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 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 25, 2020 

Four Winds Family Plan

The three-man team of Mitch-Preston-Taylor Brown captured the championship of the 2020 Father's Day Golf Classic winning by 3 strokes over the defending team of Kenny-Jeff-Jordon Greenwood. The Brown... Full story


Kimball Women's Golf Association Opens Season

The Kimball Women's Golf Association started league play in June with eight teams. The women played the front nine, it was a beautiful evening and the course was in excellent shape. Pattie...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 25, 2020 

A Great Kimball Golf Weekend

What a great golf weekend at the Four Winds Golf Course this past Saturday-Sunday. Amazing the number of people that turn out for this annual golfing attraction, not only in the number of 3-man teams, which ended up at 35 when one team did not show,...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 18, 2020

Play Ball! Kimball Ball Diamonds Busy Again

It is nice to see all the activity again at the Kimball baseball/softball diamonds! The state associations have given the OK for Nebraska youth to have practices, and game competition will follow... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 18, 2020

Adam Bohac Making Big Impact

Adam Bohac, who was a standout athlete for Kimball High during his prep days and went on to play basketball for the University of Nebraska, has been named to the "50 Impactful Coaches" list in a...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 18, 2020

Full Field Of 36 Teams For Father's Day Golf Classic

The first big tournament of the season will happen this weekend at the Four Winds Golf Course as the Annual Father’s Day Classic event is set for its two-day format on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s play will tee off with a shotgun start at 12...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    June 11, 2020

Hittin' The Weights

Kimball High athletes were back in the school's spacious weight room this past week after the NSAA gave permission for Nebraska schools to open up their weight rooms at the same time, while still... Full story

 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


More Fun With Stats; Gary Williams Deserves HOF

My good friend Con Marshall, who writes for the Chadron paper, enjoys putting together stats on Nebraska Panhandle sporting seasons and recently sent me his update of this year’s boys basketball records. In particular, he was looking for names of...

 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    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    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...


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