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 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 12, 2020

Cody-Kilgore Ends Coyote Season

The Potter-Dix Coyote Football team had their season end Friday night with a 42-8 loss against he Cody-Kilgore Cowboys at Combs Field in Potter. The Coyotes could not stop the lightning and thunder...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 29, 2020


The Potter-Dix Coyotes ended their undefeated regular season in a spectacular fashion, dominating the Creek Valley Storm in Chappell, 66-13, in a one-sided game that proved the Coyotes were not only...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 22, 2020


Creek Valley's Storm football team and Potter-Dix's Coyote football team have struggled in recent years, with wins hard to come by for both programs. But Creek Valley turned the corner last year, goin...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 22, 2020

Horns Drop Finale To Bobcats

Kimball’s Longhorn football team ended its season with a 60-26 road loss to the Hemingford Bobcats to end their season with an 0-and-7 mark. The Bobcats scored early and often, putting up 24 points in the first quarter followed by another 22 in...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 22, 2020

Longhorn VB Tops Sutherland

Kimball's Lady Longhorn Volleyball team had three matches over the last week, with two of them being losses to a tough Chase County team before a win on Saturday against Sutherland. On Tuesday Oct....

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 15, 2020

Football Coyotes Keep On Chugging

Potter-Dix’s Coyote Football team continued its undefeated season with a decisive 50-26 road victory over the Hay Springs Hawks on Friday night. The Coyotes’ big play offense and aggressive defense were too much for the Hawks to handle, and the P...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 15, 2020

Volleyball Action: Kimball & Potter-Dix

On Tuesday, Oct. 6, the Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes hosted a Triangular against Bayard and Kimball, and were able to manage a split against the two teams. The Lady Coyotes first matched up against Bayard, and although the Coyotes played well, the Lady...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 15, 2020

Missed Opportunity For Kimball Football

Kimball’s Longhorn football team had chances to earn its first win of the season on the road against Hyannis, but mistakes and penalties sent Kimball to their six straight defeat, 16-12. Kimball finally had an opponent that has had similar struggle...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 8, 2020

Undefeated Coyotes Rip Blue Knights

Potter-Dix’s Coyote Football team remained unbeaten as they traveled to Big Springs on Friday and recovered from a slow start to beat the South Platte Blue Knights in convincing fashion, 62-to-27. A surprisingly slow first quarter had the Coyotes...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 8, 2020

Football Longhorns Fall To Bayard

The Kimball Longhorns football team continued its season of struggle, falling behind early and losing their sixth straight game against the Bayard Tigers at home on Friday. The Bayard team got the jump early on the Longhorns, going up 28-to-6 in the...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 8, 2020

Kimball XC Readies For SPVA

Kimball’s Longhorn Cross Country team had a busy week, traveling to the Gothenburg Invite on October 1, and the boys squad finished with a 14th place finish led by senior Connor Cluff’s 67th place finish at 20:35. Freshman Braylon Miller...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 8, 2020

Longhorns Top Hemmingford, 2-0

Kimball’s Lady Longhorn Volleyball team opened October with a victory against the Hemingford Lady Bobcats in straight sets, 2-to-0. After losing to Bridgeport and Morrill by straight sets, the Lady Longhorns found their groove and made it two out...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 8, 2020

Lady Coyotes Extend Losing Streak

Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyote Volleyball team had a strong start to the season, but has hit a stretch losing eight straight matches, only winning three sets during the run. The last three losses started on Tuesday Sept. 29 when the Lady Coyotes...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 1, 2020

P-D Football Powers To 4-0 Start

Potter-Dix's Coyote Football team continued their undefeated start and moved to 4-and-0 on the season by defeating the favored Arthur County Wolves at Combs Field Friday night. The two high-powered...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 1, 2020

Kimball XC Competes at Ogallala

Kimball's Longhorn Cross Country team traveled to Ogallala on Thursday, and the boys squad placed 14th overall in the team competition. Kimball's top finisher was sophomore Matthew Johnson in 53rd place with a time of 20:14.7 followed by freshman...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 1, 2020

Lady Longhorns Go 1-3 On Week

Kimball's Lady Longhorn Volleyball team has had a tough time getting wins, but were able to grab one this week in the three matches they played. Last Tuesday the 22nd, Kimball traveled to Hershey and were overpowered by the Lady Panthers in straight...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 1, 2020

Longhorns Lassoed By Plainsmen, 70-28

Kimball's Longhorn Football team continued to struggle as the fell 70-to-28 to the Perkins County Plainsmen in a game that saw the visitors take an early lead and pull away for a lopsided victory. Plagued by five turnovers, with four in the first...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 1, 2020

Lady Coyotes Have Tough Week

Potter-Dix's Lady Coyote Volleyball team has had success so far in the season, but went through a difficult week, losing four of five matches, with the last two losses coming at a home tournament on Saturday. The week started well for the Lady...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 24, 2020

Cluff, Malson Pace Kimball XC

Kimball's Cross Country team traveled to Alliance on Saturday to compete in the Alliance Invitational, and went against the very best runners in the Panhandle area. The boys team was able to manage a... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 24, 2020

Lady Coyotes Weather The Storm

Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyote Volleyball team evened their record to 5-and-5 during Homecoming Week with a victory against the Creek Valley Lady Storm at Potter Thursday night. Although the Creek Valley team has only one win in front-loaded schedule,...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 24, 2020

Longhorns Put Up 20, But Fall To Sailors

Kimball's Longhorn 8-man football team continued its early season struggles against the Sutherland Sailors on Friday night, dropping to 0-4 on the season after the 56-20 loss in Kimball. The Sailors...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 24, 2020

Potter-Dix Routs Rams, 3-0 On Season

Potter-Dix's Coyote Football team has something to howl about as they move their season record to 3-and-0 for the first time in well over a decade with a 46-to-8 rout of the visiting Crawford Rams at...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 17, 2020

Longhorn Boys Third In Kimball Cross Country Invite

Kimball’s Boys cross country team was able to earn a third place showing at the Kimball Invitational on Friday, with sophomore Matthew Johnson and senior Connor Cluff leading the Longhorns runners... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 17, 2020

Longhorns Volleyball Breaks Into Win Column

It has been a slow start for Kimball’s Lady Longhorn Volleyball team, coming into last week without a win, and full slate of tough competitors ahead. Coach Ferguson’s team started the week on the road against Bridgeport and Garden County, and...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 17, 2020

Potter-Dix Volleyball Wins Twice In Tough Week

Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyote volleyball team had a busy week, traveling to Kimball for a Triangular on Thursday, then traveling for a Quadrangular at Bridgeport on Saturday. On Thursday, the Lady Coyotes lost their first match to a sharp Mitchell team...


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