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 By John Roark    Sports    April 6, 2013

From the Sidelines

From the day I accepted my first newsroom position back in 1984, I realized there would be good times and bad. That said, this column blends the two, marking the final edition for yours truly at the Sun-Telegraph, as I have accepted the sports editor... Full story

 By John Roark    Sports    April 5, 2013

Leyton girls fifth at CV Tri-State Invite

CHAPPELL — Leyton High School’s girls track team finished fifth in the team standing at Thursday’s Tri-State Invitational at Creek Valley. The Warriors finished with 49 points, getting one first-place performance from discus thrower Kassandra...

 By John Roark    Sports    April 5, 2013

Peetz baseball splits with Pawnee

PEETZ, Colo. — After a weeklong spring break, the Peetz (Colo.) High School baseball team returned to the diamond Thursday and gained a home doubleheader split with Pawnee. Both games were deadlocked late; Pawnee pushed across a pair of...

 By John Roark    Sports    April 4, 2013

Raiders third in season-opening Invite

As a freshman, Scottsbluff’s Andrew Hollaway emerged as medalist in the 2010 Class B state golf finals, then tied for seventh as a sophomore and was third last spring. Wednesday, the Bearcats... Full story

 By John Roark    News    April 3, 2013

Slezak case to be heard in September

The case of Chicago trucker Josef Slezak is headed for a September trial. Cheyenne County District Judge Derek Weimer this morning set two weeks aside to hear testimony in the case against Slezak,...

 By John Roark    News    April 2, 2013

Two men charged with violent crimes

Two Sidney men face violent felony counts, one being charged with assault on an officer, in the Cheyenne County court system. Roman J. Maes, 21, and Steven R. High, 57, remain in custody at Cheyenne...

 By John Roark    News    April 2, 2013

Sidney man charged with hate crime

A Sidney man has been charged with a hate crime in connection with a March 2 assault incident against an individual which allegedly arose due to the assumption of the victim’s sexual orientation.... Full story

 By John Roark    Sports    March 29, 2013

Robb sets new standard; SHS girls win Ed Moore

OGALLALA — Sidney High School’s girls track team picked up six first-place performances — including Kali Robb breaking her own school record in the discus — and four second places en route to... Full story

 By John Roark    Sports    March 28, 2013

Bulldogs fall apart late in lop-sided loss

PEETZ, Colo. — For four innings Wednesday afternoon, the Peetz High School baseball Bulldogs were locked in a tight scrum with visiting Caliche. Then along came a fifth-inning meltdown that repeated... Full story

 By John Roark    News    March 28, 2013

Search warrant for stolen coins results in drug arrest

Execution of a search warrant for stolen coins led to the Tuesday arrest of two Sidney individuals on drug-related charges. Estevan Campos, 18, Sidney, faces one count of Class IV felony possession of...

 By John Roark    Sports    March 27, 2013

SHS well represented on all-WC hoops teams

Sidney High School’s basketball teams were well-represented on the 2012-13 All-Western Conference postseason teams, with all five Lady Raiders either making first team, or honorable mention, and... Full story

 By John Roark    Sports    March 26, 2013

Lady Raiders thinclads tie for first, boys run third

Fueled by two first-place finishes by senior Morgan Linneman, the Sidney High School girls’ track team tied with Ogallala for first-place team honors Friday afternoon at Weymouth Field, while the... Full story

 By John Roark    News    March 26, 2013

Gurley resident faces drug charges

GURLEY — Following the Friday afternoon execution of a search warrant, Cheyenne County deputies arrested a Gurley resident on methamphetamine-related charges. Justin J. Warren, 29, faces a Class ID...

 By John Roark    Sports    March 22, 2013

P-D's Brady Knigge, LHS's Schumacher All-Stars

A pair of local high school seniors have been invited to participate in the 36th annual Sertoma 8-Man All-Star Football Game, to be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Hastings College Football... Full story

 By John Roark    Sports    March 20, 2013

Peetz nine loses in extra-innings against Merino

PEETZ, Colo. — Luck often occurs when opportunity meets preparation, but toss in a lack of aggressiveness, and it spelled extra-innings misfortune Tuesday for the Peetz High School baseball team.... Full story

 By John Roark    Sports    March 19, 2013

Sidney, Creek track teams have strong showing

CHADRON — Getting three wins on both the girls’ and boys’ teams, the Sidney High School track teams put up strong performances at Saturday’s Chadron State College indoor meet. “It was a... Full story

 By John Roark    Sports    March 15, 2013

Warriors lead all-MAC boys' postseason awards

Leyton High School’s boys basketball team ‑— which went unbeaten in the league for the second season in a row and finished fourth at the Class D2 state tournament — led the way with two selections on the all-Minuteman Activities Conference... Full story

 By John Roark    Sports    March 14, 2013

Leyton has unfinished business next season

Clearing out the cobwebs from winter sports gone by … Leyton’s fourth-place finish in last weekend’s Class D2 state tournament was a nifty cap on a 22-3 season. Sure, the Warriors could have pla... Full story

 By John Roark    Sports    March 12, 2013

Warriors bring home fourth in D2 state finals

LINCOLN — Dylan Brenner let one last shot fly from deep along the left sidelines Saturday afternoon, and when it fell short, the miracle ride of the Leyton High School boys basketball team had... Full story

 By John Roark    Sports    March 9, 2013

Spalding humbles Warriors in D2 semis

LINCOLN – Joe Imus says that rather than scout other teams, he’d just as soon work on improving his own Spalding/Spalding Academy Knights. And right now, things are clicking on all cylinders for I... Full story

 By John Roark    Sports    March 7, 2013

Warriors survive cold shooting

LINCOLN – It was hardly a finish of beauty, but the Leyton High School boys basketball team will take Thursday morning’s 42-37 victory against Wauneta-Palisade into Friday’s Class D2... Full story

 By John Roark    News    March 7, 2013

Local OHD client raises $2,000 for local Coyotes players

A.J. Cloud knows it isn’t cheap to keep the Sidney Coyotes’ UNIFYed Special Olympics basketball players up and going. So last week, the Coyotes hit the streets to raise money. The only difference...

 By John Roark    Sports    March 6, 2013

Shoe’s on the other foot

DALTON — A year older, and perhaps a year wiser. That’s the hope Leyton High School boys basketball coach Gary Oltmann is carrying with him as his Warriors make a return trip to the state finals... Full story

 By John Roark    News    March 6, 2013

Johnson set for second competency evaluation

The cases against two accused Cheyenne County murderers are headed in different directions as a result of hearings this morning before Judge Derek Weimer. A July 15 trial date has been set for Larry... Full story

 By John Roark    News    March 5, 2013

Nevada man charged with felony meth possession: Called police on himself

A Nevada man finds himself in Cheyenne County Jail after his Saturday morning arrest on felony drug charges. John Lee Longshore, 58, Carson City, remains in custody on $50,000 bond (or 10 percent)...


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