Sports, November 1st

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

The Coal Ridge Titans battle The Classical Academy tonight at 7 in Colorado Springs.  Coal Ridge is looking to advance to the final four for the first time school history.

VOLLEYBALL

The Grand Valley Lady Cardinals tip off a busy weekend in regional playoff volleyball.  Grand Valley’s first match at 4 is against the host Manitou Springs Mustangs.  They’ll take on Pagosa Springs at 5:30.  All other local teams play tomorrow including Rifle at University in Greeley, Roaring Fork at Bishop Machbeuf High School, Glenwood Springs at Lewis-Palmer.  Coal Ridge will host a four team regional tomorrow beginning with a 2 o’clock match against Estes Park.

FOOTBALL

Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons should have no trouble with the Battle Mountain Huskies tonight at Stubler Memorial Field.  A Demons’ win will put them in the playoffs.  Kick off set for 7 o’clock with pregame coverage on KMTS at 6:45.

Gypsum—-The Rifle Bears are playoff bound but don’t want to let their guard down against a scrappy Eagle Valley Devil squad in Gypsum.  Kick off at Hot Stuff Stadium is at 7.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

The Colorado Buffaloes travel to sunny Pasadena, California tomorrow to take on the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl.    The CSU Rams, coming off their recent win over Hawaii, are home to host the always tough Broncos of Boise State.

NBA/NUGGETS

Denver—The Denver Nuggets welcome the Portland Trail Blazers to the Pepsi Center tonight in the home opener.

NHL/AVALANCHE

Dallas, TX—-The Colorado Avalanche look to improve to a franchise best, 11 and 1 if they can get past the Stars in Dallas tonight.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS….

NEW YORK (AP) – Despite the fact he only played in 17 games this past season, Derek Jeter has agreed to a substantial pay raise. The Yankees shortstop and the pinstripes have come to terms on a one-year, $12 million contract. It replaces a $9.5 million player option for the 39-year-old veteran. Jeter hit .190 with one homer, playing 13 games at shortstop and four at designated hitter.

NEW YORK (AP) – The Mets have opted to pay pitcher Johan (YOH’-hahn) Santana a $5.5 million buyout instead of picking up his $25 million option for 2014. The decision completes a $137.5 million, six-year contract that was agreed to before the 2008 season. In 2012, he pitched the first no-hitter in Mets history.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) – Bills quarterback Thad Lewis is doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He’s dealing with injured ribs. If he’s unable to play, the Bills will start either undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel or the recently signed Matt Flynn.

UNDATED (AP) – Connecticut is the No. 1 team in the pre-season Associated Press women’s Top-25 basketball poll. The defending national champs are followed by Duke, Stanford, Tennessee and Louisville. This is the ninth time that the Huskies are the top team in the preseason.

SHANGHAI, China (AP) – Round 2 in the PGA’s HSBC tournament in China took place earlier this morning and the midway leader is Dustin Johnson. He backed up his first round 69 with a 63 to stand 12-under par, five shots in front of Bubba Watson, Boo Weekley and Rory McIroy.

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