High School Basketball

Glenwood Springs–Glenwood and Rifle split a pair of games last night at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium with the Lady Bears squeaking past the Lady Demons 54 -52. It was Glenwood’s first loss of the season. In the boy’s game, Glenwood defeated Rifle, 75-43. Glenwood travels to Palisade tomorrow night.


Denver–The Denver Nuggets host the New Jersey Nets tonight at the Pepsi Center.


Denver–The Colorado Avalanche lost to the Nashville Predators last night 4 to 1.

Elsewhere in sports…

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Colorado State football coach Jim
McElwain is settling into his new office less than 24 hours after
helping Alabama win a national championship.
Fresh off beating LSU 21-0 on Monday night, McElwain, who served
as Alabama’s offensive coordinator, began plotting a course to get
the Rams back on track. McElwain said his priorities include
recruiting, picking his staff and getting to know his players.
He may have to pitch the program to quarterback Pete Thomas,
who’s contemplating a transfer. A highly touted recruit, Thomas
started both his freshman and sophomore seasons at CSU. He injured
his left knee against San Diego State on Nov. 12 and missed the
final three games. McElwain has been juggling both jobs since accepting a five-year deal with the Rams last month to replace Steve Fairchild.

UNDATED (AP) – A person familiar with the decision tells the AP
that Robert Griffin III has decided to forego his final season of
eligibility at Baylor and enter the NFL draft. And a family source
tells ESPN that he’s going pro. We just haven’t heard it from the
Heisman Trophy winner himself.
Griffin is projected to be one of the top picks in April. He and
Heisman runner-up Andrew Luck of Stanford are likely to be the
first two quarterbacks selected.
Griffin played 41 games during his record-setting career as the
Bears’ QB. He completed 800 of 1,192 passes for 10,366 yards with
78 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. He also rushed for 2,254 yards
and 33 TDs.

Welcome aboard
UNDATED (AP) – The Jacksonville Jaguars will hold a news
conference today to introduce new coach Mike Mularkey.
After four years as Atlanta’s offensive coordinator, Mularkey is
being counted on to get more production out of the NFL’s worst
Mularkey went 14-18 as head coach in Buffalo before the Bills
fired him after the 2005 season. He spent two years with the Miami
Dolphins before joining the Falcons.

See Hue later
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) – The Oakland Raiders have fired coach Hue
Jackson after one season and a disappointing 8-8 record.
The move comes four days after Reggie McKenzie was hired as the
team’s first general manager since the death of longtime owner Al
Davis in October.
The Raiders lost four out of five after a promising 7-4 start
and missed the playoffs for the ninth straight year.

Dodgers setttle with Fox
NEW YORK (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers and Fox have settled
their lawsuit, removing a roadblock that could have held up the
sale of the bankrupt team.
In a motion filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, the
Dodgers say they are abandoning their attempt to market future
media rights and will adhere to their contract with Fox’s Prime
Ticket subsidiary. That keeps intact Fox’s exclusive negotiating
window from Oct. 15 through Nov. 30 this year.
Initial bids for the Dodgers are due by Jan. 23, and a number of
groups are expected to submit offers. Joe Torre, Orel Hershiser,
Steve Garvey, Peter O’Malley and Fred Claire are among those who
have expressed interest.