Sports

COACH MILLER MEMORIAL

Glenwood Springs—Hundreds of people are expected to gather at Stubler Memorial Field this Sunday morning to celebrate the life of the man who paced those sidelines longer than anyone as the head football coach of the Glenwood Demons.  Coach Don Miller passed away Monday at the age of 79.  The services for the Hall of Fame coach begin at 10:30 rain or shine.

LOCAL BASEBALL

Little League

It’s on to round two of the district tournament for the Three Rivers Little League All Star team. With last night’s 8 to 2 win over Grand Mesa, the local boys earned the right to take on Fruita tonight at 8 in Orchard Mesa.  The ultimate goal of course is to end up in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Geckos games rained out

The doubleheader between the Glenwood Geckos and the Summit Black Diamonds was rained out yesterday and will not be made up.  The Geckos close out the Mountain West Summer Collegiate Baseball League regular season tomorrow with a doubleheader in Carbondale against the Vail Vipers at noon and 2.  The league tournament begins next Tuesday.

ROCKIES WIN

DENVER (AP) – Carlos Gonzalez hit three doubles, Nolan Arenado had three hits for the second consecutive night and the Colorado Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on a rain-soaked Thursday at Coors Field. Troy Tulowitzki singled to extend his hitting streak to 21 games – longest in the majors this season – for the Rockies, who dealt with another weather delay at home. Jace Peterson had two hits and two RBIs, and Chris Johnson had three hits for the Braves. A rainstorm came through two pitches into the bottom of the first inning and sent the players and fans scurrying for shelter. The delay lasted 2 hours, 6 minutes, and ended the night early for both starters. David Hale, the scheduled starter Friday for Colorado, took over for Kyle Kendrick in the second but left with one out in the third with a mild left groin strain. Hale (3-4) went 1 2-3 innings to get the win.

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