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Eads Boys’ Basketball in Top 10 Preseason Ranks

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
Weston Meardon enters his third year at the helm at Eads where he’s spent the last two seasons trying to teach the skills needed to compete at a high level of basketball. He now has a core of players who have been on the court since they were freshmen and, on the court, when they lost in the Regional finals a year ago to the eventual 1A state champions Denver Jewish Day Academy, 57-25.

Eads Girls #6 in CHSAA Preseason Poll: Will Be Young but Experienced

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
The Eads Girls’ Basketball program is looking to take a big step forward in the competitive world of girls’ 1A basketball as they return all five starters to a team that, by the end of the season, ended up in the Regional championship game. Unfortunately, because of their early season losses, they ended up seeded in the Briggsdale region where the Lady Eagles would lose to the eventual state champions, 57-25.

Kit Carson Boys Will Have to Do Some Building but Have the Material

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
The Dechant brothers, Damon and Jason, will be on the bench again this year for the Kit Carson Wildcats as head coach Damon Dechant enters his 6th year. He’s hoping to build upon a tough season from a year ago where the Wildcats were 4-16 overall and lost every league game in the very tough Hi-Plains conference.

Sara Crawford Enters Her 20TH Year of Lady Wildcat Basketball

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
Sara Crawford is a well-known and highly successful coach in the 1A ranks of Colorado. Her Kit Carson Wildcats are always competitive, some years more so than others, as she has enjoyed many trips with her Wildcats to the state tournament where they’ve won a handful of titles.

Holly Boys Look to Atone Early Loss in the Postseason a Year Ago

| John Contreras | Sports
The Holly Wildcats are coming off a fairly successful season a year ago.

McClave Boys Look to Reload

| John Contreras | Sports
Despite the loss of three key senior players to graduation, McClave head coach Jeremy Mallard has high expectations as he assembles his team for the 2023-24 season.

McClave Girls Poised to Make Another Strong Run

| John Contreras | Sports
With a very young lineup, the McClave Lady Cardinals had a remarkable basketball season a year ago.

Cheyenne Wells Girls May Be a Disrupter This Season

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
The thing about the Cheyenne Wells girls’ basketball teams is that they are always exceptionally athletic so despite not always having solid skills they make it up on their speed, athleticism, and aggressiveness. You can’t teach that stuff and those kinds of players keep showing up in the program.

Granada Boys to Start Season Without Their Top Player

| John Contreras | Sports
Just like last season, the Granada boys basketball team will have to start the 2023-24 season without the services of one of their top players in Maddox Coleman.

Granada Girls Look to Build on Last Year’s Success

| John Contreras | Sports
The Granada Lady Bobcats basketball program had one of their best seasons in over a decade and looks to build on the progress they made.

County Line Rivals Are 21 Strong with Largest Team in History

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
The County Line Rivals wrestling team is seemingly growing leaps and bounds as they have 18 boys and 3 girls who have joined their respective teams consisting of wrestlers from Eads, Cheyenne Wells, McClave and Wiley.

Holly Wrestling Team Wants to Put the Wildcats Back on the Map

| John Contreras | Sports
The Holly Wildcats wrestling team embarks on a new season with some good numbers on the roster.

New Coach to Guide Wiley Boys Basketball

| John Contreras | Sports
A new coach will take over the reins of the Wiley boys’ basketball program this season.

Wiley Lady Panthers Seek Turnaround

| John Contreras | Sports
The Wiley Lady Panthers basketball team struggled to a 6-14 overall record last year.

8th Annual Southeast Colorado Cheer Invitational: A Spectacular Showcase of Spirit and Skill

| Raina Lucero | Sports
Lamar, Colorado was set ablaze with enthusiasm on November 17th as the Community Building played host to the highly anticipated 8th Annual Southeast Colorado Cheer Invitational. This electrifying event brought together 17 high school teams, five junior high teams, and an extra dash of excitement with the only co-ed team from Lamar High School.

Cheyenne Wells Rolls Into the 6-Man State Championship: 2021 Redux?

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
It was an exciting track meet in Otis last Saturday as two athletic teams sprinted up and down the field in the 6-Man Colorado State semifinals game playing for the chance to appear in the Big Show in this week’s state championship game to be held at the ThunderBowl on the CSU-Pueblo campus in Pueblo. When the dust had cleared in Otis, the upstart Cheyenne Wells Tigers were sitting in charge, 66-60.