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  • Medals Won, Records Toppled at Burke Stadium

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 23, 2024

    OMAHA--Sidney's Red Raider Track & Field qualifiers traveled to Burke Stadium in Omaha late last week to compete in the 2024 NSAA Class B Track & Field Championships and, as has been throughout the season, the Red Raider and Lady Raider standouts shined on the podium with their earned medals while breaking many records in the competition. The Lady Raider qualifiers were outstanding in the competition, led by seniors Karsyn Leeling, Chloe Ahrens, Payton Schrotberger and Talissa Tanquary. The Lady...

  • Leyton, Potter-Dix and Creek Valley Qualifiers Compete at State Meet

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 23, 2024

    OMAHA--The Leyton, Potter-Dix and Creek Valley schools sent their qualifiers to the NSAA 2024 Class D State Championship Meet at Omaha Burke Stadium late last week. A number of qualifiers were able to medal in the competition, with school records being broken at the event. For Creek Valley, senior Samantha Marin medaled in the 1600 Meters, placing sixth with a time of 5:38.83, a personal best for her. Marin also placed eighth in the 3200 Meters with a time of 12:56.38. Senior Anna Speirs placed...

  • Lady Raiders Take B-6 Track & Field Title

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 16, 2024

    OGALLALA-- What seemed inevitable since the beginning of the Track & Field season came to pass on May 7, when the Sidney Lady Raider Track & Field team traveled to Ogallala to claim their title as B-6 District Champs. Although windy conditions made it challenging at times, it was the Lady Raider team that blew away the competition, scoring 119 points, far ahead of second-place McCook with 85.5 points. The Gothenburg team placed third with 80.5 points. Again it was senior Karsyn Leeling leading t...

  • Lady Warriors Take D9 Title Benish, Gamble Lead Way for Leyton Girls

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 16, 2024

    CHAPPELL - A beautiful day with little wind set the stage for the D9 District Meet at Creek Valley High School on May 8, and it was the Leyton Lady Warriors who came out as the big winners out of the Cheyenne County schools that competed. Leyton's Lady Warrior squad had turned in great performances all season, and they peaked on May 8 at the District Meet, scoring 88 points and taking first place over second place Arthur County with 69 points and third place South Platte with 68 points. The Leyt...

  • Sidney Golfers Place Ninth at District Tournament

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 16, 2024

    HASTINGS-- Sidney's Red Raider Boys Golf team had a long trip out to Hastings for the B-4 District Tournament at Southern Hills Golf Course on May 13, and although the boys did not have the best results, or have any individual qualifiers for this year's State Tournament, the season did show continuous improvement for the Sidney golfers. McCook took top honors in the team results, finishing with a combined score of 314, followed in second place by Adams Central with a score of 320. Scottsbluff...

  • Namuth Signs with Midland for Shooting Sports

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 16, 2024

    SIDNEY--It was a target that senior Jayce Namuth didn't miss, as he signed his letter of intent to attend and compete with the Midland University Shooting Sports team starting in the Fall of 2024. Although Namuth's favorite event is trap shooting, he will also compete in sporting clay, double trap, skeet, double skeet and super sporting events. "I really enjoyed my visit to Midland and loved the campus. I related very well with the coach and I'm looking forward to the Fall and starting my...

  • Raider Track Teams Sweep Western Conference Meet

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 9, 2024

    SCOTTSBLUFF--On Tuesday, April 30, the Sidney Red Raider Track & Field teams traveled to Bearcat Stadium and put on a show, with both teams easily winning top honors at the Western Conference Meet. The boys' team earned first place with 143 points, easily outpacing second-place Scottsbluff's 108 points and third-place Gering's 92 points. For the girls, it was Sidney in first with a whopping 182 points, followed by Scottsbluff with 97 points and Gering with 96. For the girls, senior Karsyn...

  • Leyton High School Invite Has All Area Teams Compete

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 9, 2024

    DALTON--Leyton's Warrior Track and Field teams hosted the Leyton High School Invitational, and many area schools participated in the competition. At the end of the day, Paxton, Kimball, and Hay Springs took top honors in the girls' team competition, and Kimball, South Platte, and Hay Springs were the top three schools in the boys' competition. In the boys' results, the 100 Meters had Leyton sophomore Jeremiah Hajek placing fifth, followed by a tie for sixth between Potter-Dix senior Brayden...

  • Beutler Signs With North Platte

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 9, 2024

    DALTON--Multi-sport standout and Leyton High School senior Trinity Beutler signed her commitment letter to attend and play volleyball for North Platte Community College in the Fall. Her plans include majoring in Special Education with a minor in Physical Education. When asked why she chose North Platte, she said "I went on a visit and played with the volleyball team and really had a good time. I went down there for volleyball camp last summer and was able to talk with the volleyball coach. She...

  • Bocock Signs With Wayne State

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 9, 2024

    CHAPPELL--Creek Valley High School senior Kennedy Bocock signed a commitment letter to attend Wayne State University and be a member of the Cheer Team. Bocock, a standout on the golf team and Cheer Squad, plans on studying Criminal Justice and is on scholarship at the university. "I really liked the campus and the Criminal Justice program here. They have a mock-up house that is used to teach Criminal Justice majors how to locate and handle evidence and other things. It's real hands-on type...

  • Raiders Shine at Best in the West Meet

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 2, 2024

    SCOTTSBLUFF--Sidney's Red Raider squads traveled on Tuesday, April 23, up to the annual Best in the West Track & Field meet in Scottsbluff, and the standout Raider team had multiple gold-medal winning performances on the day. The weather was great and conducive to outstanding performances, which would not be the case later in the week as storms covering nearly all of Nebraska forced the postponement of the Western Conference Meet back to Tuesday, April 30. We will have the results of that meet...

  • Storm, Warriors and Coyotes Compete at MAC Meet

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 2, 2024

    CHAPPELL--Creek Valley hosted the 2024 MAC Track & Field Meet on Monday, April 29, and for the High School boy's teams, Potter-Dix had the best finish and for the girls, Leyton was the best finisher. The Coyote boys placed fourth out of eight teams with 55 points, while Leyton came in fifth with 31 points and Creek Valley finished seventh with 4 points. For the girls, Leyton earned second place with 98 points, while Creek Valley came in fifth with 37.5 points and Potter-Dix finished seventh...

  • Closing in on Four Decades of Developing Basketball Stars Mike Trader's Basketball Camp Comes To Sidney in June

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 2, 2024

    It's coming up on the beginning of summer, so it's time for Mike Trader's Mid-America Basketball Camps to get into full swing. For 38 years, Mike Trader and his team have been instructing youths to improve their basketball skills, and to bring those lessons home and give them a structured program to take their game to a higher level. Trader was a standout player in his youth at Elkhorn, and says he benefited tremendously from the excellent coaching staff. he went on to Platte College in...

  • Red Raider Linksters Compete at Scottsbluff Invitational

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 2, 2024

    SCOTTSBLUFF--Sidney's Red Raider Golf Team traveled on Monday, April 22, to compete at the Scottsbluff Invitational at Scottsbluff Country Club. The Red Raider varsity squad competed against the best teams in the area, and at the end of the day finished with a team score of +83, just missing out on a three way tie for 11th Place with Kimball and Ogallala. The Junior Varsity team also competed, and they finished the day with a +139, earning sixth place out of field of seven teams. For the...

  • Raider Anglers Place Second

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 2, 2024

    The Sidney High School Red Raider Fishing team had a great warm-up for next week's Nebraska State Fishing Tournament at Merritt Reservoir. Coy Rosenbaum and Jarrett Mazour were able to earn second-place honors with their catches weighing 10.03 lbs, and they also won largest fish of the tournament with a weight of 4.03 lbs....

  • Bulldogs Split with Sedgwick County

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|May 2, 2024

    PEETZ--Peetz's Bulldog Baseball team hosted the Sedgwick County Cougars on Wednesday, April 24, and after a dominant performance by sophomore Rhyder Bayne on the mound in the first game led to a big win, the Cougars were able to turn the tables in the second game with an offensive explosion that earned the visitors a split on the day. In the first game, after Bayne shut down the Cougars in the top of the first inning, Peetz tallied their first two runs in the bottom of the frame. Sedgwick...

  • Leeling Wins Three Golds, Ahrens Breaks 100M Hurdle Record at Don Bader Invite

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Apr 25, 2024

    LEXINGTON--Sidney's Red Raider Track & Field teams traveling to Lexington on April 19 to compete at the annual Don Bader Invitational, and it was another stellar day for the Lady Raiders, with a Sidney High School record being broken by senior Chloe Ahrens. For the boys, outstanding performances were all around, with senior Isak Doty placing second in the both the 100 Meters and 200 Meters. Junior Landon Riddle placed fourth in both events. Riddle also placed second in the Long Jump and senior...

  • Bulldogs Roll in Double Header Win Over Briggsdale

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Apr 25, 2024

    PEETZ--After a slow start to their season, the Peetz Bulldog baseball team has started to find its rhythm and have started filling the win column. The Bulldogs hosted a double-header against Briggsdale on April 17, and coming in with a 3-and-6 mark, with the Bulldogs were looking to add some more wins. In the first game, starter Nicoli Serkiz ran into trouble early, as after running the count to 3-and-2 against the first batter, he then hit the batter with a pitch. The second batter,...

  • Namuth Signs with Midland for Shooting Sports

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Apr 25, 2024

    SIDNEY--It was a target that senior Jayce Namuth didn't miss, as he signed his letter of intent to attend and compete with the Midland University Shooting Sports team starting in the Fall of 2024. Although Namuth's favorite event is trap shooting, he will also compete in sporting clay, double trap, skeet, double skeet and super sporting events. "I really enjoyed my visit to Midland and loved the campus. I related very well with the coach and I'm looking forward to the Fall and starting my...

  • Raiders Excel at Dutch Zorn, Alliance Invites

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Apr 18, 2024

    Sidney's Red Raider Track & Field teams continued their strong performances over the past week, with excellent results in the Dutch Zorn Invite at Gothenburg High School on Thursday, April 11 and at the Alliance Invite on Saturday, April 13. The Lady Raiders dominated the competition at the Dutch Zorn Invite, scoring 117 points, far ahead of second place McCook with 85 points and third place Kearney Catholic with 84 points. The Red Raider boy's squad placed third at the Dutch Zorn, with 63.5 poi...

  • Creek Valley Hosts Annual Twilight Track and Field Meet

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Apr 18, 2024

    CHAPPELL--Creek Valley High School hosted its annual Twilight Track & Field Meet on Tuesday, April 9, and although a few less teams participated, the meet ran smoothly and did not continue after 9 p.m. as it has in previous years. Creek Valley and Potter-Dix were the schools in our area that competed, and for the boys' teams the Storm placed ninth out of ten teams with seven points and the Potter-Dix Coyotes placed seventh with 52.5 points scored. For the girls, the Lady Storm tied for fourth...

  • Red Raiders Place Third at Sidney Invite, Fifth at Hershey Invite

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Apr 18, 2024

    SIDNEY--The start of the annual Sidney Invitational Boys Golf Tournament at Hillside Golf Course on Thursday, April 4, was delayed about an hour as the assembled golfers waited for the temperature to warm up and burn off a layer of frost on the course. At 10 a.m. the competition started, and a good day conditions-wise resulted. The Scottsbluff Varsity team was in great form, with four of their golfers placing in the top 10 at the end of the day. Second place Gering had three golfers in the top...

  • Raider Track Sweeps Mitchell Invite

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Apr 11, 2024

    MITCHELL--Sidney's Red Raider Track & Field teams traveled to Mitchell on April 4 to compete at the Mitchell Invitational. Despite chilly early conditions, both the Lady Raiders and Red Raider teams had no problem outpacing their rivals, racking up 120 points on the boys side, and 153 points for the girls. For the boys, Gering and Ogallala finished second an third, with 93 and 65 points respectively. For the girls, Gering and Chadron finished second and third, with 83 points and 51 points...

  • Sidney Travel Basketball Teams Win Chadron State Hoop Shoot Tournament

    Apr 11, 2024

    CHADRON--On March 24, boy's basketball teams from Sidney 8th, 6th and 4th grades and the Sidney 6th grade girls basketball team traveled to Chadron for the Chadron State Hoop Shoot Tournament. The teams started back in February, have put in a lot of practice and have traveled to compete in locations like Pine Bluffs, WY, and Kearney, NE. All of the teams came home as winners as they were able to out-play and out-hustle teams from all around the region. The teams and their parents thank the...

  • Sidney Athletes named to Lincoln Journal-Star All-State Teams

    Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph|Apr 11, 2024

    A Sidney basketball banner year for both the boys and girls teams has earned Lincoln Journal-Star All-State honors for a group of Sidney athletes. Senior Karsyn Leeling was named to the C-1 All-State First Team and Payton Schrotberger, Kayla Westby, Chloe Ahrens and Katie Ramsey were named as Honorable Mentions. For the boys team, Isak Doty, Alek Doty, Keian Kaiser and Landon Riddle were named as C-1 Honorable Mentions....

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