Glenwood Springs–Michaela Mansfield was named the Player of the Year in the Western Slope 4A. Glenwood Head Coach Steve White was named the Coach of the Year. In 3A, Aspen Skiers’ Junior Sally McGuren was voted the 2012 Player of the Year while Skiers head coach John Gillies earned Coach of the Year honors.

DENVER (AP) – Carlos Gonzalez homered again, Michael Cuddyer
(kuh-DY’-ur) and Jordan Pacheco had three hits apiece and the
Colorado Rockies beat the Houston Astros 11-5 on Thursday night.
Gonzalez, who homered in his last three at-bats Wednesday, hit a
three-run shot in the first inning against Bud Norris. Gonzalez’s
14th homer made him the first Rockies player to go deep in four
consecutive at-bats.
Gonzalez was intentionally walked in the second, doubled in the
fourth and singled in the eighth. He is 13 for 20 with six homers
and 10 RBIs in his last five games. It was the 22nd time a player has homered in four consecutive plate appearances and the 38th time a player has homered in four straight official at-bats.

Strained groin lands Rockies SS Tulowitzki on DL
DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Rockies have placed shortstop Troy
Tulowitzki (too-loh-WIT’-skee) on the 15-day disabled list because
of a left groin strain. Tulowitzki felt pain after running out of the batter’s box when he grounded out to second base during the Rockies’ six-run sixth
inning against Houston on Wednesday. He left the game after that.
He underwent an MRI on Thursday and the team was awaiting the

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos aren’t holding back
when it comes to Peyton Manning. Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy said Thursday he isn’t making any special allowances for the four-time MVP who’s returning from a nerve injury that caused weakness in his throwing arm, forced him to sit out last season and led to his release from the Indianapolis Colts. McCoy said Manning is working on all of his throws – short, intermediate and deep – in offseason workouts as the Broncos ramp
up toward training camp. Manning’s workload is being watched by head athletic trainer Steve “Greek” Antonopulos, who is monitoring the quarterback’s rehab along with strength and conditioning coach Luke Richesson.


FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Colorado State University officials
estimate it would cost about $246 million to build a football
stadium if the school decides to go that route.
The figure was discussed Wednesday at a meeting of a committee studying the possibility of a new stadium. University President Tony Frank has said he won’t make a decision on the project until August.
Opponents argue that the current Hughes Stadium, which is off
campus, could attract more fans with more end zone seats, a
restaurant and picnic structures. Athletic director Jack Graham has said an on-campus stadium is critical to creating a game-day tradition that boosts the university’s reputation, alumni donations, out-of-state enrollment
and economic benefits. Graham says he’s confident that CSU could raise the money privately.