Sports, March 5th

POST SEASON HONORS FOR LOCAL PREP BASKETBALL PLAYERS

  • Undated—Rifle High School senior players Trenton Brown and Tanner Quick were named co-players of the year in Western Slope League. Brown and Quick were joined on the all-league first team by fellow Bear Wyatt Robinson.  Rifle seniors Tanner Rust and Clinton Farr were named to the honorable mention squad.  Rifle Head Coach Roger Walters was named Coach of the Year for guiding the Bears to the 2014 league title.   From the Glenwood Demons, senior Jared Gambrel and sophomore Cameron Horning were named first team all-league while fellow Demons Brian Burbidge and Zack Peterson made the honorable mention team.

LOCAL SPORTS ON TAP TODAY

GIRL’S SOCCER

Glenwood plays at Palisade at 3.  Rifle takes on the Panthers at Delta tonight at 6.

FORMER DEMON STAR SHINES AT CMU

Grand Junction—Sharaya Selsor, who along with her younger sister Katrina, was a star basketball player at Glenwood Springs High School, has been a scoring machine at Division 2 powerhouse Colorado Mesa University.   The 5-9, fifth year senior has been averaging 25 points a game for the second ranked Lady Mavericks and was just named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Year.  Selsor, who took a medical redshirt to have a baby, is shooting 46 percent from the field and knocking down over 43 percent of her shots beyond the three point arc.  The Lady Mavericks are currently battling for the RMAC tournament title with hopes of returning to the Division 2 final four.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS….

SEATTLE (AP) – Stanford is going to the NCAA tournament again, likely as a No. 1 seed. California, Oregon State and Arizona State are almost assured of joining the Cardinal after all finished with at least 21 wins in the regular season.  The question for the Pac-12 is whether anyone else can play their way into the NCAAs with a strong performance in the conference tournament this week at KeyArena in Seattle.
The tournament gets started on Thursday with UCLA facing Colorado; USC against Arizona; Washington State against Oregon and Washington taking on Utah. Stanford, California, Oregon State and Arizona State all received first-round byes after finishing in the top four of the conference standings.  Right now, those four are almost locks for the NCAAs. But the next tier – USC and Washington especially – could play themselves in.

NEW YORK (AP) – A person with knowledge of the decision says a proposed rule that would have slowed college football’s fast-paced offenses has been withdrawn by the NCAA rules committee. The person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because an official announcement had not been made. After a conference call by the football rules committee, it was agreed the so-called 10-second rule would not be given to the playing rules oversight panel on Thursday for approval.  The proposal penalized ffenses for snapping the ball before 10 seconds have run off the 40-second play clock. The committee cited player safety concerns when it passed the proposal on Feb. 12. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema and Alabama’s Nick Saban were not on the committee but pushed for changes to control the ever-quickening pace of play.

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