Sports, October 16th



Battle Mountain—-3 Coal Ridge——0

Aspen—-3        Basalt—-0

Meeker—-3      Grand Valley—-1


Coal Ridge—-10     Moffat County—0

Summit—6       Rifle—–0

Battle Mountain—-2    Basalt——0

Roaring Fork—–6      CRMS—–0


ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay has backed down a bit after Broncos coach John Fox and former Colts general manager Bill Polian chided him for comments critical of Peyton Manning.  Fox used his weekly SiriusXM NFL Radio appearance Tuesday to criticize the Colts’ owner for sounding ungrateful for all Manning did for his team and city, including winning a Super Bowl in 2007, and Polian used the same platform to say Irsay was wrong in both his facts and opinions.  After a series of tweets defending himself Tuesday night, Irsay took to Twitter on Wednesday to say he meant that if the Colts had given Manning better special teams and defense, they could have won more than one Super Bowl, instead of asking the quarterback to do too much.

New deal for the skipper
DENVER (AP) – Manager Walt Weiss has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Colorado Rockies. In his first season on the job the Rockies went 74-88, a 10-game improvement over the previous season. The 49-year-old came out of the high school coaching ranks last year on a one-year deal with the Rockies after Jim Tracy stepped down following a 64-98 season in 2012.  A former All-Star shortstop, Weiss spent 14 seasons in the major leagues, including four seasons with the Rockies in the 1990s.


Denver—The Avalanche kept pace with the Sharks atop the Western Conference standings, improving to 6-0 by eking out a 3-2 win over Dallas. Matt Duchene’s (doo-SHAYNZ’) second goal of the night snapped a two-all tie late in the second period.
Semyon Varlamov (SEHM’-yahn vahr-LAH’-mahv) stopped 38 shots for the Avs, who are one win away from tying a franchise record for consecutive victories at the start of a season.