Sports, April 23rd


Rifle—Three wild pitches and a bases-loaded triple propelled the Rifle Bears to an 11-1 win last night over the Glenwood Demons in 5 innings.  After a shaky start to the game, Bears’ ace Danny Bartels found his control and fastball to shut down the helpless Demon batters.  Bartels struck out a season high 11 batters to earn the win.  Glenwood starter Willie Salcido pitched a decent game but took the loss.   Glenwood hosts the first place Palisade Bulldogs today at 4 o’clock.


Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Lady Demons defeated Delta last night at Stubler Memorial Field, 5 to 1.  

Carbondale—The Roaring Fork Lady Rams shutout Vail Christian 4 to nothing.

Four games are on the schedule this afternoon at 4 including; Roaring Fork at Moffat County, Grand Valley at Vail Mountain, Rifle at Eagle Valley and Aspen at Coal Ridge.



Denver—The Denver Nuggets hope to take a 2 to nothing lead over the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the best of seven playoff series.  The Nuggets got past the Warriors in Saturday’s opener at the Pepsi Center, 97-95.


Denver—The Rockies/Braves series opener at Coors Field was snowed out last night.  Today, they’re playing a day/night doubleheader.  Both teams share the best record in the majors at 13 and 5.



ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Safe to say, the Broncos will not be faxing their pick to league headquarters.  Still, it’s that balky fax machine and the repercussions of losing Elvis Dumervil that helped shape the way Denver heads into Thursday’s draft.
The team that tied for the best record in the league last season, then lost both its playoff game and Dumervil to the Baltimore Ravens, needs a pass-rushing defensive lineman as much as anything this offseason.  The Broncos have the 28th pick in the draft and whether Executive Vice President John Elway decides to use it, or trade down as he did last season, he figures to have his pick from a deep group of defensive ends, including Tank Carradine and Bjoern Werner of Florida State and Datone Jones of UCLA.