Prep briefs from Saturday, Feb. 3: Basalt basketball swept by Moffat |

Prep briefs from Saturday, Feb. 3: Basalt basketball swept by Moffat

Basalt basketball vs. Moffat County from Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.
Jim Ryan/courtesy photos |

The Basalt High School boys basketball team allowed Moffat County to rally for a 72-69 double overtime win over the Longhorns on Saturday in Basalt.

BHS led 52-39 entering the fourth quarter but the teams went to overtime tied at 59. Moffat County’s Brent Cook hit the game-winning 3-pointer with eight seconds remaining in the second overtime.

The Bulldogs improved to 8-7 overall and 1-4 in league play with the win. Basalt fell to 4-11 overall and 2-3 in league play.

Also Saturday, the Moffat County girls beat Basalt 46-28 to improve to 12-3 overall and 5-0 in league play. Basalt fell to 4-11 and 1-4.

Both Longhorn teams are next scheduled to host Coal Ridge on Tuesday.

Aspen High girls swim team ties for fifth at WSL meet

The Aspen High School girls swim team finished in a tie for fifth place on Saturday at the Western Slope League meet in Grand Junction.

Junior Davy Brown won the 200 IM and 100 free, while senior Emily Driscoll won the 100 fly and 100 back. Emily Kinney finished second in the 100 breast.

The Skiers were also strong in relays. The team of Brown, Driscoll, Kinney and Taylor Pattillo finished first in both the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay.

Next, Aspen will head to the state meet next weekend in Thornton.


Airline Climbing Trail only steps away from fall completion at Sky Mountain Park

Two Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteer projects are scheduled to assist with finish work, rock armoring and seeding of disturbed areas, according Ted O’Brien, manager of Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Resource and Trails. The events will be led in collaboration with Open Space and Trails and the Roaring Fork Mountain Biking Association.

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