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Winter Sports Get Going, Carefully

Despite COVID-19, local winter sports are ongoing with the Kimball Junior High wrestling and girls basketball underway, and the Nebraska High Schools were allowed to start winter sports practices... Full story


Kimball Junior High Wrestling Held With Restrictions

The Kimball Junior High Invitational Wrestling Tournament went off as scheduled this past Monday although the numbers were down considerably, according to Kimball Activities Director Ken Smith. Smith... Full story



The Nebraska rifle season for deer hunters opened this past Saturday and will run through this Sunday with one big change this season. There will be no check-in locations this year, and hunters will...


Six Longhorns Gain Postseason Honors

The Western Trails Conference has announced their All Conference selections for volleyball and football and Kimball has six athletes to receive recognition from all conference coaches.  In volleyball, senior Megan Spicer was named All Conference and... Full story


Winter Arrives ... For Junior High Sports

The Winter Sports season is underway, at least for the Kimball Junior High. They participated in a junior high wrestling tournament at Harrisburg this past Saturday and I will hopefully have some results from that event by next week. Kimball was...


Kimball's Malson Runs 77th In Third State Meet

We can close the door on one more Fall Sport for Kimball High School with the completion of the 2020 Nebraska State Cross Country races held at the Kearney Country Club Golf Course this past week. As... Full story


Kimball JH Football Wins 2 Of 3

The Kimball Junior High football season came to a close this past week with a win over Morrill. Here we’ll look back to cover the final 3 games on the schedule. Kimball 32, Bayard 6 The Shorthorns won 32-6 over Bayard on the road. Kimball led 24-0...


Outstanding Year For Kimball Golf

A year to remember for the 2020 Kimball High Girls Golf Team as they qualified as a team for the State Tournament and Payton Wise earned her third consecutive state medal, and also lowered her own... Full story


Fall Sports Winding Down

The fall Sports season is fast drawing to a close as the girls state golf was completed last week, along with the football season for Kimball. District cross country was held at Bridgeport last Thursday and Chantel Malson and Matt Johnson both...


Malson, Johnson Qualify For State

The Kimball High Cross Country Team will be represented at the Nebraska State Cross Country Meet in Kearney tomorrow (Friday) in both the Class D girls and boys race as Chantel Malson and Matthew...


Wise Finishes Sixth At State

Another outstanding finish for Kimball junior Payton Wise as she wound up 6th in the final standings of the 2020 Class C Nebraska State Golf Tournament at Elks Country Club in Columbus. Payton... Full story


Jock Talk

The feature spotlight on Kimball High athletic events this week is of course the girls state golf tournament of which Kimball qualified for by placing 3rd at the District Tournament reported last week. The Kimball team departed from Kimball High Scho...


Kimball Boys Third At SPVA Meet

A tough test for the Kimball High Cross Country Teams this past week as they competed in conference competitions on back-to-back days. The Longhorns were at Grant on Thursday to run in the SPVA...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 8, 2020

Wise Shoots New Low Round

Payton Wise Shot a new personal best 18 holes of golf to better her own Kimball High School record and the Kimball girls finished 3rd at the District Tournament held at Crandell Creek Golf Course in... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 8, 2020

Jock Talk

The most exciting thing to happen this week, or month, year, or maybe the past decade, is the Kimball High Girls Golf Team qualifying for the State Tournament! Be sure and read the complete story concerning how they did this, but as I write my...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 1, 2020

Longhorn Golfers Off To District

The Kimball High Girl's Golf Team closeout out the regular season this past week with tournaments at Ogallala and Bridgeport and moved into District Tournament play this past Monday back at Ogallala....

 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 1, 2020

Junior High Football Offers Hope

The Kimball High football program is suffering right now with a low number of athletes checked out which in turn results and not being able to match up with their opponents and the losses keep piling up. The Horns had to drop to the 8-man game...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 1, 2020


In this crazy year of the COVID-19 Pandemic, as might be expected, the number of Runners for the annual Farmer's Day Fun Run were way down, according to the organizer Tiffany Johnson. There were only...


Lady Longhorns Second At Gering

The Kimball Lady Longhorn golf team finished second at the Gering Invitational Tournament this past week with a good showing against a field of big schools including the talent loaded Scottsbluff team who won top team honors with a score of 317, with...


Longhorn Golfers WTC Champs

The Kimball Lady Longhorn golf team racked up another win in capturing the championship of the Western Trails Conference Tournament held at Mitchell this past Thursday shooting the low team score of...


2 More Tourney Titles For Kimball Golf

The Kimball girls golf team picked up a pair of team championships this past week and Payton Wise added a pair of medalist honors to her season as well. The Kimball girls won their own Invitational To...


Kimball Golfers Off To Promising Start

The Kimball High girls golf team is off to a promising start after placing 3rd at the Sidney Tournament and 2nd at the Bayard tournament! The Lady Longhorns opened the season at Sidney competing with... Full story


High School Sports Are Back This Fall! Enjoy!

I hope you sports fans have enjoyed getting to take in some area high school events? I know I have! Although the Kimball High football team was beaten soundly by a good Hitchcock County team in the season opener for both teams Friday night, I...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 27, 2020

It's Opening Week For Longhorns

The Fall Sports schedule is underway for Kimball High athletes as the girls golf team got things going by competing in the Sidney Tournament on Tuesday this week, and today (Thursday), they are back... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    August 20, 2020

Good News? Yes, There Is Some Good Fall Sports News

The word from the Big 10 people in charge is no Fall Sports, so it looks like no University of Nebraska sports, including of course, Husker football! That is the bad news, at least as far as I am concerned, along with many others. The good news is we... Full story


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