Area Sports Briefs
Colorado Rocky Mountain School senior Jake Sakson has won competitions in telemark skiing and kayaking competitions in the past, but now Sakson has added a victory in a whole new category – yoga.Competing in the Colorado Bishnu Ghosh Cup regional yoga championships hosted by Basalt’s Yoga College of India at Roaring Fork High School on Saturday, Sakson took first in the boys youth division. Carbondale’s Arjuna Mims placed second in the same division, while Glenwood’s Ixchel Muniz finished second in the girls youth division.Bel Carpenter of Basalt won the adult men’s division.In the competition, participants had to pose in five compulsory postures and then were given scores from one to 10 by three judges. If the competitors showed grace, fluidity and poise, they could earn up to 15 additional points.Sakson, Mims, Muniz and Carpenter all qualified to compete in the National Hatha Yoga Championships in Los Angeles Feb. 1-3, 2008.
Donnie Jennert turned in an 18-point performance and Connor Riley added another 15 as the Glenwood Springs boys basketball team defeated Grand Junction Central 69-56 in Grand Junction on Wednesday night. The Class 4A Demons outscored 5A Central 22-10 in the second quarter to take a 35-19 lead at half. While Central managed to chip away at the lead in the second half, it wasn’t able to take it away from Glenwood.The Demons are now 5-2 and will be off until Jan. 9 when they open Western Slope League play with a showdown against the rival Bears in Rifle.
The Glenwood Springs Bantam A youth hockey team lost two games to Summit in Breckenridge on Saturday by the same score – 7-0 for both games. Unfortunately for Glenwood, the Bantam A team has faced some of the hardest teams at the beginning of their season. The Glenwood Grizzlies Bantam A team was at the Peewee B level last year (ages 11-12) and placed fourth in the Continental Divide Youth Hockey League. Almost the entire team moved up to the Bantam level this year as well as from Bantam B to Bantam A. On Sunday, Glenwood faced Steamboat Springs and lost again, this time 6-0.
As the new year approaches, it’s a great time to reflect and remember all the great sports moments of 2007. There’s a bunch to choose from, so the Post Independent needs your help narrowing it down to the top 10. You can see a list of the year’s highlights at http://www.postindependent.com. Look under “sports” to find the nominees for the top sports stories of the year area. Click on the comment link on the story page to type in your votes or send you votes to firstname.lastname@example.org.Feel free to write your own in if we forgot something. Please rank your top 10 sports stories however you deem appropriate, with 1 being top and 10 at the bottom of the list. Please include your name on your ballot and only submit one ballot per person.
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