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Volume VI, Issue I THE OGDEN VALLEY NEWS Page 11 April 15, 2002 Jazz Update By Jen Beasley Student Reporter It’s that time of year. The teeth are gnashing, the fans are cheering, and the skeptics are once again crawling back to the cool protection of the underbelly of their collective rocks. That’s right—despite their worst season in over a decade, the Utah Jazz have made the playoffs. The streak of consecutive appearances remains intact, the Hall-of-Famers can keep their pride, and the Delta Center will remain operational for at least one more game post—April 17. But don’t get too excited. There’s one little playoff quirk I should mention: The Jazz are going to have to play a really good team. A team like the Kings. Or the Lakers. Or the Spurs. The kind of team that the Jazz really didn’t beat on a regular basis all year long. That’s the way it goes at the bottom of the seeding. Low plays high and, unfortunately, the Jazz have found themselves on the low end of the bracket this season. So while it’s currently unclear exactly how the teams will shake out in the post-season match ups, one thing is for sure—it probably won’t matter much for Utah. The Jazz are 2-9 versus the top four teams in the Western Conference— Sacramento, San Antonio, the Lakers and Dallas—which makes post-season prospects a little dim. But even Jerry Sloan—certainly not the Pollyanna of the sports world—is trying to look on the bright side of things. “It’s a different game,” he said, speaking of the playoffs. “And that shows up quickly.” Truth be told, there is always a chance. Stranger things have happened in the NBA (Think Karl Malone running for Governor), and the intensity level does skyrocket for veteran teams in the post-season. Basically, Utah has two chances for any kind of playoff success. How about a match up with Dallas accompanied by many prayers that the young team forgets what it’s doing and goes to Dairy Queen; Or perhaps more plausible, a pairing with Los Angeles while Shaq is experiencing toe problems and Kobe is suspended for trying to stop Miller Time. In a way, an early exit from the playoffs may not be such a bad thing for Utah. After all, the Mailman needs to get a start on his campaigning. Questions? Comments? Feel free to email me at FanJazzer@aol.com. Fast Break 03/26/02- In an up-and-down game versus Houston, the Jazz rallied from a 16-point first quarter deficit only to find themselves in a 15-point hole in the second half. Thanks to 20 points and six assists from John Stockton, the Jazz finally came out on top 109-105. 03/30/02- The Jazz looked crisp in a pivotal 105-92 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers that put them 41/2 games up on LA and all but sealed their spot in the playoffs. 04/01/02- John Stockton was the only Jazzman to really play as he scored 17 points in the second half in a 98-90 loss to the Denver Nuggets. Donyell Marshall was in the Jazz lineup for the first time in three games after sitting out with an injury to his calf. Marshall, a free agent at the end of the season, has missed 23 games this season with various minor injuries. St. Florence Catholic Community MASSES: Saturday: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. WEEKDAY MASS: Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. followed by The Rosary Phone: 745-LORD Huntsville, Utah PASTORAL ADMINISTRATOR: Fr. Charles Cummins 399-9531 RECONCILIATION: 30 minutes before Mass Come celebrate with us God’s good news. Intersection of Highway 39 & Snowbasin Road Wolf Creek Resort Opens for 2002 Season (Eden, Utah) Rob Thomas, Course Superintendent for Wolf Creek Resort, has announced the opening of the golf course for the 2002 season, effective Saturday, April 6, 2002. According to Thomas, “Given the heavy snow depths of this past winter season, the course is in excellent shape. Everything has greened up nicely, and the course is definitely ready for play.” The back nine of the course was used for cross-country skiing this past winter and the resort plans to continue this activity in the future. “Our winter guests loved the three-mile course—it had just enough challenge, and every- one loved the views.” Wolf Creek’s 2002 Golf Programs will be open to both the general public and members, and will include Junior golf clinics, ladies and mens golf leagues, and couples play. Wolf Creek’s PGA professionals are available for group and private instruction. Wolf Creek golf course is part of a master planned resort community. Future plans call for nine additional holes, a pitch a putt course, a small resort village, and a combination of condominium, twin homes, singlefamily homes and homesites. Wolf Creek Hires Assistant Golf Pro Erin Dauby (Eden, Utah) Chris Briscoe, General Manager of Wolf Creek Resort has announced the appointment of Erin Dauby as Assistant Golf Pro. Erin has more than ten years experience in the golf industry, with previous positions at such notable courses as the TPC at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas and Rancho Manana Resort in Cave Creek, Arizona. She has been a member of the PGA since 1994, and was a golf instructor for nine years. A graduate of the University of Wyoming, Erin was most recently the Director of Group Sales and Mountain Host Program at Powder Mountain. In her position at Wolf Creek, Erin will assist with merchandising in the Pro Shop, and will organize various lesson programs.