ThunderRidge players celebrate their Class 5A state baseball championship on May 25. Photo by Tom Munds
ThunderRidge shortstop Brody Westmoreland applies the tag to a Rocky Mountain runner during the state Class 5A championship game. The runner was safe but ThunderRidge won the game, 2-1. Photo by Tom Munds
The players pile up in the middle of the field after ThunderRidge won the state Class 5A state baseball championship. A sixth-inning ralley enabled the Grizzlies to edge Rocky Mountain 2-1 for the state title. Phot by Tom Munds
Ice water pours off ThunderRidge Coach Joe White when players drenched him after the Grizzlies had won the Class 5A state baseball championship. The team captured the title May 25 by edging Rocky Mountain 2-1. Photo by Tom Munds
ThunderRidge pitcher Tyler Loptien (13) slides safely into third base during the Class 5 A state baseball championship game. The courtesy runner scores the winning run as the Grizzlies edged Rocky Mountain 2-1 for the state title. Photo by Tom Munds
Corey McNellis was a two-time Colorado wrestling champion at Ponderosa. His older brother Chris was the Mustangs' first-ever state champ.