The Rockies capped their annual weekend celebration honoring the team’s Latin players and loyal fans with a 3...
Now more than ever kids are following in their parents footsteps and participating in triathlons. On Sunday, S...
The Rockies, still short-handed in the pitching department, dropped 5 of 6 games on the road last week. They w...
The Rockies pitching staff has been decimated with injuries that have sidelined starters German Marquez, Jon G...
The Rockies hopes of making a late season surge ended when a series of injuries crippled what was already an i...
CONTRIBUTED BY CITY OF GLENDALE Glendale, Colorado is the place to be next weekend as the rugby world converge...
CONTRIBUTED BY ANGELA GARLAND My name is Angela Garland and I am public school proud. It is this foundation th...
CONTRIBUTED BY ANNE EGAN After nineteen consecutive years as a parent and volunteer in the Cherry Creek School...
CONTRIBUTED BY CCSD For the sixth year in a row, Cherry Creek Schools will host the annual Veterans and Active...
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The Rockies capped their annual weekend celebration honoring the team’s Latin players and loyal fans with a 3-game sweep of the San Diego Padres in which their recently dormant offense caught fire producing 31 runs. Earlier in the week, they held their own against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals winning 2 of 3 games in that series.
In Friday night’s opener with the Padres, Nolan Arenado brought the crowd to its feet in the first inning, launching his 40th home run of the season. He joins Vinny Castilla as the only players in Rockies club history with three 40-home run seasons. Adding more sparkle to the offensive fireworks, Trevor Story deposited two long balls in the seats bringing his season total to 32. That makes him the leading National League shortstop in home runs and hits (163). Leading 7 – 2 going in to the sixth inning, the Rockies reeling relievers surrendered 5 runs leaving the game tied. In the bottom of the sixth inning, it was Story’s second home run that gave the Rockies the edge in what ended up being a 10 – 8 win.
Saturday night’s game with a sell-out crowd of 47,370 in attendance was an offensive dream and a pitching nightmare. The Rockies scored 11 runs. Included in that attack was a wild 6-run third inning that gave them a comfortable 11 – 5 lead. Then in the eighth inning, like a recurring bad dream, the Rockies bullpen imploded allowing 5 runs to score. Manager Bud Black then had to use five relievers trying to get three outs without surrendering the 1-run lead. Ironically it was not a pitcher, but the catcher who got the third out as Tony Wolters gunned down Padres pinch hitter Travis Jankowski attempting to steal second base. In the ninth inning, reliever Jesus Tinoco earned his first big league save by inducing a game ending double play in the 11 – 10 victory.
On Sunday the Rockies completed their sweep in a game that featured another solid 4-inning start by Chi Chi Gonzalez who also picked up 2 RBI with the first hit of his 4-year Major League career. Game-changing fire power came from the previously slumping second baseman Ryan McMahon who was responsible for 4 RBI with home runs in the third and eighth inning. And the hit that finally pushed the Rockies ahead in a tight 4 – 3 ball game was the 3-run homer by September call-up Josh Fuentes. Back in action after a day of rest, relievers Carlos Estevez and Jairo Diaz blanked the Padres in the final two innings clinching the 10-5 win.
Los Rockies Weekend was a special time of celebration for a team that boasts a large contingent of players with Latin/American heritage from Cuba, The Dominican Republic, Mexico and Venezuela including Yency Almonte, Yonder Alonzo, Nolan Arenado, Jairo Diaz, Carlos Estevez, Josh Fuentes, Rico Garcia, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Dom Nunez, James Pazos, Antonio Senzatela, Raimel Tapia and Jesus Tinoco.
This week the Rockies host the New York Mets for a 3-game series then head to Los Angeles for a weekend series with the Dodgers.
Now more than ever kids are following in their parents footsteps and participating in triathlons. On Sunday, September 22 the City of Greenwood Village and Club Greenwood are hosting the twelfth annual Tri-Our-Village Kids Triathlon for ages 5-18. The triathlon will feature four different difficulty levels adjusted according to age group. Participants will run, bike, and swim their way through the course surrounding Club Greenwood and Westland’s Park in Greenwood Village.
According to Crystal Garland, Director of Aquatics at Greenwood, “The 12th Annual Tri-Our-Village Kids Triathlon introduces kids to the fun of swimming, biking and running while also helping kids discover the benefits of healthy activities. On average we have 200 participants and we are looking forward to a similar turn out for this year’s event.”
In fact, the Kids’ Triathlon gives back to the community! Dr. Chip Southern from Greenwood Pediatrics is a sponsor of the Kids Triathlon and his contribution goes to the top three schools with the most participants. The donation goes to providing schools with much needed equipment for their physical education department. Last year, the top two participants came from the following schools: Greenwood and Belleview Elementary tied and each won $250.
According to Dr. Chip Southern, “We have been honored to support the Annual Tri-Our-Village Triathlon year after year. Greenwood Pediatrics supports our community’s efforts in developing active children. This event is a fun way to expose the students and their families to a healthy activity and lifestyle.”
Early registration for the Kids’ Triathlon ended Friday, September 6 and the last day to register is Wednesday, September 18 at 5:00 pm.
Greenwood is offering a Kids Triathlon Training Camp to help competitors prepare for the events on September 22. The training camp will take place on Sunday, September 15 from 9:00-11:30 am. In these training sessions kids will practice swimming, biking, running, transitions, and learn race course safety. For more information contact Crystal 303.770.2582 x325 or CrystalG@GreenwoodATC.com or visit www.clubgreenwood/kidstriathlon. Club Greenwood is located at 5801 South Quebec Street, Greenwood Village.
The Rockies, still short-handed in the pitching department, dropped 5 of 6 games on the road last week. They were swept by the Dodgers and dropped 2 of 3 games to the San Diego Padres. Their record now stands at 60 wins and 84 losses with only 14 games left in the season.
Despite the final outcome, there were several impressive pitching performances. Chi Chi Gonzalez held the Dodgers to 2 runs through 6.1 innings. Gonzalez, who was sidelined for most of two seasons recovering from Tommy John surgery, was hoping to earn his first win since 2015. But it was not to be, as his bullpen backup surrendered 4 runs in a 5 – 3 loss.
In Friday night’s lone 3 – 2 win over the Padres, Time Melville settled in allowing the 2 runs on 5 hits in 5.2 innings. It was Tim’s second win in four appearances with a solid 3.66 ERA in 19.2 innings.
Jeff Hoffman held the Padres to 3 runs in 5.2 innings in Saturday’s game but the Rockies hitters were unable to score against the Padres ace Joey Lucchesi in what would be a 3 – 0 shutout.
Young Peter Lambert bounced back from a rough start against the Dodgers on Monday to limit the Padres to 1 run in 5 innings against the Padres on Sunday. The game went into the 10th inning tied 1 – 1 when reliever Jesus Tinoco walked two batters, then allowed a game-winning RBI single to Padres veteran Wil Meyers.
Let’s face it, with the Rockies primary pitchers either unavailable or unreliable, the club is conducting a trial by fire for its best minor league prospects as management looks ahead to what will be needed to build a winner in 2020. In addition, the Rockies have brought in some experienced hurlers from outside their system to shore up the bullpen. Joe Harvey is an impressive 27-year old acquired from the Yankees at the July 31st deadline. Wes Parsons was picked up on waivers from the Atlanta Braves on August 19. Their talents will be added to those of Bryan Shaw, Carlos Estevez and Jairo Diaz as the Rockies try to build a group that can protect their improving starters in the late innings.
The Rockies are back home again this week facing a tough 3-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals who lead the Central Division by 4.5 games. On the weekend, the Rockies will host their final season series with the San Diego Padres.
The Rockies pitching staff has been decimated with injuries that have sidelined starters German Marquez, Jon Gray and Kyle Freeland. Adding to the problem, ace reliever Scott Oberg has been lost for the rest of the season leaving a bullpen in which the veterans – Wade Davis, Bryan Shaw and Jake McGee – have been disturbingly inconsistent.
As a result, the Rockies went 1 and 6 at home last week, swept in a short 2 game series with the Boston Red Sox then dropping all 4 games to the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend. Their record now is 59 wins and 79 losses with 24 games left to play. The one bright spot of the week was their 3-1 win over the Atlanta Braves highlighted by 5 shutout innings from starter Tim Melville and a 2 run walk-off home run by Ryan McMahon.
The team may be slumping but Rockies fans continue to fill the stands at Coors Field to watch their favorite players shine. Nolan Arenado is now batting .311 with 35 home runs, 105 RBI and an OPS of .943. Trevor Story is on the verge of posting a .300 batting average for the season with 29 home runs, 75 RBI, 19 stolen bases and an OPS of .914. Charlie Blackmon’s batting average is .317 with 27 home runs, 74 RBI and an OPS of .942. It’s also been a big year for 25-year old second baseman Ryan McMahon who has proved to be a slick fielder while showcasing his power at the plate with 19 home runs and 73 RBI. Another valuable addition has been rookie outfielder Sam Hilliard who in 17 at bats since his recent debut is batting .294 with 2 home runs, 5 RBI and an OPS of 1.098.
There’s no quick fix for the Rockies pitching situation. They’ll have to move forward with the arms available and hope the German Marquez and Kyle Freeland will be able to return soon.
This week the Rockies travel to Los Angeles for a 3-game series with the Dodgers followed by a weekend series with the San Diego Padres and Petco Park.
The Rockies hopes of making a late season surge ended when a series of injuries crippled what was already an inconsistent pitching staff. The most serious blow was the loss of their prized reliever Scott Oberg, who was sidelined by a blood clot in his arm. The treatment required for this condition means that his season is over.
The next to fall was Kyle Freeland, who had gradually improved his starting numbers as the season progressed. He was removed from the game with a groin injury in midst of the fifth inning of Tuesday night’s 8-7 loss to the Diamondbacks. Freeland had struggled with a similar injury previously. His return this season is questionable.
An even more serious blow was the loss of Jon Gray, who suffered a fractured foot that will require surgery. Gray, who to date was producing the best season of his Rockies career, will be out of action at least until next spring.
Finally, Chad Bettis, who had been struggling to fill in as a long reliever, was placed on the injured list with a right hip impingement that will require season-ending surgery.
Immediately hampered by the dwindling pitching staff, the Rockies continued to be challenged by the still contending teams on their schedule. They began the week with three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Then then they traveled to St. Louis for a four-game series with the surging Cardinals, who lead the Central Division. Short-handed on the mound and perhaps disheartened, they lost 2 of 3 games in Arizona and were swept by the Cardinals, outscored 31-12.
By necessity, the Rockies moved quickly to shore up the pitching staff. Even before this rash of injuries they had been relying on 22-year old Peter Lambert and former Texas Ranger Chi Chi Gonzalez to fill in as starters. Their most recent addition was 29-year old journeyman hurler Tim Melville, who in his first appearance with the Rockies delivered the best performance of his on-and-off major league career. On Wednesday he held the Diamondbacks to 1 run on 2 hits in a 7-2 Rockies victory, the only win in a discouraging week.
With 31 games left in the season, the Rockies will have to rely on the talent that they have available. If Tim Melville continues to deliver, he’ll take his place in the starting rotation with German Marquez, Peter Lambert and Chi Chi Gonzalez. To fill in for the loss of Scott Oberg, Atlanta Braves hurler Wes Parsons was picked up on waivers. And since bullpen veterans Jake McGee, Bryan Shaw and Wade Davis have continued to struggle, manager Bud Black will be asking his young relievers – Carlos Estevez, Jairo Diaz, Jesus Tinoco and Yency Almonte to save some wins in the remaining games.
It doesn’t get any easier this week as the Rockies return home. Tim Melville will get another chance to establish himself in the starting rotation in a makeup game with the East Division-leading Atlanta Braves on Monday. Then the Rockies will face the Boston Red Sox in a short two game series followed by a weekend battle with Clint Hurdle’s Pittsburgh Pirates.
CONTRIBUTED BY CITY OF GLENDALE
Glendale, Colorado is the place to be next weekend as the rugby world converges on Colorado for the Eighth Annual RugbyTown 7s tournament. Twenty teams from around the world travel to Glendale to compete for the chance to win $10,000.
Since 2011, the RugbyTown 7s tournament has attracted top rugby competition from around the world. Premier domestic and international clubs bring their best to RugbyTown USA, as well as representative teams from all five branches of the US Military. With Friday and Sunday prices at $5, and Saturday only $15, this is quite possibly the best opportunity for families to attend a sporting event in the Denver metro area without breaking the bank.
Sevens rugby is a variation on rugby with seven players on each team and matches lasting only 15 minutes. Athletes are tested on durability and strength as the play is wide open and high scoring.
Friday evening is opening night and will offer $5 tickets, happy hour pricing on beer, food and commemorative t-shirts. Kids twelve and under are admitted for free. At the end of the evening we will celebrate with fireworks to kick off the weekend.
Saturday, we all stand united with our military teams – US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Coast Guard & US Marines, as they play through to the special military championship. Infinity Park also hosts the Bruises and Brews Beerfest from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. with dozens of breweries and distilleries on hand for sampling.
Sunday, the tournament culminates with the quarterfinal, semifinals and final championship match. The gates open Sunday morning at 11 with brunch, mimosas and a Hawaiian themed day. There will be hula lessons, activities for kids and food trucks. Tickets are $5 again on Sunday with kids twelve and under free.
Visit www.rugbytown7s.com for more information.
CONTRIBUTED BY ANGELA GARLAND
My name is Angela Garland and I am public school proud. It is this foundation that brings me to this moment here today, to declare my candidacy for the Cherry Creek School District Board of Education representing District C.
As a mother of four students in this district, a surrogate aunt and “pinch hitter” mom for a cadre of friends, I have a vested interest in continuing Cherry Creek’s legacy of excellence. There are over 55,000 reasons why we all should share in this commitment to excellence.
I am excited at the opportunities to engage students, teachers; parents; voters; and other community stakeholders in the Cherry Creek Future Forward initiative . The Future Forward initiative will serve as our “North Star” for instructional, workforce and operational excellence. This three pronged commitment to excellence will help guide the Cherry Creek Team in its goals of eliminating disparities in achievement; preparing tomorrow’s global leaders; combined with the expertise of a racially conscious and culturally competent workforce, together we will incorporate the academic, mental, and physical needs of students and staff in our daily operations and interactions.
Equitable and innovative learning experiences are the keys to our success. Our Cherry Creek Innovation Campus serves as a testament of what we can accomplish when students, teachers, parents and our business community come together to create an engaging and “future forward” focused experiences and for our students.
I am also excited to address the challenges facing the district, including recruiting and retention of teachers of color; the mental health of our students and community; fiscal issues in school funding; and the evolving conversation regarding the safety and security of our campuses.
In preparation for this journey, I have a lifetime of experience working with and advocating for youth. It is truly my passion and my life’s work. I have volunteered in various capacities since my children have been in the district including:
• The Cherry Creek Community Legislative
• 3AB campaigns; and
• Room Mother
Thank you for this opportunity. While no district is perfect, I am grateful for Cherry Creek’s willingness to “lean in” to address the complexities involved in educating our youth. I also appreciate the opportunities you have given me “to think, to learn, to achieve, to care.”
I want to give a special thanks to my husband, four of the most brilliant and precious “Babies” of all time, my parents, family and my “squad”—y’all know who you are.
CONTRIBUTED BY ANNE EGAN
After nineteen consecutive years as a parent and volunteer in the Cherry Creek School District, Anne Egan has announced her candidacy for the Board of Education.
“It has been a true honor to be involved in my children’s schools and in the District, and I look forward to the opportunity to contribute even more,” says Egan, who has lived in the District for 20 years. “My husband, Shaun, and I moved here entirely based on the Cherry Creek School District and the opportunities we knew our children would have.”
Three of Egan’s children are graduates of the Cherry Creek School District and one currently attends a district school.
Egan’s experience covers school, district and community levels. She completed the Cherry Creek School District Leadership Cherry Creek program this May. In addition, she received Cherry Creek High School’s Exceptional Volunteer Award this year. She served on Belleview Elementary’s PTCO, including VP of Fundraising, and as PTCO VP-Elect, Co-President and Parliamentarian. During this time, she also served as the building coordinator for the District’s 3A/3B election in 2008 and spent many hours in her children’s classrooms as a room parent and volunteer. She has been part of the Cherry Creek Community Legislative Network since she became involved in the District 19 years ago.
At Campus Middle School, Egan was the PTCO’s VP of Volunteers for two years, before moving to Cherry Creek High School PTCO as Secretary for two years, and President-Elect, President and Past President for three years. She has been employed as her HOA’s Executive Director since 2013 and is proud to have been a founding member and VP of TeamMates for Boys’ Team Charity Mile High.
“When we moved to Greenwood Village, I was fortunate to stay home with our children and I turned my energy to serving in many capacities within our children’s schools, the Cherry Creek School District, and our community. Our neighborhood schools are truly the building blocks of our communities, the reason our property values remain so high and the communities where our children want to return with their own children. I am still learning, but very much look forward to the work ahead. Cherry Creek is doing a great job; I know there are challenges ahead, but I want to give back and help keep the District strong,” Egan says.
Egan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1989 from Carroll College in Helena, Montana. After graduating from college, she worked in Washington, DC, for Senator Max Baucus. Upon marriage, she moved to Salt Lake City and worked for Mayor Deedee Corradini. She moved to Denver in 1993 and went to work for the National Civic League. She then worked for Governor Romer as his Education Policy Advisor for four years. Egan earned her Master’s degree from the University of Denver in 1998.
Egan will be a candidate on the November 5, 2019, ballot for the Cherry Creek School District Board of Education Director District A, one of the school district’s five geographic areas. All registered voters in the school district are eligible to vote for all school board members, regardless of geographic region.
For more information, please visit Anne Egan For CCSD BoE on Facebook.
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