Aspen Girls Lacrosse: On the Road for a Banner

Senior Shannon Turbidy scoring her way into a win.

Stella Kaplan, Staff Writer

November 7, 2013

  As winter approaches, so do some drastic changes to the Aspen girls lacrosse team. Girls who play a winter sport will face challenges this year trying to juggle two sports at once. The demanding season may cause kids to struggle in committing themselves to both sports. This year rather than...

Shine Your Skis

November 6, 2013

Shine your skis and get ready for some Nordic steeze. It’s anticipated to be a competitive season. This season starts November 13th and this year, returning Nordic skier seniors Hudson McNamee, Hannah Dodge, and Else Dodge, and sophomore Nick Sweeney are going to lead the skiers. At States last...

Defying Expectations

Last years boys hockey team lines up for the National Anthem before a game.

Jordan Cramer, Staff Writer

November 5, 2013

As the 2013-2014 hockey season approaches, players fear that the loss of key team members from past seasons will affect their success. While Aspen High School hockey is considered one of the rowdiest sports, it’s experienced the largest downfall. The Aspen Skiers have lost several crucial members...

Top-Notch Ski Bums

Senior Scotty Houtsma skis at Nordic States in the winter of 2013. He pushes to lower his time in order to be a good candidate when it comes to Skimeister's States.

Audrey Sichel, Editor

November 2, 2013

Imagine strapping on Nordic skis, gliding across the snowy course, then the next day jumping into ski boots and racing down the mountain. Several seniors and one sophomore will switch off every day of the week all winter with only Sunday left to maintain their sanity. Known as Skimeisters, Zane Heald,...

How Do We Fill the Gap?

Katherine Doherty, Staff Writer

October 22, 2013

It seems that in almost all sports, women are underappreciated, but how would you feel if you were a woman in a game that few people enjoy watching? That would be like a double whammy. That is what the women in the game of golf have to deal with. Even though all athletes participate in a sport for the...

How Baseball Lost Its Bearing

October 22, 2013

As a boy growing up in New York City, I lived in a baseball world. I collected baseball cards, played in a spring little league, and even, when pops was feeling generous, I would go to watch the always exciting New York Yankees annihilate another ball club at Yankee’s Stadium in the Bronx.  But as...

Racing for Severy at AHS

Aspen’s first varsity runner Hudson McNamee runs down into Haleakala

Jessica Tyler, Editor

October 22, 2013

On October 5, 2013, the Aspen High School participated in their only home cross-country meet, the Chris Severy Invitational. At this year’s 15th annual race, the team finished with runners placing in the top 23 for both girls and boys junior varsity and varsity. The Chris Severy course begins at...

AHS Athletes: The Struggle to be Seen

Senior Shannon Turbidy reaches for the ball in a home game.

Madi Cheo, Staff Writer

October 22, 2013

Exceptional athletes at AHS are finding it harder and harder to get recognized by colleges, even when they are beyond comparison to anyone else in our town.  Aspen is not only a small town, but it is also far away from other towns, only making it harder to get recognized. Junior Jack Doremus was...

On Par for the State Tournament

Clayton Crawford tees off on a local course in preperation for the State Golf Tournament.

Mackenzie Conner, Staff Writer

October 22, 2013

Teeing up for the first hole of the state tournament, the AHS golf team used every bit of their mental toughness to settle the butterflies in their stomachs. Only one of the four golfers had ever been to the tournament before, so naturally the nerves were intense.  The boys’ varsity team was made...

Speedos to Scholarships

Bryant stands atop the podium after winning the 200 butterfly state championship.

Matt Sovich, Staff writer

October 22, 2013

It’s 5:20 AM when Max Bryant stumbles out of bed gets dressed, packs his bags, and hops in his car. He’s headed to his first of two swim practices that day. He does this every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. He then attends school like the rest of his classmates. Bryant is also the only guy his age...

Just Keep Swimming

(from left to right) Kelcie, Kelli Callahan, Nina Christensen, and Claire Collier at the 2013 Western Slope Regional Championships. This was out 4x100 free relay

Jordan Cramer, Staff Writer

October 18, 2013

When life’s got you down you know what you’ve gotta do? Just keep swimming just keep swimming just keep swimming. With these inspiring words from Dori Finding Nemo in mind, AHS student Kelcie Gerson prepares herself for the possibility of spending the next four years as a Division I swimmer at her...

Cheo Leaps into Gymnastics

Cheo does giants on the bars during her four hour practice.

Kim Sandbach, Staff Writer

October 18, 2013

Sophomore Madi Cheo flies off the bars in the gym at the Red Brick 5 days a week thinking, “Someday, this will be worth it.” As the only competitive gymnast at Aspen High School, Cheo hopes to continue pursuing her passion in college. This requires focus, determination, and a lot of hard work in...