Sports, October 4th



Palisade—-3      Glenwood—-0

Coal Ridge—-4     Rifle——-1


Eagle Valley—-3   Glenwood —-2

Rifle——3       Hotchkiss——0

Coal Ridge—-3    Basalt—–0


FOOTBALL SCHEDULE  (All games 7 pm kickoff)

Glenwood at Eagle Valley (Gypsum)  Live broadcast on KMTS begins at 6:45

#2 Palisade at #1 Rifle

Bayfield at Coal Ridge

Pagosa Springs at Grand Valley

Basalt at Olathe

Aspen at Gunnison



ENGLEWOOD (AP) – Champ Bailey is torn between gratitude and regret as he watches the Denver Broncos steamrolling opponents without him. The perennial Pro Bowl cornerback missed all of September after injuring his left foot in the second week of the preseason.As the first snow of the season blasted the Denver area on Friday, Bailey still wasn’t able to do everything at practice and was listed as questionable for the game at Dallas (2-2) this weekend.Coach John Fox stressed the Broncos (4-0) aren’t going to take any chances with Bailey at less than 100 percent.


BOULDER (AP) – The Colorado Buffaloes want to see Marcus Mariota play a full game because at least that would mean they’re still hanging around.The sophomore quarterback operates the fast-paced offense of No. 2 Oregon with such efficiency that he’s only played four complete games in his career – and none this season.Usually, Mariota’s chilling on the sideline for the fourth quarter after dismantling defenses. The Ducks (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) are averaging nearly 600 yards of total offense and beating teams by an average of almost 52 points. Oregon is a 39-point favorite against the Buffaloes (2-1, 0-1) on Saturday.

ATLANTA (AP) – The Braves and Dodgers are squaring off in the second game of their National League Divisional playoff this evening in Atlanta. That’s where the Dodgers won last night, 6-1, to open the series. This evening’s pitching has the Dodgers using Zack Greinke (GREHN’-kee) against Mike Minor.

CINCINNATI (AP) – Dusty Baker was fired today as manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Baker had one year left on his contract and the firing comes just three days after the Reds lost the wild-card playoff game with Pittsburgh.

NEW YORK (AP) – Alex Rodriguez has sued Major League Baseball and commissioner Bud Selig (SEE’-lig). The suit says they are trying to destroy his reputation and career. The lawsuit says the suspension will cost him tens of millions of dollars in salary and could prevent him from meeting certain performance goals in his contract worth millions of dollars.

NEW YORK (AP) – Jason Kidd, the first-year coach of the Brooklyn Nets, will miss the first two games of his first season. Kidd has been suspended for two games by the NBA for pleading guilty to driving while ability impaired. Kidd retired as an NBA player after last season and was then hired to coach the Nets.

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Browns have lost quarterback Brian Hoyer for the rest of the season. He suffered a torn right knee ligament in last night’s win over the Bills in Cleveland. He was replaced by the man he replaced when he was injured earlier in the season, Brandon Weeden.