Prep: AHS baseball falls Wednesday at Battle Mountain; golf plays in Montrose
The Aspen High School baseball team fell 3-2 Wednesday at Battle Mountain, its final game ahead of spring break.
The Skiers enter next week’s break with a 4-2 record. They won their first four games of the season, including a 7-5 victory over Basalt on March 14, but now have lost two in a row. AHS also lost 7-6 to Middle Park on Friday in a home game.
Aspen’s next game will be April 6, a home game against Meeker at Crawford Field.
AHS girls golf competes in Montrose tourney
The Aspen High School girls golf team took to Cobble Creek Golf Course in Montrose Tuesday, with sophomore Zoe Guthrie shooting 91 to tie for fifth place out of 41 competitors. Low medalist honors went to Rifle’s Masi Smith, who shot 77, while teammate Elle Waters shot 78 for second. Grand Junction’s Gracie Olkowski shot 80 for third. Aspen’s Kat Kowar shot 109.
In the scramble format portion of the tournament, the AHS team of Julia Higdon, Maddi Madril, Avery Hirsch, Hailey Higdon and Greta Hansen posted a score of 98.
“These ladies did a great job out there today, all being freshman and most of them playing in their first ever golf tournament,” AHS coach Don Buchholz wrote in an email about the scramble.
Before we get to spring break…
AHS still has games to play this week in other sports. The girls soccer team (2-2) is scheduled to host Vail Mountain Thursday at 4 p.m. Both Aspen lacrosse teams are on the road Thursday, the 3-1 boys playing at Vail Mountain, while the 2-2 girls play at Steamboat Springs.
The AHS girls lacrosse team also is scheduled to play Monday at Cate High School in Carpinteria, California, near Santa Barbara, part of a special spring break trip the team is taking.
Basalt High School is off this week for spring break.
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