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 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 20, 2019 

Sidney Wins Comeback Thriller

Sidney's Lady Raider basketball team defeated the Platteview Lady Trojans 42-to-37 in the District Final on Saturday at Sidney High School to advance to the State Tournament. The 22-and-3 Lady...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 20, 2019 

Grapplers Bring Home Four Medals

Sidney’s Red Raider Wrestling team qualified seven wrestlers for the State Tournament, and brought back four medals at the end of the competition. Sidney head coach Beau McConnell spoke about the...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 20, 2019 

Alliance Ends Red Raiders' Season

Sidney’s Red Raider boy’s basketball team started the 2018-19 campaign with a lopsided loss to the Alliance Bulldogs back in November, and Sidney’s season ended at the hands of the Bulldogs...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 15, 2019

Scottsbluff Trips Lady Raiders

Sidney's Lady Raider basketball team was upset by the Scottsbluff Lady Bearcats 54-to-49 in the championship game of the B-8 Subdistrict Tournament on Tuesday at Sidney High School. Sidney bested the...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 15, 2019

Potter-Dix, Creek Valley Girls Fall in Subdistricts

Potter-Dix's Lady Coyote basketball team lost 38-to-18 to the Garden County Lady Eagles Monday night in the first round of the D2-11 Subdistrict tournament at Sidney High School. Potter-Dix entered...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 13, 2019

Sidney Sends Seven Wrestlers to State

Sidney's Red Raider Wrestling team finished second at the District B-4 Wrestling Tournament over the weekend, and qualified seven wrestlers for the State Tournament next weekend. Sidney's team score o... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 13, 2019

Lady Raiders Roll into Basketball Subdistricts

Sidney's Lady Raider basketball team continued their success with two more wins, topping Chadron Friday night then defeating Alliance in the semi-final opening round of the B-8 Subdistrict... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 8, 2019

Sidney Stops Alliance 53-36: Ross Breaks 3-Point Record

Sidney's Lady Raider basketball team pushed their winning streak to 13 by defeating the Alliance Lady Bulldogs Tuesday night in Sidney. The win moved the Sidney record to 19-and-2 (4-and-0 in district...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 8, 2019

Ehrke New Volleyball Coach

Sidney High School announced the hiring of Marcus Ehrke as the new Head Volleyball Coach and as a physical education teacher starting in the fall of 2019. Ehrke coached volleyball at Alma High School...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 8, 2019

Lady Coyotes End Losing Streak / Peetz Boys Win Big

It's been a long struggle to finally get their first win, but the Potter-Dix Lady Coyotes were able to secure their first victory Tuesday night against the visiting Peetz Lady Bulldogs in Potter, 30-t... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 8, 2019

Pettit Signs with UNK

Sidney senior Zach Pettit committed to play football as an incoming freshman for the University of Nebraska-Kearney on Wednesday at Sidney High School. Pettit plans on playing strong side defensive en...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 6, 2019

Raiders Runner-Up at State Duals

Sidney's Red Raider Wrestling Team ended their dual season with a second place finish in Kearney Saturday at the NSAA State Dual Championship. The No. 2 seeded Red Raiders fell to the number one...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 6, 2019

Area Basketball Roundup

Peetz vs Briggsdale Peetz’s basketball teams faced the Briggsdale Falcons and the Creek Valley Storm over the last week, and the boy’s team won both games while the girl’s team fell in both...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 6, 2019

Sidney Girls Win Streak at 12

The Lady Raiders pushed their winning streak to 12 as they defeated the Gering Lady Bulldogs and the Scottsbluff Lady Bearcats at home over the weekend. The victories pushed their season record to...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 6, 2019

Raiders Fall to Bulldogs, Bearcats

Sidney's Red Raider basketball team hosted the rival Gering Bulldogs Friday night, then went back in action against the Scottsbluff Bearcats on Saturday. Sidney's first game had them facing Gering...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    February 1, 2019

Lady Warriors Take Two Wins

Leyton's Lady Warrior basketball team came out of their second place finish in the MAC Tournament and earned two more wins, defeating Minatare and Sedgwick County by big margins. The Lady Warriors hos... Full story

 By Mike Motz    News    January 23, 2019

Wolf Moon

Cheyenne County Residents were treated to a rare sighting of a Super Blood Wolf Moon on Sunday night....

 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 23, 2019

Raiders Stun Yuma 53-46

Sidney’s Red Raider boy’s basketball team has struggled so far this season, but head coach Austin Lewis has consistently said the team was improving and hoped they gelled together in time for...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 23, 2019

Sidney Girls Hold Down Yuma 30-27

Sidney's Lady Raider basketball team traveled south to Yuma, Colo., on Saturday for a non-conference matchup against the Yuma Lady Indians. Yuma entered the game with an eight game win streak and an... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 23, 2019

Raider Wrestlers Win Dual at Ovid

The Sidney Red Raiders had an active weekend, first starting Thursday night with a dual meet in Ovid, Colo., against the Sedgwick County/Fleming squad. Sidney won the dual meet with a final score of...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 23, 2019

Leyton's Warriors Place Fourth in MAC Tourney

Leyton's Warrior boy's basketball team competed in the Minuteman Athletic Conference (MAC) basketball tournament that was held over the last week, and after defeating South Platte in a two point... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 23, 2019

Storm Settles for Third

Creek Valley's Storm basketball team went into the MAC Tournament with high hopes, feeling that their team could finally get over the hump and make it to the championship game. After surviving the... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 18, 2019

Storm Survives Minatare Rally

Creek Valley's Storm basketball team opened the 2019 MAC Tournament with a home contest against the Minatare Indians Tuesday night. The Storm came into the game as the favorite, and defeated the...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 18, 2019

Peetz Boys Split Against Fleming, Sedgwick

The Peetz Bulldogs traveled to face a struggling Fleming Wildcats team on Thursday January 10, and the Bulldog's fast start left no question as to the final result of the contest. After piling up a...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    January 18, 2019

MAC Tournament Round Up

The first round of the 2019 MAC Tournament took place on Monday and Tuesday, and no upsets came about at the end of play. On Monday, the heavily favored Leyton Lady Warriors hosted the Potter-Dix Lady...


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