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Snyder to open Ultimate Sports facility

By Daily Herald - | Dec 10, 2001

Cory Snyder, former BYU and Cleveland Indians slugger, is opening a huge baseball facility in Lindon.

The 34,000-square foot facility, named Ultimate Sports USA, will open to the public on Saturday. The grand opening will go from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Snyder, BYU baseball coach Vance Law, former Atlanta Braves All-Star Dale Murphy, and Dane Iorg will be at the event to sign autographs.

This past week, every high school in Salt Lake and Utah County visited the facility, which will be available for tournaments. The facility has two full astro-turf infields, 10 batting cages, four iron-mikes (batting machines), a full weight room, full agility room, six hitting stations, and an indoor driving range with golf simulator.

“I want this facility to help teach kids at an early age what you need to do to be a better baseball or softball player,” Snyder said. “I want to create a family atmosphere where the whole family can come and have a fun time.”

The facility is located at 925 W. 325 North in Lindon. For more information, call 796-1130, or e-mail Snyder at corys@ultimatesportsusa.com.

ICECATS HOCKEY: The Icecats finished the season champions of the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Hockey Association after clinching the division title outright with a 6-4 win over Montana on Saturday.

Coming off a 13-4 loss to Weber State on Nov. 30, the Icecats faltered on Friday in Montana, dropping a close 3-2 decision. Nate Orr scored in the loss for the Icecats.

Needing a win to clinch the division outright on Saturday, the Icecats came out strong and put Montana away early. Rookies John McBride and Bret Styers scored two goals each, and Travis Little and Ben Edgson both netted single goals in the win. The victory improved the Icecats’ conference record to 7-1. Their overall record is 8-9-1.

The RMCHA is not holding a playoff this season because of the Olympics, and Assistant Coach Patrick Perrett is not sure if the team will be invited to the national playoffs, held in New York in March.

“We’re thrilled to win our division outright,” he said. “That’s a huge improvement over last season, and we’re happy with our season.”

GOLDEN EAGLES HOCKEY: After a three-week break, the Golden Eagles got back on the ice this weekend against Nevada. On Friday, Utah Valley embarrassed Nevada, 21-0, and kept it going Saturday with a 9-2 drubbing.

The Golden Eagles improved their record to 24-5-2, but remain behind undefeated Phoenix in the standings. The Golden Eagles are 0-4 against Phoenix this season.

Please send your results, schedules and any other recreation material to Jared Cowley at: Recreation Page, P.O. Box 717, Provo, UT 84603 or e-mail information to jaredcowley@hotmail.com.

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This story appeared in The Daily Herald on page B2.


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