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High school sports analyst

KMTS State Basketball Playoffs: TITANS BATTLE BACK BEFORE BOWING OUT IN SWEET 16 AT MANITOU

MANITOU SPRINGS – “Life lessons,” Coal Ridge boys basketball coach Paul Harvey observed, watching his red-eyed players being consoled by parents and friends after falling one game short of reaching the Great Eight in the 3A state playoffs, with a … Continue reading

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KMTS State Playoff Basketball: COAL RIDGE ADVANCES, ROARING FORK AND BASALT SHOW UP WELL, BUT BOW OUT

DENVER (3/4/16) – The battle for most valuable player of the Basalt-Pagosa Springs 3A first-round state playoff game, just like the contest itself, not only went down to the wire, but into overtime before the Pirates and senior Briar Erskine … Continue reading

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KMTS State Basketball: DEMONS BOW OUT AT VALOR CHRISTIAN

HIGHLANDS RANCH (2/26/16) – There was no role-reversal in the David versus Goliath first round match-up between Glenwood Springs (12-12) and Valor Christian (22-2), though the eighth-seeded Demons fired a few well-aimed missiles and had the number-one host school within … Continue reading

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KMTS Basketball: DURANGO EDGES RIFLE BOYS FOR DISTRICT CROWN; GLENWOOD BOYS & RIFLE GIRLS FALL TO 4TH

GRAND JUNCTION (2/20/16) – The goal for the Rifle Bears against high-flying Durango was a 4A district championship game “in the 30’s,” said boys basketball coach Roger Walters, and his team more than delivered on the defensive end. But Durango, … Continue reading

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KMTS Basketball: RIFLE BOYS REACH DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME; GLENWOOD BOYS AND RIFLE GIRLS TO PLAY FOR THIRD PLACE

GRAND JUNCTION (2/19/16) – “For three quarters we were really good and got what we wanted,” Rifle boys basketball coach Roger Walters said after his team overcame an avalanche of 4th-quarter three-pointers by Steamboat Springs for a 48-39 win. The … Continue reading

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KMTS District Basketball: DEMON BOYS WIN IN OVERTIME, RIFLE GIRLS KO DEVILS

PALISADE (2/18/16) – “Our young players want to send our seniors to state, and they did it!” Glenwood Springs boys basketball coach exulted after the Demons overcame a second-half comeback by Battle Mountain for a 43-38 overtime win in the … Continue reading

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KMTS Basketball: GLENWOOD BOYS EARN PAYBACK OVER PALISADE

GLENWOOD SPRINGS (2/9/16) – “We were upset about the loss in Palisade,” Glenwood senior Cam Horning said after his second-half heroics insured the outcome would be different in a tightly contested duel that wasn’t decided until his two free throws … Continue reading

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KMTS Basketball: DEMONS ON COMEBACK TRAIL AT EAGLE VALLEY

GYPSUM (2/5/16) – There’s nothing more compelling than a fourth-quarter comeback. In Eagle Valley’s “Inferno” gymnasium both Glenwood teams ignited in the final eight minutes, the boys winning 77-70 after trailing by 12 late in the third, and the girls, … Continue reading

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KMTS Basketball: ‘DOGS EDGE DEMONS ON LATE 3-POINTER AND RARE FREE THROWS

PALISADE (2/3/16) – As the Palisade Bulldogs’ junior quarterback, P.D. Riddle was used to finding the end zone and helping his football team to a 9-3 record last fall. So maybe it shouldn’t be a shock that Riddle would be … Continue reading

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KMTS Basketball: RIFLE BOYS REMAIN UNBEATEN IN LEAGUE PLAY

RIFLE(1/28/16) – The contender came into town for a rematch, but the result, though not a knockout, was the same: Rifle’s boys basketball team struggled with a determined Palisade team but remained undefeated in Western Slope League play, emerging with … Continue reading

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