Football: Basalt to host Pagosa Springs on Friday night
The Basalt High School football team will play at home on Friday night against Pagosa Springs. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the BHS field.
The Longhorns lost a tough 8-6 decision at defending league champion Bayfield last weekend.
But it was a loss that encouraged head coach Carl Frerichs.
“The defense was absolutely phenomenal,” Frerichs said after the Longhorns limited the perennial state-playoff qualifiers to a single touchdown last weekend.
Basalt scored on a 40-yard touchdown pass to Tucker Jenkins from Matt Williams in the second half.
Cody Banc and Javier Diaz had outstanding games at Bayfield, the Basalt coach said.
The Longhorns, 0-3 overall and 0-1 in the Western League, will be looking for their first victory of the season.
Pagosa Springs also will be looking for its first win of the season. The Pirates are 0-3, 0-1 after losing to Aspen, 21-14, last weekend.
Basalt will host Gunnison on Sept. 27.
Tennis: Aspen boys dominate Cedaredge
The Aspen High School boys tennis team opened the dual season with a 7-0 shutout over Cedaredge last weekend.
The Skiers dropped only seven games in 14 sets.
No. 3 singles player Henry Godfrey won his match without dropping a set as did the No. 1 doubles team of Rocky Tschappat and Gordon Carr.
The No. 3 doubles team of Alex Reagan and Grant Goodman also swept as did the No. 4 doubles team of Keegan Mehall and Andy Vernier.
The matches were moved indoors to the Maroon Creek Club because of wet weather outside.
Boys soccer: Rival Basalt to play at Aspen today
Valley rivals Aspen and Basalt will play today in boys soccer, starting at 4 p.m. at the Aspen High School field. The game is listed as a nonconference match. The two teams will play at Basalt on Oct. 10 for the game that will count in the conference standings.
The Skiers are 1-0-0 in conference, 1-3-0 overall.
The Longhorns are 1-1-0 in conference, 4-2-0 overall.
They are coming off a 12-0 victory at Grand Valley on Tuesday night.
Volleyball: Aspen to greet Coal Ridge girls today
The Aspen High School volleyball team will host Coal Ridge at 6:30 p.m. today. The Skiers are 5-4 overall, 2-1 in the Western Slope League.
Coal Ridge is 2-1-0 in league, 9-1-0 overall, coming off a 3-0 nonleague victory over Rifle.
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