Gilpin County baseball team advances to playoff semifinals

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Track at Mile High/ Northern/ Tri-Valley League Championships

by Patty Unruh

Baseball Playoffs

The Eagles varsity baseball team of Gilpin High School flew past Lyons 3-2 in a District 7 playoff game on Monday, May 6, at Weber Field on Highway 46. The win advances Gilpin to the semifinals on Friday, May 10, when the Eagles will compete against the Dawson Mustangs at Butch Butler Field in Greeley. Gilpin goes into the semifinal matchup with a 3-8 overall record, 2-7 in league play. Good luck, Eagles!

Gilpin also came up against Denver Christian Thunder on May 3, taking a 7-0 loss in that away conference game. Dallas LeBeau, Chad Holmes, and Will Lorenz knocked out hits for the Eagles. Alexander Rodriguez contributed 11 putouts. Lorenz and Angel Gomez pitched for Gilpin. Henry Vandenberg was the winning pitcher for the Thunder.

Gilpin bowed to the Dawson School Mustangs (Lafayette) in a 21-0 conference game loss on Saturday, May 4. The contest, Gilpin’s last regular season game, was to have taken place at Weber Field, but weather forced a move to Dawson School.

Mile High Track

The Eagles track and field squad participated in the Mile High/ Northern/ Tri-Valley League Championships Meet at Longmont on Friday, May 3.

“We had a great league meet, with 16 new personal records and three school records broken,” Head Coach Craig Ball announced. “Our teams scored 66.5 points in the meet, which is double from our best year in the past. There are 13 teams in our league, and our girls finished 7th and the boys finished 6th in the team totals.”

Stephen King placed in the top 20 in five events.

“Stephen is in a good position to go to state in three events – the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, and 300-meter hurdles,” Head Coach Craig Ball announced. “We would like to lower his times in all three of those events this week in our last meet at West Grand. He will be running each event one more time in that meet.”

The Gilpin girls’ relay team finished in the top 20 in three races, and the boys’ team was a close contender for those top 20 spots.

New School records:

Stephen King, long jump: 19’2”

Nicole Adams, high jump: 4’8.5”

Girls’ 4×800-meter relay: 12:36.33 (21-second improvement) Lena Warren, Sarah Trujillo, Sam Smith and Bailey Hobson-Kroll

Other notable: freshman Madison Altman placed 4th in the league in Shot Put with a 26’3” put.

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