~ by Trevor Phipps ~
The Colorado Rockies may have to watch over their shoulders, as a few teens down the road about an hour and half away may take their place on the diamond, especially if their slumping bats don’t start heating up.
The Woodland Park High School baseball team, coached by Woodland Park Mayor Neil Levy, has had a decent season and may be playoff bound.
The team currently sits overall at 8-6, but they have an above par league record of 3-1. The Panthers are currently tied in third place in their league and are only one game behind the number one seat. The rebound the team has experienced over the last two years is somewhat amazing.
Last Saturday the Panthers lost a home match against Discovery Canyon by a score of 7-3. They then came home last Tuesday and stomped the Sierra Stallions by a whopping score of 26-0. If only the Rocks could follow their example of the Panthers when it comes to power hitting Last Thursday the team traveled to Elizabeth and lost a close one to the Cardinals in extra innings 12-11.
The Panthers only have four games left two of which are this week. On Tuesday they take on the 5-7 Mesa Ridge Grizzlies at home. On Friday they head down south to challenge the tough 12-2 Canon City Tigers on the road.
Woodland Park High School Girls Soccer Reach Closing Stretch
Last week the girls were able to better their record as they shut the Sierra Stallions out by a score of 8-0.
The girls played tough during the game on the road and were able to better their overall record to 4-5-1. The Lady Panthers are keeping their playoff hopes alive as they now have a league record of 3-1-1.
Next week, the girls come close to finishing their season as they play their next to last games on April 24 and 26. On Tuesday the girls should have an easy win as they take on the 1-8 Mitchell Marauders at home. Next Thursday, the girls play a tough one at home against the 7-4-1 Canon City Tigers. The Lady Panthers finish their 2018 season play on May 1 during an away game versus the 7-3 Elizabeth Cardinals