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 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 18, 2020

Winter Sports Season Highlights

Peetz Girls Basketball Second year Head Coach Stephanie Weber saw improvement with the Lady Bulldogs, although it did not translate into a significant change in their overall record. Finishing with a...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 18, 2020

Wuhan Coronavirus Delays Spring Sports Panhandle Season

All Panhandle schools, including Peetz, Colo., have been ordered closed for the next two weeks, with tentative plans to reopen Monday, March 30. Since avoiding large gatherings and concentrations of p...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 11, 2020

Northwest Rallies Past Sidney 47-44

Sidney's Lady Raider Basketball team lost to the Northwest Lady Vikings 47-to-44 in the quarterfinal round of the NSAA Class B Girl's State Championship Tournament Thursday morning. The fourth seeded...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 4, 2020

Lady Raiders Face Big Challenge With Northwest

Sidney's Lady Raider Basketball team defeated the Blair Lady Bears last week in their District Final to earn a trip to the State Tournament, and drew a tough first-round opponent in the Northwest...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 4, 2020

Storm Overpowered by Paxton, 71-26

Creek Valley's Storm Basketball team was able to outlast Minatare last week to advance to the Subdistrict D1-12 finals, but faced a tall and athletic Paxton team that had already defeated them by over...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 4, 2020

Warriors Top Blue Knights, Fall to Hyannis

Leyton's Warrior Basketball team was matched against the South Platte Blue Knights in the semi-finals of the D2-11 Subdistrict tournament in Ogallala on February 26. Leyton lost by 13 at South Platte...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 4, 2020

Coyotes Fall to Hyannis in Subdistrict Play

Potter-Dix was paired against the Arthur County Wolves on February 24 to start the D2-11 Subdistrict Tournament in Ogallala, and the Wolves team that had struggled all season with just two wins gave...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    March 4, 2020

Bulldogs Upset Wildcats 63-45

Peetz's Bulldog Basketball team entered the CHSAA 1A District Tournament as the seven-seed facing the No.2-seed Fleming Wildcats on February 26. After losing to the Wildcats by 10 in mid-January, the...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 26, 2020

Sidney Bullies Blair For District Title

Sidney's Lady Raider Basketball team faced Scottsbluff in the Subdistrict B-8 Championship Game on February 21. After avenging a two-point overtime loss in the beginning of the season with an...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 26, 2020

Leyton Rallies to Take Subdistrict Title

Leyton's Lady Warrior Basketball team has had a solid if streaky season, going 12-and-8 prior to their second round D2-12 Subdistrict Tournament match up against Creek Valley at Sidney Middle School....

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 26, 2020

Robb Takes Third Place At State

Sidney junior Brady Robb wrestled his way to a third place finish in the 170 lb division in the competitive Class B bracket at the NSAA State Tournament on Saturday. Sidney sent seven wrestlers to...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 26, 2020

Storm Tops Minatare in First Round D1-12

Creek Valley's Storm Basketball team defeated the Minatare Indians Monday at Sidney High School in the first round of the D1-12 Subdistrict Tournament by a final score of 44-to-33. The game started...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 19, 2020

Mission Accomplished: Leyton's Haley Succeeds In Basketball Return

Many people in the Cheyenne County area remember the story of how Dalton resident Drew Haley badly injured his knee in the Leyton Warrior Football Team's home opener at the end of August in 2018. The...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 19, 2020

Raiders Send 7 Wrestlers to State

Sidney's Red Raider Wrestling team continued their successful season by qualifying seven wrestlers for the NSAA State Tournament with their strong showings at the B-4 District Tournament in...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 19, 2020

Raiders Power Past Chadron

Sidney’s Red Raider Basketball team had faced the Chadron Cardinals twice this season, and both contests ended in losses for the Sidney squad. But the Red Raiders went up to Chadron Friday night...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 19, 2020

Coyotes Drop Two In Colorado

With the D2-12 Subdistricts looming next week, the Potter-Dix Boy's basketball team lost two match ups against Colorado teams prior to their final regular season contest against Minatare on Friday. Af...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 19, 2020

Lady Coyotes Grab First Win

Potter-Dix's Lady Coyote Basketball team has struggled all season, and the winless season ended with two losses in Co., and a first round defeat in the first round of the D2-12 Subdistrict Tournament...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 12, 2020

Lady Raiders Closing Strong

Sidney's Lady Raider Basketball team continued their strong play, easily beating Gering and Scottsbluff in road action over the weekend. The Lady Raiders had no trouble with Gering when they visited...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 12, 2020

Raiders Drop Another Two

Sidney's Red Raider Basketball team continued to struggle with wins, dropping two more contests against Gering and Scottsbluff. On Friday, Sidney traveled to Gering to face the Bulldogs for the third...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 12, 2020

Peetz Powers Past Creek Valley Storm

Peetz's Bulldog Basketball team traveled up to Chappell, NE, to face the Creek Valley Storm in a late Saturday afternoon match up. The 7-and-8 Bulldogs looked to even their season record against a...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 12, 2020

Lady Storm Rallies Past Peetz

Creek Valley's Lady Storm Basketball team has struggled this year, going into Saturday's home match up looking for a win after losing Friday night to Leyton by 20 points. Peetz's Lady Bulldogs have al...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 12, 2020

Lady Warriors Top Creek Valley

Leyton's Lady Warrior Basketball team hosted the struggling Creek Valley Lady Storm on Friday, and the visitors kept the score close in the first period, playing strong enough defense to keep close...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 12, 2020

Watchorn Signs With Concordia

Leyton multi-sport standout Madelyn Watchorn signed a letter of intent on Friday afternoon to play volleyball for the Concordia Lady Bulldogs starting in the Fall of 2020. Concordia volleyball coach...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 12, 2020

Wrestlers Have Great Weekend

Sidney's Red Raider Wrestling team had another busy week, starting with a trip up to Gering for a dual with the Bulldogs last Thursday. After the teams battled together, swapping leads and momentum,...

 
 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 12, 2020

Coyotes Grab Two In A Row

The Potter-Dix Coyote Basketball teams hosted the Crawford Rams, and the winless Lady Coyotes started off the action against the 10-and-9 Lady Rams unable to break the Crawford press. The Lady Rams...

 

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