Prep briefs: Basalt softball falls at state

The Basalt High School softball team saw its season come to an end Friday with a 15-4 loss to Lamar in the first round of the Class 3A state tournament in Aurora. The Longhorns, seeded No. 12 in the tournament, were playing at state for the first time since 2014, which also ended with a loss to Lamar. Basalt finished the fall with a 16-6 overall record. Lamar, seeded fifth, finished 15-7 overall after losing 12-2 to No. 4 seed Brush in the second round.

Aspen, Basalt cross country at regionals

Both local high school cross country teams competed Friday in Delta at the Class 3A, Region 1 meet. It was a rough outing for each school, with the Basalt High School girls having the best day, finishing sixth as a team. The top four teams qualified for the state meet. The Longhorn girls were led by junior Carly Robinson, who finished 25th overall with a time of 21 minutes, 34.13 seconds. Aspen High School finished 12th in the girls race.

New to 3A this season, Steamboat Springs High School dominated the girls race. Sailor freshman Maggi Congdon won the race in 19:04.13. Sadie Cotton and Winter Boese, also of Steamboat, finished second and third.

Gunnison won the boys race, edging Moffat County. Aspen was 13th and Basalt was 14th.


On the Fly: The most jaw-dropping hatch of the year

The Fryingpan River is one of the richest streams in the West, and her net worth is on display in full force right now. Her wealth comes from incredibly diverse insect life, sky-high numbers of fish, and the beauty of the valley she calls home.

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