Austin Adamson grew up in Eads just up the road from Lamar High School where he was a standout athlete and part of a state championship in both football and baseball graduating in 2010. Adamson then went on to play four years of college baseball before accepting his current position on the Lamar High School coaching staff where he has worked with the high school baseball, football and wrestling teams as well as the junior high wrestling team. Adamson is the high school advanced science teacher.
On August 17 at Cheyenne Mountain High School, USA Triathlon will be hosting a FREE triathlon combine which is targeting runners and swimmers in the state. What is a combine? These are short time trials in swim (100 meters in a pool) and run (1600 meters on a track) for any female 12-18 years of age with an interest in the opportunity to be recruited in the sport of triathlon. No experience in the sport? No problem. Most of the current NCAA programs are recruiting single discipline athletes for their teams and coaching them in the sport that has them excelling in a very short time frame.
This year the Southern Plains All-Star season looks a little different as all SP teams have elected to play in open tournaments rather than in the usual Babe Ruth Tournament Trail. The youngest softball players for Southern Plains, the 10U group, ended up in a very big tournament way over in Hutchinson, Kansas over the weekend where they learned that 10-year-olds really can pitch very well and that there are certainly a few levels of improvement to get to. They went 0-4 in the tournament, but by the time they were done on Sunday they had learned how to compete against tough competition, how to play like a team unit, and how much work it takes to get to the next level.
Southern Plains softball wound up the regular season over the past week as they dodged various storms that rumbled their way across the area for a number of days. The Majors division (ages 11-12) managed to get their tournament played on Friday with Cheyenne Wells coming out as champions. The Minors tournament was played on Monday after numerous weather delays, but results were not available at press time. Details of that tournament will be included in next week’s edition.
It was the close of the regular summer season as the Eads Majors traveled to Holly to the venue of the 2019 League Tournament. There are five teams in the Majors division that features players from 10 to 12 years of age. Eads, Holly (Red & Black), Cheyenne Wells, and Kit Carson are the league teams.