Fort Morgan basketball closed out the Eaton Roundball Classic on Saturday and finished the tournament (0-3). The Mustangs boys were held to fourteen points in the second half as Fort Lupton completed an undefeated weekend with the (68-39) win. The Lady Mustangs kept it close, but came up short in a (57-54) loss to The Academy. Jeriah Blake led the boys with 8 points and Shae Ramierz had a team high 17 for the Lady Mustangs.
Fort Morgan splits their squads tomorrow night in their league opener against Thompson Valley. The boys stay at home, with the girls on the road. Hometown Radio KFTM will follow the Lady Mustangs to Loveland with tip time at 7pm on AM 1400, 94.1 FM, and online at medialogicradio.com.
Other happenings on the hardwood this weekend, Wiggins boys and girls teams lost both of their games down at the Limon Tournament. Boys fell to Limon and Peyton, while the Lady Tigers dropped their two against Limon and Simla. Both teams play again on Thursday at Daysprings Christian. Lady Tigers tip off the double header at 5:30pm.
Weldon Valley played at the Kiowa tournament and took a pair of losses. The Boys fell to Elbert (54-15) and the Lady Warriors lost (46-26) to Flagler. The Warriors match up with Arikaree tomorrow night. And the Brush Lady Diggers dropped their opener against Sidney Nebraska Saturday (76-15), while the boys were defeated (71-29). The Brush boys are at Berthoud tomorrow night for a 7pm tip against the Spartans.
Fort Morgan wrestling won their season opener Friday over Yuma (71-12) and then took second place as a team at the Akron Tournament on Saturday. The Mustangs placed 9 of 13 wrestlers with Christofer Juan at 120 pounds the lone champion.
Fort Morgan is set for two duals this week, both at home. On Wednesday they host fifth ranked Fort Lupton and then on Thursday entertain Mountain View. Both duals begin at 6:30pm and can be heard here on hometown radio KFTM, 94.1 FM and online at medialogicradio.com.
Brush JV finished 6th in Akron while varsity went (8-1) over the weekend and took second place at the Rio Rancho duals. The Diggers return to the road on Wednesday and head to Keenesburg for a triangular with the Rebels and Sterling at 5:30pm.
Nico Collins had a career-high 191 yards receiving and a fourth-quarter touchdown, and Jimmie Ward intercepted Russell Wilson in the end zone with 9 seconds left to seal the Texans' 22-17 victory over the Broncos on Sunday. Denver visits the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
Kyler Murray, James Conner and company made all the right moves in an emphatic 24-10 victory over the listless Steelers. Trey McBride finished with 8 catches for 89 yards and a touchdown. McBride joins Jackie Smith and Doug Marsh as the only Tight ends with over 600 receiving yards in a season.
In the NHL, the LA Kings scored three times in the third period to beat the short handed Colorado Avalanche (4-1). Defenseman Cale Makar missed last night’s game due to a lower body injury. The Avs are back at home tomorrow to face the Anaheim Ducks, who beat Colorado on Saturday in a (4-3) Shootout.
Michigan, Washington, Texas and Alabama have been selected by the College Football Playoff committee to vie for the national championship, leaving out Florida State -- the first time in CFP history an undefeated Power 5 champion failed to finish in the top four. Michigan will face Alabama in the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Prudential, while Washington will play Texas in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Both semifinal games will be played on New Year's Day and aired on ESPN.