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Heeren returns as Raiders roll to win against Longhorns


Ryan Hermens

Sidney's Jake Heeren, right, lifts a shot over Kimball's Trent Rutledge in Thursday's game. It was Heeren's first athletic competition since suffering an injury during football season.

An undefeated Sidney High School boys' basketball team controlled, from tipoff to final buzzer, Thursday's game against the Kimball High Longhorns (3-4, 1-3).

On offense and defense, the Red Raiders (11-0, 1-0) dominated, winning 82-46.

Perhaps the biggest obstacle of the night for the Sidney players was when an off-target Kimball shot caused the ball to become stuck between the rim and backboard. It took Sidney senior Jake Heeren three attempts to free the ball.

Once the task was completed, and the basketball liberated, the Red Zone student section at the Cabela's Athletic Center cheered....

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