Briefs Jan. 11: Aspen High hockey, boys basketball win big on Friday

Aspen High School senior Dominic Lanese brings the puck up ice against visiting Glenwood Springs on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Lewis Ice Arena. (Photo by Austin Colbert/The Aspen Times).
Austin Colbert/The Aspen Times

The Aspen High School hockey team put together one of its more impressive wins of the season on Friday night, winning 5-0 over visiting Glenwood Springs at Lewis Ice Arena.

The Skiers scored twice in the first period, a goal each coming from Henry Morrison and Connor Chesner, both power play goals. Jack Pevny tacked on an even-strength goal late in the second period to make it 3-0 and then added another early in the third period, this one short-handed, to make it 4-0. Dominic Lanese scored the final goal barely a minute later.

Logan Soderberg had 27 saves in net. It was Aspen’s second shutout win of the season, the other coming in its Dec. 21 win over Steamboat Springs, 4-0.

The win is the fourth straight for the Skiers, who are now 5-3-2 overall. They have beaten both Steamboat and Glenwood twice over this stretch. AHS played Glenwood as recently as Jan. 4, narrowly winning that one, 3-2.

Glenwood, playing varsity hockey for the first time this season, fell to 3-6 overall.

Next up, the Skiers will host No. 6 Fort Collins (6-3-2) at 4 p.m. Saturday at Lewis Ice Arena. The Lambkins beat Glenwood 11-2 on Dec. 7 in their second game of the season. On Friday night, Fort Collins knocked off No. 3 Cherry Creek, 5-3. The Bruins had led 3-0 after a period before letting the game slip away.

Aspen boys basketball rolls over Cedaredge for first win of 2019

The Aspen High School boys basketball team returned to the court following the holiday break by rolling over host Cedaredge on Friday night, winning 57-40 in a non-league game.

The Bruins led 11-7 after a quarter before the Skiers took control. Aspen scored 16 points in the second quarter to lead 23-18 at halftime, and scored 20 more in the third quarter to pull ahead by 43-29 after three quarters.

Jonathan Woodrow led AHS with 15 points, while Noah Hollander had 11.

Aspen, now 3-5 overall, will next travel to Vail Mountain on Tuesday before hosting Gunnison on Friday.

Aspen girls basketball can’t keep up with Bruins

The Aspen High School girls basketball team lost Friday at Cedaredge, falling 64-12 in a non-league game. The Bruins, now 6-2 overall, led 22-3 after a quarter and 43-4 at halftime. Cedaredge was receiving the most votes to be ranked among teams not in the top-10 in this week’s poll.

The Skiers fell to 2-5 with the loss. The AHS girls also are scheduled to play at Vail Mountain on Tuesday before hosting Gunnison on Friday.

Basalt wrestling holds off Battle Mountain on Thursday

Thursday in Edwards, the Basalt High School wrestling team held on for a 31-30 win over Battle Mountain. Four different Longhorns earned wins (not including forfeits): Walker Lassiter at 120 pounds (fall 3:38), Zach Pagan at 132 pounds (fall 1:28), Jose Castorena at 182 pounds (15-5 MD) and Ernesto Lopez at heavyweight (7-0 decision).

The Longhorns are next scheduled to compete Saturday at Eagle Valley before a triangular with Summit and Eagle on Thursday.