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By Stephen McKay
Sports Writer 

Sidney's '81 team honored at state


Stephen McKay

Members of Sidney's 1981 state title team were honored Friday in Lincoln.

LINCOLN, Neb. – While the 2015 version of the Sidney Red Raiders boys' basketball players made it to the Class B NSAA state tournament, they just may have benefitted from some positive karma coming from the stands at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

In attendance for the Raiders run at a state championship was a group of men who knew just what the present-day Sidney players were going through. Four members of the 1981 Sidney Red Raiders state championship team were in Lincoln to be honored by the NSAA at halftime of a Class A semifinal game on Friday night.

State champions' Tom Christjans, Jeff Einsp...

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