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Basalt Homecoming tradition continues with ‘Games’ theme
Interpretations will be on display during Friday’s parade
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Photo by Kara Williams via Facebook The crowd went wild Tuesday during the girls’ volleyball matchup against Roaring Fork, when the Longhorns were victorious over the Rams 3-1 during Homecoming week.

In 2019,  Basalt’s Homecoming follows tradition with a spin. In years past, themes have included “Greased Lightning,” “Jungle” and “Eras of Time.” This year, students will dress in their own interpretations of “Games,” with seniors dressing up as sports, juniors as board games, sophomores as arcade games, and freshmen as casino games. 

These interpretations can be seen in their respective class floats during Friday’s Homecoming Parade which winds through downtown Basalt and begins at 1:15 p.m. 

The senior Homecoming kings and queens will also partake in the parade, before two seniors are crowned later Friday night during halftime at the football game against Paonia. 

Homecoming royalty will also partake in the parade, before two seniors are crowned later Friday night during halftime at the football game against Paonia.

The senior court includes Anne Schrock and Nils Morlind; Emma Haag and Jeremy Leibell; Maria Martinez and Alex Mitchell and Kenia Garcia and Aaron Lopez. Junior Court consists of Gracie Reardon and Alonso Silva. Sophomores Stella Firmin and Manuel Gomez and freshmen Sophie Hodgson and Beau Moffroid will also serve on the royal court.

Tonight, Sept. 26, the Basalt boys soccer team will face against Aspen at home with the Varsity playing at 4 p.m. and Junior Varsity at 6 p.m.

On Friday, the school will host a tailgate party beginning at 5 p.m. (indoors/outdoors dependent on weather) with tacos and all the fixings, chips and salsa and a drink selling for $10 a plate, with football kickoff at 7 p.m. against Paonia. 

Finally, the women’s softball team faces off in a doubleheader against Rifle on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. Longhorns softball has been dominant all season.