SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 16TH

High School Football

Grand Junction–The Glenwood Demons finished the non-league portion of the the 2011 season with a crushing 47-0 defeat at the hands of the bigger, faster and stronger Fruita-Monument Wildcats last night at Stocker Stadium. Glenwood now prepares for next week’s league opener at home against the top ranked Palisade Bulldogs.

Tonight, the Rifle Bears host the Olathe Pirates. Kick off from Bear’s stadium is set for 7 o’clock. You can catch all the action live on KMTS.

In other Western Slope games, Aspen travels to Hotchkiss, Basalt hosts Hotchkiss, Palisade comes to Carbondale for a game with the Roaring Fork Rams, Grand Valley welcomes Hayden to Parachute and Coal Ridge entertains Delta tonight in Peach Valley.

Volleyball

The Glenwood Lady Demons take on the Central Warriors tonight in Grand Junction.

College Football

The 0 and 2 CU Buffs battle the 2 and 0 CSU Rams tomorrow in the annual Rocky Mountain Showdown at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

NFL

The Denver Broncos are slight favorites to beat the Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday afternoon at Mile High. The Broncos are banged up after last Monday night’s season opening loss to the Oakland Raiders.

Elsewhere in sports…OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Athletics snapped the Tigers’ 12-game
winning streak and prevented Detroit from clinching the division
title by beating the AL Central leaders 6-1 in Oakland. The Tigers
can clinch tonight by beating the A’s, or if Cleveland loses at
Minnesota.

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) – LSU continues its football domination
of Mississippi State. The third-ranked Tigers’ 19-6 victory on the
25th-ranked Bulldogs home field was the 12th straight against their
SEC rival.

LEMONT, Ill. (AP) – It’s Justin Rose by two shots headed into
today’s second round of the PGA Tour playoff tournament outside of
Chicago. The Englishman fired an 8-under 63 yesterday at Cog Hill.

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) – There’s a three-way tie for the lead
after the opening round of the Champions Tour event in South Korea.
David Peoples, Michael Allen and Mark Calcavecchia
(kal-kuh-VEHK’-ee-ah) matched 6-under 66s. Mark O’Meara is a shot
back.

UNDATED (AP) – Back pain has forced Novak Djokovic
(JOH’-kuh-vich) to pull out of Serbia’s opening singles match
against visiting Argentina in the Davis Cup semifinals four days
after winning the U.S. Open title. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal shrugged
off the disappointment and fatigue of losing the U.S. Open final to
rout Richard Gasquet (ree-SHARD’ gas-KAY’) 6-3, 6-love, 6-1 and
give Spain a 1-0 lead over France in their Davis Cup semifinal.

 

 

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