Silt–With a time of 17 minutes, 33.2 seconds, former Grand Valley Cardinal’s running star Sam Whelan won Saturday’s Run/Walk for Their Lives 5k race in Silt.
Glenwood Springs–Cody Derby’s Xtreme Baseball camp attracted 11 young ball players looking to improve their skills on the diamond. The camp, organized by the Glenwood Demons’ senior infielder, was a fundraiser to help pay for his trip to a baseball tournament in Florida.
Rifle–Rifle High School is currently searching for coaches in a number of sports including, track, cross country, football and basketball. Call Athletic Director Troy Phillips if you’re interested…987-2155.
San Francisco–The Colorado Rockies’ offensive woes continued in San Francisco as they lost to the Giants, 2 to 1 Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park. The Rockies now head south to San Diego to take on the last place Padres.
Elsewhere in sports…
BOSTON (AP) – The third game of the Stanley Cup final is tonight
in Boston and the Bruins need to get a win. They dropped the
opening two games of the best of seven series to the Canucks in
Vancouver in dramatic fashion. The score of the first game was 1-0
and in the second it was 3-2 in overtime.
Tonight’s game marks the first time the Bruins have had a home
game in June. On hand will be thousands of Boston fans, along with
Vancouver’s Green Men, the two fans who dress in skin tight green
outfits. They found a sponsor willing to foot the bill for the trip
ROME, N.Y. (AP) – After serving 20 months in jail for illegally
carrying and firing a gun at a Manhattan nightclub, former NFL wide
receiver Plaxico Burress (PLEK’-sih-koh BUR’-ihs) was released from
prison this morning. His agent says Burress hopes to play in the
NFL again and that the soon to be 34-year-old will be a hot
commodity. Burress was released three months early for good
Burress caught the game-winning pass in the 2008 Super Bowl for
the New York Giants.
Derby winner looks good
NEW YORK (AP) – Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom has put in
a sharp final workout before the Belmont Stakes, with trainer
Graham Motion saying “it couldn’t have gone any smoother.”
Animal Kingdom, with jockey John Velazquez aboard, worked four
furlongs in 47.76 seconds over the main dirt track at Belmont Park
Animal Kingdom and Preakness winner Shackleford top a probable
field of 12 for Saturday’s Belmont.