Prep roundup: Aspen to host weekend volleyball tournament |

Prep roundup: Aspen to host weekend volleyball tournament

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times

The Aspen High School volleyball team will serve up a brand new season in a big way.

The Skiers will host the Aspen Skiers Volleyball Tournament on Friday and Saturday in the two gymnasiums at the high school.

The eight-team, round-robin tournament will feature four matches for each of the eight entries.

Play will begin at 4 p.m. Friday. Play will resume at 9 a.m. Saturday.

In Pool A, teams are Aspen, Rangely, West Grand (Kremmling) and Hotchkiss.

Teams in Pool B are Basalt, Cedaredge, Meeker and Moffat County (Craig).

The schedule calls for Aspen to take on Hotchkiss at 4 p.m. Friday in the big gymnasium.

At 5:30 p.m., West Grand will play Rangely.

Meanwhile, in the Skierdome, Basalt will take on Cedaredge at 4 p.m. Moffat County will take on Meeker at 5:30 p.m. in the Skierdome.

On Saturday, Aspen will play West Grand at 9 a.m., Rangely at noon and Meeker at 4:30 p.m.

Also Saturday, Basalt will take on Moffat County at 9 a.m. and Meeker at noon.

Basalt will take on Rangely at 3 p.m. in the inaugural volleyball tournament of the season.

The Aspen High School volleyball team will head to Delta on Sept. 5-6 for the annual Delta Tournament.

Girls softball

The Basalt High School girls softball team, including players from Glenwood Springs and Roaring Fork, started the new season with a 2-2 record.

The Longhorns beat Eagle Valley 15-1 before stopping Rifle 18-6.

Last weekend, Basalt lost a doubleheader at Green Mountain 15-5 and 24-14.

In the win at Rifle, Cassidy Young finished 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and six RBIs for Longhorns.

Bailey Strobel, Carly Schimp and Kate Schrock each scored three runs for Basalt, which reached the Class 3A state tournament a year ago.

The next game for the Basalt softball team will be Thursday against Aspen, starting at 4 p.m. That will be Aspen’s season opener.

On Sept. 6, the Longhorns will play Faith Christian and Evergreen in a doubleheader at Arvada.

Cross country

The Aspen High School cross country team will launch the new season Friday afternoon at the Delta Invitational, held at Confluence Park on the edge of Delta.

More than 45 runners turned out for coach Chris Keleher’s cross country program.