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Prep: Basalt soccer, softball big winners

The Basalt High School boys soccer team found a way to hold on for a 2-1 win at Roaring Fork on Monday despite another gusty atmosphere.

“It was a tight game. It was heavily influenced by the wind. The wind was as crazy as I’ve ever seen it in Carbondale,” Basalt coach Brent Hayes said. “When you are playing in that kind of wind, the ball tends to stay on one side of the field the entire time. So both teams struggled with that.”

Playing with the wind in the first half, Basalt (3-1) managed to lead 2-1 at halftime. Longhorn goals were scored by Javier De La Cruz and Brayon Ayon.

With Roaring Fork (3-1) controlling possession in the second half, thanks in large part to the wind, the Longhorn defense had to finish the game. The Rams had a great chance at the equalizer, but a penalty kick sailed over the net and Basalt held on for the second-half shutout.

“We were just surviving,” Hayes said of the second half. “Our defense did pretty well to hang on and not allow a goal.”

Basalt is off until Saturday when it plays at Vail Mountain.

BHS softball wins Denver tournament

The Basalt High School softball team continued its hot start to the season by winning the Silver division of the Thomas Jefferson Tournament in Denver over the weekend.

The Longhorns opened with a 13-3 win against Denver North on Friday before a pair of nail biters Saturday. The first was an 8-7 win against Alameda, the second a 7-6 win against Far Northeast.

The wins send Basalt to 7-1 on the season. The Longhorns next play Saturday at Montezuma-Cortez.

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