Vail Valley preps: Huskies golf wins at Aspen |

Vail Valley preps: Huskies golf wins at Aspen

ASPEN – Burn, baby, burn, disco inferno.

OK, disco may not be appropriate for the staid Aspen Golf Club, but the Battle Mountain golf team had its 70s thing going Tuesday.

Dillon McDonald fired a 77, as did Andrew Sady. Michael Wilhelm carded a 78. So that’s 77, 77 and 78 for the Huskies who won the tournament with 232 strokes, six ahead of Aspen.

Bell bottoms, anyone?

McDonald and Sady tied for second when it came to low-medalist honors. Wilhelm was tied for sixth. Big hairdos aside, Battle Mountain seems like its rounding into form with regionals at Cobble Creek in Montrose approaching next week.

The same could be said for the Vail Mountain School, which checked in at 10th with a 271. Christian Bohren led the way with an 88, followed by Harrison Alonzo at 90 and Jack Geddes (93).

There are two burning questions in VMS’ camp. No. 1 is “What is vanadium?” Since Ross Sappenfield is not only the team’s coach, but also the school’s science teacher, Geddes’ element of the week for his chemistry class is Vanadium. According to Wikipedia, it is “the chemical element with the symbol V and atomic number 23. It is a soft, silvery gray, ductile transition metal.” After that, Jack, you’re on your own.

More relevant to the golf team is “What number will make state at regionals next week?” The Gore Rangers have sent Alex Bard in 2008 and A.J. LeGaye in 2009.

“They keep asking me, ‘What’s a good number?’ Of course, I don’t know,” said Sappenfield, who doubtless knows that Vanadium was discovered in 1801. “It depends on course conditions. The goal for the whole regional team is to play bogey golf or better. Eighty-nine or below could be a good number. They all can do it.”

Battle Mountain, Vail Mountain and Eagle Valley, the latter of which took Tuesday off, will all be at Lakota Canyon Thursday


CRMS 5, Vail Mountain 2

CARBONDALE – The bad news is that Vail Mountain soccer lost at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School, 5-2, Tuesday. The good news is that the Gore Rangers have the rematch on Saturday in East Vail.

Gotta love the schedule in the 3A Slope. Cody Cirillo and Cal DeLine both scored for the Gore Rangers, who fell to 1-2 on the season.

CRMS at VMS Saturday kicks off at 11 a.m. at Bandoni Alumni Field.

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