Area prep teams springing back into action
The Aspen Times
Area high school teams resumed their spring schedules this week after most area schools were out for spring break last week.
The Aspen High School boys lacrosse team, which took a trip to Florida over the break, will host Thompson Valley from Loveland in a 3 p.m. game today at Aspen High School.
The Skiers improved to 7-1 overall over spring break with a 19-8 win over Burroughs High School from St. Louis in a game played at Disney World in Florida. The Skiers also had the chance to scrimmage against a number of schools from New York and New Jersey during their stay in Florida.
The Aspen boys will take on 5-2 Thompson Valley in a nonconference matchup.
Thompson Valley is coming off a 14-11 loss at Steamboat Springs last weekend.
The Aspen boys lacrosse team will host Summit in a conference game at 4 p.m. Thursday at AHS.
The Skiers then will break for a week of the annual experiential education (ex ed) program.
The Aspen boys will return to action April 16.
Thursday will feature a very busy schedule with the Aspen girls soccer team (3-3-1) hosting Colorado Rocky Mountain School from Carbondale.
That’s the same day the Aspen boys lacrosse team will host Summit.
Also Thursday, the AHS baseball team (0-5) is scheduled to host Gunnison in a doubleheader at El Jebel.
The Aspen High School girls lacrosse team (5-2) will get back in action with a game at Steamboat Springs on Thursday.
The AHS girls tennis team also will host a dual meet Thursday. The Skiers will welcome Hotchkiss for matches at the Maroon Creek Club.
Track and field athletes will have a chance to compete in the Eagle Valley Invitational on Saturday, depending on ex ed plans.
One week later, area track and field teams will gather in Glenwood Springs for the annual Demon Invitational.
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