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Summer competition too hot for Eagles

As summer heats up, the Boulder City Connie Mack Baseball League 18 and younger summer league team’s competition follows suite.

Boulder City traveled to Eldorado on June 11 and topped the Sundevils, 6-4.

Colin Shepard was 2-for-3 at the plate, with two RBIs, while teammate Kodey Rahr was 1-for-4 with one RBI.

Steve Wagner pitched six innings, allowing nine hits and striking out 11. Austin Shepard closed the game with 16 pitches, allowing one hit and sending one player to first base on walks.

Friday, Boulder City traveled to Summerlin to face Palo Verde High School, where the Eagles lost 14-6.

Jake Hubel, Steven Mull and Austin Shepard pitched, throwing a combined 128 pitches, 71 for strikes and one strikeout. Rahr was 3-for-4 with one RBI, while Mull was 2-for-4 with one RBI.

On Tuesday, Boulder City hosted Spring Valley and lost 13-0.

Wagner and Nick Giunta pitched a combined 121 pitches, including 71 strikes and two strikeouts, allowing 11 hits and walking four.

The loss dropped Boulder City’s record to 2-6.

Boulder City hosted the Las Vegas Toros on Wednesday, but the results were posted too late for publication. On Sunday, the team visits Shadow Ridge High School for a 10 a.m. game.


Over the weekend, the Boulder City-Henderson Heatwave hosted the June Age Group Qualifier meet at the outdoor Multigenerational Center Competition Pool in Henderson.

The meet was a last-chance opportunity for swimmers to qualify for the June Age Group Championship meet in Irvine, Calif., scheduled today through Sunday.

Coach Linda Estes said the Heatwave swimmers had great swims overall.

Nick Lara, 16, placed first in the male open 200-meter freestyle with a time of 2:07.87 and the male open 200-meter butterfly with a time of 2:22.32.

Mason Romantic, 13, placed first in the 13-14 boys 100-meter breaststroke, swimming 1:22.66.

In the girls open 200-meter butterfly, Mandy Gebhart, 16, placed second, dropping 23.56 seconds off her time, with a final time of 2:42.14. She also placed third in the girls open 200-meter breaststroke, with a time of 3:04.33, dropping 26.67 seconds.

Troy Higley, 8, placed first in the boys 7-8 200-meter individual medley with a time of 3:25.40. He also placed first in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 1:21.86, 50-meter butterfly with a time of 41.97, 50-meter freestyle with a time of 36.25, and 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:30.96.

In the girls 9-10 100-meter freestyle, Tara Higley, 10, placed second with a time of 1:16.11. She also placed second in the 200-meter freestyle, dropping 8.80 seconds to finish with a time of 2:42.60.

Daphne Thompson, 12, placed first in the girls 11-12 50-meter backstroke, swimming 35.82, while teammate Katie Gray, 12, placed second with a time of 38.58.

Misuraca named 3A coach of the year

Helping Boulder City High School girls track and field capture their first regional championship since 2011, head coach Mark Misuraca and his staff have been named 3A coach of the year.

Huxford brings home the hardware

Leading Boulder City High School to their fourth consecutive state championship, head coach Rachelle Huxford and her staff of Kurt Bailey and Chad Robinson were named coach of the year for the 3A classification.

More accolades for Lady Eagles softball team

After helping Boulder City High School softball reach the 3A state tournament, head coach Angelica Moorhead and her staff were named coach of the year for the 3A classification.

Lady Eagles recognized as honorable mentions

Following stellar high school seasons with Boulder City softball, sophomore Payton Rogers and junior Baylee Cook were both named honorable mention selections on the All-Southern Nevada team for their efforts.

More court accolades for Sorenson

Establishing himself as one of the state’s top players, senior boys volleyball star Brady Sorenson was named a first-team All-Southern Nevada selection, highlighting the state’s top players regardless of classification.

Lucky 7 swim to regional honors

Continuing Boulder City High School’s rich swimming tradition, seven athletes from the boys and girls teams were selected to the All-Southern Nevada team, highlighting the region’s top athletes regardless of classification.

Jenas-Keogh, golfers earn state award

A trio of Boulder City High School athletes were named to the All-Southern Nevada team in their respective sports, highlighting the region’s top athletes regardless of classification.

Render receives all-state nod

Helping Boulder City High School baseball reach the postseason, senior Derek Render was named to the 3A second-team all-state.

Lady Eagles clean up on diamond

Helping Boulder City High School softball reach the state tournament, 3A player of the year Payton Rogers highlighted the 3A All-State team featuring four Eagles.

Four Eagles named to all-state volleyball team

Boulder City High School boys volleyball was well represented on the 3A All-State team en route to their fourth consecutive state championship.