Geiser named to rookie U.S. Ski Team
The expected arrival of Aspen’s Nick Geiser to the U.S. Ski Team was made official on Monday with the release of team nominations for the 2023-24 season. The now-19 year old told Aspen Daily News in March that he had met the criteria to qualify for the halfpipe rookie team after winning the North American Cup season overall title. Geiser is the only newcomer on the halfpipe side this year, but becomes the sixth Aspenite on the team.
St. Mary’s Academy Golf Team Wins Third Straight State Title
Submitted by Kerra Jones – Director of Marketing. Junior Maddy Bante won the Individual Title for the Second Year in a Row. The St. Mary’s Academy golf team won their third consecutive state title at the 3A State Championship in Aspen yesterday, winning by 11 strokes. The championship was held on May 30 and 31.
In ‘Soul is Waterproof,’ swimmer and writer Matt Moseley dives into ‘the most critical issue of our time’
Matt Moseley tells people he has three jobs, really. By day, he’s a public affairs consultant based in Boulder, running point on “high stakes communications and crisis management” with Ignition Strategy Group. By night, he’s a writer, “ trying to make sense of the world around me...
Legendary sit skier Trevor Kennison finds ‘Full Circle’ moments in new film
Trevor Kennison likes to push boundaries — or, more accurately, blow right past them on the way to new achievements. He was the first sit skier to launch off the nose of the cornice into Corbet’s Couloir at Jackson Hole in 2019, then the first adaptive athlete to hit the Big Air jump at the X Games in Aspen last winter.
Owner Shuts Down Their Popular Restaurant To Pursue Competitive Pickleball
While many restaurants are acclimating to a post-Covid reality, Wendy Mitchell, owner of Aspen, Colorado's popular Meat & Cheese Restaurant and Farm Shop, has decided to voluntarily shut business down in order to focus on…wait for it…competitive pickleball. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the U.S. —...
Local news in brief, June 2
The Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club is preparing to ramp up its search for a new executive director following the departure of Mark Godomsky at “the end of July.”. The youth nonprofit is currently gathering results from a community survey that it will pass along to a committee of eight people including current board member Jacolyn Bucksbaum and president Ryan Smalls and previous board presidents Katy Frisch and Jim Laing.
Pedal to the Dirt
When it comes to getting down and dirty on mountain-biking trails, the Roaring Fork Valley has reached the point where multiple options make for tough decision-making. Concerned about crowds clogging Smuggler Mountain Road? Head to the wide-open, cross-country trail network at Snowmass Ski Area. Feeling a little sluggish from too much cerveza the night before? Go for the moderate climbs and flowing trails at Sky Mountain Park. Need to get out of a rut and try something new? Head to the awesome trail network down in New Castle, located about 20 minutes past Glenwood Springs.
Aspen girls golf shares lead in state tourney
One more solid day of golf and Aspen will have its first state title in its girls program. After day one of the two-day state championship at Aspen Golf Club, the Skiers are tied for first, knotted with St. Mary’s Academy at 263 strokes. Aspen sophomore Lenna Persson took...
Girls golf: Peak to Peak makes program history with runner-up finish
ASPEN – There’s a theory that the Masters can be lost when a tee shot goes into the water on the 12th hole of Augusta National Golf Club. That’s probably been said by those who haven’t played the 14th at Aspen Golf Club. Peak to Peak’s Noelle Thompson found the water on consecutive days and still managed to finish in second place at the Class 3A girls golf state tournament.
Lady Spartan golfers battle for state title in Aspen
Berthoud High School (BHS) held its annual senior graduation on May 27 to honor the Class of 2023, but a couple of seniors still had some unfinished business as Lady Spartans. Seniors Anya Knoll and Ashley Russell have anchored the varsity girls golf team for their entire high school careers and booked their third consecutive trip to the 2023 3A CHSAA girls golf state tournament after a strong performance at regionals in Craig.
2023-24 Spring Sports Season: The Review
Spring sports have officially come to a close. Girls’ soccer, tennis, golf, boys’ lacrosse, and baseball have all ended their respective seasons this month. Teams worked incredibly hard for their achievements and empowered the spirit of AHS students to increase throughout the spring season. Girl’s soccer has had...
With state golf in Aspen, AHS girls see opportunity to showcase rising program
Arguably the two most important rounds in the history of the Aspen High School girls golf program have arrived and it feels as if the Skiers have already won. Long a team that was nothing more than an afterthought during the spring, AHS girls golf is suddenly thriving and now is set to host the Class 3A girls golf state championship on Tuesday and Wednesday at Aspen Golf Club.
Holding the edge?
The high school sports season will end on Wednesday, but will its final moment be of Aspen High girls lifting a trophy at their home golf course?. For what is believed to be the first time in program history, the Aspen High girls golf team qualified as a team through to the state tournament. Its timing couldn’t have been better, as the 3A tournament is being held at Aspen Golf Club, the players’ home turf. The Skiers will be able to sleep in their own beds and play a course they’ve grown to know in home tournaments, practices and even before their high school careers.
Girls golf championships set for Tuesday and Wednesday
AURORA - The 2023 Colorado State High School Activities Association will host the girls golf state championships on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 30-31. The 3A state tournament will be contested at the Aspen Golf Club in Aspen, the 4A state championship at Thorncreek Golf Course in Thornton and the 5A at Black Bear Golf Club in Parker.
Marolt on Lo’s big feat
Congratulations to Lo Semple on earning his 15th 100-day ski pin. Watching him ski you would never guess it.
AHS college-committed athletes persevered
There was a theme of persevering and enduring in the Aspen High gym on Tuesday as the Skiers graduated six athletes to college athletes, and it wasn’t just among a cross-country runner and two nordic skiers. Beyond the normal trials and tribulations of being a high school athlete, the...
Aspen to host FIS World Cup in 2024
Aspen will once again be on the International Skiing Federation World Cup calendar next year as announced early Thursday morning. According to a post from the FIS Alpine World Cup Tour Facebook page, the men’s giant slalom and slalom will be back in Aspen on March 2 and 3, 2024, the penultimate stop in the season before the World Cup finals in Saalbach, Austria.
Injury costs Basalt’s Maley her track season, but future remains bright for star runner
Not all dream careers have dream endings. But for Basalt High School senior Katelyn Maley, she’s smart enough to understand there are many more chapters ahead in her life’s story. “I feel happy with what I was able to accomplish in these four years. I can’t imagine it...
High Points: Sneaker season
In a sure sign of spring having sprung, the roads are filled with runners. Now that the seasons have changed and we progress from skiing to our summer sports, people have laced up their Nikes, their Brooks, their Sauconys, their Asics, and most of all this year, their Hokas (They are everywhere!) and taken to the streets. And trails.
Too bummed to ski?
Did "Mr. Aspen," aka Roger Marolt, finally earn his 100-days-of-skiing pin this year, or was he too busy bloviating about how Aspen is ruined?
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