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 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 21, 2018 

Sidney Excels at Chadron Meet

The Sidney High School track team traveled to Chadron over the weekend to participate in the 28th annual Chadron State College High School Invitational Track and Field Meet at Chadron State College....

 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 21, 2018 

Area Coaches Named to West Nebraska All-Star Games

Several area high school football and volleyball coaches have been named to participate in the annual West Nebraska All-Star Football and Volleyball games. The games will be played on June 9 in...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 16, 2018

Volleyballers Compete In Area Tournaments

The Sidney Volleyball Club competed in itsfirst AAU (American Athletic Union) volleyball tournament of the season in North Platte on Feb. 18. The 14 and under team finished first in their pool, but...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 16, 2018

Ganser, Robb Honored

The Western Nebraska Wrestling Officials (WNWO) have honored Sidney High School wrestling coach John Ganser and wrestler Derek Robb with their Sportsmanship Award for 2018. Ganser wins the Coach’s...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 16, 2018

Local Athletes Earn MAC All-Conference Honors

Several local athletes have been named to the MAC All-Conference Basketball Team for their outstanding play during the 2017-2018 season. First Team: Tanner Crass, Junior - Creek Valley High School...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 14, 2018

Peetz Boys Win State Title

There would be no denying what they had rightfully earned. The Peetz Bulldogs defeated the South Baca Patriots 51-44 Saturday night at the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) State...

 By Mike Motz    News    March 7, 2018

Gurley Lions Club Sponsors Hearing and Vision Tests

The Statewide Services Arm of the Nebraska Lions Foundation stopped in Gurley and Dalton on Thursday to conduct annual Hearing and Vision Testing for the Leyton School District. Since 1987, the Lions...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 7, 2018

Sidney Girls End Season With A Loss

A season to remember ended on a night to forget as the Sidney Lady Raiders fell to the Beatrice Lady Orange in the quarterfinals of the State Championship Tournament in Lincoln by a score of 52-38....

 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 7, 2018

Peetz Advances to State Tourney

Peetz’s Bulldogs (22-1) punched their ticket to the State Tournament by defeating the Otis Bulldogs (14-9) 62-50 Saturday night at the 1A Boys Basketball Regional Tournament held at Brush High Schoo...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 2, 2018

Creek Valley Falls Short Against Cody-Kilgore

It was a season-ending loss for the Creek Valley Storm boys basketball team on Tuesday as they fell in their D2-6 Boys District Final game against the Cody-Kilgore Cowboys 47-40 in North Platte. The...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 28, 2018

Sidney Girls Ready For Beatrice

Sidney's Lady Raiders basketball team faces the Beatrice Lady Orange on Thursday March 1 in Lincoln at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in the 2018 NSAA State Girls Basketball Championships. The Lady Raiders...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 28, 2018

Sidney Falls To Roncalli Catholic

Sidney's Red Raider boys basketball team was defeated 59-52 by the Roncalli Catholic Crimson Pride in the Class B District 8 final in Omaha on Saturday. Sidney ends their season with an 18-8 record...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 28, 2018

Creek Valley Storms Over Leyton To Capture Subdistrict Crown

Creek Valley's Storm boys basketball team defeated the Leyton Warriors 53-21 Thursday night at the Cabela's Athletic Center at Sidney High School to take the Subdistrict D2-12 title. The Storm was...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 28, 2018

Peetz Loses Heartbreaker to Heritage; Moves to Regionals

Northeastern Junior College in Sterling hosted the 1A District 4 Basketball Tournament, which ended in a battle for the championship between the Peetz Bulldogs and the Heritage Christian Eagles that w...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 23, 2018

Creek Valley Rolls Past Potter-Dix To Advance To Finals

The number one seeded Creek Valley Storm defeated the number four seed Potter-Dix Coyotes 59-25 in the first round of the D2-12 Subdistrict boy's basketball tournament held at the Cabela's Athletic...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 23, 2018

Leyton Wins Double OT Thriller Over Minatare

Subdistrict D2-12 Tournament finals were set with Creek Valley's easy win over Potter-Dix, while Leyton needed two overtime periods to finally put away Minatare on Tuesday. Leyton's Warriors (5-14)...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 21, 2018

Creek Valley Girls Upset Potter-Dix

Creek Valley’s Lady Storm basketball team survived a late surge by the Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes to capture the D2-12 Subdistrict title at the Cabela’s Athletic Center in Sidney High School on...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 21, 2018

Lady Raiders Advance To State

On paper it looked like the Lady Raiders wouldn't have much trouble getting past the Roncalli Catholic Crimson Pride to wrap up the district title and move on to the state tournament. The Lady...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 21, 2018

Raiders End Regular Season With Wins

Sidney’s Red Raiders boys basketball squad finished up their regular season schedule with a pair of wins against Chadron and Alliance on the road. Sidney (16-7, 6-2 in district) was able to beat...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 21, 2018

Basketball Roundup

Peetz’s Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs faced Fleming on Tuesday Feb. 13 for an away conference matchup that had the boys team winning by a score of 63-51. Peetz junior Bryson Long led the scoring for...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 16, 2018

Sidney Tops Alliance

It was a showdown between the two best girls basketball teams in B-8 subdistrict action Tuesday night as the Sidney Lady Raiders faced the Alliance Lady Bulldogs in the finals. The Lady Raiders...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 16, 2018

Creek Valley Edges Leyton, Advances in D2-12

Final round participants in the D2-12 girl's basketball tournament were set Tuesday night with Creek Valley's victory over Leyton at the Sidney Middle School gym. The Lady Storm entered the contest... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 16, 2018

Potter-Dix Girls Best Minatare

The Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes defeated the Minatare Lady Indians Tuesday night in the second round of the D2-12 Subdistrict basketball tournament. The top-seeded Lady Coyotes were matched against the...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 14, 2018

Creek Valley Teams Roll Past South Platte

Creek Valley’s varsity basketball teams both won their respective games Friday night against the visiting South Platte Blue Knights, but in very different fashions. The Creek Valley boys team (9-9,...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 14, 2018

Lady Raiders Defeat Scottsbluff, Faces Alliance in District Finals

Sidney's Lady Raiders basketball squad defeated the Scottsbluff Lady Bearcats in the first round of the Subdistrict B-8 tournament Monday night at home, 48-33. The game was marked by tight, defensive...


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