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Five area youngsters move on in the Rockies Skills Challenge

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FIRESTONE — After an afternoon of running, throwing and hitting, five area youngsters qualified for the sectional round of the Colorado Rockies Skills Challenge.

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Carbon Valley’s challenge was at Firestone Sports Park June 17.

The winners advance to the sectional round in July. The winners there move to the finals at 10 a.m., Aug. 23, at Coca-Cola All Star Park in Lakewood. State finalists will be invited to attend the Rockies game against Florida, starting at 6:10 p.m. Aug. 23. Not only that, the finalists receive three tickets to the game and a baseball skills challenge T-shirt.

Here are the results:

 

Boys

6- and 7-year-olds: 1. Zachary Hlavaek. 2. Riley Nunn. 3. Peyton Ellison. 8- and 9-year-olds: 1. Jacob Lovins. 2. Jayvin Martinez. 10- and 11-year-old boys: 1. Jorge Torres. 2. Justin Vagner. 3. Owen Clementson. 12- and 13-year-olds: 1. Grant Barnes. 2. Joseph Cartelli. 3. Hayden Munro.

 

Girls

8- and 9-year-old girls: 1. Olivia Carter. 2. Sara Mitchell. 3. Melia Stoss.