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By Stephen McKay
Sports Writer 

Red Raiders gear up for state tourney

Frerichs no longer on Sidney team


Stephen McKay

Sidney coach Erik Kohl relays instructions to his team during a break at Thursday practice. The Raiders open state tournament play next Thursday.

The Sidney High Red Raiders were hard at work Thursday afternoon in the middle school gym preparing for its first-round game in the upcoming NSAA Class B Boys' State Basketball Championship.

While the third-seeded Raiders will need to win three games against some of the premier Class B teams in the state to win a title, Sidney is clearly focused on one game at a time. First up for the Raiders is a battle with longtime District B-6 foe Scottsbluff. The Raiders will meet the Bearcats on Thursday at 9:45 a.m. MDT at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln.

"Right now we're just focussed on Thursday," s...

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