Weather crowds spring prep sports schedules
The Aspen Times
Weather continues to jam up the schedules for spring high school sports.
The Aspen Skiers face a busy weekend with a busy week ahead in virtually all sports.
The Aspen High School girls lacrosse team, leading the Mountain League, will play Kent Denver at 11 a.m. Saturday at Aspen School District Stadium.
The nonleague game is the final tune-up for the key game of the season — Monday at home against Grand Junction for the league championship.
The game is set for 6 p.m. Monday at Aspen School District Stadium.
Kent Denver (7-3 overall and 3-2 in conference) is ranked No. 4 in the state this week in the CHSAANow.com poll
Aspen is 8-4 overall and a perfect 6-0 in the Mountain League.
“We would love to have a lot of community support on Monday,” Aspen head coach Jessica Owings said. “It’s our senior night, too.”
Grand Junction is 9-1 overall and 4-1 in league play entering this weekend
The AHS girls soccer team, also bidding for the conference lead, will travel to Gypsum to face Eagle Valley at 1 p.m. Saturday.
That will set the stage for a huge game at home on Tuesday afternoon against rival Basalt.
The Aspen girls are 9-3-0 overall and 6-2-0 in the Class 3A Western Slope League.
Eagle Valley is 4-6-2 overall and 3-6-1 in the Class 4A Western Slope League.
The Basalt girls soccer team is 8-5-0 overall and 6-2-0 in league play.
They will play at Aspen at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the first game of a prep doubleheader at Aspen School District Stadium.
The AHS boys lacrosse team will play Fruita Monument at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the same stadium.
The Aspen High School baseball team is scheduled to play Roaring Fork in a conference doubleheader Saturday at Aspen’s home field, Crawford Field in El Jebel.
The Skiers, who have won two of their last three games, are coming off a 5-4 win over rival Basalt.
The Aspen baseball team (3-7 overall) is set to play at Coal Ridge in New Castle on Monday afternoon.
The AHS boys lacrosse team will play at Windsor High School ton Saturday as part of a two-day trip to the Front Range.
The Skiers will play again Tuesday in the rescheduled home game against Fruita Monument, set for 6 p.m. at Aspen School District Stadium.
The Skiers entered Friday’s game at Dawson School with a 6-4 overall record, 5-2 in the Mountain League.
Fruita Monument (10-3 overall and 7-2 in league) lost to rival Grand Junction 10-9 on Wednesday.
Aspen is scheduled to host Grand Junction at 4 pm. Wednesday at Aspen School District Stadium.
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