weather icon Clear

Roundup: Baseball team routs Del Sol

Picking up their first victory of the season, Boulder City High School’s baseball team routed Del Sol 15-0 at home on Monday, March 9.

Run-ruling the Dragons in three innings, junior Deavin Lopez batted 2 for 2 with five runs batted in off of a pair of doubles. Juniors Matt Felsenfeld (1 for 1) and Troy Connell (1 for 2) each drove in a pair of runs.

Senior Joey Camps (1 for 1) and junior Scott Bahde (1 for 2) also drove in a run each, while sophomores Chase Calvez and Isaac Tuenge each had a sacrifice fly.

On the mound, Connell picked up the win after striking out three batters in the first inning. Throwing relief innings, senior Jonathan Neal struck out three batters in his lone inning, while freshman Seth Graham struck out pair in his lone inning on the mound.

Earning a much-needed victory, the Eagles started the season 0-4 playing in the 4A-laden Bonanza Kickoff Tournament on March 5, 6 and 7.

Playing tough with the higher-classified opponents, the Eagles fell to Shadow Ridge and Bonanza 5-1, and Bonanza again 9-8 in game one of their doubleheader.

The Eagles also fell 12-0 against Faith Lutheran.

Nearly knocking off Bonanza in game one of their doubleheader Saturday, March 7, the Eagles scored five runs in the seventh inning before falling short of their comeback rally attempt.

Coming up big for the Eagles were Lopez (1 for 3) and junior Connor Garrison (1 for 4), who each drove in a pair of runs, while freshman Jett Gilliam (2 for 4) and Connell (1 for 3) each drove in a run.

Throughout the season’s first five games, Lopez is 4 for 8 at the plate with seven RBIs, Connell is 4 for 14 with four RBIs, and Gilliam has batted 6 for 13 with two RBIs.

Looking to build a winning streak, the Eagles will travel to Mojave today, March 12, before hosting Democracy Prep on Tuesday, March 17.


Coming off of strong tournament play in Needles, California, Boulder City High School’s softball team routed Del Sol 15-0 at home Monday, March 9, to advance to 3-3 on the season.

Routing the Dragons in three innings during their home opener, sophomore Jaiden Van Diest batted 1 for 1 with two runs batted in and sophomore Paeton Carver finished 1 for 2 with two RBIs. Senior Ellie Ramsey (1 for 2) and junior Brooke Baker (0 for 1) each drove in a run.

Sophomore Alyssa Bryant picked up the win on the mound, her third of the season, helping the Lady Eagles also defeat Palo Verde Valley (California) and Faith Lutheran in the Colorado River Invitational.

Defeating Palo Verde Valley 3-2, Carver and junior Allyssa Monroe each drove in a run, while sophomore Samantha Bahde batted 2 for 2. Bryant struck out six batters.

Against Faith Lutheran in a big 11-5 win against the 4A program, Carver finished 1 for 3 with a three-run triple. Bryant batted 1 for 2 with two RBIs and Monroe batted 1 for 3 with two RBIs.

Playing tough throughout the invitational, the Lady Eagles fell to Twentynine Palms (California) 3-2 on March 5 and Williams (Arizona) 5-4 on Friday, March 6.

They were routed by 4A Silverado 13-3 on Saturday, March 7.


Looking to make a return trip to state for the ninth consecutive season, Boulder City High’s boys golf team should be among the top teams in the southern region again this season.

The boys, 3A state champions in 2018 and state runner-up last season, looked ready Tuesday, March 10, to make a return trip, winning their league opener with ease at The Club at Sunrise.

“Our main goal is to get back to being state champions,” head coach Andy Schaper said. “We have our work cut out for us; Truckee will be very good this year. All we can do is work on limiting our mistakes and working on getting our short game to where it needs to be. We’re going to try and keep our scores low and have some fun out there.”

Cruising through their league meet, the Eagles soared to a team score of 324, defeating rival Virgin Valley (375) and Somerset Academy Sky Pointe (405).

Grabbing the top four spots, junior Blake Schaper finished first with a par score of 72, followed by senior Dustin Landerman, who shot a 79. Sophomore Jace Waldron shot a 86 for a third-place finish and junior Kyle Carducci finished tied for fourth with a score of 87.

Playing in the 4A-laden Pahrump Valley Invitational at Mountain Falls that featured 91 players from top programs like Bishop Gorman, Coronado and Palo Verde on Friday, March 6, Blake Schaper placed 13th with a score of 151.

Carducci placed 48th with a score of 171 and Dustin Landerman placed 53rd with a score of 180.

Looking to get in as much practice against top competition as possible, the Eagles will host 4A Green Valley on Tuesday, March 17.

Contact Robert Vendettoli at BCRsports@gmail.com.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Gilliam eyes career with MLB

Establishing his place as one of the top players in Nevada as only a sophomore, Boulder City High School baseball star Jet Gilliam has verbally committed to California State University, Long Beach.

Travel team puts baseball players on college scout’s radar

Jet Gilliam and Seth Graham-Pippen, sophomores at Boulder City High School and future stars of its baseball program, have carved out their own their futures playing this summer with Nevada’s Prep Baseball Report travel team.

Eagles athletes win baseball tourney

The Southern Nevada Eagles 18u team from Boulder City won the Rocky Mountain School of Baseball’s Labor Day tournament in Salt Lake City.

Wupatki provides glimpse into Pueblos’ ancestors

Wupatki National Monument in Arizona is about a 45-minute drive east of Flagstaff. The park boasts 35,000 acres, encompassing roughly 2,500 documented archaeological sites. While you won’t be able to see them all or even be allowed to, it’s worth a trip here to see the highlights, and it’s a good time to go. The elevation of the park is about 4,700 feet so weather forecasts call for average daily highs in the 80s through most of September.

Ely offers cool respite from scorching heat

Sick of the scorching Southern Nevada summer? Ely is a wonderful escape destination this time of year to enjoy outdoor activities and visit historic sites at pleasant temperatures.

Grothe named to national swim team; sets sights on Olympics

Making perhaps one last effort at a life-long dream, Zane Grothe, a 2010 Boulder City High School graduate, was named to the U.S. National Team where he’ll compete for an opportunity at the 2021 Olympic Games.

Sierras home to Devil’s Postpile

Mammoth Lakes, California, in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, is the jumping-off place to visit Devil’s Postpile National Monument. The monument was established in 1911 to preserve a rare columnar basalt formation, as well as other natural features.

Westcliff has ‘Wright’ stuff for volleyball star

Boulder City High School senior Ava Wright, a star on the girls volleyball team, has solidified her place as a future collegiate athlete, committing to National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics program Westcliff University in Irvine, California.

Orton to head to Arkansas

Boulder City High School senior girls volleyball star Sierra Orton has found her collegiate home for the next four seasons, committing to Arkansas Tech University.

Remote wildlife refuge offers beauty, diversity

If you are a wildlife photographer, aspire to become one or simply enjoy a very remote place “where the wild things are,” consider investing some of this long summer in a visit to Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in extreme northwest Nevada.