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The ‘curse’ in the past, Aspen volleyball looks to make postseason return

October 17, 2017 — Bailey Holmes called it the "Curse of Aspen volleyball." The first-year Aspen High School head coach and former AHS assistant inherited this curse — the team's inability to unify — but for whatever reason, it hasn't hexed the Skiers like in past seasons. "Aspen's teams

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Aspen Swim Club dominates home meet

October 17, 2017 — The Aspen Swim Club continues to march into the winter short-course season like it didn't graduate three athletes to the collegiate ranks from a year ago. In their second meet of the season — the first coming earlier this month in Durango — and only one

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Eight AVSC skiers named a USSA Rocky Mountain Division All-Star

October 16, 2017 — Eight Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club athletes were named among the 50 recognized by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association on Sunday in Silverthorne. The collection of Colorado alpine and freestyle skiers make up this year's USSA Rocky Mountain Division Colorado All-Stars, and receive

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Prep wrap from Oct. 14: BHS softball season ends, AHS volleyball wins

October 14, 2017 — The Basalt High School softball team saw its season come to a close on Saturday with a 14-5 loss to Fort Lupton in their Class 3A Region 2 matchup, hosted by Eaton High School. BHS finishes the season 11-9 overall. Eaton, the No. 2 seed

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Aspen High boys tennis finishes eighth in 4A state tournament Saturday in Pueblo

October 14, 2017 — The Aspen High School boys tennis team wrapped up play Saturday at the Class 4A state tournament in Pueblo, finishing eighth. With four champions, Kent Denver edged Colorado Academy to win its fifth straight state title, per CHSAANow.com. "I was overall fairly pleased," Aspen coach

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Aspen High boys soccer falls to Coal Ridge, still eyes a spot in playoffs

October 14, 2017 — While it wasn't a knockout punch, Coal Ridge sent an early message to the Aspen High School boys soccer team with a quick goal in Saturday's game on the AHS turf. "It's always going to be tough when you sort of give them a head

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Basalt, Aspen football make easy work of opponents, dropping Titans, Rams

October 13, 2017 — Coal Ridge fumble. Longhorn touchdown. Extrapolate that out by a few more possessions and that's how the Basalt High School football team cruised to a 54-14 homecoming win over the Titans on Friday night. "We tell our kids all the time, I think one stat

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State tennis Day 2: Aspen’s Alex Ilic falls in semifinals at No. 2 singles

October 13, 2017 — Aspen High School junior Alex Ilic was the last man standing for the Skiers after the first day of the Class 4A state tennis tournament on Thursday in Pueblo. The only AHS player to make it to the semifinals of his flight, Ilic eventually finally

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BHS cross country competes at Rifle invite

October 13, 2017 — The Basalt High School cross country team competed Thursday at the Rifle Invitational. In the girls race, BHS senior Carly Robinson led the Longhorns by taking 13th with a time of 20 minutes, 38.4 seconds. Freshman Sierra Bower was 20th in 21:09.6 and sophomore Lily

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Basalt football hosts Coal Ridge, AHS faces Roaring Fork on Friday

October 12, 2017 — In order for the Basalt High School football team to remain in command of the Class 2A Western Slope League, it will need to hold off a dangerous Coal Ridge team Friday in BHS's 7 p.m. homecoming game. "If we want to control our own

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Aspen’s Alex Ilic makes semifinals at No. 2 singles in 4A state tennis tournament

October 12, 2017 — Junior Alex Ilic led the way for the Aspen High School boys tennis team on the first day of the Class 4A state tournament on Thursday in Pueblo. Playing at No. 2 singles, Ilic went 2-0 to become the only Skier to advance to Friday’s

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Basalt softball confident heading into regional play despite season struggles

October 12, 2017 — Maybe the Basalt High School softball team didn't quite live up to its expectations this season, but with regionals getting underway Saturday, everything is there for the taking. "We've had a lot of downs so we weren't really sure if we were going to make

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Aspen Junior Hockey’s Fall-Faceoff hockey tournament gets going this weekend

October 12, 2017 — The 24th annual Fall-Faceoff hockey tournament got underway Thursday at Lewis Ice Arena. Over the next three weekends, 94 teams from seven states (Florida, California, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado) will compete in Aspen, beginning Friday morning. The Aspen High School fall team

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Basalt High volleyball steals rare set win from No. 8 Coal Ridge in 3-1 loss

October 12, 2017 — The Basalt High School volleyball team hosted undefeated Class 3A No. 8 Coal Ridge on Thursday, losing 3-1. The Longhorns (8-8 overall) pulled off a shocking 25-22 win in the first set over the Western Slope League powerhouse, but lost the final three sets by

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Aspen’s Chris Davenport, Dave Stapleton to be inducted into the Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame Saturday in Vail

October 12, 2017 — A former history major at the University of Colorado, Chris Davenport has long had a fascination with the past. And when it comes to ski history, there isn't a place that holds his attention like Aspen. "People on the hill don't realize that people 30,

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Basalt High School boys soccer falls 5-1 to Coal Ridge on Wednesday

October 11, 2017 — The Basalt High School boys soccer team hung tough with visiting Coal Ridge, at least for while, on Wednesday before falling 5-1. "It's an unfortunate score for a game that was far closer than that," BHS coach Brent Hayes said. "I really thought the teams

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Mountain Rescue Aspen holds panel discussion following deadly summer

October 11, 2017 — Following the "tragic summer" in the Roaring Fork Valley, Mountain Rescue Aspen decided it was time to bring the community together and talk about how to educate the public so its services won't be as needed. "We are in the business of not only rescue,

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Prep wrap from Tuesday, Oct. 10: Aspen soccer rolls to win over CRMS

October 10, 2017 — The Aspen High School boys soccer team rolled to a 4-0 win Tuesday at Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale. The Skiers improved to 6-4-2 on the season and extended their non-losing streak to six games (four wins, two ties). Next up is a crucial

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Leasure leads Aspen High boys tennis into 4A state tournament for final time

October 10, 2017 — It's the final chapter for Dillon Leasure. The Aspen High School senior has been the No. 1 singles player three of his four years on the AHS boys tennis team, including this fall, and will write the closing words to his Skier career this week

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Basalt High School softball heads to Eaton for Saturday regional as No. 15 seed

October 9, 2017 — The Basalt High School softball team will head to the Front Range on Saturday for its Class 3A Region 2 tournament. The Longhorns (11-8 overall) are a No. 15 seed and will play No. 18 seed Fort Lupton (11-8) at 10 a.m. in the three-team

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