Ogden Raptors alumni continue to give L.A Dodgers hopes as they climb the minor league system.
While the Dodgers themselves didn't have a great year, six of their seven minor league teams posted winning seasons.
Not only that, former Raptors earned top marks at the respective positions.
The group includes catcher J.T. Wise (Rancho Cucamonga Quakes), first baseman Angelo Songco (Rancho Cucamonga Quakes), shortstop Dee Gordon (Rancho Cucamonga, Albuquerque, L.A.), third baseman Travis Denker (Rancho Cucamonga, Chattanooga), outfielder Scott Van Slyke (Chattanooga), Jerry Sands (Albuquerque, L.A.), right-handed pitcher Red Patterson (Great Lakes, Rancho Cucamonga), and reliever Shawn Tolleson (Great Lakes, Rancho Cucamonga, Chattanooga).
Spring training will start over the next few days. Which of these ex-Raptors will make the jump to the bigs?
Wasatch Fencing and Schoolhouse Fencing athletes are competing in the United States Fencing Association Junior Olympics Championship this weekend at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Action continues daily through Monday.
From Wasatch Fencing, Eric Lin and Braley Dodson will compete.
From Schoolhouse Fencing, Dylan Nollner, Dakota Nollner, Gabe McDonald, Elias Johnson, and Hunter Simper will compete.
We note the passing of former Utah State football great Earl Lindley, who died Monday at age 79. Lindley, who played basketball and football for the Aggies, played for the Chicago Bears in the NFL, and was inducted into the Utah State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010. ...
The NBA and Special Olympics recently named Utahn Sean Vigil as a participant in the NBA Cares Special Olympics Unity Sports Basketball Game, which will take place as part of the 2012 NBA All-Star weekend festivities in Orlando. ...
Also, Jeffrey Griffin and Rod Niemann of the Utah Wheelin' Jazz were named by the NBA to particpate in the NBA/NWBA All-Star Wheelchair Classic on Feb. 23 at the Orange County Convention Center during NBA All-Star Jam Session. ...
The Deer Valley Synchronized Ski Team, comprised of 16 ski instructors skiing together in two groups of eight, will perform a variety of complex routines at 4:15 p.m. on Feb. 20 and 21 at the resort's Wide West ski run. ...
Coach larry Krystkowiak and the University of Utah basketball squad participated in the Primary Children's KSL Radiothon earlier this week.
Chris J. Miller is sports editor for the Standard-Examiner. He can be reached at 801-625-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.