Sports, June 5th

COAL RIDGE HUSBAND AND WIFE COACHES EARN STATE HONORS

Peach Valley—Coal Ridge Track and Field coaches and husband and wife Meggie and Ben Kirk were named by the Denver Post as the coaches of the year for 3A. The Coal Ridge boy’s team took 2nd place in the State Track and Field Championships.

COAL RIDGE YOUTH VOLLEYBALL CAMP

Peach Valley—Coal Ridge High School is putting on a youth basketball camp for girls 3rd through 8th grade June 17th through the 20th. Coach Damon Martinez will oversee the camp. The cost is 60 dollars per player.

ROCKIES BASEBALL CHALLENGE BEING HELD IN RIFLE

Rifle—The annual Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge will be held this Saturday at Deerfield Park in Rifle. Boys and girls aged 6 to 13 will throw and bat for distance and run the bases. No metal spikes are allowed. The skills challenge begins at 11 and registration is being held at the park and a copy of the child’s birth certificate is required. There is no charge.

LINDSEY VONN DRUG TESTED

NEW YORK (AP) – Lindsey Vonn took an unexpected detour during her evening at an awards show – off the red carpet and into the women’s bathroom for drug testing. Vonn was at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards at Lincoln Center on Monday when testers from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency escorted her to the restroom for a urine test. The test was sent to a lab and results weren’t immediately available. USADA and Vonn’s agent confirmed Monday’s test, which was first reported by the New York Post. Olympic athletes are subject to random testing and required to fill out forms notifying USADA of their whereabouts at all times. Vonn’s agent, Lewis Kay, says the test wasn’t a big deal to the skier, who wore a custom-made gown to the event.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…

NEW YORK (AP) – A person familiar with the case tells The Associated Press that the founder of a Miami anti-aging clinic, Anthony Bosch, has agreed to talk to Major League Baseball about players linked to performance-enhancing drugs. Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, Nelson Cruz and Melky Cabrera are among the players whose names have been tied to the clinic.

WASHINGTON (AP)- The Washington Nationals shook up their roster and then scored their first walkoff victory of the season, 3-2 over the New York Mets last night on Steve Lombardozzi’s game-ending sacrifice fly. Before the game, the Nats activated Jayson Werth off the DL, promoted top prospect Anthony Rendon (rehn- DOHN’) and lefty Ian Krol from the minors and cut pitchers Henry Rodriguez and Zach Duke.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Yasiel Puig (yah-SEEL’ pweeg) has feasted on National League pitching since making his debut on Monday. The Cuban outfielder went 3-for-4 with two homers and five RBIs as the Los Angeles Dodgers outscored San Diego 9-7.

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Bruins are home for tonight’s Game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals owning a 2-0 lead after stunning the Pittsburgh Penguins with two victories in the Steel City. The Bruins have outscored the Penguins 9-1 in their two victories in the best-of-seven series.

MIAMI (AP) – And it will be a well-rested San Antonio Spurs that takes on the Miami Heat Thursday night when the NBA Finals start. The Western Conference champion Spurs, who are 12-2 in the postseason, will have had nine days off by the time they meet the Heat, who needed a seventh game Monday night to eliminate Indiana and win the East.

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