POST SEASON HONORS FOR GLENWOOD FOOTBALL PLAYER
Glenwood Springs–Whenever Auston Tribble touched the football, everyone held their breath. The senior wideout, kick and punt return specialist dazzled opponents and crowds alike with electrifying moves and touchdown runs this season. It was announced at the Glenwood football banquet that Tribble earned 1st Team All-State, 1st Team All-Conference and was named the team’s most valuable player. Among Tribble’s exploits on the gridiron were two kickoffs returned for touchdowns including one of 99 and a half yards in the first game against Conifer.
RIFLE BEARS GEAR UP FOR QUARTERFINAL GAME WITH ROOSEVELT
Rifle–The top-ranked Rifle Bears, with a half dozen shutouts to their credit this season, will host the Roosevelt Roughriders Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock. The Bears are coming off a 42-nothing shellacking of the Erie Tigers in last week’s first round playoff game. The winner of tomorrow’s game will either face Pueblo East or Delta in a semifinal showdown next Saturday. If Rifle wins, they will be on the road. Tomorrow’s game will be broadcast live on KMTS and KMTS.com.
BRONCOS SPECIAL TEAMS EXCELLING
ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Britton Colquitt’s right leg seemed to get as much work as Tim Tebow’s left arm last year. He punted an astonishing 101 times, which he likens to packing two years’ worth of experience into one season. This year, it’s down to 37 punts, on pace for 66. Such is life with Peyton Manning under center in Denver. Colquitt’s still getting plenty of work – as Matt Prater’s holder. The Broncos kicker has already collected more PATs than he did all of last season. Yes, Manning’s having a great year. Von Miller, too. With Trindon Holliday scoring touchdowns on a kickoff return and a punt return in consecutive games, special teams are the binding to this story of the Broncos’ resurgence.
ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…
LAKE FOREST, Ill., (AP) – Bears quarterback Jay Cutler hasn’t been given medical clearance to play after suffering a concussion and sitting out the second half of last week’s loss to Houston, so he’ll miss Monday night’s game against San Francisco. Former Redskins and Raiders starter Jason Campbell will under center against the 49ers.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – Reigning NFL Coach of the Year Jim Harbaugh is expected to be on San Francisco’s sidelines and running the show during Monday night’s game against Chicago. The 49ers coach, who turns 49 next month, has returned to the team after missing work Thursday to undergo a minor procedure for an irregular heartbeat.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Eagles say quarterback Michael Vick will miss Sunday’s game against NFC East-rival Washington as he continues recovering from a concussion suffered in last week’s loss to division-rival Dallas. That means rookie Nick Foles will get his first NFL start.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Dell Demps’ overhaul of the Hornets roster is impressing first-year team owner Tom Benson, who has OK’d a new multi-year contract extension for his general manager, who joined the club in 2010. A young New Orleans team brings a 3-3 record into this evening’s home game against Oklahoma City.
ATLANTA (AP) – Former WNBA star Chamique (sha-MEE’-kwah) Holdslcaw is free on $100,000 bond after surrendering to Atlanta police to face charges of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm while committing a felony. The Olympic gold medalist is accused of firing a shot into the car of former Atlanta Dream teammate Jennifer Lacy, who says Holdslcaw is an ex-girlfriend.