SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 1ST

High School Soccer

Five games are on the schedule today including Basalt at Roaring Fork and Aspen at Grand Valley at 4 o’clock. Glenwood hosts Grand Junction Central at 5:30 while Eagle Valley comes to Coal Ridge for a 6 o’clock game.

Softball

Rifle travels to Cedaredge for a doubleheader against the Bruins today at 3 and 5. The Lady Bears are looking to bounce back from a tough, league loss to Delta earlier this week.

Volleyball

Basalt welcomes Aspen to the big house tonight at 6 while down valley the Roaring Fork Lady Rams host Coal Ridge.

Elsewhere in sports…

Glendale, AZ–The Denver Broncos close out the pre-season tonight against the Cardinals in Arizona. Game time is 8 o’clock with pre-game coverage beginning at 6 right here on KMTS.

PHOENIX (AP) – Miguel Montero hit a three-run homer for the
second consecutive game and the Arizona Diamondbacks won their
ninth in a row by beating the Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Wednesday
night.
Josh Collmenter (9-8) limited the Rockies to two runs in six
innings as the Diamondbacks set a franchise record with 12
consecutive home wins. The nine-game overall streak is Arizona’s
longest since a franchise-best 12 in a row from June 18-30, 2003.
Sean Burroughs had a pinch-hit RBI single for the Diamondbacks,
who maintained a six-game lead over second-place San Francisco in
the National League West. The Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0
earlier in the day.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Tyler Hansen can’t wait to get hit
Saturday at Hawaii.
The University of Colorado’s senior quarterback hasn’t played in
a game since Oct. 23, when he was tackled so hard by Texas Tech
linebacker Tyrone Sonier just as he pitched the ball to his
tailback on an option play that his spleen was ruptured.
Surgeons had to remove a portion of the organ and Hansen’s
season was over.
He’s had 10 months to ponder what it will be like to get hit
again. He said he’s eager for that first hit to show he can take it
and put his mind at ease.
Hansen was really hoping the new coaching staff would let him
get hit once in camp, but head coach Jon Embree would have none of
it.

TEXAS QB TRANSFERS
Texas quarterback Connor Wood transfers to Colorado
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas redshirt freshman quarterback Connor
Wood has decided to leave the Longhorns after one season and
transfer to the University of Colorado.
A statement issued by the Longhorns says the University of Texas
has granted the former Houston private school star an unconditional
release from his scholarship.
The statement quoted Wood as expressing gratitude to his former
teammates and to coach Mack Brown and his staff, but he felt he
“needed to seek a new opportunity.”
Wood took no game snaps with the Longhorns after a four-year
career starting for Second Baptist High School of Houston.
There, he passed for 8,417 yards and 73 touchdowns and ran for
1,482 yards and 37 touchdowns.

NEW YORK (AP) – There’s still time for a deal to keep the entire
NBA season intact, though it’s running out. Owners and players
returned to the bargaining table Wednesday, meeting for about six
hours in just their second bargaining session since the league’s
lockout began on July 1.

STORRS, Conn. (AP) – The University of Connecticut’s Hall of
Fame basketball coach has ended speculation that he might retire.
Sixty-nine-year-old Jim Calhoun, who led the Huskies to a third
national championship last season, has informed university
President Susan Herbst that he will coach this coming season.

NEW YORK (AP) – Past champion Andy Roddick held on to beat
96th-ranked Michael Russell 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 in all-American
first-round match last night at the U.S. Open. After Roddick’s
victory, another past champion, Maria Sharapova
(shah-rah-POH’-vah), went out and beat 84th-ranked Anastasia
Yakimova of Belarus 6-1, 6-1 in a match that ended a little past
midnight in New York.

DAEGU, South Korea (AP) – It’s been a good Thursday for the U.S.
at track and field world championships in South Korea. Jennifer
Barringer Simpson won the first gold medal for the U.S. in the
women’s 1,500 meters since the inaugural world championships in
1983, Jesse Williams added the first high jump world title in two
decades, and Lashinda Demus captured gold in the women’s 400-meter
hurdles.

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