The 2018-19 basketball season officially tipped off for girls’ teams in the area.
The 2018-19 basketball season officially got underway for teams in the area.
It was a successful debut for the No. 7 state-ranked Holly Wildcats in Class 2A as they went on the road on Saturday and defeated Swallows Charter Academy,84-49, in a District 6 opener in Pueblo West.
The Southeastern 6-Man Football Conference recently announced their selection for the 2018 All-Conference team. All coaches from Kit Carson, Eads, Cheyenne Wells, Granada, Walsh, and Cheraw voted in the selections.
The Eads Lady Eagles put together a solid first game and defeated a traditional powerhouse, Flagler/Hi-Plains, 47-22, in their home and season opener on Friday night. They are 1-0 and will enter the Border Wars Tournament in Kansas as the newest addition to the lineup.
The Eads Boys’ Basketball program has been on the skids for a number of years as they try to gain traction in a very tough conference. Last year, in second-year head coach Marcus Gilmore’s first campaign, the Eagles were less than average with a 6-14 overall record. Admittedly, Gilmore spent most of the season working on foundational skills that just weren’t there for the bulk of the team. But Gilmore is very happy about how his team, still young with almost all freshmen and sophomores, showed up with a solid foundation this year.