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  • O'Connell and Wintholz: the 'Dynamic Duo' part II

    Greg Knight|Dec 31, 2015

    Ever since I became a sports journalist – a career I have embraced during the last 10 years – I’ve always come across exceedingly special athletes. No matter where I’ve been, whether it’s Northern Ireland, Tennessee or Alaska, there are always a handful of special players who are better, faster and, overall, the top players on a team in any given sport. It turns out to be the luck of the Sidney Red Raiders boys’ basketball squad that Cutter O’Connell and Tyler Wintholz are those guys. Whether you are watching their actions under the basket on...

  • From the sports desk: Here's to the winter season

    Greg Knight, Sports Reporter|Nov 19, 2015

    When the temperature gets colder and we all venture inside for the winter sports season, there is a lot we can look forward to on the basketball courts and wrestling mats of Cheyenne and Deuel counties and in Peetz. There is nothing quite as exciting, for me, as the raucous and loud environment that basketball season brings. From the sounds of the pep band, to the taste of way too many hot dogs, to the sweat growing on the brow of head coaches deep into a game, hoops rules the day every...

  • From the sports desk: Welcome to Nebraska

    Greg Knight, Sports Reporter|Nov 5, 2015

    The greatest aspect of athletics is high school sports – whether it is volleyball, football, basketball, track, golf or wrestling – there is nothing more pure or essential to the athletic life than the days when we were young and playing for our storied teams. That said, let me introduce myself as your new sportswriter for Sidney and the surrounding area. For me, sports is the best kind of writing. It is equal parts passion, mathematics, precision execution and exuberance. The best part of all...