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  • Lusche Shoots Par, Second At Scottsbluff

    Apr 24, 2024

    Kimball Longhorn Kyler Lusche shot an even par 72 at the Scotts Bluff Country Club Invite on Monday and finished second only to Tommy Dredla of Scottsbluff, who shot a 3 under par 69. The Kimball team placed 11th against some tough competition, including Scottsbluff, Gering, Sidney, Ogallala, Cheyenne Central and Cheyenne East. The top 10 on the leaderboard were all under 80 strokes. For Kimball, Connor Deboodt shot 108, Ryker Behrend had 117, and Branson Kiefer and Landon Norberg both shot 95....

  • Personal Records The Norm For Kimball Track

    Daria Anderson-Faden, The Observer|Apr 18, 2024

    Track season is well underway, and the practices are paying off as Longhorns are setting plenty of personal records. Kimball pole vaulters took first and second at the Western Trails Conference meet at Mitchell. Battling back and forth for top placings at meets are sophomores Trevor Fuss and Peter Russell. Fuss took first with a personal record of 14'4", while Russell PR-ed with 13'7" for second place. Another Kimball duo, Derek Russell and Wyatt Cords scored points and personal records in the d...

  • MEET THE LONGHORNS

    Apr 18, 2024

    The initial roster for the 2024 football Longhorns is in place following last week's player signing night for the program, which aims to continue progress made last year under Coach Darell Howitt. There's the squad above after 30 players signed up. Here's an early glance at the 2024 schedule: Week 1 at Hyannis, Week 2 hosting Bayard, Week 3 hosting North Platte St. Pat's, Week 4 at Hemingford, Week 5 hosting Bridgeport, Week 6 at Perkins County, Week 7 at Sutherland and Week 8 hosting...

  • Horn Golfers Head To Scottsbluff After Placing Fourth At Bridgeport, Morrill

    Apr 18, 2024

    The Kimball Longhorn golf team placed third at the Bridgeport Invite on Friday. Top finishers for Kimball were Kyler Lusche with an 85 for fifth place. Right behind Lusche was Connor Deboodt in sixth place, also with an 85. The team continues to improve in giant leaps. At Morrill on Monday, the team scored 352, good enough for fourth place and a 20 stroke improvement, according to coach Chuck Christiansen. Lusche shot a 76 and took fourth, Branson Kiefer had an 87, and Connor Deboodt shot a 92. Rounding out the team was Landon Norberg with a...

  • YOUNG BLOOD

    Apr 11, 2024

    Chance Johnson, 10, son of Tiffany and Ryan Johnson of Kimball, competed at the Nebraska USA State meet in Grand Island on March 13. He placed sixth with a record of 4-3 in the 10 and under grouping to bring home a medal. Chance wrestled folkstyle in the 105-pound division. Afterward he stood at the awards podium, hands on hips, and looking at the camera when this photo was taken. He's second from the right....

  • Kimball Track On To WTC

    Apr 11, 2024

    Kimball track teams will be in Mitchell on Saturday, April 13, to compete in the WTC. The past week the teams saw action at the Mitchell Invitation and the Tri-State Meet at Creek Valley in Chappel. Mitchell Invite Competing against 15 schools, the Kimball boys and girls track teams went to the Mitchell Invitational and proved successful. Finishing 10th or above in the mens varsity results were Noe Trevino, 9th in the 100 Meters, Braxton Miller, and 4th in the 1,600 Meters. Taking 8th in the 3,200 Meters was Conrad Kaminski, and Braylon Miller...

  • Lusche Horns' Links Leader

    Apr 11, 2024

    Kimball’s Kyler Lusche finished second at the Sidney Invite on April 3 with a four over par 76. He was the only Longhorn to finish in the top 10. The Kimball team placed seventh with a 116. Scottsbluff’s Tommy Dredla shot a 72 and nabbed first place. Lusche shot an 80, followed by Connor Deboodt with an 89. Landon Norberg was at 97, Branson Kiefer 102 and Ryker Behrend 128. Lusche's 80 made him the 10th place medal finisher....

  • WELL DRILLED AT GOLF COURSE

    Apr 11, 2024

    Sargent Drilling from Broken Bow began drilling the new water well for Four Winds Golf Course. They went 260 feet deep and are waiting on the cement for the top. The drilling is done, but the electricians will need to wire everything up, according to course superintendent Jeremy Williams....

  • FUSS SETS POLE VAULT RECORDS

    Apr 4, 2024

    Longhorns sophomore pole vaulter Trevor Fuss clears 13 feet, 10 inches, at the March 28 Bayard C/D track meet, his personal best that broke the meet record set in 1993 and the Kimball record thatBob Gerner set back in the 1970s. Kimball competed in the Creek Valley meet on April 2 and next goes to the April 4 invite....

  • ON THE SCOREBOARD

    Apr 4, 2024

    Kimball football already is on the scoreboard for the 2024 season and it’s only spring. Keith Staehr Field will be getting a new look with the new scoreboard shown above, which will measure about 28 feet wide by 13.5 feet tall. A donation from FirsTier Bank made it possible. And there’s more spring football news for the home team. Longhorn Football Signing Night is set for April 9 at the Kimball High School auditorium for players to commit to the 2024 varsity team....

  • ON THE BALL

    Apr 4, 2024

    Longhorns golfer Kyler Lusche, who qualified for State last year, takes a practice swing at Four Winds Golf Course next to Kimball coach Chuck Christiansen. The Horns opened their season April 3 at the Sidney Invitational and have two more tournaments in the next week: April 9 at Mitchell and April 11 at Bridgeport....

  • LONGHORNS LOOK TO TEE OFF WITH BIG ROSTER

    Mar 28, 2024

    Numbers are good for the Kimball High golf team as the new season nears with 14 golfers going out for the team. Coach Chuck Christiansen, at top left above, watches his golfers warm up last week at Four Winds Golf Course. The Longhorns open their 2024 campaign April 3 with the Sidney Invitational at Hillside Golf Course in Cheyenne County....

  • Superintendent To Coach Horns Basketball

    Jim Orr, The Observer|Mar 28, 2024

    Kimball schools Superintendent Trevor Anderson has added the role of boys basketball coach to his responsibilities. Basketball and coaching are in his blood. His head coaching record at Battle Creek, a Division C2 school near Norfolk, was 86-52 over five seasons from 2013-14 to 2017-18. Before coming to Kimball four years ago, he coached multiple teams to conference/district titles and the state tournament. Basketball coaching success runs in the family. Anderson’s father, Mark, compiled a record of 214-90 as head coach at Randolph. That includ...

  • Plenty Going On In Longhorns Nation

    Mar 21, 2024

    The spring sports season is inching ever closer for the Kimball boys and girls track teams and the boys golf team, but that’s not all that’s going on in Longhorns Nation. Kimball Public Schools also looks to fill a number of coaching positions for the 2024-25 academic year. Here they are: • Varsity head boys basketball. • Varsity assistant girls basketball. • Varsity head and assistant girls wrestling. • Varsity head boys track. • Assistant cheer. • Junior high head and assistant boys wrestling. • Junior high head girls track. For folks...

  • OPENING DAY FOR FOUR WINDS ... AND THE SHRINERS

    Mar 21, 2024

    What time is it? It’s Shriner time. The Four Winds Golf Course opened for business at 10 a.m. Monday, March 18. The noon group known as the Shriners had eight individuals playing in two foursomes on a beautiful, warm spring-like day. The groups included Kevin Thomas, Terry Lovesee, Randy Bohac, Steve Linn, Pat O’Brien, Lanny Little, Donnie Trofholz, Andrew McCloud, and Robert Dunkin....

  • ALL-CONFERENCE LONGHORNS

    Mar 14, 2024

    The Kimball Longhorns placed a number of athletes on the Western Trails Conference and South Platte Valley Association 2023-24 all-conference high school teams for boys and girls basketball and boys wrestling. Here's how it breaks down. Western Trails Conference Boys Basketball Three Longhorns received All-Conference Honors: Brandon Paxton, Kyler Lusche and Braxton Miller. Two Longhorns received honorable mention: Trevor Fuss and Wyatt Cords. WTC MVP went to Bridgeport's Kolby Lussetto. Girls Ba...

  • THE OLD GYM

    Jim Orr, The Observer|Mar 7, 2024

    Remember shooting a basketball or attending PE in the West Elementary School gymnasium? Well, times have really changed. The old gym, the lone surviving remnant of the school still in place, has begun a new life as part of the newly opened Kimball Health Services hospital. Troy Kurz, KHS facilities director and the new hospital project manager, provided some insight to the Observer. "The former West Elementary gymnasium space is the hospital's new central utility plant, which provides all of...

  • GOLF OPENING DATE

    Mar 7, 2024

    First of all, Four Winds Golf Course, shown above during the 2023 Father's Day tournmanet, is set to open Friday, March 15, if the weather permits. That's for golfing and those who want to buy memberships, golf cart passes or whatever their golfing desires fancy....

  • INAUGURAL SEASON OVER FOR WRESTLERS

    Feb 29, 2024

    Fourteen young ladies stepped out of their comfort zone and tried the sport of wrestling this year. This was the first year of Kimball Junior High wrestling, and as the season concluded last week the team put on demonstration matches with one another showing off their skills and determination. At left, McKenzie Howard and Rebecca Koski face off against each other....

  • INAUGURAL SEASON OVER FOR WRESTLERS

    Feb 29, 2024

    Fourteen young ladies stepped out of their comfort zone and tried the sport of wrestling this year. This was the first year of Kimball Junior High wrestling, and as the season concluded last week the team put on demonstration matches with one another showing off their skills and determination. At left, McKenzie Howard and Rebecca Koski face off against each other....

  • Season Of Growth Ends For Longhorns

    Chad Miller KHS Basketball Coach|Feb 29, 2024

    Kimball 51, Morrill 38 Tuesday’s subdistrict first round matchup with Morrill was a game that we took awhile to get things going, but a great finish to the 3rd quarter really opened things up. Knowing just how capable Morrill could be from the perimeter, our 7 point half time lead was not what we were hoping for after 2 quarters of play. Our shooting was not what we were used to, but our defense and rebounding was keeping us ahead in the game. We only allowed Morrill to score 11 points in the 1st half and that was definitely a positive. We alwa...

  • Lady Horns Finish Year On High Note

    Jaclyn Burks, Lady Longhorns Coach|Feb 29, 2024

    The Kimball Lady Longhorns closed out their season on a high note, despite a loss. I was so pleased and proud of the progress we displayed throughout the whole year, but especially the last game. We were paired up with South Platte as a 3 seed at subdistricts. Our previous game with them they won very handily, 62-37. This time around, we had a solid game plan that we executed very well. We rotated Addy Olson and Rachel Berger face-guarding their best player, who averages 15 ppg. Those ladies did an amazing job and held her to only 6 points. Whi...

  • Coyotes Stopped At District After Subdistrict Title

    Mike Motz, The Observer|Feb 29, 2024

    MAYWOOD--After a middling 11-11 performance during the regular season, the Potter-Dix Coyote boys basketball team had a tall task ahead of them, as they had to travel as the number 15 seed to match up with number 2 seed Maywood-Hayes Center in the D2-2 District Final. Even prior to the consolidation of the Maywood and Hayes Center School districts, both teams were perennial State Tournament participants, and this season sailed to a 21-3 record. The Coyotes would have to play their very best game, with lights-out defense, if they were to get...

  • Horns End Undefeated WTC Regular Season

    Chad Miller KHS Basketball Coach|Feb 22, 2024

    The postseason is here. The Kimball boys basketball team – 14-7 with a .667 winning percentage on the season after a sweet win over Mitchell – opened subdisrict play Tuesday evening against a 14-10 Morrill squad at Bridgeport. Kimball was the No. 2 seed and Morrill No. 3. On Thursday, the winner faces the winnter of No. 1 seed Bridgeport and No. 4 Gordon Rushville game. Friday's rematch with Mitchell was a great game that saw our players execute and have their 3rd most efficient game of the sea...

  • A KIMBALL STATE OF MIND

    Feb 22, 2024

    Kimball Longhorns freshman wrestler Cameron McGinnis made it to last week's NSAA State Wrestling Tournment despite battling injury. Hopes are promising for his future. At State, he lost by fall in his two matches....

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