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 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 16, 2020 

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...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 16, 2020 

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...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 16, 2020 

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...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 16, 2020 

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...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 16, 2020 

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...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 16, 2020 

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...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 9, 2020

Little Kid Wrestling A Big Thing

For any of you city of Kimball officials who are trying to come up with ideas on how to bring people into Kimball, just hold more wrestling tournaments for the little kids! If you happened to drive by the Kimball High School this past Sunday you...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 9, 2020

Sizing Up Kimball At The Break

A lot of area basketball teams take part in Holiday Tournaments after the Christmas break but Kimball takes a bit more of a break and returned to the hardwoods this past Tuesday with a trip to Big...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 9, 2020

K-Town Takedown Attracts 178 Wrestlers

The Kimball Wrestling Club held its Federation Wrestling Tournament this past Sunday – the K-Town Takedown – at the Kimball High gymnasium and attracted a large field of 178 wrestlers, according to one of the organizers, Bob Culek. The parking...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 2, 2020

Looking Back At The 2019 Sports Highlights

In looking back at the highlights of 2019, the top happenings occurred in golf! The Kimball High boys had their remarkable three seniors consisting of Dillon Wise, Zane Anthony and Izaak Reuter closing out their careers at Kimball High with a fourth...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 2, 2020

Wrestler Bateman Goes 3-1 At Bridgeport

Just one final 2019 Kimball High sporting event to report this week, and that is how Kimball fared at the Bridgeport/Sidney wrestling invite at Bridgeport. There were some positives and some...

 

Hoping Everyone Enjoys The Christmas Break

The High School sports action comes to a halt for a short time as the NSAA puts a moratorium on the games and practice until Dec. 27. Kimball competition begins again on Jan. 7, when the basketball teams play at South Platte and the wrestlers are...

 

Schindler, Burris Double Winners At Kimball Triangular

Trey Schindler at 145 pounds and Joseph Burris at 152 pounds were double winners for Kimball High Wrestling Team at the Kimball Triangular Wrestling Meet held this past week, involving Chase County and Leyton along with the hosting Kimball...

 

Kimball Girls Fall To Hershey, Top Bayard

The Kimball High girls had a strong weekend of play as they finished out the pre-Christmas part of their basketball schedule. They lost on the road Friday night to a very talented Hershey club 58-56,...

 

One More Week Of Scholastic Sports Before Break

The final weekend of High School sports action is this weekend before the NSAA Moratorium begins on Sunday, December 22, when Nebraska schools are required to hold no practices, or compete in competition until after Christmas. The Kimball High Basket...

 

Kimball Wrestlers Had A Busy Weekend

The Kimball High Wrestlers had a busy weekend with two tournaments back to back on Friday and Saturday of this past week. On Friday they wrestled at the North Platte St Pats Tournament and on Saturday they were at the Charlie Lake Tournament at...

 

Lady Longhorns Beat Grant, Lose To Morrill

A split weekend for the Kimball High girls with a win on the road Friday night at Perkins County followed by a home loss Saturday night to Morrill. This leaves the Lady Longhorns with a 2 win-2 loss...

 

Kimball Boys Edge Perkins County, Lose To Morrill

The Kimball High boys are 2-2 going into this weekend's play after slipping past Perkins County on the road Friday night and losing a hard fought battle with Morrill at home Saturday. Coach Mo Hanks...

 

Mo Hanks Back On The Bench

It's been 13 years since Mo Hanks coached High School basketball, but he is back at it as the Kimball High boy's head coach. Despite the years away from coaching, Mo knows the game and he knows the...

 

Trey Schindler Wins Silver In Wrestling Opener

The Kimball High wrestling season got underway Saturday at the Chuck Annand Invitational in Akron, Colorado. Kimball was scheduled to open at home this past Thursday in a dual with Bayard, but had to cancel out due to lack of numbers by both teams....

 

Longhorn Boys Third In Kimball Tournament, Potter-Dix Rebuilding

The Dundy County/Stratton boys followed the same route as their girl's team in winning over Morrill in the championship game to give them a pair of tournament titles this past weekend as they carried...

 

Dundy County Girls Win Kimball Tourney; Longhorns Third

The Kimball High girls fell to Dundy County-Stratton in 1st round play of the Kimball Invitational Tournament this past weekend with the DC/Stratton Lady Tigers going on to defeat Morrill in the champ...

 

Winter Sports Open This Weekend

The weekend you Kimball High winter sports fans have been waiting for has arrived and it all begins this evening with the Kimball High wrestlers hosting Bayard on the Longhorn mats with mat time at 6 p.m. Coach Wade Brashear has built the numbers up...

 

Kimball Splits With Leyton In Jamboree Games

KIMBALL BOYS WIN, 49-23 A good showing for the Kimball High boys in the Jamboree game at Leyton Monday evening as they won 49-23. The Jamboree game is a game allowed by the NSAA for all Nebraska...

 

Nebraska Firearm Deer Season Wraps Up

The 2019 Nebraska Firearm Deer Season came to an end this past weekend and a total of 247 deer were checked in a Sportsman’s Liquor, the local check-in station in Kimball. As reported last week after the opening weekend of 134 checked in, another...

 

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