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  • Longhorns Look To Build On 13-7 Record

    Chad Miller KHS Basketball Coach|Feb 15, 2024

    The Kimball Longhorns boys basketball team is nearing a late season rematch with Mitchell and the 2023-24 post season after improving to 13-7 with wins this past week at Pine Bluffs and over visiting Heminford. Kimball’s scheduled game Feb. 10 against Minatare was cancelled due to weather and will not be rescheduled. Mitchell rolls into The Arena this Friday, Feb. 16, when the Horns will look to avenge a one-point loss in the WTC tournament. Here’s a recap of the victories over Pine Bluffs and Hemingford. Kimball 61, Pine Bluffs 58 Feb. 6...

  • Kimball's New VB Coach: Enevoldson

    The Observer|Feb 15, 2024

    The Longhorns are “thrilled” to introduce their latest head coach, Jenna Enevoldson, to lead the girls volleyball program, Kimball Public Schools Activities Director Darrell Howitt announced Tuesday. “Congratulations, Jenna,” Howitt said. “We extend our best wishes to you and the Longhorn volleyball team as you embark on this exciting new journey!” She succeeds longtime Kimball volleyball coach Jeri Ferguson. Enevoldson was assistant coach the last three seasons. Enevoldson brings experience and passion to the job, according to her...

  • Lady Horns In Subdistrict After Bounce Back Win

    Jaclyn Burks, Kimball Girls Basketball Coach|Feb 15, 2024

    The Longhorn girls played in the WTC last week and did well. Losing our first round game to Bayard 56-19 although we played much better than the last time we matched up with them in the first game of the season. The team has grown as players from the first of the season. We then faced a feisty Hemingford team at WNCC. We did not play our best game, but we came out with a win. With that win, Mitchell was next on Saturday morning. Our tired legs showed themselves as they overpowered us to a loss of 32-18. Our girls fought very hard throughout...

  • Coyotes Wrap Up Regular Season

    The Observer|Feb 15, 2024

    The Potter-Dix Coyote basketball teams traveled to Arthur on Feb. 9, for games against the Arthur County Wolves. It proved to be the final regular game of the season for the girls team, as Hyannis cancelled their trip to Potter on Saturday due to the weather. The girls were scheduled to match up against Banner County in the first round of the Sub District Tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 13, while the boys team has one last game on its regular season slate at Hay Springs on Feb. 16. The boys team enters its Sub District Tournament next week, with...

  • It's Showtime For Horns At The Arena

    Chad Miller KHS Basketball Coach, The Observer|Feb 8, 2024

    After their hard-fought third place showing in the WTC tournament and a Feb. 6 game at Pine Bluffs, the Kimball Longhorns enter a late-season stretch of home games at The Arena. Venturing to K-Town are Hemingford on Friday, Feb. 9, Minatare on Feb. 10 and Mitchell on Feb. 16. The Longhorns will have redemption on their minds in the Mitchell showdown. The Kimball boys went 2-1 in the WTC – easily handling Bayard in their opener, losing a nailbiter to the formidable Mitchell squad in the...

  • Lady Coyotes Win Big Over Garden County

    Mike Motz, The Observer|Feb 8, 2024

    On Friday night, February 2, the Lady Coyotes of Potter-Dix had a big win over the visiting Garden County Lady Eagles, while the Potter-Dix boys were unable to get the win against their Garden County counterparts. The girls game started as a tight defensive match, with each team's defense disrupting the flow of the other's offense. The teams battled but Garden County took a three-point 9-6 lead a the end of the first quarter. The second period had the Lady Coyotes break out, putting up 17 points...

  • Tough Going On Road For Coyotes

    Mike Motz|Feb 1, 2024

    It was a tough week for the Potter-Dix Coyote basketball teams, as they made a long trip out to New Raymer, Colo., on Tuesday, January 23, and came up empty and then hosted Crawford on Saturday afternoon only to come out on the wrong side of the ledger each time. Tuesday's matchup had the teams travel to New Raymer to take on the Prairie Mustang teams. The third-ranked 1A Central Lady Mustangs opened the girls contest hot, quickly building a lead and building an 18-5 lead at the end of the...

  • Lady Longhorns Split With Sutherland, St. Pat's

    Jaclyn Burks, Kimball Girls Basketball Coach|Feb 1, 2024

    On Thursday, we hosted Sutherland at home and had a great game again on our home court. We played hard and hustled well, even when things weren't going our way. I'm proud of the hustle the girls showed on the court. We beat Sutherland, 38-26. Kimball Game Stats Addy Olson 19 pts, 9reb, 5 stl, 3 blocks Grace Anderson 6 pts, 10 reb, 2 stl Julia Winstrom 4 pts, 3 reb, 1 stl Grace Moore 3pts, 7 reb, 2 ast Jasmine Gawith 3pts, 2 reb, 4 stl, 2 ast Joey Perry 9 reb Faith Bohac 3 pts, 3 reb In the game...

  • TOURNEY TIME

    Chad Miller, KHS Basketball Coach|Feb 1, 2024

    It's time for the WTC tourney – and some home cookin' – for the Kimball Longhorns boys basketball team. The Horns open the WTC tournament at home 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, as a No. 3 seed against No. 6 Bayard. The winner advances to a 6:30 p.m. Friday game at WNCC against the victor of the contest between No. 2 Mitchell and No. 7 Gordon-Rushville. The championship game is 6:30 p.m. Saturday at WNCC. The Horns go into the tournament after splitting with Sutherland on Thursday, Jan. 25, and...

  • ALL THE RIGHT MOVES

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Jan 25, 2024

    For the first time in Kimball, 14 junior high girls are being exposed to the sport of wrestling. A special upbeat attitude existed in the wrestling room, and it was apparent that the young girls enjoyed their tough practices. The girls were hard-working yet thoroughly having fun. Girls could compete in Federation wrestling but were matched up with boys. This is the first time that girls will be wrestling girls. The consensus from the young ladies was that "wrestling gets you stronger for...

  • Longhorns Lose By Point, But Make A Point

    Chad Miller, Longhorns Boys Basketball Coach|Jan 25, 2024

    The Longhorn boys, 8-5 on the season, close out January with games against visiting Sutherland at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 25, and 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at North Platte St. Pat's. Then the Horns open the WTC tournament at home 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, as a No. 3 seed against No. 6 Bayard. The winner advances to a 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, game at WNCC against the victor of the contest between No. 2 Mitchell and No. 7 Gordon-Rushville. Here's a look at the SPVA games against Hershey and Chase Count...

  • Lady Horns Win 4th Game

    The Observer|Jan 25, 2024

    The Lady Longhorns basketball team battled to win its fourth game of the season Tuesday night at Mitchell, 44-41. Now it’s on to today’s Jan. 25 matchup at 5:30 p.m. with visiting Sutherland and a rematch 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at North Platte St. Pat’s. Then comes the WTC. Kimball is seeded No. 7 and opens tourney play Feb. 1 at No. 2 Bayard. The winner will advance to face the winner of the No. 3 Gordon-Rushville and No. 6 Hemingford game in a 3:30 p.m. contest Feb. 2 at WNCC. Kimball Coach Jaclyn Burks commented on her team’s 5...

  • Longhorns Battling, Tasting Victory

    Chad Miller, Kimball Boys Basketball Coach|Jan 18, 2024

    The Kimball Longhorns basketball team is showing some promise with an 8-4 record and two sweet victories of late over rivals Potter-Dix and Bridgeport. But on Jan. 16, the Horns dropped a hard-fought SPVA game in Hershey, 49-48. They return Jan. 20 with a tournament game at North Platte Community College. Then comes some home cooking Jan. 25 against Sutherland. Kimball 68, Potter-Dix 31 It was a complete team effort in the win on Tuesday vs. our neighbors to the east, and a very strong opponent....

  • Lady Horns In SPVA Tourney

    The Observer|Jan 18, 2024

    The 5th seed Longhorn girls basketball team heads into the SPVA tournament this week to take on Chase County. The Chase County game was cancelled on Monday due to weather and extreme cold but has been rescheduled for Tuesday at Perkins County. The game started as 5 p.m. The winner of Chase County/Kimball will play the number one seed, Bridgeport on Thursday. Kimball 40, Potter-Dix 24 Kimball played Potter-Dix and Bridgeport last week and finished the week with a win and a loss. Although...

  • Longhorns Continue Their Progress

    Chad Miller, Kimball Boys Basketball Coach|Jan 11, 2024

    The Longhorns boys basketball team went 2-1 in its first three games after Christmas break, improving to 6-3 on the season. Next up going into this week was a trip to backyard rival Potter-Dix on Tuesday, Jan. 9, a JV game with visiting Pine Bluffs on Jan. 11, then games against visiting Bridgeport on Jan. 12 and visiting Gordon-Rushville on Jan. 13. Here's a recap of Kimball's wins over South Platte on Jan. 2 and Banner County on Jan. 5 and the loss to Chase County on Jan. 6 Kimball 84, South P...

  • Lady Longhorns Enjoy Record-Breaking Game Vs. Banner

    The Observer|Jan 11, 2024

    The first game after the Christmas break for the Lady Longhorns was a trip to South Platte on Tuesday, January 1. Kimball started out strong and stuck with the hosts, staying within 10 points for the first three quarters, but could not overcome them in the fourth. Coach Jaclyn Burks said "the girls hustled, but the team has been battling the flu and sickness and we ran out of gas in the last quarter and put ourselves in foul trouble as well, so that did not help our efforts." Burks was pleased w...

  • Boys Win, Girls Lose In P-D Hoops

    Mike Motz, The Observer|Jan 11, 2024

    The Coyote basketball teams opened 2024 with a challenging task, games against rivals Bayard and South Platte. The boys team was able to grab wins in both contests, while the Lady Coyotes struggled with losses in their first contests of the new year. The Lady Coyotes opened on Friday night against a very strong Bayard team, and it was quickly apparent that the Lady Coyotes did not have the firepower to keep up with the Lady Tigers. The Bayard girls opened a big lead early and cruised all night, ending the game with a 59-9 victory....

  • Big Mike Takes Another Career Step

    Jim Orr, The Observer|Dec 28, 2023

    Longhorns basketball legend Mike Daum, who turned 28 on Oct. 30, is still moving up. Daum has joined the high-level Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball Super League and the EuroLeague after the Bertram Derthona team in Italy released him from his contract so he could try to further his career. This follows the Dauminator's fine performance in the 2023 NBA Summer League with the Sacramento Kings. "It was not easy to make this decision," Bertram Derthona president Marco Picchi said on the team...

  • Longhorns Sitting At 4-2 During Break

    Chad Miller, Longhorn Basketball Coach|Dec 21, 2023

    The Longhorns boys basketball tram is sitting at 4-2 during its winter break after a 54-46 loss at Hershey. Next up for Kimball High basketball is South Platte, which comes to K-Town on Jan. 3. JV play starts at 4 p.m. Friday's game vs. Hershey was a very back and forth game all night. We discussed and executed a new offense well the day before in practice and were very hopeful that we would be able to continue that execution come game time. The start of the game went very well as we were...

  • Coyote Boys & Girls Split Against Caliche, Banner County

    Mike Motz, The Observer|Dec 21, 2023

    Potter-Dix’s basketball teams each went 1-1 over the past week, with both teams dropping their contests against Caliche, and then both winning their games against Banner County. On December 14, the Caliche Buffalo teams came up from Colorado, and the action started with the girls game. The Lady Buffs were tough on defense, allowing very few good looks for the Lady Coyotes to start off the game. After Caliche built a 15-4 lead in the first quarter, Potter-Dix roared back in the second quarter, putting up 13 points in the period. But the Lady...

  • Horns Go For Third Straight At Hershey

    Chad Miller, Longhorn Basketball Coach|Dec 14, 2023

    The Longhorns boys basketball team travels to Hershey on Friday, Dec. 15, with a 4-1 record to close out the December portion of their schedule. Here's a look at their previous three games in which they went 2-1. Kimball 77, Garden County 49 This was a great team victory in front of our hometown supporters. They got to see our Lady Longhorns take home a victory as well, which made it even better for our loud hometown fans. As far as our game goes, we had 5 players reach double digits in...

  • Lady Longhorns Visit Hershey For December Finale

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Dec 14, 2023

    The experience and maturity of the Kimball girls was the difference between Kimball and Garden County. Garden County's young team was overpowered by Kimball's experience and Kimball won, 51-30. Coach Jaclyn Burks was pleased with their execution and the press. Facing Garden County, Addy Olson had 19, Julia Winstrom playing a solid post position had 12, Grace Anderson added 8, sophomore Grace Moore was all over the court and had seven. Finishing out the scoring were Joey Perry with 3 and Rachel...

  • Coyotes Split Vs. Storm, Paxton

    Mike Motz, The Observer|Dec 14, 2023

    Potter-Dix's Coyote basketball teams continued their start of the season, matching up against Creek Valley on December 8 and Paxton on December 9. The Creek Valley teams traveled to Potter on December 8, and the girls started first with their game. Potter-Dix opened a 10-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Lady Storm did a great job on defense in the second quarter, limiting the Lady Coyotes to just three points in the frame. Trailing 19-13 at the half, the Lady Coyotes responded...

  • Busy Week For Horns After Nice Start

    Jim Orr, The Observer|Dec 7, 2023

    Kimball Longhorns boys basketball is looking good. The Horns continue the busy pre-Christmas stretch of their schedule this week after opening the season 2-0 with convincing wins over Bayard and Leyton. Next up for Kimball were Garden County in this week's Dec. 5 home opener, then games at Perkins County on Dec. 8, at home against Morrill on Dec. 9, and then Dec. 15 at Hershey. JV games open the action at 4:30 p.m. at Perkins County, 3 p.m. against Morrill, and 2 p.m. at Hershey. Here are...

  • Lady Longhorns Come Home After Season Tipoff

    The Observer|Dec 7, 2023

    The Kimball girls basketball team opened its 2023-24 season with games in Bayard and Leyton, both losses, and then moved on to the home opener Tuesday, Dec. 5, against Garden County. Next come games Friday at Perkins County, and Saturday against Morrill at home with JV starting at 3 p.m.  Here's a look at the first two games. Bayard 53, Kimball 6 "This was not a good game for us," coach Jaclyn Burks told the Observer. "We reverted back to our old habits in this game and it cost us. We made...

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