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 By Tom Southard    Opinion    February 14, 2019 

What A Week For Area High School Sports

An interesting and exciting week of area High School sports. I, and all of you fans, were treated to some unusual scores and other happenings. Pine Bluffs came to Kimball on a Tuesday evening and once again both their girls and boys are having great...

 
 By Tom Southard    News    February 14, 2019 

Jordan Cluff, Toby McManigal In An Omaha State Of Mind

Kimball will have two wrestlers involved in this year's Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament being held this weekend at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha that starts today (Thursday). Jordan Cluff, a...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 14, 2019 

Lady Hornets Slip Past Kimball Girls, 51-49

The fans were treated to some top notch girls basketball this past Teusday night on the Kimball court with the Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets pulling out a 51-49 win in a contest that was exciting from start to finish. It was Senior Parent Night for the...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 14, 2019 

Pine Bluffs Hornets Sting Kimball Boys

The Pine Bluffs boys came to Kimball this past week boasting an enviable win-loss record of 14-1 and went back home with one more win giving the fans a view of just how talented they are. The Hornets came out on top 78-51 in a display of long range...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 14, 2019 

Kimball Boys Win, 66-56, Over Hemingford

The Kimball boys put 4 quarters of basketball together and finished out the 4th quarter in securing a 66-56 win at Hemingford this past Friday night. The Longhorns got it rolling with 20 points in...

 

Jock Talk

The Western Trails Conference Basketball Tournament of 2019 is in the books and it played out just like it was supposed to with the number one seeded teams winning it all. The Mitchell girls and the...

 

Lady Horns Medal In WTC

The Kimball High girls brought home medals from their third place finish in winning the consolation championship at this year's Western Trails Conference Basketball Tournament, completed this past Sat...

 

Bateman Pins Three, Places Third

Stephen Bateman, Kimball heavyweight, took 3rd place at the combined Western Trails and SPVA Conference Wrestling Tournaments held in Bridgeport this past week. Bateman had a good day in taking 3rd place honors at 285 pounds winning 3 matches and los...

 

Kimball Boys Lose To Bayard, One And Done In WTC

The Kimball High boys failed to get past the first round in Western Trails Conference Tournament play this past week, losing at Bayard 40-31. With the first round loss, the Longhorns were eliminated from advancing to additional play at Cougar...

 

Jock Talk

Kimball’s Mike Daum had another big week of basketball as he led his South Dakota State team to wins over North Dakota State and the Omaha Mavericks. His Jackrabbitts won over North Dakota State, 87-69, and Mike had 30 points, shooting 11/15 from...

 

Longhorns Outfight The Irish

A disappointing Friday night loss on the road at Sutherland, and a very satisfying win at home Saturday night over visiting North Platte St Pats. That was the weekend story for the Kimball High boys. The Longhorns lost 38-30 to the Sutherland...

 

Lady Horns Nipping At .500

A split weekend for the Kimball High girls as they won big at Sutherland on Friday night, but lost like every other team has done to North Platte St. Pats on Saturday. The Lady Longhorns are still hovering around the .500 mark with their 7 win, 8 los...

 

Tom Checks Out Youth Wrestling And Its Big Crowds

The SPVA Conference Basketball Tournament play was completed this past week and the Bridgeport boys and North Platte St Pats girls emerged as champions. The Kimball boys finished 7th after losing 60-59 to Perkins County in double overtime, and the...

 

Perkins Double Trouble For KHS

It was a disappointing loss in an action packed and exciting SPVA Tournament game for the Kimball High boys as they lost 60-59 in double overtime play this past Thursday evening at the College in North Platte. After a first round loss to Bridgeport,...

 

Three Longhorns Medal At Dogger Invite

The Kimball High Wrestling Team had three medal winners at the Dogger Invitational Tournament held in Lingle, Wyoming, this past weekend. Jordan Cluff at 120 and Toby McManigal at 220 both finished in the runner-up spot at their respective weights,...

 

Lady Horns 5th In SPVA

A 49-25 first round loss to Chase County and a 61-26 win over Perkins County left the Kimball High girls in 5th place in this past week's SPVA Conference Tournament play and leaves them with a season...

 

Cluff And Rohde Runers-Up At Imperial

Jordan Cluff and Izaak Rohde highlighted Kimball's efforts at the Chase County Invitational Wrestling Tournament this past Saturday as both went 4 and 1 on the day and finished in second place....

 

Local Track Athletes Honored On All-Region Teams

More off-season, All Region awards, offered up this past week by the Star-Herald as they announced their 2018 All-Region Track and Field Teams. In the girls division, Kimball had Hannah Biesecker in the long jump and Samantha Bemis in the triple...

 

Longhorns Fall In SPVA Opener, Face Perkins Thursday

The Kimball boys lost to Bridgeport 47-24 in first round play in the SPVA Conference Tournament on Monday night, dropping them into the losers bracket while No. 2 seed Bridgeport advanced into the...

 

Lady Longhorns Slip To 5-6 After Weekend Games

It was a two-loss weekend for the Kimball High girls with both defeats coming on the road. On Friday night, they fell to Bridgeport, 55-45, and on Saturday they went down, 41-28, at Gordon-Rushville....

 

Kimball Boys Fall To Sidney, Chase County

The Kimball high boys suffered two more losses as they returned to the hardwoods following the Christmas break. In a Thursday night home game they lost to Class B Sidney and then lost on Saturday...

 

Lady Longhorns Now 4-4 After Two-Loss Weekend

SIDNEY 68, KIMBALL 28 The Kimball High Lady Longhorns saw their season record even out at 4 wins and 4 losses after losing twice over the past weekend. The Lady Horns had a tough schedule to say the least this past weekend. On Thursday night they...

 

Jordan Cluff Third At Garden County Wrestling Invitational

The Kimball High Wrestling Team participated in the Garden County Invitational Tournament this past Saturday and had only one place winner on the day. "Overall, this meet was not one of our best...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 3, 2019

Wilma Gilliland: Kimball Golf Legend

When you mention "Wilma" to anyone in Kimball, a last name is not needed – at least to anyone who has lived here for any period of time or anyone who is associated with the game of golf. Kimball's...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 3, 2019

JOCK TALK with TOM SOUTHARD

The holiday break is over and the second half of the season for winter sports gets underway this week. In fact, there is basketball on tap this evening (Thursday, Jan. 3) at the Kimball High gym as the Longhorns host Class B Sidney with the JV games...

 

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