‘Horns fall to Tigers in battle of top-10 teams

Staff Report

BASALT – The Basalt boys soccer team came out on the short end in a battle of Class 3A top-10 teams Tuesday evening in the Longhorns’ season opener.

Holy Family High School, ranked third in the Rocky Mountain News preseason poll, downed No. 9 Basalt 3-0 in a nonleague game.

Holy Family took a 1-0 lead in the first half and notched a pair of goals in the second frame to secure the lead. Mike Lombardi, Kyle Addy and Kyle Anderson scored for Holy Family.

Basalt (0-1) hosts valley rival Roaring Fork (1-3) Western Slope League, 1-3 overall) in the Longhorns’ WSL opener today at 4 p.m.

Aspen blanks Rams, 8-0

CARBONDALE – The Aspen Skiers shut out Roaring Fork 8-0 in boys prep soccer action here Tuesday evening.

Gabriel Grisolla paced the Skiers (1-2) with three goals and an assist, while teammate Stephen Busby notched two goals and two assists.

Roaring Fork (1-3) travels to Basalt for a Western Slope League contest today at 4 p.m.


Panthers get best of Bears

DELTA – The Rifle Bears softball team allowed an early lead to slip away and eventually fell 16-8 to Delta in their Class 4A Western Slope League opener Tuesday.

The Bears (0-1 WSL, 1-3 overall) took an early 3-0 lead in the top of the second inning, but Delta (1-0, 3-1) rallied for four runs in the bottom of the frame to take the lead.

Rifle tied the game at 7-all in the top of the fifth inning, but again Delta answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning. The Panthers sealed the contest with a seven-run sixth inning.

Five different Bears players had two hits in the losing effort. Pitcher Kari Wiig led the offensive attack with two hits, including a double, and one RBI.

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