58°F
weather icon Clear

Lady Eagles sit atop league standings

Boulder City High School’s flag football team sits atop the 3A Southern League standings following Monday’s, Dec. 10, 25-13 victory over Sunrise Mountain.

Despite giving up a garbage-time touchdown to end the game, the Lady Eagles (4-1) dominated the Miners on both sides of the ball.

“I think the team played well,” senior Ryann Reese said. “We have been practicing really hard in order to get where we are now, but I feel like we have more to show. I’m very proud of my team and the way our season is going right now.”

The Lady Eagles are riding a four-game winning streak after their opening-season loss to 4A Southeast Career Technical Academy.

Steering the ship for the Lady Eagles, with much improved play behind center, junior quarterback Makaela Perkins completed 16 of 22 passes for 105 yards Monday, throwing a pair of touchdown strikes to Reese.

“Makaela’s been doing a much better job,” head coach Kevin Ruth said. “She starting to feel a lot more comfortable with the offense that coach (Chris) Morelli is trying to set up. Today, we relied a little bit more on the run, but when we need to throw it, she’s done a really good job and made some good decisions.”

A versatile offensive weapon, Reese finished with seven catches for 30 yards, while rushing for 99 yards on 15 carries. Having a breakout game for the Lady Eagles, junior newcomer Makena Arboreen led the way with 158 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries.

Newcomer Jasmyn Curl rushes for 22 yards and a touchdown on two carries to help the Lady Eagles remain undefeated in league play.

“We had a lot of girls graduate last year who were a big part of our team, but we had a lot of new athletes show up ready to play hard and they are doing exactly that,” Reese said. “Being 4-0 is really good for us, but we have to keep our heads low and keep grinding.”

Looking like a rejuvenated team after posting an 8-8 record last season, the Lady Eagles also defeated league opponents Mojave 13-12 on Dec. 5 and Valley 20-12 on Friday, Dec. 7.

“I think a couple of our games have been closer than they needed to be this year, but one thing our girls don’t do is panic,” Ruth said. “In the past if we were down or in a close game, we would all hit the panic button; where this year, even if we get stuff or another team scores first, we just go back out there and keep fighting.”

Showing resiliency against the Rattlers, Reese scored both touchdowns on the ground, rushing for 137 yards on eight carries. Junior defenders Clarissa Sitko (10 tackles), Emily Rinella (eight tackles) and Arboreen (seven tackles) led the defense.

Against the Vikings, Perkins threw three touchdown passes, finishing 12 of 17 passes for 144 yards. Perkins found senior Haley Jackson (two catches, 28 yards) and juniors Erin Taggard (two catches, 10 yards) and Sara Harvey (one catch, seven yards) in the end zone.

On defense, Arboreen generated two sacks, while Reese and Rinella each had one. Reese and Sitko both intercepted passes.

Off until the conclusion of winter break, results from the Lady Eagles’ rivalry game today, Dec. 13, against Moapa Valley will appear in next week’s issue.

Contact Robert Vendettoli at BCRsports@gmail.com.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
BCHS alum named director of football operations in Colorado

Turning his love and passion for sports into a career, Boulder City class of 2014 graduate Colton Bosnos has been named the new director of football operations at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

Roundup: Seniors lead grapplers to wins

Competing in a tri-dual at Sunrise Mountain on Jan. 12, Boulder City High School’s wrestling team defeated both the Miners and Desert Oasis.

Eagles net wins

Boulder City High School’s boys basketball team is on a three-game winning streak, including an emotional 55-51 victory over rival Moapa Valley on Tuesday, Jan. 11.

Roundup: Coplin leads Lady Eagles on ground, in air

Starting the new year off strong, Boulder City High School’s flag football team picked up a pair of wins against Sunrise Mountain on Friday, Jan. 7, and Canyon Springs on Tuesday, Jan. 11.

Saguaros at home in Sonoran Desert

Most people see their first saguaro (pronounced “sah-wah-roh) cactus on television, perhaps in a cartoon or a Western movie. The signature plants of the Sonoran Desert, towering saguaro cacti (Carnegiea gigantea) are also beloved symbols of the American West. These cacti can reach 40 feet tall and one was measured at almost 80 feet, although these are the granddaddies of the species.

Girls pick up big win

Finishing 1-3 in the Gator Winter Classic tournament at Green Valley High School, Boulder City High School’s girls basketball team picked up a crucial 43-34 victory over Southeast Career Technical Academy on Dec. 29.

Eagles fall short at tournament

Finishing the Orange Holiday Tournament in California with a 1-4 record, Boulder City High School’s boys basketball team found itself on the wrong side of two close games, falling to Costa Mesa on Dec. 29 and La Habra on Dec. 30.

Upcoming games

By Boulder City Review

Lagan targets 2022 competitions

Boulder City’s first female Olympian, Alexis “Lexi” Lagan, is celebrating her growth as a competitor during this past year and is using it to train for 2022.

BCHS scores valuable experience at tourneys

Playing against stiff competition in the Green Valley Holiday Tournament on Tuesday, Dec. 28, Boulder City High School’s girls basketball team is off to an 0-2 start, but is gaining valuable experience, according to its coach.