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Huskies golfers tearing up the slope

Ryan Slabaugh

The Huskies picked up four top-five performances this week, including a second at Glenwood Springs Wednesday in the 12-team meet.

Junior Keith Denton took medalist runner-up with a 75 in Glenwood to lift the Huskies, one day after sophomore Austin Chow blazed Aspen with a 77, worthy of second runner-up.

Aspen won both events behind a pair of 74s from Nate Walla.



“If I get all five top players together, we’ll have a chance,” Huskies head coach Cassie Desmone said. “I’m just mixing it up right now. If they stay confident, we’ll be right in there.”

Battle Mountain finished third Tuesday in Aspen after a successful weekend. The Huskies took third in Cedaredge and fifth at Delta, both tournaments hosting 27 teams from across the state. Guys like sophomore Clint Wilson stepped up at the Devils Thumb Golf Club, earning a top-10 finish with a 75 in Delta. Wilson, along with seniors Ben VanCuren and Eric Nordstrom, have balanced out the Huskies attack.



“They’re all capable of shooting in the 70s,” Desmone said. “We know we can, we just need to do.”

Battle Mountain travels to Craig on Tuesday, followed by a two-day tournament in Steamboat at the Haymaker Golf Course, the host site for regionals this year.

Battle Mountain fund raiser



Before hitting the football game between Battle Mountain and Eagle Valley Friday night, get your bib and spoon ready. Elizabeth Nilsson, the new Huskies volleyball coach, is hosting a spaghetti dinner and silent auction at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion at 6 p.m. All of the team will be there.

“Our goal for the year is to raise $3,000 for the year and $1,500 for this event,” Nilsson said. “We need it for new uniforms for the JV and freshmen.”

The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children. Auction items include gift certificates to local restaurants, Rockies baseball tickets and some coupons for Starbucks.

The Huskies open their season tonight at home against Lake County at 6 p.m. The football game Friday starts at 7 p.m. at Battle Mountain.


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