Sports Of All Sorts 12-12-2011

Dec 12th @ 10:53 am in Sports by Scott Staley

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High School Basketball Olathe Girls lost to Paonia 55-37 on Friday night and beat Delta 41-40 on Saturday afternoon. Olathe beat Paonia 75-55 on Friday night and lost to Delta 77-53 on Satrurday aftrernoon. Leading the way for the Panthers on Saturday was Jake Ames with 30 Points. Montrose Boy’s took third place at the Steamboat Shootout with a 62-46 win over Steamboat Springs on Saturday. Montrose Girls took 6th Place at the Steamboat Shootout losing to D’Evelyn 50-37 on Saturday.

Western State College Basketball Western State Lady Mountaineers beat New Mexico Highlands 66-49 on Friday night and beat Western New Mexico 79-70 Saturday Night. Leading scorer for the Lady mountaineers on Friday Night was Nikki Trujillo with 13 Points 4 Rebounds and 2 Assists. Leading Scorers for the Lady Mountaineers on Saturday Night was Katie Hall with 10 Points 14 Rebounds and 2 Assists, and Nikki Trujillo with 21 Points 2 Rebounds and 2 Assists. Western State Men Lost to New Mexico highlands 84-81 on Friday night and Lost to Western New Mexico 66-56 on Saturday Night. Leading scorer for the Mountaineers on Friday and Saturday was Alex Hart with 18 Points and 12 Rebounds on Friday and 10 Points 5 Rebounds and 2 Assists on Saturday.
Source: Western State 

NFL Denevr Broncos came from behind to beat Chicago 13-10 in Overtime Leading the way for the Broncos was Tim Tebow who went 21 of 40 for 236 Yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. Elsewhere in the AFC West N.Y. Jets steamrolled Kansas City 37-10. Green Bay Rolled past Oakland 46-16 Leading the Packers to victory was Aaron Rodgers who went 17 of 30 for 281 Yards with 2 TDs and 1 INT. San Diego Crushed Struggling Buffalo 37-10. Detroit beat Minnesota 34-28 Leading the way for the Lions was Matthew Stafford who went 20 of 29 for 227 Yards with 2 TDs and 0 INTs. Houston came back to beat Cincinnati 20-19 to clinch their first ever playoff berth and the AFC South Division Title.
Source: NFL 

Week 14 Scores:

Pittsburgh 14 Cleveland 3  Final/Thursday
Houston 20 Cincinnati 19  Final
Minnesota 28 Detroit 34  Final
New Orleans 22 Tennessee 17  Final
Philadelphia 26 Miami 10  Final
Kansas City 10 N.Y. Jets 37  Final
New England 34 Washington 27  Final
Atlanta 31 Carolina 23  Final
Tampa Bay 14 Jacksonville 41  Final
Indianapolis 10 Baltimore 24  Final
San Francisco 19 Arizona 21  Final
Chicago 10 Denver 13  Final/OT
Oakland 16 Green Bay 46  Final
Buffalo 10 San Diego 37  Final
N.Y. Giants 37 Dallas 34  Final
St. Louis  at  Seattle  6:30 PM  (Monday)

Week 15 Games:

Jacksonville  at  Atlanta  6:20 PM  (Thursday)
Dallas  at  Tampa Bay  6:20 PM  (Saturday)
Miami  at  Buffalo  11 AM
Seattle  at  Chicago  11 AM
Tennessee at Indianapolis  11 AM
Green Bay  at  Kansas City  11 AM
Cincinnati  at  St. Louis  11 AM
Washington  at  N.Y. Giants  11 AM
Carolina  at  Houston  11 AM
Detroit  at  Oakland  2:05 PM
New England  at  Denver  2:15 PM
N.Y. Jets  at  Philadelphia  2:15 PM
Cleveland  at  Arizona  2:15 PM
Baltimore  at  San Diego  6:20  PM
Pittsburgh  at  San Francisco  6:30 PM  (Monday)

Ian Stewart traded from Rockies to Cubs in four-player deal

POSTED: 12/08/2011 06:32:17 PM MST
UPDATED: 12/09/2011 06:16:05 AM MST

By Troy E. Renck
The Denver Post

Ian Stewart. (Getty Images)

DALLAS — In their continued effort to shake up the roster, the Rockies on Thursday sent two former first-round picks — third baseman Ian Stewart and pitcher Casey Weathers — to the Cubs in exchange for infielder D.J. LeMahieu, 23, and outfielder Tyler Colvin, 26.

LeMahieu will compete for the starting second-base job in spring training and also has big-league experience at third. Colvin, who hit 20 home runs two seasons ago, can play all three outfield positions and will experiment at first base as well.

“We’re continuing to look for the right pieces,” general manager Dan O’Dowd said.

LeMahieu spent most of the season in Triple-A with the Iowa Cubs. He hit .250 in 60 at-bats with no home runs for the

major-league club. Colvin hit .150 in 206 at-bats with six home runs. 

Stewart fell out of favor after an awful 2011 season. He went homerless in 122 at-bats and struggled with knee, hamstring and wrist injuries.

The Rockies believe they were better off providing Stewart with a change of scenery rather than giving him another shot at the third-base job. Weathers struggled this season at Double-AA Tulsa and has not been able to gain traction since undergoing elbow surgery.

The Rockies are still looking to add a proven bat, and their willingness to consider a three-year deal for outfielder Michael Cuddyer has turned them into a serious suitor for the free agent.

Cuddyer, 32, is already sitting on a three-year, $25 million offer from the Twins, for whom he has played his entire career. The Rockies’ trade of reliever Huston Street on Wednesday, freeing up $7 million on next season’s payroll, has left them in position to be more aggressive with free-agent targets, namely Cuddyer and starter Hiroki Kuroda.

O’Dowd has long identified Cuddyer as a good fit for the Rockies, citing his right-handed power and solid presence in the clubhouse. He confirmed the club’s interest again Thursday but declined to

Tyler Colvin (AP file photo)

talk about specifics of any offer. When the offseason began, the Rockies were holding firm to the idea of a two-year proposal for Cuddyer. 

“But we’ve worked our way through that,” said O’Dowd on going to three years.

Rockies players are also believed to be trying to sell Cuddyer on Colorado. Players were involved in recruiting free-agent catcher Ramon Hernandez, including Jason Giambi, a former teammate. The Twins want Cuddyer back but acknowledged that they can’t wait much longer for a decision. Minnesota GM Terry Ryan said he can’t re-sign both Cuddyer and outfielder Jason Kubel.

An all-star last season, Cuddyer hit .284 with 20 home runs and 70 RBIs, and could play a corner position for the Rockies and likely hit fifth

Casey Weathers (Denver Post file photo)

in the order. 

Cuddyer is known for his toughness and leadership, qualities the Rockies were lacking during last season’s disappointing fourth-place finish in the National League West. He’s also been to the playoffs six times, most recently in 2010.

“We have flexibility and an opportunity now. But we aren’t looking to just add to add,” O’Dowd said. “We are looking to add an impact arm or bat. If that’s not there, we will be patient.”

Footnotes.The Rockies sent minor-league pitcher Daniel Turpen to the Twins to complete the Kevin Slowey trade. Colorado will receive a minor-league pitcher from the Padres, possibly as soon as this weekend, for Street. … Chad Bettis, firmly on the Rockies’ radar to help in the bullpen this season, is expected to begin the season in Double-A and move quickly.

Read more:Ian Stewart traded from Rockies to Cubs in four-player deal – The Denver Post
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College Football  Baylor QB Robert Griffin III became the first ever Baylor player to win the Heisman Trophy Saturday Night. Stanford QB Andrew Luck came in Runner Up for the second Straight year and Alabama RB Trent Richardson came in third.
Source: ESPN 

Heisman Voting:

1. Robert Griffin III  QB  Baylor   405 1st Place Votes  1,687 Points
2. Andrew Luck  QB Stanford    247 1st Place Votes  1,407 Points
3. Trent Richardson RB Alabama  138 1st Place Votes  978 Points
4. Montae Ball  RB  Wisconsin   37 1st Place Votes        348 Points
5. Tyler Mathieu  CB  LSU           15 1st Place Votes        327 Points