Briefs: Basalt boys soccer pulls off stunner over KIPP; softball rained out |

Briefs: Basalt boys soccer pulls off stunner over KIPP; softball rained out

The Basalt High School boys tennis team competed Wednesday in Grand Junction.
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Basalt soccer stuns KIPP, BHS softball doubleheader is rained out on road

The Basalt High School boys soccer team went 1-1 on its weekend trip to the Front Range, scoring a big upset win along the way.

Following a 4-0 loss on Friday to host Kent Denver, ranked No. 2 in Class 3A, the Longhorns came back with a surprising 3-2 win over No. 6 KIPP Denver on Saturday. BHS had goals from Angel Arce and Gaby Bonilla, plus a successful penalty kick by Gervis Ramos.

The win brings Basalt to 1-3 on the season. BHS is next scheduled to host Aspen on Thursday.

The Basalt High School softball team was scheduled to play a doubleheader Saturday at Montezuma-Cortez, but saw the first game rained out in the fourth inning. No make-up date has been set.

Aspen High cross country team competes at Battle Mountain invite

Still missing a few key pieces because of experiential education, the Aspen High School cross country team competed Saturday at the Battle Mountain Husky Invitational. The AHS girls finished 17th, led by a 20th-place finish from sophomore Kylie Kenny. Steamboat’s Maggi Congdon won the race, while Glenwood Springs freshman Ella Johnson was third. Battle Mountain won the girls’ team title.

Cheyenne Mountain won the boys’ team title, with Aspen again finishing 17th. AHS senior Everett Olson led the Skiers by placing 34th out of 150 racers. Cheyenne Mountain’s Erik Le Roux won the race, while Glenwood senior Henry Barth was second.


The Basalt High School boys tennis team competed for the first time since its season-opening loss at Aspen on Aug. 22, going 1-1-1 in three matches on Wednesday at Canyon View Park in Grand Junction. The Longhorns played matches against Grand Junction, Grand Junction Central and Fruita, and included both varsity and junior varsity players.

Basalt’s strength came from No. 1 singles player David Zalinski, who went 3-0, only losing three games along the way. He beat Grand Junction 6-0, 6-0; Grand Junction Central 6-1, 6-2; and Fruita 6-0, 6-0.

The Longhorns also got a sweep from the No. 1 doubles team of Jonas Kohout and Matthew Roggie. They beat Grand Junction 6-0, 6-0 before edging Central and Fruita in tiebreakers.

This is the first season for the BHS boys tennis program, which is co-coached by brothers Kent and Karl Oliver. The Longhorns are next scheduled to play Fruita Monument on Sept. 8 at Crown Mountain Park, their first official home match. BHS is also scheduled to host Grand Junction Central on Sept. 19.


The Roaring Fork High School boys soccer team battled the Grand Junction Tigers to a 2-2 draw Saturday afternoon in Carbondale.

Against the Tigers, Alvin Garcia set up Aidan Sloan for the first goal of the game for the Rams. Sloan added another goal in the first half, leading the Rams into the half with a 2-0 lead.

However, the Rams gave up two second-half goals before battling through overtime without a goal, capping off the draw.

Roaring Fork (2-0-1) will travel to Rifle on Tuesday afternoon for a matchup with the Bears.

— Glenwood Springs Post Independent


Coming off of a big win over KIPP Denver Collegiate Friday night at the Kent Denver soccer tournament, the Coal Ridge Titans ran into the host Sun Devils Saturday afternoon and dropped a 4-1 decision.

In the loss, senior Gustavo Archilla found the back of the net for the Titans.

Coal Ridge (2-1) will take on Telluride Sept. 7 in the Titans’ home tournament.

— Glenwood Springs Post Independent


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