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Busy week for Basalt, Aspen preps

ASPEN – The athletic schedule this week is packed for Aspen and Basalt high schools.The Aspen High School girls golf team kicks off Tuesday at the annual Fruita Monument Invitational, at Adobe Creek Golf Club just west of Grand Junction.

The Aspen High School baseball team, hopeful of hosting its first game in Aspen in nearly 10 years, was denied the “home” game by the weekend storm.

Rather, the Skiers will host rival Basalt in the 3 p.m. game at Crawford Field in El Jebel, Aspen’s baseball home away from home.

The Basalt baseball team is unbeaten after sweeping two games from Coal Ridge last weekend. The Aspen baseball team is 0-2 after losing two games to Moffat County.

Aspen High School also will host two other sporting events Tuesday.

The Aspen girls soccer team (0-0-2) will face Coal Ridge at 3:30 p.m. at Iselin Field.

The Aspen High School boys lacrosse team (3-0) will host Steamboat Springs at 4 p.m. at the AHS field.

The Skiers won their third consecutive game with a 12-4 win over St. Mary’s last weekend in Colorado Springs.

Meanwhile, the Basalt girls soccer team (0-0-1) will play its home opener at 4 p.m. Tuesday against Roaring Fork.

The Longhorns will play at Coal Ridge (New Castle) at 4 p.m. Thursday.

The Basalt girls will play their third match in four days when they travel to Rangely on Friday afternoon.

The Longhorns played Aspen to a scoreless tie last week.

On Thursday, the Aspen baseball team will host Coal Ridge in a doubleheader at El Jebel, the Aspen girls lacrosse team will host Grand Junction, the boys lacrosse team will host Glenwood Springs and the AHS girls soccer team will play at Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale.

The girls lacrosse game will start at 4 p.m. Thursday. The boys will begin at 6 p.m.

Both Aspen and Basalt high schools will be on spring break next week.

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