The Eldorado Eagles baseball team will have a bye in the first round of the State 1A Playoffs after winning a coin toss with Ozona.
The Eagles and the Ozona Lions finished the season tied as District Co-Champs. The coaches opted not to play a tie-breaker game but chose instead to meet in Sonora late Wednesday afternoon where a coin toss decided the seeding in the upcoming playoffs.
The Eagles won the coin toss and drew and an automatic bye that advances them past the Bi-District round and into the Area Round where their opponent has yet to be determined.
Ten years after Schleicher County residents learned that their new neighbors from Utah were actually members of a fundamentalist Mormon cult, and six years after child welfare officials conducted the famous YFZ Ranch Raid, residents of the 1,691 acre ranch are removing equipment and other personal possessions from the property and preparing to depart.
At least that’s how it appears from the outside looking in.
No one other than ranch residents and law enforcement personnel are allowed to enter the property. Neither group has been eager to comment on the situation.
State and local lawmen on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, served court documents called a writ of possession and a demand for possession to a ranch resident who they met at the gate to the property on CR 300.
When the Eldorado Eagles baseball team arrived in Junction Tuesday night, April 22nd, they were facing a must win situation.
Before they arrived back home, they learned that their 11-8 victory, coupled with an Ozona loss, had propelled them into a tie for the district crown.
Eldorado got the 11-8 win Tuesday night in a game where the Eagles and Junction combined for 20 hits and four extra base hits in game that saw plenty of offensive firepower.
Tres Whitten racked a double and two singles while driving in three runs.
Meanwhile, Michael Rios, who came on in relief in the first inning, struck out 10 batters and allowed only three earned runs on six hits and three walks in his six and one-third innings of work. He threw 17 first pitch strikes on the evening.
The Eldorado Lady Eagles will travel to Crane on Monday where they will face Van Horn in the Bi-District round of the State 1A Playoffs.
The Lady Eagles finished second in District 2-1A behind league leading Santa Anna Lady Mountaineers. The Winters Lady Blizzards placed third in the district and will also compete in the playoffs.
Eldorado’s final district game came on Tuesday, April 15th, when they defeated the visiting Lady Blizzards by a 6-5 score.
Early voting by personal appearance begins Monday, April 28th, and continues through Tuesday, May 6th in the election for Eldorado City Council and the Schleicher County ISD Board of Trustees.
Early Voting will be held in the office of County Election Administrator Brenda Mayfield located in the Memorial Building at 101 N. Cottonwood St. in Eldorado.