High School Soccer
The Glenwood Demons season finale ended on a winning note with yesterday’s 4 to victory over the Palisade Bulldogs. Glenwood finished the season at 9-4 and 2.
Aspen shutout CRMS 6 to nothing while Coal Ridge and Basalt kicked to a 2-2 tie.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – Grand Junction will soon be home to
a Colorado Rockies’ farm club. The Grand Junction Rockies will begin play in 2012 at Suplizio Field after the city council approved a 15-year lease with stadium
owners late Monday. The Pioneer League team will move from Casper,
Wyo., where it’s known as the Casper Ghosts.
The Monfort Investment Group, headed by Colorado Rockies general
partners Charlie and Dick Monfort, bought the team in January.
Dick Monfort says the Rockies are excited to be bringing the
team to the Western Slope.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos’ new deep threat is
Demaryius Thomas, who’s had more injuries than touchdowns since
becoming the first wide receiver selected in the 2010 NFL draft,
ahead of Dallas’ Dez Bryant.
On the same day the Broncos traded Tim Tebow’s top target, Pro
Bowl receiver Brandon Lloyd, to the St. Louis Rams, Thomas
practiced for the first time in a month after recovering from a
fractured left pinkie that required surgery.
Thomas said he’s confident he’ll play Sunday at Miami.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – For all the hits he’s absorbed, Colorado
quarterback Tyler Hansen still feels remarkably healthy.
That makes him a rarity on this team.
The Buffaloes (1-6, 0-3 Pac-12) are battered and bruised heading
into a game against ninth-ranked Oregon (5-1, 3-0) on Saturday.
They have more than a dozen players out, including leading tackler
Douglas Rippy and top tailback Rodney Stewart, who are both
sidelined with knee injuries.
What’s more, their egos are ailing as the Buffaloes have taken
their lumps during their inaugural season in the league. The last
two weeks have been particularly painful, losing at Stanford and
Washington by a combined score of 100-31.
DENVER (AP) – Peter Forsberg headlines the 2012 six-member class
of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.
Forsberg played on the Colorado Avalanche’s two Stanley Cup
teams in 1996 and 2001 and also played on two World Championship
and two Olympic hockey gold medal teams for his native Sweden.
The other inductees announced Tuesday are: former pro soccer
player Marcelo Balboa; former Northern Colorado basketball and
baseball star Frank Carbajal, former Boulder High School, UNLV and
NBA basketball player Glenn Gondrezick; former Windsor High School
and Colorado State football star Greg Myers; and Will Nicholson
Jr., who played a prominent role in golf both in the state and
nationally. They will be inducted at a banquet in Denver on April 10.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -Chilly weather is forecast for tonight’s opening
game of the World Series in St. Louis. Chris Carpenter gets the
start for the National League champion Cardinals, with C.J. Wilson
going for A.L. champ Texas. The second game will take place
tomorrow night in St. Louis.
BOSTON (AP) – Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and John Lackey of the
Boston Red Sox are denying a report that they drank beer in the
dugout during games. WHDH-TV posted the report on its website,
citing two unidentified Red Sox employees. The trio made their
comment in a statement issued by the team last night.
WASHINGTON – The Washington Capitals are unbeaten in five games
this season. Goalie Tomas Vokoun (voh-KOON’) turned back 20 shots
and recorded his first shutout in a Caps uniform as Washington
skated by the Panthers last night 3-0.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) – Carson Palmer has a new lease on life as
quarterback of the Oakland Raiders. He was obtained yesterday in a
trade with Cincinnati. Palmer informed the Bengals at the end of
last season that he wouldn’t play for the team any longer.
NEW YORK (AP) – The two sides in the NBA labor dispute met for
16 hours yesterday with a federal mediator. Enough progress was
apparently made that they are resuming talks today in New York.