Sports, October 3rd



Basalt travels to Rifle for a 4 o’clock game.


At 4 o’clock this afternoon, Glenwood plays at Palisade while Rifle welcomes Coal Ridge.


Glenwood hosts Eagle Valley and Coal Ridge plays at Basalt at 6.  At 6:30, Delta and Grand Valley square off in Parachute.



DENVER (AP) – Semyon Varlamov was sharp in making 35 saves, and Jamie McGinn scored two goals, leading Colorado to a 6-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night in Patrick Roy’s coaching debut with the Avalanche. Ryan O’Reilly, John Mitchell, Matt Duchene and Steve Downie added goals for the Avalanche, who improved to 19-8-7 on opening night. Top pick Nathan MacKinnon set up both of McGinn’s goals with no-look passes. Alex Tanguay, back with Colorado for the first time since the 2005-06 season, had three assists. Varlamov stuffed the Ducks all evening but lost his bid for a shutout in the closing seconds when Jakob Silfverberg slipped a shot by him.Viktor Fasth struggled for Anaheim, allowing three goals in the second period. Things got heated after the final horn, with some players getting into a skirmish near the benches. Even Roy got into the act as he jawed from behind the glass.

Air Force-Navy will play Saturday despite shutdown
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – The Air Force-Navy football game will be played Saturday after receiving the approval of the Department of Defense. Naval Academy public information officer Commander John Schofield confirmed the decision Wednesday night.
The DOD suspended sports competition at the service academies on Tuesday due to a partial government shutdown stemming from the budget impasse in Congress. But funding for the game on Navy’s home field is provided by non-government funding. Saturday’s game is a sellout, and Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said the cancellation of the game would have cost the academy roughly $4 million. Air Force, Navy and Army compete each year for the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy, awarded to the team with the best record in games involving the three service academies.

Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan injures knee
ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Denver Broncos weakside linebacker Danny Trevathan was carted off the field with a knee injury at practice Wednesday. There was no immediate word on the severity. Teammates said Trevathan was hurt toward the end of the workout.
Coach John Fox only mentioned the second-year linebacker in passing when rattling off injuries after practice, saying Trevathan was “limited, knee.” Steven Johnson is listed as Trevathan’s backup. The loss of Trevathan would be a big blow to the Broncos (4-0). According to Pro Football Focus, he was the league’s top 4-3 outside linebacker against the run in the first month of the season. He’s second on the team with 30 tackles and 24 unassisted tackles and has a sack, an interception and four pass breakups so far.