Spring sports begin this week for preps
The Aspen Times
While the Aspen High School boys basketball team extends the winter sport into the state playoffs this week, spring sports for prep athletes also will take off this week with the first games, matches and meets.
The Aspen boys lacrosse team will do first honors with a game at Alexander Dawson High School in Lafayette today. Coach Mike Goerne and the Skiers will face a busy early season schedule with three games during the second week of the season starting March 11 in Grand Junction.
Girls golf, tennis, LAX
The AHS girls golf team will play in its first tournament of the season Friday — the Palisade Invitational — at the Chipeta Golf Club in Grand Junction.
Friday also will mark the opening of the girls tennis season. The Aspen Skiers will host Steamboat Springs in a dual at the Maroon Creek Club on Friday afternoon (3 p.m.).
The Skiers, coached by Scott Dorais, will host Fruita Monument in a dual at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Maroon Creek Club.
The Aspen High School girls lacrosse team will kick off its season Saturday with two matches in Grand Junction — against Fruita Monument and Palmer Ridge.
Another spring girls sport — girls soccer — also will get on the board this week.
The Aspen girls will play Cortez in a match scheduled for Saturday in Grand Junction.
And don’t forget baseball.
The Aspen High school baseball team will open the season, weather and field conditions permitting, with a doubleheader Saturday at Moffat County in Craig.
Meanwhile, the Aspen High School boys basketball team will take its 18-4 record and No. 10 seeding to No. 7 Brush for the four-team Class 3A Regionals on Friday and Saturday. The Skiers will play No. 23 Florence (14-9) at 5 p.m. Friday.
Host Brush (17-5) will play No. 26 Clear Creek (14-9) at 7 p.m. Friday.
The two winners will play at 1 p.m. Saturday for a chance to advance to the elite eight of Class 3A basketball, scheduled March 13-15 at the Air Force Academy.
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