Sports, September 14th

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons failed to score last night on their home field while the visiting Battle Mountain Huskies lit up the scoreboard with 6 goals. Glenwood travels to Grand Junction tomorrow for a noon game with Central.

Rifle–The Rifle Bears fell to the visiting Eagle Valley Devils 3 to 2. Rifle travels to Battle Mountain next Tuesday.

Vail–Vail Mountain School knocked off Grand Valley 5 to 1. The Cardinals host Colorado Rocky Mountain School tomorrow morning at 11.

Craig–The Oysters of CRMS got a season-opening win on the road, beating Moffat County 4 to 3.

Delta–The Roaring Fork Rams blanked the host Delta Panthers 3 to nothing. The Rams host CRMS Monday at 4.

VOLLEYBALL

Glenwood beat Eagle Valley 3 games to 1. Rifle swept Basalt in 3 straight while Coal Ridge took care of Moffat County in 3 as well.

SOFTBALL

Basalt–The Basalt Lady Longhorns mercy-ruled the visiting Grand Valley Cardinals 13 to 3.

MLB/Rockies

San Diego, CA.–The Rockies are back in action tonight. They take on the Padres in the first of a three-game weekend series in San Diego.

UNDATED (AP) – The clock is ticking on the possibility of a lockout in the NHL. Commissioner Gary Bettman has said that if a new contract hasn’t been agreed to by Saturday at midnight, the owners will make the drastic move. The two sides met individually yesterday and we have been told they were in contact at some point today.

DALLAS (AP) – Goalie Kari Lehtonen (LAY’-tih-nehn) has signed a five-year contract extension worth $29.5 million with the Dallas Stars. The 28-year-old is coming off career bests in save percentage and goals-against average. He tied his career high with four shutouts.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) – The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman John Carlson to a six-year contract worth $23.8 million. Carlson, who is 22, had nine goals and 23 assists while playing in all 82 games last season for the Caps.

GIJON, Spain (AP) – The U.S. Davis Cup team is in trouble in Spain. The home team won both singles matches today in its semifinal with the Americans. In the opening match David Ferrer (feh-REHR’) rallied past Sam Querrey (KWEER’-ee) while Nicolas Almagro stopped John Isner (IHZ’-nur). The U.S. must win Saturday’s doubles match to stay in the series.

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) – The season-ending IndyCar race is taking place tomorrow night in Fontana, Calif. On tap today is practice and qualifying. Penske Racing’s Will Power enters the finale with a 17-point lead over second-place Ryan Hunter-Reay (ray).

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