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 By Don Ogle    Sports    June 23, 2017 

Sidney Seniors putting their game together

For the first time this season, Sidney’s American Legion senior baseball team was able to field nearly its full roster Wednesday as it hosted Bridgeport at Legion Field. Camps, injuries and the normal range of summer activity had previously...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 21, 2017

Sidney wrestlers make their mark in national competition

A Sidney quartet made their marks on the national wrestling ranks last week, competing in the AAU (Ameture Athletic Union) Scholastic Duals in Florida. The five-day event, also known as the Disney...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 16, 2017

U.S. Open has Sidney tie

Even the non-golfer can appreciate one facet of the U.S. Open golf championship this weekend, armed with the knowledge that the lush greenery of the Erin Hills Golf Course has a Sidney connection. Located at Erin, Wisconsin, 35 miles northwest of...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    June 16, 2017

Stanley headed to nationals

A Sidney teen is on her way to compete in the National Junior High Finals Rodeo this weekend. Reece Stanley, an eighth grader at Sidney Middle School, earned a spot on the Nebraska Junior High Rodeo...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 14, 2017

Downtown Sounds series returns

Sidney’s downtown Hickory Square will come alive Friday as the Downtown Sounds Music in the Square series kicks off for the summer. Based on a recommendation from officials in neighboring Alliance, The Max Temple Band from Spearfish, South Dakota...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 14, 2017

Cabela's hosts successful weekend of fishing

Sidney's Legion Park Pond was a center of activity over the past week, culminating with the Cabela's Kids Fishing Day Saturday. Setting up the weekend, Cabela's officials and Pleasant Valley Fish...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    June 14, 2017

Lots of baseball action next weekend in Sidney

Baseball fans won’t be left wanting the weekend of June 23-25, as a pair of tournaments for players from nine years old and up provide action in Legion Park. Action begins Friday when American...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    June 9, 2017

Seniors win behind big fifth inning

Sidney's Senior Legion Baseball team blasted in five runs in the fifth inning, four of them with two outs, then held off a powerful Alliance squad in the final two innings to collect an 8-4 win...

 
 By Don Ogle    News    June 7, 2017

Legislator Erdman proposes tax plan

Going into his first session as a state legislator, Bayard’s Steve Erdman wasn’t sure what the work would be like. And after 30 days of wrangling over the Legislature’s operating rules, he was afraid it was going to be monotonous duty. But...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    June 7, 2017

Cabela's Fishing Day set for this weekend at pond

One of the biggest youth activity days of the summer is Saturday, when hundreds of youth line the shores of the pond in Legion Park for Cabela’s Kids Fishing Day. Activities get underway at 8:30 a.m., running until 11 a.m. Youngsters 12 and under...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    June 2, 2017

Sidney Legion teams play home openers

Sidney's American Legion baseball teams made their first appearance at home Wednesday, hosting Gering in action at Legion Field. It marked the first time in two years Sidney has fielded both Junior...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    May 31, 2017

Honoring sacrifice

Sidney chapters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and American Legion combined forces Memorial Day morning to provide a memorial service honoring those who have served and...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    May 26, 2017

Memorial Day services to honor fallen

This weekend officially kicks off the summer season for many, but Monday, the “end” of the holiday weekend, holds the key to this important national holiday. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    May 26, 2017

Raiders capture fourth at state golf

Sidney High School golfers capped off a hugely successful season Wednesday with a fourth place team finish at the Class B state tournament at Highlands Golf Course in Lincoln. "We didn't meet our...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    May 24, 2017

Johnstone leads area athletes with gold medal performance

More than 50 local athletes made appearances in state track competitions over the weekend, braving cold wet conditions as they took their places among their states' elite. Out of that mix, more than...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    May 17, 2017

Raiders golfers qualify for state

Sidney High School golfers have been running on a hot streak through their final meets, handily taking care of challengers going into district competition. That streak continued into Monday's...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    May 12, 2017

A shot to remember

A Sidney golfer carded a links dream last week, shooting his first hole-in-one at Sidney's Hillside Golf Course. In making his historical shot, Carlos Flores hit a six iron just right, bouncing his...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    May 10, 2017

Torch Run set for Sidney

Local law enforcement personnel are gearing up for what they hope will be the biggest show of support for the Special Olympics the state has seen. Each year, the Special Olympics benefits from proceeds raised by Law Enforcement Special Olympics...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    May 5, 2017

Postcards hold interesting look into Sidney's history

As Sidney prepares to celebrate its 150 years of history, a Colorado-based historian is looking at the town's past from a different angle. John Meissner, director with the Estes Park (Colorado)...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    May 5, 2017

Volleyball Club triumphs

Sidney's volleyball club launched in January and ended its first season Saturday competing at a grand prix event in Casper, Wyoming. There, the nine-member team, all 12 years old or younger, was met...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    April 28, 2017

Region's best track athletes go head to head

SCOTTSBLUFF - The best regional track athletes, based on event performance regardless of school size, braved near-freezing temperatures here Tuesday to see how they stacked up against one another. Sidney Raider athletes emerged near the top of a...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    April 26, 2017

Sidney finds improvement at Twilight meet

Sidney High School's track teams got a chance to experiment last week at the Scottsbluff Twilight Track Meet, with a number of athletes trying their hands at different events. Through it all, the...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    April 21, 2017

Langley, Gawith lead Coyotes at Wyoming track meet

Potter-Dix fared well against larger teams and schools at the Burns Invite, bringing home a hand full of first place medals in the process. Trinity Langley, Payge Hoffman and Alexus Rozelle paced the...

 
 By Don Ogle    Community    April 19, 2017

Cabela's enters into revised agreements in connection with Bass Pro Shops merger

In a series of filings with the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) Monday and Tuesday, Cabela’s confirmed changes to the deal under which it will be acquired by Bass Pro Shops. The changes are mostly linked to the sale of the World’s Foremost...

 
 By Don Ogle    Sports    April 19, 2017

Raiders fare well against tough Dutch Zorn field

GOTHENBURG - Sidney teams faced one of the stiffest competitive fields so far this track season and came out in decent shape, with the boys finishing fourth and the girls sixth at the Dutch Zorn Invite last week. The boys’ finish came off the...

 

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