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Bay Sox Notebook: Jack Winkler eyes 2020 Major League Baseball draft

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NEW BEDFORD — “When you wish upon a star, anything your heart desires will come to you.”

That’s the way life may be in the world of Walt Disney, but not necessarily in the baseball world.

“It’s everybody’s dream to get drafted,” said Jack Winkler, a rising junior at the University of San Francisco and the shortstop for the New Bedford Bay Sox this summer.

Realizing that “everybody” he has seen playing this summer has the same dream, Winkler has started his plan to separate himself from the pack.

Continue reading @SouthCoastToday.com.

Neighbors upset over new high school football field lighting in Littleton

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LITTLETON, Colo. — Students at Heritage High School in Littleton will be welcomed back this school year to a new athletics field and for the first time, lighting — but neighbors are threatening to sue.

“We feel the neighborhood has been transformed from a nice sleepy little neighborhood into something right next to a stadium,” said neighbor Scott Hannum.

The field is not a stadium. It doesn’t have a grandstand, sound system or concessions. But it has been improved along with several other schools thanks to a $298 million bond measure residents voted for in 2018.

Continue reading @TheDenverChannel.

Ten moments to remember from the Colorado 2018-19 boys high school sports year

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The 2018-19 school year had already concluded when the final prep championships were decided last weekend.

With the baseball season now pushed back a week, the calendar had turned to June before trophies were handed out in Class 5A, 4A and 3A last Saturday. That means that the prep sports calendar ran through 11 months, dating back to last August when the fall sports season got underway.

It was a long – but memorable – haul through three seasons of competition. Dozens of championships were handed out along the way to both teams and individuals across a wide array of sports.
On the boys’ side, there were a number of memorable moments during the past school year. Condensing that into a top 10 isn’t an easy task, but here is a look at 10 moments that stood out from the 2018-19 sports year:
See the top 10 @MaxPreps.

On A Medal-Winning Tear, Madelynn Gorman-Shore Approaches Taekwondo Worlds With Olympics In Mind

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Madelynn Gorman-Shore doesn’t feel the pressure of facing top-notch competition in a major pre-Olympic taekwondo tournament. The 20-year-old from Littleton, Colorado, is only focused on continuing her recent success when she competes at this week’s 2019 World Taekwondo Championships in Manchester, England.

“I do have expectations, but it’s not a pressure kind of expectations,” Gorman-Shore said. “I’m excited to compete.

“I’m focused on this tournament primarily right now, but it’s always in the back of my mind — 2020 (Olympics) — because that’s been a dream since I was like 7.”

Gorman-Shore won a breakout Grand Slam silver medal in December and has since won six more medals in as many competitions.

The world championships begin Wednesday at Manchester Arena with 975 athletes from 150 countries and a refugee team competing under World Taekwondo’s flag. The tournament will feature eight weight classes for men and women, and Gorman-Shore’s middleweight category (-73 kg.) features several likely contenders for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Continue reading more on this exciting story @ TeamUSA.

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The Denver Broncos are expected to have at least 43 players at rookie minicamp this weekend, including 20 tryout players.

One of the rookies trying out for the team is CSU-Pueblo running back Bernard McDondle, who is from Littleton, Colorado.

As a senior at Columbine High School, McDondle rushed 178 times for 1,754 yards and 25 touchdowns, averaging 9.9 yards per carry. In 2011, he helped Columbine defeat Lakewood 41-31 in the 5A state championship at the Broncos’ stadium.

Read the full story and see more videos @ BroncosWire.com

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DENVER — A second-period spurt helped Regis Jesuit seize control of hockey’s state title game on Monday. It led to a two-goal lead — and, ultimately, a second-straight championship.

The Raiders scored two goals 11 seconds apart in the second period to go up 3-1. It was the spark Regis needed, and they clamped down in the third with two more goals to secure a 5-2 victory in front of 4,039 fans at Pepsi Center.

“That was a big pop for us,” said Regis Jesuit coach Dan Woodley.

Colin Walsh score twice for Regis Jesuit, including an all-important tying goal after Dakota Ridge had gone up 1-0 and seized the momentum in the first period. He added a power play goal in the third period following a great cross-crease pass from Mac Padilla that made it 5-2.

Continue reading on the CHSAA website.

Chatfield Graduate Scores New Job As Los Angeles Rams Assistant Quarterbacks Coach

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Meet Zac Robinson: Three things to know about the Rams’ assistant quarterbacks coach

Joining Waldron in leading the quarterbacks’ room in 2019 will be first-year NFL coach Zac Robinson.

Here are three things to know about Robinson:

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Dakota Ridge girls basketball tips off state tourney with win

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The No. 17-seeded Eagles took a 47-30 victory over No. 48 seed Rock Canyon in the opening round of the Class 5A state tournament Tuesday night. Next up for Dakota Ridge … a 242-mile trip to Grand Junction High School for a second-round game against the No. 16 Grand Junction Tigers, who had a bye in the first round.“I think No. 15 through No. 20 seeds are tough. I would rather play on a Tuesday to get some momentum,” Dakota Ridge coach Diane Thompson said after a fourth straight season with a first-round playoff victory since Thompson took over the program in the 2015-16 season. “It’s tough to go to Grand Junction, but it is what it is. You just hope you keep winning and keep advancing.”The task now for the Eagles (15-9 record) is to get to the round of 16, something Dakota Ridge did last season before losing to 5A Jeffco rival Lakewood in the Sweet 16.

Source: CHSAANow

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