Area Sports Briefs
Liam Mulhall, Carol Stepniewski and Brandon Martinez turned in the fastest times in two giant slalom races at Sunlight Mountain Resort on Saturday, winning their divisions of the Buddy Werner event.
Each racer got two runs and their times were combined to determine the winners. Mulhall won the boys skiing event with a time of 1 minute, 35.86 seconds. Alex Stepniewski took second (1:37.45) and Dylan Hagan followed in third (1:42.54).
Carol Stepniewski finished first in the girls skiing competition after her two times equaled a mark of 1:45.44. Danielle Benzel and Caliegh Smith placed second and third respectively with times of 1:47.96 and 1:49.20.
In the snowboarding competition, Martinez put together the quickest runs with a total time of 1:56.22. Breanne Gabossi took second in the event at 2:03.04 and Kody Gabossi rounded out the top three with a time of 2:06.85.
The Glenwood Springs Middle School girls basketball A and B teams finished their regular seasons on a high note, both winning their last two games.
The A team, which went 11-3 during the regular season, beat St. Johns 50-6 and topped Carbondale 44-6. Lexi Warkentin combined for 24 points in the final two games, while Cassidy Gaddis totaled 19 in the two wins. All the Glenwood players scored in at least one of the games.
The B team, which went 6-0 during the regular season, besting St. Johns 17-8 and defeated Carbondale 30-21. Christina Peralta totaled 18 points in the two games, while Daysi Contreras scored eight against Carbondale and Danielle Turley added four against St. Johns.
With the regular season over, the A team will now prepare for the league tournament, taking place next week. Glenwood, which is the No. 2 seed, will host Carbondale in the first round at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. The second round will be on Thursday at Basalt High School and the finals will be Saturday at BHS.
Rifle, which finished the regular season undefeated, is the No. 1 seed.
The Glenwood Springs-Summit High School wrestling dual scheduled for Wednesday night in Summit was postponed due to weather. Teams were trying to reschedule the meet for Saturday, but nothing was made official as of press time.
The Glenwood Springs-Battle Mountain boys and girls junior varsity and varsity basketball games scheduled for Friday in Battle Mountain have changed times.
The girls and boys JV teams will both play at 4 p.m. The varsity girls will play at 5:45 p.m. and the varsity boys will follow at 7:15 p.m.
Glenwood Springs High School will be holding its spring sports meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at GSHS. All paperwork and athlete sign-ups for spring sports will be handled during the meeting.
There will be a spring sports information meeting for athletes interested in participating in spring sports and their parents at Basalt High School at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11.
Information: Forrest Grosh: 384-5957.
The Glenwood Springs High School baseball team will have a taco dinner fund raiser before the Rifle-Glenwood Basketball game, Friday, Feb. 15. The dinner will be from is 4-7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Come support the baseball team and enjoy the grand opening of the new gym. Cost is $8 plate or $25 per family.
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