HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
The regular season ends tonight for 3A teams. The Glenwood Demons are in Edwards to take on the Battle Mountain Huskies at 7 o’clock. You can catch the game live in KMTS. The Western Slope champion Rifle Bears look to end the regular season with an umblemished record tonight at home against the tough Eagle Valley Devils.
At the 2A level, three local teams are in the playoffs; Aspen, Grand Valley and Basalt. Grand Valley is the only team that doesn’t have to travel. Tomorrow at 1, the Cardinals host the Middle Park Panthers. The Aspen Skiers travel to Eaton to battle the Reds while the Longhorns head south to Florence High School to take on the defending state champion Huskies at 1. The Basalt/Florence game will be broadcast live on KMTS.
The Coal Ridge Titans host Frontier Academy in an Elite 8 game today at 1.
The Glenwood Lady Demons are at Coronado High School in Colorado Springs for the region 7, 4A tournament. They play the host school tomorrow morning at 10.
In 3A volleyball, Roaring Fork plays host to Lamar and Frontier Academy tomorrow in Carbondale. The Lady Rams’ first match is against FA at 10am. Grand Valley is the 30th seed and is playing in the region 4 tournament at University High School in Greeley on Saturday. Coal Ridge begins tournament play today against Bennett at Eaton High School.
Elsewhere in sports…
The CSU Rams and the Wyoming Cowboys battle tomorrow in the annual “Border War.” Kick off in Laramie is set for 2:30.
The CU Buffs’ quest to win their second game of the season probably won’t come tomorrow at Folsom Field. The Stanford Cardinal is in town for a 1 o’clock game.
The Denver Broncos are in Cincinnati this Sunday to battle the Bengals. Game time is set of 11 o’clock with pregame at 9 on KMTS.
UNDATED (AP) – There are 12 games on tap in the NBA this evening.
Defending league champion Miami is on the road for a game in New York against the Knicks. The game serves as the season opener for New York as the scheduled first game for the Knicks, against the Nets at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, was postponed because of damage from Hurricane Sandy. The last time these teams met was in the first round of the playoffs last season. The Heat eliminated the Knicks in five games.
The Chicago Bulls had the best regular season record in the East last season and tonight they face the Cavaliers in Cleveland. Each team won its opening game a few days ago.
The battle of L.A. is taking place tonight in, where else, Los Angeles. In this one the Lakers are serving as the home team and they are out to get their first win of the season. The Lakers are 0-2 and trying to avoid their first 0-3 start since 1978. The Clippers won their season opener against Memphis.
A year ago the Charlotte Bobcats were terrible. They finished the season with just 7 wins and 59 defeats. Tonight they start the new season with a game at home against the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers won their season opener two nights ago with a last second shot by George Hill.
In other games tonight, Orlando is home to Denver, the Bucks are facing the Celtics in Boston, the Hawks are home to Houston, Sacramento is playing at Minnesota, Utah is at New Orleans, the Thunder are playing host to Portland, Detroit is at Phoenix and Memphis plays at Golden State.
Qualifying on tap today
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – The qualifying for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway is taking place this afternoon.
Jimmie Johnson won at Martinsville last Sunday to take the points lead from Brad Keselowski. Johnson has four victories this season and 59 in his spectacular career. He enters this week’s race with 21 Chase victories.
The Texas 500 is the eighth of the 10 in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Five-time series champion Johnson has a two-point lead over Keselowski.
Round one being contested
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Defending champ Jay Don Blake is the man on top as second round play begins at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. He opened play with a 6-under 64 in the opening round yesterday. Gary Hallberg was one shot back, while Olin Browne, Bill Glasson and Jay Haas trailed by two.
Bernhard Langer (LAHN’-gur) tops Tom Lehman (LAY’-muhn) by 211 points in the Schwab Cup points race for the $1 million annuity. Roger Chapman is third, 657 points back of Langer. The winner of this tournament will get 880 points with players receiving two points for every $1,000 they earn in the $2.5 million event.
Big round for Oosthuizen
SHENZHEN, China (AP) – Louis Oosthuizen (WUHST’-hy-zehn) shot a 9-under 63 today to set a 36-hole World Golf Championship record and open a five-stroke lead at the HSBC Champions. The 2010 British Open champion, the first round co-leader, had eight birdies and an eagle to offset one bogey at Mission Hills.
He was at 16-under 128, the best two-round score in the WGC history, bettering the 15-under marks set by Tiger Woods at the 2000 Bridgestone Invitational and the 2006 Cadillac Championship.
British Open champion Ernie Els shot a 63 to jump from 19th after the opening round into a share of second with Australian Adam Scott at 11 under.
First races on tap today
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) – The Breeders’ Cup kicks off today with six stakes races. On tap are the $500,000 Juvenile Sprint, the $500,000 Marathon, the $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf, the $2 million Juvenile Fillies, the $2 million Filly & Mare Turf and the $2 million Ladies’ Classic.
The first BC race goes at 4:06 EDT.
The remaining races will take place Saturday, including the $2 million Juvenile, a race that stamps the winner as a leading contender for next year’s Triple Crown.
A favorite to keep an eye on is Shanghai Bobby.