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An exciting week of local sports with Kimball qualifying 3 individuals for this week’s State Track Meet and with the Kimball high boy’s golf team winning the SPVA Conference Tournament and keeping their undefeated season alive. The Horns were off to District Golf at Cambridge this past Tuesday hoping for a repeat win in their defense of last year’s District championship. We will know the results of that tournament late Tuesday but too late for our print deadline.


A very enjoyable day at the District track meet in Mitchell with very nice weather and the records were being broken in quite a few events, thanks to the weather and the quality of the athletes this year. Western Nebraska will make some noise down at the State Meet this weekend. Congrats to Jaden Withrow, Hannah Biesecker and Brady Kilgore for qualifying for the Kimball Track Team. This is Jaden’s fourth year to state in the triple jump and he is the Class C defending champion in the event. Miss Biesecker is making her second trip to Omaha after winning the District long jump and Brady Kilgore is making his first trip to the big show at Burke Stadium. Good luck to all of you.


The Four Winds Golf Course is looking great and if you haven’t been out yet, what are you waiting on? Four Winds Pro Chad Wise asked me to let you readers know there will be a Mizuno Demo Day at the Four Winds this Sunday, May 21st, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out and try all of the new stuff Mizuno has to offer.


I have received news that Kimball High has hired a new head football coach to replace the departing Nick Kuxhausen who has accepted a position at his old stomping grounds in Mitchell and we wish Nick the very best. He is a very enthusiastic young man who will certainly leave his mark as one of the best coaches and educators before it is all said and done. I will try and give you some info on the new hire hopefully by next week after I talk with the Activities Director, Ken Smith.


Coach Gene Mohr ended up taking only Ethan Ratzlaff to the Nebraska State Junior High Track Meet in Gothenburg this past weekend. Samantha Bemis, who had qualified in three events was unable to go because of a knee injury. Ratzlaff had a good day making his personal best of 9’6” and had good attempts at 10 feet according to coach Mohr, but didn’t place. Qualifying for this meet is the top 24 marks and times of the year in all classes.


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