Sports, August 23rd

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON KICKS OFF TONIGHT

Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons kick off the football season tonight with a home showdown against the Conifer Lobos.  This will be Glenwood’s fourth match up with the Lobos since 2008.  Game time is set for 7 o’clock with pre-game coverage on KMTS set to begin at 6:40.

Paonia—The Basalt Longhorns are the other local team playing a zero week game tonight.  The ‘Horns are in Paonia to take on the Eagles at 7.

BRONCOS HOST RAMS IN PRE-SEASON GAME

Denver—The Denver Broncos will be home for the next three games including the remaining pre-season contests and the 2013 season opener. Saturday night the Broncos host the St. Louis Rams.  Kick off is set for 6 o’clock with pre game coverage on KMTS to begin at 4:05.

ROCKIES ANOTHER HEARTBREAKER IN PHILLY

Philadelphia, PA—For the second night in a row, the Rockies let one slip away in the late innings to the Phillies.  Domonic Brown hit a game-ending RBI single to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night.    The Phillies scored twice in the eighth and ninth for their second come-from-behind win in as many days. They have won four of five to improve to 4-3 under interim manager Ryne Sandberg.  The Rockies are in Miami tonight for the first of a three game weekend series.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (AP) – Cyclists are racing up Vail Pass in the latest stage of the USA Pro Challenge.  They’re riding the 10-mile time trial route individually Friday in reverse order of the overall standings.  The right lane on westbound Interstate 70 from Vail to the top of Vail Pass is closed for the race and isn’t expected to reopen until 5 p.m. In addition, no oversized and overweight vehicles are allowed to travel westbound from Copper Mountain to U.S. Highway 24 while the race is under way.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Washington Nationals and Oakland Athletics have worked out a trade. Catcher Kurt Suzuki has left the Nats and rejoined the A’s where he was a fan favorite. As part of the deal the A’s are sending Class-A starter Dakota Bacus to the Nationals.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Baseball fans will have at least one more season of enjoying Vin Scully behind the microphone on Dodgers broadcasts. He has announced that he plans on coming back for the 2014 season, which would be his 65th in big-league baseball. The Hall of Fame broadcaster began his career calling the games of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Two of the top teams in the National League are squaring off tonight in St. Louis as the Cardinals play host to the Braves. Keep an eye on St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright as he is going for his 15th win of the season.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) – The Washington Capitals have signed center Mikhail Grabovski to a one-year, $3 million contract. He’ll help fill the void after the departure of Mike Ribeiro (rih-BEHR’-oh). Grabovski spent the last five seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) -Qualifying is taking place today for tomorrow night’s NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway. In the overall standings five-time winner Jimmie Johnson leads Clint Bowyer (BOY’-ur) by 41 points. Johnson and Matt Kenseth share the series victory lead with four.

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