HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER PLAYOFFS
Denver–The Coal Ridge Titans’ magical season came to a disappointing end last night at All-City Stadium in Denver. The Titans lost a final four match to Colorado Academy 3 to 1 to finish the year at 17 and 2. It was the most successful season in school history.
VOLLEYBALL STATE TOURNAMENT
Denver–The Roaring Fork Lady Rams are in the “Terrific 12″ of the 3A state tournament at the Denver Coliseum. Their first match is set for tomorrow morning at 8 against the second seeded Platte Valley Broncos.
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF FOOTBALL
Rifle–The top ranked and top-seeded Rifle Bears host the Erie Tigers this Saturday afternoon at 1 in the first round of the 3A playoffs. The Bears are looking for their 3rd state title and first since 2004. The Bears’ entire playoff run will be broadcast live on KMTS and KMTS.com. Pregame coverage this Saturday begins at 12:30.
Elsewhere in sports…
Houston–The Denver Nuggets beat the Houston Rockets last night in Texas 93-87. Ty Lawson led the way with 21 points.
Denver–The Colorado Rockies’ new manager once wore the purple and black pinstripes in the Mile High City. Former All-Star shortstop Walt Weiss was hired to replace Jim Tracy who resigned after the worst season in franchise history. Weiss was a fan favorite in Colorado and was the American League Rookie of the Year in 1988 with the Oakland A’s.
NEW YORK (AP) – Representatives from the NHL and the players union are scheduled to meet for a third straight day as the lockout drags on. The two sides met face to face for about 13 hours during the past two days.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Clippers derailed San Antonio’s perfect season with a 106-84 victory over the visiting Spurs, who drop to 4-1. DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin each had double-digit points and rebounds for the winners.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Prized rookie quarterback Andrew Luck is among the nearly three dozen players on the Indianapolis Colts to have shaved their heads in a show of support for head coach Chuck Pagano, who is undergoing treatment for a form of leukemia. The Colts play tonight at Jacksonville.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Titans coach Mike Munchak is hoping to have Jake Locker under center for the first time in more than a month when Tennessee goes up against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Locker worked with the first team in yesterday’s practice. He’s missed five straight games since injuring his non-throwing shoulder.