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High School Fall Sports are underway and you fans will have a full slate of activities to attend. Girl’s Golf has already had three tournaments which the Kimball High two-golfer team took part in. In fact, Kimball hosted the Western Trails Conference Tournament at the Four Winds Course this past Tuesday. Kimball opened at Sidney where Lila Moore shot 142, and then improved her score to 133 at the Bayard Tournament. Leisha Casimiro shot 168 at Bayard. Looking ahead on the golf schedule, the Kimball team is at Chappell on September 1 and at Mitchell on September 8.


I see members of the Kimball High Boy’s Golf Team working on their game on an almost daily routine at the Four Winds and they should be one of the top teams state wide come this next spring. Congrats going out to Jordan Greenwood, and his dad Kenny, for their performances at the recent Gering Open Stroke Play Tournament. Jordan, a senior this fall at Kimball High, finished 3rd in the championship flight shooting a two day round of 150. Kenny shot in the first flight and was 5th with his round of 162. Nice of Jordan to defend his dad’s higher score than his own by saying, “Dad was still nursing his leg from his recent surgery and couldn’t follow through like he needed to”.


Don’t forget the Four Winds Fundraiser One Person Scramble this Saturday. Cost is just $20 plus cart and green fees if needed. For you golfers who are always wishing you could have a Mulligan, in this format you get one on each and every shot! Ladies of course will play from the red tees and will all golfers over the age of 80. Ages 70 through 79 go off the white tees and all other golfers from the blue tees. $10 goes to prize money and $10 to the Fundraiser projects. Four Wind Pro Chad Wise recommends playing in a two-some since both golfers will be hitting two balls each, or maybe a three-some. Set your tee times from 8 to 11 a.m.


The Longhorn Football Team had a pretty fair showing in their season opener with Centura played at North Platte this past week. Centura won 14-6 but had to come from behind to get the win. It was a game of mis-cues with the Horns suffering 4 turnovers and Centura 3.

Among the highlights of the night, was the play of senior Jaden Withrow who is handling some quarterback duties this fall. Withrow connected with senior team mate Kyle Spicer for the lone Horn TD on a 27 yard touchdown pass. Withrow also led the tackle charts with 7 solo stops and 7 assists, and averaged 40.4 yards on 5 punts.

A tough assignment again this week as Kimball hosts Gordon-Rushville for Homecoming with an early start time of 6 p.m. The Mustangs also lost their opener this past week losing to Valentine 19-0. Kimball will face Valentine in the final regular season game, at Kimball, on October 21. Can’t say I like all of these long distance schedules the state comes up with when the set the football schedules each year.


The Cross Country Team will get their season underway Friday, Sept. 2 at Gering and the Volleyball Team opens at Bridgeport tonight, Sept. 1 and go back to Bridgeport Sept. 6.


One more golf story before I quit. Congrats going out to the team of Keith Prunty and Terry Lovesee for their repeat win in capturing the overall championship of the Four Winds Men’s League Monday-Tuesday nights League play. They defeated the team of Brett Belgum-Marty Lantzer 4-2 in back nine match play this past week. I got a text message from the Mayor of Kimball saying, “the Sandy’s win again.” Where in the world did they get that name Sandys?


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