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Mesa State College sophomore Katrina Selsor, a Glenwood Springs High School graduate, was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

Selsor helped the Mavericks to victories over visiting Western New Mexico (76-59) and New Mexico Highlands (77-73).

Selsor posted her first double-double of the season, recording 10 points and 11 rebounds in an overtime win over New Mexico Highlands. She scored 18 points and pulled down nine rebounds in a win over Western New Mexico one night earlier.



She averaged a double-double over the weekend, with 10 rebounds and 14 points per game. Selsor also averaged 2.5 steals and one block.

Selsor leads the team this season, averaging 8.1 rebounds per game. She is third in scoring (11.6 points per game), has a team-best four blocks and is second with 21 assists. She has had five consecutive games in double-digit scoring.



Glenwood Springs High School’s wrestling team took second at Saturday’s Buena Vista Demon Duals.

Glenwood won four of its five duals on the day, defeating Salida (45-31), Bennett (49-28), Mead (48-27) and losing to Eagle Valley (41-27).

Senior Chris Ayala finished the day with a 5-0 record, while senior Casey Montoya and juniors Miguel Vega and Mike Mills each won four of five matches.

Glenwood returns to the mat Saturday at Mullen High School.

Sopris Barracuda Charlie Mechling was recently named a Colorado Swimming All-Star. The youngster, who competes in the girls 11-and-12 division, is the only Western Slope swimmer to make the list.

By virtue of the honor, Mechling will swim with the Colorado team in Lawrence, Kan., over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Ten swimmers in each age group qualify, and Mechling had to swim a top-five time in every event in the last 90 days to make it.

Mechling currently holds the top Colorado times in the 50- and 100-yard breaststroke and will definitely swim the two events in Kansas.

The second annual Jingle Bell Run will be held on Sunday, Dec.19, at 11 a.m. The race will wind its way through Carbondale, and will start and finish in front of Independence Run and Hike. Awards and a raffle will follow the race.

Registration is $10. Sign up at Independence Run and Hike or call the store at 704-0909. This is a local family race for runners of all paces.

The race benefits Soles4Souls and the first 50 participants to bring in an old pair of shoes will receive a free pair of running socks.


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