Sports, October 11th

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Craig–Tonight, the Glenwood Demons travel to chilly Craig to take on the Moffat County Bulldogs. You can catch the game live on KMTS at 99.1 and 96.7 FM or live on line at KMTS.com. Kick off is set for 7 o’clock with pregame coverage beginning at 6:45.

Rifle–Tomorrow night in Rifle, the top ranked Bears will be put to the test against the 3rd ranked Conifer Lobos. Kick off from Bear’s Stadium is set for 7 o’clock with all the action broadcast live on KMTS.

SOCCER

The Glenwood Demons host the Summit Tigers tonight at 6. Roaring Fork travels to Parachute to battle Grand Valley at 4. Rifle welcomes Battle Mountain at 4 o’clock and Coal Ridge hosts Vail Mountain.

VOLLEYBALL

The Glenwood Lady Demons take on Battle Mountain tonight at 6:30 in Edwards. Rifle takes on Roaring Fork tonight at 6 in the Bear’s Den and Coal Ridge entertains Cedaredge at 6.

Elsewhere in sports…

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Five of Lance Armstrong’s teammates have accepted six-month doping suspensions, reduced because they provided evidence that helped the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency make the case to strip Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles. George Hincapie, Tom Danielson, Levi Leipheimer, Christian Vande Velde and David Zabriskie all would have received at least two-year sanctions had they not helped USADA with its case. As part of their deals, all agreed not to participate in the Olympics this year. In June, all but Danielson announced they were withdrawing themselves from Olympic consideration but they did not give an explanation. All the suspensions run through next February. Hincapie has said he’s retiring at the end of 2012. Also on Thursday, Leipheimer’s team provisionally suspended the rider while it reviews the USADA report.

OAKLAND (AP) – The surging Oakland Athletics are looking to close out the Detroit Tigers tonight in their American League playoff series. The best of five affair is all even at two wins apiece after last night’s 4-3 victory by the A’s. Jarrod Parker, who lost the opening game of the series to Justin Verlander, is pitching for the A’s tonight and once again he’ll be facing the Tigers’ ace.

NEW YORK (AP) – The Yankees won an exciting 12 inning game last night over Baltimore, 3-2. The win gave the Yankees a 2-1 lead in their best of five series. New York can close it out tonight with a win as Phil Hughes faces Baltimore’s Joe Saunders.

WASHINGTON (AP) – After dropping the first game of the series with the Nationals the Cardinals have won two straight. Another victory this afternoon would give the defending World Champs the series and a spot in the National League Championship Series. The Nats are sending Ross Detwiler to the mound against Kyle Lohse (lohsh).

CINCINNATI (AP) – The road team has won every game in the Cincinnati-San Francisco series. That’s bad news for the Reds as they play host to the Giants this afternoon in the final game of the series. Matt Cain is pitching for the Giants while the Reds are looking to snap their losing streak by using Mat Latos (LAY’-tohs).

NASHVILLE (AP) – This evening’s NFL game has the Titans playing host to the Steelers. Visiting Pittsburgh has dropped two of its four games this season while the Titans are 1-4.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The folksy ESPN college football commentator Carroll “Beano” Cook has died. The 81 year-old commentator had worked for the sports network since 1986 and was the sports information director at his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh, from 1956 to 1966. The university announced Thursday that Cook had died in his sleep. Cook grew up in Pittsburgh before graduating from the university in 1954, and was known for his love of the college game and, in particular, championing the cause of northeastern teams including Penn State and Pitt before either school was a nationally known power. Cook was ABC Sports’ press director for the NCAA after leaving the SID job at Pitt, and later worked in as a writer or media representative for the St. Petersburg Times, Miami Dolphins, the Mutual Radio Network, and CBS before joining ESPN.

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