Basalt falls to Hotchkiss,Area does well at Aspen |

Basalt falls to Hotchkiss,Area does well at Aspen

Brad Queen and Keaton Bell accounted for 280 of Hotchkiss’s 380 rushing yards and two touchdowns in Basalt’s 26-7 football conference loss Saturday.The Longhorns (2-1 Western Slope Conference, 4-2 overall) were hampered by the loss of running back Clayton Peetz in the first quarter with an injury.Queen had the game’s first score – a 42-yard run – in the first quarter. Longhorn Cody Burkholder tied the game at 6-6 on a 1-yard score with 2 minutes, 22 seconds left in the first quarter.Gates Shaklee broke the deadlock with a 3-yard TD run with 2:43 left in the first half. Queen and Shaklee raised the score to 20-7 with 34 seconds left on a 40-yard run by Queen and Shaklee’s two-point conversion pass to Matio Meza.

Shaklee scored the game’s final touchdown – a 2-yard run – with 1:25 remaining in the fourth quarter.Basalt hosts Aspen Friday.Cross-CountryRunning in the 21-team Aspen Invitational on Saturday, four area preps finished in the top 15.

Rifle’s Elisabeth Strouss posted the highest finish – 12th place in the girls meet at 23 minutes, 33 seconds – a spot ahead of Basalt runner Amy Lund who clocked in at 25:37.Glenwood Springs’ Alex Tiernan placed 15th in the boys meet at 19:54. Sophie Stenstadvold was 16th in the girls meet with a time of 23:47.Demons freshman Sharaya Selsor ran in at 23:53 and finished 21st in the girls meet. Two more Demon girls – Abbey Walters and Amanda Alberico – were 33rd and 46th, in times of 24:38 and 25:15, respectively.Ryan Ward completed the course in 21:21, good for 57th in the boys meet. Garrett Edquist finished 60th. Jon Jay was 78th.All three area teams are scheduled to participate in Friday’s Palisade Invitational at Riverbend Park.

VolleyballBasalt’s volleyball team hadtough time with Hotchkiss Saturday. The Longhorns fell 3-0 (25-17, 25-7, 25-21) to the Bulldogs. The defeat was Basalt’s second straight league loss in as many matches, dropping their record to 3-4 in the Class 3A Western Slope League and 8-5 overall.Bailey Holmes paced the Longhorn attack with eight kills and five serving aces.Basalt has back-to-back league matches on tap at Olathe Friday, followed by a home contest with Aspen.Basalt has back-to-back league matches on tap at Olathe Friday, followed by a home contest with Aspen.

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