Sports, November 15th

HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFF FOOTBALL

Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons welcome the Delta Panthers to Stubler Memorial Field tomorrow for a big, quarterfinal showdown at 1 o’clock.  The game will be broadcast live on KMTS with pregame coverage beginning at 12:30.  The fun and festivities however will kick off at 10am in front of the high school with a big tailgate party that will include free pulled pork sandwiches courtesy of the 19th Street Diner, beverages from Mr. Vac and face painting.  

BUFFS AND BEARS LOOKING FOR 1ST PAC-12 WIN

Boulder—The Colorado Buffaloes have won three games this season but have yet to defeat a Pac-12 foe.  The California Golden Bears are even worse off.  The Bears have one in the win column this year and that came against a Division I-AA opponent.  The Buffs and Bears face off tomorrow night at 5 at Folsom Field in Boulder. 

BRONCOS READY TO BATTLE KANSAS CITY

Denver—Sports Authority Field at Mile High will be rockin’ this Sunday night when the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs square off in a huge, AFC West battle.  The Broncos are 8 and 1 and the surprising Chiefs sit atop the division with a 9 and 0 record.  Kick off from Denver is set for 6:30 with pregame coverage starting at 4:35 on KMTS.

AVS SINGING THE BLUES IN SAINT LOUIS

St. Louis, MO.—The Avs lost to the Saint Louis Blues last night, 7 to 3.   Alexander Steen scored two goals to lead the Blues.  It’s the first time this season the Avs have lost two in a row. 

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Colorado Springs—-The Air Force Falcons dropped a close one to Jackson State last night at the academy, 84-82.  The Falcons fell to 1 and 2.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS….

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Indianapolis Colts fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter on Thursday before padding their lead in the AFC South. Donald Brown had two touchdown runs and the Colts bounced back from Sunday’s 38-8 loss to St. Louis by rallying for a 30-27 triumph against Tennessee. The Titans led 17-6 until Brown and Andrew Luck ran for TDs 57 seconds apart midway through the third quarter. Luck completed 23 of his 36 passes for 232 yards and no interceptions.

NEW YORK (AP) – Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera is the seventh American Leaguer to win back-to-back MVP awards after outdistancing Angels outfielder Mike Trout for this year’s honor. Outfielder Andrew McCutchen is the first Pittsburgh Pirate to be named National League MVP since Barry Bonds in 1992.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Major League Baseball owners have voted to move ahead with increased implementation of instant replay next season. Under the plan, if approved by the players and umpires, a manager will be given a maximum of two challenges per game and a successful challenge would not count against his limit.

UNDATED (AP) – Guard Richie Incognito has filed a grievance against the Miami Dolphins over his suspension for misconduct related to his treatment of teammate Jonathan Martin. That’s according to a person familiar with the situation. Incognito was suspended Nov. 3 amid allegation of harassing and bullying Martin, who abruptly left the Dolphins late last month to receive help for emotional issues.

UNDATED (AP) – Michael Phelps tells The Associated Press that “nothing is set in stone” as far as a swimming comeback, even though he sent the strongest signal yet by rejoining the U.S. drug-testing program. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist tells the AP in an exclusive telephone interview that he returned to swimming mainly to get back in shape.