It was an exceptionally young team that competed across the area golf courses for Eads this year as head coach Justin McLoud ended up with two freshmen, a sophomore, and a junior on his varsity team that competed at the 3A Region 1 Golf Tournament on Tuesday. Eads did not qualify any individual golfers to the state tournament, and so their 2018 campaign ended at the Holydot Golf Course in Rye.
It was a week for some great volleyball in the District 2 ranks as the top three teams in the conference met at various venues throughout the week. Kit Carson dominated both McClave and Eads, 3-0, as they took care of business on the road. Eads and McClave then competed in the Hi-Plains Tournament where the Eagles defeated McClave, 2-1, but then fell flat losing to two teams they should have beat including Cotopaxi, 2-0 and Creed, 2-1.
The 2018 football season got underway for area teams Holly, Wiley, and McClave last weekend.
In a showdown of preseason state-ranked teams, the No. 5 ranked Holly Wildcats won a road game against No. 9 Dayspring Christian, 41-16, on Saturday, Aug. 25.
“It was a good win,” said Holly head coach Dayne Eaton. “We came out and played with a lot of intensity.”
Even though school has just gotten started and the student athletes are still finding their rhythm balancing their classroom and extra-curricular responsibilities, the Eads Golf team had three tournaments this week and are nearing the halfway point of their season---already.
It’s a new team this year at Eads High School as head coach Chelsea Davis is still trying to figure out how to replace the strong presence of last year’s seniors Mariah Smith and Brenna Rouse. Smith was a prominent figure in the middle and led Eads in blocks, while Rouse was the go-to hitter from the outside for Eads. Another key player, expected to step into a starting position this year, chose not to play. The remaining team has many players with a lot of varsity court time, but there are players who are in different roles and new faces are on the court, as well. The lack of cohesiveness, offensively and defensively, resulted in a fast loss on Tuesday to the visiting Springfield Longhorns in three straight games, 25-19, 25-14, and 25-22.