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All-Star girls engage in friendly civil war


Stephen McKay

Jerry Straber's persistence pays off after grabbing three offensive rebounds before scoring.

Not since Grant and Lee signed a treaty at Appomattox Court House 149 years ago has civil war been so close to home.

But as the Blue and the Gray - or rather the Blue and the Red - did battle at Cougar Palace in Scottsbluff in the 20th Annual Panhandle Prep All-Star Basketball Game, three Sidney players suited up for the Blue while one stood in opposition.

With Sidney's Abbi Porter wearing the garb of the Red All-Stars and Raiders' Sarah Mahr, Katelin Cole and Cody Rowley parading their muskets for Blue, a confrontation was bound to occur. And it did. Fortunately for Porter, she didn't sta...

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