Local athlete comes home again to coach Skiers

Travis Benson coaching the Aspen Skiers in 2006.

Madison Osberger-Low, Sports Editor

April 24, 2018

As former AHS football head coach Karson Pike pursues his coaching career at the NCAA Division II Bemidji State University in Minnesota next season, Travis Benson will take his position. Benson, a 1995 AHS graduate, coached the AHS football team in 2005 and 2006. Benson started his career playing Division I...

AHS Baseball Team Hits It Out of the Park

The AHS baseball team poses for a team picture on Crawford Field in El Jebel.

Kaelyn Kroeger, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018

The AHS baseball team is having a great season so far with eight wins and two losses. The field that they have been using is the Crawford Field in El Jebel and this has presented a slight challenge for the team. That hasn’t stopped the baseball team from practicing every day after school and h...

AHS Boys Lacrosse Takes On Trilogy Training Camp

AHS Boys Lacrosse Takes On Trilogy Training Camp

Gage Redman, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

As of last year, during spring break the AHS boys lacrosse team travels to Casa Grande, Arizona, to get some extra training and competition before the remainder of the season. The team has 2-3 practices a day, and occasionally an exhibition game against teams from all over the country. AHS Senior an...

Last Runs for Spring Racers

Sophomore Meagan Olsen pushing towards the finish line in April.

Madison Osberger-Low, Sports Editor

April 6, 2018

As AHS spring sports progress through the season and snow continues to melt off the mountains, alpine competitors are racing until the very end. The Surefoot Colorado Ski Cup has already included the speed events of downhill and super-G and will shift to the technical events of giant slalom and slal...

The Sports Team That’s Climbing to the Top

High school climbers training after school.

Aja Schiller, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018

  AHS climbing team has sent climbers to regionals and the club two climbers are going to states.  The climbing team started last year and most of the students hadn’t climbed before the club, and have grown as climbers over the past two seasons. The team brought seven kids to regionals, two of...

AHS Boys and Girls Ski Teams Sweep Podium and Win State Championship

AHS ski team wins State Championship in Leadville, Colorado.

Tatum Diemer, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018

After a day of racing in Leadville, Colorado, both the AHS boys and girls ski teams swept the podium, becoming state champions for the first time since 2012. The combined forces of alpine and nordic skiing helped both boys and girls teams sweep the podium. Alpine skiing coach and AHS history teacher,...

Friday Night Tykes

Friday Night Tykes

Gage Redman, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

All youth sports fans, football fanatics, or even people who love the state of Texas; today is your lucky day. About a week ago, MTV's Friday Night Tykes came out with their fourth and most popular season yet. Friday Night Tykes is a youth football documentary that follows some of the best Pee-Wee ...

AHS Graduate Racing Towards Recovery

Galena Wardle jumping over hurdles in the gym as she continues her recovery.

Madison Osberger-Low, Sports Editor

February 14, 2018

While most AHS graduates have studied at a college or been hired for a job, Galena Wardle, a 2016 graduate, has already started her career as a ski racer on the U.S. Ski Team. Last March, Wardle suffered a terrible crash that led to an ACL injury, but she has still been on the sidelines supporting the...

AHS Girls Basketball Team Injuries

AHS girls basketball team.

Tessa Guthrie, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018

While basketball is supposed to be a relatively low-contact sport, the AHS girls basketball team game often has injuries. In fact, girls basketball has one of the highest amounts of injuries reported each season at AHS. Some of the injuries from this season include; whiplash, shin splints, and concussions. Receiving...

First X Games Medal for Teenage Snowboarder

Maddie Mastro

Madison Osberger-Low, Sports Editor

January 29, 2018

After two years of a “falling streak” at X Games, Maddie Mastro, a 17-year-old from Mammoth Mountain, Calif., finally finished with her first-ever X Games medal, taking third place on Saturday night in the superpipe. The 17th Aspen X Games closed its four-day event on Jan. 28 at Buttermilk and in...

Athlete of The Month: November 2017

Maddy Bergdahl playing volleyball at AHS

Tessa Guthrie, Staff Writer

January 9, 2018

During the fall season, Aspen High School offers 8 sports and half of the student body participates in some form of athletics. Athletics aren't only beneficial to kids physically, they help develop cognitive skills such as leadership, self esteem, goal setting, and teamwork. “Athletics teach life...

Different Country, Same Racing Skis

Teammates Carolina Jimenez and Meagan Olson are both new to AVSC. They are pictured at La Parva, Jimenez’s home mountain, last fall.

Madison Osberger-Low, Sports Editor

January 8, 2018

While most American kids spend their summers on the beach or at home, Chilean student athlete Carolina Jimenez, 16,  spends her summer in Aspen to race for Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club.  Jimenez grew up in Santiago, Chile,  and skis for Andes ski club during her winter ski season. She said...