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Rifle’s Harris wins 4A WSL Player of the Year award

October 18, 2017 — Although the Rifle Bears' softball season ended in disappointing fashion last weekend in Frederickson against Pueblo East and Ponderosa, the Bears received some positive news this week as a league-high seven players were named to the 4A Western Slope League first-team all-conference list and honorable

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Burks takes over in 4th, Jazz beat Nuggets 106-96

October 18, 2017 — SALT LAKE CITY — Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the Denver Nuggets 106-96 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams. The new-look Jazz — without Gordon Hayward and George Hill — trailed most of

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Coal Ridge vball stunned by Montrose

October 17, 2017 — Hosting the Montrose Indians Tuesday night in New Castle at Coal Ridge High School, the Titans girls volleyball team dropped a stunning 5-set decision by scores of 20-25, 25-14, 25-23, 24-26 and 15-17, losing for the first time in the 2017 season. Against the Indians,

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Titans hold off Rams in thrilling 3A WSL showdown

October 17, 2017 — A late goal from Coal Ridge senior Ishmael Ramirez and a bizarre waved-off goal by the Roaring Fork Rams was the deciding factor in Tuesday's 4-3 decision for the Titans boys soccer team in an intense, physical 3A Western Slope League showdown at The Pasture

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Eagles top AP Pro32 poll for 1st time

October 17, 2017 — NEW YORK — Fly, Eagles, Fly. For the first time, the Philadelphia Eagles top the AP Pro 32 poll . The Eagles moved up two spots to No. 1 after last Thursday's win over Carolina. The Eagles are 5-1 and have the best record in

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Arvidsson and Josi lift Predators over Avalanche 4-1

October 17, 2017 — NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After a brief stint out of the lineup, Nashville captain Roman Josi was glad to be back. Josi and Viktor Arvidsson each scored a goal and added an assist to lead the Nashville Predators to a 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche

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Judge HR sparks NY, Yanks beat Astros 6-4 to even ALCS at 2

October 17, 2017 — NEW YORK — With a soaring shot headed for Yankee Stadium's Monument Park, Aaron Judge got New York back on track for another memorable October. Judge ignited a rousing rally with a home run, then doubled during a four-run eighth inning to spur the unflappable

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10 things to know as the NBA season gets underway

October 17, 2017 — Happy New Year, NBA. The 72nd regular season starts Tuesday night, when Boston heads to Cleveland and Houston goes to Golden State. Fans in Cleveland will boo Kyrie Irving, fans in Oakland will cheer the Warriors' latest championship banner and the march toward April will

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Rifle’s Smith wins PI’s Male Athlete of the Month award

October 16, 2017 — It's a common thought in the sports lexicon that golfers aren't "real" athletes, but this fall for Rifle High School, senior golfer Jacob Smith put that notion to rest, ripping off an impressive run of top-5 finishes this fall for the Bears, culminating in a

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Judge, Sabathia help Yankees beat Astros 8-1, trail ALCS 2-1

October 16, 2017 — NEW YORK — Back in the Bronx, the big guys delivered. Greeted by an array of "All Rise" signs in a ballpark that fits their style, Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and made a pair of sparkling catches, leading CC Sabathia and the New

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On the Fly column: Stay warm and dry on those cold fishing days

October 15, 2017 — Colder temps are around the bend, but don't let brisk mornings deter you from getting out on the river. There are a few tips to keeping warm and staying out longer on the water. Most anglers despise fishing with gloves, but some days they are

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Glenwood’s Wedhorn wins PI’s Female Athlete of the Month award

October 15, 2017 — A fierce competitor on the court and a quiet, shy soul off it, Glenwood senior hitter Tye Wedhorn fit the mold perfectly for what the Post Independent looks for in a student-athlete for the monthly award. On the court, Wedhorn has put up one of

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Turner’s 3-run homer in 9th gives Dodgers 4-1 win over Cubs

October 15, 2017 — LOS ANGELES — Justin Turner hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the NL Championship Series. The red-bearded slugger connected

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Manning, Pierre-Paul and rest of Giants stun Broncos 23-10

October 15, 2017 — DENVER — Eli Manning ignored the loss of four wide receivers, and the reeling New York Giants capped a stormy week of injuries and infighting by stunning the Denver Broncos 23-10 on Sunday night. The Giants (1-5) pulled off one of the season's biggest upsets

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Rifle softball sweep in regional playoffs, ending season

October 14, 2017 — Traveling to Frederick Saturday afternoon for the 4A regional playoffs against Ponderosa and Pueblo East, the Rifle Bears' softball team dropped both games, ending a terrific season for the Bears in disappointing fashion. Against Ponderosa in the first game of the day, Rifle dropped a

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Seguin, Benn score in 2nd, Stars beat Avalanche 3-1

October 14, 2017 — DALLAS — Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn each had a goal and an assist in the second period, and the Dallas Stars held off the surprising Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on Saturday night. Ben Bishop made 21 saves and allowed only a third-period goal by Matt

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Demons top Bears in final regular season game

October 14, 2017 — Hosting the rival Rifle Bears Saturday morning at Stubler Memorial Field, the Glenwood Springs Demons boys soccer team closed the regular season strong with a 4-1 win. Against the Bears, seniors Alonso Pacheco, Mikey Willis and Colton Taylor and junior Leo Mireles found the back

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Worthman scores 5 TDs; Air Force rallies past UNLV

October 14, 2017 — AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Facing a daunting comeback, Air Force quarterback Arion Worthman focused on the clock, not the scoreboard. Worthman ran for four of his five touchdowns in the second half, including a 1-yard plunge with 2:14 remaining and Air Force rallied from

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Colorado beats Oregon State for 1st conference win

October 14, 2017 — CORVALLIS, Ore. — Colorado's season didn't come down to the final minutes against Oregon State, but the Buffaloes certainly understood the importance of a victory over the Beavers. Steven Montez threw a 13-yard touchdown to Bryce Bobo with 1:34 left and Colorado hung on for

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Basalt runs over Coal Ridge on homecoming

October 13, 2017 — Coal Ridge fumble. Longhorn touchdown. Extrapolate that out by a few more possessions and that's how the Basalt High School football team cruised to a 54-14 homecoming win over the Titans on Friday night. "We tell our kids all the time, I think one stat

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