Week 6 of the prep volleyball season offered several intriguing matches featuring area teams.
It was touted as a key game in the Southern Conference as both Kit Carson and Cheyenne Wells had been beating teams all season by large deficits and the winner would have sole control of the Southern Conference with just a few games left in the season. It was also Rivalry Week in Cheyenne County and it was the Wildcats’ Homecoming. It was a wild weekend to be sure.
A battle for first place in the Arkansas Valley League 8-man standings looms for the Holly Wildcats and Hoehne Farmers in a Top 10 showdown this Friday night in Hoehne.
In this week’s CHSAANow.com state rankings, Holly dropped from No. 6 to No. 8 while Hoehne moved from No. 5 to No. 3. Both teams sport identical 3-0 records in league play and 4-1 overall heading into this Friday’s clash.
They say adversity builds character and if that’s the case the young men from Eads will be a force to recon with in a couple of years as they have seen a bunch of adversity this season. Unfortunate and untimely mistakes continue to plague Eads as they dropped another game, 60-0 at Walsh on Friday night. The loss leaves them at a 0-4 record at the halfway mark.
Again, it was a question of which Eads team would show up on the court over the past week of volleyball play as Eads split in their non-conference contests against Genoa-Hugo and South Baca. In Eads on Tuesday, a lackluster team took the court against Genoa-Hugo and lost in three straight sets of 25-15, 25-15 and 28-26. However, the Lady Eagles stepped up their aggressiveness on Thursday at South Baca and it paid off with Eads getting a three-set win over a decent Patriots team in scores of 25-10, 25-22, and 25-21. Eads is now 6-5 on the overall season.