SPORTS, APRIL 18TH

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

The Glenwood Demons were swept by the league-leading Palisade Bulldogs in a doublheader yesterday, 13 to nothing and 7 to 6. Glenwood plays Grand Junction Central Thursday afternoon at 2 at Canyon View Park.

The Rifle Bears knocked off the Coal Ridge Titans, 8 to 2. Danny Bartels earned a complete game victory for the Bears who will face first place Cedaredge this Saturday.

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

Glenwood beat Palisade 4 to 1. Coal Ridge doubled up Basalt, 2 to 1. Roaring Fork defeated Vail Mountain on the road, 3 to 1 and Grand Valley clobbered Rifle 5 to 1.

MLB

The Colorado Rockies beat the visiting San Diego Padres last night, 5 to 3 thanks to a solid pitching performance by 49 year old right hander, Jamie Moyer. Moyer pitched 7 strong innings to become the oldest pitcher in the history of the major leagues to win a game.
UNDATED (AP) – On the NHL ice last night, Florida stormed back
from an early 3-0 deficit to beat New Jersey 4-3 and grab a 2-1
lead in their best-of-seven playoff series. Nashville has a 3-1
series lead over the Red Wings following a 3-1 victory in Detroit,
and Phoenix beat Chicago 3-2 in overtime to take a 2-1 lead in
their opening-round matchup.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The NBA’s Western Conference leaders galloped
into Los Angeles and handed the Lakers their worst loss of the
season. Led by Tony Parker’s 29-point, 13-rebound performance, the
San Antonio Spurs hammered the Pacific Division leaders 112-91 to
move a-half game clear of idle Oklahoma City in the race for best
in the West.

LEXINGTON (AP) – None of the five players who started for
Kentucky will be back for the Wildcats’ title defense next season.
All five of them announced last night in a joint news conference
that they are making themselves available for the NBA draft,
including consensus player of the year Anthony Davis.

MONACO (AP) – Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) clay-court
season is off to a fine start. The world No. 1 moved into the third
round of the Monte Carlo Masters today with a 6-1, 6-4 win against
Andreas Seppi. Rafael Nadal is beginning his quest for an eighth
straight Monte Carlo title against veteran Jarkko Nieminen
(YAHR’-koh NEE-mih-nehn).

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