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Briefs: AHS golf second at Adobe Creek, BHS football debuts at No. 9

August 13, 2018 — The Aspen High School boys golf team finished second Monday, Aug. 13, at a tournament hosted by Fruita Monument at Adobe Creek National Golf Course. The Skiers shot a collective 221, losing by two strokes to Class 5A Fruita, while Palisade came in third out

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High school XC teams to host annual fundraiser races Aug. 18 and 19

August 12, 2018 — Both local high school cross country teams are set to host their annual fundraisers this weekend with the Basalt Half Marathon and the Aspen Mountain hill climb. On Saturday, Aug. 18, Basalt High School will host the 42nd annual Basalt Half Marathon, which begins near

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Gunnison’s Eberly, Texan Persyn win Aspen Backcountry Marathons

August 11, 2018 — Kelsey Persyn went to eBay for the backpack she used in Saturday's Aspen Backcountry Marathon. Living up to its price tag — about $4 — it was essentially unraveling at the seams in the sunny, warm weather. Of course, she bought it not knowing how

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Briefs: Aspen High boys golf wins season-opening tournament in Delta

August 10, 2018 — Aspen boys golf rolls to win in season-opening tournament The Aspen High School boys golf team entered the season with high expectations, and in its first tournament of the fall didn't disappoint. Friday at Devil's Thumb Golf Course in Delta, the Skiers torched the field

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Gavin Boggs wins state title, sister shines as swimmers conclude season

August 10, 2018 — Anytime the Aspen Swim Club takes to the pool these days, a Boggs usually works his or her way into the conversation. And, per usual, a pair of them made noise as the Speedos recently wrapped up their summer long-course season. At the top of

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Basalt boys golf starts season Friday under new coach Joseph Fries

August 9, 2018 — When Joseph Fries became a teacher last year, adding coach to his title seemed inevitable. It just made too much sense for the new Basalt High School boys golf coach. "I kind of always had a feeling I would end up in some sort of

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With heavy heart, Aspen’s Callahan set for 25th Leadville 100 mountain bike race

August 9, 2018 — Despite it all, the streak is set to continue for Aspenite John Callahan. Saturday, the 1992 Olympic cross-country skier will compete in his 25th Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race, which just so happens to be celebrating its 25th anniversary. Sure enough, Callahan, 55, is

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Aspen-raised rower to represent US at world university championships

August 9, 2018 — Growing up in Aspen, Valen Fey spent most of her time hiking and skiing. Playing on the water wasn't really her thing. But this weekend in China, she'll get to prove to the world how it's become her thing. "I never did any kayaking or

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Steamboat Springs ultrarunners ‘haul ass’ at Leadville’s iconic burro race

August 8, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — There's a race that gives a different meaning to the saying, "hauling ass." It's a summer Colorado heritage sport that, at first glance, seems just hilarious. Steamboat Springs ultra runner Britt Dick couldn't believe her eyes as she strolled through downtown Leadville

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AHS boys golf primed for magical season

August 8, 2018 — Dawson Holmes was pretty blunt about his expectations this fall, and his views were shared by just about everyone on the Aspen High School boys golf team. In short, they expect to win a state championship. "We really have a lot of players that can

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Change in air for prep season, with new CHSAA policies, procedures

August 6, 2018 — GREELEY — Not every “new” high school sports season is really all that new. With an environment deeply rooted in tradition, rarely is significant, sweeping change needed when it comes to prep sports. Bring in that next crop of athletes, strap on that football helmet

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Denver philanthropist to talk Monday, Aug. 6 in Aspen on biking the Divide

August 5, 2018 — Two years ago, Carrie Morgridge and her husband, John, rode the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, a nearly 2,800-mile long journey from Canada to New Mexico. Monday, Aug. 6, Carrie will give a talk at the Aspen Institute about the ride and the book she

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Aspen’s Boucher leads valley sweep of men’s expert division at BME Finals

August 5, 2018 — On Friday, the day before the start of the Big Mountain Enduro Finals, local rider Whit Boucher said an Aspen podium sweep was possible in the men's expert open division. Instead, he had to settle for a Roaring Fork Valley podium sweep on Sunday, and

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AHS grad, football player James Kistner finding his love for rugby with Gents

August 4, 2018 — James Kistner doesn't see much of a long-term future for himself in football. Rugby, however, is a game he feels he could carry with him long after he earns his degree. "I'm really looking to play rugby in the future, just because I know football

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Aspen’s Boucher leads expert men after the first day of BME Finals

August 4, 2018 — The first day of the Big Mountain Enduro Finals in Aspen finished with the men's and women's pro frontrunners on top, as well as an Aspen local leading the expert division. Two-time Enduro World Series champion Richie Rude, who entered with a 15-point lead over

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Crew of Aspen locals eye expert men’s podium at Big Mountain Enduro finals

August 3, 2018 — For a group of Aspen locals, this weekend's Big Mountain Enduro mountain bike races won't be anything too out of the norm. From the pace of the event to the trails they will be riding, it'll be plenty familiar. "It will be just like a

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Aspen Cycling Club results: Brush Creek-Deadline-Tom Blake

August 2, 2018 — ASPEN CYCLING CLUB — WEEKLY RACE RESULTS BRUSH CREEK-DEADLINE-TOM BLAKE From Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 Mens A (Open) 1 0:48:11 LARSON, Chance RFMBA Trail Agents 2 0:49:44 STROKES, Gregory STRAFE 3 0:50:55 OSLEGER, Dillon 4 0:51:27 JOHNSON, Mark Basalt Bike & Ski 5 0:51:49 SHEA,

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Scott Mercier: The Aspen group ride

August 2, 2018 — Any town that is known as a cycling town has a well-established group ride. The Bus Stop ride in Boulder and The Coffee Club ride in Southern California have been going on for decades and regularly get a peloton of 100 to 200 riders. The

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Ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson considers postponing retirement

August 2, 2018 — PARK CITY, Utah — Rest is important to ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson, as it is to any athlete. But she says the idea of rest is more than a necessity, it's something she relishes; part of her brand, one might say. But this season, it's

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Enduro returns to Aspen/Snowmass August 4-5 with BME Finals

August 2, 2018 — For many of the Big Mountain Enduro competitors, all that remain are two days of races in Aspen and Snowmass to decide a whole lot of bragging rights for the coming winter. "It's the final stop of the tour. We are excited to have it

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