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Winners announced in Colorado Rockies Skills Challenge

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By Steve Smith

COMMERCE CITY — Landon McKenzie, Angel Contreraz, Andres Contreraz, Raelee Allee, Easton Mckenzie and Reese Allee took first place in their age group at Commerce City’s Colorado Rockies Skills Challenge in Pioneer Park.

The six winners move on to sectional competition at 10 a.m. July 14 at Citizen’s Park in Edgewater. They could qualify for the state championship Aug. 18 at Coca Cola All Star Park in Lakewood.

The challenge allows youngsters to showcase their talents in base running, throwing and batting. Scores are based on time, speed and accuracy.

All state finalists get an invitation to the Colorado Rockies-Miami Marlins game Aug. 18 at Coors Field.