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 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 25, 2019 

Spring Sports Well Under Way; Daum Signs With Agent

Spring sports have really gotten busy, despite some still cold and wet days. The Kimball High boys golf team was at Scottsbluff this past Monday, at Bridgeport this past Wednesday, and will be at Chase County for the SPVA Tournament Friday, and at...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 25, 2019 

Brady Kilgore Leads Kimball Boys To Runner-up Finish At Mitchell

Brady Kilgore had another outstanding day at Mitchell this past week in the combined George Calvert Invitational Track Meet and the Western Trails Conference Track Meet, and was voted Most Valuable...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 25, 2019 

Wise Plays For Top Honors At Scottsbluff

Kimball's Dillon Wise played himself into a three-way playoff for individual top honors at the Scottsbluff Country Club Course. Wise, along with Ethan Cates of Cheyenne Central and Blake Danni of...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 25, 2019 

Kimball Golfers Win At Morrill

The Kimball High boys golf team got its first win of the season in capturing the team title at the Morrill Invitational Tournament this past week. The Longhorns scored 338 to win by 12 points over the second place hometown Morrill Lions, who...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 25, 2019 

Longhorns Seventh In Their Own Junior High Invitational

Kimball hosted its Junior High Track Invite this past week and finished 7th in both boys and girls divisions. The Kimball boys scored 37 points while the Kimball girls ended up with 19 points. Bridgeport won the boys team title with 103 points with...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 18, 2019

Jock Talk

Not much to report in regard to area high school spring sports happenings, thanks to more winter weather and more cancellations and postponements. The Kimball high golf team did get their first tournament played at Mitchell, and you can catch the...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 18, 2019

Kimball Boys Golf Third At Mitchell

The Kimball high boys golf team got the season underway at the Mitchell Invitational Tournament on April 9 and finished third in the team standings with two individuals medal winners. Alliance won...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 11, 2019

A Blizzard In The Works

The weather cooperated enough to allow our area track and golf athletes a chance to get in some competition this past week, but watch out again this week. Already the Potter-Dix Junior High track meet, held at Kimball, has been cancelled from April 1...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 11, 2019

Kilgore A Double Winner At Mitchell

Kimball's Brady Kilgore is still undefeated in the hurdles after winning both hurdle races at last Saturday's Mitchell Invitational Track and Field Meet. The Longhorn senior had another outstanding...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 11, 2019

Kimball High Boys Golf In Full Swing After Practice Round

The Kimball High Boys Golf is in full swing and the Longhorns got it started with a nine hole practice round involving their own team, Mitchell, and Potter Dix, this past week at the Four Winds. Coach Chad Wise had 8 golfers participate, Mitchell...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 4, 2019

Jock Talk

I enjoyed taking in the Tri-State Track Meet at Chappell on Monday . . . well kinda. All was good until I experienced a pesky nose-bleed that wouldn’t stop, but a trip to the Chappell Regional West facility where I was greeted and treated, quite...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 4, 2019

Kimball Boys Team Champions At Creek Valley Track Invite

A good day on the track, and in the field, for the Kimball High Track Team this past Monday at the Tri-State Track Meet held at the Creek Valley High School in Chappell. The Kimball boys won the Team...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 4, 2019

Jordan Greenwood Signs To Continue His Golf Career

Kimball's Jordan Greenwood signed a letter of intent to continue his collegiate golf career this past week at the completion of his second year of golf and school at Southeast Community College. The...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 28, 2019

Jock Talk

Seems like I have been discussing the weather in my column about as much as I have been local sporting activities, and I guess the reason for that is because it plays a major role in what is happening, or is going to happen, in our sporting world....

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 21, 2019

Jock Talk

The first event on Kimball’s Spring Sport season has come and gone with the Longhorns cancelling out of the Chadron State College Indoor Track and Field Meet this past Saturday because of the weather and road conditions. The event went on as...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 21, 2019

Kimball Boys Will Miss 5 Seniors

The 2018-19 Kimball High Boys Basketball team had a hard time securing wins this past season, ending up with seven wins and 14 losses. It wasn't because of lack of effort as the Longhorns played hard...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 14, 2019

Blizzard Or Not, Spring Sports Season Arrives

Welcome to the spring sports season in Western Nebraska! If the bus driver can see the road, and if they have them plowed open by Saturday, the Kimball High track team will head up to Chadron State College for their first meet of the season, which...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 14, 2019

2018-19 Lady Longhorns: Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

The 2018-19 basketball season for the Kimball High girls wound up with 10 wins and 11 losses, but when we consider the opposition the Lady Longhorns faced throughout the season a lot of credit has to...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 14, 2019

Record Setting Season For Girls

The Kimball High Lady Longhorn Basketball Team ended up with a win-loss season of 10 and 11, but nonetheless they had some school record breaking happenings. As a team, they improved the school mark of fewest points allowed in a game when they held...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 7, 2019

Jock Talk

Still not a lot to talk about as far as local sports activities. Stephen Bateman was named All Conference by the Western Trails Conference at 285 pounds, and Izaak Rohde was Honorable Mention at 182 pounds. The All Conference awards are given out by...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 7, 2019

Longhorn Wrestling Needs Numbers

With just a total of five wrestlers, Kimball High Wrestling coach Wade Brashear is looking for more numbers as he tries to build the program. “We did pretty well for what we had to work with this year, but we need more wrestlers,” Brashear said....

 

Dauminator Adding To His Legend

And Mike Daum continues to add on to the legend he is building in his illustrious collegiate basketball career at South Dakota State. A pair of big wins came this past week, in which he was the...

 

Sub-District Semifinals The End For Longhorns

The Kimball High boys saw their basketball season come to a close with a 55-39 loss to top-seeded Bridgeport in semifinal play of the tournament held at the Scottsbluff High School this past week....

 

Jock Talk

I enjoyed being a part of the Kimball boys win over Morrill this past Monday night in a game held at the Scottsbluff gym. Both schools had a good following and tournament atmosphere always adds a bit extra. The Kimball Cheer Team, under the...

 

Cluff Adds One More State Win To Resume

Jordan Cluff and Toby McManigal, Kimball High's two state qualifiers for the 2019 Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament, failed to make the medal stand at Omaha, but can add the experience to their...

 

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