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 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 13, 2021 

Red Raiders Split Against Gering, McCook

Sidney’s Red Raider Basketball team stumbled on the road against Gering Friday night, but recovered and earned a big home win against McCook Saturday afternoon to move their season record to...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 13, 2021 

Lay Raiders Right Offense

Sidney’s Lady Raider Basketball team halted their two game losing streak with three consecutive victories by convincing margins over the past week. After a series of games that had the Lady Raiders...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 13, 2021 

Raider Grapplers Continue Success At Ogallala Duals

Sidney’s Red Raider Wrestling team continued their winning ways in Ogallala over the weekend, going undefeated in dual competition and earning a spot in the Championship against Ogallala. However,...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 6, 2021

Red Raiders Starting to Roll

Sidney’s Red Raider Basketball team had a busy and successful week, going 2-and-1 in the Sidney Holiday Tournament then defeating the Holdrege Dusters on Saturday to improve their record to 6-and-4...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 6, 2021

Lady Raiders Struggle on Offense

Sidney’s Lady Raider Basketball team had a busy week with three games in the Sidney Holiday Tournament December 28-30 followed by hosting the Holdrege Dusters on Saturday afternoon. The week ended u...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 30, 2020

Leyton Basketball Splits Against Arthur County

Leyton’s basketball teams hosted Arthur County last Tuesday in their final action before the Christmas break, and the teams split with the girls losing and the boys winning their contest. The Lady...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 30, 2020

Storm's Struggles Continue

Creek Valley’s Storm Basketball teams have had a rough opening to their seasons, with the Lady Storm only earning one win while the boys team is surprisingly winless going into the Christmas break....

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 30, 2020

Making Sports Must-See TV Again

The numbers are out, and here’s a real shocker: pro sports viewership ratings are continuing to dramatically decrease. They can blame COVID all they’d like, but common sense tells you people’s...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 23, 2020

Sidney Wrestlers Place Third at Sidney/Bridgeport Invite

The Red Raider Wrestling team had another strong showing this weekend, taking third place overall in the 12-team Sidney/Bridgeport Invite at Sidney High School Saturday. The team earned 122.5 points...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 23, 2020

Sidney Basketball Splits With Alliance

Sidney’s Red Raider Basketball teams traveled on Saturday to Alliance to take on the Bulldogs for the second time this season, and the girls cruised to a 67-to-24 victory while the boys struggled...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 23, 2020

Huskers Top Scarlet Knights 28-21

Nebraska’s Cornhusker Football team closed their regular season with a second half surge to outlast the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 28-21 at SHI Stadium in Piscataway, N.J. Friday night. The game was...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 23, 2020

Leyton Girls Defeat Coyotes 39-33

Potter-Dix’s Lady Coyote Basketball team dropped a contest to the visiting Leyton Lady Warriors Friday night in a rescheduled and shortened evening due to the boy’s game being cancelled due to...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 16, 2020

Big Weekend For Sidney Basketball

Sidney’s Red Raider Basketball teams each pocketed a road win followed by a home victory, earning important wins early in the season. On Friday the Sidney squads traveled to Imperial to face the und...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 16, 2020

Storm Basketball Remains Winless

Both Creek Valley Storm Basketball teams are having a rough start to their seasons, with the Lady Storm relying on young players mixed with a few veterans to improve, while the boys team has...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 16, 2020

Coyotes Go 2-1 On Week

Potter-Dix’s Coyote Basketball teams had a busy week, with both squads on the road for match ups against Arthur County and Creek Valley followed by a Saturday afternoon game against Paxton in...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 16, 2020

Big Weekend for Sidney Grapplers

Sidney’s Red Raider Wrestling team traveled to Wyoming for the weekend’s Charlie Lake Duals Tournament, and finished up a strong weekend with a 5-and-1 record the two-day event. Sidney started...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 9, 2020

Red Raiders Open at WCT

Sidney’s Red Raider Basketball teams started off the 2020-21 season with their traditional opening at the Western Conference Tournament in Scottsbluff and Gering high schools, and the boys team scra...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 9, 2020

Raider Grapplers Earn Second Place at Cozad

COVD-19 restrictions served up a curve ball, as their usual opening dual meet against Gothenburg was combined with the Cozad Invitational Tournament for this season. Sidney had a tough schedule on Fri...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 9, 2020

Leyton Splits in Opener

Leyton’s Warrior Basketball teams started the 2020-21 campaign Friday night against the Longhorns at Kimball High School. The girls’ teams started, and with just five players dressed, the Lady...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 9, 2020

Potter-Dix Opens Basketball Season

The Potter-Dix Coyote Basketball teams opened their 2020-21 seasons with games on the road against Perkins County on Friday, and home contests against Garden County on Saturday. First year Head Coach...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 9, 2020

Creek Valley Slow Start to Basketball Season

The Creek Valley Storm Basketball teams had a slow start to their 2020-21 campaigns as they traveled to Hyannis on Friday and hosted Maxwell on Saturday. Both teams were unable to gain a victory in...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 2, 2020

Fall Sports Highlights of 2020

The Fall Sports season for 2020 was very successful, despite the challenges and restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the hard work and dedication of the coaches, activities directors and...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 2, 2020

Sidney Athletes Earn Western Conference Honors

Several Sidney High School athletes were named as Western Conference officials announced all-conference selections for the fall sports season. In football, senior Brady Robb and junior Dietrich...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    December 2, 2020

Basketball Season Tips Off In Scottsbluff

Sidney’s Red Raider Basketball teams will travel to Scottsbluff to participate in the Western Conference Tournament to open the 2020-21 basketball season in the panhandle. The number two seeded...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 25, 2020

New Roles, New Challenges for ADs

Over the past year, two area high schools have welcomed new Activities Directors, and both have faced unique challenges along with managing and implementing state-mandated COVID-19 policies. A high...

 

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