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 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 23, 2019 

2019 High School Sports Almost In The Books

The 2019 Nebraska State Track Meet is in the books, and we have local athletes who not only wrote their names into the State books, but also into their own school record books as well. Kimball High sent two athletes to this year’s State Meet and...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 23, 2019 

Kilgore Wins Gold

A memorable last track meet for Brady Kilgore as he closed out his Kimball High School athletic career at the Nebraska State Track and Field Championships at Omaha Burke Stadium. The recent Kimball...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 23, 2019 

Buescher Takes Second At State

Mallorie Buescher, a young lady with Kimball ties, closed out an exciting senior season of tennis with a runner-up finish in the Nebraska Class B State Tournament held in Lincoln. Mallorie is a...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 16, 2019

Spring State Events Around The Corner

An exciting week for Kimball High spring sports as they took part in their districts and state qualifying events. Kimball senior Brady Kilgore won three events at Bayard to qualify him in his last trip to state track. He will compete in both hurdles...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 16, 2019

Kilgore 3 Event State Qualifier

Brady Kilgore will be making his annual trip to Omaha for the Nebraska State Track Meet after winning and qualifying in three events at last week's District meet held at Bayard. Brady will have compan...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 16, 2019

Kimball District Golf Champ Again

The Kimball High Boy's Golf Team took care of business one more time in winning their fourth straight District Championship Monday at the Cross Creek Golf Link in Cambridge. The three senior varsity...

 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    May 16, 2019

3 On 3 Tourney Benefits Flood Relief Efforts

A Kimball Student Council 3 on 3 basketball tournament was held this past Sunday, April 28 with proceeds being donated to the flood relief in eastern Nebraska. A total of $260 was raised between...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 9, 2019

Impressive Week For longhorns

More exciting happenings this past week involving Kimball High sports. The annual Booster Club Banquet and Awards Night was held and was a huge success thanks to the officers in charge. I was so impressed with the young people involved with the way...


Booster Banquet, Awards A Success

The 2018-19 Kimball High School Sports Banquet and Awards Night was held this past week with a very large turnout of both athletes and adult fans along with entire families. Danielle Reader served as... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 9, 2019

Brady Kilgore MVP At Bayard B-C-D Track Invite

Brady Kilgore won two of the top awards handed out at last week's B-C-D Track Invite along with winning both hurdle events and placing in all four events he was in. The talented senior from Kimball... Full story

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 9, 2019

Kimball, Wise Champions at Chappell

Another win for the Kimball High Boy's Golf team and for Kimball senior Dillon Wise. Wise won the medalist honors at the Chappell Tournament with his round of 38-41=79 to pace Kimball's team victory...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 2, 2019

Winning is the spring thing for horns

What an exciting and exceptional week for Kimball High Spring sports! Brady Kilgore came through with a win in the 110 meter hurdles at the Best in the West Track Classic plus running 3rd in the 300 hurdles and taking 6th in the high jump. Then he...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 2, 2019

Kilgore Best Of The Best In The West

Brady Kilgore did not disappoint and kept his win streak in the 110 meter high hurdles alive by winning at the Best in the West Track Classic held this past week at the Scottsbluff High School Stadium...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 2, 2019

Kimball Golfers Get Busy

The Kimball High boys golf team has had a busy week and they have taken advantage of being able to get some tournament play by bringing home lots of team and individual honors. The Longhorns have...

 By Dakota Kuhns    Sports    May 2, 2019

Pool Players Raise The Bar For Helping Cindy

The first of a four pool tournament series concluded late Saturday night, April 27. It was a benefit for Cindy Warren, who is formerly of Kimball. With entry fee money and donations from both Chute...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 2, 2019

Kimball Boys Third At SPVA Meet

Chase County won both the boys and girls divisions of the SPVA Conference Track meet held this past Friday at Sutherland. Kimball finished 3rd in the boys division and 5th in the girls division. Chase County had 194 team points to win the boys team t...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    May 2, 2019

Junior High Tracksters Visit Pine Bluffs

The Kimball junior high tracksters took part in the Pine Bluffs Invitational this past Friday and turned in some good efforts. No team scores were available, but both the boys and girls had some good individual efforts. In the boys division, Uziel...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 25, 2019

Spring Sports Well Under Way; Daum Signs With Agent

Spring sports have really gotten busy, despite some still cold and wet days. The Kimball High boys golf team was at Scottsbluff this past Monday, at Bridgeport this past Wednesday, and will be at Chase County for the SPVA Tournament Friday, and at...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 25, 2019

Brady Kilgore Leads Kimball Boys To Runner-up Finish At Mitchell

Brady Kilgore had another outstanding day at Mitchell this past week in the combined George Calvert Invitational Track Meet and the Western Trails Conference Track Meet, and was voted Most Valuable...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 25, 2019

Wise Plays For Top Honors At Scottsbluff

Kimball's Dillon Wise played himself into a three-way playoff for individual top honors at the Scottsbluff Country Club Course. Wise, along with Ethan Cates of Cheyenne Central and Blake Danni of...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 25, 2019

Kimball Golfers Win At Morrill

The Kimball High boys golf team got its first win of the season in capturing the team title at the Morrill Invitational Tournament this past week. The Longhorns scored 338 to win by 12 points over the second place hometown Morrill Lions, who...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    April 25, 2019

Longhorns Seventh In Their Own Junior High Invitational

Kimball hosted its Junior High Track Invite this past week and finished 7th in both boys and girls divisions. The Kimball boys scored 37 points while the Kimball girls ended up with 19 points. Bridgeport won the boys team title with 103 points with...


Seth Krafczik Ready For Vegas Championship

Seth Krafczik from Kimball, pictured at right, will travel to Las Vegas in early May to compete in the $360,000 APA 8-Ball Classic Singles Championship, held annually at Westgate Las Vegas Resort and...


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