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 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 22, 2020 

Sidney Sinks Undefeated Ogallala 49-20: Win Streak Snapped by North Platte

Sidney's Lady Raider Basketball team had a busy week, hosting the Mitchell Lady Tigers on Tuesday, Jan. 14th then traveling to Ogallala on Friday to face off against the undefeated C-1 Lady Indians....

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 22, 2020 

Raiders Hit Rough Stretch

The young Sidney Red Raider Basketball team continues to gain experience and play better basketball as the season progresses, but the improved play has not translated into wins for the struggling team...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 22, 2020 

Raiders Down Bridgeport 40-30: Place Fourth at Gothenburg

Sidney's Red Raider Wrestling team hosted the Bridgeport Bulldogs for a dual meet on Thursday, and the two evenly matched teams went to the final bout before Sidney finally notched the win against...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 22, 2020 

Fleming Sweeps Peetz

The Peetz Bulldog basketball teams hosted rival Fleming on Thursday night, and as expected the struggling Lady Bulldogs fell into a hole quickly against the powerhouse Lady Wildcats, trailing...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 22, 2020 

Coyotes Stumble in MAC First Round

Potter-Dix's Coyote Basketball team earned the number four seed in the MAC Tournament, and hosted the fifth seeded Garden County Eagles on Monday night in Potter to start the tournament. The Eagles...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 15, 2020

Leyton Boys Win Streak at 3

After opening with four straight losses, Leyton's Warrior boy's basketball team has won four of its last five contests under first year head coach Chris Morgan. On January 7, the Warriors hosted the...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 15, 2020

Lady Warriors Take Two

Leyton's Lady Warrior basketball team shook off a heartbreaking 44-to-43 loss at Arthur County in the beginning of the new year and illness limiting a number of their players by winning two games in...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 15, 2020

Raiders Continue to Struggle

After securing their first win of the season and getting healthier, the Red Raider basketball team looked like they were starting to find their rhythm on the court, but losses to Gering and McCook...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 15, 2020

Lady Raiders Keep Rolling: Ranked 8th in State Class B

Sidney's Lady Raider basketball team continued their winning streak over the past week, downing Gering at home then traveling to McCook and defeating the Lady Bison. Friday was Senior Night at Sidney...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 8, 2020

Sidney Wrestlers Fall to McCook, Edge Ogallala

Sidney's Red Raider Wrestling team came back from the holiday break to travel to Ogallala for dual meets against the Indians and the McCook Bison. After dropping the first dual against McCook...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 8, 2020

Red Raiders Earn First Win

Sidney's Red Raider boy's basketball team finally broke into the win column on Monday Dec. 30 with a first round overtime victory over the Burns Broncs at the Cabela's Holiday Shootout. With the...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 8, 2020

Lady Raiders Win Cabela's Shootout

With the annual Cabela's Holiday Shootout delayed due to the snow, the action finally tipped off on Monday Dec. 30 with the Lady Raiders facing off against the Lady Broncs from Burns, Wyo. Burns...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 8, 2020

2019 Sports in Review: June through December

Many sports highlights occurred in 2019, and these are the top highlights from the area from June to December of 2019: June 5: Peetz Football Stars Excel at All Star-Game Xavier Runge, Bryson Long,...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 1, 2020

Sidney Grapplers Place 5th at Sidney/Bridgeport Invite

Sidney's Red Raider Wrestling team faced some tough competition at the Sidney/Bridgeport Invite on Saturday Dec. 21 in Bridgeport, and with a total of 151 points earned fifth place in a field of 16...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 25, 2019

Sidney Cagers Battle Fort Morgan, Alliance

Sidney's Red Raider basketball teams faced off against Fort Morgan and Alliance over the last week heading into the holiday break, which will be a short one for Sidney as they host the Cabela's...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 25, 2019

Leyton Sweeps Potter-Dix in Dalton

On Tuesday Dec. 17, the Potter-Dix Coyote basketball teams traveled to Dalton to take on the Leyton Warriors. The girls started the action with the Warriors holding a 3-and-2 record, while the Lady...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 18, 2019

Sidney Boys Fall to Chase County, Sterling

Sidney's Red Raider basketball team is still looking for its first win of the season, and hosted the Chase County Longhorns on Friday here in Sidney. Chase County's high-scoring offense got the jump o...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 18, 2019

Lady Raiders Nipped by Chase County / Rebound Against Sterling

The Lady Raiders hosted the Chase County Lady Longhorns on Friday, and a tough battle betwen the teams ended in a last second defeat for the Lady Raiders. Sidney had stayed with the visitors for most...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 18, 2019

Sidney Grapplers Excel at Charlie Lake

Sidney's Red Raider wrestling team traveled to Cheyenne for the annual Charlie Lake Dual and Invitational tournament. After dropping their first two duals to Thompson Valley and Fossil Ridge, the...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 18, 2019

Lady Coyotes Searching for First Win

Potter-Dix's Lady Coyote basketball team has a new head coach in Garrett Stricklin, and it will take some time for the team to revamp and get some wins. The Lady Coyotes hosted Creek Valley on...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 18, 2019

MJ Johnstone signs with Minnesota State University

MJ Johnstone signs with Minnesota State University to compete in track and field starting in the Fall of 2020. She is surrounded by father Wade, younger brother Treyson, mother Jamie and coach Matt...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 18, 2019

Peetz Bulldogs Open Strong

Opening the Carlisle Classic with a resounding 69-to-39 victory against Otis, the Bulldogs followed up the next day with a nail-biting 53-to-52 victory over against Prairie. Peetz then had two more bi...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 18, 2019

Coyotes Grab First Win Against Storm

Potter-Dix’s Coyote basketball team earned their first win of the new season when they hosted the Creek Valley Storm on Thursday. The Coyotes were able to get the jump on the Storm early, building...

 

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...

 

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