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Demons land three on all-conference first team

May 24, 2018 — Behind a second-place finish in the 4A Western Slope League, and an appearance in the 4A state playoffs for the first time since 2012, the Glenwood Springs Demons baseball team landed three players on the league's first-team all-conference list, finishing tied with the Steamboat Springs

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MLB panel says baseballs getting extra lift, cause unknown

May 24, 2018 — NEW YORK — Baseballs really have been getting extra lift since 2015, and it's not from the exaggerated uppercuts batters are taking, according to a 10-person committee of researchers hired by the commissioner's office. "The aerodynamic properties of the ball have changed, allowing it to

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Ovechkin, Holtby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0

May 23, 2018 — ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Alex Ovechkin scored early and Andre Burakovsky added two second-period goals to help the Washington Capitals put a decade of playoff frustration behind them with a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final

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NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests

May 23, 2018 — ATLANTA — NFL owners approved a new policy Wednesday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests sparked by Colin Kaepernick and polarized by President Trump, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand

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Glenwood girls finish second in state, Rifle girls place third

May 22, 2018 — On the final day of the 4A girls golf state championship tournament at The Country Club of Colorado in Colorado Springs, the Glenwood Springs Demons girls golf team entered the day sitting in the lead by four strokes, but stumbled on Day 2, falling to

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Demons place 16th at state swimming championships

May 22, 2018 — Competing at the 4A state swimming championships at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Friday and Saturday, the Glenwood Springs Demons boys swim team placed 16th overall with 57 team points, as the Windsor Wizards (202 points) won the 4A state championship. Made up

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Glenwood names Pat Engle new head football coach

May 22, 2018 — Following nearly a five-month search for its new head football coach, the Glenwood Springs Demons finally have their man. In early May, Glenwood Springs Athletic Director Craig Denney announced the hiring of GSHS assistant principal Pat Engle as the next head football coach for the

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Rockies edge Dodgers 2-1, move into 1st place in NL West

May 21, 2018 — LOS ANGELES — Pinch-hitter Carlos Gonzalez drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single in the eighth inning and the Colorado Rockies edged the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Monday night. German Marquez pitched seven innings of two-hit ball and Gerardo Parra homered for

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Caps rough up Lightning 3-0 to force Game 7 in East final

May 21, 2018 — WASHINGTON — Facing elimination at home, the Washington Capitals looked determined to hit everything that moved in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final. The goal was to finish checks on Tampa Bay Lightning players as much as possible, though at one point Devante Smith-Pelly

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All tied up: LeBron’s 44 helps Cavs even series with Celtics

May 21, 2018 — CLEVELAND — LeBron James knows the path to the NBA Finals better than anyone in today's game. And unless the Boston Celtics do something soon, he'll get there again. James bullied his way to 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason list and helped

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Demons girls lead 4A tourney after Day 1

May 21, 2018 — Competing at The Country Club of Colorado Monday on Day 1 of the 4A girls golf state championship, the Glenwood Springs Demons charged hard late to the top of the leaderboard, shooting a team score of 47 over par, holding a four-stroke lead over Loveland

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On the Fly column: Love and tarpon on the Yucatan Peninsula

May 20, 2018 — With the freestone rivers running brown, many anglers start thinking blue. For some, casting a fly into the salty unknown is as good as it gets. Whether that be walking flats in search of bonefish, chasing the elusive tailing permit, or casting into the maze

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Vegas Golden Knights advance to Stanley Cup Final

May 20, 2018 — WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The Vegas Golden Knights are going to the Stanley Cup Final — with a chip on their shoulder. "Everybody on this team has something to prove," Ryan Reaves said. "We call ourselves 'The Golden Misfits' for a reason. We're doing a good

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Curry comes alive to score 35, Warriors rout Rockets by 41

May 20, 2018 — OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry shook, shimmied and screamed, letting his adoring fans and the Rockets know that Oracle Arena was his house. Once the two-time MVP got his groove back, Houston was helpless. Curry scored 35 points with five 3-pointers, shooting over James Harden

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Belt’s tiebreaking 3-run shot lifts Giants over Rockies 9-5

May 20, 2018 — SAN FRANCISCO — Brandon Belt is going back to basics this year, and it's paying off for the San Francisco Giants' slugger. "The main thing, just sticking with my approach, my strike zone," Belt said. "When I get a pitch in my zone I'm doing

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White River National Forest campgrounds now open for the season

May 19, 2018 — Many White River National Forest campgrounds are opening for the season this weekend, which means more people in the woods interacting with each other and with wildlife. "The Forest Service would like to remind visitors to be responsible when visiting the forest by demonstrating camping

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Glenwood Springs’ magical season ends in 2-1 loss to Valor Christian

May 19, 2018 — All good things must come to an end, one way or another. Unfortunately for the Glenwood Springs Demons girls soccer team, that end happened earlier than they'd have liked. On the road Saturday afternoon at Legacy Stadium in Aurora for the Colorado High School Activities

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Glenwood, Carbondale hurdlers shine on final day of state track meet

May 19, 2018 — The final day of the Colorado High School Track and Field Championships didn't produce any more area state champions, but there were still plenty of top-9 podium finishes for Garfield County athletes. In the Class 4A competition at Jefferson County Stadium, Glenwood Springs High School

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Glenwood’s Johnson earns all-state lax honor

May 18, 2018 — For the second straight year, Glenwood senior attacker Zach Johnson earned all-state honors for 4A lacrosse, becoming the first player in Glenwood lacrosse history to earn the all-state honors not just once, but back-to-back in his career. Johnson finished his senior season with 35 goals

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Grand Valley’s 800 Sprint Medley team narrowly misses 3A state championship on Day 2 of CHSAA state track and field championships

May 18, 2018 — A photo finish of just six hundredths of a second was the difference between a state championship, and a second-place finish Friday afternoon for the Grand Valley Cardinals' girls 800 Sprint Medley relay team, on Day 2 of the Colorado High School Activities Association's state

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