Preps: Aspen hockey ties Liberty; Basalt basketball teams fall |

Preps: Aspen hockey ties Liberty; Basalt basketball teams fall

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times

The Aspen High School boys hockey team collected a 3-3 tie against Liberty in a Saturday afternoon game at the Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs.

The Skiers, who had lost a 3-1 decision at Chatfield in Littleton late Friday night, bounced back to manage a tie in Saturday’s road game.

A number of Skiers contributed to the scoring in the 3-3 tie Saturday — Burke Daily, Charlie Van Allen, Harry Ferguson and Nicky Cottrell.

Victor Dunn had led the scoring for Aspen in the 3-1 loss at Chatfield on Friday.

He was coming off a hat trick performance in Aspen’s win over Valor Christian a week earlier — the Skiers first game after the holiday break.

The Aspen Skiers (3-4-1 overall, 1-2-0 in the Foothill League) will return home to host rival Battle Mountain at 7 p.m. Wedneday at the Lewis Ice Arena at the Aspen Recreation Center (ARC).

The game originally was scheduled for last week but was reset for Wednesday.

The Aspen boys hockey team will host Resurrection Christian, of Loveland, next Friday at the ARC.

The Skiers will play at Steamboat Springs next Saturday in another key conference game.


The Basalt High School basketball teams dropped both ends of a girls-boys varsity doubleheader at Coal Ridge on Saturday night.

The Basalt boys lost by a 67-37 margin.

A night earlier, the winless Longhorns nearly upset Cedaredge before falling in a thriller — 37-34.

Kris Kreuger led Basalt with 12 points at Coal Ridge.

Freshman Michael Glen added six points for the Longhorns (0-6 overall, 0-3 in the Western Slope League).

Richie Winkler led the Coal Ridge boys with a game-high 18 points.

Point guard Alec Herrera added 12 points for the Coal Ridge boys (3-5 overall, 3-2 in league).

In girls high school basketball Saturday, Coal Ridge stopped the Basalt girls, 56-11.

Coal Ridge improved to 7-1, 5-0 in the Western Slope League. Coal Ridge had beaten Aspen on Friday night, 61-17.

Basalt’s girls are 0-5 overall, 0-3 in league play.

The Basalt basketball teams will return home to host two more conference games next weekend.

The Longhorns —girls and boys — will host Moffat County on Friday.

The Basalt girls and boys will host Roaring Fork on Saturday.