The County Line Rivals hosted their home tournament this weekend and here are the results. The Rivals placed third in a field of 13 teams. Cheyenne Mountain and Lamar JV tied for first with 172 points and with both teams having the same number of champions it went down to a coin flip and Cheyenne Mountain won the flip. The Rivals scored 158.5 points for 3rd; Dumas scored 93 points; Holly with 89.5; Limon, 59.5; Ellicott, 50; Baca County, 42; La Junta, 23; Elizabeth, 22; Tribune-Greeley County, 12; Calhan, 11; and Stratton, 9.
After a quarter-century of preparing ballplayers for opportunities in Major League Baseball, the Lamar Community College baseball program is now seeing one of its coaches make the jump from the Lopes to a Major League Baseball organization.
Assistant coach Eric Dorton, who also played one season for LCC, was hired by the Texas Rangers as a hitting coach for their rookie and instructional league teams.
"It is a dream come true," Dorton said.
The County Line Rivals returned from Christmas Break with a busy week of wrestling. Coach Uhland and company traveled to Rocky Ford on Thursday night for a tri meet with two tough teams in Rocky Ford and John Mall. The Rivals took on John Mall first. Although, they only put a few marks in the win column, it provided the Rivals some good experience. Next came the home team, Rocky Ford. As the lights dimmed, and the spotlight light up the mat, a wave of adrenaline filled the gym.
The County Line Rivals had an outstanding weekend as they wrestled in Wiley Friday night for a Dual with Fowler, Boys Ranch, and Limon; and finished up in Holly for the Christmas Tournament against eight other teams getting a first place finish. The Rivals scored 128.5 points to reach the top and Boys Ranch finished with 117.5 for second place.
Home basketball games at Lamar Community College have been further postponed due to a shipping delay with the new scoreboards. The new estimated arrival for the scoreboards is Tuesday, November 13. If all goes well with the installation, the Lopes will host two home games this week on Wednesday and Thursday, November 14 and 15.
The season's end came sooner than hoped, leaving the Lamar Community College volleyball team to reflect on season full of success while learning from its postseason shortcomings.
The Lopes (18-14) fell to Casper in straight sets (20-25, 20-25, 20-25) on October 31 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during the first round of the Region IX Tournament. It was a bitter end for a team with eyes on making a third straight postseason run.
Home games for the Lamar Community College Basketball teams have been postponed because of a delay in installation of the new scoreboards. The Lopes now hope to host their home openers on November 12 and 13.
The Lamar Community College volleyball team will enter Region IX-South play 14-7 after winning two of three in Clarendon, Texas, over the weekend.
The Lopes earned sweeps against Clarendon and Garden City after dropping a five-set battle to Blinn at the Bulldog Classic. The team is home this week for three straight region matches beginning with Northeastern Junior College on Thursday.
The first match was a too-close-for-comfort win, and the second was a tense almost-but-not-quite loss. Together, they may have unlocked the potential of a team in need of an awakening.
The Lamar Community College volleyball team played its most impressive and consistent volleyball of the young season during a 4-1 showing at the Blue Mountain Inn & Suites Invitational at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely, Colorado, over the weekend.