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 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 11, 2020

Father's Day Golf, All Star Scramble Set To Tee Off

Another friendly reminder that the upcoming Father’s Day Golf Classic 3-Man Scramble tournament will be held Father’s Day weekend, June 20-21, at the Four Winds Golf Course in Kimball. Chairman Randy Bohac provided some additional information...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 4, 2020

Here Come Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Weightlifting

Nebraska got the word that adult and youth baseball/softball could begin practicing as of this past Monday, June 1. Ashley Thurin informed me that league play in Kimball for the youth programs will start up on June 18. At this time, the teams are... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 28, 2020

Local Sports Starting To Open Up A Bit

Thanks to the COVID-19 scare ,there was no end of the school year awards night this year at the Kimball High so the Kimball High athletes missed out on this annual tribute as well. We published an entire list of accomplishments the graduating class... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 28, 2020

Oh, Brother! Millers Shoot The Lights Out

Braylon Miller and Braxton Miller, sons of Mr and Mrs. Chad Miller, were both recent state qualifiers in the Knights of Columbus free throw shooting contest. The Kimball brothers shot in their local...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 21, 2020

Kimball Liked View On Nebraska's Golf Mountaintop

Tom Southard wrote an introduction in last week's Observer for the story below that he wrote in 1993 about Kimball's new golf state champions. Also presented below, after that story, is a follow-up th...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 14, 2020

Four Winds Leagues Prepare To Tee Off

I have received what I feel is uplifting news from the good people who head up the local golf leagues, and it looks like there will be league play, and possibly even tournaments this summer at the Fou... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 7, 2020

Dillon Wise Shoots 63 For Course Record

Dillon Wise, the young man who excelled for four years as a Kimball High golfer, is still improving his game and on May 1 established a new Four Winds Golf Course record with his round of 31-32=63!... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 7, 2020

Hanks And Hoops

Beau Hanks has accepted a scholarship offer from Iowa Central Community College, located in Fort Dodge, Iowa, to continue playing basketball while working towards a college degree in business administ...

 By Tom Southard    News    May 7, 2020

Muneio Goes From Running To Parachuting

Ryan Muneio was a top runner for the Kimball High track and cross country teams a few years back and went on to run, after receiving college scholarship offers, at Midland University in Fremont and th...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 30, 2020

Linn Aces No. 3; Daum On All-Decade Team

STEVE LINN and his hole-in-one at the Four Winds this past week is my lead story this week. Steve got his first ace on April 22 on hole number 3 using a 7 iron from the blue tees while playing in a three-some with Pat O’Brien and Dennis Hoffman. An... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 30, 2020

Missing Our Spring Sports

With all of the spring sports canceled, I thought maybe we could take a look back at last year by repeating a story I wrote when our Kimball boys golf team won its fourth consecutive District Golf Tit...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 23, 2020

Getting Physical

While almost all of the nation has pretty much shut down all active sporting events, Kimball's Ireland Olsen can advise you on how you can stay active ... JOIN THE ARMY! The 2016 Kimball High grad,... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 23, 2020

Catching Up With Some Good Sports

All Nebraska sporting events are still in shutdown because of the COVID-19, but everyone can still stay active on their own by walking, running, riding their bikes, and even golfing, but you must...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 16, 2020

While I Have My Record Sheets Out ...

The only local and area sporting activities that are taking place, as far as I know of at least, is open golf at the Four Winds Golf Course. By direction of Nebraska State officials, there will be no... Full story

 By Tom Southard    News    April 16, 2020

This Week's Sports Rewind: April 14, 1968

Looking back 52 years ago, this is a story I read on my KIMB Radio Sports show. It concerns my coverage of the Sidney Invitational Track and Field meet. The names of Pat O’Brien and Barry Frederick should be recognized to even you newcomers to the...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 9, 2020

Longhorn Girls Basketball Gets Its Coach: Jaclyn Burks

Jaclyn Burks will assume the position of Head Coach for the Kimball High Girls Basketball program, according to a release from Kimball Activities Director Ken Smith. A lot of you fans will recognize her name as she was an outstanding player in her... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 9, 2020

KIMB Radio Sports Is Back

Here we have the "KIMB SPORTS ... by Tom Southard" report from the April 10, 1967, KIMB-AM 1260 newsletter. Tom, once the former station's sports director and an Observer sports writing legend,...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 2, 2020

Jock Talk: Sports? Yes, There's Still Some To Talk About

All of the sanctioned season sports still on hold so not much to watch, and or, write about, but golf is being played at our Four Winds Golf Course and despite rather cool weather, a few hardy souls have been out getting some very fresh air. I have... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 2, 2020

Big Mike In Spain

Mike Daum is another outstanding Kimball High grad who, like Adam Bohac (see "Jock Talk" in this week's paper), set many Kimball High School records and excelled in the game of basketball. He went on...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 26, 2020

End Of An Era

The senior class of the 2019-20 Kimball High boys basketball team will be remembered for its strong play, and unselfish team play, despite finishing with a win-loss record of 11-12. With a total of 8... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 19, 2020

Jock Talk: Virus Precautions Put Spring Sports On Hold

Sports are on hold! Thanks to the Coronavirus scare, the National, Collegiate and area High School sports are on hold, with lots of them cancelled for the balance of the season! Kimball High, along with all of the Panhandle schools, are closed... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 19, 2020

Low On Numbers, Big On Results

For certain there were highs and lows for the Kimball High wrestlers in the 2019-20 season and let's start with junior Connor Cluff setting a new Kimball High School record in escapes improving the...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 12, 2020

Several Longhorns Make All-WTC Teams

The selections for the Western Trails All Conference basketball and wrestling teams have been released after vote by the conference coaches. Kimball High senior Carli Wurdeman was given All Conference honors for her senior and final season, and... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 12, 2020

Jock Talk: Wrestlers, Coach Bohac, Breckyn Kiefer All Impress

The NEUSA District 1 Wrestling Tournament was held this past weekend in Scottsbluff and the Kimball Wrestling Club had several wrestlers do very well. In the PreK-K division at 32-36 pounds, Decker Culek won both of his matches with pin times of :08... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    March 12, 2020

A Bit Short, But Some Positives

The 2019-20 season for the Kimball High girls basketball team shows 8 wins and 13 losses, a bit short of what Coach Chauncey Pedersen was hoping for, but in all fairness, it was a season where it...


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