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 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 13, 2020 

Kimball Wrestlers Head To District This Weekend

The Kimball High Wrestlers were busy at the WTC/SPVA Tournament this past week at Bridgeport, and will head to North Platte St Pats for District competition this Friday-Saturday. The Longhorns had some good efforts at the conference tournament along...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 13, 2020 

Winter Sports Winding Down

The winter sports season is fast winding down! The Kimball wrestlers go to the District D-4 Tournament this Friday-Saturday at North Platte St Pats hoping to qualify some of our wrestlers for the State Tournament in Omaha that starts February 20....

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 13, 2020 

Another Perfect Pitch

As of February 9, 2020, Kimball's Dale Hendrickson is a member of the Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame! And he has a lot of his Kimball friends and fans that can testify to this happening as they...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 13, 2020 

Kimball Boys Fourth At Western Trails Tournament

The Kimball boys finished 4th in this year's Western Trails Conference Basketball Tournament play, losing 37-34 to Morrill in the consolation finals on Saturday. The Longhorns got off to a good start...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 13, 2020 

Kimball Girls Lose To Bayard In First Round

The Kimball Hight girls were eliminated from advancing to additional play at Cougar Palace in Scottsbluff with a first round loss at Bayard in Western Trail Conference Tournament play this past week. Unlike the first meeting between these two teams,...

 

Induction Day Near For Dale

Dale Hendrickson, a regular at almost all of Kimball's home basketball games, watched intently at the action at Friday night's Kimball-Sutherland contest. The man, who spent many years as a coach and...

 

Lady Longhorns Win Over Sutherland, Lose To St. Pats

A split weekend for the Kimball High girls this past week with a convincing 50-32 win over Sutherland on the home court Friday evening and a 58-39 loss to the St Pats Irish on the road Saturday. The...

 

Kimball Wrestlers Fourth At Mitchell

A good day for the Kimball High Wrestling Team as they placed 4 wrestlers and finished 4th in the team standings of the 11 team field of entries in the Mitchell tournament. The Longhorns had two champions in Connor Cluff and Stephen Bateman, a 2nd...

 

Two Loss Week For Kimball Boys

A tough week for te Kimball High boys as they suffered losses to Sutherland and North Platte St. Pats on back to back nights despite good effort. On Friday night in a home contest it appeared the Longhorns were going to wrap up a win over the Sailors...

 

Busy Days On The Sports Calendar

A busy weekend was held this past week for the Kimball high athletic program with Kimball hosting Sutherland Friday evening for basketball with the girls winning big and the boys losing in an exciting contest that Sutherland won on a last second...

 

MR. 253

Kimball's Greg McDaniel has been notified that he is being awarded a special award recognizing him as having the highest average rolled by an adult male in the nation for the 2018-19 season. Greg...

 

On The Road Again

I traveled to North Platte on Saturday to take in the final day of this year’s SPVA Conference Basketball Tournament held at the Mid Plains Community College site and got to witness both Kimball teams secure wins after dropping their first round...

 

Connor Cluff Finishes Fourth At Chadron

Connor Cluff at 126 pounds was Kimball's top wrestler at the Chadron Invitational Tournament this past Saturday with a record of 4 wins and 1 loss, and finishing 4th in his class. Stephen Bateman at 2...

 

Kimball Girls Beat Perkins County, Place Fifth At SPVA

After falling to Hershey in first round play of the SPVA Conference Tournament, as reported last week, the Kimball Lady Longhorns came up with a big win over Perkins County on Saturday at North Platte to take 5th place honors. In the 12 noon game at...

 

Boys Split With Hershey, Sutherland; Take Fifth At SPVA

The Kimball boys wound up 5th in SPVA Conference Tournament play after suffering a 49-29 first round loss at Hershey, and coming back to win 55-43 over Sutherland in Saturday consolation play at Mid...

 

3-Point Shooters Let 'Er Rip

I, along with all of the fans who took in the SPVA Conference basketball game between the Kimball and Hershey girls teams at the Kimball High Gymnasium this past Monday, were entertained with a demonstration of long range shooting as the two teams...

 

Double Win Weekend For Kimball Boys

It was a double-win weekend for the Kimball High Boys Basketball Team as they picked up wins over Bridgeport and Gordon-Rushville, running their season record to 7-4, and have won 5 of their last 6 ga...

 

Bombs Away! Horns Lose In Record Shootout

The Kimball High Lady Longhorns lost 64-55 to Hershey in first round play at the SPVA Conference Tournament in action played at the Kimball site Monday evening. It was truly an entertaining and...

 

Kimball Wrestlers Place Three At Chase County Tournament

The Kimball High Wrestling Team had three wrestlers place at the Chase County Tournament this past Saturday with Stephen Bateman taking 3rd place honors, Trey Schindler 5th, and Matt Johnson 6th. Coach Wade Brashear, commenting on the latest...

 

Alexis Lulf Bowls Perfect 300 Game

Alexis Lulf made history in the Kimball bowling scene by becoming the first lady bowler to bowl a perfect 300 game! Alexis rolled her 300 game on Jan. 9 while bowling in a league at the KimBowl, accor...

 

Big Man Bateman Comes Up Big

Kimball High wrestler Stephen Bateman had a career best day in winning the 285-pound championship at Saturday's Garden County Invitational Tournament! Coach Wade Brashear said, "The day belonged to St...

 

Culek A Champion At Colorado Regional

Another championship medal for Kimball wrestler Britton Culek as the young wrestler captured first place in his division at the Northern Colorado Regional Tournament held in Thorton, Colorado, this...

 

What A Week In Local Sports

Wow, did we have some outstanding individual sports happenings this past week. Britton Culek won a Northern Colorado Wrestling championship besting a strong 24 wrestler bracket to bring home the championship from Thorton, Colorado! Stephen Bateman...

 

Kimball Boys Basketball Goes Through A Win-Loss Week

It was a break-even week for the Kimball High boys with a win over South Platte and a loss to Chase County and the Horns are also even on the season at 4 wins and 4 losses. It was an easy night for Kimball on the road to Big Springs on Tuesday as...

 

Kimball Girls Lose To South Platte, Chase County

A tough week for the Kimball High girls as they suffered losses to South Platte and Chase County dropping their season record to 3 wins and 5 losses. In a Tuesday night road game to Big Springs the Lady Longhorns lost to South Platte 52-48 and then f...

 

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