Sports

95th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Results Yield No Major Upsets

Vahsholtz family racers shatter more records ~ by Bob Volpe ~ There were no big surprises at the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), with Sunday’s championship races. French racer Romain Dumas won the overall, unlimited title with a time of 9:05:672.  Although impressive, it was not close to his record finish last year…

Woodland Park Little Leaguers Test Their Skills at Sky Sox Stadium

Mingle With Minor League Stars ~ by Kelly Gerszewski ~ Woodland Park’s little league team, the Mustang Rockies, got to have batting practice at Sky Sox Stadium on Saturday, June 17. Composed of 8, 9 and 10 year olds, the team is sponsored by TileMasters. The little leaguers practiced out at Security Service Field, the…

Rockies Miracle Rally

~ Photo and caption by Rick Langenberg ~ The Colorado Rockies continue to baffle so-called sports experts by displaying amazing resiliency in late innings to hold onto their first-place spot in the super-competitive National League West division (the best division in baseball). On Sunday, the Rocks rallied in the ninth inning and celebrated another walk-off victory by beating the…

Fly Fisherman: Release Your Inner Lewis & Clark

–  by Robert Volpe – You’ve been fishing the same ol stretches of the Platte River for years. You’ve battled the crowds at Deckers, Cheesman Canyon, Elevenmile Canyon, and the Dream Stream. It is getting to the point where you have begun to question whether you want to continue this past time you love so…

Links Season Kick-Off

Members of the Shining Mountain Men’s Golf Club Association try to unseat chipping wiz and PGA star Phil Michelson as the premiere short-game master, during the kick-off Skills Challenge event of the year at the Shining Mountain Golf Course.  The verdict is still not in, but  according to preliminary reports filed by TMJ News, Michelson will not have to…

Denver Bronco 7K Run Coming to Woodland Park

This Saturday (May 6), some Denver Bronco players will join between 500 and 1000 other runners in a team sponsored 7K run through the streets of Woodland Park. Scott Lantis, media communications contact for the Broncos, said, “This is a part of our ‘Broncos Fit’ initiative. It is just a health and wellness platform. We…

High Country Fly Fishing Report

~ by Bob Volpe ~ Spring fishing is now in full swing. The rainbow spawn is on the wane and water temps are beginning to rise. Bugs are hatching and the prognosis for fishing is good. This following report is compiled, courtesy of Blue Quill Anglers. Cheesman Canyon —  Cheesman Canyon is fishing fair to…