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 Eastern Slope Rural Telephone Association (ESTech) announced on Friday that they will be bringing High Speed Internet to the Town of Eads with installation projected to begin in the Fall of 2021. ...
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| Betsy Barnett | News

EADS TRACK PICKING UP THE PACE AS THEY CONTINUE TO PREPARE FOR STATE

The Eads High School Track & Field teams continued to improve their performances in Elbert last week competing in welcomed warm conditions and at an altitude they will need to get used to as they make plans to compete in the 1A Colorado Track & Field Finals in Denver. Eads has 7 girls and 5 boys who are sitting in the top rankings at the state level.  The Eads girls are extremely tough to beat in the field events as between three athletes including Colby Stoker, Kyra Sheridan and Maggie Haase that have been tough to beat.  Stoker is currently seeded 1st in the state in the Shot P...

HOLLY GRABS CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP OVER EADS, 4-0; Parker Gets the Shutout Win

| Betsy Barnett | Sports

It was a meeting to determine the conference championship between the two top teams who are highly ranked in the RPI standings in Colorado 1A Baseball.  Holly, moving down from 2A, had one productive inning, the first, where they juiced the bases on Eads errors.  Holly senior Brigden Parker, who grew up in Eads until his sophomore year in high school, then came to the plate and crushed a Grand Slam over the right field fence.

That would be the only scoring in the contest as the Eagles settled in and went toe-to-toe with the Wildcats after that very shaky start.

The win seeded Holly in the driver’s seat for Thursday’s District 4 Tournament where two teams will emerge into the state bracket at the Regional Tournament.  The Wildcats will take on #4 Stratton/Liberty at 10am on Thursday in Las Animas.  Eads is the #2 seed and will face off against Cheyenne Wells (#3) at 12:30pm.  Winners advance to the championship game at 3:00pm, but even more important, advance to the Regionals.

Over the long week of baseball, the Eads Eagles were busy as they hosted a tri-meet with Otis and Simla on Tuesday.  Those games went late into the evening, but the Eagles emerged with two strong wins.  They would first defeat Otis, 13-5, and then won the nightcap with Simla, 8-1.  Eads enters the post-season with 10-2 overall record.

Junior Cade McDowell drove in four RBIs on three hits against Otis.  He would have a double in the first and a single in the second to send his fellow Eagles home. 

Eads put together a strong second inning where they scored 9 runs on Otis.  Hatch Nelson, McDowell, Ty Wilson and Damien Barnes all drove in runs in that inning. 

Wilson was the winner on the bump against Otis going four and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs on four hits, and walking only one.  The junior would strike out five batters.

McDowell went 3-for-3 from the plate to lead Eads.  Zack Fowler stole three bases of the nine steals the Eagles racked up. 

Eads scored a run in the bottom of the first inning when Nelson arrived on base after a Simla error.  Nelson then stole second base putting himself in scoring position for freshman Porter Spady’s deep single to center field.

The Eagles added three more runs in the second inning behind the offensive attack by Spady and Fowler, who each had RBIs.

Freshman Brentley Lening was on the hill for Eads in the Simla contest.  The righty allowed only one hit and one earned run over five innings of work, striking out nine and walking just one.

Eads got 5 hits in the game coming from Spady, McDowell, Joe Haase, Donte Sierra and Damien Barnes.  Spady had 3 RBIs while A.J. Vasquez had one RBI, and Barnes added a second.

Eads had 7 steals in the contest with Spady and Nelson grabbing two apiece.  Sierra, McDowell and Fowler each grabbed one.

In the Holly game it was the superior pitching staff that held Eads scoreless.  Brigden Parker started on the hill looking strong by going three and two-thirds inning.  The senior struck out 10 and walked one. 

Eads senior Brandon Lening threw for Eads and minus the first inning where Holly grabbed the 4-0 win off the Parker grand slam, had a strong outing going four innings, allowing four runs on four hits, striking out four and walking zero.

Parker only gave up one hit and it would be to Barnes who hit a single just over second base.  Only Vasquez and Sierra would get on base with a walk.

Head Coach Marcus Gilmore commented on the Holly loss by saying, “It’s always tough to take being the losing team in those kinds of games.  We proved how confident we were as a team to be able to hang tough and not give up after that first inning.  A couple early errors and a big hit in the first inning decided the entire game.  That’s baseball!  Brandon gave us a chance to get back in it like he’s been doing all year. He had an amazing game for a loss.  We just couldn’t get anything going against Parker.”

 

REESE BARNETT GRABS U.S. KIDS SPRING TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP IN PUEBLO

| Betsy Barnett | Sports

Eads youth Reese Barnett mowed down the competition in the U.S. Kids Golf 9-10-year-old division on Sunday by shooting a +3 over 39 at the Walking Stick Golf Course in Pueblo with the wind howling upwards of 25-30 miles per hour winning her third U.S. Kids Tour Championship in the last two years. 

The Spring Tour consisted of six weekend tournaments held at a number of golf courses along the front range of Colorado.  The golfer with the most points, with placings determining point values, wins the overall Tour Championship.  Ten-year-old Barnett competed at four of the tournaments during the Spring Tour winning all four and earning enough points to win the overall championship.

On Sunday at Walking Stick Barnett used six pars and a birdie to overcome a triple bogie on Hole #8 after just missing a long putt and sending it long.  Despite the wind, Barnett managed to keep the ball on the course and was in good position most of the day. 

The summer tour is next for Barnett which means the tour will move to the Denver Metro Area.  It also means Barnett will move up in the age division to play in the 11-12-year-old division as she will turn 11 in July.  This will be the first set of tournaments where Barnett will compete for the normal 18 holes instead of the 9 holes required for the younger golfers.


Lifestyles

MAINE STREET BASH RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN EADS --- BIGGER & BETTER THAN BEFORE

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
The 14th annual Maine Street Bash is coming to Downtown Eads on the last Saturday in July --- July 31st from 11am to 11pm --- and is gearing up to ...

EADS ELEMENTARY SPRING CONCERTS BRINGS TREMENDOUS JOY TO LARGE AUDIENCES

| Raina Lynch | Lifestyles
In a lingering COVID-19 change of schedule the usual Eads Elementary Spring Concert from days of old had a new flair this year when the separate ...

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| Raina Lynch | Lifestyles
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| Rich O'Brian | Lifestyles
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