Lenox wins Hamilton County Demo Derby

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
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.

Southern Plains 10U Baseball goes 1-2 at State Tournament

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
It’s been a few weeks since area baseball all-stars ended.  The Southern Plains 10U team was the last man standing in this area as they traveled to play in their state tournament in Yuma, Colorado on July 7-10.  Baseball is not like the softball tournaments where pool play is the first order of business and teams can end up playing 4-8 games during a tournament.  The baseball tournaments are structured in a true double-elimination tournament from the very start.  The 10U group, coached by Sean Lening (Eads) and Lonnie Spady (Eads) went 1-2 in the state tournament.

Southern Plains 12U Softball Lose in World Series Bid in Regional Semifinals

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
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.

Slide Continues for Eads Ballers

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
     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.

Hometown Athletes Make It Big!

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Lady Eagles Control An Improved Wiley Team

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
     It was a slow, very slow start for the Eads Lady Eagles Thursday night in Wiley as the Panthers came out firing on all cylinders and focused on both sides of the ball. Despite being tied at halftime, 28-28, Eads managed to out-distance the Lady Pan-thers, 60-40, to extend their overall season record to 10-3.

Eads Invitational - Lane Outstanding Wrestler 2nd Year in a Row

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Senior Reagan Lane was named Outstanding Wrestler for the second year in a row at the Eads Tournament over the weekend. Lane defeated three opponents to earn another tournament championship.

Wrestlers Clean Up at Home Tournament; Lane Named Outstanding Wrestler

| Rhonda Uhland | Sports
     It was a busy Saturday in Eads for the high school wrestling team as they prepared
the gym for their annual wrestling tournament. The Eagles had a great day finishing
in first place out of 7 teams that attended with a total of 104.
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