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 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...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 14, 2021

Longhorn Girls Return To The Court

Kimball's Lady Longhorn basketball team returned to action after a COVID-19 induced break in December and first faced off against the South Platte Lady Blue Knights at home on Tuesday, January 5....

 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 14, 2021

Longhorn Boys Begin Road Back After Break

Kimball’s Longhorn basketball team came back from the COVID-19 break in their season to face the South Platte Blue Knights on Tuesday, Jan. 5, and continued to struggle on offense against the more experienced teams that they are playing. South...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 14, 2021

Potter-Dix Boys Go 2-1, Girls 0-3 On The Week

Potter-Dix’s Coyote basketball team won two of three contests over the past week, while the Lady Coyotes continued to struggle and dropped three games by wide margins. Potter-Dix at Morrill The...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 24, 2020

Potter-Dix Girls Drop Area's Only Varsity Game Of The Week

Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyotes basketball team dropped a contest to the visiting Leyton Lady Warriors last Friday in a rescheduled and shortened evening of hoops since the boys game was cancelled due to COVID concerns. With Kimball sports also on hold u...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 17, 2020

Kimball Sports On Hold Till Jan. 11

Due to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases, Kimball Public Schools have postponed or rescheduled all of their activities and sporting events until January. According to Kimball High School Activities Director Ken Smith, the action was taken due to an...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 10, 2020

Girls Win, Boys Lose In Openers For Horns

Kimball's Longhorn basketball teams started their 2020-21 campaigns Friday night against the visiting Leyton Warriors in non-conference action at Kimball High School. Girls Game Kimball 59, Leyton 34...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 10, 2020

Potter-Dix Boys Split; Girls Drop Two

The Potter-Dix Coyotes, boys and girls, hit the road to Perkins County to open their 2020-21 seasons. In the left photo, junior Thomas Muldoon heads up court against the Plainsmen during a game in...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 26, 2020

New Roles, New Challenges For ADs

Over the past year, two area High Schools welcomed new Activities Directors, and both have faced unique challenges along with managing and implementing state-mandated COVID-19 policies. A High School...

 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....


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