SPORTS, OCTOBER 5TH

High School Golf

At the State 3A high school golf tournament in Gunnison, several local golfers performed well. Jesse Beetham of the Aspen Skiers was the top competitor from the local area with a 5th place finish. Dylan Rakowski from Basalt finished in a tie for 10th place and Tristan Quigley of Rifle tied for 17th.

Soccer

The Glenwood Demons edged Eagle Valley 3 to 2. Basalt shutout CRMS 6-zip. Roaring Fork defeated Rifle 7 to 1 and Coal Ridge blanked Vail Mountain School 5 to nothing.

Elsewhere in sports…

UNDATED (AP) – The Philadelphia Phillies can lock up their
fourth straight NLCS berth tonight with a win at St. Louis. The
Phillies lead the best-of-five division series with the Cardinals
two games to one.
Philadelphia will have veteran right-hander Roy Oswalt
(OHZ’-walt) on the mound tonight. He helped clinched the NL pennant
for the Astros at Busch Stadium in 2005. Oswalt was 9-10 in the
regular season with a 3.69 ERA but over his last three starts is
2-1 with a 2.61 ERA.
Edwin Jackson, who came over in a July trade from the White Sox,
will start for the Redbirds. In 13 appearances – including 12
starts- for St. Louis this season, Jackson has gone 5-2 with a 3.58
ERA.

The only other playoff game tonight has Arizona hosting
Milwaukee in Game 4 of their NL division series at Chase Field. The
Brewers lead the series 2-1 after losing Tuesday night 8-1. Two
left-handers square off with Joe Saunders pitching for the
Diamondbacks against Randy Wolf.
Should the Brewers win, they would reach their first National
League championship series. They last reached the LCS round in 1982
as a member of the American League.

It’s an off day for the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers as
their AL division series heads back to the Bronx tied at two games
apiece. Game 5 is set for Thursday night with New York’s Ivan Nova
getting the start on the mound against Tigers right-hander Doug
Fister.
Nova and Fister were the pitchers of record when the suspended
first game of the series resumed last Saturday night – a Yankees
9-3 win.
Fister came up big for the Tigers down the stretch going 8-1
after coming over in a July trade with Seattle.
With Nova going in Game 5, he’ll become the first rookie to
start a postseason game for the Yankees since Chien-Ming Wang
(chee-EHN’ ming wawng) in 2005.

The winner of the Yankees-Tigers series will face the Texas
Rangers in the ALCS beginning Saturday night. If the Yankees win
Thursday, they would open the series at home while the Tigers would
go to Texas for Game 1 should they win the division series.

BASEBALL-FRANCONA-JOB OFFER
NH summer league offers job to Ex-Red Sox manager
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) – Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry
Francona could have a new job in New Hampshire, if he’s willing to
work for $6,000 per year.
The Laconia Muskrats of the New England Collegiate Baseball
League faxed a job offer to Francona’s agent immediately after he
was released from his contract with the major league club last
week, but haven’t heard back.
Muskrats owner and general manager Noah Crane says he’s included
some unique benefits in the offer, including a parking spot; 25
percent off at a burrito restaurant; a free gym membership; and 25
tokens to an area arcade.

NFL-STEELERS
Steelers re-sign veteran OL Max Starks
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed veteran
tackle Max Starks to a one-year deal to give the team’s battered
offensive line some much-needed depth.
The Steelers cut the seven-year veteran in the preseason in a
salary cap move. Starks started 68 games with the Steelers between
2004-10 but missed the second half of last season after suffering a
neck injury.

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