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 By Greg Knight    Community    December 31, 2015

Raiders win tourney

The Red Raider bench erupts with excitement as Sidney makes a push for the win against Gering on Wednesday afternoon during the title match of the 2015 Cabela's Holiday Shootout. The Lady Raiders...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 31, 2015

O'Connell and Wintholz: the 'Dynamic Duo' part II

Ever since I became a sports journalist – a career I have embraced during the last 10 years – I’ve always come across exceedingly special athletes. No matter where I’ve been, whether it’s Northern Ireland, Tennessee or Alaska, there are...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 31, 2015

10-0 - Red Raiders stay perfect with a Cabela's tourney win

Living up to all expectations at this point of the season – and doing it in front of a packed house of family, friends and fans – the Sidney Red Raiders boys' basketball team won the 2015...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 31, 2015

Lady Raiders finish tourney in third place

When the Lady Raiders basketball team took the floor against Wheatland (Wyo.) on Wednesday in the third-place game of the 2015 Cabela's Holiday Shootout, no one in attendance could have imagined the...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 30, 2015

Geared up for Gering: Sidney reaches Cabela's championship game after defeating Laramie, 56-42

When the Sidney Red Raiders boys' basketball squad step onto the court to face Gering in the championship match of the 2015 Cabela's Holiday Shootout, there will likely be only one goal in mind –...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 30, 2015

Lady Raiders fall to Laramie, 59-42

The Sidney Lady Raiders fell to Laramie (Wyo.) Tuesday at the 2015 Cabela's Holiday Shootout on a 59-42 final score, forcing a third-place game against Wheatland on Wednesday morning. It was a game...

 
 By Greg Knight    Community    December 29, 2015

2015 Cabela's Holiday Shootout

Sidney High School senior Tyler Wintholz (No. 24) powers into a layup against Torrington (Wyo.) on Monday in the first round of the 2015 Cabela's Holiday Shootout. Sidney won the game 77-46 and...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 29, 2015

Lecher leads the way over Torrington

The Sidney Lady Raiders pounded the Torrington (Wyo.) Lady Blazers last night in the opening round of the 2015 Cabela's Holiday Shootout, taking a 56-39 win to advance to the second-round. The match...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 29, 2015

Creek Valley girls pick up win at Perkins County Tournament

The Creek Valley girls’ basketball team picked up a 42-31 win over homestanding Perkins County in the Perkins County Holiday Tournament at Grant on Monday. The boys’ team fell to host Perkins County, 64-42, also on Monday. Girls’ basketball...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 29, 2015

FEEL THE 'BIRN'

The Sidney boys' basketball team started the 2015 Cabela's Holiday Shootout tournament with a big win Monday, defeating the Torrington (Wyo.) Trailblazers, 77-46, in front of a packed house at Sidney...

 
 By Greg Knight    Community    December 23, 2015

City forced to seek alternate aquatic center funding due to Cabela's uncertainty

Uncertainty about the future of Cabela's has trickled down to the City of Sidney's financing of the aquatic center. The bonding agency for the city, Ameritas Investment Corp., has declined to sell...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 23, 2015

Cabela's Holiday Shootout starts Monday

After a weeklong break, the Sidney boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will play at the annual Cabela’s Holiday Shootout, which begins Monday and runs through Wednesday, Dec. 30. Games will be played at Sidney High School and Sidney Middle...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 21, 2015

Sidney boys rise to 7-0 after weekend wins

It was another weekend sweep for Sidney. Only a week after beating Chase County at home and Sterling, Colo., on the road, the Red Raider boys' basketball team pulled off another two-win weekend with...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 21, 2015

Three Sidney wrestlers take gold at Bridgeport tourney

The Sidney High School wrestling team wrapped up a big weekend of wins at Ogallala and Bridgeport as the Red Raiders defeated Ogallala and Sutherland on Friday in a pair of duals – and took second place at the Sidney-Bridgeport Invitational...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 21, 2015

Leyton Warriors boys' squad take win over Banner County, loss to Hemingford

The Leyton Warriors boys’ basketball team took a split at home over the weekend as they defeated Banner County on Friday night and fell in a close game Saturday to Hemingford. The Warriors are now 3-3 overall, though they are still tied with Creek...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 21, 2015

Lady Coyotes extend to 5-0

The Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes rose to 5-0 on Friday after defeating Caliche (Colo.) in a 59-32 smashing. Junior Alexus Rozelle led the way with 14 points, adding to 11-point performances from teammates Dawson Sharman and Cortney Lewis for the win. In...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 21, 2015

Wilson nets a double-double in Peetz win

Cody Wilson’s double-double led the Peetz Bulldogs boys’ basketball team to a 54-35 win over league for Prairie on Friday. Wilson scored 24 points, all on two-pointers, to lead the team. The junior added to his offensive showing by grabbing 10...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 21, 2015

Lady Bulldogs fall to 2-4 after loss to Prairie

The Peetz Lady Bulldogs dropped to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in 1A North Central standings after a 44-31 league loss to Prairie on Friday. For Peetz, it was mostly a case of being outgunned early as the Lady Mustangs outscored the Lady Bulldogs 30-14 in...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 21, 2015

Potter-Dix boys fall to Caliche at home, 67-30

The Potter-Dix boys’ basketball team fell to Caliche (Colo.) on Friday in a 67-30 loss. The loss drops the Coyotes to 1-4 overall, though the squad still sits at .500 among D2-11 teams at 1-1. Outscored by nine points in the first period, the...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 21, 2015

Lady Storm cagers outlast Banner County, 43-23

The Creek Valley Lady Storm won its league game against Banner County on Saturday, 43-23. Junior Jessie Straber took over as the offensive backbone of the squad, scoring 15 points off seven baskets and a free throw. It was an all-around team effort...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 21, 2015

Sidney girls win two in a row at home

The Sidney girls’ basketball team is now tied for first place with Scottsbluff in the District B-6 standings at 1-0 after beating Alliance at home on Saturday, 44-35. The Lady Raiders also picked up a win on Friday by beating Ft. Morgan, Colo.,...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 21, 2015

Lady Warriors at 5-1 after win, loss

The Leyton Lady Warriors girls’ basketball team took a win-loss split at home over the weekend as they defeated Banner County on Friday night and lost Saturday to Hemingford. With the split, the Lady Warriors move to 5-1 overall. They are tied with...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 17, 2015

Lady Bulldogs drop road game to Haxtun

The Peetz girls’ basketball team took a loss on Wednesday night as Haxtun beat up on the Lady Bulldogs, 62-17, in Haxtun. With the non-league loss, Peetz drops to 2-3 overall, though they still maintain a three-way, 1-0 tie with Fleming and Prairie...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 17, 2015

Blauert signs to play golf at Huntington

For Rachel Blauert, a senior at Sidney High School – and a golfing phenom for the Lady Red Raiders – the dream of playing the links at the collegiate level has come true. To that end, Blauert...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 15, 2015

Cruise selected as AP All-State second team libero

A total of eight high school volleyball players from Cheyenne and Deuel counties have been named to the 2015 Associated Press Nebraska All-State volleyball teams. Leyton senior Natalie Cruise, a...

 

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