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Springers end indoor season strong

Competing at the 2005 Colorado Indoor Track Championships at the University of Colorado’s Balch Fieldhouse in Boulder, Brian Walker and Blake Risner of the Glenwood Springers track club earned first-place honors.

Walker, a 2003 Glenwood Springs High School graduate, won the men’s open 60-meter dash in 7.59 seconds. Risner, the Springers head coach, had an event-best, 6-foot, 2-inch vault in the high jump.

Adam Lowell, another GSHS grad, a junior engineering major at CU, was the high jump runner-up at 5-10.

Abby Walters, a senior at GSHS, finished fourth in the high school girls 800 meters in 2 minutes, 44.08 seconds. Earlier in the meet, Walters ran a 6:05.31 time in the 1,600 meters, good for seventh place.

Longhorns boys, girls win at Gunnison

The Basalt High School boys and girls basketball teams won both of its games in a league contest over the host Cowboys Saturday.

Ben Pollock scored 21 points, and Cody Burkholder finished with 10 in a 52-40 victory to raise the Basalt boys’ record to 5-3 (7-8 overall) in Class 3A Western Slope League play.

Earlier, the Longhorns girls coasted to a 45-26 victory paced by Deanna Spracker’s 17 points. Cassie Meyer finished with eight. Casey Noone led the Cowboys with 12 points. The win moves Basalt (5-3 WSL,6-9 overall) to a third-place tie with Cedaredge.

Basalt has a light schedule on tap this week, with a league contest at home Friday with Olathe.

Grizzlies take three wins in Utah

A two-day trip to Vernal, Utah was worthwhile for the Glenwood Grizzlies Midget hockey team this weekend.

Playing four games in a span of 24 hours, the Grizzlies came up winners three times.

Glenwood won both of its games by shutout against the Craig Cougars. Keefe O’Connor posted a 3-0 victory in game one. Brian King had an easy night, stopping all six Cougars shots on goal in the 4-0 nightcap.

The Grizzlies won the first game of the road trip, 5-2, over Unitah. Shawn McKay scored two goals, including the game-winner with five seconds left in the second period. Vernal pinned a 4-3 defeat on Glenwood to wrap up play.

The victories upped Glenwood’s record to 25-5-2.

GSHS Spring Sports meetings set

A series of meetings for parents and students going out for a spring sport at Glenwood Springs High School have been scheduled. Dates, locations and time of the meetings are:

Boys and girls track ” Monday, Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m., GSHS multi purpose room. girls tennis ” Wednesday, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m., DECA room. Girls Golf ” Wednesday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m., tech area. Baseball ” Thursday, Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m., Media Center. Girls Soccer ” Thursday, Feb. 17, multi-purpose room.


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