SPORTS, SEPTEMBER 29TH

High School Soccer

It’s homecoming week at Glenwood Springs High School. Tonight, the Demons host the Battle Mountain Huskies at 7 o’clock.

Elsewhere on the soccer field…Roaring Fork travels to Basalt for a 4 o’clock game, Aspen and Coal Ridge kick off at 6 in Peach Valley and the Rifle Bears host the Grand Valley Cardinals at 7.

Volleyball

The Glenwood Lady Demons will be in Palisade tonight for 6:30 match. Grand Valley visits Coal Ridge and Rifle comes to Carbondale for a match with the Roaring Fork Lady Rams.

Softball

Basalt hosts Delta this afternoon at 3:30. Rifle welcomes Grand Valley to Cooper Field tonight at 6.

Elsewhere sports…

MLB

The Colorado Rockies’ disappointing season ended yesterday on a winning note with a 6-3 victory over the Giants in San Francisco. The Rockies ended the year in fourth place in the National League West, four games under .500.
UNDATED (AP) – Evan Longoria and Dan Johnson powered Tampa Bay
into the American League playoffs last night, leading an 8-7 win
over the New York Yankees while Boston was losing to Baltimore 4-3.
Longoria won it with a walk-off homer in the 12th inning after
providing a three-run blast that capped a six-run eighth. Tampa Bay
was one strike from a 7-6 loss until Johnson homered to force extra
innings.

UNDATED (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals rode Chris Carpenter’s
arm and bat into the National League playoffs as wild card
champions. Carpenter poked an RBI single and struck out 11 in a
two-hitter to lead the Cards to an 8-0 pounding of Houston. The
Redbirds actually claimed the wild card after Hunter Pence hit an
RBI single in the 13th to give Philadelphia a 4-3 win over Atlanta,
ending the Braves’ season.

MIAMI (AP) – Ozzie Guillen (gee-EHN’) was introduced as the
Florida Marlins’ new manager Wednesday, confirming what Guillen had
announced two days earlier. Guillen’s Web site leaked the news late
Monday that he had agreed to take the job, and he tweeted Tuesday
that he was in Miami and “ready to go.” He led the White Sox to
the 2005 World Series championship and was with Chicago for eight
seasons before he asked to be let out of his contract on Monday.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick
practiced yesterday and said there’s a “100 percent” chance he
starts Sunday against San Francisco. Vick was initially diagnosed
with a broken, non-throwing hand after getting hurt in a 29-16 loss
to the New York Giants three days ago. But tests on Monday revealed
he had a contusion on his right hand.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – The attorney for Jordan Jefferson says
LSU has lifted its suspension imposed on the quarterback after a
grand jury reduced charges stemming from Jefferson’s involvement in
a bar fight. Jefferson is now charged with simple battery in
connection with the Aug. 19 brawl. The grand jury Wednesday also
cleared reserve linebacker Josh Johns of charges.

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