Preps: Ava Lane wins Basalt XC invite, other sports in the region are also running

Preps: Ava Lane wins Basalt XC invite, other sports in the region are also running

Basalt Excessive Faculty senior Ava Lane competes within the cross nation staff residence race on Saturday August 27, 2022 at Crown Mountain Park in El Jebel. Lane received the race.
Courtesy of Diana Lane

The Basalt Excessive Faculty cross-country staff started its season Saturday with its residence meet, the Longhorn Invitational at Crown Mountain Park. The spotlight got here within the ladies’ race, received by BHS senior standout Ava Lane in 19 minutes, 16.4 seconds. Her senior teammate, Katelyn Maley, a two-time reigning Class 3A state champion, was not competing.

Fruita Monument junior Ella Unrein was second behind Lane on Saturday in 19:27.1, whereas Glenwood Springs senior Sophia Connerton-Nevin was third in 20:17.9.

Aspen’s high finisher was sophomore Julia Diaz, who completed sixth in 20:43.3. Proper behind her in seventh place was AHS senior Michaela Kenny in 21:16. Basalt sophomore Isabella Moon was 10 years previouse at 22:03.6.

Fruita Monument received the ladies’s tag staff title with 37 factors, adopted in second place by Aspen (46 factors). Basalt was third (58) and Glenwood fourth (76). Coal Ridge was a distant fifth.

Fruita Monument additionally received the boys’ tag staff title with 31 factors. Coal Ridge was again in second place with 117 factors and Center Park third with 125 factors. Basalt completed fourth with 129, whereas Aspen didn’t end.

Individually, Aspen obtained a powerful run from junior Edwin Ryserson, who was fourth in 18:37.7. Basalt senior Misha Logan was eighth in 19:00.4. Coal Ridge senior Tyler Parker received the race in 17:44.3, whereas Fruita scholar second Carter Unfred was second (18:08.3) and Moffat County junior Owen Gifford, third (18:33.6).

Whereas Saturday marked the primary race of the autumn for Basalt, it was the second for Aspen. In a small group of groups on August 20 at Meeker, Diaz completed fourth (23:10) and Kenny fifth (23:32) in a race received by Rifle sophomore Ana Robinson (22:37).

The Basalt Excessive Faculty Ladies’s Cross Nation Staff gathers for his or her residence race on Saturday August 27, 2022 at Crown Mountain Park in El Jebel. It was the Longhorns’ season opener.
Courtesy of Diana Lane

AHS senior Eske Roennau was eighth within the boys’ race at Meeker (20:34), whereas Battle Mountain senior Kyle Ross received in 20:03.

Aspen’s annual residence race is scheduled for Oct. 8 this fall, two weeks earlier than regionals.

Play catch-up

Aspen Excessive Faculty’s volleyball season kicked off Friday evening at residence in opposition to Gunnison, performed simply earlier than the AHS soccer staff additionally hosted Gunnison.

As in soccer, Gunnison walked away with the victory on the volleyball courtroom, 3-2. AHS led 2-1, having received the primary set 25-11 and the third set 25-14, however Gunnison received two factors within the fourth and fifth units.

With experiential schooling coming subsequent week, AHS volleyball may have a couple of two-week hiatus earlier than enjoying once more.

Basalt Volleyball can also be 0-1 this season after dropping 3-0 to Eagle Valley on Aug. 23.

Basalt softball is 1-0 within the younger season after an 18-1 win over Aspen (0-2) on Thursday. AHS additionally misplaced 16-0 to Eagle Valley in Recreation 1.

Aspen Boys Soccer performed its first and solely recreation to date this season on Thursday, a 5-2 loss at Rifle. Basalt Soccer is 2-1 after a 4-1 win at Delta on Saturday. The Longhorns additionally received 4-2 at Crested Butte of their opener earlier than dropping 2-1 to Telluride the next day.

Aspen Males’s Tennis opened its season by ending fourth out of seven groups on the Lowry Bishop Memorial Event in Grand Junction on August 19-20.

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