Devils Homecoming spotlight – Sara LyBarger |

Devils Homecoming spotlight – Sara LyBarger

Andrew Harley
Sara LyBarger

Her thick, Husky fur might be short-lived where Eagle Valley’s mascot comes from. Regardless, she sheds her Battle Mountain connotations every day of the fall after school, and travels to Eagle to run with the Devils on the diamond. Devils starting pitcher, and occasional center fielder, Sara LyBarger has a penchant for Paul Walker, David Robinson and the color, blue.

Here’s the skinny on LyBarger:

Date of birth: Sept. 9, 1986

Born in: Alamosa

Parents: Tim and Mary Ann

Siblings: Emily, 13, Madelyn, 11 and Joseph, 8

Class: Senior

Position: Pitcher and center field … sometimes

What do you love about softball?: “I like bonding with the team; the team atmosphere is probably my favorite thing.”

Best moment on the field: “Probably beating Delta because they killed us last year.”

Most embarrassing moment on the court: “I always pitch the ball behind me. I’ll hit my brace or my leg through the pitch.”

Why do you wear a brace? Does it hurt your game?: “I wear the brace because I have no ACL. I tore it. Every once in a while, my knee will hurt, but the brace supports it pretty well.”

What’s it like playing for Brad Stiles?: “He’s great. He pushes us a lot because he wants us to do our best all the time.”

Funniest player on the team: Lauren Prewitt and Whitney Beasley

Favorite subject: “Probably math because it’s easy. I just get it. It’s easier than memorizing facts.”

College plans: “I’d like to go to Colorado State.”

Career plan: “I’m considering becoming a pediatrician.”

Sports you watch: “Basketball. I love how fast-paced basketball is. And, softball, when it’s on, but I hardly get the chance to watch softball.”

Favorite basketball team: San Antonio Spurs

Favorite player: David Robinson

Favorite movie: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

Favorite movie star: Paul Walker

Favorite food: Lasagna

Favorite color: Blue

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?: “I’ll probably be working toward being a pediatrician. I know it takes a lot of time and training.”

If you were the principal for one day, what would you do?: “I’d probably let us have a bonfire. I think they’re fun and a good tradition.”

Andrew Harley can be contacted at (970) 949-0555 ext. 608 or at

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