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New Season Opens For Basketball, Wrestling Teams

Here's the upcoming schedule as winter high school sports get underway this week for Kimball, Potter-Dix and Banner County student athletes. Kimball Dec. 2 – Basketball at Bayard, 4 p.m. Dec. 2 ... Full story


Kimball Wrestlers Open Season At Home Dec. 2

We will have seven wrestlers this year for first year coach Cory McManigal. Coach McManigal will be assisted this year by Bob Culek and Justin Mohr. We open our season on December 2 with a home dual vs. Bayard at 6 p.m. We hope see a full room gym....

 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 2, 2021

Several Coyotes Make All-District Football

After an historic season culminating with a runner-up trophy at the D6 State Championships, the Potter-Dix Coyotes football team had a big number of players qualify for the 2021All-District Football...

 By Jim Orr    Sports    November 25, 2021

It's Time For 2021-22 Winter Sports

The winter sports seasons are just about here for area high school basketball teams and wrestlers. Here are the opening week schedules for the Kimball Longhorns, Banner County Wildcats and Potter-Dix... Full story

 By Jim Orr    Sports    November 25, 2021

Kimball Junior High Wrestlers Showing Promise

Kimball Junior High wrestlers put in some competitive performances back-to-back in tournaments at Hemingford on Nov. 12 and Morrill on Nov. 27. A number of young Longhorns earned first place. Here...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 25, 2021

Cody-Kilgore Too Much For Coyotes In D6 Final

The historic season that the Potter-Dix Coyote football team enjoyed came to a disappointing end Friday night in Ron and Carol Cope Stadium at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, as they fell to the...



Nebraska's firearm deer hunting season is under way, and the young Bohac sisters of Kimball have done themselves proud during an outing on some private Kimball County land. JaLeigh Bohac got her 1st...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 18, 2021

Coyotes Punch Ticket To State Title Game

The Potter-Dix Coyote Football team makes the last stop on their historic run on Friday, when they face off against the Cody-Kilgore Cowboys at Ron and Carol Cope Stadium at the University of Nebraska-Kearney on Friday at 6 p.m. Potter-Dix comes into...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 18, 2021

Coyotes Win Thriller, 39-38, In Semifinal

The number 1 ranked Potter-Dix Coyote Football team continued their historic season on Friday, holding off a late surge by the number 13 ranked Spalding Academy Shamrocks to punch their ticket to a...



Britton and Decker Culek wrestled in Colorado Springs on Nov. 5 and 6. They competed in the King of the Mountain dual tournament on Victory Training Center club team of their uncle Kyle Schnell, a... Full story



Kimball Lady Longhorns golfer Payton Wise has recevied another award. She's All-State. Wise, who placed third at State last month, was voted onto the 2021 Nebraska Coaches Association All-State Team....

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 11, 2021

Shamrocks Pose Big Challenge For P-D

The Potter-Dix Coyotes are the No. 1 ranked team in D6, and face the No. 13 ranked Spalding Academy Shamrocks in the semifinal round of the NSAA D6 play offs on November 12 in Spalding. Due to the...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 11, 2021

No. 1 Coyotes Go 'Full Game' To Advance In Postseason

Potter-Dix’s Coyote football team hosted the quarterfinal round of the D6 playoffs Friday afternoon, and defeated the visiting Parkview Christian Patriots 70-34 to advance to the semifinal round of the D6 playoffs. This victory pushes the...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 4, 2021

Coyotes Blow Out Warriors, 54-0

The powerhouse Potter-Dix Coyote football team improved to 9-0 on the season with a 54-0 shellacking of the visiting Sioux County Warriors in the first round of the D6 Playoffs Friday afternoon in... Full story


Hometown Entry Lukassen First In RSNC State Finals

The Halligan Agency hosted the Nebraska State RSNC Finals this past weekend in Kimball at the Y3 arena.  Champions were crowned in four divisions based on points won throughout the year competing in...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 28, 2021

Coyotes 8-0 Entering Postseason

Potter-Dix's Coyote football team finished out its regular season with an 80-16 rout over Creek Valley, earning its second straight D6-6 title and undefeated regular season. The Coyotes' swarming...


Malson Calls It A Career For Horns XC

For the fourth time in as many years, Chantel Malson ran in the Nebraska State cross county meet. Of 127 runners in the Class D meet Oct. 22, the Kimball Longhorn senior placed 66th on the Kearney... Full story



Here's to the Sharks, Kimball's youngest boys of the fall this football season. This week we salute the fifth- and sixth-grade group. Front row: Dason Cabbage, Mason Brown, Britton Culek, Davian...


Volleyball Season Ends At Subdistrict

The Kimball Lady Longhorns volleyball season ended Monday as the team fell to Bridgeport in straight sets in subdistrict action. Kimball's season record was 3-21 heading into the C2-11 Subdistrict...


Malson Runs Her Way To State

District cross country was Thursday, Oct. 14, at Courthouse & Jail Rock Golf Course in Bridgeport, and for the fourth year in a row, Kimball Longhorns runner Chantel Malson qualified for the... Full story


Sharks Football

Here's to the Sharks, Kimball's youngest boys of the fall this football season. This week we salute the third- and fourth-grade group. Front row: Ty Cook, Jace Reich, Ben Anderson, Nash Burback,... Full story


Potter-Dix Ousted From MAC Volleyball Tournament

The Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes traveled to Minatare for the MAC Tournament on Saturday morning and were knocked out in the first round after Leyton staged a comeback to steal a win from the Potter-Dix squad. The Lady Coyotes started out strong and...


Potter, Dix and Potter Dix State Volleyball Teams

Team members from five Potter, Dix and Potter-Dix state volleyball teams returned for the state volleyball celebration. Honored were the Potter Class D 1975 and 1976 champions, the Dix 1981...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 21, 2021

Coyotes Top Young Wildcats, Now 7-0

Potter-Dix's Coyote football team moved its record to 7-0 against the Banner County Wildcats in Harrisburg on Friday night. The Coyotes dominated in all aspects of the game, and only a late score by B...


Payton Wise 3rd, Katie Heeg 22nd At State

That's a wrap for Kimball Lady Longhorns golfers Payton Wise and Katie Heeg. The senior duo closed out their high school golf careers in fine fashion – together on the course during the NSAA State... Full story


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