Preps: Aspen boys lacrosse hosts Glenwood on Wednesday
The Aspen Times
Area high school teams are getting back in the spring swing with many squads returning to action after spring break.
The Aspen High School girls soccer team was all set to kick off the rest of the season with Vail Christian scheduled to visit for a nonconference match Tuesday afternoon.
But a midday snowstorm forced cancellation of the girls soccer match in Aspen. A new date for the contest is pending.
The Aspen girls are 3-2-0 overall thus far this season.
The Skiers next will play at Roaring Fork on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Aspen High School boys lacrosse team — the 2015 Class 4A state champions — will hit the home field Wednesday for a game against valley rival Glenwood Springs.
The game is set for 4 p.m. at Aspen School District Stadium.
The Skiers will be back in action after a 7-1 loss over spring break at Westview High School in San Diego, California.
The Aspen boys lacrosse team is 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the Mountain League entering Wednesday’s game.
The Glenwood Springs boys are 3-1 on the season.
The Aspen girls lacrosse team will play Wednesday at Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs. The Skiers are 2-2 overall and 2-2 in conference play.
Aspen High School track and field team will send a contingent to the Eagle Valley Invitational on Saturday in Gypsum, including reigning 400-meter state champion Sunday Abarca. He won the Class 3A 400 title last spring at the State Track and Field Championships in Lakewood.
Aspen High baseball also returns to action this week with a doubleheader against state-ranked Gunnison on Saturday. Games will start at 11 a.m. at Aspen’s home field — Crawford Field in El Jebel.
The Skiers are 1-3 thus far.
Gunnison is 5-0.
The Basalt High School baseball team, 2-3, will be back in action Thursday at Grand Valley. The Longhorns dropped a 6-4 decision at Battle Mountain on Monday.
Basalt beat Grand Valley 17-7 earlier.
The Basalt baseball team will host Rifle on Saturday morning.
The Basalt girls soccer team will host Rifle on Thursday afternoon at the BHS soccer field. The Longhorns are 1-1-0 entering a Tuesday night match against rival Roaring Fork.
Basalt also will send tracksters to the Eagle Valley Invitational on Saturday.
A local kid got on the X Games Aspen podium on Sunday night, but it wasn’t the one most people expected. Even Jon Sallinen didn’t think he’d be taking home a medal.