It’s that time of year, yet again! The County Line Rivals Wrestling team has hit the mats already in preparation for the 2019-2020 season. Fifteen young men make up the team from Eads, McClave and Wiley Schools. Hayden Uhland is beginning his second year in the head coaching position but is looking to his assistant Trenton Piatt to help guide this team along. Piatt is a Colorado native. He completed his high school education at Olathe, Colorado, then went on to Western State where he was a successful member of the Mountaineers wrestling team all four years of his college tenure.
For the past two seasons, the Eads Lady Eagles basketball teams have made some noise in the post season getting into the regional tournament, but just not able to get over that hump to advance to the coveted 1A State Basketball Tournament. Last year they were defeated by Springfield, 42-36, in the first round of regionals.
It’s been a long, cold few years for the Eads Boys’ Basketball program as for nearly a decade they have not been able to produce a winning season. In fact, most every year the Eads teams have been on the bottom of the standings by the finish of the season. Last year was no different as they finished a very disappointing 2-18 season averaging only 35 points per game and having almost as many turnovers each outing.
It was a long week of volleyball for the Eads Lady Eagles as they played three matches, all on the road, traveling south, north and west in about five days. They would first travel to McClave for a key meeting with the Cards who has had Eads’ number over the past few years. On Tuesday Eads surprised the struggling Lady Cards in four sets including scores of 25-18, 20-25, 25-23 and 25-22.
According to Eads head coach Trey Eder, “It was a game that we took control of from the opening kickoff. We scored on the first possession and proceeded to recover 4 onside kicks in a row and scored quickly off of all four. With just two minutes into the game we had a 34-0 lead and never looked back after a 42-8 first quarter and a 62-8 halftime lead.”