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By Rob Langrell
Publisher of the Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Heartbreak for Red Raiders

Let's tip our hats to the fine season Sidney turned in


Stephen McKay

In a photo taken with a fisheye lens, the Sidney High students – or the "Red Zone" – turned out in large numbers to root on their Red Raiders on Saturday for the championship game.

LINCOLN, Neb. – The large overhead scoreboard in Pinnacle Bank Arena read: Elkhorn South 52, Sidney 47.

That was with a minute and 18 seconds left, precisely when the Storm's Johnny Trueblood strolled to the free-throw line.

He calmly sank his first shot. After receiving the ball from the referee and a couple of dribbles later, he made the second one as well to put Elkorn South up by seven points.

I could feel the lump in my throat and a little moisture briefly well up in my eyes. The dream of a state basketball championship for Sidney High School had slipped away. It was now a three-poss...

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