HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Grand Junction–The Glenwood Demons dropped a 10-nothing, mercy-ruled game to the Central Warriors Thursday in Grand Junction. Glenwood’s next game is Thursday, April 26th at home against Roaring Fork.
Rifle–The Rifle Bears will be playing for first place in the Western Slope 3A when they take on the Cedaredge Bruins tomorrow on the road. Game one of the doubleheader begins at 11. Both games will be broadcast live on line at KMTS.com and rebroadcast on the radio at 99.1 and 96.7 KMTS-FM.
HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER
The Glenwood Lady Demons beat Steamboat yesterday 5 to 1. Roaring Fork blanked Vail Christian 3-nil and Rifle fell to Moffat County 5 to 3.
Elsewhere in sports…
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Out with the old option. In with the new
no-huddle. The Denver Broncos are getting their first taste of the
hurry-up-at-altitude offense that Peyton Manning will unleash on
the NFL this fall if everything keeps going well with his
surgically repaired neck. As they go through their offseason workouts, the Broncos are laying the foundation for the offense that Manning is bringing with him from Indianapolis. When they signed Manning to a $96 million deal and dealt Tim Tebow to the New York Jets, the Broncos scrapped the option-style offense they had dusted off last season to fit the left-handed
scrambler’s unique skill set. Now, it’s all about the fast-paced switcheroo offense that’s the basis of Manning’s maniacal motions at the line of scrimmage as he deciphers defenses.
HALL OF FAME-MOYER’S JOB OFFER
Hall of Fame offers Jamie Moyer internship
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) – Jamie Moyer might have a new gig coming
– if he ever stops pitching, that is. After hearing the 49-year-old Rockies lefty acknowledge he’s not up on baseball history, the Hall of Fame offered him an internship to study in Cooperstown.
In making the announcement Thursday, the Hall said there’s “an
even more hands-on position awaiting the ageless wonder, if he ever
chooses to retire.” The soft-tossing Moyer on Tuesday night became the oldest pitcher in major league history to win a game when he led Colorado
past San Diego. The Hall’s 2012 class for the 10-week internship program
features 15 students from across the country.
The Hall is getting Moyer’s cap and glove from the historic win.
UNDATED (AP) -Orlando’s All-Star and free-agent-to-be center
Dwight Howard says he will have season-ending back surgery today in
Los Angeles to repair a herniated disk. The operation will end his
season and keep him from playing for Team USA in the Olympics in
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Martin Brodeur (mar-TAN’ broh-DYOOR’)
bounced back from his shortest postseason performance with a
record-setting 24th Stanley Cup playoff shutout, leading the New
Jersey Devils to a 4-0 victory over the Florida Panthers, tying
their first-round series at 2-all. Brodeur made 26 saves in taking
over sole possession of the postseason shutout mark from Patrick
NEW YORK (AP) – Curtis Granderson hit three home runs in the
first four innings for the New York Yankees in their 7-6 win over
Minnesota last night. With a chance to tie the major league record
of four homers in a game, Granderson lined a clean single in the
sixth and beat out an infield hit in the eighth for his first
five-hit game since 2008.
BOSTON (AP) – The New York Yankees will visit Boston and help
the Red Sox celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first game at
venerable Fenway Park at 3:15 p.m. (Eastern time) this afternoon.
The Red Sox are stumbling along so far this season in the basement
of the AL East with a 4-8 record heading into the weekend series
with the Yanks.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The lawyer for Joe Paterno’s family says
that the university’s payment of millions under the former coach’s
employment contract wasn’t a settlement and that the family
declined a request for a full release. Wick Sollers issued a
statement after Penn State disclosed it had provided the estate
with more than $5.5 million in money and benefits to finalize the
payments due under the contract.