Briefs: Local Sports September 19, 2008


• Broncos Flag Campaign visits GJ on Sept. 24

Representatives of the Denver Broncos will be in Grand Junction next week as part of their Broncos Country Flag Campaign.
The event is from 2-3:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 at Stocker Stadium, with the city scheduled to receive a Broncos flag to fly.
The event is free and open to the public. Ring of Fame member Billy Thompson, Broncos cheerleaders and Miles the Mascot are scheduled to be in attendance.
Raffles for Broncos prizes, and autograph and photo sessions are planned, and fans can also sign a Broncos flag that will be hung at Invesco Field at Mile High.
Mesa State football players will provide football activities for children in attendance.
The event will be filmed, with footage shown at one of this season’s home games.

• Charges filed in Georgia against Marshall

ENGLEWOOD — Prosecutors in Georgia have filed two counts of simple battery against Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall stemming from a 6-month-old domestic violence complaint.
The charges were filed Sept. 10 in Fulton County State Court. Police allege Marshall threw his ex-girlfriend on a bed, slapped her and damaged an Atlanta apartment on March 4.
Marshall said Thursday he had been waiting for charges to be filed, but it wasn’t clear why they came so long after the complaint.
“Like I said before, that’s my past,” he said.
“Everything that came out in camp was from last year and there was an incident in March, but that’s still an open case and we’ve been waiting six months for those charges to be filed,” he said.
Steinberg was in court and didn’t immediately return a message. Broncos coach Mike Shanahan declined to comment.
Marshall was arrested March 6 on a domestic violence warrant requested by the former girlfriend. He was released the next day after posting $1,000 bond.

• Lions LB Dizon sentenced for DWAI

BOULDER — Detroit Lions linebacker Jordon Dizon has been sentenced to 24 hours of community service for driving while ability impaired.
His lawyer, Peter Schaffer, pleaded guilty to the charge on Dizon’s behalf Thursday in Boulder. Dizon, a former Colorado star who didn’t attend the hearing, also must pay $895 in fines and court costs. He will be allowed to complete his sentence out of state.
Dizon originally faced charges of driving under the influence, driving the wrong way on a one-way street and failing to provide proof of insurance after his arrest April 20. A police report said his blood-alcohol level was 0.097, above the legal limit of 0.08.

Prep Volleyball

• Bulldogs win first game of season

Palisade High School earned its first victory of the season, but the Bulldogs had to work for the win. Palisade (1-4, 1-1 Class 4A Western Slope League) won at Glenwood Springs 29-27, 25-27, 26-24, 25-21.
Kendra Collette had 10 kills, 16 digs and three solo blocks for Palisade. Teammate Chelsea Lorimor added 11 kills, 12 digs, two solo and one assisted block.

Prep Softball

• Fruita Monument scrapes past Indians

Fruita Monument bounced back from its loss to Central on Tuesday by winning at Montrose 3-2.
The Wildcats (7-5, 3-1 Southwestern League) remained one game behind Central in the league standings with the victory.

Prep Golf

• Delta’s Stewart wins Coal Ridge Invite

Delta’s Donnie Stewart won a playoff with Rifle’s Klayton Constanzo to win individual medalist honors at Thursday’s Coal Ridge Invitational at Lakota Canyon Golf Course.
Both players shot 70 in regulation.
Summit won the tournament with a 241, finishing four strokes ahead of Eagle Valley.
Palisade placed 10th, Ben Laro leading the Bulldogs with an 84.


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