Wright, Schwartz help Colorado beat USC

LOS ANGELES – McKinley Wright IV had 17 points, D’Shawn Schwartz added 13 points and a career-high 10 rebounds, and Colorado beat Southern California 72-62 on Thursday night. Evan Battey scored 11...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Nevada runs past New Mexico Lobos

LUBBOCK, Texas – Desmond Cambridge Jr. had 24 points as Nevada defeated New Mexico 68-54 on Thursday night. Grant Sherfield added 20 points for the Wolf Pack. Warren Washington had 10 points for...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: College Sports

It’s unfinished business at the Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS – Everybody loves a comeback story, and both No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Ohio State arrive at the Sugar Bowl looking for redemption of sorts. For Trevor Lawrence and the Tigers, this...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Rose Bowl in Texas a clash of No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Notre Dame

ARLINGTON, Texas – Playing a Rose Bowl game deep in the heart of Texas is anything but normal. Top-ranked Alabama being in a College Football Playoff semifinal game is nothing new. The SEC champion...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

One Good Thing: Special Olympian spreads message of love

Gary Schottle arrived in time to see the other kids in line hitting and jumping on his young son. Nicknamed “Tank,” Derek towered over the pestering kids, yet lacked the confidence to stick up for...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Breakthroughs come on, off field in 2020 for women’s sports

It was a milestone year for women in sports, starting with Katie Sowers becoming the first woman to coach in the Super Bowl and ending with Becky Hammon serving as an NBA head coach. In between was...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Roddy carries Colorado State past Fresno State

FORT COLLINS – David Roddy recorded 17 points and 11 rebounds to lift Colorado State to an 81-59 win over Fresno State on Wednesday. P.J. Byrd had 14 points for Colorado State (5-1, 2-0 Mountain...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Column: Sepp Kuss and lessons for life

Sports for me have often provided opportunities to see life challenges played out live, most often on TV, by real people living their lives and doing their jobs in front of the whole world. I...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Melvin Gordon 107 yards shy of 1,000 in 1st season in Denver

ENGLEWOOD — Melvin Gordon hasn’t exactly had a memorable first season in Denver and now he’s downright forgetful, too. The sixth-year pro needs 107 yards rushing against the Las Vegas Raiders on...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

U.S. skiers step out of Mikaela Shiffrin’s shadow with strong results

For the first time since Lindsey Vonn’s retirement, the U.S. women’s ski team is no longer solely dependent on Mikaela Shiffrin for World Cup success. Shiffrin was responsible for all 34 American...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The 10 best sports stories of 2020

It was a year in which sports largely came to a standstill because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But nothing could stop La Plata County athletes from putting together impressive accomplishments in...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Colorado no match for Texas at Alamo Bowl

SAN ANTONIO — Texas has been tested all year, but losing senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger to a shoulder injury was an obstacle the Longhorns never anticipated. The same spirit that pushed the team...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

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