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By Will Korn 

Sidney girls place third, boys stumble at state meet


Donna Wiedeburg / For The Sun-Telegraph

Left:Freshman Charlie Brockhaus running strong for the girls' team, which placed third out of 12. Right: Sophomore Ryan Aurich captured a 17th-place finish in his first state appearance.

It was an emotionally draining Friday afternoon for the Sidney cross country teams at the Class C state meet in Kearney.

Between a strong finish for the girls' team, a disastrous ending for the boys' team and heartwarming scene at the end of the boys' race, Sidney's and other supporters from around the state experienced a roller coaster of an afternoon.

The girls' team placed third out of 12 teams with a team score of 58, behind second-place Wayne and champion Boone Central/Newman Grove.

The goal for the girls' team was to win a state title. It didn't accomplish that, but it still ran a...

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