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It’s the best start to an Eads season in 10 years as the Eagles competed in the very tough Border Wars over the weekend and came away with two wins out of the three games played. Eads is now 3-1 on the early season.
The highly anticipated game the entire state was looking forward to last weekend turned into one of those less than expected events as Kit Carson’s impressive winning streak fell one game short of tying the all-time state record, for all divisions, of consecutive wins. The Wildcats were sitting at 77-straight wins and needed one more win to tie the 78 games consecutively won by McClave in the early 2000s. However, the luck of the draw didn’t go their way as they drew the #1 team in 2A, Limon, to be their season opener and thus the Badgers would break the streak in a lopsided, 50-14 win.
It’s that time of year, yet again! The County Line Rivals Wrestling team has hit the mats already in preparation for the 2019-2020 season. Fifteen young men make up the team from Eads, McClave and Wiley Schools. Hayden Uhland is beginning his second year in the head coaching position but is looking to his assistant Trenton Piatt to help guide this team along. Piatt is a Colorado native. He completed his high school education at Olathe, Colorado, then went on to Western State where he was a successful member of the Mountaineers wrestling team all four years of his college tenure.
For the past two seasons, the Eads Lady Eagles basketball teams have made some noise in the post season getting into the regional tournament, but just not able to get over that hump to advance to the coveted 1A State Basketball Tournament. Last year they were defeated by Springfield, 42-36, in the first round of regionals.