SPORTS, MARCH 23RD

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

Coal Ridge clobbered Rangely 8 to nothing while Basalt defeated Grand Valley 4 to 1.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

The Coal Ridge Titans earned their first win of the season by mercy-ruling the Aspen Skiers 19 to 9 in game one of yesterday’s doubleheader. Game two was suspended in the third inning due to darkness with the Titans leading 8 to 1. The rest of the game will be played later. Tomorrow, the Glenwood Demons are back in action, hosting the Steamboat Springs Sailors at 10:30 and 12:30. You can catch both games live on the internet tomorrow at KMTS.com and then rebroadcast tomorrow night at 7. In other Saturday games, Grand Valley plays at Roaring Fork and Rifle travels to Hotchkiss.

TRACK & FIELD

Several local teams will jam into the newly refurbished Stocker Stadium for tomorrow’s Mickey Dunn Invitational in Grand Junction.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos keep adding offensive
personnel for Peyton Manning as they agreed to terms with tight end
Joel Dreessen. The former Colorado State University standout has hauled in 110 passes for 1,364 yards and 13 TDs in six seasons with the New York
Jets and Houston Texans. Last season, Dreessen caught 28 passes for
353 yards and six scores for the Texans. Dreessen was a sixth-round pick of the Jets in 2005 after a stellar career at CSU in which he was a two-time All-Mountain West Conference selection.
With Dreessen on board, the Broncos have a tight end crew of
Virgil Green, Julius Thomas and Cornelius Ingram. Green will miss
the opening four games of the 2012 season for violating the
league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
UNDATED (AP) – Four teams advanced in the men’s NCAA basketball
tournament last night. Louisville pulled off the big surprise by
beating Michigan State 57-44 in the West Regional. The other
results show Syracuse edging Wisconsin, Ohio State beating
Cincinnati and Florida dumping Marquette.

UNDATED (AP) – The men’s basketball tournament continues this
evening with games in St. Louis and Atlanta. In St. Louis top-seed
North Carolina plays Ohio University and Kansas goes against North
Carolina State. In Atlanta, Baylor tangles with Xavier while No. 1
Kentucky dukes it out with Indiana.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – In the NHL last night, the Pittsburgh Penguins
clinched a playoff berth with a 5-1 win over Nashville. The victory
was the Pens ninth straight on home ice. Evgeni Malkin led the way
with two goals.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – There was a two-way tie at the end of the
opening round of the PGA’s Arnold Palmer Invitational yesterday.
The top spot was held by Charlie Wi (wee) and Jason Dufner at
6-under 66. Playing in his first event in two weeks, Tiger Woods
shot a 3-under 69, while Phil Mickelson finished with a 1-over 73.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) – Two players wrapped up the opening round
of the LPGA’s Kia Classic yesterday tied for first. Top-ranked Yani
Tseng (YAH’-nee sehng) and Ji Young Oh both shot a 5-under 67 on
Thursday. Several players loomed behind the duo, one shot off the
pace.

 

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