The state golf championships for high school boys were held on Monday and Tuesday, and a number of area athletes were in action. Fort Morgan's Mateo Salcido and Sam Christensen competed in the Class 4A tournament, held at The Bridges in Montrose, while a dozen golfers from the eastern portion of the state hit the Eisenhower course at the Air Force Academy in the Class 3A field.
Area youth sports programs have always been around as the fall season generally means football for the boys and volleyball for the girls. In the past, youth sports also meant that all the small towns had to travel to Lamar to take part in their recreation leagues. However, new this year is that Eads and a handful of other area towns have decided to form their own recreation league that allows the town’s teams in all divisions to play in the same venue, including sometimes at their own home sites. It’s a nice solution that has been a long time coming and is so much more convenient for multi-kid families.
In just Week 2 of the 2019 football season, things are already starting to heat up.
IN CLASS 6-MAN ACTION, the young Granada Bobcats claimed their second victory of the season with a 53-38 road win at Idalia last Friday.
After a dominating performance against Genoa-Hugo in their season opener a week ago, Eads Eagles fans were wondering if their Purple & Gold was the real deal. After all, it had been a long year last year as the fans watched a team loaded with freshmen and sophomores struggle to find their bearings in varsity high school football. But, evidently, with a lot of weight room work, some lessons from the school of hard knocks, and the simple fact that freshmen boys have a whole lot of growing left in them, the Eagles have managed to turn things around after they dominated a physical Manzanola team, 78-48, in front of the Eagle fan base.
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.