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Prep briefs Oct. 20: Aspen soccer loses to Fruita, BHS volleyball wins

October 20, 2018 — ASPEN BOYS SOCCER FALLS TO FRUITA, AWAITS POSTSEASON FATE The Aspen High School boys soccer team hosted Fruita Monument on Saturday in its regular season finale, losing 1-0 on the AHS turf. The Skiers finished the regular season 6-8 overall and now await the 32-team

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Rifle football dominates second half, gives Basalt first loss in 35-14 win

October 19, 2018 — RIFLE — Needing a bounce back win in 2A Western Slope League play, the Rifle High School football team dominated in all phases on the game against Basalt on Friday night at Bears Stadium in Rifle, pulling away late for an all-important 35-14 win, knocking

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CEO since 2015, Derek Bouchard-Hall to leave USA Cycling at year’s end

October 19, 2018 — USA Cycling is once again on the hunt for another chief executive. It's in a decidedly better place than last time. Derek Bouchard-Hall announced Friday he is resigning as president and CEO at the end of the year, opening a job he assumed in 2015

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Aspen football beats Coal Ridge on senior day, will face Basalt for WSL title

October 19, 2018 — It was homecoming. It was senior day. It was the Aspen High School football team's playoff life on the line. It was a shot at the league title on the line. So, don't hold it against AHS senior Noah Hollander if he may have shed

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Basalt’s Sierra Bower wins regional cross country meet; AHS qualifies both teams

October 19, 2018 — A summer injury delayed the start of Sierra Bower's cross country season. But the Basalt High School sophomore is certainly trying to make the best of the finish. Friday at Aspen Golf Club, Bower won the girls Class 3A Region 1 meet with a time

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Prep roundup: Aspen volleyball wins rare home match; soccer teams fall

October 18, 2018 — Playing at home for just the third time this season, it took the Aspen High School volleyball team a little time to get settled Thursday night, but the Skiers rolled to a 3-0 victory over Grand Valley. The Skiers (15-5) won their fourth consecutive match (25-12,

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US Ski Team’s Hailey Swirbul: A letter to 10-year-old me and joining AVSC

October 18, 2018 — Dear 10-year-old me: Do it. Join the AVSC Nordic program. I know you dreamed of floating through the moguls course like your brother, but you won't regret joining the Nordic team, I promise. When you skate ski for the first time at Thanksgiving camp, I

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Pierce, McMurtry launch alpine-only Rocky Mountain Ski Racing club

October 18, 2018 — A pair of longtime, elite-level alpine ski racing coaches — with decades of coaching experience between them — are launching what they hope will be another top-notch club option for teenaged and young adult alpine ski racers. National and Colorado Ski Hall of Fame inductee

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Vail’s Lindsey Vonn says 2018-19 season will be her last on World Cup

October 18, 2018 — We all probably knew this was going to happen, but it’s still somewhat shocking. Vail’s Lindsey Vonn told Ski Racing Magazine this week that the 2018-19 World Cup season will be her last. “Well, this is going to be my last season,” Vonn told Ski

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A-Basin plans two via ferrata climbing zones, new summer activities

October 18, 2018 — With its 2018-19 winter season just days away, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area’s plans to reimagine its summer on-mountain recreational offerings recently took a giant jump into the future. The White River National Forest announced on Tuesday that its Dillon Ranger District is now accepting comments

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Aspen, Basalt High volleyball teams win Tuesday, Oct. 16 over Vail, Rifle

October 16, 2018 — AHS takes nonconference match at Vail Aspen High's volleyball team won for the fourth time in five matches with a four-set victory Tuesday night at nonconference foe Vail Mountain. After dropping the first set 25-15, the Skiers rolled through with three consecutive set wins (25-21,

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Colbert’s Prep Playbook: Chaos reigns in battle for league titles

October 15, 2018 — If there is a case of most perplexing team in the universe, it might be Basalt High School boys soccer. The Longhorns are 7-7 overall and are not getting a single vote to be ranked in Class 3A, yet they just might win the league

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Breck’s Dew Tour to feature modified superpipe with ‘freestyle elements’

October 13, 2018 — Just about two months away from the start of the 11th annual Dew Tour at Breckenridge Ski Resort, Dew Tour representatives recently said this year's superpipe event will be "strategically modified." "Offering a variety of freestyle elements built above and below the actual pipe," wrote

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Preps Oct. 13: Aspen tennis seventh at state, Basalt softball season ends

October 13, 2018 — Aspen tennis finishes seventh at 4A state tournament The Aspen High School boys tennis team finished seventh in the Class 4A state tournament, which concluded Saturday in Pueblo. AHS closed with six points in a tourney dominated by state champion Colorado Academy (95 points) and

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Aspen High boys soccer beats Grand Valley, 6-0, holds on to playoff hopes

October 13, 2018 — The Aspen High School boys soccer team has little room for error when it comes to its playoff hopes. Sitting firmly on the bubble heading into the final week of the regular season, the Skiers had to take care of business on Saturday against visiting

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Basalt boys soccer holds off Vail, in position for outright league title

October 13, 2018 — Three days after knocking off No. 3 Roaring Fork, Basalt High School boys soccer coach Brent Hayes simply wanted his team to avoid a letdown against visiting Vail Mountain on Friday. While it wasn't always pretty, the Longhorns did enough to hold on for a

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Rifle football misses last-second field goal, is stunned by Aspen in crucial game

October 13, 2018 — RIFLE — Two fourth-and-goal prayers answered for touchdowns and a Rifle missed field goal as time expired helped the Aspen High School football team stun host Rifle Friday night at Bears Stadium, 20-19. It is just the second loss at home in the regular season

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Reardon, defense lead Basalt football over Delta, take sole lead in 2A WSL

October 12, 2018 — Jake Reardon only cares about winning, not so much his individual stats. Regardless of what the Basalt High School senior running back is looking at, he should be pretty pleased. Behind Reardon's unofficial 193 yards rushing and two touchdowns, the Longhorns came away with a

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Dodging nerves and stress, champion Mikaela Shiffrin vows to enjoy the ride

October 11, 2018 — On particularly stressful occasions, Mikaela Shiffrin can feel the anxiety build moments before her run. Her throat tightens, and her eyes water. Her suit feels way too tight, and her stomach churns. As a teenager, the two-time defending overall World Cup champion never experienced this

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Preps Oct. 11: AHS boys tennis strong to open Class 4A state tournament

October 11, 2018 — Kelly, doubles teams lead Aspen boys tennis in first round at state The Aspen High School boys tennis team had a strong first day at the Class 4A state tournament in Pueblo, which started five hours late after overnight rain left the courts too wet

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