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Saturday, December 20, 2014

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Nuggets on the Ropes

Nuggets on the Ropes

By Doug Ottewill I put a call into Robert Horry yesterday. Didn’t hear back. It’s cool, Bob. Catch ya next time. New phone? Probably didn’t recognize the number? No worries, my man. With San Antonio next up on the slate, I wanted to ask the former Spur one simple question: Why can’t the Denver Nuggets finish? Heading into last night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, I predicted that the depleted Nuggets would once again give it their all – just like they’ve ... Full Story

Silver Has It All Wrong

Silver Has It All Wrong

The Silver Standard A national writer once again trashes a local athlete By D-Mac Well, my good friend, Michael "The Machete" Silver, is at it again. For the third time this year, the highly esteemed national NFL writer from Yahoo! Sports has eviscerated Tim Tebow.    This time, Silver set out to destroy Tebow in the pages of GQ. Somewhere between cologne and tight fitting pants, America needed a year in review about Tebow   Now remember, this is the same national writer who ... Full Story

Rockies Make a Shocking Move

Rockies Make a Shocking Move

By Eric Goodman You probably thought I was going to write about Brady Quinn’s comments and subsequent apology to Tim Tebow. Sorry to disappoint, but there’s a more relevant sports story in Denver that isn’t getting enough attention. And it should.    The Rockies have changed their mission statement as many times as the Broncos have changed quarterbacks since playing in the 2006 AFC Championship Game.    Dan O’Dowd’s regime started in 1999 by signing high-priced free ... Full Story

Berthoud Wrestling Fares Well At State

Berthoud Wrestling Fares Well At State

Spartan Wrestlers Ellis, Hennig Place at State   By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer   For the Berthoud Spartans, the 2011-12 state wrestling championships provided a demonstration of the circle of life of a high school wrestling career – a promising young sophomore took his first big steps toward state-wide prominence and a graduating senior finished off his career with a standout tournament performance. Berthoud senior Cory Ellis capped off a stellar high school wrestling stint ... Full Story

Valentine’s Day Not So Sweet For Spartans

Valentine’s Day Not So Sweet For Spartans

Berthoud Girls and Boys Teams Fall To University By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer   Despite a valiant effort on Valentine’s Day, it was the home time who found their game just a few candies short of a full box. In their regular season home finale against the University Bulldogs, the Berthoud High Lady Spartans ended up on the short end of the 38-33 final score. More specifically, it was in the second period where the Lady Spartans found their basketball bouquet lacking. ... Full Story

Five Spartan Wreslters Qualify For State

Berthoud Sending Five Wrestlers To Pepsi Center By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer   After the 2010-11 season where the Berthoud High school wrestling team sent a whopping 12 wrestlers to the state tournament in Denver and brought home a pair of state champions, it was hard to imagine what the Spartans would do for an encore. The 2011-12 team, despite being younger and far less-experienced in the rigors of varsity wrestling, put together an impressive season. Long-time Berthoud ... Full Story

Streaking Spartans Tame LadyCats

Streaking Spartans Tame LadyCats

Berthoud Girls Top Estes Park For Fifth-Straight Win By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer   In every facet of life, success breeds confidence. The world of sports is certainly no exception. After having notched five consecutive victories, the Berthoud High girls basketball team has plenty of reason to be brimming with confidence. The Lady Spartans’ latest victims were the Estes Park LadyCats whom Berthoud dispatched 53-36 Monday evening on the BHS hardwood. “As we’ve ... Full Story

Berthoud Boys Basketball Team Routs Highland

Berthoud Boys Basketball Team Routs Highland

Spartans Top Huskies 67-45 By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer   Even in the world of sports, bigger does not always mean better. The Berthoud and Highland boys high school basketball teams learned that fact on Tuesday evening as the Spartans routed the Huskies 67-45. Even before the opening tipoff, Highland appeared to have a significant advantage in the game thanks to having trio of players who measure in at 6’4” or taller, including 6’7” senior Kyle Stuehm. In contrast, ... Full Story

Brush Takes The Broom To Berthoud Basketball

Brush Takes The Broom To Berthoud Basketball

Boys and Girls Teams Lose to Beetdiggers By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer   The Berthoud High boys basketball team had no trouble finding the rim in their Friday night game with the Brush Beetdiggers. Getting the ball through the net for points, however, was a different story. The Spartans lost 48-42 to their 3A Patriot League rivals thanks in large part to a dismal 14-for-58 shooting effort. The loss drops Berthoud to 6-5 on the season with a 2-2 mark in conference play. The ... Full Story

Eaton Leaves Berthoud Basketball Teams Seeing Red

Boys and Girls Teams Fall to Eaton By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer   Both the Berthoud High girls and boys basketball teams lost their respective contests with the Eaton Reds on Tuesday evening. The boys team lost 70-56 while girls fell 62-42. The losses are first of the season both Spartan teams in 3A Patriot League play. The boys team (6-4, 2-1) got off to a rough start as they found themselves trailing 14-6 after the first period. Berthoud rebounded nicely in the second ... Full Story

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