Sports, November 4th

VOLLEYBALL/3A STATE TOURNAMENT

Denver—The Coal Ridge Lady Titans will play their first state tournament match this Friday morning at 9:30 against Holy Family.  Coal Ridge is seeded 9th out of 12 teams competing for a state title and are in Pool 4 along with 4th seed Platte Valley.  Coal Ridge will play Platte Valley at 12:30.  Each pool winner will move on to play in the semifinals Saturday afternoon with the championship match scheduled for 7 pm.

HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF FOOTBALL

Undated—-The Glenwood Demons earned the 12th seed in the 16-team state 3A playoff bracket.  The Demons will travel to the front range to battle the 5th seeded Elizabeth Cardinals in a first round playoff game this Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock.  KMTS will be on hand with live coverage beginning at 12:30.    The Rifle Bears got the 11th seed from CHSAA and will be just down the road from the Demons taking on Coronado High School in Colorado Springs at 1. 

BRONCOS COACH RECOVERING AFTER HEART SURGERY

ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver Broncos Executive Vice President John Elway says coach John Fox has undergone heart surgery in North Carolina. Elway said Monday he hasn’t received an update yet. Fox underwent aortic valve replacement surgery while defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio was running practice after being named interim head coach.
Elway said he knew Fox needed a heart operation, which was scheduled for after the season.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS….

HOUSTON (AP) – Texans coach Gary Kubiak will remain hospitalized until at least Tuesday after collapsing on the field at halftime of Houston’s 27-24 loss to Indianapolis. The team said the 52-year-old Kubiak experienced “dizziness and a light-headed feeling” during Sunday night’s game before being taken by ambulance to a hospital. The Texans have not said what caused the problem, saying only that Kubiak has gone through a battery of tests and is with his family.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Monday Night football is a battle of old-time rivals with 4-3 Chicago at 5-2 Green Bay. Chicago has lost three of four after a 3-0 start while the Packers have won four straight.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman has been fined $20,000 by the NBA for using profane language during a postgame news conference.  Wittman swore while discussing the Wizards’ 109-102 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday.

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