It’s springtime on the plains of southeastern Colorado and that means wind, track season, and a little more wind. But, for the most part, the first track meet of the season was not too bad weather-wise as 23 teams came together at the Lamar Invitational track meet on Saturday. The Eads girls put in a pretty decent showing with a 7th place finish against some big schools, and the boys, with just two athletes, tied with McClave for 10th place.
Despite losing their season opener to the County Line Rivals, new Eads head baseball coach Chad Rouse was pretty happy with the way his very young and very inexperienced team took on the challenge of playing a dominate 2A program. “I was really pleased with their effort. We had a lot of errors, and that’s to be expected, but we need to continue to improve and work on reducing mistakes that cost us.”
They’ve done it again!
It is now time for the girls from Kit Carson to defend their 2018 1A basketball title as they took care of business in Saturday’s Region 3 Tournament and punched their ticket to the big show in Greeley at the University of Northern Colorado campus this coming weekend. They enter the tournament as the top seed and will have to continue to play solid team basketball in order to defend last year’s title and win the school’s first-ever Back-to-Back state championships.
Just a year ago the Eads Lady Eagles advanced to the 1A Colorado State Tournament with nary a senior on the team. Therefore, with nearly an identical team on Friday in La Junta, the Eads team held high anticipation of the possibility of another trip to the coveted final eight. However, it would not be as a combination of a hot Sangre de Cristo team, a very sluggish Eads offense, and some officiating that was inconsistent allowing the big girls to foul excessively down low, would prove to be the demise for the Eagles in the semifinals of the Region 3 Tournament on Friday afternoon. The Eads season would disappointingly end with a 52-35 romping at the hands of Sangre de Cristo.