It was an early morning for the County Line Rivals and their dedicated band of supporters as they traveled to Kiowa. After a day full of highs, lows, and a few extra breaks, the Rivals finished 3rd out of 13 teams and earned some individual hardware to boot.
It was a whirlwind weekend for the County Line Rivals this past Saturday as 13 teams rolled into town, driving over some questionable roads but made it to the gym to provide some exciting matches for all the crowd to enjoy. The Rivals finished third with 158.5 points losing only to Lamar JV and Cheyenne Mountain who tied with 172 points. The flip going to Cheyenne Mountain for first place. Dumas pulled off 4th with 93 points; Holly was 5th with 89.5; Limon, 6th with 59.5; Baca County, 42; La Junta, 23; Elizabeth, 22; Tribune Greeley County, 12; Calhan, 11; and Stratton with 9. Brendyn Nordyke from Holly was awarded the Outstanding Wrestler for his showing in the 126-pound weight class.
The County Line Rivals returned from Christmas Break with a busy week of wrestling. Coach Uhland and company traveled to Rocky Ford on Thursday night for a tri meet with two tough teams in Rocky Ford and John Mall. The Rivals took on John Mall first. Although, they only put a few marks in the win column, it provided the Rivals some good experience. Next came the home team, Rocky Ford. As the lights dimmed, and the spotlight light up the mat, a wave of adrenaline filled the gym. It doesn’t seem to matter when or where the matches happen, if the opponent is a Meloneer, it’s a big match.
Area wrestlers return to the grind after the long holding break and the action picks up in a hurry.
The Eads girls’ team started their 2019 campaign by hosting arguably the best team in the state, the Kit Carson Lady Wildcats, who are undefeated and ranked at the top in 1A basketball. Although Eads competed for a half against the domination of Kit Carson, they would eventually fall, 64-28. But things quickly turned around as the Lady Eagles put on a good show on Saturday when they welcomed the Lady Knighted Eagles from Stratton/Liberty to Eads and treating them to a 47-25 defeat.