Sports, September 21st


Steamboat Springs-3 Glenwood Springs-2 2OT

Palisade-6 Rifle-1


Coal Ridge-3 Aspen-0

Grand Valley-3 Basalt-1


Glenwood is back home for a it’s first win of the season. Tonight, the Demons face the 1 and 2 Steamboat Springs Sailors at 7 o’clock. The game will be broadcast live on KMTS, and a live webcast with KMTS play-by-play on BeHeardTV.

The number 1 ranked Rifle Bears head south to take on the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers tonight at 7. Coal Ridge welcomes Olathe to Peach Valley tonight at 7. Gunnison visits Parachute to play the undefeated Grand Valley Cardinals. Basalt travels to Pagosa Springs while Aspen has a tough battle in Bayfield. Tomorrow afternoon at 1, the Roaring Fork Rams play at Ridge View Academy.


Spokane, WA.–The Colorado Buffaloes will be in Spokane, Washington to take on the Washington State Cougars tomorrow. The Buffs are looking for their first win after three humiliating losses to Colorado State, Sacramento State and Fresno State.

Fort Collins–The CSU Rams host a tough Utah State Aggies team tomorrow afternoon at Hughes Stadium. The Rams have lost their last two games since beating CU in the season opener.


Denver–The Denver Broncos hope to erase the memories of Monday night’s embarassing loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The Broncos take on the Houston Texans this Sunday afternoon at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. Kick off is set for 2:15 with pregame coverage on KMTS beginning at noon.

Elsewhere in sports…

ATLANTA (AP) – Tiger Woods and Justin Rose will be playing in the final pairing of the day at the Tour Championship (2:05 p.m. Eastern). At 4-under-par, they share a one-stroke lead over four golfers heading into round two of the final FedEx Cup playoff tournament. Five more players are just two off the pace with 54 holes to play at East Lake in Atlanta.

Top-ranked Rory McIlroy carded a 1-under 69 playing alongside Woods on Thursday. Phil Mickelson is also among the seven golfers three shots back after 18 holes.


Thompson in familiar position

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Lexi Thompson opened defense of her title at the Navistar LPGA Classic by firing a career-best 9-under-par 63. She brought a two-stroke lead into round two.

Lizette Salas and Hee Young Park began the day tied for second place. Second-ranked Stacy Lewis was another stroke back along with four other golfers.


Giants pass road test

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The banged-up New York Giants went to Carolina and battered the Panthers 36-7 in the NFL’s Week 3 opener.

Eli Manning completed 27 of 35 passes for 288 yards and a touchdown while Andre Brown ran for a career-high 113 yards and two TDs while subbing for injured starter Ahmad Bradshaw.

And Ramses Barden made up for the absence of injured wide receiver Domenik Hixon by catching nine passes for a career-high 138 yards in his first NFL start.

The defending champion Giants improve to 2-1 while the Panthers fall to 1-2.


Broncos slip past Cougars

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Twenty-fourth-ranked Boise State might have trouble holding onto a spot in the Top 25. The Broncos 7-6 home victory over BYU was, as the score would indicate, less than impressive.

Boise State’s only touchdown came on a 36-yard interception return by nose tackle Michael Atkinson.

The visiting Cougars scored a TD with 3:37 to go and elected to go for a two-point conversion that failed.

Boise State is 2-1 while BYU falls to 2-2.


Gillispie leaving Red Raiders

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – Billy Gillispie’s (gihl-EHS’-peez) reign as Texas Tech’s basketball coach is over after one disappointing season. The 52-year-old has resigned due to health concerns.

Gillispie’s departure comes less than a month after the school announced that it was looking into allegations of player mistreatment and other rules violations in the Red Raiders program.

Gillispie recently spent six days in a Lubbock hospital, and doctors later ordered him to avoid stress for 30 days.

He coached one year at Texas Tech, finishing with an 8-23 record and one Big 12 victory.


Guard gets medical OK to play

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen (STEH’-fihn) Curry has received full medical clearance to resume all basketball-related activities. Curry missed 40 games last season because of repeated problems with his right ankle.

Curry averaged career lows of 14.7 points, 5.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds last season.


Cards ace returns

UNDATED (AP) – There is just one afternoon start on a full major league schedule, with the Chicago Cubs hosting a playoff-hopeful St. Louis Cardinals team that rides a four-game winning streak into the Windy City.

Chris Carpenter is set to make his 2012 debut just in time for the Cards, who currently hold the National League’s second wild card. They are two and a-half games ahead of Milwaukee. The Brewers put a five-game winning streak on the line at Washington this evening.

Carpenter was 4-0 last postseason but hasn’t pitched since winning Game 7 of the World Series against Texas. He returns less than two months after undergoing surgery to relieve a nerve ailment that caused numbness up and down the right side of his body.

Also tonight in the NL, Philadelphia is at Atlanta, Houston is home to Pittsburgh, Cincinnati entertains the L.A. Dodgers, Miami is at New York, Arizona plays at Colorado and San Francisco hosts San Diego.

Under the lights in the AL, it’ll be Minnesota at Detroit, New York home to Oakland, Baltimore playing at Boston, Tampa Bay hosting Toronto, Cleveland at Kansas City, Chicago at the L.A. Angels and Seattle home to Texas.


Cooperstown has some special guests

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) – The real-life inspirations for the film “A League of Their Own” are taking a trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame as part of their reunion being held in central New York.

The former players in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League will be in Cooperstown today to sign autographs. The women, now in their 70s and 80s, have scheduled an exhibition softball game at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse on Saturday.

The league was formed during World War II when many major league and minor league players were entering the armed services. It was disbanded in the early 1950s.

Their story was told in the 1992 film starring Tom Hanks and Geena Davis, among others.

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