Prep Briefs: Aspen golf takes fifth at state
Aspen golf takes fifth at state tournament
The second and final day of the Class 3A state tournament wasn’t nearly as kind as the first for the Aspen High School boys golf team. The Skiers entered the day in third after shooting a first-day score of 234, but settled for a fifth-place finish with a second-day score of 244 to shoot 478 for the tournament, held at Saddle Rock Golf Course in Aurora.
Kent Denver shot 445 to win the 3A state championship, followed by Peak to Peak (448), Dawson (471) and Eaton (475). Basalt shot 493 to finish eighth overall.
“It was a really tough day for everyone on our team out there today. We had some really tough times,” Aspen coach Mary Woulfe said. “It’s a young team and they are learning. We had one good day and one not so good day at the tournament. We need to put two together. That’s kind of the story.”
Aspen’s top finisher was freshman Jack Pevny, who shot 160 (79-81) over the two rounds to finish tied for 20th. Sophomore Dominic Lanese tied for 22nd after shooting 161 (81-80). Sophomores Dawson Holmes (79-83) and Jack Hughes (76-86) each shot 162 to tie for 25th.
Basalt’s top finisher was junior Tanner Korn, who shot 164 (77-87) to tie for 32nd. Longhorn senior Linc Kleager shot 165 (82-83) to tie for 34th, sophomore Holden Kleager shot 166 (80-86) to tie for 36th and junior Drew Broadhurst shot 179 (94-85) to tie for 56th.
Kent Denver’s Oliver Jack won the individual 3A state title. He shot 144 (72-72) and defeated Estes Park’s Ivan Richmond in a playoff.
Basalt soccer holds on for win
The Basalt High School boys soccer team improved to 5-2 overall with a 2-1 win against Moffat County on Tuesday in Basalt. Javier De La Cruz scored the game winner in the final minute of regulation.
The Longhorns will host Grand Valley at 11 a.m. Saturday
The Aspen High School boys soccer team fell 5-1 at Roaring Fork on Tuesday. The Skiers will play at Moffat County on Saturday.
Basalt softball wins again
The Basalt High School softball team traveled upvalley Tuesday and returned with a 19-6 win over Aspen at Upper Moore Field. The Longhorns won 15-5 in the two teams first match up of the season Aug. 30.
Aspen (0-9) will host Montezuma-Cortez on Saturday. Basalt (13-1) will host Rifle on Saturday.
Aspen tennis rolls at Vail
The Aspen High School boys tennis team went 2-0 in match play Tuesday, winning 6-1 against Steamboat Springs and 6-1 against host Vail Mountain. The Skiers went 3-0 in singles matches and 3-1 in doubles matches against each opponent.
Aspen will host Alexander Dawson on Saturday morning in its final home match of the regular season. Four seniors will be recognized before the match.
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