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 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...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    May 6, 2021

Coyote Girls 3rd, Boys 4th At MAC

Potter-Dix's Coyote track and field team traveled to Chappell on Saturday for the MAC Track and Field Meet. The girls team finished third with 68 points, while the boys team placed fourth with 73...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 29, 2021

Kimball Boys 4th, Girls 5th At Calvert Invite

Kimball’s Longhorn track and field team traveled to Morrill to compete in the annual George Calvert Invitational, and the boys finished fourth out of seven teams while the girls placed fifth out of eight teams. Highlights for the boys included...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 29, 2021

Potter-Dix Competes At Pine Bluffs

Potter-Dix's Coyote track and field team traveled to Pine Bluffs on Friday and competed at the Pine Bluffs Invite that was cut short due to lightning. Potter-Dix's boys team placed third overall with...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 22, 2021

Coyote Boys Show Well At Creek Valley Twilight

The annual Creek Valley Twilight Invitational Track & Field Meet was held on Monday, April 12, and despite a prevalent cold breeze, the competitors were able to get all 17 events finished by...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 15, 2021

P-D Boys 5th, Girls 14th At Bayard C-D

Potter-Dix’s Coyote track and field team travelled to Bayard on Saturday to compete at the Bayard C-D Invite. The boys came away with a fifth place result, while the girls placed 14th. The first-place teams were Burns among the girls and Leyton for...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 15, 2021

Longhorn Girls 2nd, Boys 3rd At Tri-State

Kimball's Longhorn track and field team has a busy week, excelling at the Tri-State Invitational Meet in Chappell last Tuesday and then facing a higher level of competition at the Bayard C-D... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 1, 2021

Longhorn Girls Third At Morrill Early Bird

Kimball's Longhorn track and field teams had to cancel the Kimball Invitational due to weather last weekend, but the team was still able to travel Saturday to compete in the Early Bird Meet at...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 11, 2021

Coyotes Enjoyed Record-Breaking Year

Potter-Dix's Coyote basketball team had its best season in 13 years, finishing with an 18-5 record, a D2-11 Sub District title, and a trip to the D2-5 District final before falling to the Loomis Wolve...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 4, 2021

Potter-Dix Falls In District Final

Potter-Dix’s Coyote basketball team ended their impressive 2020-21 campaign with a loss in the D2-5 District Finals against a Loomis Wolves team featuring tough defense and a highlight-reel performance by junior Quinn Johnson. The Wolves got an...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 25, 2021

Coyotes Seeded First In Subdistrict

Potter-Dix's Coyote basketball team had two big wins going into subdistict tournament play last week, overpowering Leyton on Feb. 15 and then dominating Minatare on Feb. 19. The Coyotes earned the...

 By Mike Motz    News    February 25, 2021

Season Ends For Kimball Girls

Kimball’s Longhorn girls basketball team fell to North Platte St. Pat’s in the first round of the D1-12 Sub district Tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 16, ending their difficult season with a 3-13 overall record. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Longhorns...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 18, 2021

Potter-Dix Girls, Boys Beat Peetz

 Potter-Dix’s Coyote Basketball teams hosted the Peetz Bulldogs on a frigid night last Tuesday, but it was more likely the Bulldogs’ delayed start to the season that caused the cold shooting of the visitors rather than the weather. The girls...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 11, 2021

Coyotes Sweep Storm, Split With Garden County

Potter-Dix’s Coyote Basketball teams hosted the Creek Valley Storm Thursday night and the home team was able to pull out two wins against the visitors from Chappell. The action started with the Lady Coyotes facing off against the Lady Storm, two...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 4, 2021

Tough Stretch For Kimball Girls

Kimball's Lady Longhorn basketball team continued to struggle with three losses over the past week to fall to 2-10 on the season. On Tuesday, January 26, Kimball hosted Mitchell, and the Lady Tigers... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 4, 2021

Longhorn Boys Still Winless

Kimball's Longhorn basketball team continued to struggle for wins, falling in two contests in the past week to drop their season record to 0-11. Kimball first traveled on Friday to take on the...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 4, 2021

Records Fall In P-D Win Over Minatare

Potter-Dix’s Coyote basketball teams hosted the Sedgwick County Cougars last Tuesday night for the the Cougars’ first action of the season due to Colorado’s decision to delay the start of the winter sports schedule. The layoff seemed to have...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 28, 2021

Coyotes Take MAC Tournament Championship

Potter-Dix's Coyote basketball team continued its strong start to the season by ripping through the competition with lopsided wins and ending up with a 49-32 victory against Bayard on Saturday night...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 21, 2021

Kimball Restarts With Win, Then Drops 2

The Kimball girls basketball team got back into the winner's column after dropping three in a row at the re-start of their season. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Lady Longhorns hosted Potter-Dix, another...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 21, 2021

Longhorn Boys Still In Search Of First Victory

Kimball’s Longhorn basketball team is still searching for its first win of the season after a rough week against three tough opponents. On Jan. 12, Kimball first hosted the dangerous Potter-Dix Coyotes, a team with both speed and length in their...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 21, 2021

Coyote Boys Roll Into MAC, Girls Struggle

Potter-Dix's Coyote basketball team continued its strong play with three big wins over the week and are looking strong going into this week's MAC Tournament. The Coyote's started last weeks' action...


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