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The Rivals Win Big 2A Tournament in Limon

| Shelby Uhland | Sports
The County Line Rivals wrestling team had another successful showing on the mat Saturday as they brought home the gold from the Badger Invitational. 44 matches between two gyms, made for a full day of wrestling for the Rivals and supportive spectators, but was fun to watch anyway.

Holly, Granada, Wiley, No. 6 McClave girls win season openers

| John Contreras | Sports
The 2018-19 basketball season officially tipped off for girls’ teams in the area.

Holly, Granada, McClave boys win season openers

| John Contreras | Sports
The 2018-19 basketball season officially got underway for teams in the area.

It was a successful debut for the No. 7 state-ranked Holly Wildcats in Class 2A as they went on the road on Saturday and defeated Swallows Charter Academy,84-49, in a District 6 opener in Pueblo West.

Southeastern Conference Names All-Conference Recipients

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
The Southeastern 6-Man Football Conference recently announced their selection for the 2018 All-Conference team. All coaches from Kit Carson, Eads, Cheyenne Wells, Granada, Walsh, and Cheraw voted in the selections.

Eads Girls Control Flagler/Hi-Plains in Home Opener

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
The Eads Lady Eagles put together a solid first game and defeated a traditional powerhouse, Flagler/Hi-Plains, 47-22, in their home and season opener on Friday night. They are 1-0 and will enter the Border Wars Tournament in Kansas as the newest addition to the lineup.

Eads Boys Entertain Crowd with Fast-Paced Win over Thunder in Opener

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
The Eads Boys’ Basketball program has been on the skids for a number of years as they try to gain traction in a very tough conference. Last year, in second-year head coach Marcus Gilmore’s first campaign, the Eagles were less than average with a 6-14 overall record.

Wiley Girls 2018 Basketball Preview

| John Contreras | Sports
Head coach: Steve Phillips, 3rd year

Last year’s record: 2-3 in District 3; 10-9 overall.

Key returning players:

Wiley Boys 2018 Basketball Preview

| John Contreras | Sports
Head coach: Kody Wallace, 2nd year

Last year’s record:
1-4 in District 3. 6-12 overall

Key returning players:

McClave Girls Basketball 2018 Preview

| John Contreras | Sports
Head coach: Brian Dunning, 4th year.

Last year’s record: 4-1 in District 2 standings and 14-7 overall.

Last state appearance: 2011.

Key returning players:

McClave Boys Basketball 2018 Preview

| John Contreras | Sports
Head coach: Jeremy Mallard, 7th year.

Last year’s record: 3-2 record in Class 1A District 2; 12-10 overall record.

Key returning players:

Kit Carson Looks to Defend State Title as They Go for a Three-Peat

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
Last year the Kit Carson Lady Wildcats won double state championships in Volleyball and Basketball—a feat not easy for any school to do. Now, as they start their 2018-2019 basketball season, they have already won a back-to-back championship in volleyball.

Kit Carson Boys Basketball 2018 Preview

| Betsy Barnett | Sports
Second-year head coach Damon Dechant is excited to get the ball rolling with his Wildcats this season but he’s going to have to wait for a just few days more in order to give them a little rest and recuperation time. The same athletes who just played a grueling 6-man football schedule clear to the state championship game last Saturday will need a few days to regroup.

Holly Girls 2018 Basketball Preview

| John Contreras | Sports
Head coach: Eric Jensen, 1st year.

Last year’s record
: 4-1 record in Class 1A District 3. 17-8 overall record.

Holly Boys Basketball 2018 Preview

| John Contreras | Sports
Head coach: Dusty Heck, 5th year.

Last year’s record:
21-1 overall record.

Key returning players:

Granada Girls 2018 Basketball Preview

| John Contreras | Sports
Head coach: Ray Martinez, 2nd year

Last year’s record:
0-4 in District 2; 4-16 overall

Key returning players:

Granada Boys Basketball 2018 Preview

| John Contreras | Sports
Head coach: Manuel Gonzales, 32nd year

Last year’s record
: 0-20 overall record.

Key returning players: