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

By Tom Southard
The Observer 

Where Have All The Students Gone?

Numbers Low Not Only For Kimball Sports, But For Class Sizes As Well


November 7, 2019

Drew Biesecker / For The Observer

The Kimball Longhorns football roster has found tough going in the numbers game and, in turn, in games on the field.

While sitting in a medical center in Fort Collins this past week while my wife was getting her eyes checked, I picked up a magazine and found myself reading a very interesting article about how the number of high school kids who are involved in athletics and sporting activities are drastically decreasing – both at the national level and in the Fort Collins area.

This also got me thinking about our own situation here at the local level.

Some of the figures I will give you were put together by the National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS).

The largest drop in numbers is...

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