HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Rifle–Rifle and Coal Ridge split a pair of games last night at the Bear’s Den. The Lady Bears defeated Coal Ridge 55-43 while the Titans held off Rifle in the boy’s game, 64-52.
Glenwood Springs–Glenwood Springs High School senior student/athlete Holly Brown accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Nebraska-Kearney in the fall.
Denver–The Avs beat the Chicago Blackhawks last night at the Pepsi Center 5 to 2.
Elsewhere in sports…
DENVER (AP) – Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari is
expected to miss a month with a severely sprained left ankle that
turned out to be less serious than first feared.
Tests on Tuesday revealed the chip fracture in his left foot
didn’t actually occur Monday night when he rolled his ankle in a
game against Houston. Doctors said it was from a prior injury,
perhaps even before he joined the NBA.
The team says Gallinari will remain in a walking boot for three
to five days and receive treatment for “a significant ankle
Coach George Karl said he anticipates he’ll be without
Gallinari, his leading scorer, for up to a month. On Monday night,
he feared he might be without him for six weeks.
Gallinari signed a four-year, $42 million deal last month.
Broncos RB Moreno facing DUI charge
DENVER (AP) – Denver prosecutors say Broncos running back
Knowshon Moreno has been charged with drunken driving and careless
driving after getting pulled over in south Denver.
Denver District Attorney spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough said Tuesday
Moreno is also charged with failure to have proof of insurance and
is due back in court March 2 after police issued a summons.
Denver police Lt. Matthew Murray says Moreno was pulled over on
Feb. 1 after allegedly driving 70 mph in an interstate construction
zone where the speed limit was 45 mph.
The Broncos issued a written statement saying they take the
incident very seriously and will monitor the case while the legal
process runs its course.
COLORADO ST-COACHING STAFF
McElwain adds 4 coaches to staff
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Colorado State coach Jim McElwain
added four coaches to his staff Tuesday.
The four were defensive line coach Marty English, offensive line
coach Derek Frazier, wide receivers coach Alvis Whitted and special
teams coordinator Jeff Hammerschmidt.
McElwain, who was hired to replace Steve Fairchild on Dec. 13,
has yet to hire a defensive coordinator.
Butterfingers stunt tweaks Patriots’ dropped pass
BOSTON (AP) – People aren’t quite done piling on New England
Patriots receiver Wes Welker for a dropped fourth-quarter pass that
helped the New York Giants win the Super Bowl.
An online pawnbroker dumped hundreds of Butterfinger candy bars
in Boston’s Copley Square on Tuesday with a note: “Thank you Wes
Welker.” The tongue-in-cheek stunt by Pawngo.com drew takers for the
candy and a citation from the city for commercial dumping.
Pawngo CEO Todd Hills says in a statement to The Boston Globe
the Denver- and Chicago-based company “thought Boston fans might
at least get a laugh out of it.” He says the company respects
Welker and the Patriots.
Welker led the NFL with 122 receptions but dropped a slightly
off-target pass from quarterback Tom Brady with about four minutes
left Sunday night.
The Giants won 21-17.