Sports, February 28th

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS

BOYS 4A

Greeley–The Glenwood Demons played well for about three quarters but got blown out in the fourth quarter in last night’s
first round playoff game at Greeley Central. The Wildcats ended Glenwood’s season with a 63-44 victory. Senior Collin Porterfield led the Demons with 17 points.

Rifle–The Rifle Bears’ season came to an abrupt end last night on their home court in a 56-46 loss to the Montrose Indians. Junior center Tanner Quick led the Bear’s with 16 points.

3A DISTRICT PLAYOFFS

Carbondale–The Roaring Fork Rams have a double-dip with the Coal Ridge Titans tonight in Carbondale. The first round district playoff games will be played at 5:30 and 7. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS.

Basalt–The Basalt Longhorns host Grand Valley tonight at 6. The Lady Longhorns travel to Craig for a 5:00 showdown with the top-seeded Moffat County Bulldogs.

Aspen–The Aspen Skiers boy’s team earned the number 2 seed and will entertain number 7 Cedaredge tonight at 7.

Elsewhere in sports…

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The Chicago Blackhawks remain unbeaten after 19 games this season. Tonight the Hawks will attempt to score at least one point in their 20th game of the season as they play the Blues in St. Louis. The 16-0-3 Blackhawks are kicking off a road trip tonight after a seven-game home stand.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – There’s been a trade between Nashville and Calgary. The Predators sent forward Brian McGrattan to the Flames for defenseman Joe Piskula. McGrattan did not appear in a game this season for Nashville while Piskula has played 10 career NHL games with Los Angeles and Calgary.

UNDATED (AP) – With a win tonight and one on Saturday the second-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs might take over the top spot in next week’s AP poll. That could happen as this week’s top team, Indiana, lost earlier in the week. The Bulldogs are playing in Provo, Utah, tonight against BYU’s Cougars.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) – The first round of the PGA’s Honda Classic is being played today in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The early clubhouse lead is held by Branden Grace and Graham DeLaet at 5-under-65. Tiger Woods had a par-70 opening round.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – There’s some good news for fans of the Yankees as closer Mariano Rivera threw 18 pitches in his first simulated game since knee surgery last year. The 43-year-old pitched one inning against Yankees’ minor-league players. He also fielded bunts and covered first base.

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