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Raiders run ends in Beatrice

Seniors proud of "special team" and 22-11 season


Donna Wiedeburg / For The Sun-Telegraph

The 2013 Sidney Red Raiders.

Facing all the challenges of a state-playoff match, the Red Raiders season came to an end at Beatrice on Saturday with a 3-0 loss to the Orange in a sub state pairing.

Unlike in past years, district champions no longer earn automatic bids to state. Instead, a system was put in place whereby the top 16 teams - based on season-long power points - would be seeded for preliminary matches. The higher seeds were given home-court advantage. As the ninth seed, Sidney was required to make the long trip to face No. 8 Beatrice on the Orange's home floor.

The Orange earned a place in the state tourname...

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