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Former Longhorn golfer Dillion Wise shot a double eagle on hole 14 in April. He holed out with a 9 iron from 158 yards. Jacob Walker witnesses the special event....


Muldoon Medals Twice For Coyotes At Best In The West

Potter-Coyote Track and Field teams traveled up to Scottsbluff on Tuesday, April 26, to compete against the best athletes in the region at the annual Best In The West Classic. The boys squad managed... Full story


Paxton, Heeg Win At Calvert Before Best In West

Kimball's Kaitlin Heeg placed first in the 100-meter hurdles and Jayden Paxton first in the long jump April 22 at the George Calvert Invite in Mitchell. The duo competed in the Best of the West... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    April 28, 2022

Coyotes Track Competes At Pine Bluffs, Creek Valley

The Potter-Dix Coyote Track and Field teams had a busy week, competing at the Storm Twilight Meet at Creek Valley High School on Tuesday and the Kendra Roeder Invitational at Pine Bluffs High School....


Wildcat Track: Small But Mighty

The Banner County Wildcats track team, which competes in the MAC meet this Saturday at Bayard, is small but mighty. Lone senior Makyla Mason runs the distance events (1600 and 3200 M run). She... Full story



Two senior girls provide leadership for the Kimball track team – Kaitlin Heeg and Tianna Stierwalt. Heeg has high exceptions for herself. "I hope to place in everything I do," she said, referring...



The Kimball Longhorn Trap Team is in its second year of existence with coaches Brittany Cook, Kelly Dunegan, Sean Dunegan and Jeremy Fryda leading the team of 7-11 graders. Practices have been...



The wind and cold weather has had an impact on all the spring sports. The Kimball High School boys golf is no exception. Coach Ben Aarestad said, "The season has been challenging with the weather....


Cobras Come Up Big At State For Kimball

The Kimball Cobras Trampoline and Tumbling team members showed off their skills at the State meet at WNCC in Scottsbluff on April 2. And show off they did with four young ladies winning State... Full story


Longhorn Track Results From Tri-State, Holyoke

Here are results for the top Longhorns girls and boys track team members at the Tri State Meet on April 5 at Creek Valley and Holyoke Invite on April 9. The girls were fourth among 10 teams and boys 10th among 12 at Tri-State. At Holyoke, the girls...

 By The Observer    Sports    April 7, 2022

After Bayard, Two Meets This Week For Horns

The Kimball boys and girls track teams found tough competion at the Bayard CD Invite. The girls placed 13th with 25 points, while Bayard was first with 79. The boys placed 15th with 4 points, while... Full story


Dead Eye Anna Coleman Wins 2 Firsts At State

The Dead Eye Shooters 4-H Club competed at the 2022 Nebraska State 4-H BB & Air Rifle Match in Mitchell last weekend. The Dead Eyes were represented by 13 BB competitors and 6 Air Rifle...


Frerichs An All-Star Coach

Coaches have been selected for the 2022 West Nebraska All-Star Football Game – among them Potter-Dix’s Dale Frerichs. This marks the 44th year for the game. It will be played 7 p.m. June 11th at Bearcat Stadium in Scottsbluff. Brent Bauer from...


Coyotes Compete In Bayard

The Potter-Dix Coyotes track and field teams competed on Saturday at the Bayard CD Invitational. With beautiful weather and a slight breeze, the athletes had a great day for competition, and for the...


Heeg Leads Longhorns Track At Morrill

The Kimball boys and girls track teams have a meet under their belts. The Longhorns head into this Saturday’s meet at Bayard following an outing at the Morrill Early Bird 22 meet in which senior Kat... Full story


Coyotes Sixth At Early Bird

The Potter-Dix Coyotes boys and girls track teams traveled on Saturday to compete at the annual Morrill Early Bird meet. The boys squad placed sixth with 44 points and the girls team placed 12th with...


Cats Open Season

The Banner County Wildcats opened their track season last Saturday at the Morrill Early Bird 22 meet. On the boys side, freshman Kristian Clure kept busy. He finished 16th in the 100 meters in 12.89 seconds, 15th in the 200 meters in 26.02 and 25th...



Spring high school sports get going this weekend with Kimball, Potter-Dix and Banner County all scheduled to hit the track. Track teams will get most of the attention until March 12, when the Kimball and Potter-Dix boys golf teams tee off their 2022... Full story


Kimball Pool Team In Championship Form

It's time for some Philly Cheesesteaks for Kimball's national qualifying pool team. Kimball's team Ballin' Bombers from the Trails West Pool League (TAP), won the titleholder event in Scottsbluff in...


2021-22 Local Basketball Recap

Team D W/L PF PA W/L P/F P/A Leyton 3-1 213 158 18-5 1361 924 Hemingford 2-1 159 147 12-11 1093 1101 Garden County 1-2 149 154 12-12 1225 1109 Kimball 0-2 65 127 3-19 637 1337 Kimball loses C Anthony...

 By Jim Orr    Sports    March 17, 2022

Football Longhorns To Return Vs. Hyannis

The local high school sports calendar soon turns to spring sports – girls and boys track, boys golf and trap shooting – but it's never too early to talk some football. And there's some football... Full story

 By Jim Orr    Sports    March 10, 2022

2 Horns All-WTC, 8 MORE honored

Two Kimball High School winter athletes were announced this week as members of the Western Trails Conference 2022 All-Conference teams – and another eight Longhorns earned honorable mention recognition. All-Conference honors went to senior Chantel... Full story

 By Chad Miller    Sports    March 10, 2022


This year's 2021-22 Boys Basketball season was one of growth and commitment. With athletic participation at an all time low and losing a few students to not having a football season this year, it was...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 10, 2022

Coyotes Finish 2nd At District

Potter-Dix's Coyote Basketball team ended its season on Tuesday, March 1, with a loss to the Mullen Broncos in the D2-8 District Final at Hershey High School. Potter-Dix ends its outstanding season...



The Kimball Longhorns cheer team members went to State once again and once again returned winners. They emerged at the Feb. 17-19 competition in Grand Island as the Class C-2 Non-Tumbling State... Full story


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