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By Mike Motz
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Sidney Cross Country Takes State Title


October 24, 2018

Donna Wiedeburg

Sidney's boys Cross Country team made history last week, capturing the school's first Class B State Cross Country Championship. Team members are, front from left, Collin Brauer and Carlos Lucero. Back row from left, Mitch Deer, Alex Jallen, Ben Bashtovoi, and Daniel Bashtovoi.

For the first time in school history, the Sidney Red Raiders are State Champions in Cross Country.

An historic season featuring nine wins in a row by the boy's squad was capped by a Class B State Championship. Senior captain Collin Brauer led the team with a fifth place finish, followed by senior Carlos Lucero in 13th place.

The Sidney team finished first overall with 53 points, followed by rival Holdrege with 58 points, and Lincoln Christian finishing third with 81 points.

Sidney cross country head coach Donna Wiedeburg was thrilled with the effort on the boy's squad.

"We knew Holdrege...

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