Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Winter Sports Open With Promising Young Wrestlers

The Winter Sports Season has begun, at least on the Kimball Junior High level. The junior high wrestling team opened the season at the Banner County Tournament in Harrisburg this past Saturday and then hosted their own tournament this past Tuesday. I have talked with Coach Wade Brashear and he hasn’t been able to gather all the results with his very busy schedule, but we will have those for you readers next week.

I can tell you that Coach Brashear is excited for the season of both his junior high kids and with his High School squad. He has 10 junior high boys wrestling and has 14 checked out for the high school program, and that number is up from a year ago. Brashear is trying hard to build the program. I can also tell you that winter sports practice for Nebraska High Schools has a first day date of November 18. I can also tell you that this year, due to lower number of students, Kimball will wrestle in Class D when it comes District and State time.

Junior High Basketball

The Kimball junior high girls basketball will tip off today with Kimball hosting Bridgeport for games at 3 p.m. Next Tuesday, November 12, they will host Pine Bluffs with tip time at 3:30 p.m.

Coach Chauncey Pedersen, just like Coach Brashear, will be coaching both the junior high and high school girls this year. Coach Pedersen has 16 junior high girls checked out.

Thank You, Thank You

I want to express a thank you to the school for putting out a calendar of events again. It sure makes my job easier in trying to get this info out to you readers who haven’t picked up a calendar.

While I am thanking people, I want to thank Mo Hanks for all the stats he provided me for the Kimball High Football season, and Coach Tiffany Johnson for her cross country, and Coach Katie Culek and Coach Chad Wise for the girls golf info. Also to Sandy Faden and Jen Wise for all they do to help me get all of this info from those coaches. These two ladies know everything that is going on at Kimball High.

What A Team!

We failed to get our Kimball High football team into the state playoffs, but we did have a Kimball team selected to take part again this year. For the second year in a row, the Kimball football reffing team has been awarded another state playoff game to officiate. The Kimball crew was assigned to officiate the undefeated Creek Valley and Wilcox-Hildreth game this past week in Chappell.

This year’s crew consists of Randy Bohac-referee, Chuck Christensen-umpire, Andrew Bohac-linesman, Henry Heeg-line judge and Jake Daum-back judge. This crew, along with the help of Gene Mohr and Kevin Thomas, officiated 14 varsity contests around the area and helped out the local schools by reffing an additional 14 junior high JV games this season.