Prep briefs from Saturday, Jan. 13: AHS hockey wins big over Columbine
Aspen hockey rolls by Columbine, sets up Tuesday showdown with Steamboat
The Aspen High School hockey team hosted Columbine on Saturday at the Aspen Ice Garden, winning 7-0. Dominic Lanese led the Skiers with three goals and one assist. Gage Redman had 18 saves in net.
The game was a much different version of a scoreless draw when the teams met on Dec. 16.
The Skiers are now 5-2-2 overall, and 5-0-2 in Peak Conference play. Next, AHS will host Steamboat Springs High School at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday at Lewis Ice Arena in a non-conference game. SSHS is 9-1 overall, its only loss a 3-1 defeat on Dec. 16 at a struggling Liberty team.
The Sailors were ranked No. 9 in the state in the Jan. 8 poll by CHSAANow.com. AHS was sitting just outside the top 10.
Aspen boys and girls basketball both fall on Saturday
The Aspen High School boys basketball team lost its eighth consecutive game on Saturday, a 45-44 loss at home against Middle Park. Now 1-8 overall, the Skiers haven’t won since beating Soroco 50-33 in their season opener on Dec. 7 in Meeker.
The AHS girls basketball team played Resurrection Christian on Saturday, losing 51-27. RCHS outscored the Skiers 19-4 in the first quarter. AHS fell to 1-8 on the season.
The AHS boys and girls are next scheduled to host Lake County on Friday and host Moffat County on Saturday.
Driscoll, Brown continue winning for AHS swim team
The Aspen High School girls swim team competed in a meet at Grand Junction on Saturday, taking fourth as a team. Emily Driscoll and Davy Brown combined to win four individual events. Grand Junction won the four-team meet.
AHS is scheduled to host its lone home meet of the season on Friday at the Aspen Recreation Center pool.
Basalt boys basketball loses low-scoring contest to DSST
The Basalt High School boys basketball team lost a 34-32 grinder to visiting Denver School of Science and Technology: Green Valley Ranch on Saturday. The Longhorns trailed 15-11 at halftime before outscoring DSST 21-19 after the break.
“Slept walked through the first quarter — woke up in the second half but too little, too late,” BHS coach C.P. Martinez wrote via text. “Long week for us but we keep getting better.”
Basalt is now 2-8 overall. BHS next plays at Delta (6-2) on Saturday in its league opener. Delta beat the Longhorns 64-58 on Dec. 7 in Basalt in what was a non-league matchup. The Panthers are scheduled to play Cedaredge and Telluride this week before hosting Basalt.
The BHS girls (3-7) did not play Saturday. They will also travel to Delta on Saturday afternoon for their league opener.
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