-state opponent Saturday when it hosts Weber State at noon at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The Utes edged Utah State 30-26 in its first game on Aug. 29. BYU will host No. 15 Texas at 5 p.m. at LaVell Edwards Stadium. The Cougars dropped their opener 19-16 at Virginia last week. Utah State travels to Air Force for its first Mountain West Conference game. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. Southern Utah will host Fort Lewis at 6 p.m. The T-Birds defeated South Alabama Saturday 22-21.

Salt Lake Bees

Matt Long lifted a solo home run to right field with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give the Bees a 4-3 win over Las Vegas in Game 1 of the Pacific Conference Championship Series Wednesday night. Las Vegas led 3-0 before the Bees sliced the lead to 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth. Salt Lake tied the game at 3-3 with a run in the eighth. The series continues Thursday at Spring Mobile Ballpark and moves to Las Vegas for games on Friday and Saturday.

Goal of the Week

Real Salt Lake midfielder Javier Morales is up for MLS Goal of the Week. Morales is nominated for his audacious bicycle kick goal in Friday’s 4-2 home win over the Portland Timbers. The Argentine playmaker’s wonder hit is up against strikes from New York’s Lloyd Sam, Houston’s Adam Moffat, Kansas City’s Benny Feilhaber and Chivas USA’s Erick Torres. Morales has already won MLS Goal of the Week twice this year, while RSL has won the honor six times this season.

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