The Sidney Sun-Telegraph - Serving proudly since 1873 as the beautiful Nebraska Panhandle's first newspaper

By Stephen McKay
Sports Writer 

2015 Nebraska Class B State Tournament: Raiders-'Cats rivalry heats up

Sidney-Scottsbluff bout ready for Round 4


Stephen McKay

Sidney's Jared Ross looks for room to pass back on Jan. 24 when the Red Raiders topped the Bearcats in Sidney

In 1926, the Orin J. Weymouth-led Sidney High School football team needed a win over Scottsbluff on a field frozen with ice and snow to win a Western Conference championship. The 7-7 tie that resulted that afternoon ultimately cost the Raiders a title.

On a Saturday night about 85 years later in the Scottsbluff gym, unranked Sidney knocked off the top-ranked Class B boys' basketball team in the state, 56-54. That game is still one of senior Lane Harvey's favorite basketball memories from his four years as the Red Raiders' starting point guard.

Though the Bearcats got the best of Sidney on t...

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