SPORTS, FEBRUARY 24TH

HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF BASKETBALL

GIRLS 3A CONSOLATION ROUND

Hotchkiss-39 Coal Ridge-31

Roaring Fork-55 Aspen-44

BOYS CONSOLATION ROUND

Grand Valley-58 Gunnison-54 2ot

Olathe-72 Hotchkiss-53

Palisade–This weekend at Palisade High School, the 3A District tournament continues. This afternoon, the action begins at 3 o’clock with the Olathe Lady Pirates taking on the Gunnison Cowgirls in a semifinal game. That game will be followed by a boy’s semifinal between Roaring Fork and Rifle at 4:45. KMTS will have updates on that game this afternoon. AT 6:30, the Rifle LadyBears will take on Grand Valley and that game will be broadcast live on KMTS. The evening will conclude on the boy’s side as Aspen battles Coal Ridge for the right to advance to tomorrow’s district championship. KMTS will carry the Titans/Skiers game and tomorrow’s girl’s and boy’s district championships at 4 and 5:45.

GIRLS 4A PLAYOFFS

Colorado Springs–The Glenwood Lady Demons take on the Valor Christian Lady Eagles at Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs at 7:30.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Denver Broncos vice president John Elway
said he hopes Tim Tebow is the team’s long-term solution at
quarterback. It was a step beyond Elway’s statement at season’s end that
Tebow would be the starter going into training camp. Tebow
completed less than half his passes last season but posted a series
of dramatic comebacks last season in leading the Broncos to the
playoffs, where he threw an 80-yard TD pass to Demaryius Thomas in
overtime to beat Pittsburgh in the first round.
He went 8-5 as the starter, but lost four of his last five
games. “He added a great spark for us, and we really had some good
things happen to us,” Elway said Friday at the NFL scouting
combine. “I was really happy with his progress. I know Tim’s going
to work hard this offseason. We’re hoping that he’s going to be the
guy for a long, long time.” Elway said he likes Tebow’s physical tools, but he needs to work on his throwing fundamentals.
“I think there’s things that we have to get him to do within
our offense to be successful as an offense,” Elway said. “Tim’s
strengths are, no question, he’s able to run the football, he’s a
big guy and physical and likes to run it. We also want to see
strides in Tim and his ability to throw the football down the field
from in the pocket. We feel like that’s something we have to do to
get better as an offense. To add that threat there makes everything
else he does that much better.”
Tebow is working with new UCLA offensive coordinator Noel
Mazzone in Los Angeles on his throwing.
“One thing I don’t have a concern about is that Tim Tebow is
going to do everything he can this offseason to get better,” Elway
said. “If that’s working with Mazzone, or whatever he’s doing,
he’s going to do everything he can to get better.”
Denver is looking for backups for Tebow. The Broncos have Tebow
and Adam Weber under contract and are interested in bringing back
free agent Brady Quinn. Elway didn’t say what style the possible
newcomers would have. “When I look at Tim and I look at our offense, we can go with either one, whether it be a guy like Tim, or if it’s more of a
drop-back-type guy,” Elway said.

DENVER (AP) – DeJuan Blair tied a career high with 28 points and
grabbed 12 rebounds, helping the San Antonio Spurs beat the Denver
Nuggets 114-99 on Thursday night to wrap up a nine-game road swing.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Chasson Randle scored 20 points and led
Stanford to a 74-50 rout of cold-shooting Colorado on Thursday
night, handing the Buffaloes their first home loss in Pac-12 play.
The Cardinal (19-9, 9-7) swept the season series against the
Buffaloes, whom they beat 84-64 in Palo Alto, Calif., before losing
six of nine.
The Buffs (18-9, 10-5) had gone 7-2 since that blowout and were
the only unbeaten team at home (7-0) in Pac-12 play. But they were
embarrassed before a sellout crowd that streamed to the exits
midway through the second half.

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