SPORTS

EMILY JOHNSON SOCCER TOURNAMENT

Glenwood Springs—The 8th annual Emily Johnson “Play it Forward” 3 on 3 Soccer Tournament kicks off this Friday at Gates Soccer Park at CMC’s Spring Valley Campus. The increasingly popular tournament begins with an All-Star exhibition match involving local 3A and 4A All-Conference male and female players. The actual tournament competition begins Saturday morning at 8 with U8 to U18 matches with champions crowned on Sunday. The tournament raises scholarship funds for three local high school seniors in the name of Emily Johnson. The All-Conference soccer player and student was killed in an ATV accident in November of 2008.

MLB / ROCKIES BEAT REDS 17-4

Denver—Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon each hit two of Colorado’s team record-tying seven homers, powering the Rockies to a 17-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Blackmon became the first player in Rockies history to hit leadoff homers in back-to-back games and added his first career grand slam in the seventh. Carlos Gonzalez homered for a fourth straight game, while D.J. LeMahieu and Gerardo Parra also went deep. It was the first time Colorado hit seven homers at Coors Field. The team also had seven on April 5, 1997, in Montreal. Tyler Chatwood (6-3) is on the hill for the Rockies tonight while John Lamb (0-3) gets the call for the Reds.

BRONCOS HEADED TO THE WHITE HOUSE FOR SUPER BOWL RECOGNITION

Englewood—(AP) – President Barack Obama will host the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos on Monday at the White House. The Broncos won their third Lombardi Trophy in February when they defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 behind Von Miller’s two sack-strips that led to both of Denver’s touchdowns. All three titles have come under John Elway’s leadership, two of them during his Hall of Fame playing career. He built the latest title team as its general manager. Elway spent the offseason retooling his offense after Peyton Manning retired and he’s trying to reach a long-term contract extension with his star defender, Miller. The Broncos begin their title defense Sept. 8 when they host Cam Newton and the Panthers to kick off the 2016 season.