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Lady Raiders Named To All-Conference Team

Sidney junior hitter Karsyn Leeling, senior setter Reese Riddle and senior libero Rheagan Stanley were all named to the Western Conference All-Conference Volleyball Team of 2022-23. Leeling was the... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 24, 2022 

Adversity and Geography

When I first started as the Sports Editor for the Sun-Telegraph five years ago, the Winter Sports season had just kicked off and I was getting to know the area teams. A number of them, including the S... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 24, 2022 

Coyotes Earn D6 Football Honors

Several of the Potter-Dix Coyote Football team standouts have been selected to the D6 All-District/All-Conference team, after finishing their season with a 9-and-1 record. Junior Brayden Kasten was na... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 24, 2022 

Lady Coyotes Selected For D2 All-Conference Honors

Standouts on the 23-and-9 2022-23 Potter-Dix Lady Coyote Volleyball team were selected for D2 All Conference Honors. Seniors Jayden Shoemaker and Kallie Crossman were named to the D2 All-Conference... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 24, 2022 

Warriors Grab D-9 All-District Team Honors

Leyton's Warrior Football team had several athletes selected for the 2022-23 D-9 All-District Football Team. Senior Justin Ernest was named to the First Team Offense as a Tight End/Wide Receiver. He h... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 24, 2022 

Creek Valley's Polk, Wilber Honored With MAC Selections

Creek Valley's Storm Football team had two of their athletes honored with MAC Conference All-District/All-Conference Awards. Freshman Zander Polk was named to the MAC All-District/All-Conference... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 17, 2022

Wiedeburg, McKay Named Coaches Of The Year

Sidney's great tradition in Cross Country and Track and Field was again recognized as Sidney High School Head Coaches Donna Wiedeburg and Matt McKay were named Coaches of the Year. Wiedeburg was... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 10, 2022

Lady Raiders Outmatched By Lady Titans

Sidney's Lady Raider Volleyball team made the trip to Lincoln to compete in the Class B NSAA Volleyball Championships on Wednesday, November 2, as the number 6 seed. Their first round match was at 11... Full story


Indians Stun Coyotes, 62-47

Potter-Dix's undefeated Coyote Football team hosted the 7-and-2 Pawnee Indians for the quarter-finals of the D6 NSAA playoffs at Combs Field in Potter Friday, and were dealt a loss that ended their... Full story

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 3, 2022

Lady Raiders Return To State Tournament

It was fitting that Sidney's Lady Raider Volleyball team punched their ticket to the 2022 NSAA State Tournament with a three-set sweep of Omaha-Duchesne Academy on Saturday afternoon as it was that sa...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    November 3, 2022

Coyotes Blast Eagles, 109-41

Potter-Dix's Coyote Football team continued their undefeated season with a first round playoff win against the Brady Eagles in Potter on Friday 109-to-41, the most points scored by a D6 team in NSAA...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 27, 2022

Raiders Rout Bulldogs

Sidney’s Red Raider Football team ended their season Friday night with a decisive 41-to-14 win over the Alliance Bulldogs in Alliance. The victory gives Sidney a winning record for the first time...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 27, 2022

Lady Raiders Ready For Post-Season Run

Sidney’s Lady Raider Volleyball team wrapped up their regular season campaign on Tuesday, October 18, with a three-set sweep over Gering at Sidney High School. The victory moves the Lady Raiders...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 27, 2022

Coyotes Claim Third Consecutive District Championship

Potter-Dix's Coyote Football team traveled to Big Springs Friday night to match up with south Platte for their final regular season game of the year, and came away with a big 81-to-28 win to move...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 27, 2022

Sidney Jiu-Jitsu Academy Gains Popularity

A little over two years ago, Derek Hill was living in Eaton, Colorado, and decided he needed a change in lifestyle from his job as a consultant for oil companies. So, he followed his passion for...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 27, 2022

Raider Cross Country Finishes Season At State

Sidney's Red Raider Cross Country teams had another successful year under Head Coach Donna Wiedeburg, and the girls' team was able to earn 12th place in Class C and the boys' team earned 14th place in Class C in Kearney on Friday. Sidney's...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 27, 2022

Lady Coyotes Face Leyton In Subdistrict Final

Potter-Dix's Lady Coyote Volleyball team has had an outstanding season, and look to finish the job and move on to State Tournament play with a victory over rival Leyton on Tuesday. The Lady Coyotes...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 27, 2022

Peetz Rolls Past Weldon Valley, 56-18

Peetz's Bulldog Football team finished their regular season with a win on the road in Weldona Friday night against the Weldon Valley Warriors, 56-to-18. The win ends the Peetz season with a 3-and-5 record, and although playoff brackets had not been...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 27, 2022

Storm Ends Season With Loss

Creek Valley's Storm Football team ended their season on Friday with a loss to Garden County in Oshkosh, 61-to-0. The loss ends a winless season for the young Storm team, that was able to get young players working together and building for the...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 20, 2022

Strong Second Half Propels Raiders Over Indians, 26-22

It was Homecoming Week at Sidney High School, and all of the events and activities at the high school were in preparation for the big game Friday night against the visiting Ogallala Indians at...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 20, 2022

Lady Raiders Down Chadron, Split At North Platte Triangular

Sidney's Lady Raider Volleyball team moved their record to 24-and-6, and put themselves in position to host the subdistricts, and possibly district final game, with the strength of their record. The...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 20, 2022

Sidney XC Qualifies For State Meet

Sidney's Red Raider Cross Country teams will be competing at the NSAA Cross Country Championships at the Kearney Country Club on October 21. The teams each had a third place finish at the C-5...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 20, 2022

Potter-Dix Coyotes Hammer Eagles, 55-8

Potter-Dix's Coyote Football team continued their undefeated season Friday at Combs Field with a 55-to-8 beating of the visiting 5-and-1 Garden County Eagles. Potter-Dix continued their dominant...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 20, 2022

Leyton Football Ends Season

Leyton's Warrior Football team had a strong opening to the season, reeling off three big wins in a row until a Homecoming loss caused by a missed extra point against Anselmo-Merna derailed the...

 By Mike Motz    Sports    October 20, 2022

Leyton Finishes Runner-Up in MAC Tournament

Leyton's Lady Warrior Volleyball team entered the MAC Tournament on Saturday on a roll, winners of seven of their last eight matches, and playing their best volleyball of the season. They would need t...


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