Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Dave Faries
Editor 

2012 In Review

Boys Basketball

 

Dave Faries

The Longhorns celebrate after overwhelming Gordon-Rushville, 69-33, to claim their sixth consecutive WTC tournament crown in February.

The calendar year ended with a form of redemption for Kimball, as the Longhorns pounded Hershey on December 14--nine months after the Panthers knocked them out of playoff contention in the 2011-12 district finals.

It was a year of emotion and accomplishment: a new crop of Kimball starters capturing the school’s sixth consecutive WTC title, their first win over Chadron in perhaps two decades, Potter-Dix’s Ty Ottoson repeatedly topping 30 points per game, Longhorns’ head coach Bruce Tjosvold’s 100th win, the steady leadership of Banner County’s Jordan Knaub, that 51-50 loss the Long...



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