Briefs: Basalt High softball sweeps Montezuma-Cortez to remain unbeaten
Basalt High softball sweeps Montezuma to stay unbeaten
The Basalt High School softball team stayed perfect on the season after a pair of wins over visiting Montezuma-Cortez on Saturday in the BHS home openers. Maya Lindgren pitched for the Longhorns in Game 1, leading them to a 16-6 win. That game was tied 6-6 going into the fourth inning before the Longhorns broke it open over the final three innings.
Bella Meraz pitched Game 2 for BHS, an 11-4 win. Basalt led 6-4 entering the seventh inning before five more runs put it out of reach.
The Longhorns (6-0) next play a doubleheader at Eagle Valley on Tuesday.
The Aspen High School softball team hosted Meeker in a Saturday doubleheader, losing 28-2 and 13-1. The Skiers (0-6) next play Tuesday at Gunnison.
Basalt soccer falls to KIPP after Friday game canceled because of weather
The Basalt High School boys soccer team played to a 3-2 loss against KIPP Denver Collegiate (3-0) on Saturday, a game hosted by Kent Denver. BHS had been scheduled to play Kent, which is ranked No. 1 in Class 3A, on Friday, but that game was canceled due to severe weather.
BHS, now 1-3 overall, is off until playing at Strive Prep-Smart Academy on Saturday.
Basalt’s Sierra Bower wins at Hotchkiss cross country invite
The Basalt High School cross country team competed Saturday at the Hotchkiss Invitational. BHS went 1-2-3 in the girls race led by standout junior Sierra Bower who finished in 22 minutes, 5.12 seconds. Freshmen Katelyn Maley (22:39.9) and Sarah Levy (22:50.12) were second and third, respectively. Senior Lily Gillis finished 10th in 24:44.05.
In the boys race, Basalt senior Tucker Bruce finished fourth in 20:25.51. Junior Noah Allen was next on the list, taking 16th in 21:30.03.
Windsor wipes away dream of state title for Glenwood Springs girls basketball
Beneath the bright lights and deep seats of the Denver Coliseum, five seniors for the Glenwood Springs girls basketball team took the floor together for the final time.