Aspen volleyball returns home with big win |

Aspen volleyball returns home with big win

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times
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Jim Ryan/Special to The Aspen Times |

The Aspen High School volleyball team collected its first win of the season this week.

The Skiers, in a valley rivalry match, edged the Basalt Longhorns 3-1 in a match at Basalt High School on Tuesday night.

The Skiers won the close contest 25-23, 26-24, 24-26, 25-9.

Aspen had lost seven consecutive matches to start the season before this week’s win, which will set the stage of the Skiers’ home match tonight against Roaring Fork High School from Carbondale.

Roaring Fork is 1-3 thus far this season. The Rams are coming off a 2-1 loss to Glenwood Springs.

Today’s varsity match is set to start at 6:30 p.m. — earlier if the JV and freshman matches end early.

The match will be the last one for the Skiers before a week of experiential education next week.

The Aspen volleyball team will return to the court Sept. 20 at Moffat County.

The Basalt volleyball team (0-6) will travel to Olathe on Saturday for its next match.

Then, on Sept. 18, the Longhorns will play at Grand Valley.

Prep schedule

In other prep sports today, the Aspen High School boys golf team will travel to Summit County for the annual Summit Invitational at Keystone Ranch Golf Club.

In boys tennis, the Skiers will travel to Grand Junction for a dual against the Tigers of Grand Junction High School.

And in boys soccer, Rifle will play at Aspen in a 4 p.m. game.

Friday night means high school football with the Aspen Skiers (2-1) hosting Cedaredge (2-0) in a nonleague game with a 7 p.m. kickoff.

Basalt (0-2) will host Eagle Valley (2-0) in another nonconference game — 7 p.m. kickoff.

Aspen is coming off a record-setting 23-14 victory at Steamboat Springs last weekend when senior Ryan Fitzgerald ran for a career-best 348 yards.

Cedaredge is coming off back-to-back wins over Basalt and Olathe.

Eagle Valley has wins over Vista Peak Prep and Battle Mountain this season.

Also Friday, the Basalt High School softball team — including players from Glenwood Springs and Roaring Fork — will play in the annual TJ Tournament in Denver.