SPORTS, OCTOBER 26TH

High School Soccer 3A Playoffs

The Roaring Fork Rams edged Bruce Randolph High School 3 to 2 yesterday in Carbondale. The Rams hit the road to take on second seeded Classical Academy this Saturday. This afternoon, Basalt welcomes Telluride at 4 while at 3:30 Coal Ridge plays the Mean Moose in Alamosa. Tomorrow, Rifle heads to the front range to battle the Kent Denver Sun Devils at 3.

Elsewhere in sports…

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) – Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford is
able to practice following his right ankle injury last weekend,
although backup Shaun Hill took some snaps with the first team
Wednesday. Stafford was hurt toward the end of Sunday’s 23-16 loss to the
Atlanta Falcons. Coach Jim Schwartz said Monday he was day-to-day
as the team began preparing for next weekend’s game at Denver.
Stafford was on the field with his helmet on and his footwork
looked fine as he participated in throwing drills Wednesday,
although he wasn’t required to move around much during the portion
of practice open to reporters. He was able to jog in short
stretches. He played in only three games last season because of shoulder
problems, but Stafford got off to a brilliant start this season.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – The Texas Rangers can clinch their first-ever
World Series championship tonight with a win in Game 6 against the
Cardinals. But the weather may not cooperate as there is rain in
the St. Louis forecast. If they do play, Jaime (HY’-may) Garcia
will start on the mound for the Cardinals and Colby Lewis will go
for the Rangers.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The tattoo parlor owner whose purchase of
Ohio State memorabilia triggered a far-reaching football scandal
appears before a federal judge for sentencing Wednesday. The prison
term Edward Rife receives will depend on how cooperative he’s been
with prosecutors looking into central Ohio drug trafficking. The
31-year-old Rife pleaded guilty in June to drug trafficking and
money laundering charges unrelated to the scandal.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel (noo-HY’-zul) says
safety Tony Dye will miss the rest of the season with a lingering
neck injury. After Tuesday night’s practice, Neuheisel said the
senior’s nerve injury hasn’t subsided enough to play this season.
Dye led the Bruins in tackles last season, but played in just three
games this season before missing the last four.

MONTREAL (AP) – Off to their worst start in 70 years, the
Montreal Canadiens will try to get their first home win of the
season tonight when they host Philadelphia. The Canadiens are
1-5-2, their worst start since going 1-10-1 to start the 1941-42
season. The 5-2-1 Flyers begin a spell without Chris Pronger as
their captain was hit in the eye by a stick in Monday’s win at
Toronto and could miss two to three weeks.

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – The Colorado Avalanche look to extend
their club record for road wins to start the season when they skate
at Calgary tonight. The Avs have won their first six games away
from home and are 6-2 overall. The Flames have lost two straight to
fall to 2-4-1.

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