Prep: Aspen girls golf competes in Craig, heads to regionals next; BHS baseball wins |

Prep: Aspen girls golf competes in Craig, heads to regionals next; BHS baseball wins

Clockwise left to right, Aspen High School girls golf coach Don Buchholz, Julia Higdon, Greta Hansen, Hailey Higdon, Zoe Guthrie and junior varsity medalist Avery Hirsch stop for a picture Monday at Yampa Valley Golf Course in Craig.
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The Aspen High School girls golf team competed Monday at the Moffat County Invitational in Craig, its final tournament ahead of the regional meet.

Sophomore Zoe Guthrie was the lone Skier competing in the varsity portion of Monday’s tournament at Yampa Valley Golf Course. She shot 98 to place 10th out of 32 competitors; Rifle’s Elly Walters shot 75 to win the tournament.

“Zoe played with top-seeded players (Monday) for the first time and it set the bar higher for her performance,” AHS coach Don Buchholz said. “It improved her focus and play.”

Aspen had four others compete in the junior varsity portion of the tournament — Avery Hirsch, Julia Higdon, Hailey Higdon and Greta Hansen — with Hirsch, a freshman, leading the way to finish in fourth place.

The Skiers next will take three golfers — senior Julia Fahy, Guthrie and Hirsch — to their regional tournament, held Monday at Battlement Mesa Golf Club in Parachute. The Class 3A state tournament is scheduled for May 22-23 in Broomfield.

Basalt baseball wins in home finale

The Basalt High School baseball team beat visiting Moffat County 14-4 in five innings Wednesday in its regular-season home finale. The game was originally scheduled to be played Tuesday, but rainy weather forced the game to be pushed back a day.

The Longhorns led 4-1 after an inning and broke the game open with eight runs in the fourth inning.

Basalt improved to 7-9 overall with the win. The Longhorns wrap up the regular season with a game Saturday at Olathe and a game Monday at Steamboat Springs.