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

By Tom Southard
Jock Talk 

Busy Days On The Sports Calendar


February 6, 2020

A busy weekend was held this past week for the Kimball high athletic program with Kimball hosting Sutherland Friday evening for basketball with the girls winning big and the boys losing in an exciting contest that Sutherland won on a last second long 3 point field goal making the final score read 43-42.

Games can be won at the foul line ... and they can certainly be lost at the foul line. Such was the case Friday night as the Kimball boys had a bad night in this category. See the complete story.

It was also a night where Stephen Bateman and Joseph Burris and their parents were honored as senior night for the two Kimball High Wrestlers, and the 5th-6th grade put on a basketball dribble performance complete with music that was entertaining.

Thank You

This Old Man wants to thank everyone who was so kind to wish me Happy Birthday as it seemed like everyone knew it was my day once again. Thanks to my daughter and son for letting people know on Facebook and I got so many special greetings on this social media that I can hardly negotiate.

And then, following the girls basketball win, here came Coach Chauncey Pedersen and all the girls to sing Happy Birthday to me, and came bounding up the bleacher steps to shake my hand and wish me Happy Birthday. It was special and a Great memory I will hold as long as I can. Thank you everyone!

Wrestlers Looking Good

Congrats to the Kimball High Wrestling Team for their best showing of the season at the Mitchell Tournament. Be sure and read their story in this week’s sports.

Our wrestlers will close out the regular season today (Thursday) at Bridgeport where they will host the combined SPVA and WTC Conference Tournaments that begin at 9 a.m. Then it is off to the District Tournament to try and get some state qualifiers.

Longhorns Begin

WTC Tournament

The Kimball High basketball teams will begin WTC Tournament play also tonight (Thursday) with the seeded teams hosting first round plays.The Kimball girls go to Bayard tonight for game action at 6 p.m. and our Kimball boys travel to Gordon-Rushville with game time 6:30 p.m.

Bridgeport is the number one seed in the girl’s bracket and has a first round bye. Morrill is at Gordon-Rushville and Hemingford at Mitchell. First round losers are eliminated while first round winners advance to semi final play on Friday at WNCC, and will also play on Saturday at WNCC.

In the boy’s bracket, Mitchell is the top seed with a bye. Morrill is at Hemingford, and Bayard at Bridgeport. Same thing, winners advance and losers are done. Friday and Saturday action at WNCC.

On Tuesday, February 11, the Kimball teams will be at Pine Bluffs with JV action at 4 p.m. followed by girls varsity and boys varsity.


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