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Lady Raiders fall in championship game of tourney


Stephen McKay

Sidney High's Kelsey Knight prepares to get off a shot in Saturday's title game against Wheatland (Wyo). The Lady Raiders lost, 41-23.

It was a tale of two very different games for the Sidney High Lady Raiders in the Cabela's Holiday Tournament. They mauled the Gothenburg Swedes in the opener, but were bitten hard by the Wheatland (Wyo.) Bulldogs in the championship game.

The Raiders (4-5) struggled to get on track against the Bulldogs as they managed just a single field goal in the first 15:59 of the game in the 41-23 loss.

Wheatland, a big team with a long history of success in Wyoming, has won state championships as recently as 2011 and 2012.

While trying to penetrate a well-executed zone defense, Sidney struggled the...

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