SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 21ST

Rifle–Four golfers from Rifle High School will be heading to the state tournament next month thanks to solid performances on their home course in the 3A Regionals. Jacob Withee, Ty Caron, Danny Bartels and Triston Quigley all qualified and led Rifle to second place. Aspen took first place, Basalt came in third.

Soccer

The Glenwood Demons were shutout by the Sailors in Steamboat Springs, 3 to nothing. Basalt beat Rifle 6-zip while Roaring Fork fell to CRMS in overtime, 4 to 3.

Softball

Delta beat Rifle 17 to 7.

Baseball

The slumping Colorado Rockies lost to the last place San Diego Padres last night at Coors Field, 2 to 1. The Rockies have now lost 6 in a row.

Elsewhere in sports….

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – A four-interception performance in
Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets has earned Luke McCown a place
on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ bench. Coach jack Del Rio announced
this morning that rookie Blaine Gabbert will be under center this
weekend at Carolina. Gabbert was the 10th overall pick in this
year’s draft out of Missouri.

NEW YORK (AP) – The AL-leading Yankees blanked visiting Tampa
Bay 5-0 last night and can secure a postseason berth with another
victory over the Rays in the opener of today’s day-night
doubleheader in the Bronx. New York ace CC Sabathia
(suh-BATH’-ee-uh) will be shooting for his 20th win of the season
in the nightcap.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Pac-12 Conference is just dandy at a
dozen. The league’s presidents and chancellors voted to reaffirm
their decision to stay at 12 members. While Commissioner Larry
Scott called some proposals “financially attractive,” there was
overwhelming support from member schools to hold off on further
expansion, at least for the foreseeable future.

NEW YORK (AP) – Representatives for NBA owners and players will
meet twice this week, perhaps only days before training camps would
have to be postponed without a new labor deal. Staffs from both
sides will get together today without leadership from either side,
a person with knowledge of the plans tells The Associated Press.

UNDATED (AP) – Just days after becoming the youngest winner on
the LPGA Tour, 16-year-old Lexi Thompson says she plans to petition
for an exemption to the tour’s 18-year-old age requirement. In the
15 months since she turned professional, Thompson has played 14
events, had three top-10 finishes and earned more than $500,000.
She also is the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Open, as a
12-year-old in 2007.

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