Justin Lenox of Eads, Colorado ventured over to Syracuse, Kansas to compete in front of a packed arena in the Hamilton County Demolition Derby on July 23, 2016. Lenox has spent the past year building his car to get it competition-ready, and all that work became worth it on this night. Lenox's car was a 1977 Lincoln Continental. He was drawn into heat one along with six other competitors and had good luck driving well to qualify for the full size car feature directly out of the heat, instead of having to go through a consolation heat.
It was HOT and it was HUMID in Council Grove, Kansas as the 12U All-Stars from Southern Plains battled through tough conditions and five games in their bid to advance to the 12U World Series in Florida in a week’s time. Despite battling admirably through pool play and making it into the bracket tournament out of 10 teams competing in the regionals, they would be eliminated by the regional runner-up, Cottonwood Valley, KS, in a heartbreaking 3-0 defeat. Mineral Springs, Missouri would be the eventual Midwest Regional Champions and will travel to Florida as our representatives in the 12U division.
It was another tough game for the struggling Eads boys’ basketball team as they continue to slide in the regular season schedule. They would lose a slow game, 72-31, to the #3 ranked Wiley Panthers in Wiley on Thursday night. With the loss, first year Coach Russell Parker will need to try to regroup the team as they quickly head toward post-season play. This week doesn’t get any easier for the Eagles who have been playing without two starters, including the Eagles’ leading scorer in Caden Parker, as they travel to Kit Carson on Friday night to take on their rivals up the road, the #5 (11-3) Wildcats. And the hits just keep coming as Saturday night they will walk into the Plainview High School gym to face off with the defending state champions the #2 Holly Wildcats (12-3). Eads is now 6-7 overall.