Sports

McClave Girls Stay Perfect in 1A in a 44-22 Win over Eads

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
The undefeated McClave Lady Cardinals (13-0) had just one opponent over the weekend when they welcomed the Eads Eagles (7-7) to the Cardinal Nest. McClave used a smothering defense to jump out to a 17-5 first quarter lead to eventually win the conference contest, 44-23.

Kit Carson Girls Post Big Comeback and Grab 39-35 OT Win in Idalia

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
The Kit Carson girls had been somewhat struggling in the middle part of the season although, for the most part, they have won most of their games. But the 10-4 Wildcats upped their game over the past weekend as they grabbed a key Hi-Plains conference win over Cheraw, 50-20, and then learned how to fight their way against an aggressive defense when they won in overtime in Idalia against the very athletic Wolverines, 39-35.

Eads Boys Developing into a Tough Opponent as We near Playoffs

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
The Eads boys’ basketball team is quickly becoming a team to reckon with as on Friday night they played McClave, one of the best teams in Colorado 1A ball, to a tight game going into the fourth quarter eventually losing that contest to the 10-3 Cards, 63-49. Then on Saturday night they shocked the much bigger and very athletic Wiley Panther team winning on the Eads court, 58-53, in one of the more exciting games the area has seen in some years.

County Line Rivals Are Ready for Regionals

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
It’s time for Regional Wrestling across the state of Colorado. The local County Line Rivals, consisting of area wrestlers from Cheyenne Wells, Eads, Wiley, and McClave are well-prepared to represent well at the coveted state-qualifying event.

Lamar Officials’ Association Hold Fundraiser for Two Senior Athletes

| Administrator | Sports
Last Friday Cheyenne Wells traveled to Granada for a Hi-Plains League basketball game filled with competitive play with both girls’ and boys’ teams giving it all they could in order to get the win as the regular season quickly winds down.

Eads Boys Grab Two Strong Wins over the Weekend

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
The Eads boys grabbed two wins over the weekend and extended their record to 6-6 on the season. However, a much more important stat is they won a key conference game in OT, 42-35, over Cheraw giving Eads a 2-0 record in the tough Hi-Plains conference.

Eads Girls Have Solid Defensive Weekend on the Road

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
It was a long haul for the Eads girls over the weekend as they found themselves on the oftentimes snowy and foggy road. But that didn’t slow them down as they continue to improve—particularly on the defensive side of the ball.

Cheyenne Wells Girls Grab OT Confidence-Booster over Hi-Plains

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
The Cheyenne Wells girls had been struggling with some injury and illness for the past few weeks, but over the weekend some positive gains were made when they grabbed two exciting wins—both of which were on the road.

Granada Girls Continue to Mow Down Competition but Can’t Nail Down #3 McClave

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
It has been an extremely positive season thus far for the Granada Lady Bobcats who are enjoying the best results the program has had for nearly 20 years. They have bought into the new system taught by coaches Mark Grasmick and Shelley Grasmick and have enjoyed their comeback year with a vengeance mowing down all the competition—with one exception.

Granada Girls Pull off a Hi-Plains Shocker over Kit Carson, 50-41

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
The Girls’ Hi-Plains League is without argument the most loaded conference in the entire state. Currently, there are four teams from the Hi-Plains League in the 1A Top 10 Rankings.

Granada Gets a Conference Win over Kit Carson, 47-28

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
Both Granada (4-6) and Kit Carson (4-5), like every other team in the region, played just one game over the weekend, and that game was on Friday just prior to the big snowstorm that rolled out onto the plains leaving many inches of moisture on the ground. All Saturday competitions were cancelled due to the weather.

Eads Girls Struggle to Control the Ball in a 46-27 Loss to Stratton

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
The Eads Lady Eagles struggled mightily in their debut return to the court after a two-week hiatus. The break may have done the Eads team no favors as they struggled to protect the ball resulting in numerous turnovers, 40 in fact, leaving the aggressive Stratton Eagles with a 46-27 non-conference victory.

Eads Boys Lose Tough Game on the Free Throw Line

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
Like every other team in the region the Eads boys had just one game over the weekend because of the massive snowstorm that moved in on Friday night and into Saturday. Eads welcomed the physical and athletic Stratton Eagles on Friday night.

Kit Carson Girls Grab Conference Win over Eads, 28-19, in Defensive 2023 Opener

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
The Eads (5-4) and Kit Carson (5-2) girls’ teams are no strangers to each other as they have already met once in the early part of the high school basketball season.

Eads Boys Grab Conference Win over Kit Carson, 44-33

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
The Kit Carson (4-3) boys’ team traveled south just 20 miles to the Eagles’ Nest, the home of the Eads (4-5) Eagles, for the first game of the 2023 regular season.

Keenan Smith Champion in Walsenberg at 157

| Administrator | Sports
The County Line Rivals wrestling team competed well in the Pete and Ina Gomez Invitational wrestling tournament held at John Mall High School gymnasium on Saturday, December 17. They would place in 4th among the 29-team field—many of which were large schools.
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