HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons cracked the Colorado Preps Top 10 for the first time this season. Glenwood’s six game winning streak and expected wildcard playoff bid earned them a number 9 ranking. Rifle is ranked 7th while Palisade is 3rd. Glenwood closes out the regular season this Friday night at home against the winless Battle Mountain Huskies.
SKIERS PREPARE FOR FIRST ROUND SHOWDOWN WITH FAITH CHRISTIAN
Aspen—-The Aspen Skiers take on the Faith Christian Eagles in a first round playoff game this Saturday at noon in Arvada. The game will be broadcast live on KMTS.
Sacramento, CA—-The Denver Nuggets tip off the 2013-‘14 season against the Kings in Sacramento.
ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Montee Ball was known at Wisconsin as a reliable, durable running back, not a fumbler. In 924 carries he coughed it up just twice, and one of those came when he was knocked cold. So, when he matched that total in the NFL in just 31 carries, alarm bells went off around Denver Broncos headquarters. Running backs coach Eric Studesville soon found the flaw and offered a subtle solution: tucking the football into the crook of his elbow a split-second faster. Ball hasn’t put the ball on the ground since.
ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…
BOSTON (AP) – Three down and one to go. That’s the battle cry for fans of the Boston Red Sox as they are on the verge of watching their team win another World Series championship. That said, fans in St. Louis are saying take it one game at a time. Tonight, in Boston, the sixth game of the World Series is being played and if the Sox win, they’ll have the championship. If the Cards win, the seventh and deciding game will be played Thursday night in Boston.
CINCINNATI (AP) – Safety Taylor Mays has been placed on injured reserve by the Bengals. He has a dislocated right shoulder and the move puts an end to his season. Mays hurt the shoulder while making a tackle on the final play in the first half of Sunday’s game with the Jets.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) – The Buffalo Bills aren’t sure who will be quarterbacking the team this Sunday when they play the Chiefs. Thad Lewis missed practice today with sore ribs and is “50-50” for the game. If he can’t practice coach Doug Marrone says rookie Jeff Tuel and free-agent addition Matt Flynn split the first-team reps.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Forward Teemu Selanne (TAY’-moo suh-LAH’-nay) of the Ducks could be out two weeks for oral surgery after losing several teeth to a high stick. He was hit in the mouth with a stick during Anaheim’s 3-2 win over the Flyers on Tuesday. Selanne, who lost at least four teeth and needed 40 stitches, will undergo surgery this week.
UNDATED (AP) – This will be a busy night of play in the NBA as 14 games are on the agenda. Of note, Jason Kidd makes his debut as coach of the Nets with new players Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, Brad Stevens debuts as the Celtics new coach and Dwight debut plays his first game as a member of the Houston Rockets.