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Skiers and Longhorns share lead in WSC

Ben Husband

The Aspen High School girls soccer team is beginning to dominate.

And the Basalt High School girls team is right behind the Skiers.

Both Roaring Fork Valley teams are undefeated in Western Slope Conference play this year at 2-0.

Aspen earned its second league win with a 4-1 win over

Roaring Fork Tuesday in Carbondale.

Freshman Lacee Patterson scored two goals – giving her nine for the season – while Ashley White and Ellen Falender each scored, too.

Falender, a sophomore, also has nine goals this year.

White recorded three assists in the win.

Aspen will travel to Olathe Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m.

The Longhorns also got their second league win Tuesday by defeating Olathe 3-2 in an exciting game.

Junior Ambere Cunningham scored two goals, also lifting her total to nine for the year, and freshman Molly McGrath scored, too.

With the game tied at 2-2 with just under three minutes left in regulation, McGrath dribbled past several Pirate players and fed a needle-pass to Cunningham who fired a bullet from 15 yards out for the game winner.

Basalt, which played Eagle Valley Thursday night in Gypsum, will travel to Eagle-Vail Saturday to face Battle Mountain. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m. Baseball The AHS boys baseball team will host Meeker in a double header Saturday at the El Jebel baseball field, weather permitting.

The Skiers (0-2 in WSC play and 0-5 overall) will be in search of their first win of the season against the winless Cowboys. Track Both Aspen and Basalt will be in Glenwood Springs for the annual all-day Demon Invitational Saturday at Glenwood Springs High School.

Aspen will once again be led by junior distance runner Jon Severy who recorded 3A’s fastest time in the 3200-meter run at the Palisade Lions Club Invitational last weekend in Palisade.

Severy, who captured the Class 3A State title in cross country in October, cruised to victory in the event and finished fourth in the 1600.

Clay Shipp finished third in the high jump. Earlier this year, Shipp recorded a leap of 6 feet, 2 inches which ranks him third in Class 3A.

Shipp also holds 3A’s second-fastest time in the 300-meter hurdles (43.78).

The girls are paced by junior Sloane Anderson who recorded a 6:03.91 in the 1600 earlier this year.

Bill Crowley’s Longhorns are paced by senior David Lutzier, who qualified for the State Tournament last May in the 300 hurdles.


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