Sports, April 18th

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES

Glenwood—-2 Palisade—-0

Steamboat Springs—7 Rifle—-0

Roaring Fork—6 Rangely—-0

Grand Valley—6 Basalt—-0

Coal Ridge—4 Grand Jct. Central–1

BASEBALL

Rifle—The Rifle Bears host the Palisade Bulldogs tonight in a doubleheader at Deerfield Park. The first game is set for 4 o’clock with the nightcap scheduled for 6. KMTS will broadcast game one live on the internet while the second game will be carried live on the web and on the radio.

Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons welcome the Steamboat Sailors to town tomorrow for a twin bill in West Glenwood. Game one is set for 11 o’clock. Both games will be carried live on the internet at KMTS.com.

NHL PLAYOFFS / AVS WIN

DENVER (AP) – Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game with 13.4 seconds remaining in regulation, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild in the opener of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Thursday night. Gabriel Landeskog, Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn also added goals for Colorado in Patrick Roy’s postseason debut behind the bench. The Hall of Fame goaltender led the Avalanche to two Stanley Cup titles as a player. Erik Haula, Charlie Coyle, Ryan Suter and Kyle Brodziak scored for the Wild. Game 2 is Saturday.

MLB / ROCKIES WIN

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Franklin Morales allowed four hits in six innings and Wilin Rosario hit a tiebreaking groundout in a three-run seventh, lifting the Colorado Rockies over the San Diego Padres 3-1 Thursday.
Morales (1-1) allowed a solo homer to Xavier Nady leading off the fourth, a drive off the facing of the second deck in left field, and Ian Kennedy (1-2) took a one-hit shutout into the seventh. Corey Dickerson reached on a one-out double, Troy Tulowitzki walked and Justin Morneau lined a ball to right field. Chris Denorfia broke in, then retreated as the ball went over him for an RBI double. Rosario grounded out to shortstop as Tulowitzki scored for a 2-1 lead, and Nolan Arenado followed with a run-scoring single. The Rockies host the Phillies tonight.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS….

UNDATED (AP) – There are three playoff games on ice this evening. In Boston, the Bruins are playing host to the Red Wings in the opening game of their best-of-seven series, while Tampa Bay is home to Montreal in the second game of that series. The Canadiens won the opener 5-4 in overtime. The final game of the night is the second for the Ducks and Stars in their series. Anaheim won the opener 4-3.

UNDATED (AP) – There’s nothing going on in the NBA tonight as the playoffs start tomorrow with four games. The opening game has Toronto hosting Brooklyn tomorrow afternoon with the Golden State at L.A. game taking place in the afternoon as well.

CHICAGO (AP) – In the lone day game in baseball today, the Cubs are playing host to the Reds. On the mound for the visitors is Alfredo Simon with Jeff Samardzija (suh-MAHR’-juh) toeing the rubber for the Cubs. The Reds are 6-9 while the Cubs are 4-10.

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) – A Champions Tour event starts today in Duluth, Ga. The reigning champion is Bernhard Langer, who finished three shots in front of Tom Lehman and Tom Pernice (pur-NEES’) Jr. last year. The Greater Gwinnett Championship marks the debut of Miguel Angel Jimenez (AHN’-hehl hee-MEHN’-ehz) on the Champions Tour.

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) – The third round of the LPGA’s LOTTE (LOH’-tay) Championship is coming up later today in Hawaii. Angela Stanford shot an 8-under 64 on a wind-swept course yesterday to take a one-stroke lead into today’s play.

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