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Eagles place sixth in state cross-country championship

Chandler Harkins finished 13th and Evan Klouse 25th as the Boulder City boys cross-country team finished in sixth place at the Division 1-A State Cross-Country Championships Saturday in Reno.

Harkins ran 17 minutes, 59 seconds over the 3.1-mile course at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Washoe County. Klouse had a time of 18:42.

The Eagles scored 123 points to finish behind champion Elko, which had the winning low score of 48 points.

“Chandler and Evan have led the team for three years and it has been a fantastic run,” Eagles coach Canaan Petersen said. “Combining both of their efforts in their careers, the boys team has secured one regional title and three straight trips to the state tournament.

“I am sorry to see them go as they move on next year, but it will be interesting to watch them in athletics in the future. Chandler specifically is planning on running in college, while Evan will try to be a swimmer at the next level. I know they will be successful in whatever they do.”

Also competing at state meet for the Eagles boys team were Christian Shamo, Joren Selinger, Caleb Shamo, Tyler Campbell and Austen Brown.

Jessica Embro finished in 26th place as the only female runner from Boulder City in the girls state meet. The Lady Eagles did not have enough athletes to compete for the team championship, which Truckee won.

“Jessica placed 26th and while she may not have run as well as we had hoped, she capped off a great season by making it to the state meet in Reno,” Petersen said. “This was her first official year running on a cross-country team and I am looking forward to working her this winter and next summer before next year’s season. She has so much potential.”

Winter athletics

Six Boulder City athletic teams are practicing and will begin their exhibition seasons by the end of the month. They are boys and girls bowling, boys and girls basketball, girls flag football and wrestling.

Baseball fundraiser

Today and Friday are the final days to sign up to play in the Boulder City baseball team’s second annual Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, which begins Friday at the Hacienda Casino at 6:30 p.m.

A $50 buy-in will get each player $2,000 in tournament chips.

There will be reduced rates for drinks and free finger foods, hats and T-shirts. There are special prizes for any player who knocks a baseball coach (Bobby Reese, Alex Moore, Tim O’Neill, Chris Morelli and Johnny Nelson) from the competition.

For more information, call Reese at 702-218-5866 or email RWR941@interact.ccsd.net.

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