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Top sports stories of 2008

It was a sports year that began with Grand Valley winning the 2A wrestling title and the school’s girls basketball team falling a point shy of its own state championship.

It was a year that was capped by Glenwood Springs winning the Class 3A state title in football.

And plenty happened in between.



Local cycling legend Bobby Julich called it quits on a storied career, local skiers came up big on international stages and a local track star flirted with an Olympic appearance, to name just a few things.

All made for a 2008 that went down as one of the most memorable in recent history for area sports enthusiasts.



Those are just a handful of the stories we’ll revisit on these pages today and Monday as the Post Independent reflects on what was truly a glory-filled sports year in Garfield County with its top 10 local sports stories from 2008.

Today we’ll take a look at the bottom half of that list ” stories No. 6 through 10 ” and tomorrow we’ll feature the top five.

” Jeff Caspersen


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