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Cheyenne proves to be too much for Eagles

The Eagles’ season ended Feb. 19 with a 70-60 loss to Cheyenne in the opening round of the Division 1-A Southern Region boys’ basketball playoffs.

Marcus Walker scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half to lead Boulder City’s late rally and twin brother Nicholas Walker added 10 points and six rebounds.

Tyler Newby finished with 14 points for the Eagles, who will lose eight seniors to graduation.

“I told my seniors how much I appreciated what they’ve done the last three years since I’ve been the coach here,” Boulder City head coach John Balistere said. “We won 46 games. It’s the most wins we’ve had in a three-year stretch in about 18 years, so they did a great job of helping bring our program back to respectability.”

The Eagles (10-14) played tough and stayed close until late in the fourth quarter in the loss at Sunrise Mountain. Cheyenne’s lead was in single digits until the last minute, but Cheyenne never trailed.

The Desert Shields took a 31-25 lead into halftime. Senior Javon Peterson led the way with 25 points, including an 8-for-8 effort from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter when the Eagles were mounting a comeback.

Boulder City tied the game twice in the second half and came within 64-60 with 36 seconds remaining in the game, but missed shots resulted in a 6-0 Cheyenne run to end the game.

“Their size caused some problems for us inside, and we knew that was our Achilles’ heel all year,” Balistere said. “We haven’t given up 70 points in many games this year. I know we were fouling at the end, but I thought they hurt us on the glass a little bit. Too many second-chance points.”

Eagles win 10th straight on court

Advancing to 13-3 on the season, Boulder City High School boys volleyball continued their 10-game winning streak by defeating Virgin Valley on April 4 and SLAM Academy on April 5.

Track and field teams shine at home meet

Continuing to shine this season, both Boulder City High School track and field programs dominated at their home weekday event on April 4.

BCHS snaps losing streak

Snapping a three-game skid, Boulder City High School baseball routed Sunrise Mountain 12-0 on April 9.

No-hitter paces Lady Eagles in blowout

Advancing to 9-5 on the season, Boulder City High School softball defeated The Meadows 15-0 on March 27.

Track teams improving

Challenging themselves, Boulder City High School track and field traveled to 4A Basic on March 27, facing off against the Wolves and 4A Desert Oasis.

Volleyball squad moves to 11-3

Advancing to 11-3 on the season, Boulder City High School boys volleyball continued their game-winning streak by defeating Desert Pines on March 27 and Sloan Canyon on April 2.

BCHS wins four straight on diamond

Getting to .500 on the season with a 4-4 record, Boulder City High School baseball has rallied for four consecutive wins, defeating Mater East and earning a forfeit victory over Mojave in this week’s slate.

School, city to come together for cancer patient

A community will come together on April 2 at Boulder City High School in support of 5-year old Henry Sorenson, who is currently battling Ewing’s sarcoma, a bone cancer in his left leg.

Eagles unbeaten in league play

Remaining perfect in 3A play, Boulder City High School boys volleyball defeated Western, Coral Academy and Canyon Springs during this week’s slate.

Sports Roundup: Softball squad picks up pair of victories

On a roll, Boulder City High School softball won a pair of games this past week, defeating rival Moapa Valley on March 20 and Western on March 25.