High School Baseball
Glenwood Springs–Kevin Flohr was the only member of the Glenwood Demons to earn post season honors. The college bound student-athlete was named first team all conference in the 4A Western Slope.
Jake Strack-Loertscher of the Roaring Fork Rams was named the Western Slope player of the year. Four of Jake’s Ram teammates were named to th first team; Shea and Johnny Nieslanik, Trenton Reeds and Alex Rascon. Thomas Cerise of the Rams was honorable mention. From the Rifle Bears, Triston Quigley and Cody Chick were named to the first team while Danny Bartels and Luke Buss earned honorable mention. Korbyn Brown and Cole Ryan from the Coal Ridge Titans made the honorable mention squad. Basalt’s Blake Scherer and Kyp Schoon received first team recognition and their Longhorn’s teammate Scott Hoffman was named honorable mention. Jerrod Busch from Grand Valley and Lamont Gross from Aspen were also named to the honorable mention team.
Los Angeles, CA–Ubaldo Jimenez looked like his old self last night earning his first win of the season for the Colorado Rockies. Jimenez struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter in shutting out the Dodgers in L.A. 3 to nothing. Jimenez gave up four singles all night as the Rockies snapped a three game losing streak. The Rockies will be in San Francisco tomorrow night for the first of a three game weekend series with the Giants.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and several owners have met the
last two days with NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith, a group of players
and a U.S. magistrate judge . A person with knowledge of the talks tells The Associated Press those mediation sessions began Tuesday and ended Wednesday near Chicago. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the meetings were supposed to be secret. The person says various issues were discussed, but “to characterize it as progress might not be accurate.” Judge Arthur Boylan was scheduled to resume mediation sessions June 7, but got the sides together early.
A court hearing in St. Louis on the NFL’s appeal of a ruling
blocking its lockout of the players begins Friday. That ruling was
stayed by an appeals panel last month.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) – In thrilling fashion the
Canucks grabbed a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven Stanley Cup final
with Boston last night. The game was scoreless until Raffi Torres
scored the game’s lone goal with 18.5 seconds left in regulation.
The second game will be in Vancouver Saturday night.
MIAMI (AP) – Game 2 of the NBA Finals is tonight in Miami as the
Heat look to go two up on Dallas. Miami won the opening game 92-84
and faces the prospect of the next three games in Dallas. All eyes
will be on Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki (noh-VIHT’-skee) tonight as
he tore a tendon in the middle finger of his left, non-shooting
hand in the first game.
BOSTON (AP) – One of the all-time NBA greats is retiring.
Shaquille (shah-KEEL’) O’Neal said yesterday he is calling it quits
after 19 years of play. He spent most of last season on the
sidelines with Boston as he was injured.