Sheridan High School boys soccer coach Kevin Rizer was named 4-A coach of the year this week by the Wyoming Coaches Association.
Rizer has taken the Broncs soccer program to a new level since taking over the team three years ago. The Broncs won the 4-A boys soccer championship last month with a resounding win over Laramie at the Big Horn Equestrian Center.
The Sheridan Troopers looked impressive at a tournament in Spearfish, South Dakota Friday. The Troopers notched blowout wins over Chadron, Nebraska Post 12 15-1, and the Tigers of Torrington 13-2. The Troopers will take on Miles City in the final play-in game today at 1 pm. Following their game with Miles City, the Troops will be seeded for the final day of the tournament Sunday.
DENVER (AP) - Chris Nelson hit his first major league home run during a six-run second inning and Carlos Gonzalez homered and doubled to drive in four runs, helping the Colorado Rockies beat the Detroit Tigers 13-6 Friday night. Rookie Charlie Blackmon added four hits and two RBIs, helping to fuel the Rockies' second-highest scoring output of the season and improve their winning percentage in interleague competition to .620
(49-30) since 2006, tops in the NL in that span.
Jason Hammel (4-6) weathered Jhonny Peralta's grand slam in the sixth to win for the first time since April 30, snapping a string of five consecutive losing decisions. He allowed six runs on eight hits in 6 1-3 innings and walked four with two strikeouts.
DENVER (AP) - Jose Morales went on the 60-day disabled list with a fractured right thumb on Friday, two days after the Colorado Rockies' backup catcher suffered the injury when a foul ball struck his hand while he worked behind the plate. Colorado purchased the contract of catcher Matt Pagnozzi from its Triple-A affiliate in Colorado Springs to replace Morales on the roster.
Pagnozzi was in uniform Friday night and available for Colorado's interleague game against Detroit. Morales, a switch-hitter, was batting .267 with three doubles and seven RBIs in 22 games while backing up regular catcher Chris Iannetta. Pagnozzi was in the big leagues for the first time since finishing last season with the St. Louis Cardinals.