Longtime golf pro Schneiter dies at 78
Funeral services for George Schneiter, a longtime golf professional and owner of Schneiter's Pebble Brook Golf Course, will be held Monday.
Schneiter passed away earlier this week at the age of 78. He was a member of the PGA for 50 years and won several golf tournaments in the Intermountain area and played in PGA Tour and Senior Tour events.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnn, six children and 14 grandchildren. Two of his sons, Gary and Steve, are local golf professionals.
Blaze sign former Ute quarterback Elliott
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Blaze signed former University of Utah quarterback Brett Elliott. Terms of the deal were not disclosed as per team policy.
"Brett Elliott is a proven winner and will be a great addition to our team," Blaze head coach Ernesto Purnsley said. "Not only is he familiar with Salt Lake City and familiar with arena football, he is a fierce competitor and he knows what it takes to win championships."
Elliott played three years (one was a redshirt) at the University of Utah from 2000-03. As a sophomore he played in eight games — starting six — and threw for 1,529 yards and 10 touchdowns.
He later transferred to Linfield College (Ore.), where he was a two-time Division III First Team All-American for the Wildcats.
In two seasons Elliott (6-foot-3, 210 pounds) won 23 of the 24 games he started and led the Wildcats to the 2004 Division III National Championship.
As a senior he threw for 4,019 yards and 49 touchdowns and was named the Gagliardi Trophy and Melberger Award, which signifies the most outstanding football player in Div. III.
For his career he threw for a school-record 8,614 yards and 110 touchdowns – 61 came in his junior year, which is a NCAA record for all divisions. He set a a total of 31 single-game, single-season and career school records with the Wildcats.
Professionally, Elliott played for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europa, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League, and in 2008 he played for the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League.
Big Superbike event scheduled at MMP
SALT LAKE CITY — Officials from Miller Motorsports Park say that this year's HANNspree FIM Superbike World Championship will be the biggest and best ever.
The event, which will take place over Memorial Day weekend, will include a classic-rock concert, a downtown street party at The Gateway outdoor mall, a stirring tribute to America's military, and a number of additional new features.
Racing action will begin on Saturday, May 29, capped by a concert at the track featuring Foreigner, Styx and Kansas, with fireworks at its conclusion. Racing will continue on Sunday and Monday, May 30-31, with the feature races for the Superbike World Championship and Supersport World Championship on Monday. The support races will be the second annual Larry H. Miller Superbike Challenge, with events for both the GTU and GTO classes.