Aspen boys basketball takes third in Meeker |

Aspen boys basketball takes third in Meeker

Aspen boys basketball takes third in Meeker

The Aspen High School boys basketball team finished 2-1 in the Cowyboy Shootout, hosted by Meeker High School.

After a first-round win over Soroco, 74-37, and a semifinal loss to Meeker, 40-33, the Skiers defeated Rangely on Saturday, 70-61, in the third-place game. The junior varsity team also went 2-1 in the JV tournament.

The tournament was the season-opener for Aspen (2-1 overall). The Skiers next play at Roaring Fork on Tuesday, with the girls varsity starting at 5:30 p.m. and the boys following at 7 p.m. AHS hosts Vail Christian on Friday in its home opener and final game before the holiday break.

Aspen hockey falls on the road

The Aspen High School hockey team fell to 0-3 on the season Saturday, losing 4-3 to Denver East, a preseason top-10 team.

The loss follows a season-opening 3-1 loss to Cherry Creek and a 4-0 loss at Battle Mountain.

The Skiers next play Wednesday against Doherty at the Sertich Ice Center in Colorado Springs. On Friday, AHS will host defending state champion Regis Jesuit at Lewis Ice Arena in Aspen.

Basalt wrestling solid in Delta

The Basalt High School wrestling team competed in the Panther Invitational on Saturday, hosted by Delta High school. The tournament included some of the top teams in Class 2A and 3A.

Highlights for the Longhorns included fourth-place finishes by junior heavyweight Oswaldo Morales and junior 170-pounder Alex Alberto. Zach Pagan (120 pounds), Julius Vazquez (152 pounds) both placed fifth in their weight class, while Thomas Wirth (182 pounds) took sixth.

The Longhorns next compete Wednesday when they host a triangular with Cedaredge and Moffat County. It’s the only home meet of the season for BHS outside of a dual with Rifle on Jan. 31.

Leafs sweep series with Thunderbirds

The Aspen Leafs U20 hockey team won two games against the Colorado Thunderbirds over the weekend, winning 6-3 Saturday at Lewis Ice Arena. Aspen also won 8-4 on Friday.

In Saturday’s game, Aspen jumped out to a 3-1 lead after a period and added three more goals in the second. Neither team scored in the third period.

Aspen outshot the Thunderbirds 59-17, while all six goals were scored by six different players.

The Leafs (11-7-2 overall) have two games remaining before they go on break, both games coming against Steamboat at Howelsen Ice Arena on Friday and Saturday. Aspen does not play again after those games until hosting the Colorado Rampage on Jan. 6 and 7.

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