Sports, December 6th

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons tip off the season tonight at home against the Coal Ridge Titans.  The girls play at 6 o’clock and the boy’s game will follow at 7:30.  Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS. 

Broomfield—-The Grand Valley Cardinals boy’s team is playing this weekend in the Tiger Tip-Off Tournament at Holy Family High School in Broomfield. 

GIRLS SWIMMING /DIVING

Glenwood Springs—The first swim and dive meet of the season is this afternoon at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.  The Glenwood Lady Demons host Moffat County, Summit and Fruita Monument.  The meet begins at 4.

NHL/ AVS

Edmonton, Alberta—The Colorado Avalanche suffered their worst loss of the season last night in Edmonton.  The Oilers trounced the Avs 8 to 2.   Tonight, the Avs battle the Flames in Calgary.

NBA / NUGGETS

Boston, MA—The Denver Nuggets east coast swing takes them to Boston to take on the Celtics tonight.  They travel to Philly tomorrow night.

MANNING CAN’T HANDLE THE COLD?  TEAMMATES COME TO HIS DEFENSE

ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos are steamed over suggestions by Peyton Manning’s critics that the four-time MVP crumbles in the cold. Manning, who spent his first 14 seasons playing his home games inside a dome in Indianapolis, has a 3-7 career record, including playoffs, in games in which the temperature at kickoff was 32 degrees or below.
In all other games, he’s 170-76. With the Broncos, Manning has lost two notable cold-weather games, at home in double-overtime against Baltimore in the playoffs and in overtime at Foxborough, Mass., two weeks ago. He also beat Kansas City in cold weather at home last season. The forecast for Sunday’s game at Sports Authority Field against Tennessee calls for temperatures in the mid-teens with snow and light wind, an improvement over the near-zero temperatures they practiced in this week.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS….

SEATTLE (AP) – Chris Petersen has finally been persuaded to leave Boise State.
Petersen agreed to become the football coach at Washington. The Huskies made the announcement on Friday morning after Petersen reportedly met with Washington athletic director Scott Woodward on Thursday night in Boise.  The decision was first reported by ESPN. Petersen will replace Steve Sarkisian, who went 34-29 in five seasons at Washington before leaving earlier this week to take the job at USC. Petersen was 92-12 in his eight seasons at Boise State, turning the Broncos into a national program with two Fiesta Bowl titles. But he’s coming off his worst regular season in his tenure with the Broncos after going 8-4, including a 38-6 loss at Washington in the season opener.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – The NFL game last night didn’t feature much of a matchup as two of the worst teams in the league met in Jacksonville. The Houston Texans left Florida with their 11th straight loss as the Jaguars won 27-20. Chad Henne (HEH’-nee) threw for two touchdowns as the Jags upped their record to 4-9. The loss dropped the Texans to 2-11.

CINCINNATI (AP) – In Top-25 football last night No. 19 Louisville wrapped up its lone season in the American Athletic Conference with a win. The Cardinals beat Cincinnati 31-24 in overtime. Dominique Brown scored on a two-yard run in overtime to give the Cards the win.

DETROIT (AP) – The 16th-ranked team in The AP football poll is Northern Illinois and tonight the Huskies are playing Bowling Green for the Mid-American Conference championship. NIU is 12-0 on the season and 8-0 in league play while the Falcons are 9-3 and 7-1. The Huskies are led by quarterback Jordan Lynch, who has passed for 43 touchdowns this season.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – There’s a good matchup in men’s Top-25 basketball tonight in Arlington, Texas. That’s where third-ranked Kentucky is playing No. 20 Baylor. In other games tonight involving a ranked school, ninth-ranked Oklahoma State is home to South Carolina while 12th-ranked UConn is facing Maine in Hartford, Conn.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) – Round two of the PGA’s World Challenge is being played today in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The man on top after the opening round yesterday was Zach Johnson, who shot a first-round 5-under-par 67. Matt Kuchar (KOO’-chur) was one back, with Hunter Mahan (MAY’-han) and Bubba Watson three back of the leader.

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