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 By Mike Motz    Community    December 11, 2019 

Parade of Lights

Local utility companies show their Christmas spirit during the Parade of Lights with their impressive patriotic lighting....

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 11, 2019 

Lady Raiders 1-2 at WCT

The Sidney Lady Raider basketball team opened their season over the weekend at the Western Conference Tournament in Gering, and the team won one and lost two while they search for a winning formula...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 11, 2019 

Raiders Show Improvement After Slow Start

It didn’t help matters when an injury plagued Sidney Red Raider squad drew powerhouse Scottsbluff in the opening round of the Western Conference Tournament on Thursday, and the depleted Sidney...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 11, 2019 

Sidney Wrestlers Topple Gothenburg

Sidney's Red Raider Wrestling team opened the 2019-20 season over the weekend with a dual meet win against Gothenburg, then placing five out of six varsity wrestlers at the Cozad Invitational on...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 11, 2019 

Lady Storm Takes Home Opener

The last time Creek Valley beat Hyannis to open the season was back in the 2013-14 season. The Lady Storm finally stopped the Hyannis winning streak with a hard fought 41-to-37 victory against the...

 
 By Mike Motz    Community    December 11, 2019 

Santa Comes to Town

Santa greets young and not-so-young alike during the Parade of Lights Saturday....

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 4, 2019

D6-5 All-District Football Teams Named

The head coaches of the area's D6-5 Football teams have tallied their votes, and the players selected for the All-District Teams are as follows: 1st Team Offense End - Isaac Gomez - Minatare - Senior...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 27, 2019

Running to the 'Big Show' - Wiedeburg Qualifies for Boston Marathon

He'll have to wait until 2021 to compete, but former Sidney High track and cross-country standout Jachob Wiedeburg placed second in the Pilgrim Pacer Marathon on Shawnee Park, Kansas on Sunday Nov....

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 27, 2019

A Look Back at the Fall Sports Season

The 2019 Fall Sports Season has wrapped up here in Cheyenne County and the surrounding communities, and with a few exceptions, most of the area's teams did not live up to their expectations, though...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 20, 2019

Harvard Stops Storm's Title Drive

Friday afternoon, Creek Valley hosted the semi-final game of the Class D-6 NSAA Football State Tournament against the visiting Harvard Cardinals and fell by a final score of 50-to-20. The loss ended...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 20, 2019

Johnson Signs Letter of Intent

Sidney senior Mattie Johnson signs a Letter of Intent to play Volleyball for the University of South Dakota in the Fall of 2020, accompanied by her father Mark and mother Anne. Johnson considered...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 20, 2019

Lady Raiders Ready For Future

Sidney's Lady Raider Volleyball team fell short in their quest for a State Title, but had an outstanding year and are well-positioned to continue their success into the future, according to first...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 20, 2019

Lovitt Tackles His Biggest Challenge

Creek Valley's Storm Football team had a historic 2019 season, going undefeated in the regular season then winning two playoff games before finally falling in the semi-final round in the state...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 13, 2019

Worth The Wait: Storm Making History

The long-suffering Creek Valley Storm Football program finally got a taste of success last year, and that solid foundation built a team that has not only become the winningest team in Creek Valley...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 13, 2019

Lady Raiders Fall Short in State Tournament

Sidney's Lady Raider Volleyball team ended their season Thursday with a loss to the Omaha Duchesne Lady Cardinals in straight sets in the first round of the NSAA Class B State Tournament. The Lady...

 

Trunk or Treat

Anything can be used for a costume if you have the inspiration. The annual Trunk or Treat event in Hickory Square drew over 1,200 trick or treaters in all types of costumes from superheroes to...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 6, 2019

Sidney Takes District Title

Sidney's Lady Raider Volleyball team cruised through the regular season with a 30-and-3 record, earning a District Final at home and the number three seed in the Class B rankings. This set up...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 6, 2019

Storm Stuns Falcons 58-28

The turnaround in the long-struggling Creek Valley football program started last season, when the Storm finished with three wins and a playoff berth. Finally earning its first victory since 2010,...

 
 By Mike Motz    News    November 6, 2019

Leyton Drops Heartbreaker in Subdistricts

Leyton's Lady Warriors had many challenges this year, fighting for consistency while hovering around the .500 mark for the season. Last Tuesday after getting past a stubborn Minatare team in the...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 6, 2019

Peetz Ends Season with Playoff Loss

Peetz’s Bulldog Football team ended their season Friday afternoon with a 73-to-7 loss in the first round of the CHSAA 6-Man State Football Playoffs to number one seeded Kit Carson. The undefeated...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 30, 2019

Tigers Rally Past Raiders

Sidney's Red Raider Football team ended their season at home with a 26-to-13 loss against the visiting Mitchell Tigers in a game that had Sidney leading at halftime. The Raiders gave up a 20 yard...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 30, 2019

Lady Raiders Roll Into Sub-District

Sidney’s Lady Raider Volleyball team continued to win heading into the B-8 Subdistrict Tournament in Sidney scheduled to start Tuesday Oct. 29. On Tuesday Oct. 22, the Lady Raiders traveled north...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 30, 2019

Creek Valley Tops Minatare 62-26

As the sun set and the warm day turned chilly, the Creek Valley Storm Football team first honored their families on Parent's night, then took care of business to end their regular season with an...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 30, 2019

D2-12 Subdistrict Volleyball Off to Exciting Start

It was cold outside but hot in the Cabela's Athletic Center as the D2-12 Subdistrict Volleyball Tournament started on Monday night. The first game was the "play-in" game to determine who would face...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 30, 2019

WarCats End Season With Win

Sophomore quarterback Scout Gamble passed for two touchdowns and sophomore Kole Bush ran for three touchdowns as the Leyton/Banner County WarCats 8-Man football team finished their season on a...

 

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