And THIS is the big day!!!…
Part of the sendoff, including the sirens of police, as the Basalt Longhorns’ school bus was escorted out of town around 6 last evening. If somehow you haven’t heard, the ‘Horns are now in Denver, one of the year’s “Great 8” boys’ basketball teams in all of Class 3A for the first time in 28 years. Tonight, they start playing for the championship, as the 9th seed against top seed Kent Denver. The big guy inside, who can play anywhere on the floor, is 6 foot 7 Michael Glen…
Michael tells us, as his teammates have this week, that on video it doesn’t appear the Sun Devils are superhuman…
At their final practice before heading to the front range, Coach Danny Martinez, who played on the ‘Horns’ 2001 squad, says no matter what, this will be a
Martinez’ Coach, Paul Cain, played on the 1984 Longhorns team that finished 2nd in the state when Basalt was a Single-A school, losing the title to Holyoke. Another of those 2001 coaches was on the Longhorns’ last Great 8 squad, in 1989. So there’s plenty for the purple & gold to play for. Martinez believes the team that plays the best defense tonight will win. Be sure to have your radio or web browser tuned right here tonight– the game’s scheduled for an 8:30 tip, but there are games going on at the University of Denver’s Hamilton Gym all day, so we might be a little delayed. Whenever it happens, our Romero Group Pregame Show starts the night half an hour before the tip, then as we have all season, we’ll bring you the play-by-play live. The Longhorns and Sun Devils, tonight, here on your season-long Home Of The Longhorns, KSNO, The Mammoth!!
Other headlines this morning include—
A 12-year-old bicyclist getting hit by a car in Rifle, about 24 hours ago. It happened just as that vehicle came down the eastbound exit ramp from I-70 and moved slowly into a roundabout. That child, we don’t know if it was a boy or a girl, was quickly taken to Grand River Health, by fire department paramedics who were on the scene within moments. Witnesses say the incident happened as the car was going less than 5 miles an hour, walking speed. Police say the child initially appeared to have a slight leg wound. The driver got a ticket for careless driving, resulting in injury.
Seems they really really like us– more folks wanting to come here all the time! Delta Airlines plans to offer more flights to the Pitkin County-Sardy Field Airport this summer, including daily non-stops from Salt Lake City and LA to Aspen on Wednesdays and weekends. The new flights start June 10th, and will keep going through the summer. Airport director John Kinney says in a statement that Delta bringing back those summer flights for the first time in almost 10 years will open up a lot of new travel options– for you, and for those wanting to visit from other parts of the country. American and United boost their service starting in early June too, with more flights from Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, and San Francisco expected.
And climber Ryan Montoya’s being cared for at CU Hospital in Denver, after surviving a harrowing couple nights in the wilderness and snow. His dad says Ryan suffered several injuries in his solo attempt to scale Pyramid Peak… one of them being that at one point he fell 15 hundred to 2 thousand feet, but managed to land in deep snow and survive. The younger Montoya suffered injuries including a dislocated elbow and significant frostbite, but word is the doctors at CU may be able