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 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 8, 2020

Undefeated Coyotes Rip Blue Knights

Potter-Dix’s Coyote Football team remained unbeaten as they traveled to Big Springs on Friday and recovered from a slow start to beat the South Platte Blue Knights in convincing fashion, 62-to-27. A surprisingly slow first quarter had the Coyotes...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 8, 2020

Jock Talk

The most exciting thing to happen this week, or month, year, or maybe the past decade, is the Kimball High Girls Golf Team qualifying for the State Tournament! Be sure and read the complete story concerning how they did this, but as I write my...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 8, 2020

Football Longhorns Fall To Bayard

The Kimball Longhorns football team continued its season of struggle, falling behind early and losing their sixth straight game against the Bayard Tigers at home on Friday. The Bayard team got the jump early on the Longhorns, going up 28-to-6 in the...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 8, 2020

Kimball XC Readies For SPVA

Kimball’s Longhorn Cross Country team had a busy week, traveling to the Gothenburg Invite on October 1, and the boys squad finished with a 14th place finish led by senior Connor Cluff’s 67th place finish at 20:35. Freshman Braylon Miller...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 8, 2020

Longhorns Top Hemmingford, 2-0

Kimball’s Lady Longhorn Volleyball team opened October with a victory against the Hemingford Lady Bobcats in straight sets, 2-to-0. After losing to Bridgeport and Morrill by straight sets, the Lady Longhorns found their groove and made it two out...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 8, 2020

Lady Coyotes Extend Losing Streak

Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyote Volleyball team had a strong start to the season, but has hit a stretch losing eight straight matches, only winning three sets during the run. The last three losses started on Tuesday Sept. 29 when the Lady Coyotes...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 1, 2020

Longhorn Golfers Off To District

The Kimball High Girl's Golf Team closeout out the regular season this past week with tournaments at Ogallala and Bridgeport and moved into District Tournament play this past Monday back at Ogallala....

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 1, 2020

P-D Football Powers To 4-0 Start

Potter-Dix's Coyote Football team continued their undefeated start and moved to 4-and-0 on the season by defeating the favored Arthur County Wolves at Combs Field Friday night. The two high-powered...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 1, 2020

Junior High Football Offers Hope

The Kimball High football program is suffering right now with a low number of athletes checked out which in turn results and not being able to match up with their opponents and the losses keep piling up. The Horns had to drop to the 8-man game...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 1, 2020

Kimball XC Competes at Ogallala

Kimball's Longhorn Cross Country team traveled to Ogallala on Thursday, and the boys squad placed 14th overall in the team competition. Kimball's top finisher was sophomore Matthew Johnson in 53rd place with a time of 20:14.7 followed by freshman...

 By Tom Southard    Sports    October 1, 2020


In this crazy year of the COVID-19 Pandemic, as might be expected, the number of Runners for the annual Farmer's Day Fun Run were way down, according to the organizer Tiffany Johnson. There were only...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 1, 2020

Lady Longhorns Go 1-3 On Week

Kimball's Lady Longhorn Volleyball team has had a tough time getting wins, but were able to grab one this week in the three matches they played. Last Tuesday the 22nd, Kimball traveled to Hershey and were overpowered by the Lady Panthers in straight...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 1, 2020

Longhorns Lassoed By Plainsmen, 70-28

Kimball's Longhorn Football team continued to struggle as the fell 70-to-28 to the Perkins County Plainsmen in a game that saw the visitors take an early lead and pull away for a lopsided victory. Plagued by five turnovers, with four in the first...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 1, 2020

Lady Coyotes Have Tough Week

Potter-Dix's Lady Coyote Volleyball team has had success so far in the season, but went through a difficult week, losing four of five matches, with the last two losses coming at a home tournament on Saturday. The week started well for the Lady...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 24, 2020

Cluff, Malson Pace Kimball XC

Kimball's Cross Country team traveled to Alliance on Saturday to compete in the Alliance Invitational, and went against the very best runners in the Panhandle area. The boys team was able to manage a... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 24, 2020

Lady Coyotes Weather The Storm

Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyote Volleyball team evened their record to 5-and-5 during Homecoming Week with a victory against the Creek Valley Lady Storm at Potter Thursday night. Although the Creek Valley team has only one win in front-loaded schedule,...


Lady Longhorns Second At Gering

The Kimball Lady Longhorn golf team finished second at the Gering Invitational Tournament this past week with a good showing against a field of big schools including the talent loaded Scottsbluff team who won top team honors with a score of 317, with...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 24, 2020

Longhorns Put Up 20, But Fall To Sailors

Kimball's Longhorn 8-man football team continued its early season struggles against the Sutherland Sailors on Friday night, dropping to 0-4 on the season after the 56-20 loss in Kimball. The Sailors...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 24, 2020

Potter-Dix Routs Rams, 3-0 On Season

Potter-Dix's Coyote Football team has something to howl about as they move their season record to 3-and-0 for the first time in well over a decade with a 46-to-8 rout of the visiting Crawford Rams at...


Hershey Next For Horns VB

Sutherland’s Lady Sailors traveled to Kimball last Thursday and swept the Lady Longhorns three sets to none in a match that had a close first set, then was taken over by visitors. Sutherland came into the match with only two wins, and seemed to be...


Longhorn Golfers WTC Champs

The Kimball Lady Longhorn golf team racked up another win in capturing the championship of the Western Trails Conference Tournament held at Mitchell this past Thursday shooting the low team score of...


Banner Falls To Crawford; Coach Sees Slow Progress

The Banner County Wildcats traveled to Crawford on Friday, Sept. 11. Although the final score was 53-0, in which the Wildcats lost, the one positive, according to Banner County's coach, was that at...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 17, 2020

Longhorn Boys Third In Kimball Cross Country Invite

Kimball’s Boys cross country team was able to earn a third place showing at the Kimball Invitational on Friday, with sophomore Matthew Johnson and senior Connor Cluff leading the Longhorns runners... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 17, 2020

Longhorns Volleyball Breaks Into Win Column

It has been a slow start for Kimball’s Lady Longhorn Volleyball team, coming into last week without a win, and full slate of tough competitors ahead. Coach Ferguson’s team started the week on the road against Bridgeport and Garden County, and...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    September 17, 2020

Potter-Dix Volleyball Wins Twice In Tough Week

Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyote volleyball team had a busy week, traveling to Kimball for a Triangular on Thursday, then traveling for a Quadrangular at Bridgeport on Saturday. On Thursday, the Lady Coyotes lost their first match to a sharp Mitchell team...


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