Briefs: AHS soccer loses to Ridgway
Aspen boys soccer loses fourth straight
The Aspen High School boys soccer team fell 2-0 at host Ridgway on Friday. The Demons improved to 3-3-1 overall while the Skiers fell to 2-4 overall. Aspen is scheduled to next play Tuesday at Moffat County (0-5).
The Skiers’ next home game is slated to be next Saturday, Sept. 29, when it hosts rival Basalt under the lights on the AHS turf. Basalt (2-5) is off until it plays at Coal Ridge on Tuesday.
Coal Ridge volleyball too much for Longhorns
Thursday in New Castle, the Basalt High School volleyball team lost 3-0 to the perennially powerful Coal Ridge. Set scores were 25-12, 25-11 and 25-11.
The Titans improved to 7-4 overall and 3-0 in WSL play, while the Longhorns fell to 3-8 overall. Basalt next plays Saturday, Sept. 29 at Cedaredge.
Delta softball rolls over Aspen
The Aspen High School softball team lost a pair of games Thursday at Delta, falling 18-0 and 20-0 against one of the stronger 3A teams on the Western Slope.
The Panthers improved to 13-2 overall and 6-0 in league play. Aspen fell to 1-11 overall and 1-9 in league play. The Skiers are scheduled to host Cedaredge on Tuesday. Basalt softball (8-2-1 overall) plays a doubleheader Saturday at Rifle. BHS will host Delta on Tuesday.
SPORTS AND DISCIPLINES ANNOUNCED FOR X GAMES ASPEN
The sports and disciplines were announced earlier this week for January’s X Games Aspen, with things staying relatively as they have been. Returning will be contests in big air, slopestyle and the superpipe for both skiing and snowboarding. The annual snowboarding Special Olympics unified race is also set to make a return.
The only snowmobile event on tap for 2019 is the freestyle competition. There also will be a snow bikecross and snow bike best trick competition. Not returning is snowmobile speed and style.
Athletes who medaled in last year’s competitions were recently sent invitations to return for the 2019 event. The rest of the athlete lineup will be announced at a later date.
X Games Aspen is scheduled for Jan. 24 to 27 at Buttermilk Ski Area. This will be the 18th year in a row Aspen has hosted the Winter X Games.
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