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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... Full story


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...


A Look Back

As we close out the 2019 Fall Sports seasons, we asked Kimball High Coach Jeri Ferguson to give us her thoughts on the Lady Longhorn Volleyball season. Here are her comments. "The 2019 season began...


Time To Get Inside For Some Winter Sports

Winter sports practice officially got underway for Nebraska high schools this past Monday and it certainly is time to get indoors and out of the cold weather. Wade Brashear is back to head up the Kimball High wrestling program and assistant Bob Culek... Full story


Nebraska Firearm Deer Season Under Way

The 2019 Nebraska Firearm Deer Season opened up this past weekend and area hunters were finding the deer population plentiful as they filled their permits. Lisa Wangler at Sportsman's Liquor Store...


The Senior Circuit

Kimball golfer Bob Kellner stole the spotlight this past week to take senior golf honors with his play at the Four Winds Golf Course. Smooth swinging Bob, who is 86 years young, fired a round of...


Winter Sports Practices Begin Monday

We are at a lull in the area school athletic happenings, but we do have some junior high sports taking place, and the high school sports practice officially begins Monday, Nov. 18, for the winter sports, which includes boys and girls basketball and... Full story


Hall Of Famer

Dale Hendrickson, a name well known by all of our area sports enthusiasts, is headed into the Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame! This same energetic individual who has done so much, not only for the...


Winter Sports Open With Promising Young Wrestlers

The Winter Sports Season has begun, at least on the Kimball Junior High level. The junior high wrestling team opened the season at the Banner County Tournament in Harrisburg this past Saturday and then hosted their own tournament this past Tuesday.... Full story


Where Have All The Students Gone?

While sitting in a medical center in Fort Collins this past week while my wife was getting her eyes checked, I picked up a magazine and found myself reading a very interesting article about how the...


One Win Season For Kimball High Football

The 2019 Kimball High Football season did not turn out like it was forecast as the Longhorns won only 1 game and lost 7, due in large part to injuries to key personnel and lack of numbers. The Horns won over Southwest on the road in their second...


Bryant Knigge: 100-Mile Man

Congrats going out to Kimball’s Payton Wise for her selection to the 2019 Nebraska Coaches Association Girls Golf Super State/All State Team! What a very special honor for the young sophomore who shot new school records this season and captured 3rd...


Malson Completes Second Run At State

Kimball High sophomore Chantel Malson had the honor of running in her second State Cross Country meet this past week and despite finishing farther down the list than she wanted, her running career is... Full story


Longhorn Season Ends With 61-24 Loss To Bayard

The 2019 football season for the Kimball Longhorns came to an end Friday night with the Horns losing to Bayard 61-24 at Keith Staehr Field. With the loss, Kimball ended up with a record of 1 win and...


Football, Cross Country, Volleyball Wrapping It Up

The fall sport season is fast coming to a close! The Kimball High girls golf season has already ended with Payton Wise taking third place and Katie Heeg qualifying in her first year with the sport. The cross country will wind up tomorrow (Friday)... Full story


Kimball's Malson Qualifies For State

Kimball High sophomore Chantel Malson is the Longhorns' lone qualifier for this Friday's Nebraska State cross country meet to be held at the Kearney Country Club Golf Course. The talented young...


Sutherland Runs Past Horns, 80-18

Sutherland dominated in their 80-18 win over the Kimball High Longhorns in 8-man football action Friday night at the Sutherland site. The winners jumped out to a 22-6 lead at the end of the opening quarter of play and led 64-12 at halftime after...


A Wise Season For Kimball Golf

It certainly was a WISE season for the Kimball High girls golf team and it mostly centered around sophomore Payton Wise, who once again ended her season with a state appearance – and a state medal...


Fall Sports Winding Down For Longhorn Teams

The Fall Sports season for Kimball High is drawing to a close with the girls state golf finishing early this week. The District cross country will run today (Thursday) at Bridgeport beginning at 3 p.m.. The volleyball team will be in action at the... Full story


Two State Golf Tournaments, Two Medals

Congrats going out to Kimball High sophomore Payton Wise for her awesome play in the Nebraska State Class C Girl's State Golf Tournament that concluded this past Tuesday afternoon in North Platte....


Longhorns Fall To Morrill, 48-6

The visiting Morrill Lions were simply too much for a battered up Kimball Longhorn football squad in Friday night action at Keith Staehr Field with a final score of 48-6. With the loss, Kimball falls...


Kimball Cross Country At District Today

After back-to-back conference races this past week, the Kimball High Cross Country Team heads to Bridgeport today for their District race with a start time of 3 p.m.. The District meet is the race...


58 Run In Farmer's Day Races

A total of 58 brave runners ran in this year's Farmer's Day Fun Run, according to Tiffany Johnson, who heads up the project. There were only six runners in the 5-mile race won by Dennis Schildhauer... Full story


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