High School Football

Aspen–The Aspen Skiers defeated the visiting Delta Panthers in a zero week match up of 2A and 3A schools 35 to 12. Freshman sensation quarterback Tucker Bierne threw for four touchdown passes in his varsity debut.

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The defending 2A state champion Olathe Pirates pounded the Steamboat Sailors 42-13 while Moffat County lost to Evergreen 17-7. The Glenwood Demons’ 2011 season kicks off this Friday night against the Longhorns in Basalt. Rifle opens at Grand Valley, Roaring Fork travels to Hotchkiss, Coal Ridge will be at Eagle Valley and Aspen heads north to Moffat County this Friday.


On the links, Coal Ridge and Rifle are competing in the Grand Junction Invitational at Redlands Mesa.


Los Angeles, CA–The Rockies avoided being swept by the Dodgers in L.A. yesterday and held on for a 7 to 6 win. The Rockies are in Arizona tonight to take on the first place Diamondbacks.

Elsewhere in sports…

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos have released veteran
cornerback Nate Jones and waived six other players.
Jones, an eighth-year pro, played in all 16 games for the
Broncos last season, including three starts, and had 43 tackles. He
played four years in Dallas and two in Miami before joining the
Broncos last season. The Broncos waived third-year players defensive end David Veikune and guard Shawn Murphy, and second-year pro Braxton Kelley, a middle linebacker. Also waived were three undrafted rookies: running back C.J. Gable of USC, linebacker Deron Mayo of Old Dominion and tackle Curt Porter of Jacksonville State.

NEW YORK (AP) – The U.S. Open, the final Grand Slam tennis
tournament of the year, starts today in New York. Among the players
in action, five-time winner Roger Federer, top American Mardy Fish,
2006 winner Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH’-vah) and two-time winner
Venus Williams.

PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona’s Ian Kennedy is the National League’s
first 17-game winner. He notched the victory yesterday as the
Diamondbacks beat San Diego 6-1. The D-Backs have won six straight
and top the National League West by four games over San Francisco.

MIRABEL, Quebec (AP) – It was a very successful day for American
golfers in the Canadian Women’s Open. Players from the U.S., led by
Brittany Lincicome (LIHN’-sih-kohm), finished first through fifth.
Lincicome finished play 13 shots under par, one better than
Michelle Wie (wee) and Stacy Lewis.

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – The team from Huntington Beach,
Calif., won the Little League World Series yesterday. Nick Pratto
singled with two outs and the bases loaded to give Californians a
2-1 victory over a team from Japan. The win marked the fifth time
in the last six years that a team from the U.S. has won the Little
League World Series.

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) – Pole-sitter Will Power won yesterday’s
Indy Grand Prix (pree) of Sonoma and in doing so is now 26 points
back of Dario Franchitti (DA’-ree-oh fran-KEE’-tee) in the drivers
standings with four races to go. Power got the win by holding off
teammate Helio Castroneves (EHL’-ee-oh kas-troh-NEH’-vehz) over the
final seven laps.

IRVING, Texas (AP) – The agent for Dallas center Andre Gurode
says he has been released by the Cowboys. Agent Kennard McGuire confirmed the move in an email Monday. The Cowboys forced the former Cu Buffs All-American to sit out Saturday night’s game in Minnesota while they decided whether to trade, cut or release him. Dallas will save $5.5 million against the cap by dropping Gurode, who has made the Pro Bowl the last five years. Gurode is 33 and going into his 10th season. He’s been durable,
starting every game the last three seasons and all but two over the
last five years. He had knee surgery in June.