Sports
Sunday December 21, 2014

Paonia boys’ basketball is off to a 6-0 start after outscoring their three opponents, 170-93, last week. In Tuesday’s home opener, the Eagles defeated Olathe, 60-35.

Paonia’s three No. 1-ranked wrestlers placed first to lead the Eagles to a win at the annual Panther Invitational wrestling tournament Saturday at Delta High School. The three returning state champions, Jesse Reed (126), Bo Pipher (138) and Zach Milner (160), along with Gunnar Chesnik, each claimed a tournament title.

On the weekend of November 9, the North Fork Karate competition team traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah, for the annual IMA/Budokan karate Championships. This is a family-friendly, regional tournament, in which all ages and experience levels compete for a chance to win medals and to gain experience for the next tournament.

Cedaredge High School’s basketball teams played twice last week taking on Ridgway on Dec. 9 and then playing the Roaring Fork Rams on Saturday afternoon at home.
For the girls, two lopsided victories were recorded as the Bruins cruised past  Ridgway, 44-24, on Tuesday and then routed the Lady Rams, 65-22, on Saturday.

Bulldog wrestling coach Richard Flores said he didn’t enter Saturday’s Panther Invitational tournament with points or team placing in mind. As he’s said from the start of the season, “Our focus is on each individual improvement.

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