Sports, September 20th

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORE

 

SOCCER

Glenwood was shutout by the Steamboat Springs Sailors 2 to nothing.  Rifle was blanked by Palisade 4-zip and Coal Ridge beat Basalt 1-nil.

VOLLEYBALL

Coal Ridge swept Aspen in 3 games.  Glenwood fell to Battle Mountain in Edwards in 3 games while Grand Valley needed 4 games to get past Basalt.

 

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

The Glenwood Demons travel north to the take on the Steamboat Springs Sailors.  Kick off is set for 7 o’clock with pre game coverage beginning at 6:45 on KMTS.  The undefeated Rifle Bears host the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers, Roaring Fork welcomes Ridgeview Academy to Carbondale, Coal Ridge heads to Olathe, Grand Valley goes south to take on the Gunnison Cowboys, Basalt hosts Pagosa Springs and the Aspen Skiers entertain Bayfield.  

 

BASEBALL / ROCKIES

Denver—The faithful few that hung around late last night saw the Rockies edge the Saint Louis Cardinals 7 to 6 in 15 innings.  Corey Dickerson’s rbi triple ended the marathon affair.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL/RAMS PLAY AT NUMBER ONE ALABAMA    

FORT COLLINS (AP) – Colorado State players will wear helmet decals honoring the victims of Colorado’s floods as well as rescuers and recovery personnel during Saturday’s game at No. 1-ranked Alabama.   Head coach Jim McElwain and his staff also will wear the decal, which depicts the Colorado state flag displayed within a raindrop. McElwain also urged CSU fans to contribute to relief efforts.  McElwain made a personal donation to the American Red Cross. McElwain released a statement Thursday saying that, “We want to be sure that every individual affected knows we carry them in our heart into this game.”  McElwain was the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator from 2008 to 2011. His CSU Rams are a heavy underdog going into Saturday’s game in Tuscaloosa.

BRONCOS EXPECT CHAMP TO PLAY MONDAY NIGHT

ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Champ Bailey is practicing for the first time since injuring his left foot last month.  The Denver Broncos’ perennial Pro Bowl cornerback hadn’t practiced since getting hurt in an exhibition game at Seattle on Aug. 17. Barring a setback, he’ll play Monday night against Oakland after missing consecutive games for the just the fourth time in his 15-year NFL career. Also returning to practice Thursday was tight end Joel Dreessen, who missed training camp while recovering from the second of two arthroscopic surgeries on his left knee this offseason. And newcomer Winston Justice joined his teammates on the field after signing this week to take the roster spot of All-Pro left tackle Ryan Clady, who went on season-ending IR with an injured left foot.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…

 

CHICAGO (AP) – The Braves and Cubs open up a weekend series this afternoon in Chicago. Atlanta starts the day with an 8  1/2 – game lead in the National League East and if things play out the way they want, they’ll wrap up the division title in the Windy City.

UNDATED (AP) – Here’s how things look in the tight American League wild-card race. The Rays and Rangers hold down the two spots with Cleveland a half game back, the Orioles two back and the Royals three out. Tonight Texas plays at Kansas City, Tampa is home to Baltimore and Cleveland is entertaining Houston.

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) – Qualifying for the pole takes place today for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race in Loudon, N.H. This week’s race, the Sylvania 300, is the second in the Chase series. Matt Kenseth won the opening race last week.

ATLANTA (AP) – The second round of the Tour Championship is being played today in Atlanta. Henrik Stenson took the first-round lead with a 6-under 64 for a one-shot lead over Adam Scott. Tiger Woods opened with a 73 in the final of the four FedEx Cup playoff events.

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) – The first round of the Hawaii Championship on the Champions Tour is today. The leader of the Schwab standings is Kenny Perry, the winner of the Senior Players Championship and U.S. Senior Open this year.

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