It was a long, very long ride to Branson for the Kit Carson Wildcats on Friday as they had a conference match up with the struggling Branson/Kim team. This was an afternoon game since there are no lights on the Branson field.
The Walsh Eagles brought their 2-3 record (1-1 in conference) to Eads on Friday night and was met with not only a challenging Eads team, but also, rain, wind, and even injury to one of their own. Walsh was riding a 2-game winning streak as they arrived at the Eads venue.
It was a heck of an offensive weekend for the Lamar Savages softball team as they managed to surprise Rocky Ford’s starting pitcher Sadie Brewer by scattering 13 hits around the Lamar ball park on their way to a 6-1 win over the #4 Meloneers. Lamar then destroyed Florence in game one of a scheduled conference double header, 23-0.
Eads started the season with two consecutive losses, but in the past two weeks they have managed to even the score and gain two victories; bringing them to .500 in the early season 6-Man football competition. On Friday, they traveled way down south to the canyons of the Branson/Kim team and came away with a total domination of the game winning, 65-0.
It was touted as a big game on the plains of Colorado where 6-Man football reigns every Friday night or Saturday afternoon in the fall. Two teams, just 25 miles apart, who have been rivals for years met once again in a Cheyenne County clash.
The Eads Lady Eagles Volleyball team had a very productive and successful weekend as they, according to head coach Chelsea Davis, grew as players grabbing effective wins over two teams who have beaten them in the past few years. On Thursday night in Eads, the Lady Eagles dominated a re-building South Baca Patriot team, 3-0.
The top-ranked 1A volleyball team in the state, the Kit Carson Lady Wildcats, continued to perform at a high level as they deservedly retain that ranking defeating Granada, 3-0, and Genoa-Hugo, 3-0, over the weekend.
It was an end-of-the-season shoot out to remember at the Eads Golf Course over the weekend as two separate tournaments wrapped up the men’s golf season for the 2017 season. On Saturday, the club hosted the Two-Man Scramble Tournament with 42 golfers in the hunt.
It has been a slow schedule for the Eads Volleyball team up until this week when they ended up having three key contests in nearly as many days. On Tuesday, the team put together a gem of a performance to put away Crowley County, 3 games to 2 games, all close and competitive.
It was a long, very long, week for the Lady Savages Softball team as they played three games and had a Homecoming week to contend with, as well. By Saturday morning, after a Homecoming dance on Friday night, the team boarded the bus for a long ride to Colorado Springs for a key conference match up at St. Mary’s.
Head coach Curt Connelley knew his team’s perfect win record would be on the line against Genoa-Hugo on Friday night in Hugo as the high octane Pirates, using two main players, had soundly defeated Eads the week before. Connelley knew he would have to contain Caid Smith and Nicholas Knutson if he had any chance of his Wildcats coming out with a win.
The first two weeks of the 2017 Eads Football season were tough ones as the inexperienced Eagles took just a bit to figure out where their strengths were, how to compete at a high level, and gain enough confidence to make the plays needed to win a ball game. On Friday, some of these factors clicked into place for Trey Eder and his youngsters as they traveled to Cheraw and grabbed a resounding 59-14 win over the Wolverines.
There’s actually more to that quote by former Eads Coach Dan Supulski who was the first wrestling coach at Eads High School in 1957 and who also coached Baseball. The rest of it goes “…..It is not a uniform or the waving of flags; it is pride in self and in your school.”
Last week was a busy week at Kit Carson School as it was Homecoming week with the quite accurate theme being, “Wreck the Wolverines.” When the active and enjoyable week had wound down the Wolverines had duly been wrecked, Kit Carson crowned a new King and Queen, and the volleyball and football teams added another notch in the win column on the season.
Over the busy Kiowa County Fair & Rodeo weekend the Eads High School Golf team traveled to two tournaments including a good Lamar Invitational Golf Tournament at Spreading Antlers Golf Course on Thursday, and then over to La Junta for the annual Stableford Invitational Golf Tournament on Friday. In Lamar there were only seven teams and the Eagles finished last. The Friday tournament had 11 teams in the field, including the young Eads varsity group consisting of Brigden Parker, Zach Haase, Joe Haase, and Brandon Lening. Eads finished as a team in 8th place overall taking scores from Parker and the Haase brothers.