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WILEY LADY PANTHERS VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW

The Wiley Lady Panthers open the 2021 season ranked No. 4 in the Class 1A preseason state ranking released by CHSAA.Now. Wiley starts the season with three straight road matches at Cheraw on Aug....

By John Contreras

2021-08-21 16:07:42

HOLLY VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW

| John Contreras | Sports
The Holly Lady Wildcats volleyball team looks to improve after posting a 3-7 record in the Class 2A Santa Fe League and a 3-11 record overall last season. Holly will be guided by second-year head ...

IT’S OFFICIAL -- SOUTHERN PLAINS 9U ARE THE STATE CHAMPIONS

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
Last week the Independent reported on an interesting story at the Colorado 9U State Baseball Tournament that was held in Lamar.  The local Southern Plains team, consisting of all Eads players excep...

LAMAR SOFTBALL PREVIEW

| John Contreras | Sports
The Lamar Lady Savages softball team swings into the 2021 campaign with four games right off the bat. Lamar will compete in the two-day Eaton Tournament on Friday, Aug. 20 and Saturday, Aug. 21. ...

SOUTHERN PLAINS 9U IN DEADLOCK FOR THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
As of this writing on Monday afternoon the Southern Plains 9U baseball team, consisting of all Eads kids except one Kit Carson player, Brentley States, who has always played with Eads, is in a 7-7 ...

GRANADA VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW

| John Contreras | Sports
Last year was a transition one for the Granada volleyball team under new head coach Amanda Koeller. Lady Bobcats struggled to a 0-6 record in the Hi-Plains League and 1-11 mark overall. “Last yea...

Holly Wildcats claim 1A state baseball championship

| John Contreras | Sports
The 2021 Class 1A state baseball championship game turned into a classic battle between the No. 3 seed Holly Wildcats and the No. 1 seed Flatirons Academy at University High School on June 23 in Gr...

EADS EAGLES STILL YOUNG BUT HAVE GAINED EXPERIENCE

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
The Eads Eagles were extremely young last year and by the end of their season they had lost a key player in Rhaelie Rittgers who injured her knee in one of the last games of basketball.  Recall tha...

HAASE, STOKER, MITCHEK, HAINER: Area 1A Track & Field State Champions

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
Over the summer those who document the sports achievements at Eads High School will have to update their wall banner that denotes Track & Field state champions as Eagle Nation got, not one, but...

EADS GOLF TEAM REBUILDING YOUTH WITH POTENTIAL

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
The 2021 Eads High School Golf Team have already been practicing in preparation for the first high school golf tournament of the season to be held at La Junta on Friday, August 6.  According to he...

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