High School Basketball
Palisade–The Aspen Skiers were swept by the Palisade Bulldogs last night on the road. The Lady Skiers lost 39 to 34 while the boys fell to Palisade 54 to 27. The loss didn’t hurt Aspen since it was a non-league contest.

Basalt–The Coal Ridge Titans went into the Big House in Basalt and knocked off the Longhorns in girl’s and boy’s hoops last night. The Lady Titans easily defeated Basalt 52-27 and it wasn’t much of a contest in the boy’s game as Coal Ridge kept the Longhorns winless with a 53-33 victory.


The Avs lost to the Minnesota Wild last night at the Pepsi Center 3 to 2.


The Nuggets visit Sacramento tonight to take on the Kings.

Elsewhere in sports…

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) – The Oakland Raiders reportedly will hire
Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as their new head
coach. Fox Sports and ESPN are reporting that the sides were still
working out final details, but an agreement had been reached. The
Raiders have not confirmed the hiring. Allen will be the first Raiders coach with a defensive background since late owner Al Davis hired John Madden before the 1969 season. Davis exclusively hired offensive coaches after
Madden, including Hue Jackson, who was fired after going 8-8 in his
only season on the job. The 39-year-old Allen helped the Broncos improve their defense this season on their way to an AFC West title. Allen had served as New Orleans’ secondary coach the previous five seasons and also had
coached for Atlanta.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Thousands more mourners are paying
their last respects to Joe Paterno today on the Penn State campus.
The Nittany Lions former football coach, who racked up more wins
than anyone in Division I, will be laid to rest this afternoon,
three days after lung cancer claimed his life at the age of 85.

DETROIT (AP) – It appears that Prince Fielder is about to become
a very rich man. A person familiar with the deal says the
free-agent slugger will sign a nine-year, $214 million contract
with the Detroit Tigers, if he passes a physical.