HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER
Rifle hosts Colorado Rocky Mountain School and Grand Valley travels to Roaring Fork for games today at 4 o’clock.
Glenwood plays at Aspen today at 4.
DENVER (AP) – Gov. John Hickenlooper is promoting March Madness
He’s signed a proclamation declaring Thursday as “CSU and CU
are Dancing Day” and has ordered that the schools’ flags be flown
over the state Capitol as long as their teams remain in the NCAA
tournament. His proclamation also urges Colorado State and Colorado
fans to wear their school colors on game days.
It’s the first time both schools have been in the tournament
CU, the winner of the Pac-12 tournament, plays UNLV in
Albuquerque, N.M. while CSU faces Murray State in Louisville, Ky.
Rockies top Diamondbacks 7-4 in split-squads game
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Carlos Gonzalez hit a three-run homer
in the first inning and added an RBI single in the third, and the
Colorado Rockies scored seven times in the first three innings to
beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-4 Wednesday night in a split-squads
game. The Diamondbacks, who lost to San Diego earlier, have dropped
nine of their last 11 Cactus League games.
Jonathan Griffin hit a long home run for Arizona in the ninth
inning, Ryan Roberts had a pair of singles and Chris Young added a
two-run single. Rockies starter Juan Nicasio allowed one unearned run in four innings. Nicasio, who was hit the head by a line drive and suffered
a broken neck requiring surgery when he fell last Aug. 5, hasn’t
allowed an earned run in seven innings this spring.
Gonzalez homered deep to right center off Arizona starter Josh
Collmenter, who struck out two in two innings.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Jamie McGinn forced overtime by scoring
with 2 seconds left in regulation, and Peter Mueller netted the
lone shootout goal in the Colorado Avalanche’s 5-4 win over the
Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.
SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) – Lindsey Vonn won the World Cup
super-G title Thursday after narrowly avoiding skiing out and
finishing sixth in the final race of the season.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – Vermont and South Florida moved into the
second round of the NCAA basketball tournament with wins last night
in Dayton. The Catamounts grabbed an early lead and hung on to beat
Lamar 71-59 in the opener. The Bulls introduced the NCAA tournament
to the Big East’s nastiest defense, beating California 65-54.