SPORTS, FEBRUARY 16TH

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING

Denver–A combined 21 wrestlers from Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Coal Ridge and Grand Valley High School are grappling for medals at the annual state tournament in Denver. The wrestlers will compete today, tomorrow and Saturday at the Pepsi Center.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Basalt–The Basalt Longhorns host the Aspen Skiers tonight at the Big House. The girl’s game tips off at 5:30 while the boys play at 7. Prior to the games, a spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held to help Basalt alumnus Spencer Cleveland and coach Terry Kappeli who have both been diagnosed with serious forms of cancer. A silent auction and raffle will also take place. Donations in their names are also being accepted at Alpine Bank.

Elsewhere in sports…

UNDATED (AP) – The Chicago Bulls are looking to go two games up
on Miami in the win column in the NBA’s Eastern Conference tonight.
The Bulls, who are 24-7, are home to the Boston Celtics. Miami,
which is idle this evening, is 23-7. The Clippers continue to lead
the Pacific Division and tonight they can add to their lead over
the second-place Lakers. The Clippers are on the road for a game at
Portland tonight, while the Lakers have the night off. The Blazers,
at 16-14, are tied with Memphis for the final playoff berth in the
West.
The final game of the night has Indiana playing host to New
Jersey.

NHL-SCHEDULE
Quest for Western playoff berths continue
UNDATED (AP) – The three teams involved in the battle for the
final playoff berth in the NHL’s Western Conference are in action
tonight. As a matter of fact, the seventh and eighth seeded teams
are facing-off in Los Angeles as the Kings play host to Phoenix. LA
starts the night with 65 points, while the Coyotes are two back,
holding down the final playoff berth. Chicago is currently tied
with LA for sixth/seventh place and tonight the Blackhawks are in
New York against the Rangers. New York leads the Easter Conference
and the Atlantic Division with 79 points
San Jose is in first place in the Pacific Division and tonight
the Sharks are at Tampa Bay. The Sharks lead the Kings by three
points for the divisional lead.
The rest of the schedule has Buffalo skating at Philadelphia,
St. Louis home to the Islanders, Winnipeg at Minnesota and Calgary
at Dallas.

T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE
Four-game schedule this evening
UNDATED (AP) – A check of tonight’s men’s top-25 basketball
schedule shows four games on the agenda. The highest ranked school
in action is No. 5 Duke as the Blue Devils play host to North
Carolina State. Duke enters the game with a record of 21-4.
In the lone game of the night featuring two ranked schools,
seventh-ranked Michigan State is home to No. 15 Wisconsin in a Big
Ten contest. The Spartans are 20-5 while the Badgers start the
night with a record of 19-6.
The final two games feature No. 20 Florida State at home to
Virginia Tech and 24th-ranked Gonzaga (gahn-ZAG’-uh) at Santa
Clara.

PGA-LOS ANGELES
Tour hits Riviera
LOS ANGLELES (AP) – This week’s top on the PGA Tour is the
Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. Phil
Mickelson, the winner of last week’s event in northern California
in Pebble Beach, is in the field. Mickelson rallied from six shots
behind on the last day to win the Pebble Beach Pro Am. The win made
Mickelson just the ninth player in PGA Tour history to reach 40
career victories. He is playing for the fifth straight week, while
Tiger Woods is taking the week off.

LPGA
Hole in one not enough for Creamer
PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) – American Paula Creamer had a
hole-in-one on the 146-yard 12th hole but it wasn’t enough to grab
the lead in the LPGA event being played in Thailand. The leader
after an opening round 5-under-67 is Ai Miyazato (EYE
mee-yah-ZAH’-toh). She leads five players, ranked Na Yeon Choi, Se
Ri Pak (say ree PAHK), Amy Yang, Anna Nordqvist (NORD’-kwist) and
Karrie (KAHR’-ee Webb by one stroke. Creamer is five back.

 

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