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By Don Ogle 

Raiders Make Good Showing


December 6, 2017

Donna Wiedeburg

Sidney's Jon Smith, senior gains some air thrrough defenders during the Western Conference Tournament. The Red Raiders face Chase County in Imperial Friday.

Sidney's Red Raider boys basketball team is off and running in its new season, and already the Raiders have shown a lot to Coach Austin Lewis.

Like last year, the Raiders' opening games were in the Western Conference Tournament, where Sidney worked its way to a third place finish and a 2-1 record coming out of the weekend.

"Last year we were 1-2 in the tournament," Lewis said. "We were in the third-place game, but lost."

The Raiders opened play with a 78-34 win over Mitchell, then faced a familiar foe in a still-powerful Scottsbluff team.

The Raiders hung in against the Bearcats, but traile...

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