Sports, October 18th

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

CHSAA POSTPONES STATE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

Aurora—-The Basalt Lady Longhorns will have to wait until tomorrow to play La Junta in the first round of the State 3A Softball Tournament at the Aurora Sports Complex.  The Colorado High School Athletic Association postponed day one of the tournament due to snow and wet, muddy fields.  The two-day tournament will be played Saturday and Sunday with the same game times.  Basalt and La Junta take the field Saturday afternoon at 12:15.

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCE SCORES

Glenwood Springs—-3    Rifle——2

Coal Ridge—-9    Grand Valley—-1

VOLLEYBALL

Glenwood Springs—–3   Steamboat Springs—-0

Coal Ridge—–3     Rifle—-0

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULES

Evergreen at Glenwood   7pm

Rifle at Steamboat Springs—-7

Basalt at Coal Ridge—–7

Aspen at Grand Valley—-7

Meeker at Roaring Fork—–7

FRESHMAN QB DEBUTS FOR CU BUFFS SATURDAY

BOULDER (AP) – Freshman quarterback Sefo Liufau makes his first start Saturday when the Colorado Buffaloes get a break from the Pac-12 opponents that have been blowing them out.  That’s not to say Charleston Southern (7-0, 1-0 Big South) will be a pushover.
The Buccaneers are one of the better lower-tier teams in the country, and the Buffaloes (2-3, 0-3 Pac-12) are only 2-2 all-time against FCS schools, including a 38-24 win over Central Arkansas this season. Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre said the Buccaneers are better than Central Arkansas, “so, I’m pretty sure that Charleston Southern will definitely come in and feel like they can win the football game.” This game was added after Colorado’s Sept. 14 game against Fresno State was canceled because of record rainfall and flooding.

CSU/WYOMING PREPARE FOR BORDER WAR

LARAMIE (AP) – Football players coming to Wyoming learn quickly the magnitude of the Border War game with Colorado State. They can see it in their athletics center, where pictures of former Cowboys holding up the Bronze Boot are plastered on the walls of the film room. It’s posted all over the locker room, the words “Beat the Sheep” hanging on posters for all to see.Coach Dave Christensen has circled the game on his calendar four years in a row, and each time he’s walked away with the boot. Marqueston Huff is a senior from Texas.  Huff realizes the game is bigger than himself and his teammates.

MANNING HEADING BACK TO HIS OLD INDY DIGS

ENGLEWOOD (AP) – No disrespect to the receivers he had with the Colts, but Peyton Manning never had such a group as he has in Denver.Even Tony Dungy marvels over this new collection of pass-catchers that Manning brings to Indianapolis for the biggest homecoming since Brett Favre donned purple to so much chagrin at Lambeau Field in 2009.Andrew Luck doesn’t have quite the same cast in Indy that Manning enjoyed there or the one he’s doing great things with in Denver, but he does have Reggie Wayne still burnishing his Hall of Fame credentials.Manning’s best year in Indianapolis was 2004, when his trio of 1,000-yard receivers – Wayne, Marvin Harrison and Brandon Stokley – combined for 231 catches, 3,400 yards and 37 touchdowns.

AVS LOSE FIRST GAME

DENVER (AP) – Johan Franzen scored two goals, including the tiebreaker with 12:50 remaining, and Jonas Gustavsson stopped 38 shots, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-2 victory over Colorado on Thursday night to snap the Avalanche’s six-game winning streak under new coach Patrick Roy.  Erik Johnson and Gabriel Landeskog scored for the Avalanche as they finished a win short of matching the franchise record for best start (7-0) set by the 1985-86 Quebec Nordiques.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Game 6 in the National League Championship Series is being played tonight in St. Louis. The Cardinals top the Dodgers in the best-of-seven series, 3-2. That means with a win tonight the Cards will advance to the World Series. Tonight’s pitching matchup has Clayton Kershaw going for the Dodgers against Michael Wacha (WAH’-kuh).

BOSTON (AP) – This is a day off for the Red Sox and Tigers. They will play Game 6 of the American League Championship Series tomorrow in Boston with the Red Sox leading the Tigers 3-2.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – In the lone top-25 football game tonight, the eighth-ranked Louisville Cardinals are playing fellow American Athletic Conference member Central Florida. The Cardinals are 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the AAC, while Central Florida is 4-1 and 1-0.

UNDATED (AP) – The NHL schedule tonight consists of just two games. In Winnipeg, the Jets are playing host to St. Louis, while Anaheim is home to Phoenix. In each game the contest is the first of five meetings between the teams this season.

CLEVELAND (AP) – Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer has had undergone successful surgery on his right knee. The procedure repaired a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The 28-year old was injured after leading the team to a pair of wins after replacing injured starter Brandon Weeden.

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