Sports, February 14th

FOUR GLENWOOD SWIMMERS COMPETE AT STATE MEET

Glenwood Springs—Four swimmers from the Glenwood Springs High School Swim Team are hoping to bring home some medals this weekend.  Jessica Tuttle, LJ Fetzko, Kendall Vanderhoof and Hannah Peterson are competing today and tomorrow at the 4A State Swim Meet in Fort Collins.  Fetzko, a freshman, is the top seed in the girl’s 200 meter freestyle.

WRESTLING REGIONALS

Glenwood and Rifle wrestlers are grappling in Montrose this weekend in the 4A Regionals while Grand Valley and Coal Ridge compete in the 3A Regionals at Middle Park High School in Granby.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON COMES TO AN END

Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons close out the regular season tonight at home against their arch-rival Rifle Bears.  The league champion Lady Demons tip off first at 6 o’clock on senior night.  In the boy’s game, the Western Slope league title is on the line as the first place Bears trying to avoid a letdown against Glenwood at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium.  The boys tip off at 7:30.  Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS.

Basalt plays at Roaring Fork at 5:30 and 7.   Grand Valley welcomes Coal Ridge to Parachute for games at 6 and 7:30.

 

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…

SOCHI, Russia (AP) – Noelle Pikus-Pace of the U.S. won the silver medal in the women’s skeleton. She finished nearly a second back of gold medal winner Lizzy Yarnold of Britain. The win by Pikus-Pace was the first for the U.S. in the event since the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City.  Her medal gave the U.S. a total of 13 medals, tied with Norway for the most in the Games.

SOCHI, Russia (AP) – The U.S. men were shut out of the medals at the super-combined. Bode (BOH’-dee) Miller finished sixth while Ted Ligety (LIHG’-eh-tee) was 12th. The surprise winner was Switzerland’s Sandro Viletta with Ivica Kostelic (ee-VICH’-uh KOHS’-tihl-ich) second.

SOCHI, Russia (AP) – Men’s figure skating is over at the Olympics and the winner was Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu (yoo-ZOO’-roo HAHN’-yoo). Finishing second was Canada’s Patrick Chan with Denis Ten of Kazakhstan third. The best finish by an American was ninth by Jason Brown of Highland Park, Ill.

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) – The Cincinnati Reds aren’t sure when they’ll be able to enjoy services of starter Mat Latos (LAY’-tohs). He has undergone surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. Latos suffered the injury a few days before the start of spring training in Arizona.

ATLANTA (AP) – Former Major League player and manager Jim Fregosi (freh-GOH’-see) has passed away at the age of 71. The former All-Star who won more than 1,000 games as a manager for four teams, has died after an apparent stroke. Fregosi served as manager of the Phillies, Angels, White Sox and Blue Jays.

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