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  • Kimball 12 & Under Baseball Team Wins Title

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jul 11, 2024

    It was all smiles for Kimball's 12 and under baseball team members as they won their league championship last week. They put up 31 runs in two games. In Game 1, they played Mitchell and racked up 15 runs opposed to 9 for Mitchell. In Game 2, the bats were on fire again as Kimball scored 16 runs against 7 for Gering. Leading the team in hits was Kasyn Snyder, who went 5 for 6 at the plate. Knox Hottell went 4 for 4, Barrett Brown went 4 for 5 and Nash Burback and Blayden Serrano both went 3 for...

  • Julia Winstrom On 4-H National Shooting Champions

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jul 11, 2024

    Julia Winstrom of Kimball is a team member of the 4-H National Shooting Sports Champions for Air Rifle. She also put up top 10 performances in multiple individual categories. She was selected as one of four Nebraska youth to participate in the 4-H National Shooting Sports Championship at Grand Island. The competition was held the last week of June. Competing against 21 teams, the Nebraska team became the national champions. Julia placed fourth in the 3-position sporters, seventh in all standing...

  • Kuhns Kids On The Ball

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jul 11, 2024

    Two Kimball youths are competing in national and international pool tournaments and a special event thanks to their sponsor, McDermott Pool Ques. Able Kuhns, 10, and Ashlynn Kuhns, 16, will play in the Junior National Tourney in Quincy, Illinois, from July 8 to 13, then travel to be spoiled by McDermott Pool Ques. The brother and sister will have a photo shoot, experience time with the design team, and attend a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game in Wisconsin. After that, Able and Ashlynn will play...

  • Bull Rider Brinkman Heading To Nationals

    Daria Anderson-Faden|Jul 4, 2024

    High School bull rider Cody Brinkman is headed to the National High School Rodeo finals in Rock Springs, Wyoming, from July 12-21. Cody's third place finish in the Nebraska State Rodeo finals qualified him to ride at the national event. For the second year in a row, Cody has qualified for nationals, and last year he placed fourth at state. Going into his senior year at Kimball High School, Cody has one more year of high school rodeo. He will participate in the fall and spring seasons. Cody's...

  • Cheerleaders Painting Sidewalks

    Jul 4, 2024

    The Kimball High School cheerleaders are ready to help the Longhorn Nation faithful show their school spirit with a Longhorn sidewalk painting. Proceeds support the cheer team. New Longhorn driveway and sidewalk prints can be yours for a $25 donation. Touch-up paint jobs are going for $20. The Longhorn team logo prints are red, of course, about 3-1/2 feet wide and 2-1/2 feet tall. If you don’t want one on your property, you can adopt a print for a student or a spot on a school sidewalk. For more details, contact a cheerleader or Carrie Tabor a...

  • HORNS SUMMER BASKETBALL UPDATE

    KPSLONGHORNS.ORG|Jul 4, 2024

    kpslonghorns.org The Longhorns boys and girls basketball teams are getting in their shots this summer. In the top photo, the boys take a break during tournment games in Pueblo, Colo., where coach Trevor Anderson said they "competed their tails off" and won more than they lost....

  • HORNS SUMMER BASKETBALL UPDATE

    KPSLONGHORNS.ORG|Jul 4, 2024

    The girls get a break at their UNO Summer Basketball Camp in Ohama, where coach Jaclyn Burks said they showed "some grit and toughness" while playing 11 games in 28 hours....

  • LONGHORN PROSPECTS ATTEND CAMP

    Jun 27, 2024

    Future Lady Longhorn Camp was held June 24-25 for girls in grades 3-8. Headed by Kimball's basketball and volleyball head coaches, the girls worked on their basic skills. Here Knightly Anderson practices dribbling between cones....

  • LESSON TIME FOR SWIMMERS

    Jun 27, 2024

    Monday was a perfect day to start swimming lessons at the Kimball Swiming Pool. Lifeguard Jodell Schulte was teaching a big group of Level 2 swimmers. July 8-12 are the next days for swimming lessons....

  • Addy Olsen Injured, Out 6-8 Months

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 27, 2024

    Tough news for the girls basketball and volleyball teams for next year as Addison Olsen tore her ACL while playing basketball in Texas a few weeks ago. The Longhorn standout had surgery on Tuesday in Fort Collins, Colo., and her estimated time of recovery is six to eight months. Good news, according to Addison, is that this won’t be her senior years, and the injured foot isn’t the one that she high jumps off of. She will miss the volleyball and basketball seasons for sure, but she will be rooting for the team from the bench....

  • Wyatt Reichenberg Defends Title

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 20, 2024

    Banner County's Wyatt Reichenberg is the two-time Nebraska High School Rodeo Steer Wrestling Champion. Wyatt competed at the state finals June 10-12 in Burwell. The Harrisburg cowboy had a total of 132 points. State finals was two rounds and a short go. Wyatt had a time of 6.07 in Round 1, but broke the barrier in the second round with a 14.03. In the short go, Wyatt won the round with a 4.42. All the points from the top 15 rodeos of the season and the state points earned him his championship....

  • Greenwoods Again Win Father's Day Tournament

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 20, 2024

    The Men's Thursday Night Golf League had a great turnout, great scores, and beautiful weather at the annual Father's Day golf tournament. League president Randy Bohac announced prizes and winners. Kenny, Jordan and Jeff Greenwood won the championship division with a 113. The Greenwoods are not new to winning the tournament. According to their calculations, they have won seven of the last 10. Both Greenwood boys played high school golf in Kimball and went on to play in college, Jordan resides in...

  • Red/White Classic Raises $40,000 For Kimball Sports

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 13, 2024

    The second annual Red/White Classic Golf Tournament on Saturday June 8 raised more than $40,000 for the Kimball Longhorns athletic programs. Of the 25 teams, first place went to Kimball Auto Parts with a 51 total score, Team Tolstedt came in 2nd with a 55. Third place went to Kimball Insurance with a 56. A variety of games add to the fun at the Classic. The games include closest to the basketball, closest to track shoes, hit ball off the water bottle, wearing football helmet, and Kyler Lusche...

  • Anderson, Hottell Win Firsts At State Trap

    The Observer|Jun 13, 2024

    Kimball trap team members made their mark at the Nebraska state meet in Doniphan on Saturday, June 8. Kimball placed second as a team at 442, while Blair took first at 473. In varsity trap high gun, numerous Longhorns fared well individually. Here's the rundown. Grace Anderson was first among females and tied for sixth overall with a total score of 91, Cainin Sours and Nolan Hook tied for eighth at 90, Kolt Hottell was 11th at 86, Trenton Hottell tied for 13th at 85, Lane Cook tied for 17th at...

  • Awards Come In For Kimball Trap Team

    The Observer|Jun 6, 2024

    A number of Kimball Longhorns trap team members will compete at the state meet in Doniphan on Saturday, June 8, after a regular season in which a number of shooters won awards. The awards, which came out this past week, recognized the Kimball team for placing second in Class 1A / Conference 2 with 1,062.5 total points over the five-week season. Blair High School was first with 1,254.5 points. Here’s a look at Kimball’s individual awards. On the boys side, Teague Mazza ranked No. 5 in the conference with a 22.5 season average and Nolan Cook was...

  • BACK IN THE SADDLE

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jun 6, 2024

    The weather cooperated for a great Saturday evening for the 15th annual Kimball Ranch Rodeo. The rodeo, which returned after being rained out last year, started with wild bronc riding. Sixteen riders tried their hand at staying atop the broncos with 10 individuals staying on until the buzzer. Ty Fenster won the contest with an 86, followed by Wes Aragon in second with an 82 and Beau Lake in third with a 79. Eight ranch rodeo teams competed in four timed events, from trailer loading to wild cow...

  • FUSS FIRST AT NIGHT OF STARS

    Jun 6, 2024

    Kimball had two pole vaulters compete at the Midwest Night of Stars meet at Nebraska Wesleyan. Coach Tiffany Johnson said this "gave them the opportunity to vault against some new and tough competitors." Trevor Fuss, above, vaulted 14 feet, 1 inch to earn first place. Johnson said Peter Russell looked great during warmups but struggled to get going again after sitting until the height he came in at....

  • ON TO NATIONALS FOR BRECKYN

    May 30, 2024

    Kimball's Breckyn Kiefer has already had a great summer as she competed in the USA Gymnastic 1 and 2 Regionals in Salt Lake City, Utah, from May 16-20. Competing against all levels and all ages, Breckyn, 13, had two passes on the double mini tramp and killed it. She placed first in double mini tramp, fourth in floor (her personal favorite), and seventh in trampoline. Breckyn will be doing her thing at Nationals in Minneapolis from June 20-24....

  • Lusche 7th, Longhorns 11th At State Golf

    Jim Orr, The Observer|May 30, 2024

    Longhorn Kyler Lusche shot 76 in the NSAA Class D Boys Golf Championship's second and final round, improving four strokes on his first round score to tie for seventh and medal. As a team, Kimball placed 11th in the field of 15 with a two round total of 729 last week at Lake Mahoney Golf Club in North Platte. Two-day scores for Kimball golfers were 80-76 (156) for Lusche, 88-98 (186) for Landon Norberg, 95-101 (196) for Bransyn Kiefer, 101-98 (199) for Connor Deboodt, and 111-122 (133) for Ryker...

  • CAMPERS, BOATERS PACK OLIVER LAKE

    May 30, 2024

    Massive crowds descended on Oliver Lake west of Kimball over the Memorial Day weekend. South Platte Natural Resource Districts general manager Galen Wittrock did not have the latest data on numbers at Oliver Lake, but he said they have 47 campsites and generally have 80-90 campers or tents on high volume weekends like Memorial Day and July 4th....

  • Addy Olson 3rd At State In High Jump

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|May 23, 2024

    The first three Class C high jumpers at the state meet in Omaha all jumped 5 feet, 3 inches, but it came down to misses to determine the placings. Kimball Longhorn high jumper Addison Olsen jumped 5feet, 3 inches at State and came home with third place in state. The jump tied her personal record from her first place at District. The sophomore high jumper will participate in an extra meet June 1 and has plans to attend a high jump camp. Addison said about her first trip to Omaha, "I thought how...

  • Kimball Golfers In The Hunt For Top 10 At State

    Jim Orr, The Observer|May 23, 2024

    Kimball’s golf team played through cool, damp conditions at North Platte on Tuesday to rank ninth after Round 1 of the NSAA Class D Boys Golf Championship. The conditions delayed the tournament’s morning start, but the Longhorns put up a team round of 364 at Lake Maloney Golf Club to sit five strokes inside the top 10 ahead of Bloomfield. Overton led team standings at 336. Individually, District champion Kyler Lusche shot 80 to lead the Longhorns. He was tied for 13th – but just a single shot from joining those tied for 10th place. He shot...

  • EARLY LOOK AT FOOTBALL LONGHORNS

    May 23, 2024

    The Kimball Longhorns completed their spring camp Friday, May 17, as they prepare to move into their 2024-25 season. Coach Darrell Howitt echoed his staff by saying, "It was a great three days at the Longhorn Spring Camp. We had a solid group of returning talent and the addition of awesome new talent. Great hustle, drive and determination from our Kimball Longhorns and a great start to the upcoming season!" One of the team's themes is "execute, execute, execute!"...

  • SHE'S GOT GAME

    May 16, 2024

    JaLeigh Bohac of Kimball threw the discus 111 feet, 5 inches, to win a state championship and set a new eighth grade record during the state junior high Nebraska Champions Meet in Gothenburg. JaLeigh, who bettered the old record by 6 feet that Laurie Shadegg set in 1972, also plays softball on a Cheyenne traveling team during the summer and fall months. Junior high pole vaulter Brayden Fuss also represented Kimball at the state meet and vaulted 8 feet, 6 inches....

  • STATE BOUND LONGHORNS

    May 16, 2024

    Kimball high jumper Addy Olson, above, cleared her personal best of 5 feet, 3 inches, to win District on May 9 and earn her way to State this Friday and Saturday at Omaha. A formidable Longhorns duo also is headed to State – pole vaulters Trevor Fuss and Peter Russell. Fuss cleared 13 feet, 6 inches to win District and Russell placed second....

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