Briefs Jan. 15: Aspen boys, girls basketball sweeps Vail Mountain |

Briefs Jan. 15: Aspen boys, girls basketball sweeps Vail Mountain

Aspen boys and girls sweep through Vail Mountain School

The Aspen High School boys and girls basketball teams swept through host Vail Mountain School on Tuesday night.

The AHS boys won 65-42 for their second straight victory. The Skiers jumped out to a 24-9 lead after the first quarter and held on from there. AHS had four different players finish in double figures, led by the 18 of Noah Hollander. Aspen improved to 4-6 overall.

The AHS girls won 43-9 to improve to 3-5 overall. This is the first time the AHS girls basketball team has won more than two games in a single season since going 10-12 overall during the 2011-12 season, according to MaxPreps.

Both the Aspen boys and girls will next host Gunnison on Friday night in their league openers.

Also Friday, the AHS girls swim team is scheduled to host Summit in a home dual. The swimmers are only a few weeks away from the conference championships and then it’s on to state.

On Saturday, the AHS hockey team will host Resurrection Christian at 6 p.m. inside the Aspen Ice Garden.

Basalt High boys, girls basketball teams lose on the road at Vail Christian

The Basalt High School boys basketball team played Tuesday night at Vail Christian, falling 64-42. The loss dropped the Longhorns to 2-9 overall.

The Basalt girls basketball team dropped a 55-34 decision at Vail Christian on Tuesday. BHS fell to 1-10 overall on the season.

BHS will host Gunnison on Saturday.

Colorado Mountain College in Leadville to host Colorado Cup races on Jan. 26

This year’s Colorado Cup races at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville will feature a 6.4-kilometer skate ski race, an 8K fat-tire bike race and 5K, 10K, sprint and medley snowshoe races.

This year’s competitions are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26, at CMC’s Leadville campus. Competitors from beginner to expert level are welcome to participate in each racing discipline.

The Colorado Cup races will start at 8 a.m. and will continue through noon. Entry fees for each competition range from $20 to $40. Interested participants can register online at

All proceeds will benefit the Colorado Mountain College Competition Club, which supports the school’s running club. The running club is the official host of this year’s Colorado Cup races.

The 5K snowshoe race will again determine the Colorado High School Snowshoe State Championship, as it has since 2010. Last year, Summit High racer Jeremiah Vaille won the competition. Snowshoe racers will compete on the trail system surrounding CMC’s Leadville campus.

— Antonio Olivero, Summit Daily

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