HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Gypsum–The Glenwood Lady Demons earned a big win over the Eagle Valley Lady Devils last night in Gypsum, 49-33. The victory improved the Glenwood girl's record to 6 and 3 in the Western Slope and 10 and 3 overall. In the boy's game, Glenwood fell to the second place Devils, 50 to 37. Glenwood hosts Rifle tomorrow night at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium.
Peach Valley–At Coal Ridge High School, the Titans split a pair of games with the visiting Olathe Pirates. The Lady Titans came up short in a 49-48 loss to Olathe while the Coal Ridge boys knocked off the Titans 54-42.
Parachute–The home team Grand Valley Lady Cardinals had no problem with the Aspen Lady Skiers in a 75-26 laugher. The boy's contest however was much more competitive as the Skiers escaped Grand Valley with a 68-63 win in overtime. Clayton Crawford lit up the scoreboard for the Skiers with 38 points.
X-GAMES SNOWMOBILER ON LIFE SUPPORT/FUNDS NEEDED
DENVER (AP) – Prayers are pouring in and fans are donating money for a Winter-X Games snowmobile competitor who is in critical condition following a crash last week. Caleb Moore was performing a flip off a jump Thursday when he caught the top of the hill in the landing area and went over the handlebars. Moore later developed bleeding around his heart and other complications and is hospitalized in Grand Junction.
The family has had little comment since the accident. To help defray the medical costs, a website has been set up for the family to raise $300,000 to help pay his hospital bills. One fan posted a note saying he hoped Caleb would be back next year and get a gold medal.
Elsewhere in sports…
NEW YORK (AP) – Baseball's highest-paid player is being linked to performance-enhancing drugs. A report in the Miami New Times has Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez on a list of big leaguers tied to a Florida clinic that the alternative weekly newspaper says sold PEDs.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis denies a report in Sports Illustrated that he used a banned substance to help speed his recovery from a torn triceps. Lewis was the NFL's leading tackler in the playoffs after missing 10 regular-season games with the injury.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The NBA's Lakers are enjoying their first three-game winning streak in five weeks. Dwight Howard's 24 points, coupled with Kobe Bryant's 14-point, 11-assists performance, led Los Angeles to a 111-106 victory over the visiting New Orleans Hornets.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – The San Jose Sharks matched the Blackhawks for best record in the NHL with a shootout victory over Anaheim. Chicago brings its 6-0-0 record into tonight's skate at Minnesota.
ANN ARBOR (AP) – Michigan's basketball team is preparing to play with the No. 1 ranking for the first time in 20 years. The 19-1 Wolverines host Big Ten-rival Northwestern tonight.