MERRILL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MERRILL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah State basketball team signs Arizona prep prospect Elston Jones http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57828653-77/guard-jones-elston-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57828653-77/guard-jones-elston-state.html.csp">Utah State basketball team signs Arizona prep prospect Elston Jones</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T21:42:02.004-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 09:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Logan • Utah State announced Wednesday the signing of 6-foot-9 center Elston Jones from Millennium High School in Goodyear, Ariz. Jones played only seven games as a senior because of injuries, but he averaged 14 points, 14 rebounds and four blocked shots during his four-year prep career. “We are very excited about Elston joining our program,” Aggie coach Stew Morrill said in a statement released by the school. “We are getting a quality young man from a great family who has all the tools to be su...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57828653@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:42:02 MDT Letter: Merrill Cook always a fair, diligent candidate, public servant http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57771788-82/merrill-cook-camille-candidate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57771788-82/merrill-cook-camille-candidate.html.csp">Letter: Merrill Cook always a fair, diligent candidate, public servant</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T01:01:06.599-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paul Rolly’s piece earlier this week about Merrill Cook taking care of his sweet wife, Camille, was right on (“Combative candidate Cook now a tender caregiver,” Opinion, April 1). Over the years we have found Merrill to be a genuinely caring and honest candidate and, when he won, a good public servant. One Saturday morning while working in the Salt Lake City mayor’s race for his opponent, we ran into him and Camille campaigning in Rose Park. The two of them could not have been more gracious o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57771788@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 01:01:06 MDT Rolly: Combative candidate Cook now a tender caregiver http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57754525-90/cook-camille-merrill-wife.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57754525-90/cook-camille-merrill-wife.html.csp">Rolly: Combative candidate Cook now a tender caregiver</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T10:11:59.457-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 10:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Merrill Cook’s obsession with politics transformed the Harvard MBA graduate into a caricature of himself, running for public office 13 times in the past 30 years and almost always losing. He also led six initiative drives — three to limit taxes, another to end the sales tax on food, one to impose term limits and one to require employers to verify their workers’ citizenship status. During those times — stressful campaigns, the heartbreaking losses, the teasing from the news media and other polit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57754525@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:11:59 MDT 4A boys’ basketball: Bountiful takes title over Orem in 44-43 thriller http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57651941-190/bountiful-com-iframe-merrill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57651941-190/bountiful-com-iframe-merrill.html.csp">4A boys’ basketball: Bountiful takes title over Orem in 44-43 thriller</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T23:02:02.036-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 11:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sam Merrill snipped off a piece of the net, then pumped his fist above his head. Not just for him, not just for his Bountiful team that had just survived a Class 4A title game with a 44-43 win. He remembered how long it took. How close they’d come before. “It feels good, it’s a relief,” he said. “All these guys last year and a couple years ago: This is for all of them.” On Saturday afternoon at the Huntsman Center, the Braves shed a label that burdened them for years: “Never quite good enough.” ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57651941@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 23:02:02 MDT 4A boys’ basketball: Bountiful one win away from ultimate goal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57648577-77/bountiful-points-braves-olympus.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57648577-77/bountiful-points-braves-olympus.html.csp">4A boys’ basketball: Bountiful one win away from ultimate goal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Chris Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T23:17:29.543-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 11:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Most of the core has been together since they were middle schoolers, shooting jumpers in the gym, anticipating and running through the motions of what a high school state playoff tournament would be like. The talk of the pressure, of how they’d handle the final two minutes of a game up and hoping to hold onto the lead. On Friday night, the Bountiful Braves handled themselves and punched their ticket to the 4A state title game Saturday against Orem. It’s been a long time coming for this group, es...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57648577@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:17:29 MDT 4A boys’ basketball: Bountiful powers past Provo 76-44 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57628023-190/bountiful-provo-braves-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57628023-190/bountiful-provo-braves-game.html.csp">4A boys’ basketball: Bountiful powers past Provo 76-44</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T23:15:30.125-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 11:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It wasn’t exactly an unfamiliar stage for Bountiful: The 23-1 Braves are used to being favorites, used to going deep in the Class 4A basketball tournament, used to shouldering great expectations. But, hey — even great programs can get the early jitters. That much was evident at the start of the top-seeded Braves’ game against Provo, but Bountiful found its game soon enough, walloping the Bulldogs 76-44 on Monday night at the Huntsman Center. Although the early going was sloppier than they would’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57628023@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:15:30 MDT