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 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 20, 2022 

Lady Longhorns Beat Potter-Dix, Drop Next 3

Kimball's Lady Longhorn basketball team travelled last Tuesday to take on the Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes in Potter, and quickly broke out to a big lead in the early going. Both teams had problems... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 20, 2022 

Coyotes Top Horns, No. 1 In MAC

The Potter-Dix Coyotes boys basketball team had a busy week with three games and came out with two wins. Their record improves to 9-2 as they enter the MAC Tournament this week as the No. 1 seed. On T...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 13, 2022

Coyotes Lose First, Go 2-1 On Week

Potter-Dix’s Coyotes basketball team had three games over the past week, and lost their first game of the season to Bayard on Friday. The week’s action started on Monday, January 3, when the...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 23, 2021


The Coyote basketball team made a trip down to Caliche, Colo., on Saturday, and came away with a convincing 67-51win over the Buffaloes. The teams played the first quarter tight, with lots of defensive pressure and turnovers limiting the scoring....

 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 23, 2021

Kimball Girls 3-3 After Hershey

Kimball's Lady Longhorns basketball team has had some success in the early going of the 2021-22 season, and hoped it could finish with a win in the final game of the calendar year and go into the new... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 16, 2021

Horns 3-2 After Win Over Morrill

Kimball's Lady Longhorns basketball team continued its good start to the season by splitting two games against rivals Perkins County and Morrill over the week. The results moved the Lady Longhorns to... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 9, 2021

Strong Start For Girls Hoops

Despite dropping their first game of the season, the Kimball Lady Longhorns quickly rebounded and took their next two contests to start their season strong. On Thursday, the Lady Longhorns traveled...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 2, 2021

Several Coyotes Make All-District Football

After an historic season culminating with a runner-up trophy at the D6 State Championships, the Potter-Dix Coyotes football team had a big number of players qualify for the 2021All-District Football...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 25, 2021

Cody-Kilgore Too Much For Coyotes In D6 Final

The historic season that the Potter-Dix Coyote football team enjoyed came to a disappointing end Friday night in Ron and Carol Cope Stadium at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, as they fell to the...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 18, 2021

Coyotes Punch Ticket To State Title Game

The Potter-Dix Coyote Football team makes the last stop on their historic run on Friday, when they face off against the Cody-Kilgore Cowboys at Ron and Carol Cope Stadium at the University of Nebraska-Kearney on Friday at 6 p.m. Potter-Dix comes into...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 18, 2021

Coyotes Win Thriller, 39-38, In Semifinal

The number 1 ranked Potter-Dix Coyote Football team continued their historic season on Friday, holding off a late surge by the number 13 ranked Spalding Academy Shamrocks to punch their ticket to a...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 11, 2021

Shamrocks Pose Big Challenge For P-D

The Potter-Dix Coyotes are the No. 1 ranked team in D6, and face the No. 13 ranked Spalding Academy Shamrocks in the semifinal round of the NSAA D6 play offs on November 12 in Spalding. Due to the...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 11, 2021

No. 1 Coyotes Go 'Full Game' To Advance In Postseason

Potter-Dix’s Coyote football team hosted the quarterfinal round of the D6 playoffs Friday afternoon, and defeated the visiting Parkview Christian Patriots 70-34 to advance to the semifinal round of the D6 playoffs. This victory pushes the...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 4, 2021

Coyotes Blow Out Warriors, 54-0

The powerhouse Potter-Dix Coyote football team improved to 9-0 on the season with a 54-0 shellacking of the visiting Sioux County Warriors in the first round of the D6 Playoffs Friday afternoon in... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 28, 2021

Coyotes 8-0 Entering Postseason

Potter-Dix's Coyote football team finished out its regular season with an 80-16 rout over Creek Valley, earning its second straight D6-6 title and undefeated regular season. The Coyotes' swarming...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 21, 2021

Coyotes Top Young Wildcats, Now 7-0

Potter-Dix's Coyote football team moved its record to 7-0 against the Banner County Wildcats in Harrisburg on Friday night. The Coyotes dominated in all aspects of the game, and only a late score by B...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 14, 2021

Coyotes Make Some Hay

Potter-Dix’s Coyote football team continued its success with a 51-12 win over Hay Springs Friday night at Combs Field in Potter. After deferring to the second half, the Coyotes kicked off and put the Hawks deep in their own territory to start the...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 14, 2021


Kimball's Lady Longhorn volleyball team has not had many wins this season, but it earned a special victory Thursday as the school honored the 1979 Kimball State Champion Volleyball Team. It was 50...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 7, 2021

No. 2 Coyotes Roll On, 70-6

The No. 2 ranked D-6 Potter-Dix Coyotes remain unbeaten as they had no trouble defeating the visiting South Platte Blue Knights, 70-6, on Homecoming Night in Potter on Friday. The winless Blue...


Coyotes Rip Rams, 65-25

A strong start and a big second quarter by the Potter-Dix Coyotes was too much for the visiting Crawford Rams to overcome, and the Coyotes moved their record to 3-0 with a big 65-25 win Friday night...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 9, 2021

P-D Wallops Warriors

The Sioux County Warriors traveled to Potter on Friday for their first game of the season against the D6 powerhouse Potter-Dix Coyotes, and had no answers for the overwhelming Coyotes offense and defense. The Coyotes piled up the points in the 62-8...


No 2021 Kimball Football

Kimball High School’s football season appears to have ended before it started. The Longhorns were forced to forfeit their scheduled opener at Hitchcock County last Friday due to a lack of players. And now this. “We only have nine players out for...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 2, 2021

Potter-Dix Back On Track, Beats Wallace 47-22 In Opener

Potter-Dix’s Coyote football team had an historic run last season, going 9-and-0 in the regular season before finally being knocked-off by Cody-Kilgore in the playoffs. The team members made a commitment to each other to come back better and...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    May 27, 2021

Anton, Muldoon Medal At State

The Potter-Dix Coyotes sent their track and field qualifiers to the NSAA Class D State Championships in Omaha late last week, and some outstanding performances earned a few of the athletes medals at the end of the competition.  A few Coyote...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    May 20, 2021

Coyotes Send 7 To State

Potter-Dix's Coyote Track and Field team traveled to Chappell last Wednesday to compete in the District D-9 Meet, and the Coyotes qualified seven athletes to travel to the State Meet in Omaha on...


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