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For the second time in as many meets this season, the KidzPlex Glenwood Optional-B gymnasts took home a first-place title, this time at the Black Canyon Invitational in Montrose on Saturday.Sweeping the individual all-around places, Lyndee Zelenka (first), Kristin Mason (second) and Sophia Vidal (third) outscored Grand Junction, Delta and Montrose gymnasts.In the Optional-A Senior category, Glenwood took second with the help of Kristen Guse, who totaled a combined score of 36.30. Taryn Pearce’s 9.25 on the beam and 9.0 on the vault, along with Chelsee Sutherland’s combined score of 32.90, also contributed to Glenwood’s No. 2 finish.Competing as the only Glenwood gymnast in the Optional-A Junior division, Alex DeLeo scored a 9.0 on the vault, a 8.85 on the bars, a 9.05 on the beam and a 9.1 on the floor to combine for a 36 overall. The mark was good enough to tie for first, but a tiebreaker left DeLeo in second place.The next KidzPlex Glenwood meet will be on May 13 at Peak Athletics in Denver.GSHS spikers invited to train with elite volleyball teamToni Gottschalk and Anna Padget, both freshmen at Glenwood Springs High School, were invited to train with one of the Rocky Mountain Region’s top 15-and-younger teams, the Front Range Volleyball Club’s 15-White. The 15-White finished the regular club season ranked No. 2 in the Rocky Mountain Region.FRVBC’s Mountain Division wins Division II titleThe Front Range Volleyball Club Mountain Division 15s, a squad made up of players from Glenwood Springs, the Vail Valley and Summit County, finished atop the Division II with a 5-2 match record at the Far Western Tournament on April 29 in Reno, Nev.The 15-and-younger team went 1-2 in the first round of pool play, relegating them to Division II play for the duration of the tourney. However, they rebounded, going 2-0 on day two and defeating the Orangevale Black team from California in the semifinals before beating to Force VBC’s team in two games in the finals. The Mountain Division 15s finished in 48th place overall, out of 75 teams participating.Up next for the FRVBC-Mountain Division squad, will be the AAU Junior Nationals in Orlando, FLA in late June.Seven Brian Mable Karate students pass testsSeven karate students took tests and passed them at the Brian Mable Karate Studio on April 28.Alex Henderson, Kristian Olson, Taylor Goodstein, Rachel Rosenberg, Hannah Beckler, Daryian Hawkins and Yvonne Zahovrek all advanced to their next respective levels.CRMS Crystal River Kayak Races start FridayThe 42nd annual Crystal River Kayak Races are Friday and Saturday in Carbondale. The downriver race begins at 5 p.m. Friday. Saturday events include the slalom competition at 9:45 a.m., boatercross at 1 p.m. and freestyle competition at 4 p.m.Spectators can watch the races from the Crystal River Bridge. Information: Peter Benedict, 963-2562; pbenedict@crms.org- from staff reports


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