New Utah basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak helped a lifelong Ute fan take a step toward his dream earlier this week through a Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah presentation.
Tuesday at the Huntsman Center, Krystko presented Dalton DeVore with a trip to the Bahamas, where he plans fulfill his wish to swim with sharks.
DeVore, 17, and his family will travel to Atlantis in the Bahamas in July. The Salt Lake City youth's lymphoma is currently in remission.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants about 140 wishes in Utah a year.
This year's Stanley Cup Finals coaches -- Vancouver's Alain Vigneault and Boston's Claude Julien -- were teammates on the Salt Lake Golden Eagles in 1981-82 and 1982-83.
Former Utah Grizzlies defenseman Keith Ballard is also in the finals, playing for the Canucks.
Meanwhile, the Grizzlies just got a new regional rival, as the Colorado Eagles will join the ECHL's Western Conference this fall.
The Eagles, based in Loveland just outside of Fort Collins, play at the Budweiser Events Center, which is 486 miles from Maverik Center.
The Eagles will be Utah's third closest regional rival behind Idaho (345 miles) and Las Vegas (424 miles). The season begins Oct. 14.
Remuda Golf Course recently reported that Al Haag of Farr West, already the course record holder and men's association club champion at Remuda, smashed his best score with a 58 over 18 holes on May 27.
The round included four eagles in the round for 14-under par.
Utah baseball player C.J. Cron has been selected to the Louisville Slugger All-America baseball team, announced today by Collegiate Baseball newspaper. Cron was picked as the first-team first baseman. He made the team as a sophomore too. ...
For the second year in a row, Jazzman Jeremy Evans will take part in the annual Junior Jazz road trip, a barnstorming tour in which he will conduct 42 basketball clinics covering 4,000 miles across four states between June 6 and June 22. For specifics, visit utahjazz.com. ...
For the third time in its six years in the league, Utah State has finished fourth in the Western Athletic Conference Commissioner's Cup standings. ...
Can you believe that Mike Breen, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy are calling their fifth straight NBA Finals? FYI, the finals will be televised in 215 countries and territories in 46 languages. ...
The 2011 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah recently announced that the Aug. 9-14 stage cycling race will enjoy national TV coverage for all six days of the event through ROOT, the region FOX Sports Network station (FSN). That means a one-hour recap show of the pro race each evening at 9 p.m., on KJZZ and a two-hour feature and recap show on Aug. 14.
Chris J. Miller is sports editor at the Standard-Examiner. He can be reached at 801-625-4261 or email@example.com