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Cheyenne Wells Baseball Splits with Springfield in Tight Double Header, Blanked by Simla

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
After being swept by McClave in the season opener at the Cardinal field on Tuesday, March 19 the Tigers earned their first win of the baseball season on Friday when they split a doubleheader at Springfield losing the first game, 7-5, but coming back and grabbing the win in the nightcap, 10-5. But on Thursday, March 28, the Tigers hit a buzz saw in Simla losing in a big score of 11-0.

Holly Wildcats Finish 1-2 in Own Tournament

| John Contreras | Sports
The Holly Wildcats hosted their invitational tournament and racked up two victories and lost one game which was an exhibition. All three games were scheduled five-inning contests

McClave Blanks Manzy in Double Header, Will Go to Springfield Next

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
After sweeping the Cheyenne Wells Tigers on March 19 the Cardinals continued to dominate their early season opponents as they blanked Manzanola in double-header scores of 14-0 and 28-0.

Wiley Still Looking for First Win, Will Face off with Eads on Friday

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
It’s been a somewhat slow early season start for the Wiley Panthers baseball team as they are currently sitting at a 0-3 overall record after losing to a good Denver Christian team in a double header on March 12 in scores of 15-0 and 10-0. Then on Tuesday, the 19th, they came up short in a good ball game in Las Animas, 5-1.

1ST Annual SECO Senior Games Features the Best of the Class of 2024

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
The game of basketball is king in southeastern Colorado as this year alone three girls’ teams out of District 2 were at the state tournament and the two boys’ teams in the 1A state finals were from District 2. Yes, this basketball season has been one for the history books.

Cheyenne Wells’ Corey Hill Named Player of the Game at The Show

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
Since the Cheyenne Wells Boys’ Basketball team won the 1A State Basketball Championship in early March, there have been plenty of opportunity for accolades honoring their coach and players on their history-making season.

Eads Is Back on Track After a Year of Retirement

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
It has been a very busy week of baseball for the Eads Eagles baseball team as they spent the week on the road in two separate double headers to kick off the 2024 season. The Eagles are back on the field after failing to field a team last year.

McClave Sweeps Cheyenne Wells in Two Close Opening Season Games

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
The Cheyenne Wells Tigers baseball team left the basketball court last week and took the baseball field this week as the high school seasons have changed over and it’s now the time to “Play Ball!” In their opening double header, they traveled to McClave—ironically to play against the school they just defeated in the Colorado State Basketball Championship.

2024 High School Baseball Season Getting into Full Swing

| John Contreras | Sports
The 2024 baseball season is starting to pick up some steam for teams in the area.

Lamar Lady Thunder Soccer Team Looks Toward a Stellar Season

| John Contreras | Sports
The Lamar High School girls’ soccer team missed out on the 2A state tournament a year ago and the goal this season is to make it back to the postseason.

Hi-Plains All-Conference Basketball

| Administrator | Sports

Hi-Plains League Boys All-Conference 2024-2024

1st Team

  • Porter Spady, Sr., Eads
  • Tuff Kelley, Fr., McClave
  • Corey Hill, So., Cheyenne Wells
  • Conner Forgue, Sr., McClave
  • Maddox Coleman, Jr., Granada
  • Tim Provost, Jr., Cheraw
  • Brentley Lening, Sr., Eads
  • Carson Noe, Sr., Cheyenne Wells
  • Stockton Mitchek, Jr., Eads
  • Jonus Guevara, Sr., Granada
  • Josiah Irwin, Jr., Kit Carson

2nd Team

  • Ethan Bronniman, Jr., McClave
  • Jr. Mungaray, So., McClave
  • Seth Reece, Sr., Cheraw
  • BJ Marquez, Sr., Cheraw
  • Keaton Marriott, Sr., Kit Carson
  • Zach Dickey, Jr., Cheyenne Wells

Defensive Team

  • Stockton Mitchek, Jr., Eads
  • Perry Chadwick, Sr., Cheyenne Wells
  • Porter Spady, Sr., Eads
  • Tuff Kelley, Fr., McClave
  • Ray Mungaray, Sr., McClave
  • Carson Noe, Sr., Cheyenne Wells
  • Tim Provost, Jr., Cheraw
  • Keaton Marriott, Sr., Kit Carson
  • Brentley Lening, Sr., Eads
  • Jose Sanchez, Sr., Granada
  • Bryson Hyle, Jr., Cheyenne Wells
  • Trenton Rader, Sr., Cheraw
  • Terence Hainer, Jr., Granada

Hi-Plains League Girls All-Conference 2023-2024

1st Team

  • Abrielle Gomez, So., McClave
  • Anna Wollert, Fr., Eads
  • Paige Ryser, Jr., Cheyenne Wells
  • Lindsey Mayhan, Sr., Kit Carson
  • Ashlynn Steinbrunn, So., McClave
  • Tailee Weeks-Johnson, So., Eads
  • Zoe Martinez, So., McClave
  • Payge Booker-Rady, Sr., Kit Carson
  • McKayla Kiniston, Sr., McClave
  • Shaylee Scheler, Sr., Cheyenne Wells
  • Marissa Valenzuela, Sr., Granada
  • Crislyn Miell, Sr., Cheraw
  • Aliyah Muth, So., Cheyenne Wells
  • Avery Johnson, Fr., Kit Carson

Honorable Mention

  • Emily Melgosa, Jr., McClave
  • Delaney Bond, Jr., Cheraw
  • Bailey Sierra, Fr., Eads
  • Lexi Shotton, So., Eads
  • Alessandra Paez, Jr., Eads
  • Senior All-Conference Team
  • Lindsey Mayhan, Sr., Kit Carson
  • McKayla Kiniston, Sr., McClave
  • Payge Booker-Rady, Sr., Kit Carson
  • Shaylee Scheler, Sr., Cheyenne Wells
  • Crisyln Miell, Sr., Cheraw
  • Marissa Valenzuela, Sr., Granada
  • Nadaya Buttry, Sr., Kit Carson
  • Mariah Sigala, Sr., Granada
  • ToriLin Riddle, Sr., Granada

Defense

  • Ashlynn Steinbrunn, So., McClave
  • Shaylee Scheler, Sr., Cheyenne Wells
  • Lindsey Mayhan, Sr., Kit Carson
  • McKayla Kiniston, Sr., McClave
  • Delaney Bond, Jr., Cheraw
  • Bailey Sierra, Fr., Eads
  • Anna Wollert, Fr., Eads
  • Elida Pizarro, Jr., Granada
  • Aubry Carroll, So., Cheyenne Wells
  • Dayzriana Quintana, Fr., Granada n

CHSAA All-State Boys Basketball Team 2023-2024

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1A Division

  • Player of the Year: Carson Noe, Cheyenne Wells
  • Coach of the Year: Kendall Pelton, Cheyenne Wells

First Team

  • Tanner Fiscus Briggsdale Sr.
  • Conner Forgue McClave Sr.
  • Corey Hill Cheyenne Wells So.
  • Carson Noe Cheyenne Wells Sr.
  • Cyler Notter Stratton Sr.

Second Team

  • Maddox Coleman Granada Jr.
  • Tuff Kelley McClave Fr.
  • Kale Morris Idalia Sr.
  • Brian Ontiveros Sierra Grande Sr.
  • Keenan Winnerman Denver Jewish Day Sr.

Honorable Mention

  • Colby Batterton Springfield Jr.
  • Hayden Brooks South Baca Sr.
  • Brock Coherty Kim/Branson Sr.
  • Josiah Irwin Kit Carson Jr.
  • Von Isenbart Stratton So.
  • Bex Seaman Hi-Plains Sr.
  • Trey Smith Genoa-Hugo Sr.
  • Porter Spady Eads Sr.
  • Landen Stegman South Baca Sr.
  • Cooper Stolebarger Springfield Sr.

2A Division

  • Player of the Year: Jordan Rockwell, Limon
  • Coach of the Year: Dirk Pedersen, Limon

First Team

  • Gunner Hughes Crowley County Jr.
  • Jordan Rockwell Limon Sr.

Second Team

  • Treyton Marx Limon Sr.

Honorable Mention

  • Devin Eaton Holly Jr.
  • Truman King Holly Jr.
  • Elijah McNeil Crowley County Sr.
  • TJ Ortiz Las Animas Sr.
  • Keziah Williams Burlington Sr.

CHSAA All-State Girls Basketball Team

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1A Division

  • Player of the Year: Jenna Krise, Briggsdale
  • Coach of the Year: Colin Nicklas, Briggsdale

First Team

  • Emma Cox Flatirons Academy Sr.
  • Emily Dehaan Flatirons Academy Sr.
  • Abrielle Gomez McClave So.
  • Sedonia Isenbart Stratton Sr.
  • Jenna Krise Briggsdale Sr.

Second Team

  • Kylie Gatlin Dove Creek Sr.
  • Jaylyn Kechter Idalia Jr.
  • Kayl Klem Briggsdale Jr.
  • Lindsey Mayhan Kit Carson Sr.
  • Anna Wollert Eads Fr.

Honorable Mention

  • Caelan Church Hi-Plains Sr.
  • Kate Elmore South Baca Sr.
  • Sarah Elmore South Baca Fr.
  • Ysabel Gonzalez Kim/Branson Sr.
  • Sophia Isenbart Stratton So.
  • Mckayla Kiniston McClave Sr.
  • Lainee Leathers Springfield Sr.
  • Zoe Martinez McClave So.
  • Crislyn Miell Cheraw Sr.
  • Clare Miltenberger Stratton Jr.
  • KJ Phillips Wiley Sr.
  • Payge Booker-Rady Kit Carson Sr.
  • Ashlynn Steinbrunn McClave So.

2A Division

  • Player of the Year: Kya Piel, Merino
  • Coach of the Year: Daniel Piel, Merino

First Team

  • Trinitee Holmes Burlington Sr.
  • Kya Piel Merino So
  • Makenna Sutter Merino Sr.
  • Kiyarra Williams Burlington Jr.

Second Team

  • Carlee Cox Simla Fr.
  • Jentri Marx Limon Sr.
  • Brooklyn Sutter Merino Jr.

Honorable Mention

  • Kylie Maranville Simla Jr.
  • Katie Gotschall Simla So.
  • Amara Mazerall Simla Sr. n

The Anatomy of a State Championship

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
On Saturday, March 9, 2024, the Cheyenne Wells Tigers boys’ basketball team hoisted the gold ball at the 1A Colorado State Basketball Tournament for the first time in 69 years. Yes, that is not a typo—it hasn’t happened since 1955.

Tigers Are the State Champions! District 2 Classic Re-Match Nets Cheyenne Wells Over McClave, 55-36

| John Contreras | Sports
The high school basketball season came to a close as state champions in boys and girls were crowned in Class 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, and 6A in the Colorado High School Activities Association’s 2024 Boys and Girls Basketball State Championships held March 7-9 at four different venues.